Imam al-Asr Masjid

Thu, February 29, 2024 | 20 Shaban, 1445 AH

Dua Abu Hamza Thumali

دعاء ابو حمزة الثمالي

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In Misbah al-Mutahajjid, it has been narrated on the authority of Abu-Hamzah al-Thumali that Imam Ali ibn al-Husayn Zayn al-Abidin (peace be upon him) used to offer prayers the whole nights of Ramadan. At the last hour of the Month of Ramadan nights, he used to recite this supplication.

The Supplication of Abi Hamza al-Thumali is narrated from Imam Sajjad (as) and is one of the most precious and well-known of prayers, enjoying a high status amongst great scholars. Abi Hamza al-Thumali, the narrator of this beautiful du'a, was one of the prominent students of Imam Zayn al-'Abidin (a) and this du'a has been named after him. We should acknowledge and appreciate the great role of the narrators of hadiths and du'as from the Prophet Muhammad (s) and his household (a) such as Abi Hamza al-Thumali, Kumayl al-Nakha'i and so on and ask God, the Almighty, to cover them with His mercy. According to Islamic hadiths, a person should pass on their knowledge and understanding to future generations who may indeed then take more benefit from the knowledge they have thus received and have a better and more complete understanding of it.

إِلٰهِي لاَ تُؤَدِّبْنِي بِعُقُوبَتِكَ
O Allah, do not discipline me by means of Your punishment
وَلاَ تَمْكُرْ بِي فِي حِيلَتِكَ
and do not subject me to Your planned strategy.
مِنْ أَيْنَ لِيَ ٱلْخَيْرُ يَا رَبِّ
How can I attain welfare, O Lord,
وَلاَ يُوجَدُ إِلاَّ مِنْ عِنْدِكَ
while it is not found elsewhere save with You?
وَمِنْ أَيْنَ لِيَ ٱلنَّجَاةُ
How can I find redemption
وَلاَ تُسْتَطَاعُ إِلاَّ بِكَ
while it cannot be attained save through You?
لاَ ٱلَّذِي أَحْسَنَ ٱسْتَغْنَىٰ عَنْ عَوْنِكَ وَرَحْمَتِكَ
Neither he who has done righteous deeds can dispense with Your aid and mercy
وَلاَ ٱلَّذِي أَسَاءَ وَٱجْتَرَأَ عَلَيْكَ
nor can he who did evildoings, dare to challenge you,
وَلَمْ يُرْضِكَ خَرَجَ عَنْ قُدْرَتِكَ
and did not arrive at Your pleasure find an exit out of Your power.

Repeat this phrase as many times as possible in one breath:
يَا رَبِّ …
O Lord…

Then continue…
بِكَ عَرَفْتُكَ
Through You have I known You.
وَأَنْتَ دَلَلْتَنِي عَلَيْكَ
You showed me the way to You
وَدَعَوْتَنِي إِلَيْكَ
and invited me to come towards You.
وَلَوْلا أَنْتَ لَمْ أَدْرِ مَا أَنْتَ
Had it been not for You, I would have never known who You are.
الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ٱلَّذِي أَدْعُوهُ فَيُجِيبُنِي
All praise be to Allah alone Who gives answer to me whenever I pray Him
وَإِنْ كُنْتُ بَطِيئاً حِينَ يَدْعُونِي
although I am slow whenever He invites me.
وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ٱلَّذِي أَسْأَلُهُ فَيُعْطِينِي
All praise be to Allah alone Who gives me whenever I ask Him
وَإِنْ كُنْتُ بَخِيلاً حِينَ يَسْتَقْرِضُنِي
although I become close-fisted when He asks me.
وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ٱلَّذِي أُنَادِيهِ كُلَّمَا شِئْتُ لِحَاجَتِي
All praise be to Allah alone Whom I call whenever I need something
وَأَخْلُو بِهِ حَيْثُ شِئْتُ لِسِرِّي بِغَيْرِ شَفِيعٍ
and Whom I secretly converse whenever I want without need for an intercessor;
فَيَقْضِي لِي حَاجَتِي
He thus grants my need.
الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ٱلَّذِي لاَ أَدْعُو غَيْرَهُ
All praise be to Allah alone other than Whom I never pray,
وَلَوْ دَعَوْتُ غَيْرَهُ لَمْ يَسْتَجِبْ لِي دُعَائِي
and even if I pray anyone else, he shall never be able to respond to my prayer.
وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ٱلَّذِي لاَ أَرْجُو غَيْرَهُ
All praise be to Allah alone for other than Whom I do not hope,
وَلَوْ رَجَوْتُ غَيْرَهُ َلأَخْلَفَ رَجَائِي
and even if I hope for anyone else, he shall certainly disappoint me.
وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ٱلَّذِي وَكَلَنِي إِلَيْهِ فَأَكْرَمَنِي
All praise be to Allah alone Who has accepted me to depend upon Him and, thus, bestowed favors upon me.
وَلَمْ يَكِلْنِي إِلَىٰ ٱلنَّاسِ فَيُهِينُونِي
He has not left me to people who will thus definitely humiliate me.
وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ٱلَّذِي تَحَبَّبَ إِلَيَّ
All praise be to Allah alone Who has sought my friendship
وَهُوَ غَنِيٌّ عَنِّي
while He can dispense with me.
وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ٱلَّذِي يَحْلُمُ عَنِّي
All praise be to Allah alone Who showed Himself gentle and considerate towards me
حَتَّىٰ كَأَنِّي لاَ ذَنْبَ لِي
as if I have not sinned.
فَرَبِّي أَحْمَدُ شَيْءٍ عِنْدِي
Accordingly, my Lord is the only One Whom I should thank
وَأَحَقُّ بِحَمْدِي
and He is the worthiest of being thanked by me.
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَجِدُ سُبُلَ ٱلْمَطَالِبِ إِلَيْكَ مُشْرَعَةً
O Allah, I find the courses to asking from You wide open,
وَمَنَاهِلَ ٱلرَّجَاءِ لَدَيْكَ مُتْرَعَةً
the springs to hoping for You overflowing,
وَٱلاِسْتِعَانَةَ بِفَضْلِكَ لِمَنْ أَمَّلَكَ مُبَاحَةً
seeking the help of Your favors reachable for them who have hopefully looked forward to You,
وَأَبْوَابَ ٱلدُّعَاءِ إِلَيْكَ لِلصَّارِخِينَ مَفْتُوحَةً
and the doors of praying You vulnerable for them who cry to You.
وَأَعْلَمُ أَنَّكَ لِلرَّاجِين بِمَوْضِعِ إِجَابَةٍ
I know for sure that You give favorable reply to the petitioners
وَلِلْمَلْهُوفِينَ بِمَرْصَدِ إِغَاثَةٍ
and relentlessly succor the aggrieved;
وَأَنَّ فِي ٱللَّهْفِ إِلَىٰ جُودِكَ
and to long for Your beneficence
وَٱلرِّضَا بِقَضَائِكَ
and to accept Your will and judgment
عِوَضاً مِنْ مَنْعِ ٱلْبَاخِلِينَ
are well compensations for that which the close-fisted misers deny
وَمَنْدُوحَةً عَمَّا فِي أَيْدِي ٱلْمُسْتَأْثِرِينَ
and alternative to that which is possessed by the stingy.
وَأَنِّ ٱلرَّاحِـلَ إِلَيْكَ قَرِيبُ ٱلْمَسَافَةِ
He who travels towards You will easily reach his destination.
وَأَنَّكَ لاَ تَحْتَجِبُ عَنْ خَلْقِكَ
You do not conceal Yourself against Your creatures
إِلاَّ أَنْ تَحْجُبَهُمُ ٱلأَعْمَالُ دُونَكَ
unless their evildoings stand between them and You.
وَقَدْ قَصَدْتُ إِلَيْكَ بِطَلِبَتِي
I am thus turning to You carrying my appeals
وَتَوَجَّهْتُ إِلَيْكَ بِحَاجَتِي
and directing towards You carrying my needs.
وَجَعَلْتُ بِكَ ٱسْتِغَاثَتِي
I have sought the help of You alone
وَبِدُعَائِكَ تَوَسُّلِي
and begging You through my prayer
مِنْ غَيْرِ ٱسْتِحْقَاقٍ لاﹾِسْتِمَاعِكَ مِنِّي
although I do not deserve to be observed by You
وَلاَ ٱسْتِيجَابٍ لِعَفْوِكَ عَنِّي
or to be pardoned by You.
بَلْ لِثِقَتِي بِكَرَمِكَ
Rather, I have full confidence in Your generosity,
وَسُكُونِي إِلَىٰ صِدْقِ وَعْدِكَ
I have relied upon the truthfulness of Your promise,
وَلَجَائِي إِلَىٰ ٱلإِيـمَانِ بِتَوْحِيدِكَ
I have sought shelter with my faith in Your Oneness
وَيَقِينِي بِمَعْرِفَتِكَ مِنِّي
and my certitude in the fact -which you know-
أَنْ لاَ رَبَّ لِي غَيْرُكَ
that I have no Lord other than You
وَلاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ
and there is no god save You
وَحْدَكَ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَكَ
alone, without having any partner.
اَللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ ٱلْقَائِلُ وَقَوْلُكَ حَقٌّ
O Allah, It is You Who have said, and Your sayings are always true
وَوَعْدُكَ صِدْقٌ:
and Your promise is always valid:
”وَٱسْأَلُوٱ ٱللَّهَ مِنْ فَضْلِهِ
“Ask Allah of His bounty.
إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ كَانَ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيماً“
Verily Allah is ever Merciful to you.”
وَلَيْسَ مِنْ صِفَاتِكَ يَا سَيِّدِي
It is not Your habit, O my Chief,
أَنْ تَأْمُرَ بِٱلسُّؤَالِ وَتَمْنَعَ ٱلْعَطِيَّةَ
that You instruct us to implore You and then You stop giving us,
وَأَنْتَ ٱلْمَنَّانُ بِٱلْعَطِيَّاتِ عَلَىٰ أَهْلِ مَمْلَكَتِكَ
while You are the All-benefactor Who confers upon the people of Your Kingdom with (innumerable) donations
وَٱلْعَائِدُ عَلَيْهِمْ بِتَحَنُّنِ رَأْفَتِكَ
and You are the All-generous Who meets them with the kindness of Your compassion.
إِلٰهِي رَبَّيْتَنِي فِي نِعَمِكَ وَإِحْسَانِكَ صَغِيراً
O my God, You brought me up amid Your bounties and favors when I was little
وَنَوَّهْتَ بِٱسْمِي كَبِيراً
and You have mentioned me when I have grown up.
فَيَا مَنْ رَبَّانِي فِي ٱلدُّنْيَا بِإِحْسَانِهِ
So, O He Who brought me up in this world with His bounties,
وَتَفَضُّلِهِ وَنِعَمِهِ
favors, and graces,
وَأَشَارَ لِي فِي ٱلآخِرَةِ إِلَىٰ عَفْوِهِ وَكَرَمِهِ
and, in the Hereafter, will have referred to me with His amnesty and generosity!
مَعْرِفَتِي يَا مَوْلاَيَ دَلِيلِي عَلَيْكَ
My acquaintance with You, O my Lord, is the path taking me to You
وَحُبِّي لَكَ شَفِيعِي إِلَيْكَ
and my love for You is the intermediary between You and me.
وَأَنَا وَاثِقٌ مِنْ دَلِيلِي بِدَلاَلَتِكَ
I am sure of the path to which You have lead me
وَسَاكِنٌ مِنْ شَفِيعِي إِلَىٰ شَفَاعَتِكَ
and I rely upon my intermediary’s success before You.
أَدْعُوكَ يَا سَيِّدِي بِلِسَانٍ قَدْ أَخْرَسَهُ ذَنْبُهُ
I pray You, O my Chief, with a tongue muted by its sins.
رَبِّ أُنَاجِيكَ بِقَلْبٍ قَدْ أَوْبَقَهُ جُرْمُهُ
O Lord! I confidentially speak to You with a heart degraded by its offenses.
أَدْعُوكَ يَا رَبِّ رَاهِباً رَاغِباً
I pray You, O Lord, with terror, desire,
رَاجِياً خَائِفاً
hope, and fear.
إِذَا رَأَيْتُ مَوْلاَيَ ذُنُوبِي فَزِعْتُ
Whenever I think of my sins, O my Master, I panic,
وَإِذَا رَأَيْتُ كَرَمَكَ طَمِعْتُ
but when I think of Your generosity, I feel desirous (for Your pardon).
فَإِنْ عَفَوْتَ فَخَيْرُ رَاحِمٍ
Therefore, if You forgive me, You are already the best of those who show mercy,
وَإِنْ عَذَّبْتَ فَغَيْرُ ظَالِمٍ
and If You punish me, You are then not wronging me.
حُجَّتِي يَا اللَّهُ فِي جُرْأَتِي عَلَىٰ مَسْأَلَتِكَ
Yet, it is Your munificence and Your generosity, O Allah, that gave me the courage to pray You,
مَعَ إِتْيَانِي مَا تَكْرَهُ جُودُكَ وَكَرَمُكَ
despite that I have committed things that You dislike.
وَعُدَّتِي فِي شِدَّتِي مَعَ قِلَّةِ حَيَائِي رَأْفَتُكَ وَرَحْمَتُكَ
It is Your kindness and mercy that I use as my means during misfortunes inflicting me despite my shamelessness.
وَقَدْ رَجَوْتُ أَنْ لاَ تَخِيبَ بَيْنَ ذَيْنِ وَذَيْنِ مُنْيَتِي
I thus hope that my expectation will not be disappointed amid these two matters.
فَحَقِّقْ رَجَائِي
So, make my hopes become real
وَٱسْمَعْ دُعَائِي
and answer my prayers.
يَا خَيْرَ مَنْ دَعَاهُ دَاعٍ
O Greatest Besought One that has been ever besought,
وَأَفْضَلَ مَنْ رَجَاهُ رَاجٍ
and the Most Favorable Hoped One!
عَظُمَ يَا سَيِّدِي أَمَلِي وَسَاءَ عَمَلِي
My expectation, O my Chief, has been great but my deed has been bad.
فَأَعْطِنِي مِنْ عَفْوِكَ بِمِقْدَارِ أَمَلِي
So, grant me Your pardon as much as my expectation,
وَلاَ تُؤَاخِذْنِي بِأَسْوَءِ عَمَلِي
and do not punish me for the worst of my deed.
فَإِنَّ كَرَمَكَ يَجِلُّ عَنْ مُجَازَاةِ ٱلْمُذْنِبِينَ
Verily, Your generosity is too great to be compared to the penalty of the guilty,
وَحِلْمَكَ يَكْبُرُ عَنْ مُكَافَأَةِ ٱلْمُقَصِّرِينَ
and Your tolerance is too immense to be compared to the punishment of the negligent.
وَأَنَا يَا سَيِّدِي عَائِذٌ بِفَضْلِكَ
I, O my Chief, am seeking refuge with Your benevolence,
هَارِبٌ مِنْكَ إِلَيْكَ
fleeing from You towards You,
مُتَنَجِّزٌ مَا وَعَدْتَ مِنَ ٱلصَّفْحِ عَمَّنْ أَحْسَنَ بِكَ ظَنّاً
hoping for the amnesty that You have promised to confer upon one who keeps good idea about You.
وَمَا أَنَا يَا رَبِّ وَمَا خَطَرِي
What am I? O Lord! What importance do I have?
هَبْنِي بِفَضْلِكَ
Do me a favor out of Your benevolence
وَتَصَدَّقْ عَلَيَّ بِعَفْوِكَ
and be charitable to me by means of pardoning me.
أَيْ رَبِّ جَلِّلْنِي بِسِتْرِكَ
O my Lord! Cover me with Your protective covering
وَٱعْفُ عَنْ تَوْبِيخِي بِكَرَمِ وَجْهِكَ
and overlook reproaching me out of the generosity of Your Face.
فَلَوِ ٱطَّلَعَ ٱلْيَوْمَ عَلَىٰ ذَنْبِي غَيْرُكَ مَا فَعَلْتُهُ
In fact, if anyone other than You has watched me while committing these sins, I may not commit them.
وَلَوْ خِفْتُ تَعْجِيلَ ٱلْعُقُوبَةِ لاﹾجْتَنَبْتُهُ
Had I anticipated immediateness of punishment, I might have avoided doing them.
لاَ لأَنَّكَ أَهْوَنُ ٱلنَّاظِرِينَ إِلَيَّ
Yet, this does not mean that You are the least important of those who watch over me
وَأَخَفُّ ٱلْمُطَّلِعِينَ عَلَيَّ
or You are the least weighty of those who observe me.
بَلْ لأَنَّكَ يَا رَبِّ خَيْرُ ٱلسَّاتِرِينَ
Rather, this is because You, O my Lord, are the best of those who cover up (one’s defects),
وَأَحْكَمُ ٱلْحَاكِمِينَ
the wisest of those who judge,
وَأَكْرَمُ ٱلأَكْرَمِينَ
the most generous of those who act generously,
سَتَّارُ ٱلْعُيُوبِ
the concealer of defects,
غَفَّارُ ٱلذُّنُوبِ
the Forgiver of sins,
عَلاَّمُ ٱلْغُيُوبِ
and the Knower of the unseen.
تَسْتُرُ ٱلذَّنْبَ بِكَرَمِكَ
You conceal the defects out of Your liberality
وَتُؤَخِّرُ ٱلْعُقُوبَةَ بِحِلْمِكَ
and put off punishment because of Your forbearance.
فَلَكَ ٱلْحَمْدُ عَلَىٰ حِلْمِكَ بَعْدَ عِلْمِكَ
Hence, all praise be to You, for You act tolerably although You have full knowledge
وَعَلَىٰ عَفْوِكَ بَعْدَ قُدْرَتِكَ
and for Your pardon even though You have the absolute authority.
وَيَحْمِلُنِي وَيُجَرِّئُنِي عَلَىٰ مَعْصِيَتِكَ حِلْمُكَ عَنِّي
It is Your forbearance with me that gives me latitude and makes me dare to break Your laws.
وَيَدْعُونِي إِلَىٰ قِلَّةِ ٱلْحَيَاءِ سِتْرُكَ عَلَيَّ
It is Your concealing my faults that makes me act shamelessly before You.
وَيُسْرِعُنِي إِلَىٰ ٱلتَوَثُّبِ عَلَىٰ مَحَارِمِكَ مَعْرِفَتِي بِسَعَةِ رَحْمَتِكَ وَعَظِيمِ عَفْوِكَ
It is my acquaintance with the broadness of Your mercy and the magnitude of Your pardon that make me hurry to violate that which You have deemed forbidden.
يَا حَلِيمُ يَا كَرِيمُ
O Indulgent! O Compassionate!
يَا حَيُّ يَا قَيُّومُ
O Ever-living! O Self-subsistent!
يَا غَافِرَ ٱلذَّنْبِ
O Forgiver of sins!
يَا قَابِلَ ٱلتَّوْبِ
O Accepter of repentance!
يَا عَظِيمَ ٱلْمَنِّ
O Owner of matchless bounties!
يَا قَدِيمَ ٱلإِحْسَانِ
O He who has been doing favors since eternity!
أَيْنَ سِتْرُكَ ٱلْجَمِيلُ
Where is Your magnificent concealment (of one’s faults)?
أَيْنَ عَفْوُكَ ٱلْجَلِيلُ
Where is Your irreversible pardon?
أَيْنَ فَرَجُكَ ٱلْقَرِيبُ
Where is Your abrupt relief?
أَيْنَ غِيَاثُكَ ٱلسَّرِيعُ
Where is Your immediate aid?
أَيْنَ رَحْمَتُكَ ٱلْوَاسِعَةُ
Where is Your boundless mercy?
أَيْنَ عَطَايَاكَ ٱلْفَاضِلَةُ
Where is Your overflowing gifts?
أَيْنَ مَوَاهِبُكَ ٱلْهَنِيئَةُ
Where are Your pleasant endowments?
أَيْنَ صَنَائِعُكَ ٱلسَّنِيَّةُ
Where are Your beautiful benefits?
أَيْنَ فَضْلُكَ ٱلْعَظِيمُ
Where is Your outstanding grace?
أَيْنَ مَنُّكَ ٱلْجَسِيمُ
Where are Your giant bounties?
أَيْنَ إِحْسَانُكَ ٱلْقَدِيمُ
Where are Your eternal favors?
أَيْنَ كَرَمُكَ يَا كَرِيمُ
Where is Your generous liberality? O Generous Giver!
بِهِ وَبِمُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ فَٱسْتَنْقِذْنِي
In Your name and in the name of Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad, save me!
وَبِرَحْمَتِكَ فَخَلِّصْنِي
In the name of Your mercy, deliver me!
يَا مُحْسِنُ
O All-benevolent!
يَا مُجْمِلُ
O All-beneficent!
يَا مُنْعِمُ يَا مُفْضِلُ
O All-gracious! O All-compassionate!
لَسْتُ أَتَّكِلُ فِي ٱلنَّجَاةِ مِنْ عِقَابِكَ عَلَىٰ أَعْمَالِنَا
In my salvation from Your punishment, I do not rely upon my deeds;
بَلْ بِفَضْلِكَ عَلَيْنَا
rather, I depend on Your liberal generosity to us,
لأَنَّكَ أَهْلُ ٱلتَّقْوَىٰ وَأَهْلُ ٱلْمَغْفِرَةِ
because You are verily the Lord of righteousness and the Lord of forgiveness.
تُبْدِئُ بِٱلإِحْسَانِ نِعَماً
You take the initiative in doing good out of Your graciousness
وَتَعْفُو عَنِ ٱلذَّنْبِ كَرَماً
and overlook the sins out of Your generosity.
فَمَا نَدْرِي مَا نَشْكُرُ
We thus do not know which of Your graces we should thank:
أَجَمِيلَ مَا تَنْشُرُ أَمْ قَبِيحَ مَا تَسْتُرُ
should it be the handsome elegance that you spread over us, or our offensive deeds that you conceal?
أَمْ عَظِيمَ مَا أَبْلَيْتَ وَأَوْلَيْتَ
Or should it be the fabulous favor that You grant and present,
أَمْ كَثِيرَ مَا مِنْهُ نَجَّيْتَ وَعَافَيْتَ
or the numerous misfortunes from which You have saved and relieved?
يَا حَبِيبَ مَنْ تَحَبَّبَ إِلَيْكَ
O Beloved of those who endear themselves to Him!
وَيَا قُرَّةَ عَيْنِ مَنْ لاَذَ بِكَ وَٱنْقَطَعَ إِلَيْكَ
O delight of the eyes of those who resort to Him and communicate Him incessantly!
أَنْتَ ٱلْمُحْسِنُ وَنَحْنُ ٱلْمُسِيئُونَ
You are the All-benevolent and we are the malevolent.
فَتَجَاوَزْ يَا رَبِّ عَنْ قَبِيحِ مَا عِنْدَنَا بِجَمِيلِ مَا عِنْدَكَ
So, overlook, O Lord, the offensive that we hold by means of the good that You hold.
وَأَيُّ جَهْلٍ يَا رَبِّ لاَ يَسَعُهُ جُودُكَ
There is not definitely any foolishness that can be uncovered by Your liberality.
أَوْ أَيُّ زَمَانٍ أَطْوَلُ مِنْ أَنَاتِكَ
There is no period that may be longer than Your tolerance.
وَمَا قَدْرُ أَعْمَالِنَا فِي جَنْبِ نِعَمِكَ
What value remains for our deeds if compared to Your favors?
وَكَيْفَ نَسْتَكْثِرُ أَعْمَالاً نُقَابِلُ بِهَا كَرَمَكَ
How can we ever deem much any deeds if compared to Your generosity?
