The most helpless of people are those who don’t make du’a

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Could you verify this narration?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The most helpless person is the one who doesn’t make du’a.”



This Hadith has been recorded in several Hadith collections on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu):

  1. Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 4498
  2. Musnad Abi Ya’la, Hadith: 6649
  3. Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 5587

Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic. ‘Allamah Mundhiri (rahimahullah) states ‘[The chain of Tabarani] is authentic [jayyidun qawiyy]

(Targhib, vol. 3 pg. 430. Also see: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 8 pg. 31)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved 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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