Is there any Hadith which states that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) made du’a for protection from sudden death?
In a lengthy Hadith, Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr (radiyallahu’anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) would seek refuge from [among others things]; sudden death.
(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 2 pg. 171 and vol. 4 pg. 204, Al-Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 14751 and others. See Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 2 pg. 318)
Note: The exact words of this du’a are not mentioned in this narration.
One may recite [for example]:
Allahumma inni a’udhu bika min mawtil fuja-ah.
O Allah! I seek your refuge from sudden death.
Also see Kanzul ‘Ummal, Hadith: 3786 and the last du’a in Munajat Maqbul of Moulana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanwi (rahimahullah).
The last word (which is in bold) can also be pronounced as: Faj-ah.
(Hashiyatus Sindi ‘alal Musnad)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar