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Du’a on two occasions are seldom rejected

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Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Two things are never rejected or seldom rejected; Du’a at the time of Adhan and at the time when people are locked in battle”


Imam Abu Dawud and Hakim (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Sahl ibn Sa’d (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 2532, Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 1 pg. 198 and vol. 2 pg. 113/114. Also see: Al Adhkar: 113)

Imams Ibn Khuzaymah and Ibn Hibban (rahimahumallah) have declared the Hadith authentic.

(Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah, Hadith: 419, Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 1720, both with slight variation in the wording)

Also see here.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

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