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Wazeefah for finding something lost

Fatwaa ID: 419

Question:
Assalamualaikum,
What is the opinion of when looking for something that is lost and reciting
إنا لله و إنا إليه رجعان
100 times in the belief that Allah (swt) help will you find it. Is there a proper way to do this Ex: praying 2 rakat nafl before

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

The above wazeefah is perhaps based on experiment. It is permissible to act upon it without regarding it to be a sunnah or something established. Along with that, one should perform two rak’ahs and make the following du’aa:

اللَّهُمَّ رَادَّ الضَّالَّةِ، وَهَادِيَ الضَّلالَةِ تَهْدِي مِنَ الضَّلالَةِ، ارْدُدْ عَلَيَّ ضَالَّتِي بِقُدْرَتِكَ وَسُلْطَانِكَ، فَإِنَّهَا مِنْ عَطَائِكَ وَفَضْلِكَ
“O Allaah, the One who returns the lost! By Your power and awe return what I have lost, for surely I have received it as Your gift and favour (boon)”. [Tabaraani, Bayhaqi, Hisnul Haseen]

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

06/25/1444 AH – 01/18/2023 CE | AMG3-3187

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


الدعوات الكبير للبيهقي (2/188)
سُئِلَ ابنُ عمرَ عنِ الضَّالَّةِ فقالَ يتوضَّأُ ويصلِّي ركعتينِ ثمَّ يتشهَّدُ ثمَّ يقولُ اللَّهمَّ رادَّ الضَّالَّةِ هاديَ الضَّلالَةِ تَهدي منَ الضَّلالةِ ردَّ عليَّ ضالَّتي بعزَّتِكَِ وسلطانِكَِ فإنَّها من فضلِكَِ وعطائِكِ

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