بَلْ كَيْفَ يَضِيقُ عَلَىٰ ٱلْمُذْنِبِينَ مَا وَسِعَهُمْ مِنْ رَحْمَتِكَ
Moreover, how may Your broad mercy be narrow for the guilty?
يَا وَاسِعَ ٱلْمَغْفِرَةِ
O Extensive Forgiver!
يَا بَاسِطَ ٱلْيَدَيْنِ بِٱلرَّحْمَةِ
O He Who extends both hands with mercy!
فَوَعِزَّتِكَ يَا سَيِّدِي
By Your Majesty I swear, O my Lord,
لَوْ نَهَرْتَنِي مَا بَرِحْتُ مِنْ بَابِكَ
even if you chide me, I shall never leave Your Door
وَلاَ كَفَفْتُ عَنْ تَمَلُّقِكَ
and I shall never stop flattering You!
لِمَا ٱنْتَهَىٰ إِلَيَّ مِنَ ٱلْمَعْرِفَةِ بِجُودِكَ وَكَرَمِكَ
This is because I have full acquaintance with Your (indescribable) generosity and bounty.
وَأَنْتَ ٱلْفَاعِلُ لِمَا تَشَاءُ
Verily, You do whatever You will.
تُعَذِّبُ مَنْ تَشَاءُ بِمَا تَشَاءُ كَيْفَ تَشَاءُ
You punish whomsoever You want however You want by whatever means You want.
وَتَرْحَمُ مَنْ تَشَاءُ بِمَا تشَاءُ كَيْفَ تَشَاءُ
You have mercy upon whomsoever You want however You want by whatever means You want.
لاَ تُسْأَلُ عَنْ فِعْلِكَ
None is supposed to interrogate You for whatever You do,
وَلاَ تُنَازَعُ فِي مُلْكِكَ
non can ever contend with You about Your authority,
وَلاَ تُشَارَكُ فِي أَمْرِكَ
none can ever have a share in that which You hold,
وَلاَ تُضَادُّ فِي حُكْمِكَ
none can ever object to Your decisions,
وَلاَ يَعْتَرِضُ عَلَيْكَ أَحَدٌ فِي تَدْبِيرِكَ
and none can ever protest against that which You administer.
لَكَ ٱلْخَلْقُ وَٱلأَمْرُ
To You alone are creation and determination.
تَبَارَكَ ٱللَّهُ رَبُّ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ
Blessed be Allah, the Lord of the worlds.
يَا رَبِّ هٰذَا مَقَامُ مَنْ لاَذَ بِكَ
O my Lord, this is the manner of one who seeks Your shelter,
وَٱسْتَجَارَ بِكَرَمِكَ
resorts to Your liberality,
وَأَلِفَ إِحْسَانَكَ وَنِعَمَكَ
and has been accustomed to be included with Your benevolence and graciousness.
وَأَنْتَ ٱلْجَوَادُ ٱلَّذِي لاَ يَضِيقُ عَفْوُكَ
You are certainly the All-munificent Whose amnesty never shrinks,
وَلاَ يَنْقُصُ فَضْلُكَ
Whose favor never reduces,
وَلاَ تَقِلُّ رَحْمَتُكَ
and Whose mercy never diminishes.
وَقَدْ تَوَثَّقْنَا مِنْكَ بِٱلصَّفْحِ ٱلْقَدِيمِ
We have full confidence in You on account of Your eternal habit of pardons,
وَٱلْفَضْلِ ٱلْعَظِيمِ وَٱلرَّحْمَةِ ٱلْوَاسِعَةِ
boundless kindness, and limitless mercy.
أَفَتُرَاكَ يَا رَبِّ تُخْلِفُ ظُنُونَنَا أَوْ تُخَيِّبُ آمَالَنَا
Is it ever expectable, O Lord, that You may disappoint us or may act on the contrary of our expectations?
كَلاَّ يَا كَرِيمُ فَلَيْسَ هٰذَا ظَنُّنَا بِكَ
No, never. O Compassionate! This is neither our idea about You
وَلاَ هٰذَا فِيكَ طَمَعُنَا
nor our desire from You!
يَا رَبِّ إِنَّ لَنَا فِيكَ أَمَلاً طَوِيلاً كَثِيراً
O my Lord, verily we have hope, big and large, in You.
إِنَّ لَنَا فِيكَ رَجَاءً عَظِيماً
Verily, we have great expectation in You.
عَصَيْنَاكَ وَنَحْنُ نَرْجُو أَنْ تَسْتُرَ عَلَيْنَا
Albeit that we have disobeyed You, we still hope that You will cover our faults.
وَدَعَوْنَاكَ وَنَحْنُ نَرْجُو أَنْ تَسْتَجِيبَ لَنَا
We have prayed You hoping that You will respond to us.
فَحَقِّقْ رَجَاءَنَا مَوْلانَا
So, give success to our hopes, O our Lord!
فَقَدْ عَلِمْنَا مَا نَسْتَوْجِبُ بِأَعْمَالِنَا
We now know for sure what we deserve in exchange of our deeds.
وَلكِنْ عِلْمُكَ فِينَا وَعِلْمُنَا بِأَنَّكَ لاَ تَصْرِفُنَا عَنْكَ
Yet, Your knowledge about us and our knowledge that You shall never let us down
حَثَّنَا عَلَىٰ ٱلرَّغْبَةِ إِلَيْكَ
have urged us to desire for You
وَإِنْ كُنَّا غَيْرَ مُسْتَوْجِبِينَ لِرَحْمَتِكَ
even if we do not deserve Your mercy.
فَأَنْتَ أَهْلٌ أَنْ تَجُودَ عَلَيْنَا وَعَلَىٰ ٱلْمُذْنِبِينَ بِفَضْلِ سَعَتِكَ
However, You are the worthiest of conferring upon us and upon the guilty with the grace of Your broad benevolence.
فَٱمْنُنْ عَلَيْنَا بِمَا أَنْتَ أَهْلُهُ
So, confer upon us with that of which You are worthy
وَجُدْ عَلَيْنَا فَإِنَّا مُحْتَاجُونَ إِلَىٰ نَيْلِكَ
and act generously towards us, for we are in need for Your conferral.
يَا غَفَّارُ بِنُورِكَ ٱهْتَدَيْنَا
O Oft-Forgiving, in Your light have we found the right path,
وَبِفَضْلِكَ ٱسْتَغْنَيْنَا
due to Your favor have we dispensed with the others,
وَبِنِعْمَتِكَ أَصْبَحْنَا وَأَمْسَيْنَا
and Your grace have we experienced in morns and eves.
ذُنُوبُنَا بَيْنَ يَدَيْكَ
Our sins are before You;
نَسْتَغْفِرُكَ ٱللَّهُمَّ مِنْهَا وَنَتُوبُ إِلَيْكَ
we beseech You, O Allah, to forgive them and we repent before You.
تَتَحَبَّبُ إِلَيْنَا بِٱلنِّعَمِ وَنُعَارِضُكَ بِٱلذُّنُوبِ
Whilst You show affection to us through Your graces, we take ourselves away from You through our sins.
خَيْرُكَ إِلَيْنَا نَازِلٌ
You good descend upon us
وَشَرُّنَا إِلَيْكَ صَاعِدٌ
while our evildoing ascends to You.
وَلَمْ يَزَلْ وَلاَ يَزَالُ مَلَكٌ كَرِيمٌ يَأْتِيكَ عَنَّا بِعَمَلٍ قَبِيحٍ
Albeit that a noble angel always carries to You our offensive deeds,
فَلاَ يَمْنَعُكَ ذٰلِكَ مِنْ أَنْ تَحُوطَنَا بِنِعَمِكَ
this has never made you stop encompassing us with Your graces
وتَتَفَضَّلَ عَلَيْنَا بِآلاَئِكَ
and conferring upon us your elegances.
فَسُبْحَانَكَ مَا أَحْلَمَكَ وَأَعْظَمَكَ
Glory be to You! How Forbearing, Magnificent,
وَأَكْرَمَكَ مُبْدِئاً وَمُعِيداً
and Generous You are at all times!
تَقَدَّسَتْ أَسْمَاؤُكَ
Sacred be Your Names.
وَجَلَّ ثَنَاؤُكَ
Grand be Your praise.
وَكَرُمَ صَنَائِعُكَ وَفِعَالُكَ
Munificent be Your deeds and acts.
أَنْتَ إِلٰهِي أَوْسَعُ فَضْلاً وَأَعْظَمُ حِلْماً
You, O my God, are too expansive in graciousness and too great in forbearance
مِنْ أَنْ تُقَايِسَنِي بِفِعْلِي وَخَطِيئَتِي
to punish me for my evildoings and sins.
فَٱلْعَفْوَ ٱلْعَفْوَ ٱلْعَفْوَ
(Here I am asking for) Amnesty! Amnesty! Amnesty!
سَيِّدِي سَيِّدِي سَيِّدِي
O my Lord! O my Lord! O my Lord!
اَللَّهُمَّ أَشْغَلْنَا بِذِكْرِكَ
O Allah, cause us to be engaged with mentioning You,
وَأَعِذْنَا مِنْ سَخَطِكَ
save us from Your wrath,
وَأَجِرْنَا مِنْ عَذَابِكَ
deliver us from Your torture,
وَٱرْزُقْنَا مِنْ مَوَاهِبِكَ
grant us Your donations,
وَأَنْعِمْ عَلَيْنَا مِنْ فَضْلِكَ
confer upon us with Your grace,
وَٱرْزُقْنَا حَجَّ بَيْتِكَ
and provide us the opportunity to go on pilgrimage to Your House
وَزِيَارَةَ قَبْرِ نَبِيِّكَ
and to visit the tomb of Your Prophet,
صَلَوَاتُكَ وَرَحْمَتُكَ
may Your blessings, mercy,
وَمَغْفِرَتُكَ وَرِضْوَانُكَ عَلَيْهِ وَعَلَىٰ أَهْلِ بَيْتِهِ
forgiveness, and pleasure be upon him and his Household.
إِنَّكَ قَرِيبٌ مُجِيبٌ
Verily, You are nigh and ready to answer.
وَٱرْزُقْنَا عَمَلاً بِطَاعَتِكَ
Bless us with acting upon the obedience to You,
وَتَوَفَّنَا عَلَىٰ مِلَّتِكَ وَسُنَّةِ نَبِيِّكَ
and receive us following the rule of You and Your Prophet,
صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَعَلَىٰ آلِهِ
blessings of Allah be on him and on his Household.
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱغْفِرْ لِي وَلِوَالِدَيَّ
O Allah, forgive me and my parents,
وَٱرْحَمْهُمَا كَمَا رَبَّيَانِي صَغِيراً
and have mercy on them as they cared for me when I was little.
إِجْزِهِمَا بِٱلإِحْسَانِ إِحْسَاناً
Reward them generously for their good deeds
وَبِٱلسَّيِّئَاتِ غُفْرَاناً
and forgive their sins.
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱغْفِرْ لِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَٱلْمُؤْمِنَاتِ
O Allah, forgive the faithful men and women,
ٱلأَحْيَاءِ مِنْهُمْ وَٱلأَمْوَاتِ
be they alive or dead,
وَتَابِعْ بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَهُمْ بِٱلْخَيْرَاتِ
and join us together in bliss and happiness.
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱغْفِرْ لِحَيِّنَا وَمَيِّتِنَا
O Allah, forgive our living and dead persons,
وَشَاهِدِنَا وَغَائِبِنَا
our present and absent ones,
ذَكَرِنَا وَأُنْثَانَا
our male and female ones,
صَغِيرِنَا وَكَبِيرِنَا
our infants and adults,
حُرِّنَا وَمَمْلُوكِنَا
and our free ones and slaves.
كَذَبَ ٱلْعَادِلُونَ بِٱللَّهِ
Liars are those who ascribe rivals to Allah;
وَضَلُّوٱ ضَلاَلاً بَعِيداً
they have wandered far astray
وَخَسِرُوٱ خُسْرَاناً مُبِيناً
and they will have suffered a manifest loss.
