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Making du’a for mercy for the entire ummah

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Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“The best du’a/most beloved du’a to Allah Ta’ala is to say ‘O Allah! Have mercy on the entire ummah of Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)”


Imam Al ‘Uqayli, Imam ibn ‘Adiy (rahimahumallah) and others have recorded this narration. However, the Muhaddithun have declared the Hadith a fabrication. Therefore, it is not suitable to quote.

(Kitabud Du’afa, vol. 3 pg. 442, Al Kamil, vol. 7 pg. 210, Kitabul Majruhin Minal Muhaddithin, vol. 2 pg. 50-51, Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 2 pg. 524, number: 4750, Dhaylul La-Alil Masnu’ah, vol. 2 pg. 623, Hadith: 762 and Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 336)

Also see here.

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 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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