‎How many are deluded by the blessings showered on them; how many are tested by the praise heaped on them, and how many are duped into a sense of security by Allah hiding their sins.
– ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radi Allahu anhu)

اللهم أجعلني خيرا مما يظنون ولا تواخذني بما يقولون واغفر لي مالا يعلمون

Allahummaj ‘alni khayra mimma yadhun-noon wa la tu ‘aakhidhni bima yaquloon waghfirli ma la ya’lamoon

O Allah, do not call me to account for what they say and forgive me for what they have no knowledge of and make me better than they imagine. [Bukhari]

Sleep on it.

-Fi Amanillah-


5 thoughts on “Delusions.

  1. SobhanaAllah! I knew it’s English meaning but used to forget the arabic one.Jazak Allah khayran sis for posting it.

    Finally I’m getting around to catching up on reading the posts i didn’t read. :)

  2. asalamu alaikum,

    Where in Bukhari is this? I know it’s authentically narrated to the sahaba but not the prophet salAllahu alayhi wasalam – with many reports saying that it was a saying of Abu Bakr. Did some googling and couldn’t find it narrated to the Prophet.

    • Wa’alaykum Assalam Warahmatullah,

      These are the references I have for it: Al-Bukhari, Al-‘Adabul-Mufrad no. 761. See Al-Albani, Sahih Al-‘Adabul-Mufrad (no. 585). The portion between brackets if from Al-Bayhaqi, Shu’ab Al-Iman 4/228. Sh. Navaid also referenced Imam Bukhari’s al Adab:

      Not sure why I didn’t add that in the source when posting, but I think I said Bukhari as the author source, not referencing his Sahih to attribute it to the Prophet (salallahu ‘alayhi wasallam). Yes, many reports suggest it is the saying of Abu Bakr (radhi’allahu ‘anhu).

      عن الأصمعى قال : كان أبو بكر إذا مدح قال اللهم أنت أعلم منى بنفسى وأنا أعلم بنفسى منهم اللهم اجعلنى خيرا مما يظنون واغفر لى ما لا يعلمون ولا تؤاخذنى بما يقولون (العسكرى فى المواعظ) [كنز العمال 35704]
      أخرجه أيضًا : البيهقى فى شعب الإيمان (4/228 ، رقم 4876) . قلت : لم أقف عليه في الشعب منسوبا للصديق ).
      وجاء في مصنف ابن أبي شيبة – (ج 7 / ص 242)

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