Allahumma inni as aluka ilman nafian
Allahumma inni as aluka ilman nafian

Allahumma Inni As Aluka Ilman Nafian Full Dua Meaning

Allahumma inni as aluka ilman nafian is a dua which our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) used to recite after the Fajr prayer.


Find out the meaning, benefits and simple explanation of this wonderful supplication.

Allahumma Inni As Aluka Ilman Nafian Meaning

The meaning of allahumma inni is:

O Allah, I ask You for beneficial knowledge, goodly provision, and acceptable deeds.

Allahumma Inni As Aluka Ilman Full Dua In Arabic

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ عِلْمًا نَافِعًا وَرِزْقًا طَيِّبًا وَعَمَلاً مُتَقَبَّلاً


Transliteration/ Pronounciation

Allahumma inni as’aluka ilman naafi’an, wa rizqan tayyiban, wa ‘amalan mutaqabbalan.

Allahumma Inni As Aluka Ilman Nafian Hadith

It was narrated from Umm Salamah that when the Prophet (SAW) performed the Subh (morning prayer), while he said the Salam, he would say:

Allahumma inni as’aluka ‘ilman nafi’an, wa rizqan tayyiban, wa ‘amalan mutaqabbalan (O Allah, I ask You for beneficial knowledge, goodly provision and acceptable deeds).

Sunan Ibn Majah 925

Allahumma inni as aluka ilman nafian
Allahumma inni as aluka ilman nafian

This supplication was said by the Prophet (SallaAllahu alayhi wasallam) in the morning, just after the Fajr prayer.


Because the morning is the beginning of the day, and its beginning, and the Muslim has no ambition in his day except the attainment of these goals, great purposes, and noble goals in defining his ambition at the beginning of the day, which are ((useful knowledge, good sustenance, and acceptable work.

In this hadith, the Prophet (SallAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam) encourages us to ask Allah for beneficial knowledge.

From this, it is indicated that not all knowledge is beneficial and knowledge


So he began with knowledge before sustenance and deed.

Because it is not possible for an action to be correct and in accordance with the Book and the Sunnah without knowledge.

And in the beginning with beneficial knowledge there is a clear wisdom that is not hidden from the contemplator, namely that the beneficial knowledge with which a person can distinguish between good and bad deeds, and he can distinguish between good and unpleasant sustenance.

Beneficial Knowledge

Beneficial knowledge indicates that knowledge is of two types:

Beneficial knowledge, and knowledge that is not beneficial, as was said in a hadith:

Ask Allah for beneficial knowledge, and seek refuge in Allah from knowledge that is of no benefits.

So beneficial knowledge is that which touches the heart, and makes it necessary for it to be calm, reverence, and secrets to God Almighty.

Beneficial knowledge is knowledge that increases a person’s awe of Allah and pushes him to increase in righteous actions.

Allah says in the Qur’an,

From His servants, it is only the scholars that fear Allah


So those who have acquired beneficial knowledge are the ones who truly fear Allah.

Good Provision

The second thing asked in this hadith is good provision.

His saying: ((good sustenance)) also indicates that sustenance is of two types: good and bad, and Allah Almighty does not accept anything but good.

And the Almighty said:

O you who have believed, eat of the good things that we have provided you with.”*

One of the greatest reasons for answering supplications is good food.

Halal and Allah-pleasing provision is considered good provision.

Haram income is anything that is harmful to a person’s life and afterlife, and is a reason for refusing to take dua.

Good provision comprises anything that brings a person closer to Allah, such as reciting the Qur’an with concentration, remembering Allah with a present heart, increasing a person’s Iman, having a devout spouse and offspring, and so on.

The final thing that is asked for in this hadith is acceptance of good deeds. This teaches us that not every good deed we perform is immediately accepted by Allah.

Acceptance Of Good Deeds

His saying: ((acceptance of good deeds)) is an indication that not every deed by which a servant draws close to Allah is accepted.

Rather, the accepted deed is the good only, and the good is that which is for Allah Almighty alone, and according to the guidance and Sunnah of the Prophet, may Allah’s prayers and peace be upon him, so it must be.

Sincerely to God, and rightly following the guidance of the Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him.

The famous Sahabi Abu Al-Dardaa’ would say, “For me to be confident that Allah has accepted one of my Salah is more beloved to me than the dunya and what is in it,”

Imam Ibn Kathir said,

“Acceptable deeds must fulfil two conditions: they must be sincere for the sake of Allah, and they must be in conformity with Shari’ah.

Points to Consider

A person who learns this religion should consider the impact of his study on his relationship with Allah and his actions.

Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen said,

How many laypeople you see, they have awe of Allah, mindfulness of Allah, good manners, and righteous devotion that far exceed what a student of knowledge has.

Make it a point to seek knowledge for the sake of Allah and to put what you learn into practise. Knowledge is learned to improve virtuous acts, not for academic delights or, worse, to gain a share of this dunya.

Beneficial knowledge was listed first since it is what permits a person to guarantee that they have adequate provisions and are performing appropriate deeds.

Ensure that your income is halal and that any transactions you conduct are halal so that you can be among those who have good provision.

Ensure that you properly learn the religion so that you can undertake deeds that are in accordance with Shari’ah, and that you perform them truly for the sake of Allah so that they are approved.

These three purposes are beneficial in this world and the hereafter.

And reflect on how the Prophet, may peace be upon him, began this supplication by asking God for beneficial knowledge, before asking him for good sustenance and acceptable deeds.

This is a supplication of great benefit.

It is better for a Muslim to keep reciting it every morning, following the example of the Noble Prophet, may peace be upon him, and then follow the supplication with action.

Allahumma inni as aluka ilman nafian is a short and extremely powerful Dua that will benefit in this world, and hereafter.