Kindly inform me regarding the authenticity of the du’a that Jibril (‘alayhis salam) taught to Nabi Yusuf (‘alayhis salam):
Allahummaj ‘al li fi amri farajaw wa makhraja warzuqni min haythu la ahtasibu.
Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abid Dunya (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration with a weak chain.
(Al Faraju Ba’dash Shiddah: 40)
The complete du’a that Jibril (‘alayhis salam) taught Nabi Yusuf (‘alayhis salam) is as follows:
اللَّهُمَّ يَا شَاهِدًا غَيْرَ غَائِبٍ، وَيَا قَرِيبًا غَيْرَ بَعِيدٍ، وَيَا غَالِبًا غَيْرَ مَغْلُوبٍ، اجْعَلْ لِي مِنْ أَمْرِي فَرَجًا وَمَخْرَجًا، وَارْزُقْنِي مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا أَحْتَسِبُ
Allahumma ya Shahidan ghayra Ghaibin wa ya Qariban ghayra ba’idin wa ya Ghaliban ghayra maghlubin, ij’al li min amri farajaw wa makhraja warzuqni min haythu la ahtasibu
Translation: O Allah! O Present Being who is not absent, O Near One who is not distant, O Dominant One who is not overpowered! Grant me relief and a way out from my issue and sustain me from [sources] I did not expect.
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.