‘A’ishah narrated:

“Once, when I saw the Prophet in a good mood, I said to him: “O Messenger of Allah! Supplicate to Allah for me!”

So, he said: “O Allah! Forgive ‘A’ishah her past and future sins, what she has hidden, as well as what she has made apparent.”

So, I began smiling, to the point that my head fell into my lap out of joy.

The Messenger of Allah said to me: “Does my supplication make you happy?”

I replied: “And how can your supplication not make me happy?”

He then said: “By Allah, it is the supplication that I make for my Ummah in every prayer.”


[1] Narrated by Al-Bazzar in his Musnad (2658), and Ibn Hibban in his Saheeh (7111), and was reported by al-Haythami in Majmaa’ al-Zawaaed 9/243-244

Reported in ‘Sahih Mawarid adh-Dhaman’ (1875), and it is in ‘as-Silsilah as-Sahihah’ by Al-Albani (2254) who graded it as Hasan.

[2] Translation obtained from: http://iskandrani.wordpress.com/2008/02/08/the-supplication-that-i-make-for-my-ummah-in-every-prayer/


عَنْ عَائِشَةَ أَنَّهَا قَالَتْ:ـ
لَمَّا رَأَيْتُ مِنَ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ طِيبَ نفسٍ قُلْتُ يارسول اللَّهِ! ادعُ اللَّهَ لِي! فَقَالَ:ـ
اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِعَائِشَةَ مَا تَقَدَّمَ مِنْ ذَنَبِهَا وَمَا تأخَّرّ مَا أسرَّت وَمَا أَعْلَنَتْ

فَضَحِكَتْ عَائِشَةُ حَتَّى سَقَطَ رَأْسُهَا فِي حِجرِها مِنَ الضَّحِكِ قَالَ لَهَا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: (أيسُرُّك دُعَائِي)؟ فَقَالَتْ: وَمَا لِي لَا يسُرُّني دُعَاؤُكَ؟ فَقَالَ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ:ـ
(وَاللَّهِ إنها لدُعائي لأُمتي في كُلِّ صلاة)