Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings (Fiqh)
Fatwa#: 22997
Asked Country: United Kingdom

Answered Date: Feb 27,2019

Title: Accidentally saying opposite du’aa




This morning after my fajr salah, I was making a dua as one does , my concern is that I accidently uttered some words in my dua which I wholeheartedly didnt mean as I was meaning to say something totally opposite, I meant to request from Allah that he makes jahannam haraam for me and my family and muslims, HOWEVER - I verbally said Allah make jannat haraam for me , my family and muslims.. 


No muslim would ever want jannat haraam on them, I made a massive mistake due to my weakness, will this mistake have any negative impact in the hereafter ? Totally worried, I have since this morning been making astagfar and Allah swt knows what was in my heart when these words were uttered, since then I have been requested Allah to forgive me and will insha ALLAH be more careful in future in dua.


Please advise 




In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

You state that it was a slip of the tongue and you did not mean to make such a du’aa. Accordingly, you will not be taken to task for it nor will it have any negative impact in the hereafter. Consider the following Hadith of Rasulullaah (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam):

إِنَّ اللَّهَ تَجَاوَزَ عَنْ أُمَّتِي الْخَطَأَ وَالنِّسْيَانَ وَمَا اسْتُكْرِهُوا عَلَيْهِ

Translation: “Verily Allaah has pardoned for my Ummah: their mistakes, their forgetfulness and that which they have been forced to do under duress.” (Ibn Maajah 2043)


And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best.

Muajul I. Chowdhury

Student, Darul Iftaa

Astoria, New York, USA


Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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