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The exact wording for the du’a after meals

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Can you confirm of the following words are correct for the du’a after eating?

alhumdu lillahiladhi at’amana wa saqana waja ‘alana MINAL muslimin


This du’a for after meals has been recorded in many Hadith books, among them are:

Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 24992,

Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 3846,

Sunan Nasai, Hadith: 10047-10048,

Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3457, and Shamail Tirmidhi, Hadith: 191

Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 3283,

Musnad ‘Abd ibn Humaid, see Al-Muntakhab, Hadith: 905,

Musnad Ahmad, vol. 3 pg. 32 and 97,

Kitabud Du’a of Tabarani, Hadith: 898,

Sharhus Sunnah, Hadith: 2829,

Akhlaqun Nabi, of Abush Shaykh, pg. 188 and others.

All of the above 10 sources cite the du’a with the following words:

Alhamdulillahil  ladhi at’amana wa saqana waja’alana muslimin

i.e, without the word minal before muslimin

To recite the above version would be ideal. However, like is the case with the du’a before meals, some non-primary sources have cited this du’a with the addition of minal before muslimin (as is so common today)

(See: ‘Amalul yawmi wal laylah of Suyuti, pg.32 & Ad Du’a of Shaykh ‘Abdullah Sirajuddin, pg.125)

It is possible that their copies of (some of) the above sources were different, but to stick to what is currently found in the 10 sources quoted above is best.

In fact, the Sahabi who reported the Hadith; Sayyiduna Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri (radiyallahu’anhu) himself is also reported to have had the habit of reciting this du’a without the minal before muslimin. (Musannaf ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 24995 and Sunanul Kubra lin Nasaai, Hadith: 10049)

Note: For the authenticity of this du’a, see here

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon 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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