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Words in the du’a to be recited when in need

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I need to ask two clarification regarding the du’a of salatul hajah.

1- In the du’a, after “Subhanallahi rabbi al-arsh’il azeem” in one place I see “Alhamdulillahi rabbil ‘alamin” and in another place I saw that “Alhamdulillahi rabbil ‘alamin” was not mentioned after “Subhanallahi rabbi al-arsh’il azeem” and it went directly to “As’aluka mujibat rahmatik..” after “Subhanallahi rabbi al-arsh’il azeem”.

Please clarify if there are different narrations. If so, which one should I use.

2- At the end of the du’a, in one place after “illa qadhay’taha” I saw “Ya Arhamar Rahimeen” and in another place after “illa qadhay’taha” I saw “Ya Rabbal A’lameen.”

I don’t know if these phrases are even part of du’a or not or just the ending phrases after conclusion of du’a. If these phrases are part of du’a, please clarify which one should I use.


1. The popular reliable copies of Sunan Tirmidhi and Sunan Ibn Majah do have the words: ‘Alhamdulillahi Rabbil ‘Alamin’

One may therefore consider [and recite] it as as part of the sunnah du’a.

2. I haven’t seen the words Ya Rabbal ‘Alamin’ in the references quoted above. Rather the copies I referred to have the words: ‘Ya Arhamar Rahimin’ at the end.

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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