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The du’a of Nuh (‘alayhis salam) when wearing shoes

Is this du’a authentic to recite when wearing shoes?

الحمد لله الذي حذاني ولو شاء أحفاني

Alhamdulillahilladhi hadhani wa law sha-a ahfani


This is not a du’a or Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

This is actually the du’a of Nuh (‘alayhis salam) recorded by Imam Ibn Jarir At Tabari (rahimahullah) with a weak chain. ‘Imran ibn Sulaym says that Nuh (‘alayhis salam) would recite this du’a when wearing shoes.

(Tafsir Tabari, Surah Isra, Verse: 3, vol. 14 pg. 453. Refer: Al Futuhatur Rabbaniyyah, vol. 5 pg. 235)

You may recite this du’a.


‘All praise belongs to Allah who has given me shoes to wear. If he wished he could have made be barefoot.’

Also see here.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. 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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