Please tell me the dua

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Question


1. Please tell me the dua, our beloved Prophet (sallelahu-alihi-wasalaam) recited by placing his hand on his wife stomach
for child during or before pregnancy (I assume there is such a dua). Please give me an Arabic and English version if possible.
2. I supplicate the below prayer for child. Is this ok? Please let me know.
“O Allah, please grant me a pious, deen-abiding, swaaleehen, 5-times praying, quran-hafiz, healthy and beautiful child/son”
Its the “beautiful” and “son” part that I have concern for.

Answer

Muhtaram / Muhtaramah

 

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

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh.


We have not come across any Dua by Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه وسلم with him placing his hands on his wife’s stomach. If one desires children, one should recite the following verse abundantly as well as supplicate unto Allah with it.

وَالَّذِينَ يَقُولُونَ أَزْوَاجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّاتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعْيُنٍ وَاجْعَلْنَا رَبَّنَا هَبْ لَنَا مِنْ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ إِمَامًا

And who say: Our Lord! Vouchsafe us comfort of our wives and of our offspring, and make us patterns for
(all) those who ward off (evil).Surah 25 Verse
74

Furthermore, one should make istighfaar abundantly since getting children is one of its virtues.

فَقُلْتُ اسْتَغْفِرُوا رَبَّكُمْ إِنَّهُ كَانَ غَفَّارًا

And I have said: Seek pardon of your Lord. Lo! He was ever forgiving.

يُرْسِلِ السَّمَاء عَلَيْكُم مِّدْرَارًا

He will let loose the sky for you in plenteous rain,

وَيُمْدِدْكُمْ بِأَمْوَالٍ وَبَنِينَ وَيَجْعَل لَّكُمْ جَنَّاتٍ وَيَجْعَل لَّكُمْ أَنْهَارًا

And will help you with wealth and sons, and will assign unto you Gardens and will assign unto you rivers.
Surah 71 Verse 10 – 11

Your dua for a beautiful son is also acceptable.

 

And Allah knows best

Wassalam



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