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Dua for Protection from Shirk & Riya


Posted on May 14, 2018

Dua for Protection from Shirk & Riya

Pronunciation: Allahumma inni a’oo-zu bika an oosh-rika bika wa ana a’lamu, wa astagh firuka lima laa a’lam

Meaning: O Allah, I seek refuge with You from knowingly associating anything with You, and I seek Your forgiveness for that which I do unknowingly

Virtue: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: O people, beware of this shirk (form of polytheism), for it is more subtle than the footsteps of an ant. The one whom Allah willed should speak said to him, How can we beware of it when it is more subtle than the footsteps of an ant, O Messenger of Allah? He said, Say: "Allahumma inni a’oodhu bika an ushrika bika wa ana a’lam, wa astagh firuka lima laa a’lam"

Reference: Narrated by Ahmad, 4/403; classed as saheeh (authentic) by Shaykh al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami, 3731