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


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar