بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
If we knew that the Messenger of Allah (salallahu alaihi wasallam) said one supplication very frequently, what would we do?
Well obviously we’d make sure that we said it quite frequently as well!
What is the supplication, you ask?
Here it is:
Shahr ibn Hawshab said: “I said to Umm Salamah: ‘O Mother of the Believers! What was the supplication that the Messenger of Allah (salallahu alaihi wasallam) said most frequently when he was with you?’
She said: ‘The supplication he said most frequently was: “Yaa Muqallib Al-Quloob Thabbit Qalbee Alaa Deenik (O Changer of Hearts, keep my heart steadfast on Your religion).”‘
She said: ‘So I said: “O Messenger of Allah, why do you supplicate so frequently: ‘O Changer of hearts, keep my heart steadfast on Your religion.’?
He said: ‘O Umm Salamah! Verily, there is no human being except that his heart is between Two Fingers of the Fingers of Allah, so whomever He wills He makes steadfast, and whomever He wills He causes to deviate.”‘
So (one of the narrators) Muadh recited: “O our Lord, do not cause our hearts to deviate after You have guided us. [Surah Aal-Imran (3) : 8]”
[Sunan At-Tirmidhi, Hadeeth No. 3522. Graded ‘saheeh’ by Al-Albani in Saheeh Sunan At-Tirmidhi, Hadeeth No. 3522]
For those of you who wish to memorise this supplication, you may download it here.
[The document contains the hadeeth along with the Arabic text of this dua as well as its transliteration and its translation.]
Please make sure to recite this dua on a daily basis.
All we need to do is to look around us to see how much fitnah there is today. People who were once very religious are either deviating in their aqeedah (creed) or becoming weaker in iman.
It’s very easy for us to say “Oh, we won’t turn out like them!” but how can we be certain of that?
Rather what we need to do is to keep asking Allah to keep us steadfast and constantly reciting this dua is one of the ways to do that.
May Allah keep us steadfast on the straight path. Ameen.
[Note: If there are any mistakes in the document, please let me know ASAP. Jazakumullahu kheira.]