From Shaykh ±£s¢ in al-Am¡l¢: Narrated from Zayd, from his fathers, from ~Al¢ XE “~Al¢” D, who said: Whenever the Noble Prophet XE “Noble Prophet” 9 was distressed or troubled he would recite the following du~¡:
O Ever-living! O Ever-lasting! O Ever-living who never dies! O Ever-living there is no god but You. Remover of the troubles! Answerer of the calls of the desperate! I ask You, as all praise is due to You – there is no god but You – O Bestower of Favors! Originator of the heavens and the earth! Lord of Might and Glory! The Beneficent in this world and the next and the Merciful in them both! O Lord! Bless me with the mercy that would make me free from needing mercy from other than You, O Most Merciful of the mercifuls.
The Noble Prophet XE “Holy Prophet” 9 said: “Whoever, from among the Muslims, recites this du~¡ three times is guaranteed to get what he asks for except if it (what he asks for) is a sin or if he has broken off ties with his close relatives.”