A du’a for protection against an oppressive ruler

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Whoever recites the following du’a will be saved from an oppressive ruler

‘Raditu billahi Rabba wa bil islami dina wa bi Muhammadin Nabiyya wa bil Qurani hakamaw wa imama’

رضيت بالله ربا وبالإسلام دينا وبمحمد نبيا وبالقرآن حكما وإماما



Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah (rahimahullah) has recorded the narration as the statement of Abu Mijlaz, Lahiq ibn Humayd (rahimahullah), a Tabi’i.

(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 29791)


One may recite this du’a without attributing it to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

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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