Allahumma inni as alukal huda is an authentic and powerful Dua from the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad SAW.
It is a dua to ask Allah guidance, piety, chastity and contentment.
This great supplication, which includes four great and solemn demands, is indispensable to any servant walking to God Almighty because of the most important demands of this world and the hereafter.
Allahumma Inni As Alukal Huda Full Dua In English
O Allah! I beseech You for guidance, piety, chastity and contentment.
Allahumma Inni As Aluka Huda In Arabic
Here is how to write this Dua in Arabic:
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الْهُدَى وَالتُّقَى وَالْعَفَافَ وَالْغِنَى
Allahumma inni asalukal huda, wat tuqa, wal afafa, wal ghina.
Related hadith about this Dua.
Abdullah bin Masud reported:
The Prophet SAW used to supplicate (make Dua):
“Allahumma inni asalukal huda, wat tuqa, wal afafa, wal ghina. (O Allah! I beseech You for guidance, piety, chastity and contentment).”
The Prophet SAW would ask His Lord for these four things:
“O Allah, I ask you for guidance”.
Allahumma Inni As Aluka Al Huda
So it begins by asking Allah (Guidance), which is the greatest need of the servants, indispensable to them in this abode.
As for guidance: is the need for guidance, and it is a comprehensive word that deals with everything that should be guided by the affairs of the world and the hereafter, such as good belief, righteous deeds, words, and morals.
Guidance, which refers to beneficial knowledge, is of two types:
- The guidance of knowledge and
- The guidance of action, which some people classify as the guidance of intent and the guidance of attainment.
So, a person is beseeching his Lord for these two matters whenever he asks Him for guidance; that is, he is asking Allah to teach him and aid him to act accordingly.
This is included in the word of Allah, the Exalted, in Surah Al Faatihah Aya number 6:
Guide us to the straight path.”
That is, guide us to goodness and aid us in implementing it.
This is because people can be classified into four with regard to this matter:
The first: Allah has granted him knowledge and made it easy for him to implement it. This is the best of all the divisions.
The second: he is deprived of both knowledge and action.
The third: he is granted knowledge but deprived of action.
The fourth: he is granted action but deprived of knowledge.
The best is the one who has been granted both knowledge and action.
This essence is captured in the supplication:
Allahummah dinee (O Allah guide me) or “Guide us to the straight path”.
As for the Al-taqwa: i.e. piety: it is a comprehensive word for doing what God commanded and leaving what He prohibited.
It means to protect you from polytheism, sins, vices of morals, and seeking chastity.
The origin of the word is Tawqi, which is to place protection between you and the punishment of God Almighty, and it is by doing acts of obedience and avoiding forbidden things.
Piety, Taqwaa, it is a comprehensive word that encompasses implementing what Allah, the most High, has commanded and abstaining from what He has forbidden.
It is taken from Al- Wiqaayaah, which means protection.
You will not be protected from the punishment of Allah except you act upon His orders and abstain from His prohibitions.
As for Chastity: It is to abstain from what is not permissible, and to protect oneself from worldly ambitions.
It includes chastity in all its forms fornication of all kinds: fornication of looking, fornication of touch, fornication of listening, and fornication of the vulva, and abstaining from Earning, forbidden livelihood.
And chastity: from illicit Haram relations.
This includes all its forms: sight, touch, the private parts and hearing.
This is because illegal relation is one of the most detestable practice, we seek Allah with refuge.
Allah, the most High, says:
And come not near to unlawful relationship for verily it is a Faahishah (i.e. a thing that transgresses its limit: a great sin)”
(Qur’an chapter 17: verse 32)
It is inimical to character, lineage, the heart and religion.
As for Al Ghina: It is the self-sufficiency in that the servant dispenses with people and what is in their hands, so the servant is dispensed with what God has given him, whether he is given a little or a lot, and this characteristic is loved by God Almighty.
The rich, the hidden, and the question of God (chastity and richness), and they are included in guidance and piety from the door of singularity after generalization, due to the greatness of their affair and the great need of creatures for them.
As for contentment, the intent is freedom of want from the creature.
This implies that one should be contented with what Allah has given him without considering what is in the hands of men regardless of the quantity that Allah bestowed on him.
Contentment is an unfading treasure.
Allah, the Most High, grants many people what is sufficient for them but you still find covetousness in their heart, and refuge is sought with Allah; they are always in need.
When you ask Allah for contentment, it is a plea that Allah, the Mighty and Sublime, should make you independent of humans based on contentment, and grant you wealth to achieve that.
Therefore, a person is expected to employ these four supplications as the Prophet SAW would supplicate.
Abd al-Rahman bin Nasser al-Saadi, may God have mercy on him, commented on this hadith, and he said:
This supplication is one of the most comprehensive and most beneficial supplications.
For it includes asking Allah for all what is good in this life and hereafter.
Thus, the religion is corrected, for religion is useful sciences and true knowledge, so it is (the guidance), and the observance of obedience to God and His Messenger, for it is the pious, and chastity.
With it the heart is sufficient, and thus the happiness of the worldly life, and the heart’s comfort, which is the good life, is completed.
So whoever is provided with guidance, piety, chastity, and wealth attains both happiness, attains all that is desired, and is saved from all fear.
This blessed supplication is one of the collections of words that were given to the Prophet Muhammad, may peace be upon him, in which the few words and premises, the abundance of meanings, the vastness of their connotations, and their purposes are combined in both worlds.
May Allah Grant Us Success.