Hadith on Dua: The Prophet’s supplication for entering a city

Suhayb reported: When the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, intended to enter a town, he would say, “O Allah, Lord of the seven heavens and what they overshadow, Lord of the seven earths and what they cover, Lord of the devils and who they lead astray, Lord of the winds and what they scatter. Verily, we ask you for the goodness in this town and the goodness of its people, and we seek refuge in you from the evil within it and the evil of its people.”

Source: al-Sunan al-Kubrá 8505

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Arna’ut

عن صهيب أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لَمْ يَرَ قَرْيَةً يُرِيدُ دُخُولَهَا إِلا قَالَ حِينَ يَرَاهَا اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّ السَّمَوَاتِ السَّبْعِ وَمَا أَظْلَلْنَ وَرَبَّ الأَرْضِينَ السَّبْعِ وَمَا أَقْلَلْنَ وَرَبَّ الشَّيَاطِينِ وَمَا أَضْلَلْنَ وَرَبَّ الرِّيَاحِ ومَا ذَرَيْنَ فَإِنَّا نَسْأَلُكَ خَيْرَ هَذِهِ الْقَرْيَةِ وَخَيْرَ أَهْلِهَا وَنَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّهَا وَشَرِّ أَهْلِهَا وَشَرِّ مَا فِيهَا

8505 السنن الكبرى للنسائي

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