righteous transport

Most Comprehensive Supplication.

By Shaykh Allaama Muhammad bin Salih al-Uthaymeen رحمه الله 

رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الآخِرَةِ
حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ

The great scholar Muhammad bin Salih al-Uthaymeen -rahimullaah said:

‘From the most comprehensive of what you can supplicate with is what is mentioned in the hadeeth of Anas -RadhiAllaahu anhu- that the Prophet ﷺ would say this a lot in his Dua’:

رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الآخِرَةِ
حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ

‘Rabbanaa aatina fid-Dunyaa
hasanah wa fil aakhira(ti) hasanah
wa qinaa adhaab an-Naar’

‘O our Lord give us goodness in this world and goodness in the Hereafter and save us from the punishment of The Fire.’

Since indeed this Dua’ is the most comprehensive of all Dua’.

رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً

‘O our Lord give us goodness in this world

Includes all the goodness of the Duniya:

• from having a righteous wife
• comfortable transport
• tranquil home
• as well as other matters.

وَفِي الآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً

goodness in the Hereafter

Includes all the goodness of the Hereafter:

• from an easy reckoning
• Being given your record of deeds in the right hand
• easily passing over the Siraat (bridge)
• drinking from the lake of the Messenger ﷺ
• entry into Paradise
• as well as other matters from the goodness of the Hereafter.

So this Dua is from the most comprehensive of supplications rather it is the most comprehensive because it is inclusive and complete.’

[Sharh Riyadh as-Saliheen 6/16]