Source for a particular du’a

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Could the following du’a please be sourced?:

Allahumma a’inni ‘ala dini bid dunya wa ‘ala akhirati bit taqwa

is this a Masnun Dua of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)?



This is reported by Sayyiduna Jabir (radiyallahu’anhu) as the opening part of a long du’a of Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam)

(Kitabud Du’a of Tabarani, Hadith: 1449. Also see Al-Maqasidul Hasanah, Hadith: 169)

It is also reported as part of a lengthy du’a which is labelled as ‘Du’aul faraj’ [the du’a for ease] which is recorded By Imams Daylami and Ibn ‘Asakir (rahimahumallah) among others on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu’anhu).

The chains are extremely weak, but the du’a itself has been declared very effective through experience.

(Musnadul Firdaws & Tarikh ibn ‘Asakir, vol.20 pg. 78. Also see Muntahas Sul, vol.4 pgs.472-478, Al-Maqasidul Hasanah, Hadith: 169, Mukhtasarul Maqasid & Hasrush Sharid, vol.2 pg.617-620)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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