In this blog post, we’ll explore the concept of the dua for looking in the mirror in Arabic, its meaning, and whether the Hadith and Hadith is authentic or not.
Dua For Looking in The Mirror In Arabic
This is the Dua written in Arabic text:
اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ حَسَّنْتَ خَلْقِي فَحَسِّنْ خُلُقِي
Allahumma anta hassanta khalqi fa hasin khulqi
Meaning In English
The general meaning of the Dua is O Allah, just as You have made my external features beautiful, make my character beautiful as well.
Authenticity of Dua For Looking In Mirror
The hadith about making du’a when looking in the mirror is weak in all its isnads and all of them except the hadith of Anas are extremely weak.
The view that it is hasan is not correct because all its isnads are flimsy. However, the dua has been soundly narrated from the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) in general terms, without any mention of looking in the mirror.
Hadith On Dua For Looking Into The Mirror
This hadith was narrated by Ibn as-Sunni in ‘Amal al-Yawm wa’l-Laylah (163) via al-Husayn ibn Abi’s-Sariy:
Muhammad ibn al-Fadl told us, from ‘Abd ar-Rahman ibn Ishaq, from an-Nu‘man ibn Sa‘d, from ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (may Allah be pleased with him), that when the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) saw his face in the mirror, he said:
“Praise be to Allah. O Allah, as You have made my physical appearance good, make my manners and attitude good.”
This is a mawdu‘ (fabricated) hadith according to IslamQA, read the full details of the Hadith here.
Sheikh Assim Al Hakeem said that Prophet Muhammad SAW would never say this Dua when looking into the mirror. Watch what he said about the authenticity of the Dua below.
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