Authentic Supplications of the Prophet
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Remembrance of Allah at Both Ends of the Day (23)
The Prophet did not use to neglect saying these supplications as he would enter upon morning and evening: "'Allãhumma 'innee 'as'aluka 'al-`ãfiyata fid-dunyã wal 'ãkhirati, 'allãhumma 'as'aluka 'al-`afwa wal `ãfiyata fee deenee wa dunyãya, wa 'ahlee wa mãlee, 'allãhumma 'ustur `awrãtee, wa 'ãmin raw`ãtee, 'allãhumma 'ihfathnee min bayni yadeyya wa min khalfee, wa `an yameenee, wa `an shimãlee, wa min fawqee, wa 'a`outhu bi `athamatica 'an 'ughtala min tahtee(42)

(42) O' my 'ilãh I ask You wellness in this world and the hereafter, O' my 'ilãh I ask You pardon and wellness in my faith, my world, my family, and my property. O' my 'ilãh cover my shames, and make my frights peaceful. O' my 'ilãh guard me from between my hands, from behind me, to my right, to my left, from above me, and I seek refuge in your Magnificence that I be swallowed from beneath me.[27]


Reported by Abu Dawood, An-Nisã'ee, Ibn Mãjah, and Al-Hãkim who said it was sound. Al-Albãni said that At-Thahabi agreed with with Al-Hãkim, and he does as well, and he included it in The Authentic of Good Sayings as #23.

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