Q: I am sending you this letter to consult you and get your opinion on the attached Du`a' (supplication). I heard this Du`a' ten years ago and used to read it before a lot of people, who asked me about who reported it, its Sanad (chain of narrators), who transmitted it, and who ranked it as Sahih (authentic). I asked people of knowledge about this Du`a', but found that none have heard of it or know its Sanad. (Part No. 2; Page No. 220) After traveling from
the Levant (the region covering Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Palestine)
I met a benevolent person, who recommended this Du`a' and entrusted me with a hundred copies of it to distribute among the Muslims living there. However, I did not carry out his request because I suspect the authenticity and Sanad of the Du`a', and have not been able to find anyone who says it believing in its authenticity. That is why I am enclosing a copy of this Du`a', asking Allah to receive an answer about its Sanad, degree of authenticity, who reported it, and who uses it believing in its authenticity. I hope Allah (the Most High, the All-Powerful) will guide us to what pleases Him. It was reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) was sitting in his council when Jibril (peace be upon him) came and said, "O Muhammad, your Lord sends you greetings and gives you special salutation and honor. He says to you, 'I would like to give you a present which I have not given to anyone before you or after you.' The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "What is this present, O my brother Jibril?" The latter answered, "A blessed Du`a'; whoever says it once during their lifetime, writes it, wears it, or carries it, they will have the reward of saying Tasbih (glorification of Allah - Exalted be He) for nine hundred years, their sins will be forgiven even if they were as much as the foam of the sea, and they will be free from their sins as newborn babies. Whoever wants to see you in their sleep should read it and sleep and they will see you. If a person is sick and this Du`a' is said over them, they will be cured by the Will of Allah (Exalted be He). For the readers of this Du`a', if they are afraid of someone, Allah will save them from their harm; if they are poor, Allah will enrich them from His Bounty; and if they are traveling, they will be safe in their travel. If a person suffers severe pain and writes the Du`a' with musk and saffron in a clean vessel (Part No. 2; Page No. 221) then drinks it, Allah will cure them from this sickness. If it is written on a paper and placed in the shroud of a dead person, that person will respond to the questions in the grave easily, will be saved from the punishment in the grave, and Allah will resurrect them on the Day of Resurrection with a thousand angels carrying them to the Sirat (the bridge over the Fire). If something is stolen or lost from a person, let them perform Wudu' (ablution), offer two Rak`ahs (units of Prayer), recite in each Rak`ah Surah Al-Fatihah and Al-Iklas and after concluding the Salah (Prayer) read this Du`a', Allah (Exalted be He) will then restore the lost or stolen thing. If they are illiterate, they should place the Du`a' between their hands and say, 'O Allah! By the right of this Du`a', restore to me my lost thing and fulfill my need' and then mention their need. Whoever reads it once during their lifetime, the angels will hear them and ask Allah to forgive them." It was reported from the Prophet (peace be upon him) that he stated, "Whoever reads this Du`a' and underestimates it and does not believe in it, I have nothing to do with them; and whoever refrains from distributing it among the Muslims, Allah will punish them severely on the Day of Resurrection." Also, the Prophet (peace be upon him) used to recite this Du`a' whenever he wanted to fulfill a need or intended war. Whoever suspects this Du`a' might be harmed.
Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq
(may Allah be pleased with him) said about this Du`a': "The Prophet (peace be upon him) advised us to memorize this Du`a' so that we would see him in our sleep when we read it."
`Umar ibn Al-Khattab
(may Allah be pleased with him) said, "The blessing of this Du`a' led to the spread of Islam."
(may Allah be pleased with him) said, "I memorized the Qur'an by the blessing of this Du`a'."
`Aly ibn Abu Talib
(may (Part No. 2; Page No. 222) Allah be pleased with him) said, "Whoever memorizes this Du`a' will have a face shining as a full moon on the Day of Resurrection and will enter Jannah (Paradise) without being called to account."
(may Allah be pleased with him) said, "The Prophet (peace be upon him) stated that this Du`a' gives merits and rewards that none can count save Allah (Exalted be He). Whoever reads this Du`a' once during their lifetime, Allah will send one hundred thousand angels when they are being lowered to the grave; each angel will carry a dish of light full of whatever they desire. The angels will say: O Slave of Allah! Do not be afraid, we will be with you until the Day of Resurrection and your grave will be one of the gardens of Jannah. Allah (Exalted be He) states: I feel shy to punish whoever reads this Du`a' and carries it to their grave." Jibril (peace be upon him) said, "This Du`a' was written on the corners of the `Arsh (Allah’s Throne) five hundred years before creating the world. Whoever believes in this Du`a' and reads it, whether at the beginning, middle, or end of the month, Allah (Exalted be He) will create seventy thousand angels under the `Arsh. Each angel will have a tongue speaking a different language, and all of them will continue to glorify Allah and ask forgiveness for the reader of this Du`a'. Whoever reads this Du`a' over the shroud of a dead person, Allah (Exalted be He) will send seventy thousand angels carrying cups of light in their hands. The cups will be full of four colors of the drink in Jannah; and there will be a paper on each cup sealed and written on it: A present from Allah (Exalted be He) to so and so, the reader of this Du`a'. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: O brother Jibril! Would my Ummah (nation) have all these rewards? (Part No. 2; Page No. 223) Jibril (peace be upon him) said: And even more. O Muhammad! Whoever reads this Du`a' once in their lifetime will have rewards equivalent to those of the Awliya' (pious people), ascetics, worshippers, as well as those who are patient, grateful, and beg Allah's Forgiveness."He meant this following blessed Du`a':In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most MercifulIn the Name of Allah, the Light. In the Name of Allah, Light upon Light. Praise is due to Allah, the Planner of affairs. Praise is due to Allah Who created light, and talked to Musa (Moses) on Al-Tur Mountain. Praise is due to Allah Who is spoken of with respect, and Who is famous for His Honor, and Who deserves thanks both in happiness and sorrow. Praise is due to Allah Who created the heavens and the earth and made the darkness and the light. Then those who disbelieve equate [others] with their Lord. Kaf- Ha-Ya-`Ayn-Sad. Ha-Mim. `Ayn-Sin-Qaf. You (Alone) we worship, and You (Alone) we ask for help (for each and everything). O Ever-Living! O Self-Subsisting and Supporter of all! I seek Your help. Allah is most Gracious and Kind to His Slaves. He gives provisions to whom He wills. And He is the All-Powerful, the All-Mighty. O Self-Sufficient, Who is Free of all needs by Your Power over everything! Forgive me all my sins, and do not call me to account for anything, You are the Omnipotent. In Your Hand is the good. Verily, You are Able to do all things. Glorified be Allah; praise is due to Allah, there is no God but Allah, Allah is the Greatest, and there is neither might nor power except with Allah, the Most High, the Most Great. By Your Mercy, O Most Merciful!
This Du`a', which is mentioned in the question, is
mubtada` (innovated). (Part No. 2; Page No. 224) Regarding encouragement to circulate it and the promises given as consequences for saying and circulating it, they are all false promises. In fact, this Du`a' should be rejected and its circulation should be prevented. And Allah knows best.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.