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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
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‘Dua of tarawih’ (tasbeeh-e-taraweeh) after 4 rak’ahs : Sunnah ?


In tarawih prayers, people recite the following du’a also called Tasbih Taraweeh, thinking it is from sunnah :

Subhana dhil Mulki wal Malakuti, Subhana dhil izzati wal aDhmati wal haybati wal Qudrati,
wal kibriyaa’i wal jabaroot Subhanal Malikil hayyil ladhi, la yunaamu wa layamutu,
Subbuhun, Quddusun, Rabbul malaa’ikati war-rooh La ilaha illal lahu, nustugfirullahi
nas ‘alukul jannati, wa na udhubika min an-naar
Allahumma Ajirnee Minan Naar, Ya Mujeero, Ya Mujeero, Ya Mujeer.
As-Salaatu bar Muhammad (saws)

This du’a is posted in many massajid and in fact every one must recite it out loud every 4 rak’ah else you are frowned upon.

Some important points to note :

  • It is mustahab to site for the duration it took to perform the Taraweeh between every four rakats ie the duration which it took to perform four rakaats is the duration of the pause.
  • The words of this dua have been taken from various narrations and have been collected together by scholars for reading in the rest periods during Tarawih prayer.
  • However there is no proof for the dua as a whole in any hadith book and more importantly, no basis for stipulating it as the dua to be recited in tarawih (ie even those narrating this du’a did not say it was specifically a tarawih du’a).
  • The last part of it is really interesting :
    الصلاة بَرْ محمد
    it isn’t even Arabic! Seems more like Farsi (?)
  • Yes, some Fuqaha (like Ibn ‘Abidin (RA)) mentioned it in their books but even they did not classify it as sunnah or mustahab.
  • Why stipulate a tasbih that has no sound basis, when there are so many tasbihat mentioned in the ahadith, through which people could accrue huge rewards.
  • Therefore, it is incorrect to regard the “Tarāwīh Du‘ā’” as sunnah or mustahabb. Although the actual words of the du‘ā’ are not problematic, one should realize that it is simply mubāh (permissible), nothing more. 

However, one should not start a fitna at the masjid and disrespecting the leaders of the mosques.

Issues of this type are very sensitive and need to be handled with wisdom.

Firstly, because those propagating the dua very often are elders or learned ones. If one starts telling people that this is not sunnah, they will most probably not listen to you at all, because their Alim taught them otherwise, or if they listen to you, it will be at the expense of that Alim’s credibility.

Secondly, there are many people who fiercely believe in holding onto whatever was passed down to them from their forefathers, regardless of whether that action has any basis in the Shariah or not.

The ideal plan of action would be for issues of this sort to be brought to the attention of the different Ulama and Imams in a manner conducive to their accepting and not rejecting it, like gently asking the source of this.
They can then undertake the task of educating their respective communities in a suitable manner.

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Entire credit of this post goes to Mufti Husain Kadodia (HA), I merely copy-pasted his posts (from a now defunct website).

Famous "du'a" of Tarawih prayers

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The false story around Sayyiduna Tha’laba (RA)


This following story is narrated in a number of works of tafsirs and has been narrated from At-Tabarani in his Mu’jam Al-Kabir.

A Companion by the name of Tha’laba ibn Hatib repeatedly asked the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) to pray that Allah bestow him wealth, and made an oath saying that were Allah to bestow him wealth, he would give everyone his rightful due. So the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) prayed for him, and Allah gave him much wealth. Thalaba thereafter withdrew from Medina due to the numerous livestock and flock he now owned. He came less frequently to the prayer, and when it was time for zakat, he refused to pay it. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said “Woe to Tha’laba,” and the verses [9:75-77] were revealed.

Tha’laba then brought the zakat to the Prophet, who said that Allah forbade him from accepting it. Tha’laba threw dirt over his head in regret. Later in the caliphate of Abu Bakr, he again brought his zakat payment, yet Abu Bakr too refused to accept it. The same happened with Umar in his caliphate, after which Tha’laba died in the caliphate of Uthman.

Sayyiduna Tha’laba ibn Hatib (RA) is innocent of such a crime as he remains a noble and venerable Companion, may Allah be pleased with him. This is substantiated by the fact that Ibn Hajar (RA) and others affirm that Tha’laba (RA) fought at Badr, making him among the best of the Prophetic Companions. (al-Isaba fi Ma’rifat al-Sahaba)

And as our Beloved Messenger said about those who fought at Badr, “Perhaps Allah looked upon the people of Badr and said, ‘Do as you wish, for indeed I have forgiven you.’” [Sahih Muslim].

Now coming to the narration, let it be known that the great hadith master Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani in one work grades this story’s chain of narration (isnad) as “weak, to the extent that it cannot be used as evidence,” and in another work as “extremely weak.” (Fath al-Bari; al-Kaff al-Shaff fi Takhrij Ahadith al-Kashshaf)

Hafiz ‘Iraqi also grades its chain as “weak” in his Takhrij Ahadith al-Ihya’, as does al-Fattani in Tadhkirat al-Mawdu’at.

Imam Haythami states in Majma’ al-Zawa’id, “Tabarani narrated it. In its chain is Ali ibn Yazid al-Alhani, who is a very unreliable narrator (matruk).”

Imam Qurtubi also clarifies that the story is not reliable, and that the verses were revealed instead regarding a group of the Medinan hypocrites. He adds that therefore the verse “So He put as a consequence hypocrisy into their hearts” means “So He put as a consequence increased hypocrisy into their hearts.” (Tafsir al-Qurtubi)

Shaykh Abdul-Fattah Abu Ghudda, concludes that the story is “useless and sick,” i.e. that it has no basis whatsoever. (Annotation of Lakhnawi, al-Ajwiba al-Fadila lil As’ila al-Ashr al-Kamila).

Lastly a few booklets have been written on the subject showing its fabrication which you can refer to as mentioned in the sources below.

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Salīm Al-Hilālī’s treatise “Ash-Shihābuth Thāqib Fith Thabbi An Tha‘labah Ibn Hatib”.

Mahmud ‘adab al-hamishi’s treatise ثعلبة بن حاطب: الصحابي المفترى عليه
by محمود عداب الحمش ,دار الفتح للدراسات.

“Al-Muhallā” of Ibn Hazm (vol. 11 / pp.207-8) concerning the critics on the  narrators.

Please kindly inform people who narrate such stories (both offline and online) to stop doing so, and that they reconsider their talks . We are talking here about a badri companion who was martyred in Uhud, not just ‘another weak’ hadith…Have some respect for your predecessors.

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“Hirz of Abu Dujana” to be protected from jinns ?

  •  Status : FABRICATED

Here is the report copy-pasted :

Abu Dujana said, “I was lying down, when I heard a noise like the noise of a mill or that of the leaves of a tree and saw a flash like lightning. I raised my head to see something black that was rising in the middle of the room. I felt it with my hand. It was like a porcupine’s skin. It began to throw things like sparks at my face. At once I went to Rasulullah and told him what had happened. He said, ‘O Aba Dujana! May Allah give your home goodness and abundance!’ He asked for a pen and a piece of paper. He had Ali ‘radiAllahu anh’ write a letter. I took the letter to my home. I put it under my head and went to sleep. A yelling voice woke me up. It said, ‘O Aba Dujana! You have burned me with that letter. Your owner is certainly much higher than we are. There is no way of escape for us, except that you remove that letter. We shall no longer come to your home or your neighbors.’ We cannot go to places where the letter is.’ I told him that I could not remove the letter without getting my owner’s permission. The night seemed very long to me because of the crying and wailing of genies. After performing the morning prayer in the mosque, I told Rasulullah what the genie had said. Rasulullah ‘sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam’ said, ‘Remove the letter. Or else they will suffer the letter’s pain till the Resurrection.'”

hirz of abu-dujana also known as tehdid nama supposedly to counter jinns

It is a forgery according to :

Al-Dhahabî who said “The amulet of Abu Dujanah is not authentic and I do not know who fabricated it.” (see Mîzân al-I’tidâl) and (Al-Siyar, 1/245)

Ibn al-Jawzi ““Without doubt, this is a fabrication and its chain of transmitters is broken… there is no biographical information available with regards to many of its narrators”” (Al-Mawdu’ât, 3/169)

Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalânî (Al-Isâba)

Al-Suyuti who said “It is a fabrication and its chain of transmission is broken and most of its transmitters are unknown.” (al-La’âlî al-Masnû’ah, 2/292)

Its Sanad (chain of narrators) is disconnected and most of the narrators are unknown. It was reported by Musa Al-Ansary, and there is no Sahaby that carries this name.

Some may say this letter 100% works so how dare you say it is fabricated ? First of all the aforementioned scholars know more on the science of hadith than you, me or any excorcists whose speciality is not hadith.
Moreover this letter ‘working’ is in no way a proof to establish the authenticity of the report; going by this logic invoking sayyiduna ‘Isa (AS) or sayyiduna ‘Ali (RA) also ‘works’ according to the christians or the shi’as, whereas we know invoking other than Allah is haram and tantamount to shirk akbar.

Lastly, there are effective ways to be protected and be cured from the effect of evil jinns, first and foremost abide by the laws of shari’ah you may be violating (search a little bit within your self and you’ll find out), read Qur’an excessively (particularly some specific verses, look for “ruqyah verses” on Google), read masnoon invocations (Hisn-ul-muslim for example) and do loads of dhikr with devotion. Bi idhnillah nothing can stand to the power of The Creator.

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