Is reciting “Subhana Rabbiyal ‘Aliyyil A’ala Al Wahhab” (سبحان ربي العلي الاعلى الوهاب)  before making du’a proven in the Sunnah? Is there a Hadith which mentions this?



Sayyiduna Salamah ibn Al Akwa’ (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports: “Whenever I heard Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) start du’a, he would say ‘Subhana Rabbiyal ‘Aliyyil A’ala Al Wahhab

(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 29961, Musnad Ahmad, vol. 4 pg. 54, Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 1 pg. 498)


This Hadith has been recorded with a weak chain but is suitable to practice upon as is the case with Hadiths of this nature.

(Refer: Al Mughni ‘An Hamlil Asfar, Hadith: 1012 and footnotes of Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah on Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah)



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