Ibn Qayyim rahimahullah cites in his book I’laam al-Muwaqi’een that Shaykhul Islam Ibn Taymiyyah rahimahullah would say the following words when a matter would be unclear to him:
يَا مُعَلِّمَ إبْرَاهِيمَ عَلِّمْنِي
“Oh Teacher of The Prophet Ibrahim teach me”
Another student of Shaykhul Islam said that Ibn Taymiyyah would say it in his sujood.
Ibn Taymiyyah rahimahullah, said:
وكنت أذهب إلى المساجد المهجورة ونحوها وأمَرِّغ وجهي في التراب ، وأسأل الله تعالى وأقول : يا مُعَلِّم إبراهيم فَهِّمْنِي .
“… I used to go to the mosques which were abandoned [i.e.vacated] and the likes of those places and I would rub my face in the sand [in prostration] and I would ask Allah, The Most High by saying, ‘Oh Teacher of Ibrahim grant me understanding.’ ”
[al-Uqood ad-Duriyyah (42/1)]
AbdulFattaah Bin Uthman