The du’a ‘Rabbi yassir wa la tu’assir’

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Does the following du’a appear in any Hadith?

رَبِّ يَسِّر وَلَا تُعَسِّر

Rabbi yassir wa la tu’assir 



I have not come across these words in any Hadith.

Some Scholars and authors have commenced their writings with this du’a. Many ‘Ulama usually also recite this du’a when commencing teaching/studying a new book.

There is no harm in reciting this du’a on any occasion wherein a person could potentially face difficulty, as the meaning is excellent, without considering it a Sunnah du’a.



O Allah! Make it easy and do not make it difficult.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad 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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