Upon Entering a Market Place

Authentic Supplications of the Prophet
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Upon Entering a Market Place (255)
The Messenger of Allah said:"Whoever enters the marketplace and says:Lã 'ilãha 'illã 'allãhu wahdahu lã shareeka lahu, lahul mulku, wa lahul hamdu, yuhyee wa yumeetu, wa huwa hayyun lã yamootu, biyadihil khayru, wa huwa 'alã kulli shay'in qadeerun(259)
Allah would write for him one thousand thousand merits, would remit from him one thousand thousand sins,and would raise for him [his status] one thousand thousand levels".

(259) There is no 'ilãh except Allah, no partner does He have; his is the Kingdom, and to Him is all Praise; He livens, and mortifies; and He is alive; never to die. In his Hand is all good, and He is well able to do everything.


Reported by At-Tirmithi. Al-Albãni said that At-Tirmithi weakened it by saying that it was a "strange" hadeeth. A strange hadeeth is one that is reported by only one person at some of its links; however he said it becomes comely when all of its channels are considered. Specifically he referred to Al-Hãkim's (528-539/1),Ibn As-Sunni's (#178), and Imãm Ahmad's Az-zuhd (#214). He also said that Al-Munthiree said it was comely in At-Targheeb. Albãni included this hadeeth in The Authentic of Good Sayings as #183.

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