Whenever he looked at the mirror, Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) is narrated to have made this dua (for example):

O Allah, just as You have made my external features beautiful, make my character beautiful as well.

Is this dua present in sahih hadith books?

(And does it include (may not be accurate): “And please Allah, do not make it a source of Fire.” [Either because I am pleased with it too much, or not pleased with it.])

  • اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ حَسَّنْتَ خَلْقِي فَحَسِّنْ خُلُقِي
    – Ahmed
    Commented Oct 13, 2018 at 6:02

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The dua itself is authentic, however narrations that attach it to looking in a mirror are weak.

The dua has been recorded in various collections like Musnad Ahmad (3823 , 24392 , 25221) where the commentators have classed it as Sahih. It has also been recorded in Sahih Ibn Hibban (959). Al-Albani has graded it as saheeh in Irwa al-Ghalil (74) and Sahih al-Jaami as-Sagheer (1307).


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  • I don't know Arabic. Does the hadith include what I asked in my post?
    – blackened
    Commented Oct 13, 2018 at 10:42
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    The wording is اللهم أحسنت خلقي فأحسن خلقي , which is the part you have put in the yellow quotation. The latter part is not included, and there is no specification of a mirror in the sahih hadith, though these are present in the weak versions.
    – UmH
    Commented Oct 13, 2018 at 10:47

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