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Riyad as-Salihin / Book 17 / Hadith 1486

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Riyad as-Salihin
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'Ali (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

A slave who had made a contract with his master to pay for his freedom, came to me and said: "I am unable to fulfill my obligation, so help me." He said to him: "Shall I not teach you a supplication which the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) taught me? It will surely prove so effective that if you have a debt as large as a huge mountain, Allah will surely pay it for you. Say: 'Allahumm-akfini bihalalika 'an haramika, wa aghnini bifadlika 'amman siwaka (O Allah! Grant me enough of what You make lawful so that I may dispense with what You make unlawful, and enable me by Your Grace to dispense with all but You)."[At- Tirmidhi].

وعن علي، رضي الله عنه، أن مكاتبًا جاءه، فقال‏:‏ إني عجزت عن كتابتي‏.‏ فأعني‏.‏ قال‏:‏ ألا أعلمك كلمات علمنيهن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم، لو كان عليك مثل جبل دينا أداه الله عنك‏؟‏ قل‏:‏ ‏

"‏اللهم اكفني بحلالك عن حرامك، وأغنني بفضلك عمن سواك‏"

‏ ‏(‏‏(‏رواه الترمذي وقال‏:‏ حديث حسن‏)‏‏)‏‏.‏