Please provide the reference for the masnun Du’a:

“Allahumma la takilni ila nafsi tarfata ‘ayn”


Imams Hakim, Nasai and Bazzar (rahimahumullah) and others have recorded this narration.

Imam Hakim has declared the Hadith authentic (sahih). Hafiz Mundhiri (rahimahullah) has also declared the narration as authentic. Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has graded the Hadith as sound (hasan)

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 1 pg. 545, ‘Amalul Yawmi Wal Laylah, Hadith: 570, Targhib, vol. 1 pg. 457, Nataijul Afkar, vol. 2 pg. 407. Also see Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 10. pg. 117)


The full narration is as follows:

Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said to Sayyidatuna Fatimah (radiyallahu ‘anha), “What will stop you from practising my advice? You should recite the following every morning and evening:

يا حي يا قيوم برحمتك أستغيث ، أصلح لي شأني كله ، ولا تكلني إلى نفسي طرفة عين

“Ya Hayyu Ya Qayyumu bi rahmatika astaghith, aslih li sha-ni kullah wa la takilni ila nafsi tarfata ‘ayn”



O The Ever Living The Sustainer, I seek assistance through your mercy, rectify all of my affairs and don’t entrust me to myself even for a blink.


A similar du’a has also been reported to recite when distressed. See it here.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar