Reciting Dua Jameela.

Q. Is reciting the words of Dua Jameela a good practice either in congregation or as an individual? And are the blessings stated authentic?

A. The words of Dua Jameela are not evident in any tradition of the Prophet (S.A.S) and hence, the virtues and blessings attributed to this dua are not authentic.

Reciting duas in congregation has not been established as a practice of the Prophet (S.A.S), his companions and the pious predecessors. Hence, this is not encouraged.

As for reciting it individually, it is permissible if the words used in the dua are all acceptable in the shariah.

And Allah knows best.

Mufti Waseem Khan