Dua before entering the toilet

Q: How is the dua before entering the bathroom to be said? Is it the top or bottom one? Some books say it as the top one and others say it as the bottom one. Both of them have a slight variation which is a difference between of not having a dhamma (khubthi) and having a dhamma (khubuthi) on the baa in the word which I’ve put in parenthesis (one without a u and one with a u). As you can see below, one dua has a sukoon on the baa while the other dua has a dhamma on the baa in the words khubthi/khubuthi. Why is there a difference in this dua, if it’s the same dua, shouldn’t it be said the same way in all the books, why do some books say it differently? And which one is the correct one? Also, do we pronounce the kasra on the last letter of the last word and say wal khabaaithi or wal khabaaith because the transliteration says khabaaith even though you can see that the letter thaa has a kasra below it in both Duas shown below.

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْخُبْثِ وَالْخَبَاﺋِﺚِ


اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْخُبُثِ وَالْخَبَائِثِ


A: It can be read both ways.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)