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Words that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would use at the beginning of du’a

Question

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?

 

Answer

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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