Hadith on Dua: Use comprehensive and concise supplications

Aisha reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, entered my room while I was praying and I was slow to take care of his need. The Prophet said, “O Aisha, you must use comprehensive and concise supplications.” When I finished, I said, “O Messenger of Allah, what are comprehensive and concise supplications?” The Prophet said, “Say: O Allah, I ask You for all that is good, now and in the life to come, what I know of it and do not know. I seek refuge in You from all that is evil, now and in the life to come, what I know of it and do not know. I ask You for Paradise and the words and deeds that bring me close to it, and I seek refuge in You from the Hellfire and the words and deeds that bring me close to it. I ask You for the same as Muhammad has asked You, and I seek refuge in you from the same as Muhammad has sought refuge in You. Whatever You decree for me, let it result in upright guidance.

Source: al-Adab al-Mufrad 635

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهَا قَالَتْ دَخَلَ عَلَيَّ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَأَنَا أُصَلِّي وَلَهُ حَاجَةٌ فَأَبْطَأْتُ عَلَيْهِ قَال يَا عَائِشَةُ عَلَيْكِ بِجُمَلِ الدُّعَاءِ وَجَوَامِعِهِ فَلَمَّا انْصَرَفْتُ قُلْتُ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ وَمَا جُمَلُ الدُّعَاءِ وَجَوَامِعُهُ قَالَ قُولِي اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ مِنَ الْخَيْرِ كُلِّهِ عَاجِلِهِ وَآجِلِهِ مَا عَلِمْتُ مِنْهُ وَمَا لَمْ أَعْلَمْ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الشَّرِّ كُلِّهِ عَاجِلِهِ وَآجِلِهِ مَا عَلِمْتُ مِنْهُ وَمَا لَمْ أَعْلَمُ وَأَسْأَلُكَ الْجَنَّةَ وَمَا قَرَّبَ إِلَيْهَا مِنْ قَوْلٍ أَوْ عَمَلٍ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ النَّارِ وَمَا قَرَّبَ إِلَيْهَا مِنْ قَوْلٍ أَوْ عَمَلٍ وَأَسْأَلُكَ مِمَّا سَأَلَكَ بِهِ مُحَمَّدٌ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِمَّا تَعَوَّذَ مِنْهُ مُحَمَّدٌ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَمَا قَضَيْتَ لِي مِنْ قَضَاءٍ فَاجْعَلْ عَاقِبَتَهُ رُشْدًا

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