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Supplication – Akhlaaq

May 23, 2011 Leave a comment

So this was to be tonight’s du’aa to be written by M in her du’aa book, but she managed to get a splinter in her foot while getting a pencil, so that’s now postponed, even bedtime reading is postponed, oh well, she read a lot today by herself. Both M and H managed to do some MEP math. H just looked at the pictures in the library books just borrowed, along with H2. Didn’t want to do Aulad, reading Malay aloud or anything else other than play dolls and masak-masak. Oh and M revised the caterpillar poem we did yesterday. Anybody know a good source for Malay and Arabic poetry for children?

http://www.guidedways.com/duas/prophetprayers.php?dua=36

اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ حَسَّنْتَ خَلْقِي فَحَسِّنْ خُلُقِي

“O Allah, just as You have made my external features beautiful, make my character beautiful as well”.

(Ibn Hibbaan)

Q&A on authenticity of du’aa: http://www.islamweb.net/emainpage/index.php?page=showfatwa&Option=FatwaId&Id=133893

Question
Salaam Alaykum Sheikh, I had read a particular supplication in a website, and it is known to be said while looking at the mirror. It reads: “ALLAH humma anta hassanta khalqi fa Hassan khuluqi” Can you provide me with any authentic hadith dealing with this supplication or at least let me know whether it is right or wrong? Jazaak ALLAHu Khair.
Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

This Hadeeth was reported by Ibn Hibbaan in his Saheeh and by Abu Ya’ala in his Musnad on the authority of Ibn Mas’ood may Allaah be pleased with him that the Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) said: “O Allaah, You beautified my body, so do beautify my character.” Al-Albaani may Allaah have mercy upon him said that it is a Saheeh (sound) Hadeeth.

However, this supplication is not restricted to when looking at the mirror according to the religious texts that we have come across. Nonetheless, this was mentioned in a Hadeeth that was reported by At-Tabaraani in Al-Awsat on the authority of Anas may Allaah be pleased with him who said: “When the Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) used to look in the mirror, he would say: “Praise be to Allaah Who fashioned my creation and gave it a perfect form and Who shaped my face in a good form, and made me among the Muslims.” However, this Hadeeth is Dha’eef [weak].

Allaah Knows best.

Note: I haven’t checked out Islamweb, so don’t take this as a final say. Must check out Ibn Hibban’s hadith book, whatever that’s called, and from where Sheikh Al-Albaani stated that it is saheeh. For now, here’s all I’ve found out so far.

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