Please I would like to know the status and authenticity of the du’a called ‘Jawshan Al Kabir’ (الجوشن الكبير)
It is said that this du’a is very rewarding to be recited in the beginning of the month of Ramadan.
I have not come across this du’a in any authentic source. This du’a is recorded in the books of the Shi’ah.
The narration states that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was instructed by Jibril (‘alayhis salam) to remove his armour in a battle and recite the du’a in question as it will serve as a protection. It has also been recommended in their books to recite this at the beginning of Ramadan.
However, the narration should not be quoted.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
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