Home » Hanafi Fiqh » HadithAnswers.com » A du’a to recite when shaking hands (musafahah)

A du’a to recite when shaking hands (musafahah)

What is the authenticity of the following?

When shaking hands, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would not let go of a person’s hand until he had said the following du’a:

 ربنا آتنا في الدنيا حسنة وفي الآخرة حسنة وقنا عذاب النار

Rabbana atina fid dunya hasanah wa fil akhirati hasanah wa qina ‘adhaban nar

Translation: O our Rabb! Grant us good in this world and the hereafter and save us from the torment of the fire.


Imam Ibnus Sunni (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith with an acceptable chain.

(‘Amalul Yawmi Wal Laylah, Hadith: 205. Also see: Al Adhkar: 749)

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. 

Read answers with similar topics: