Sunday, November 11, 2012

Supplication against Showing Off in Worship (riya’)

Supplication against Showing Off in Worship (riya’)

(The following supplication was mentioned by Shaikh Habib Umar DB) 
 Purification from showing off in acts of worship (riya’)
The Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi was-salam said:
“Shirk (attributing partners to Allah) is harder to detect amongst you than the crawling of an ant but I will guide you to something which if you do it Allah will remove from you the lesser shirk and the greater shirk.”
He then taught them this du`a. What is meant by the greater shirk is worshiping gods alongside Allah and lesser shirk is riya’ or showing off in acts of worship, and this du`a is a protection from both types:
الَّلهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ أَنْ أُشْرِكَ بِكَ وأَنا أَعلَمُ وأَستَغفِرُكَ لما لا أَعلَمُ
Allahumma inni a`udhu bika an ushrika bika wa ana a`lamu wa astaghfiruka lima la a`lamu
“O Allah I seek refuge in You from knowingly associating partners with You, and I seek Your forgiveness for that which I do not know.”
(3 times in the morning and 3 times in the evening)
Please feel free to benefit and share with others.

-{This Dua is found in: Ahmad 4/403. See also Al-Albani, Sahihul-Jami' As-Saghir 3/233 and Sahihut-Targhib wat- Tarhib 1/19.}

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