Answered by Shaykh Yūsuf Badāt
Could you advise on a duʿāʾ for lost items. I have lost something very important and am getting desperate to find it.
Jazāk Allāh Khayr/ Thank you for your question.
May Allāh facilitate success and comfort for you in your situation. We pray that you retrieve your lost item very soon.
Imam Bayhaqī has recorded a narration on the strength of Ibn ʿOmar (may Allāh be pleased with him) referencing the following supplication:
اَلَّلهُمَّ رَادَّ الضَّالَّةِ هَادِيَ الضَّالَّةِ تَهْدِيْ مِنَ الضَّلَالَةِ رُدَّ عَلَيَّ ضَالَّتِيْ بِعِزَّتِكَ وَسُلْطَانِكَ فَإِنَّهَا مِنْ فَضْلِكَ وَعَطَائِكَ
Allāhumma Rādd al-dhāllati Hādiy al-dhāllati tahdī min al-dhalālati rudda ʿalayya dhāllatī bi ʿizzatika wa sulṭānika finnahā min fadhlika wa ʿaṭāika
“O Allāh, the One who returns the lost, by Your power and awe, return what I have lost, for surely I have received it as Your gift and favour”. (Bayhaqī)
And Allāh Knows Best