Authentic Du’aa for Anxiety, Grief & Sadness
From Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri (May Aallah be pleased with him) narrated:
“The Prophet (sallAllahu alyhi wasallam) entered into the Masjid one day and found therein a man among the Ansar (the helpers of Islam) by the name Abu Umamah and he (the prophet) asked him: ‘O Abu Umamah, why do I see you sitting down in the Masjid when it is not prayer time?’. He (Abu Umamah) replied: ‘O prophet of Allah, I have been inflicted with anxieties and burden of debts’. Then the prophet (sallAllahu ‘alyhi wasallam) said: “shall I teach you a statement, when you say it, Allah will relieve you of your anxieties and settle for you your debts?’, he (Abu umamah) said: ‘O yes the prophet of Allah’. He (the prophet) said: ‘when you wake up either in the morning or in the evening, say:
‘O Allah , I take refuge in You from anxiety and sorrow, weakness and laziness, miserliness and cowardice, the burden of debts and being overpowered by men’. Abu Umamah said that ‘I did all this recommendation of the prophet and Allah eased me of my anxieties and burden of debt.’”
(Collected by Abu Dawud)
"O Allah, I take refuge in You from anxiety and sorrow, weakness and laziness, miserliness and cowardice, the burden of debts and from being over powered by men."
اللّهُـمَّ إِنِّي أَعْوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الهَـمِّ وَ الْحُـزْنِ، والعًجْـزِ والكَسَلِ والبُخْـلِ والجُـبْنِ، وضَلْـعِ الـدَّيْنِ وغَلَبَـةِ الرِّجال
Allâhumma innî acûdhu bika mina-l-hammi wa-l-hazani, wa-l-cajzi wa-l-kasali, wa-l-bukhli wa-l-jubni, wa dalaci d-dayni wa ghalabati r-rijâl.