Is this a du’a from Hadith?
اللهم امكر لنا ولا تمكر علينا
Allahummam kur lana wa la tamkur ‘alayna
O Allah! Plot in favour of me and not against me
Yes this is derived from part of a Hadith recorded in Sunan Tirmidhi, Sunan Abi Dawud, Sunan Ibn Majah and other Hadith collections. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would say, ‘wamkur li wa la tamkur ‘alayya’ [i.e. plot in favour of me by afflicting my enemy in ways that they do not even realise]
(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3551, Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 1505, Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 3830)
Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic (hasanun sahih)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar