Sunday, January 1, 2012

Supplication for Long Life and Rizq

Here is a aī (Authentic) du `ā’ (supplication) by Imām al-Bāqir (عليه السلام) for increasing our rizq (sustenance) and prolonging our life.

أَبُو عَلِيٍّ الْأَشْعَرِيُّ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الْجَبَّارِ عَنْ صَفْوَانَ بْنِ يَحْيَى عَنِ الْعَلَاءِ بْنِ رَزِينٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ مُسْلِمٍ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ ع قَالَ قُلِ

From Muhammad bin Muslim from Abī Ja`far said, he (عليه السلام) said:

اللَّهُمَّ أَوْسِعْ عَلَيَّ فِي رِزْقِي وَ امْدُدْ لِي فِي عُمُرِي وَ اغْفِرْ لِي ذَنْبِي وَ اجْعَلْنِي مِمَّنْ تَنْتَصِرُ بِهِ لِدِينِكَ وَ لَا تَسْتَبْدِلْ بِي غَيْرِي
“O Allāh, expand me in my rizq (sustenance), and extend me in my life, and forgive me for my sins, and make me from those who prevail in Your religion, and do not substitute me with others”
1.     Al-Kulaynī, Al-Kāfī, ed. `Alī Akbar al-Ghaffārī, 8 vols., (Tehran: Dār al-Kutub al-Islāmiyyah, 3rd Edition, 1388 AH), vol. 2, pg. 589, hadeeth # 27
1.     Al-Majlisī said this hadeeth is Ṣaḥīḥ (Authentic)
à Mir’āt Al-`Uqūl, 26 vols., (Tehran: Dār al-Kutub al-Islāmiyyah, 1410 AH), vol. 12, pg. 464
2.     Bahbūdi said this hadeeth is Ṣaḥīḥ (Authentic)
à Ṣaḥīḥ al-Kāfī, vol. 1, pg. 151


  1. JazakAllah Nader

  2. JazakAllah brother.
    Is there dua we can do for our family as well to increase life and rizq? Is this dua just for oneself?

  3. By the wording this du'a is just for ones self. As the du'a is done in the first person and uses the word "me" throughout.

  4. Salaam Alaykum,
    Is someone able to provide me with the transliteration of this Dua? I wish to learn it but I not familiar with the Arabic language just yet.