O Allah! Plot in favour of me and not against me

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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

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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