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A beautiful du’a of a bedouin



1. What is the full Arabic text with transliteration, translation & reference of the Hadith wherein the Bedouin praises Allah Ta’ala & Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam gives him gold because he liked the way he praised Allah?


2. Was this praising/Du’a of his inside or outside Salah & if it was inside Salah, which Salah was it in?



Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) passed by a bedouin while he was supplicating in his salah saying:


“Oh You whom no eyes have seen, and no mind can comprehend,  and no describer can depict, and no effect can change, He who fears not from the change of events. He knows the weight of the mountains, the measure of the oceans, the count of rain drops, the number of leaves on trees, the amount of things which are concealed by night, and those things upon which the  sun shines upon. Nothing is concealed [from Him]; not the Heavens, nor the Earth, nor the seas and their deep corners, nor the mountains and their pathless terrain; [i ask] that you make the end of my life good (because the best of actions are in accordance to the end result) and that you make the best of days the day in which I meet you.


Thereafter Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) sent someone to fetch him saying “When he finishes praying bring him to me.” When he finished praying, he brought him. Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam)  had been given some gold as a gift, so when the bedouin came he (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam)  gave it to him.


The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said “Oh bedouin, Where are you from?”. He replied “From Bani ‘Amir bin Sasa’ah, Oh Messenger of Allah”.


He (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said “Do you know why I gave you this gold?”. He said “because of the lineage between us oh Messenger of Allah”. Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said:


“Lineage has its rights but I gave you this gold because of your wonderful praising of Allah”.

(Al-Mu’jamul-Awsat of Tabarani, hadith: 9448)


Hafiz Haithami (rahimahullah) said the narrators in this chain are authentic.

(See: Majma’uz-Zawaid  vol.10 p.158 )


The Arabic Dua:


يا من لا تراه العيون، ولا تخالطه الظنون، ولا يصفه الواصفون، ولا تغيره الحوادث، ولا يخشى الدوائر، يعلم مثاقيل الجبال، ومكاييل البحار، وعدد قطر الأمطار، وعدد ورق الأشجار، وعدد ما أظلم عليه الليل وأشرق عليه النهار، ولا تواري منه سماء سماء، ولا أرض أرضاً، ولا بحر ما في قعره، ولا جبل ما في وعره، اجعل خير عمري آخره، وخير عملي خواتيمه، وخير أيامي يوم ألقاك فيه


Transliteration: Yā man lā tarā-hul-‘uyūn wa la tukhālitu-hudh dhunūn wa lā yasifu-hul-wāsifūn wa la tugayyiru-hul hawādith wa la yakh-shad dawā’ir , ya’lamu mathāqīlal jibāl wa makāyīlal bihār wa ‘adad qatril amtār wa ‘adada waraqil ashjār wa ‘adada mā ath-la-ma ‘alay-hil laylu wa ashraqa ‘alay-hin-nahār, wa la tuwāri minhu samā-un samā-an, wa lā ardun ardan, wa lā bahrun mā fī qa’ri-hī wa lā jabalun mā fī wa’ri-hi, ij’al khayra ‘umurī ākhira-hu wa khayra ‘amalī kawātīma-hu wa khayra ayyāmī yawma alqā-ka fīhi


The narration doesn’t specify which salah it was.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Verified by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer


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