Who is this du’a attributed to?
اللهم اجعل نظري عبرا وصمتي تفكرا ومنطقي ذكرا
Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah (rahimahullah) has recorded this on the authority of Abu Idris Al Khawlani (rahimahullah), a Tabi’i, who reports this as the du’a of an unnamed Yemeni.
(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah: 30212, 36521 and Hilyatul Awliya, vol. 5 pg. 122)
O Allah! Make my sight/vision one of taking lesson, my silence a means of meditation/pondering and my speech remembrance [dhikr].
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar