The SHORTEST BUT POWERFUL PRAYER

Do you know it ???

Al-Abbas (R.A.), the uncle of the Prophet (ﷺ), came to the Prophet (ﷺ) and said:

“Ya Rasulullah, teach me a du’a.”

The Prophet ( ﷺ) said:
“O my uncle, say:

Allahumma inni asaluka al-afiyah
(O Allah, I ask you for afiyah).”

Now what is Afiyah?
Afiyah means –

“to save me from any afflictions.
To be healthy, you are in afiyah.
To have enough money, you are in afiyah.
To live, you are in afiyah.
To have your children protected,
you are in afiyah.
And if you are forgiven and not punished, you are in afiyah.”

So basically Afiyah means:
“O Allah, protect me from any pain and suffering.”
This includes both dunya and akhirah.

Al-Abbas (R.A.) thought about this for a while, and then he came back after a few days and said (paraphrased):

“Ya Rasulullah, this du’a seems a little short. I want something big.”

The Prophet (ﷺ) said:
“My dear uncle, ask Allah for Afiyah for Wallahi, you cannot be given anything better than afiyah.”

It is a simple du’a.
Sincerely mean what you say while praying.

“O Allah, I ask You to be saved from any distress,
grief,
hardship,
harm, &
Don’t test me, etc.”

All of this is included in
“Allahumma inni asaluka al-afiyah”
(Riyadh As Saliheen, Sunan at-tirmidhi)

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