Is this a du’a found in a Hadith?
اللَّهُمَّ لَا تُهْلِكْنَا فَجْأَةً وَلَا تَأْخُذْنَا بَغْتَةً وَلَا تُعْجِلْنَا عَنْ حَقٍّ وَلَا وَصِيَّةٍ
This is part of a du’a that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would recite on both the ‘Eids. Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu).
(Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 7568. See the full Hadith here)
‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared a narrator extremely weak.
(Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 2 pg. 201)
Transliteration and translation
Allahumma la tuhlikna faj-atan wa la ta-khudhna baghtatan wa la tu’jilna ‘an haqqiw wa la wasiyyah
O Allah! Do not cause us to suffer sudden destruction, nor seize us by surprise. Do not hasten us [to death] out of rights and a will.
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And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar,
One may recite du’as that have been recorded with weak chains like this one.
This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. 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.