|Authentic Supplications of the Prophet
Upon Mounting Means of Transportation (195)
| `Ali bin Rabee`ata said: I witnessed Ali bin Abi Tãib
when he was given a beast of burden to mount, just when he put his
foot in the mount he said: In the name of Allah [ Bismillahi
then when he had ascended upon its back, he said: All praise be to
Allah [ Al-hamdu lil-lãh ],
then he said: Subhãnal-lathee sakh-khara lanã hãthã
wa mã kunnã lahu muqrineena. Wa'innã 'lã
Then he said Al-hamdu lil-lãhi 3 times ,
then he said: 'Allãhu 'akbaru, 3 times ,
then he said: Subhãnaka 'allãhumma 'inne thalamtu
nafsee, faghfirlee, fa'innahu lã yaghfiruth-thunooba 'illã
then he laughed, so he was asked: O' Commander of the faithful!
why did you laugh? He said: I saw the Prophet
do as I have done, then he laughed, so I asked him: O' Messenger
of Allah! Why do you laugh? He said "Your Lord Glorified and Exalted
is He, admires when one of His bondservants says: Lord forgive me
my sins, he knows that no one else forgives sins besides Me [Allah]".
(209) Surat 'Az-Zukhruf (#43)
Glory be to Him who has availed this to our use, for we were
not bound to it. And to our Lord surely we will be returning
(V 13, 14).
(210) Glorified are You my ilãh
I have transgressed upon myself, so forgive me, for no one forgives
sins other than You.
Reported by Abu Dãwood, An-Nisã'ee, and At-Tirmithi,
and he said it was comely-sound. Al-Albãni said it was as
he said, that Ibn Hibbãn (#2380, 2381) also said it was sound,
and so did Al-Hãkim, An-Nawawi, and others. He said that
Al-Hãkim's ascription was through another channel by way
of `Ali bin Rabee`ata. As for the channel of Abu Dãwood,
At-Tirmithi, and An-Nisã'ee it is faulted due to 'Abi 'Ishãq
'As-Subai`ee's, who is in the chain of narration, skiping of two
people between himself and 'Ibn Rabee`ata as has been certified
by Ibn Hajar (see Sharh Ibn `Illãn). Al-Albãni included
this hadeeth The Authentic of Good Sayings as #138.
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