What is the authenticity of the following narration:-

Abu Umamah narrated:

“The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) supplicated with many supplications of which we did not preserve a thing. We said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, you supplicated with many supplications of which we did not preserve a thing.’ He (ﷺ) said: ‘Should I not direct you to what will include all of that? That you say: O Allah, we ask You from the good of what Your Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) asked You for, and we seek refuge in You from the evil of that which Your Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) sought refuge in You from, and You are the one from Whom aid is sought, and it is for You to fulfill, and there is no might or power except by Allah." (Jami` at-Tirmidhi 3521)

I found this narration in book of Adhkar I have, but when I checked it on Sunnah.com, I saw that it was marked as "Daif".

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    – UmH
    Apr 23, 2021 at 15:30
  • @UmH - The website you cited says that Layth ibn Abi Sulaym is not to be relied upon. But how is this possible? He is a narrator in Sahih Muslim
    – Ren
    Apr 23, 2021 at 18:57
  • @UmH - Sister, can you please explain?
    – Ren
    Apr 23, 2021 at 18:58
  • @UmH - I traced it with THIS link. Please sister can you explain why Imam Muslim narrated from Layth Ibn Abi Sulaym if he is weak?
    – Ren
    Apr 23, 2021 at 19:11
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    Imam Muslim has only used him as corroboration. He says that this hadith has also been narrated by ليث ​and أبو إسحاق الشيباني simultaneously with several other narrators. It does not mean that a hadith narrated by ليث ​ alone fulfills the conditions of Muslim
    – UmH
    Apr 24, 2021 at 7:39

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In another website (which is still Sunan Tirmidhi, still the same book) it usually also appear the grade of the hadith from Abu Isa. For this hadith, it said:

قَالَ أَبُو عِيسَى هَذَا حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ غَرِيبٌ

Translation: "Abu Isa said: This hadith is hasan gharib" (usually at sunnah.com it's dha'if).

Hasan Gharib means the isnad is good but conveyed by only one narrator. Hasan Gharib is different from just Hasan (or hasan li ghairihi), Hasan Li ghairihi is where a hadith is dha'if but become hasan because of other hadith from different narrator.

Personally I wouldn't practice it

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