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Authenticity of the Du’a Ganj ul Arsh, any source ?


Here’s a version of the report copy-pasted :

One day Sayyidina Rasuli Akram Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim was sitting in the Masjid and Hazrat Jibreel Alaihi Salaam brought this Dua’ to Rasulullah Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim. The riwaaya of this Dua’ is very long. The gist of the isnaad is given.
Hazrat Jibreel Alaihi Salaam said that in addition to a lot of Fadhaail [favors] in this Dua’, the reciter gets three things from Allahu ta ‘ala. Firstly, Allah Subhaana Hoo gives him rizq [livelihood] from the ghayb [unknown sources], and thirdly, whoever recites this Dua’ his enemies will not be able to overcome him. He will be superior to them. The person who does jihad will have the upper hand. He goes on a journey, he will come back with all his things. He will be safe from the shaat of shaytaan na’oootho Billahi min ash shaytanir rajeem. He will be safe from all the bad things and insects and other things on earth and al the bad things in the skies. If a person writes this Dua’ out and drinks it using rain water, he will get help for various diseases. If a person suffers from an unknown illness for which the worldly doctors can find no cure and he writes it [with permission of a True Shaykh or his Khalifa etc.] with Zafran [saffron] and washes it and drinks it for twenty one [21] days he will get health from that Bi Ithnillah. If he doesn’t have children, he will get children with the help of this Dua’.

This du’a is not proved from Hadith.

Moreover, it is mixing some of the known Beautiful Names of Allah and Attributes together with several dubious and unheard of attributes such as:

– al-wafi (the loyal)
– al-mu`jiz (the one who incapacitates)
– al-khalis (the unalloyed)
– al-mukhlis (the sincere)
– al-safi (the pure)
– dhul-hayba (the dignified)
– al-fadil (the meritorious)

It is impermissible to name Allah Most High by other than what He named Himself, or to describe Him by other than what He related of Himself, or what the Prophet [sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallama] said.

What is even worse, this du’a contains mistakes, some of them horrible such as the misspelling “mu`jaz” which means incapacitated! To say this is blasphemy (ilhad) and any normal-minded muslim would not utter such words intentionally.

Some of its syntax shows it was written by a non-Arab speaker. It appears to be known mostly in the Indo-Pakistani continent.

Its name appears to be originally Du`a Kanzul Arsh which means the Du`a of the Treasure of the Throne. However, when we say “Kanz al-`Arsh” in the Sunnah we refer to what the Prophet (upon him blessings and peace) himself called by that distinguished name in his hadith, namely:
(i) the Fatiha;
(ii) Ayat al-Kursi;
(iii) the closing verses of Surat al-Baqara;
(iv) Surat al-Kawthar;
(v) the phrase la hawla wa-la quwwata illa billah.

Additionally, the so-called virtues and merits of it are not proved from hadith.

Bring me your proof if you insist the Holy Prophet [sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallama] ever said to his ummah “recite ganj ul arsh” !! Come on, we live in 21st century, you use your brain at school, do the same when there are lies spread on your Prophet [sallallahu ‘alahi wa sallam] ! Grow up and accept evidence.

In the same way, du’a-e-jameelah is a fabrication.

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The infamous fabricated du'a Gang-ul-Arsh, with unknown names of Allah and in fact an insulting one
The infamous fabricated du’a Gang-ul-Arsh, with unknown names of Allah and in fact an insulting one

12 thoughts on “Authenticity of the Du’a Ganj ul Arsh, any source ?

    1. If this du’a is real and is from hadith, can you give the isnad which goes to the Prophet Sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam ?
      And how come there are unknown names of Allah in this du’a ?
      Finally, how come asking such simple questions makes one “wahhabi” ?

      Awaiting your answer.

  1. Thanks for shedding lights. But do tell me….is it from Quran of the words of Nabi e Kareem s.a.w about the call to prayer -Azaan? Is it allowed to say Hamdan kaseeran twaiyiban mubarakan fii after saying samiAllahu liman hamida after ruku…does these words recommendee by Allah in the Quran of the actual words of Nabi e Kareem s.a.w? If these words are not from Beloved Nabi Muhammad (s.a.w), how can these words be uttered in prayer? Is it a fabrication. Does Allah has on 99 names. If instead of any of the 99 names of Allah i call Allah-the most beloved is it a sin????? and does ‘the most beloved’ among the 99 names of Allah?

    1. Assalamu ‘alaykum brother,

      yes the words you cited are from sunnah, unlike this du’a.

      It is not forbidden to recite your own made-up du’a, but you cannot call Allah by unknown attributes you yourself created.

      Furthermore, its virtues are fabricated, there is no existence of it in any hadith, unlike what most people say about this du’a in Indo-Pakistan.

  2. the 99 names of Allah SWT which we know are those that Allah taught us Allah SWT has many other names which he told to his Prophet SAWW and Wali Ouliyah karam

  3. I think u got some meanings wrong. Wafi means truthful and mu’jiz means The Miraculous one. Yes these names do not appear in the 99 names of Allah but these are the qualities of Allah the supplicator invokes Him with them. Now the question is the authenticity of the hadith behind it. Well honestly i couldn’t find any source yet perhaps coz i havent looked up for it sincerely or maybe its not a hadith at all…but i personally find its recitation overwhelming and i dont read it for any special benefits or ascribed attributes except to praise Him. So i guess i am safe from bidah. I think some unknown lover of Allah must have written it in the past. I can sense his deep love and sincerity in this composition. The rest Allah knows best.

  4. Please correct, المعجز (almuejaz) means “Miraculous” in Arabic and not what you have mentioned in your post. Allah is miraculous and I believe there is no harm in calling him miraculous. so what if Allah didn’t named himself as miraculous. The word miraculous doesn’t have any bad meaning and it’s not an insult to Allah. it’s just a praise to Allah and one can praise Allah in whatever way he/she wishes. there’s no restriction to it.

    Kindly do proper research before calling anything wrong.

    Jazak Allah Khair

  5. Please give the Authenticity provided by Prophet Mohammed Sal on this GANJUL ARSH, O ABDALLAH, don’t bring auliya kiram, none is more respectable than sahabas after Prophet Mohammed SAL…

  6. I have read your criticism, but I don’t think it is appropriate for you to distinguish between what is right or wrong, because hadith is more harmful then this Dua because hadith was written after 200 years of prophets death and also hadith was formed from 600,000 to only 6000 which are regarded as authentic, so if 99% are false then how can you justify that the1% are authentic? Majority of the Muslims are oblivious.

    1. Majority of orientalists are ignorant. Hadith were written from the lifetime of the Prophet ﷺ (papers hold by Abu Shah, ‘Ali, ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr) and later (but before the end of the 1st century), like the saheefa of Hammam ibn Munabbih. Not to mention the definition of authentic which you seem to ignore, any sane onlooker can see how hasty and unconscious your comment is.

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