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
O Allah, send blessings to Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,
وَٱخْتِمْ لِي بِخَيْرٍ
seal my life with decency,
وَٱكْفِنِي مَا أَهَمَّنِي مِنْ أَمْرِ دُنْيَايَ وَآخِرَتِي
help me overcome all that which aggrieves me in this world as well as the Hereafter,
وَلاَ تُسَلِّطْ عَلَيَّ مَنْ لاَ يَرْحَمُنِي
do not let him who does not have mercy upon me prevail on me,
وَٱجْعَلْ عَلَيَّ مِنْكَ وَاقِيَةً بَاقِيَةً
always keep on me an everlasting, protective covering,
وَلاَ تَسْلُبْنِي صَالِحَ مَا أَنْعَمْتَ بِهِ عَلَيَّ
do not divest me of the well-mannered graces that You have conferred upon me,
وَٱرْزُقْنِي مِنْ فَضْلِكَ رِزْقاً وَاسِعاً حَلاَلاً طَيِّباً
and provide me, out of Your grace, with lawfully gotten, delightful sustenance.
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱحْرُسْنِي بِحَرَاسَتِكَ
O Allah, keep me under Your alert surveillance,
وَٱحْفَظْنِي بِحِفْظِكَ
protect me with Your support,
وَٱكْلَأْنِي بِكَلاَءَتِكَ
take care of me with Your comprehensive care,
وَٱرْزُقْنِي حَجَّ بَيْتِكَ ٱلْحَرَامِ
grant me opportunity to go on pilgrimage to Your Holy House
فِي عَامِنَا هٰذَا وَفِي كُلِّ عَامٍ
in this year as well as all coming years,
وَزِيَارَةَ قَبْرِ نَبِيِّكَ وَٱلأَئِمَّةِ عَلَيْهِمُ ٱلسَّلامُ
grant me to go on pilgrimage to the tombs of Your Prophet and the Imams, peace be upon them,
وَلاَ تُخْلِنِي يَا رَبِّ مِنْ تِلْكَ ٱلْمَشَاهِدِ ٱلشَّرِيفَةِ
and do not deprive me, O Lord, of such honorable scenes
وَٱلْمَوَاقِفِ ٱلْكَرِيمَةِ
and noble situations.
اَللَّهُمَّ تُبْ عَلَيَّ حَتَّىٰ لاَ أَعْصِيَكَ
O Allah, accept my repentance so that I will not disobey you ever again,
وَأَلْهِمْنِي ٱلْخَيْرَ وَٱلْعَمَلَ بِهِ
inspire me with goodness, good-doing,
وَخَشْيَتَكَ بِٱللَّيْلِ وَٱلنَّهَارِ مَا أَبْقَيْتَنِي
and fear of You all over day and night as long as You keep me alive.
يَا رَبَّ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ
O Lord of the worlds!
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي كُلَّمَا قُلْتُ قَدْ تَهَيَّأْتُ وَتَعَبَّأْتُ
O Allah, each time I decide to prepare and ready myself
وَقُمْتُ لِلصَّلاَةِ بَيْنَ يَدَيْكَ وَنَاجَيْتُكَ
for offering prayers before You and conversing confidentially with You,
أَلْقَيْتَ عَلَيَّ نُعَاساً إِذَا أَنَا صَلَّيْتُ
You throw on me slumber whenever I stand for prayer;
وَسَلَبْتَنِي مُنَاجَاتَكَ إِذَا أَنَا نَاجَيْتُ
thus, You deprive me of conversing with You confidentially whenever I try so.
مَالِي كُلَّمَا قُلْتُ قَدْ صَلُحَتْ سَرِيرَتِي
What is the wrong with me? Whenever I feel that my inner self has become decent
وَقَرُبَ مِنْ مَجَالِسِ ٱلتَّوَّابِينَ مَجْلِسِي
and that my session has become similar to the sessions of those who turn much to You,
عَرَضَتْ لِي بَلِيَّةٌ أَزَالَتْ قَدَمِي وَحَالَتْ بَيْنِي وَبَيْنَ خِدْمَتِكَ
a misfortune would inflict me, causing my feet to be shaken, and standing against my showing servitude to You.
سَيِّدِي لَعَلَّكَ عَنْ بَابِكَ طَرَدْتَنِي
O my Master, perhaps You have pushed me away from Your door
وَعَنْ خِدْمَتِكَ نَحَّيْتَنِي
and You have dismissed me from Your service!
أَوْ لَعَلَّكَ رَأَيْتَنِي مُسْتَخِفّاً بِحَقِّكَ فَأَقْصَيْتَنِي
Or, perhaps, You have noticed that I belittled the duties that You have made incumbent upon me, and You thus set me aside!
أَوْ لَعَلَّكَ رَأَيْتَنِي مُعْرِضاً عَنْكَ فَقَلَيْتَنِي
Or, perhaps, You have seen me turning away from You and thus You have turned away from me!
أَوْ لَعَلَّكَ وَجَدْتَنِي فِي مَقَامِ ٱلْكَاذِبِينَ فَرَفَضْتَنِي
Or, perhaps, You have found me in the manner of the liars and thus You have rejected me!
أَوْ لَعَلَّكَ رَأَيْتَنِي غَيْرَ شَاكِرٍ لِنَعْمَائِكَ فَحَرَمْتَنِي
Or, perhaps, You have observed me showing no gratitude for Your graces and thus You have deprived me of them!
أَوْ لَعَلَّكَ فَقَدْتَنِي مِنْ مَجَالِسِ ٱلْعُلَمَاءِ فَخَذَلْتَنِي
Or, perhaps, You have not found me in the meetings of the scholars and thus You have let me down!
أَوْ لَعَلَّكَ رَأَيْتَنِي فِي ٱلْغَافِلِينَ فَمِنْ رَحْمَتِكَ آيَسْتَنِي
Or, perhaps, You have seen me among the inattentive ones and thus You have made me despair of Your mercy!
أَوْ لَعَلَّكَ رَأَيْتَنِي آلِفَ مَجَالِسِ ٱلْبَطَّالِينَ فَبَيْنِي وَبَيْنَهُمْ خَلَّيْتَنِي
Or, perhaps, You have found me fond of the sessions of the wrongdoers and thus You have referred me to them!
أَوْ لَعَلَّكَ لَمْ تُحِبَّ أَنْ تَسْمَعَ دُعَائِي فَبَاعَدْتَنِي
Or, perhaps, You have not willed to hear my prayers and thus You have kept me away from You!
أَوْ لَعَلَّكَ بِجُرْمِي وَجَرِيرَتِي كَافَيْتَنِي
Or, perhaps, You have punished me for my offenses and sins!
أَوْ لَعَلَّكَ بِقِلَّةِ حَيَائِي مِنْكَ جَازَيْتَنِي
Or, perhaps, You have penalized me for my shamelessness!
فَإِنْ عَفَوْتَ يَا رَبِّ فَطَالَمَا عَفَوْتَ عَنِ ٱلْمُذْنِبِينَ قَبْلِي
If You forgive me, O Lord, then You have occasionally forgiven the sinners like me,
لأَنَّ كَرَمَكَ أَيْ رَبِّ يَجِلُّ عَنْ مُكَافَاةِ ٱلْمُقَصِّرِينَ
because Your compassion, O my Lord, is too great to be compared to the punishment of the negligent.
وَأَنَا عَائِذٌ بِفَضْلِكَ هَارِبٌ مِنْكَ إِلَيْكَ
I am now seeking refuge with Your generosity and fleeing for You to You,
مُتَنَجِّزٌ مَا وَعَدْتَ مِنَ ٱلصَّفْحِ عَمَّنْ أَحْسَنَ بِكَ ظَنّاً
hoping for the promise that You have taken as regards pardoning those who have good idea about You.
إِلٰهِي أَنْتَ أَوْسَعُ فَضْلاً
O my God, You are too expansive in favor
وَأَعْظَمُ حِلْماً مِنْ أَنْ تُقَايِسَنِي بِعَمَلِي
and too great in forbearance to punish me for my deed
أَوْ أَنْ تَسْتَزِلَّنِي بِخَطِيئَتِي
or to chastise me for my sin.
وَمَا أَنَا يَا سَيِّدِي وَمَا خَطَرِي
What am I? O Master! What is my weight?
هَبْنِي بِفَضْلِكَ سَيِّدِي
Excuse me out of Your favor, O my Master,
وَتَصَدَّقْ عَلَيَّ بِعَفْوِكَ
act to me charitably our of Your pardon,
وَجَلِّلْنِي بِسِتْرِكَ
cover me with Your covering,
وَٱعْفُ عَنْ تَوْبِيخِي بِكَرَمِ وَجْهِكَ
and let off chiding me out of the liberality of Your Face.
سَيِّدِي أَنَا ٱلصَّغِيرُ ٱلَّذِي رَبَّيْتَهُ
O my Master! I am the little that You have brought up,
وَأَنَا ٱلْجَاهِلُ ٱلَّذِي عَلَّمْتَهُ
I am the ignorant that You have taught,
وَأَنَا ٱلضَّالُّ ٱلَّذِي هَدَيْتَهُ
I am the straying that You have guided,
وَأَنَا ٱلْوَضِيعُ ٱلَّذِي رَفَعْتَهُ
I am the humble that You have given rise,
وَأَنَا ٱلْخَائِفُ ٱلَّذِي آمَنْتَهُ
I am the afraid that You have given security,
وَٱلْجَائِعُ ٱلَّذِي أَشْبَعْتَهُ
I am the hungry that You have satiated,
وَٱلْعَطْشَانُ ٱلَّذِي أَرْوَيْتَهُ
I am the thirsty that You have watered,
وَٱلْعَارِي ٱلَّذِي كَسَوْتَهُ
I am the naked that You have dressed,
وَٱلْفَقِيرُ ٱلَّذِي أَغْنَيْتَهُ
I am the poor that You have given affluence,
وَٱلضَّعِيفُ ٱلَّذِي قَوَّيْتَهُ
I am the weak that You have strengthened,
وَٱلذَّلِيلُ ٱلَّذِي أَعْزَزْتَهُ
I am the lowly that You have given might,
وَٱلسَّقِيمُ ٱلَّذِي شَفَيْتَهُ
I am the ill that You have cured,
وَٱلسَّائِلُ ٱلَّذِي أَعْطَيْتَهُ
I am the beggar that You have donated,
وَٱلْمُذْنِبُ ٱلَّذِي سَتَرْتَهُ
I am the sinner that You have covered,
وَٱلْخَاطِئُ ٱلَّذِي أَقَلْتَهُ
I am the guilty that You have excused,
وَأَنَا ٱلْقَلِيلُ ٱلَّذِي كَثَّرْتَهُ
I am the valueless that You have evaluated,
وَٱلْمُسْتَضْعَفُ ٱلَّذِي نَصَرْتَهُ
I am the helpless that You have backed,
وَأَنَا ٱلطَّرِيدُ ٱلَّذِي آوَيْتَهُ
and I am the expelled that You have boarded.
أَنَا يَا رَبِّ ٱلَّذِي لَمْ أَسْتَحْيِكَ فِي ٱلْخَلاَءِ
I am, O my Lord, the one who has not felt ashamed of You in secrets
وَلَمْ أُرَاقِبْكَ فِي ٱلْمَلاَءِ
and the one who has not considered Your watching over him in the public.
