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Wording of a comprehensive du’a of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

Question

With regards to the comprehensive du’a of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), I have come across the following narration:

اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّا نَسْأَلُكَ مِمَّا سَأَلَكَ نَبِيُّكَ مُحَمَّدٌ صلى الله عليه وسلم، وَنَسْتَعِيذُكَ مِمَّا اسْتَعَاذَكَ مِنْهُ نَبِيُّكَ مُحَمَّدٌ صلى الله عليه وسلم، اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ الْمُسْتَعَانُ وَعَلَيْكَ الْبَلاَغُ، وَلاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّهِ‏

(Aladabul Mufrad, Hadith: 679)

 

I would like to know if this du’a has appeared in any narrations with the following wording:

  1.  وَنَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا اسْتَعَاذَكَ مِنْهُ – with a ك
  2.  وَنَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا اسْتَعَاذَ مِنْهُ – without a ك

 

Answer

Imams Tirmidhi and others (rahimahumullah) have recorded this du’a with slight variation in the wording.

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3521, Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 3846, Musnad Ahmad, vol. 6 pg. 147, and Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 7791. Also see: Al-Adhkar, Hadith: 1181 and 1185, and Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 10 pg. 179-180)

 

The wording sought for, as per the question above, has appeared in the following sources:

  1. Al-Adhkar, Hadith: 1181 (cited from Sunan Tirmidhi)
  2. Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3521

It is possible that, this is how it appeared in the copy of Tirmidhi that Imam Nawawi (rahimahullah) used.

 

And Allah Ta’ala knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Farhan Shariff

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar