Du’aa to recite at times of difficulties

يَا حَيُّ يَا قَيُّوْمُ بِرَحُمَتِكَ أَسْتَغِيْثُ، أَصْلِحْ لِيْ شَأْنِيْ كُلَّهٗ، وَلَاتَكِلْنِيْ أِلىٰ نَفْسِيْ طَرْفَةَ عَيْنٍ ـ

Yaa Hayyu yaa Qayyuumu birahmatika astaghiith(u), aslih lii sha’nii kullah(uu), wa laa takilnii ilaa nafsii tarfata ‘ayn. (Anas ibn Malik. Mustadrak Hakim #200/2000)

O the Living, the Eternal, I beg through Your mercy. Set right all of my affairs and do not leave me under the control of my ego (nafs) for even the blink of an eye.

According to a hadith, this du’aa contains al-Ism al-A’zam, one of the special names of Allah that, when invoked while making a du’aa, tremendously increase its chances of acceptance. This du’aa should be made profusely at the time of difficulties, as was the practice of the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallem). He also urged his daughter Sayyidah Fatimah (ra) to make this du’aa every morning and evening.

(Source: Khalid Baig’s translation and commentary of du’aa #93 in the Accepted Whispers: Munajat-e-Maqbul)

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