أَنَا صَاحِبُ ٱلدَّوَاهِي ٱلْعُظْمَىٰ
I am the committer of the grave transgressions,
أَنَا ٱلَّذِي عَلَىٰ سَيِّدِهِ ٱجْتَرأَ
I am the one who challenged his Master,
أَنَا ٱلَّذِي عَصَيْتُ جَبَّارَ ٱلسَّمَاءِ
I am the one who disobeyed the All-great of the heavens,
أَنَا ٱلَّذِي أَعْطَيْتُ عَلَىٰ مَعَاصِي ٱلْجَلِيلِ ٱلرِّشَىٰ
I am the one who has given bribes violating the laws of the All-lofty Lord,
أَنَا ٱلَّذِي حِينَ بُشِّرْتُ بِهَا خَرَجْتُ إِلَيْهَا أَسْعَىٰ
I am the one who has been delighted for committing such sins,
أَنَا ٱلَّذِي أَمْهَلْتَنِي فَمَا ٱرْعَوَيْتُ
I am the one who, although You have respited, has not cared,
وَسَتَرْتَ عَلَيَّ فَمَا ٱسْتَحْيَيْتُ
I am the one whom, although You have covered him, has not felt ashamed,
وَعَمِلْتُ بِٱلْمَعَاصِي فَتَعَدَّيْتُ
who committed so many acts of disobedience that he has violated (all terms),
وَأَسْقَطْتَنِي مِنْ عَيْنِكَ فَمَا بَالَيْتُ
and who, although You have disregarded, has not minded.
فَبِحِلْمِكَ أَمْهَلْتَنِي
So, out of Your forbearance have You given me respite.
وَبِسِتْرِكَ سَتَرْتَنِي حَتَّىٰ كَأَنَّكَ أَغْفَلْتَنِي
You have concealed (my faults) with Your untouchable concealment as if You have been unaware of my acts.
وَمِنْ عُقُوبَاتِ ٱلْمَعَاصِي جَنَّبْتَنِي حَتَّىٰ كَأَنَّكَ ٱسْتَحْيَيْتَنِي
You have not applied to me the punishments of committing acts of disobedience (to You) as if You are ashamed to face me.
إِلٰهِي لَمْ أَعْصِكَ حِينَ عَصَيْتُكَ وَأَنَا بِرُبُوبِيَّتِكَ جَاحِدٌ
O my God, as I disobeyed You, I have never denied Your Lordship,
وَلاَ بِأَمْرِكَ مُسْتَخِفٌّ
have never belittled Your ordains,
وَلاَ لِعُقُوبَتِكَ مُتَعَرِّضٌ
have never wished for exposing myself to Your chastisement,
وَلاَ لِوَعِيدِكَ مُتَهَاوِنٌ
and have never disparaged Your threat.
لَكِنْ خَطِيئَةٌ عَرَضَتْ وَسَوَّلَتْ لِي نَفْسِي
Nevertheless, sins showed themselves desirable before me, my self commended to me,
وَغَلَبَنِي هَوَايَ
my whim overwhelmed me,
وَأَعَانَنِي عَلَيْهَا شِقْوَتِي
my impudence helped me accordingly,
وَغَرَّنِي سِتْرُكَ ٱلْمُرْخَىٰ عَلَيَّ
and I have been deceived by Your covering that You have laid on me.
فَقَدْ عَصَيْتُكَ وَخَالَفْتُكَ بِجُهْدِي
So, I have exerted efforts in violating Your orders and disobeying You.
فَٱلآنَ مِنْ عَذَابِكَ مَنْ يَسْتَنْقِذُنِي
Now, who can ever save me from Your chastisement?
وَمِنْ أَيْدِي ٱلْخُصَمَاءِ غَداً مَنْ يُخَلِّصُنِي
Tomorrow, who can save me from the hands of my rivals?
وَبِحَبْلِ مَنْ أَتَّصِلُ إِنْ أَنْتَ قَطَعْتَ حَبْلَكَ عَنِّي
Whose rope will I catch if You cut off the rope between You and me?
فَوَاسَوْأَتَا عَلَىٰ مَا أَحْصَىٰ كِتَابُكَ مِنْ عَمَلِي
Shame on me for my evildoings that Your Book has recorded.
ٱلَّذِي لَوْلاَ مَا أَرْجُو مِنْ كَرَمِكَ وَسَعَةِ رَحْمَتِكَ
Had it not been for Your generosity, the breadth of Your mercy,
وَنَهْيِكَ إِيَّايَ عَنِ ٱلَّذِي لْقُنُوطِ لَقَنَطْتُ عِنْدَمَا أَتَذَكَّرُهَا
and Your warning me against being desperate—the matters that I hopefully depend on, I would have despaired whenever I remember my sins.
يَا خَيْرَ مَنْ دَعَاهُ دَاعٍ
O Greatest Besought Who has been ever besought!
وَأَفْضَلَ مَنْ رَجَاهُ رَاجٍ
O Most Favorable Hoped!
اَللَّهُمَّ بِذِمَّةِ ٱلإِسْلاَمِ أَتَوَسَّلُ إِلَيْكَ
O Allah! I beseech You in the name of the liability of Islam,
وَبِحُرْمَةِ ٱلْقُرْآنِ أَعْتَمِدُ عَلَيْكَ
I rely upon You in the name of the sanctity of the Qur’an,
وَبِحُبِّي ٱلنَّبِيَّ ٱلأُمِّيَّ
in the name of my love for the Prophet; the Ummi (inhabitant of Mecca),
ٱلْقُرَشِيَّ ٱلْهَاشِمِيَّ
the Qurayshite, the Hashemite,
ٱلْعَرَبِيَّ ٱلتُّهَامِيَّ
the Arab, the Tuhamite,
ٱلْمَكِّيَّ ٱلْمَدَنِيَّ
the Meccan, and the Madanite,
أَرْجُو ٱلزُّلْفَةَ لَدَيْكَ
I hope for proximity to You.
فَلاَ تُوحِشِ ٱسْتِينَاسَ إِيـمَانِي
So, do not disturb my familiarity with faith
وَلاَ تَجْعَلْ ثَوَابِي ثَوَابَ مَنْ عَبَدَ سِوَاكَ
and do not make my reward the same as reward given to those who serve one other than You.
فَإِنَّ قَوْماً آمَنُوٱ بِأَلْسِنَتِهِمْ لِيَحْقِنُوٱ بِهِ دِمَاءَهُمْ
Certainly, some people outwardly declared the faith so that they could prevent their blood from being shed.
فَأَدْرَكُوٱ مَا أَمَّلُوٱ
However, they attained their goals.
وَإِنَّا آمَنَّا بِكَ بِأَلْسِنَتِنَا وَقُلُوبِنَا لِتَعْفُوَ عَنَّا
We have believed in You by heart and tongue so that You may excuse us.
فَأَدْرِكْنَا مَا أَمَّلْنَا
Hence, make us attain our goals,
وَثَبِّتْ رَجَاءَكَ فِي صُدُورِنَا
make firm our hope for You in our hearts,
وَلاَ تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا
make not our hearts to deviate after You have guided us aright,
وَهَبْ لَنَا مِنْ لَدُنْكَ رَحْمَةً
and grant us from You mercy.
إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ ٱلْوَهَّابُ
Surely, You are the most liberal Giver.
فَوَعِزَّتِكَ لَوِ ٱنْتَهَرْتَنِي مَا بَرِحْتُ مِنْ بَابِكَ
By Your Majesty I swear, O my Lord, even if You chide me, I shall never leave Your Door
وَلاَ كَفَفْتُ عَنْ تَمَلُّقِكَ
and I shall never stop flattering You.
لِمَا أُلْهِمَ قَلْبِي مِنَ ٱلْمَعْرِفَةِ بِكَرَمِكَ وَسَعَةِ رَحْمَتِكَ
This is because I have full acquaintance with Your (indescribable) generosity and bounty.
إِلَىٰ مَنْ يَذْهَبُ ٱلْعَبْدُ إِلاَّ إِلَىٰ مَوْلاهُ
To whom may a servant go save to his Lord?
وَإِلَىٰ مَنْ يَلْتَجِئُ ٱلْمَخْلُوقُ إِلاَّ إِلَىٰ خَالِقِهِ
To whom may a mortal resort save to his Creator?
إِلٰهِي لَوْ قَرَنْتَنِي بِٱلأَصْفَادِ
O my God, even if You tie me with chains,
وَمَنَعْتَنِي سَيْبَكَ مِنْ بَيْنِ ٱلأَشْهَادِ
deprive me of the stream of Your bounties in the presence of people,
وَدَلَلْتَ عَلَىٰ فَضَائِحِي عُيُونَ ٱلْعِبَادِ
divulge all my scandalous acts before the eyes of all Your servants,
وَأَمَرْتَ بِي إِلَىٰ ٱلنَّارِ
order me to Hell,
وَحُلْتَ بَيْنِي وَبَيْنَ ٱلأَبْرَارِ
and prevent me from communicating the Pious ones,
مَا قَطَعْتُ رَجَائِي مِنْكَ
(in spite of all that) I will never stop hoping for You,
وَمَا صَرَفْتُ تَأْمِيلِي لِلْعَفْوِ عَنْكَ
I will never stop expecting Your pardon,
وَلاَ خَرَجَ حُبُّكَ مِنْ قَلْبِي
and Your love will never exit my heart.
أَنَا لاَ أَنْسَىٰ أَيَادِيَكَ عِنْدِي
I never forget Your graces that I enjoy
وَسِتْرَكَ عَلَيَّ فِي دَارِ ٱلدُّنْيَا
and Your having concealed my defects in the worldly abode.
سَيِّدِي أَخْرِجْ حُبَّ ٱلدُّنْيَا مِنْ قَلْبِي
O my Master, (please) expel love for the world out of my heart,
وَٱجْمَعْ بَيْنِي وَبَيْنَ ٱلْمُصْطَفَىٰ وَآلِهِ
join me with the Divinely-chosen Prophet and his Household,
خِيَرَتِكَ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ وَخَاتَمِ ٱلنَّبِيِّينَ
the choicest of Your creatures and the seal of the Prophets:
مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَعَلَىٰ آلِهِ
Muhammad, blessings of Allah be on him and on his Household.
وَٱنْقُلْنِي إِلَىٰ دَرَجَةِ ٱلتَّوْبَةِ إِلَيْكَ
Move me to the rank of repentance with You,
وَأَعِنِّي بِٱلْبُكَاءِ عَلَىٰ نَفْسِي فَقَدْ أَفْنَيْتُ عُمْرِي
help me weep for myself after I have come upon the last of my age,
وَقَدْ نَزَلْتُ مَنْزِلَةَ ٱلآيِسِينَ مِنْ خَيْرِي
being in the manner of those who despair of any self-decency.
فَمَنْ يَكُونُ أَسْوَأَ حَالاً مِنِّي
Who is then worse than I am
إِنْ أَنَا نُقِلْتُ عَلَىٰ مِثْلِ حَالِي
when I, such being my case, will be taken to a grave
إِلَىٰ قَبْرٍ لَمْ أُمَهِّدْهُ لِرَقْدَتِي
that I have neither paved for my long stay
وَلَمْ أَفْرُشْهُ بِٱلْعَمَلِ ٱلصَّالِحِ لِضَجْعَتِي
nor furnished with righteous deed for my extended abode.
وَمَا لِي لاَ أَبْكِي
Why should I not weep
وَلاَ أَدْرِي إِلَىٰ مَا يَكُونُ مَصِيرِي
while I do not know what my destiny will be?
وَأَرَىٰ نَفْسِي تُخَادِعُنِي
And while I notice that my self is cheating me,
وَأَيَّامِي تُخَاتِلُنِي
my days are deceiving me,
وَقَدْ خَفَقَتْ عِنْدَ رَأْسِي أَجْنِحَةُ ٱلْمَوْتِ
and the wings of death are fluttering over my head.
فَمَا لِي لاَ أَبْكِي
So, why should I not weep?
أَبْكِي لِخُرُوجِ نَفْسِي
I weep for my soul’s departing my body.
أَبْكِي لِظُلْمَةِ قَبْرِي
I weep for the darkness of my grave.
أَبْكِي لِضِيقِ لَحْدِي
I weep for the narrowness of my vault.
أَبْكِي لِسُؤَالِ مُنْكَرٍ وَنَكِيرٍ إِيَّايَ
I weep for Munkar and Nakir (the two angels interrogating in graves) being interrogating me.
أَبْكِي لِخُرُوجِي مِنْ قَبْرِي عُرْيَاناً ذَلِيلاً
I weep for my coming out of my grave (on the Resurrection Day) naked, humiliated,
حَامِلاً ثِقْلِي عَلَىٰ ظَهْرِي
carrying my burdens on my back,
أَنْظُرُ مَرَّةً عَنْ يَمِينِي وَأُخْرَىٰ عَنْ شِمَالِي
distributing my sights to my right and my left.
إِذِ ٱلْخَلائِقُ فِي شَأْنٍ غَيْرِ شَأْنِي
Behold! The creatures will each be engaged with matters other than mine.
”لِكُلِّ ٱمْرِئٍ مِنْهُمْ يَوْمَئِذٍ شَأْنٌ يُغْنِيهِ“
Every man that day will have concern enough to make him heedless of others.
”وُجُوهٌ يَوْمَئِذٍ مُسْفِرَةٌ ضَاحِكَةٌ مُسْتَبْشِرَةٌ
Many faces on that day shall be bright, laughing, joyous.
وَوُجُوهٌ يَوْمَئِذٍ عَلَيْهَا غَبَرَةٌ تَرْهَقُهَا قَتَرَةٌ“ وَذِلَّةٌ
And many faces on that day, on them shall be dust. Darkness, and humiliation shall cover them.
سَيِّدِي عَلَيْكَ مُعَوَّلِي وَمُعْتَمَدِي
O my Master, on You I depend and rely.
وَرَجَائِي وَتَوَكُّلِي
In You I put my hope and faith.
وَبِرَحْمَتِكَ تَعَلُّقِي
To Your mercy I hang.
تُصِيبُ بِرَحْمَتِكَ مَنْ تَشَاءُ
You direct Your mercy towards whomsoever You like
وَتَهْدِي بِكَرَامَتِكَ مَنْ تُحِبُّ
and You guide, out of Your honoring, whomsoever You will.
فَلَكَ ٱلْحَمْدُ عَلَىٰ مَا نَقَّيْتَ مِنَ ٱلشِّرْكِ قَلْبِي
So, all praise be to You for You have purified my heart from polytheism.
وَلَكَ ٱلْحَمْدُ عَلَىٰ بَسْطِ لِسَانِي
All praise be to You for You have made my tongue express utterly.
أَفَبِلِسَانِي هٰذَا ٱلْكَالِّ أَشْكُرُكَ
How can I praise You properly while my tongue is too short to do so?
أَمْ بِغَايَةِ جُهْدِي فِي عَمَلِي أُرْضِيكَ
How can I please You while the extent of my efforts is too short to do so?
وَمَا قَدْرُ لِسَانِي يَا رَبِّ فِي جَنْبِ شُكْرِكَ
What extent can my tongue reach if compared to the limitless extent of thanking You?
وَمَا قَدْرُ عَمَلِي فِي جَنْبِ نِعَمِكَ وَإِحْسَانِكَ
What amount can my efforts reach if compared to the limitless amount of Your graces and favors?
إِلٰهِي إِنَّ جُودَكَ بَسَطَ أَمَلِي
O my God! It is certainly Your benevolence that has given me hope.
وَشُكْرَكَ قَبِلَ عَمَلِي
It is my thanks to You that have granted approval for my deeds.
سَيِّدِي إِلَيْكَ رَغْبَتِي
O my Master, for You do I desire,
وَإِلَيْكَ رَهْبَتِي
You do I fear,
وَإِلَيْكَ تَأْمِيلِي
and to You do I look forward.
وَقَدْ سَاقَنِي إِلَيْكَ أَمَلِي
It is my hope that has driven me towards You.
وَعَلَيْكَ يَا وَاحِدِي عَكَفَتْ هِمَّتِي
To You, O my One and Only God, do I direct my determination.
وَفِيمَا عِنْدَكَ ٱنْبَسَطَتْ رَغْبَتِي
Towards what You have in possession are my desires directed.
وَلَكَ خَالِصُ رَجَائِي وَخَوْفِي
For You is the ultimate of my hope and fear.
وَبِكَ أَنِسَتْ مَحَبَّتِي
With You have I become familiar.
وَإِلَيْكَ أَلْقَيْتُ بِيَدِي
To You have I submitted my hand.
وَبِحَبْلِ طَاعَتِكَ مَدَدْتُ رَهْبَتِي
To the rope of obedience to You have I extended my fears.
يَا مَوْلايَ بِذِكْرِكَ عَاشَ قَلْبِي
O my Master, only through mentioning You have my heart lived.
وَبِمُنَاجَاتِكَ بَرَّدْتُ أَلَمَ ٱلْخَوْفِ عَنِّي
Only through my confidential conversations with You have I cooled the pains of my fear.
فَيَا مَوْلايَ وَيَا مُؤَمَّلِي وَيَا مُنْتَهَىٰ سُؤْلِي
So, O my Master! O my Trusty Patron! O Ultimate Hope!
فَرِّقْ بَيْنِي وَبَيْنَ ذَنْبِيَ ٱلْمَانِعِ لِي مِنْ لُزُومِ طَاعَتِكَ
Separate me from my transgressions which prevent me from adhering to the obedience to You.
فَإِنَّمَا أَسْأَلُكَ لِقَدِيمِ ٱلرَّجَاءِ فِيكَ
I only pray You on account of my eternal faith in You
وَعَظِيمِ ٱلطَّمَعِ مِنْكَ
and my desire for Your mercy and kindness
ٱلَّذِي أَوْجَبْتَهُ عَلَىٰ نَفْسِكَ مِنَ ٱلرَّأْفَةِ وَٱلرَّحْمَةِ
that You have made incumbent upon Yourself.
فَٱلأَمْرُ لَكَ وَحْدَكَ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَكَ
So, the whole affair is Yours alone. There is no partner with You at all.
وَٱلْخَلْقُ كُلُّهُمْ عِيَالُكَ وَفِي قَبْضَتِكَ
All the creatures are dependent upon You and are in Your grip.
وَكُلُّ شَيْءٍ خَاضِعٌ لَكَ
All things are submissive to You.
تَبَارَكْتَ يَا رَبَّ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ
Blessed be You, O Lord of the worlds.
إِلٰهِي ٱرْحَمْنِي إِذَا ٱنْقَطَعَتْ حُجَّتِي
O my God, have mercy on me when my argument is proven nil,
وَكَلَّ عَنْ جَوَابِكَ لِسَانِي
when my tongue can no longer find any answer,
وَطَاشَ عِنْدَ سُؤَالِكَ إِيَّايَ لُبِّي
and when my mind scatters as soon as You start interrogating me.
فَيَا عَظِيمَ رَجَائِي لاَ تُخَيِّبْنِي إِذَا ٱشْتَدَّتْ فَاقَتِي
So, O my great hope, do not forsake me when my need terribly increases,
وَلاَ تَرُدَّنِي لِجَهْلِي
do not reject me on account of my ignorance,
وَلاَ تَمْنَعْنِي لِقِلَّةِ صَبْرِي
and do not stop conferring upon me on account of my lack of patience.
أَعْطِنِي لِفَقْرِي
Grant me for I am poor.
وَٱرْحَمْنِي لِضَعْفِي
Have mercy upon me for I am weak.
سَيِّدِي عَلَيْكَ مُعْتَمَدِي وَمُعَوَّلِي
O my Master, on You do I rely and lean.
وَرَجَائِي وَتَوَكُّلِي
You are my hope, and in You do I have faith.
وَبِرَحْمَتِكَ تَعَلُّقِي
To Your mercy do I attach myself.
وَبِفِنَائِكَ أَحُطُّ رَحْلِي
In Your courtyard do I dwell.
وَبِجُودِكَ أَقْصِدُ طَلِبَتِي
On account of Your benevolence do I declare my request.
وَبِكَرَمِكَ أَيْ رَبِّ أَسْتَفْتِحُ دُعَائِي
With Your generosity, O my Lord, do I begin my prayers.
وَلَدَيْكَ أَرْجُو فَاقَتِي
With You do I desire for meeting my needs.
وَبِغِنَاكَ أَجْبُرُ عَيْلَتِي
Through Your wealth do I settle my poverty.
وَتَحْتَ ظِلِّ عَفْوِكَ قِيَامِي
Under the shade of Your pardon do I stand.
وَإِلَىٰ جُودِكَ وَكَرَمِكَ أَرْفَعُ بَصَرِي
Towards Your benevolence and generosity do I raise my sight.
وَإِلَىٰ مَعْرُوفِكَ أُدِيمُ نَظَرِي
I persistently look for Your favors;
فَلاَ تُحْرِقْنِي بِٱلنَّارِ وَأَنْتَ مَوْضِعُ أَمَلِي
so, do not let the flames of the Fire consume me while You are my ultimate hope,
وَلاَ تُسْكِنِّي ٱلْهَاوِيَةَ فَإِنَّكَ قُرَّةُ عَيْنِي
and do not embed me in the deep black abyss while You are the delight of my eyes.
يَا سَيِّدِي لاَ تُكَذِّبْ ظَنِّي بِإِحْسَانِكَ وَمَعْرُوفِكَ
O my Master, do not thwart my idea about Your grace and favors,
فَإِنَّكَ ثِقَتِي
for in You I trust.
وَلاَ تَحْرِمْنِي ثَوَابَكَ
Do not deprive me of Your rewards,
فَإِنَّكَ ٱلْعَارِفُ بِفَقْرِي
for You best know my poverty.
إِلٰهِي إِنْ كَانَ قَدْ دَنَا أَجَلِي وَلَمْ يُقَرِّبْنِي مِنْكَ عَمَلِي
O my God, if my death is drawing near while my deeds have not yet drawn me near You,
فَقَدْ جَعَلْتُ ٱلإِعْتِرَافَ إِلَيْكَ بِذَنْبِي وَسَائِلَ عِلَلِي
then let my confession of having committed sins be my means of justification.
إِلٰهِي إِنْ عَفَوْتَ فَمَنْ أَوْلَىٰ مِنْكَ بِٱلْعَفْوِ
O my God, if You forgive, then who is worthier than You in forgiveness?
وَإِنْ عَذَّبْتَ فَمَنْ أَعْدَلُ مِنْكَ فِي ٱلْحُكْمِ
And if You punish, then who is fairer than You in judgment?
ٱرْحَمْ فِي هٰذِهِ ٱلدُّنْيَا غُرْبَتِي
Have mercy on my misery in this world,
وَعِنْدَ ٱلْمَوْتِ كُرْبَتِي
on my grief at the time of death,
وَفِي ٱلْقَبْرِ وَحْدَتِي
on my loneliness in the grave,
وَفِي ٱللَّحْدِ وَحْشَتِي
on my lonesomeness in the underground hole,
وَإِذَا نُشِرْتُ لِلْحِسَابِ بَيْنَ يَدَيْكَ ذُلَّ مَوْقِفِي
and on my humiliating situation when I shall be resurrected for account before You.
وَٱغْفِرْ لِي مَا خَفِيَ عَلَىٰ ٱلآدَمِيِّينَ مِنْ عَمَلِي
Forgive my deeds that have been concealed from the other human beings,
وَأَدِمْ لِي مَا بِهِ سَتَرْتَنِي
make permanent for me that on account of which You have covered my faults,
وَٱرْحَمْنِي صَرِيعاً عَلَىٰ ٱلْفِرَاشِ تُقَلِّبُنِي أَيْدِي أَحِبَّتِي
have mercy on me when I am thrown on the death bed turned over at the hands of my dear ones,
وَتَفَضَّلْ عَلَيَّ مَمْدُوداً عَلَىٰ ٱلْمُغْتَسَلِ يُقَلِّبُنِي صَالِحُ جِيرَتِي
do a favor to me when I am laid on the table of the dead bathroom turned over at the hands of my righteous neighbors,
وَتَحَنَّنْ عَلَيَّ مَحْمُولاً قَدْ تَنَاوَلَ ٱلأَقْرِبَاءُ أَطْرَافَ جِنَازَتِي
act kindly towards me when I am carried while my relatives hold the edges of my coffin,
وَجُدْ عَلَيَّ مَنْقُولاً قَدْ نَزَلْتُ بِكَ وَحِيداً فِي حُفْرَتِي
be generous with me when I am carried, alone, to my hole,
وَٱرْحَمْ فِي ذٰلِكَ ٱلْبَيْتِ ٱلْجَدِيدِ غُرْبَتِي حَتَّىٰ لاَ أَسْتَأْنِسَ بِغَيْرِكَ
have mercy on my loneliness in that (new) dwelling so that I will not feel at ease with anyone other than You.
يَا سَيِّدِي إِنْ وَكَلْتَنِي إِلَىٰ نَفْسِي هَلَكْتُ
O my Master, if You leave me for myself, I will certainly perish.
سَيِّدِي فَبِمَنْ أَسْتَغِيثُ إِنْ لَمْ تُقِلْنِي عَثْرَتِي
O my Master, to whom will I resort if You do not overlook my slips?
فَإِلَىٰ مَنْ أَفْزَعُ إِنْ فَقَدْتُ عِنَايَتَكَ فِي ضَجْعَتِي
To whom will I run for help if I miss Your care for me in my stay (in grave)?
وَإِلَىٰ مَنْ أَلْتَجِئُ إِنْ لَمْ تُنَفِّسْ كُرْبَتِي
To whom will I refer if You do not relieve my grief?
سَيِّدِي مَنْ لِي
O my Master! Who will be with me?
وَمَنْ يَرْحَمُنِي إِنْ لَمْ تَرْحَمْنِي
Who will have mercy on me if You do not?
وَفَضْلَ مَنْ أُؤَمِّلُ إِنْ عَدِمْتُ فَضْلَكَ يَوْمَ فَاقَتِي
Whose favor will I expect if I miss Your favors on the day of my neediness?
وَإِلَىٰ مَنِ ٱلْفِرَارُ مِنَ ٱلذُّنُوبِ إِذَا ٱنْقَضَىٰ أَجَلِي
To whom will I flee from my sins when my deadline comes?
سَيِّدِي لاَ تُعَذِّبْنِي وَأَنَا أَرْجُوكَ
O my Master, do not punish me while I please You hopefully.
إِلٰهِي حَقِّقْ رَجَائِي
O my God, (please do) give success to my expectations
وَآمِنْ خَوْفِي
and dispel my fear.
فَإِنَّ كَثْرَةَ ذُنُوبِي لاَ أَرْجُو فِيهَا إِلاَّ عَفْوَكَ
As for my numerous sins, I hope for nothing other than Your pardon.
سَيِّدِي أَنَا أَسْأَلُكَ مَا لاَ أَسْتَحِقُّ
O my Master, I am asking You for things that I do not deserve
وَأَنْتَ أَهْلُ ٱلتَّقْوَىٰ وَأَهْلُ ٱلْمَغْفِرَةِ
and You are verily the worthiest of being feared and the worthiest of forgiving.
فَٱغْفِرْ لِي وَأَلْبِسْنِي مِنْ نَظَرِكَ ثَوْباً يُغَطِّي عَلَيَّ ٱلتَّبِعَاتِ
So, forgive me and dress me, out of Your relief, a garment covering all my defects,
وَتَغْفِرُهَا لِي وَلاَ أُطَالَبُ بِهَا
and forgive them for me so that I will not be responsible for them.
إِنَّكَ ذُو مَنٍّ قَدِيمٍ
Verily, You are the Lord of eternal favoring,
وَصَفْحٍ عَظِيمٍ
great pardon,
وَتَجَاوُزٍ كَرِيمٍ
and liberal exoneration.
إِلٰهِي أَنْتَ ٱلَّذِي تُفِيضُ سَيْبَكَ عَلَىٰ مَنْ لاَ يَسْأَلُكَ
O my God, You make Your flowing graces reach those who never pray You
وَعَلَىٰ ٱلْجَاحِدِينَ بِرُبُوْبِيَّتِكَ
and those who deny Your Lordship.
فَكَيْفَ سَيِّدِي بِمَنْ سَأَلَكَ وَأَيْقَنَ أَنَّ ٱلْخَلْقَ لَكَ وَٱلأَمْرَ إِلَيْكَ
So, O my Master, what should You do to those who pray You and believe undoubtedly that You manage all creation and all affairs!
تَبَارَكْتَ وَتَعَالَيْتَ يَا رَبَّ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ
Blessed by You and Exalted be You, O Lord of the worlds!
سَيِّدِي عَبْدُكَ بِبَابِكَ أَقَامَتْهُ ٱلْخَصَاصَةُ بَيْنَ يَدَيْكَ
O my Master, I, Your servant, am standing at Your door owing to neediness,
يَقْرَعُ بَابَ إِحْسَانِكَ بِدُعَائِهِ
am knocking at it suppliantly.
فَلاَ تُعْرِضْ بِوَجْهِكَ ٱلْكَرِيمِ عَنِّي
So, do not turn Your generous Face away from me.
وَٱقْبَلْ مِنِّي مَا أَقُولُ فَقَدْ دَعَوْتُ بِهٰذَا ٱلدُّعَاءِ
Accept that which I utter, for I have prayed using this supplication,
وَأَنَا أَرْجُو أَنْ لاَ تَرُدَّنِي مَعْرِفَةً مِنِّي بِرَأْفَتِكَ وَرَحْمَتِكَ
hoping that You will not reject me since I have full awareness of Your kindness and mercifulness.
إِلٰهِي أَنْتَ ٱلَّذِي لاَ يُحْفِيكَ سَائِلٌ
O my God, it is You Whom is never disturbed by any suppliant
وَلاَ يَنْقُصُكَ نَائِلٌ
and Whose kingdom is never decreased owing to donations.
أَنْتَ كَمَا تَقُولُ وَفَوْقَ مَا نَقُولُ
You are as exactly as You describe Yourself and is above all that which we say.
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ صَبْراً جَمِيلاً
O Allah, I beseech You for comely patience,
وَفَرَجاً قَرِيباً
immediate relief,
وَقَوْلاً صَادِقاً
truthful wording,
وَأَجْراً عَظِيماً
and splendid reward.
أَسْأَلُكَ يَا رَبِّ مِنَ ٱلْخَيْرِ كُلِّهِ
I pray You, O Lord, for all goodness,
مَا عَلِمْتُ مِنْهُ وَمَا لَمْ أَعْلَمْ
be it known by me or unknown.
أَسْأَلُكَ ٱللَّهُمَّ مِنْ خَيْرِ مَا سَأَلَكَ مِنْهُ عِبَادُكَ ٱلصَّالِحُونَ
I pray You, O Allah, for the goodness that Your righteous servants have besought from You.
يَا خَيْرَ مَنْ سُئِلَ
O All-excellent One that is asked!
وَأَجْوَدَ مَنْ أَعْطَىٰ
O most benevolent of those who may give!
أَعْطِنِي سُؤْلِي فِي نَفْسِي وَأَهْلِي
(Please do) respond to my request as regards myself, my family,
وَوَالِدَيَّ وَوُلْدِي
my parents, my children,
وَأَهْلِ حُزَانَتِي وَإِخْوَانِي فِيكَ
my comrades, and my brothers-in-faith.
وَأَرْغِدْ عَيْشِي
Bless my living,
وَأَظْهِرْ مُرُوَّتِي
manifest my integrity,
وَأَصْلِحْ جَمِيعَ أَحْوَالِي
set aright all my affairs,
وَٱجْعَلْنِي مِمَّنْ أَطَلْتَ عُمْرَهُ
and include me with those whom You decide to live long,
وَحَسَّنْتَ عَمَلَهُ
whose deeds are righteous,
وَأَتْمَمْتَ عَلَيْهِ نِعْمَتَكَ وَرَضِيتَ عَنْهُ
those for whom You have perfected Your favors, those with whom You are pleased,
وَأَحْيَيْتَهُ حَيَاةً طَيِّبَةً فِي أَدْوَمِ ٱلسُّرُورِ
and those whom You have granted comfortable life with permanent pleasure,
وَأَسْبَغِ ٱلْكَرَامَةِ وَأَتَمِّ ٱلْعَيْشِ
reputable honor, and perfect contentment.
إِنَّكَ تَفْعَلُ مَا تَشَاءُ
Verily, You do whatever You will,
وَلاَ يَفْعَلُ مَا يَشَاءُ غَيْرُكَ
while none else can ever do what one wills.
اَللَّهُمَّ خُصَّنِي مِنْكَ بِخَاصَّةِ ذِكْرِكَ
O Allah, give me exclusively the grace of private mention of You,
وَلاَ تَجْعَلْ شَيْئاً مِمَّا أَتَقَرَّبُ بِهِ
do not let any of the things by which I seek Your nearness
فِي آنَاءِ ٱللَّيْلِ وَأَطْرَافِ ٱلنَّهَارِ
in the hours of the night and the ends of the days
رِيَاءً وَلاَ سُمْعَةً
take the form of ostentation, showing off,
وَلاَ أَشَراً وَلاَ بَطَراً
pretension, or insolence.
وَٱجْعَلْنِي لَكَ مِنَ ٱلْخَاشِعِينَ
Include me with the humble ones.
اَللَّهُمَّ أَعْطِنِي ٱلسَّعَةَ فِي ٱلرِّزْقِ
O Allah, grant me affluent means of livelihood,
وَٱلأَمْنَ فِي ٱلْوَطَنِ
security in my homeland,
وَقُرَّةَ ٱلْعَيْنِ فِي ٱلأَهْلِ وَٱلْمَالِ وَٱلْوَلَدِ
delight in my family, property, and children,
وَٱلْمُقَامَ فِي نِعَمِكَ عِنْدِي
permanence of Your graces,
وَٱلصِّحَّةَ فِي ٱلْجِسْمِ
healthy body,
وَٱلْقُوَّةَ فِي ٱلْبَدَنِ
strong physique,
وَٱلسَّلاَمَةَ فِي ٱلدِّينِ
and sound faith.
وَٱسْتَعْمِلْنِي بِطَاعَتِكَ وَطَاعَةِ رَسُولِكَ
Dedicate my affairs to the obedience to You and to Your Messenger,
مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَعَلَىٰ آلِهِ أَبَداً مَا ٱسْتَعْمَرْتَنِي
Muhammad—Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Household—as long as You give me life.
وَٱجْعَلْنِي مِنْ أَوْفَرِ عِبَادِكَ عِنْدَكَ نَصِيباً
Make me one of the most rewarded servants of You
فِي كُلِّ خَيْرٍ أَنْزَلْتَهُ وَتُنْزِلُهُ فِي شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ
in each and every item of goodness that You have descended and You will descend during the month of Ramadan
فِي لَيْلَةِ ٱلْقَدْرِ
and at the Destiny Night
وَمَا أَنْتَ مُنْزِلُهُ فِي كُلِّ سَنَةٍ مِنْ رَحْمَةٍ تَنْشُرُهَا
as well as all that which You decide to descend throughout the year, including mercy that You spread,
وَعَافِيَةٍ تُلْبِسُهَا
good health with which You adorn,
وَبَلِيَّةٍ تَدْفَعُهَا
misfortune that You repel,
وَحَسَنَاتٍ تَتَقَبَّلُهَا
good deeds that You admit,
وَسَيِّئَاتٍ تَتَجَاوَزُ عَنْهَا
and evildoings that You excuse.
