عن أبي أمامة -رضي الله عنه-قال: دعا رسول الله -صلى الله عليه وسلم- بدعاء كثير، لم نحفظ منه شيئا، قلنا: يا رسول الله، دعوت بدعاء كثير لم نحفظ منه شيئا، فقال: «ألا أدلكم على ما يجمع ذلك كله؟ تقول: اللهم إني أسألك من خير ما سألك منه نبيك محمد -صلى الله عليه وسلم-؛ وأعوذ بك من شر ما استعاذ منه نبيك محمد -صلى الله عليه وسلم- وأنت المستعان، وعليك البلاغ، ولا حول ولا قوة إلا بالله».
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Abu Umāmah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) invoked Allah with numerous supplications, and we were unable to memorize any of them. We said: "O Messenger of Allah, you invoked Allah with many supplications, and we have not memorized any of them." He said: "Shall I inform you of what includes all of them? Say: O Allah, I ask You from the good of what Your Prophet Muhammad (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) asked You for, and I seek refuge in You from the evil of what Your Prophet Muhammad (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) sought refuge in You from, and You are the one from Whom aid is sought, and it is You who fulfills all needs, and there is no might or power except with Allah."

Explanation

Supplicating Allah is a greatly rewarded act of worship. The Messenger of Allah (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) would supplicate so often that some of his Companions were unable to memorize much of what he said. They asked him to repeat it so that they might benefit, so he directed them to a short comprehensive supplication that would be easy for them to memorize yet it includes the best of this world and the Hereafter. With this supplication, they would make up for what they missed and acquire the goodness they wished for. Although this Hadīth is classified as weak, the meaning of the supplication in it is devoid of any violation of Shariah, and it is admissible to supplicate Allah with it because supplication is permissible in principle.

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