A great gift in the form of a Du’ā

Shaykh Hasan Ali Nadwi Dua

The status of Shaykh Abū al-Ḥasan ‘Alī Nadwī (Allah have mercy on him) is well known. Whatever knowledgeable pursuits he reached due to his many efforts, his mother’s and his own ‘ad’iyah (supplications) also played an integral part in them. Shaykh Salmān Ḥussainī writes in one of his writings about Shaykh Abū al-Ḥasan ‘Alī Nadwī:

 

“When Shaykh became capable to write, his mother would emphasise to him that when you write something, along with the name of Allah, write the following Du’ā (supplication):

 

[1] اللَّهُمَّ آتِنِی أَفْضَلَ مَا تُؤْتِیعِبَادَكَ الصَّالِحِينَ

“O Allah, grant me the best that you grant to your pious servants”

 

It was his habit to write and recite this Du’ā for a long time. Shaykh Abū al-Ḥasan ‘Alī Nadwī (Allah have mercy on him) mentions that even now, whilst making Du’ā, he remembers the above Du’ā (Nazrānā e ‘Aqīdat, pg. 152).”

 

His mother would repeatedly remind him of this Du’ā in letters she wrote to him. Shaykh Abū al-Ḥasan ‘Alī Nadwī (Allah have mercy on him) has himself written that this Du’ā has benefitted him immensely and he always makes it a habit of reciting it.

 

Pondering over the words of this Du’ā makes one understand how comprehensive and important it is. Hence, we should all make it a habit of reciting it.

 

[Mufti Rashid Hussain]

 

[Rendered in to English by Mufti Sufyan]


 

[1] التمهيد لما في الموطأ من المعاني والأسانيد (1 / 237):

عَنْ سَعْدٍ أَنَّ رَجُلًا جَاءَ وَرَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يُصَلِّي فَقَالَ حِينَ انْتَهَى إِلَى الصف اللهم آتني أفضل ما توتي عِبَادَكَ الصَّالِحِينَ فَلَمَّا قَضَى رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ صَلَاتَهُ قَالَ مَنِ الْمُتَكَلِّمُ آنِفًا قَالَ أَنَا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ قَالَ إِذًا يُعْقَرُ جَوَادُكَ وَتُسْتَشْهَدُ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ (رواہ ابن السني فی العمل اليوم والليلة ، والنسائي فی السنن الكبرى، وابن حبان، والحاكم فی مستدركه)

 

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