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Verification of the famous du'a recited at the completion of the Holy Quran

Question

Does the famous du’a,

Allahumma aanis wahshati fi qabri

which is recited at the completion of Holy Quran appear in the Hadith?

Answer

There are 2 separate du’as that are reported for recital at the time of Quran completion.

1. Sayyiduna Abu Umamah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said : “When one of you completes the Holy Quran, then he should say:

Allahumma aanis wahshati fi qabri.

The above narration is a fabrication and is not suitable to quote.

(See Dhaylul la-alil Masnu’ah, hadith: 131 and Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 1 pg. 299)

2. Imams Abu Mansur Al Arjani and Abu Bakr ibn Ad Dahhak (rahimahumallah) have recorded a narration which states that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would recite the following du’a when completing the Holy Quran:

Allahummar hamni bil Quranil ‘Azim waj’alhu li imamaw wa nuraw wa hudaw wa rahmah. Allahumma dhakkirni minhu ma nussitu wa ‘allimni minhu ma jahiltu war zuqni tilawatahu aanaa al layli wa aanaa an nahari waj ‘alhu hujjatal li ya Rabbal ‘Aalamin.

(Fadhailul Quran of Abu Mansur Al Arjani and Shamail of Abu Bakr ibn Ad Dahhak with a weak chain. Refer: Al Mughni ‘an Hamlil Asfar, hadith: 881 and Ithafus Sadah Al Muttaqin, vol. 4 pg. 492)

This particular du’a is suitable to practice upon, despite its slight weakness.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar