The du’a of Adam (‘alayhis salam) when he came to earth

Question

Is the du’a of Adam (‘alayhis salam) which he recited at the Ka’bah when he was sent to earth authentic? اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ تَعْلَمُ سَرِيرَتِي وَعَلَانِيَتِي

Please mention the Arabic text and the translation as well.

 

Answer

Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration.

Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) reported: “When Allah Ta’ala sent Adam (‘alayhis salam) to earth he stood in front of the Ka’bah, prayed two rak’ahs of Salah. Allah then inspired him to say the following supplication:

اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ تَعْلَمُ سَرِيرَتِي وَعَلَانِيَتِي، فَاقْبَلْ مَعْذِرَتِي، وَتَعْلَمُ حَاجَتِي فَأَعْطِنِي سُؤْلِي، وَتَعْلَمُ مَا فِي نَفْسِي فَاغْفِرْ لِي ذَنْبِي، اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ إِيمَانًا يُبَاشِرُ قَلْبِي، وَيَقِينًا صَادِقًا حَتَّى أَعْلَمَ أَنَّهُ لَا يُصِيبُنِي إِلَّا مَا كَتَبْتَ لِي، وَرِضًا بِمَا قَسَمْتَ لِي

Allahumma innaka ta’lamu sarirati wa ‘alaniyati faqbal ma’dhirati wa ta’lamu hajati fa a’atini su’ li wa ta’lamu ma fi nafsi faghfir li dhambi. Allahumma inni as-aluka imanan yubashiru qalbi wa yaqinan sadiqan hatta a’alamu annahu la yusibuni illa ma katabta li wa ridan bima qasamta li

(Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 5971)

 

Despite the chain of Tabarani being very weak, Hafiz Ibn Hajar Al ‘Asqalani (rahimahullah) has cited other chains for this narration and has stated that due to these corroborating chains, the Hadith comes up to a level which makes it suitable to practice upon for issues like these.

(Nataijul Afkar, vol. 5 pg. 290-291. Also see: Al Kamil, vol. 10 pg. 164, Al Mughni Fid Du’afa, vol. 2 pg. 459 and Lisanul Mizan, vol. 8 pg. 276, Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 10 pg. 183, Ad Durrul Manthur, Surah Baqarah, Verse: 37 and Al Atharul Marfu’ah of ‘Allamah ‘Abdul Hay Al-Lakhnawi, pg. 108, Kitabul ‘Ilal of Imam Ibnu Abi Hatim, vol. 3 pg. 228 Hadith: 2061, Al Bidayah Wan Nihayah, vol. 1 pg. 241 and At Targhib Fid Du’a Wal Hatthi ‘Alayhi, Hadith: 67 of Imam ‘Abdul Ghani Al Maqdisi)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

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