Agisni ya Rahman | Dua | Hadith | Benefits and analysis

Shah Muhammad Suhail

Agisni ya Rahman

We are waiting for Allah Taala in every step of our life. There is no helper for us except Allah Almighty. We use many words to seek help from Allah Ta’ala. One of those prayers is – Agisni Ya Rahman. Many of you what this sentence means? Is it in any hadith or not? Asking to know the benefits or virtues of this prayer etc.

What is the meaning of this prayer Agisni Ya Rahman in this post? I will discuss the analysis of the word and all aspects related to it. It will inspire you to enrich your knowledge and seek help from Allah in the best way.

Meaning of Agisni Ya Rahman

The phrase Agisni Ya Rahman literally means – help me O Rahman (Merciful, this is an attributive name of Almighty Allah). However, in order to understand the meaning of any dua well, it is very fruitful to look at the original cover. So we are writing the Arabic form of this prayer below and analyzing it.

The Arabic version of the prayer

أغِثنِیٛ یَا رَحٛمٰن

Pronunciation: Agisni Ya Rahman.

Translation: Help me O Rahman (Merciful).

Agisni ya Rahman dua
Agisni ya Rahman dua

Grammatical analysis

Agisni ( اغِثنِیٛ ) This part is a command or request sentence from the verb aghis ( الإغاثة). Added to this is the good man (ya mutakallim). The meaning of the sentence is help me.

Ya Rahaman ( یَا رَحٛمٰن ) This part occurs with the address letter Ya and Rahaman – the attributive name of Allah Ta’ala. Ya Rahman means, O Merciful.

Agisni Ya Rahman Dua and Hadith

We have not found the word Aghisni Ya Ramhan in any Sahih Hadith like this. A hadith contains the phrase ‘ya mugisa agisni’. But that hadith is not pure. But the meaning of this prayer is good. So you can do it if you want. It will not be a problem. But it must be remembered that this dua cannot be believed as masnoon dua.

The benefits of this Dua

Many people say that if you say Agisni Ya Rahman three times, any prayer will be accepted. But there is no authentic hadith to prove this. So we will not believe their word. But since it is a prayer, we can get some general benefits.

This dua is a short and very familiar dua. Which is recited for the help of Allah Ta’ala. Some of its general benefits are mentioned below:

  • Obtaining Allah’s Mercy: Through this dua, a believer obtains Allah’s help and shelter in various difficult times of his life by asking for Allah’s mercy.
  • Peace of mind: By reciting this dua one can gain peace of mind and reduce stress. It gives comfort and stability to our hearts.
  • Increase in confidence: When a believer recites this dua, his confidence increases, because he believes that Allah is his helper and protector.
  • Nearness to Allah: This dua makes a person closer to Allah, which helps in increasing his faith and taqwa.
  • Improvement of situation: With the blessing of this dua, the way to solve various situations and problems in the life of a believer becomes easy. Because Allah can remove all difficulties by His grace.

A story and history

We have already said that this prayer Agisni Ya Rahman is not directly mentioned in the hadith. But there is an Israeli narrative that we refer to.


يا ودود يا ودود، يا ذا العرش المجيد، يا مبدئ يا معيد، يا فعالا لما يريد، أسألك بنور وجهك الذي ملأ أركان عرشك، وأسألك بقدرتك التي قدرت بها على جميع خلقك، وأسألك برحمتك التي وسعت كل شيء، لا إله إلا أنت، يا مغيث أغثني

Translation: Loving, Most Compassionate, O Lord of the Glorious Throne, O Creator and Restorer of all creation. O (Great Being) He who accomplishes whatever He wills. I pray in the light of Your Being, which fills all the layers of Your Throne and I pray to you in the power of that power by which you have power over all creation. I pray to your mercy, which encompasses all things. There is no god but You. O helper, help me.

Many people narrate this hadith in relation to the Agisni Ya Rahman prayer. Especially those who describe this prayer in Bengal, they greatly exaggerate it.

The original story of Agisni Ya Rahman Dua

On the authority of Anas Ibn Malik (RA), he said: “A companion of the Prophet (PBUH), whose name was Abu Mulaik. He was a businessman then He used to trade with other people’s capital. He was very pious and pious.

Once he went on a business trip and met an armed robber on the way. The robber said to him, “Leave what you have, I will kill you.” He said, “Why do you want to take my blood?” Take what you need.’

The robber said, ‘The money will be mine, I want your blood.’ Then the companion said, ‘If that is what you want, then let me pray four rakats.’ The robber said, ‘Pray whatever you want.’

The Sahabi performed ablution and prayed four rakats and in the last prostration recited the following supplication:

After reciting the prayer thrice, he saw a mounted warrior with a spear in his hand and held up to his horse’s ears. He came and killed the robber with a spear. Then he came to the companion and said, “Get up.” The companion said, “Who are you?” May my parents sacrifice on you, Allah has sent you today to help me.’

He said, ‘I am an angel of the fourth heaven. When you prayed for the first time, I heard a voice at the gates of heaven. After praying for the second time, I heard a commotion in the sky. After making the third dua, it was said, ‘The dua of a person in danger’, then I prayed to Allah to give me the responsibility to kill him.’

Anas (RA) said: ‘Know that whoever performs ablution and prays four rak’ahs and recites this dua, Allah will remove his danger, whether he is in danger or not.’

Opinions of scholars

The Islam QA web site says about this hadith and supplication:

Stories and hadiths are not correct in any way. However, there is no inconsistency between the phrases and phrases of this prayer; Rather, its words are correct and noble, which are in accordance with the Qur’an and the Hadith. However, it cannot be believed that someone who recites this dua will surely be saved or that Allah Ta’ala will help him.

Because it depends on being proved by the right certificate. Since the sanad of this supplication is not correct, it should not be considered related to the Shari’ah. If someone wants to pray by memorizing these words, there is no problem, InshAllah. However, it should not be claimed as part of the Shariah.

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