What is Dua Jameela?

21 May, 2019
Q What is Dua e Jameela? Is it allowed in Islam? Can we find this in the Quran? Is it halal to read? And is it wrong to pray to get married and live happily with someone specific in future?

Answer

Short Answer: I have never heard or seen or come across the dua (supplication) you mentioned, and upon research, we learned that it is widespread in certain areas. However, this dua you mentioned has no basis in the Qur’an or in the SunnahDua e Jameela is not authentic and shouldn’t be attributed to the Messenger (PBUH). Marriage is a test like everything else in life, and Allah will test us in our sincerity and our taqwa and how we work on our marriages with ihsan to the best of our abilities and how it leads us closer and closer to Allah Almighty and to Jannah. Having said that, there are other authentic duas from the Qur’an and Sunnah with regards to getting married, such as: {My Lord, indeed I am, for whatever good You would send down to me, in need.} (Qur’an 28: 24) Also: Allahumma inni as’alukal-huda, wat-tuqa, wal-‘afafa, wal-ghina (O Allah! I beseech You for guidance, piety, chastity, and contentment).

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Peace be upon you dear reader,

Thank you for sending your question and for wanting to double check information. Indeed, that is the best way to follow the right course of guidance.

Dua Jameela

I have never heard or seen or come across the dua (supplication) you mentioned, and upon research, we learned that it is widespread in certain areas. However, this dua you mentioned has no basis in the Qur’an or in the Sunnah.

Accordingly, of course, it is not halal (permissible) to read since it is not part of our deen (religion) or taught by our Prophet (peace and blessings upon him-PBUH), and he already taught us the best.

‘Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported:

The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, ‘If anyone introduces in our matter something which does not belong to it, will be rejected.’ (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

Therefore, Dua e Jameela is not authentic and shouldn’t be attributed to the Messenger (PBUH).

It was narrated that ‘Ali said:

The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: ‘Do not tell lies about me, for telling lies about me leads to Hell (Fire).’ (Sunan Ibn Majah)

So, we should be very careful attributing hadiths to the Prophet that he didn’t say.

Getting Married and Living Happily

With regards to getting married and living happily, please remember that there is no magic potion that is going to do that. You have to have taqwa (God consciousness) and pray to Allah constantly and persistently and work on your marriage and follow the guidance of Allah and His Messenger to reach the best results.

Thus, marriage is a test like everything else in life, and Allah will test us in our sincerity and our taqwa and how we work on our marriages with ihsan to the best of our abilities and how it leads us closer and closer to Allah Almighty and to Jannah.  

Having said that, there are other authentic duas from the Qur’an and Sunnah with regards to getting married, such as:

{My Lord, indeed I am, for whatever good You would send down to me, in need.} (Qur’an 28: 24)

Also:

Allahumma inni as’alukal-huda, wat-tuqa, wal-‘afafa, wal-ghina (O Allah! I beseech You for guidance, piety, chastity, and contentment).

For more information and context on finding a spouse, please check out our previous answer.

I hope this helps answer your question. Please keep in touch. Salam

(From Ask About Islam archives)

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