وَٱرْزُقْنِي حَجَّ بَيْتِكَ ٱلْحَرَامِ فِي عَامِنَا هٰذَا وَفِي كُلِّ عَامٍ
Bestow upon me with pilgrimage to Your Holy House in this year plus all years,
وَٱرْزُقْنِي رِزْقاً وَاسِعاً مِنْ فَضْلِكَ ٱلْوَاسِعِ
grant me prosperous sustenance out of Your limitless bounty,
وَٱصْرِفْ عَنِّي يَا سَيِّدِي ٱلأَسْوَاءَ
dismiss, O my Master, all evils from me,
وَٱقْضِ عَنِّي ٱلدَّيْنَ وَٱلظًُّلاَمَاتِ حَتَّىٰ لاَ أَتَأَذَّىٰ بِشَيْءٍ مِنْهُ
help me settle my debts as well as my evildoings so that I will be saved from their liabilities,
وَخُذْ عَنِّي بِأَسْمَاعِ وَأَبْصَارِ أَعْدَائِي وَحُسَّادِي وَٱلْبَاغِينَ عَلَيَّ
save me from the hearings and sights of my enemies, those who envy me, and those who intend to oppress me,
وَٱنْصُرْنِي عَلَيْهِمْ
back me against them,
وَأَقِرَّ عَيْنِي وَفَرِّحْ قَلْبِي
give delight to my eye and joy to my heart,
وَٱجْعَلْ لِي مِنْ هَمِّي وَكَرْبِي فَرَجاً وَمَخْرَجاً
grant me relief and exit against my grief and misery,
وَٱجْعَلْ مَنْ أَرَادَنِي بِسُوءٍ مِنْ جَمِيعِ خَلْقِكَ تَحْتَ قَدَمَيَّ
make all those who intend evil to me, among all Your creatures, be under my feet,
وَٱكْفِنِي شَرَّ ٱلشَّيْطَانِ
protect me against the evil of Satan,
وَشَرَّ ٱلسُّلْطَانِ
the evil of the ruling authority,
وَسَيِّئَاتِ عَمَلِي
and the consequences of my evildoings,
وَطَهِّرْنِي مِنَ ٱلذُّنُوبِ كُلِّهَا
purify me from all my sins,
وَأَجِرْنِي مِنَ ٱلنَّارِ بِعَفْوِكَ
save me from Hellfire on account of Your pardon,
وَأَدْخِلْنِي ٱلْجَنَّةَ بِرَحْمَتِكَ
allow me to enter Paradise on account of Your mercy,
وَزَوِّجْنِي مِنَ ٱلْحُورِ ٱلْعِينِ بِفَضْلِكَ
marry me off the Paradisiacal women on account of Your grace,
وَأَلْحِقْنِي بِأَوْلِيَائِكَ ٱلصَّالِحِينَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ
and join me to Your righteous intimate servants—Muhammad and his Household,
ٱلأَبْرَارِ ٱلطَّيِّبِينَ ٱلطَّاهِرِينَ ٱلأَخْيَارِ
the purified, the immaculate, and the pious.
صَلَوَاتُكَ عَلَيْهِمْ وَعَلَىٰ أَجْسَادِهِمْ وَأَرْوَاحِهِمْ وَرَحْمَةُ ٱللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
May Your peace, mercy, and blessings be upon their bodies and souls.
إِلٰهِي وَسَيِّدِي وَعِزَّتِكَ وَجَلالِكَ
O my God and my Master, I swear by Your Mighty and Your Glory,
لَئِنْ طَالَبْتَنِي بِذُنُوبِي لَأُطَالِبَنَّكَ بِعَفْوِكَ
if You will interrogate me for my sins, I will demand with Your pardon.
وَلَئِنْ طَالَبْتَنِي بِلُؤْمِي لَأُطَالِبَنَّكَ بِكَرَمِكَ
If You interrogate me for my meanness, I will demand with Your kindness.
وَلَئِنْ أَدْخَلْتَنِي ٱلنَّارَ َلأُخْبِرَنَّ أَهْلَ ٱلنَّارِ بِحُبِّي لَكَ
If You order me to Hellfire, I will tell all the inhabitants therein that I love You.
إِلٰهِي وَسَيِّدِي إِنْ كُنْتَ لاَ تَغْفِرُ إِلاَّ لأَوْلِيَائِكَ وَأَهْلِ طَاعَتِكَ
O my God and Master, if you forgive only Your intimate servants and those who obey You,
فَإِلَىٰ مَنْ يَفْزَعُ ٱلْمُذْنِبُونَ
to whom then will the sinful resort?
وَإِنْ كُنْتَ لاَ تُكْرِمُ إِلاَّ أَهْلَ ٱلْوَفَاءِ بِكَ
If You honor none but those who act loyally to You,
فَبِمَنْ يَسْتَغِيثُ ٱلْمُسِيئُونَ
then whose shelter will the evildoers seek?
إِلٰهِي إِنْ أَدْخَلْتَنِي ٱلنَّارَ فَفِي ذٰلِكَ سُرُورُ عَدُوِّكَ
O my God, if You decide to put me in Hellfire, this will definitely please Your enemies!
وَإِنْ أَدْخَلْتَنِي ٱلْجَنَّةَ فَفِي ذٰلِكَ سُرُورُ نَبِيِّكَ
But if You decide Paradise for me, then this will certainly please Your Prophet!
وَأَنَا وَٱللَّهِ أَعْلَمُ أَنَّ سُرُورَ نَبِيِّكَ أَحَبُّ إِلَيْكَ مِنْ سُرُورِ عَدُوِّكَ
And I—by Allah I swear it—know for sure that the pleasure of Your Prophet is more favorable for You than the pleasure of Your enemies.
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ أَنْ تَمْلأَ قَلْبِي حُبّاً لَكَ
O Allah, I pray You for filling my heart with love for You,
وَخَشْيَةً مِنْكَ
with fear of You,
وَتَصْدِيقاً بِكِتَابِكَ
with belief in Your Book,
وَإِيـمَاناً بِكَ
with faith in You,
وَفَرَقاً مِنْكَ
with dread from You,
وَشَوْقاً إِلَيْكَ
and with eagerness to You.
يَا ذَا ٱلْجَلالِ وَٱلإِكْرَامِ حَبِّبْ إِلَيَّ لِقَاءَكَ
O Lord of Glory and Honor, (please do) make me love meeting You,
وَأَحْبِبْ لِقَائِي
(please do) love my meeting,
وَٱجْعَلْ لِي فِي لِقَائِكَ ٱلرَّاحَةَ وَٱلْفَرَجَ وَٱلْكَرَامَةَ
and make my meeting You entail comfort, relief, and honoring.
اَللَّهُمَّ أَلْحِقْنِي بِصَالِحِ مَنْ مَضَىٰ
O Allah, join me with the righteous ones among the past generations,
وَٱجْعَلْنِي مِنْ صَالِحِ مَنْ بَقِيَ وَخُذْ بِي سَبِيلَ ٱلصَّالِحِينَ
include me with the righteous ones of this generation, guide me to the path of the righteous ones,
وَأَعِنِّي عَلَىٰ نَفْسِي بِمَا تُعِينُ بِهِ ٱلصَّالِحِينَ عَلَىٰ أَنْفُسِهِمْ
help me against myself in just as You help the righteous ones control themselves,
وَٱخْتِمْ عَمَلِي بِأَحْسَنِهِ
seal my deed with the best of it,
وَٱجْعَلْ ثَوَابِي مِنْهُ ٱلْجَنَّةَ بِرَحْمَتِكَ
decide Paradise as the reward of my deeds on account of Your mercy,
وَأَعِنِّي عَلَىٰ صَالِحِ مَا أَعْطَيْتَنِي
help me manage the good things that You have endowed upon me,
وَثَبِّتْنِي يَا رَبِّ وَلاَ تَرُدَّنِي فِي سُوءٍ ٱسْتَنْقَذْتَنِي مِنْهُ
make me firm, O Lord, and do not make me return to evildoing after You have saved me from it.
يَا رَبَّ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ
O Lord of the worlds!
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ إِيـمَاناً لاَ أَجَلَ لَهُ دُونَ لِقَائِكَ
O Allah, I beseech You for faith that does not stop until I meet You.
أَحْيِنِي مَا أَحْيَيْتَنِي عَلَيْهِ
As long as You grant me lifetime, (please do) connect me to that faith,
وَتَوَفَّنِي إِذَا تَوَفَّيْتَنِي عَلَيْهِ
and when You decide to grasp my soul, make me carry that faith with me.
وَٱبْعَثْنِي إِذَا بَعَثْتَنِي عَلَيْهِ
When You resurrect me, make me carry it with me.
وَأَبْرِئْ قَلْبِي مِنَ ٱلرِّيَاءِ وَٱلشَّكِّ وَٱلسُّمْعَةِ فِي دِينِكَ
Release my heart from showing off, suspicion, and pretension in the affairs of Your religion
حَتَّىٰ يَكُونَ عَمَلِي خَالِصاً لَكَ
so that my deed will be purely intended for Your sake.
اَللَّهُمَّ أَعْطِنِي بَصِيرَةً فِي دِينِكَ
O Allah, grant me discerning awareness in Your religion,
وَفَهْماً فِي حُكْمِكَ
understanding of Your laws,
وَفِقْهاً فِي عِلْمِكَ
insight in Your knowledge,
وَكِفْلَيْنِ مِنْ رَحْمَتِكَ
two folds of Your mercy,
وَوَرَعاً يَحْجُزُنِي عَنْ مَعَاصِيكَ
and piety that impedes me from disobeying You.
وَبَيِّضْ وَجْهِي بِنُورِكَ
Make my face glitter on account of Your light,
وَٱجْعَلْ رَغْبَتِي فِيمَا عِنْدَكَ
make me desire for nothing but that which You hold,
وَتَوَفَّنِي فِي سَبِيلِكَ وَعَلَىٰ مِلَّةِ رَسُولِكَ
and when I die, make me die following Your Path and carrying the principles of Your Prophet—
صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَعَلَىٰ آلِهِ
Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Household.
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ ٱلْكَسَلِ وَٱلْفَشَلِ
O Allah, I seek Your protection against laziness, failure,
وَٱلْهَمِّ وَٱلْجُبْنِ وَٱلْبُخْلِ
grief, cowardice, stinginess,
وَٱلْغَفْلَةِ وَٱلْقَسْوَةِ وَٱلْمَسْكَنَةِ
inattentiveness, brutality, poverty,
وَٱلْفَقْرِ وَٱلْفَاقَةِ
neediness, destitution,
وَكُلِّ بَلِيَّةٍ وَٱلْفَوَاحِشِ مَا ظَهَرَ مِنْهَا وَمَا بَطَنَ
and against all misfortunes and all shameful deeds, whether open or secret.
وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ نَفْسٍ لاَ تَقْنَعُ
I seek Your protection against having unsatisfied self,
وَبَطْنٍ لاَ يَشْبَعُ
insatiate stomach,
وَقَلْبٍ لاَ يَخْشَعُ
fearless heart,
وَدُعَاءٍ لاَ يُسْمَعُ
unanswered prayers,
وَعَمَلٍ لاَ يَنْفَعُ
and futile deed.
وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ يَا رَبِّ عَلَىٰ نَفْسِي وَدِينِي وَمَالِي
I ask You, O Lord, to guard myself, my religion, my properties,
وَعَلَىٰ جَمِيعِ مَا رَزَقْتَنِي مِنَ ٱلشَّيْطَانِ ٱلرَّجِيمِ
and all that which You have granted me against Satan the accursed.
إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ ٱلسَّمِيعُ ٱلْعَلِيمُ
Verily, You are the All-hearing, the All-knowing.
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنَّهُ لاَ يُجِيرُنِي مِنْكَ أَحَدٌ
O Allah, none can ever save me against You
وَلاَ أَجِدُ مِنْ دُونِكَ مُلْتَحَداً
and I can never find any shelter against You.
فَلاَ تَجْعَلْ نَفْسِي فِي شَيْءٍ مِنْ عَذَابِكَ
So, (please) do not make anything that brings about Your punishment control over me,
وَلاَ تَرُدَّنِي بِهَلَكَةٍ
do not let me lead myself to perdition,
وَلاَ تَرُدَّنِي بِعَذَابٍ أَلِيمٍ
and do not make me deserve the painful chastisement.
اَللَّهُمَّ تَقَبَّلْ مِنِّي
O Allah, accept from me,
وَأَعْلِ ذِكْرِي
grant me reputation,
وَٱرْفَعْ دَرَجَتِي
elevate my rank,
وَحُطَّ وِزْرِي
exonerate my offenses,
وَلاَ تَذْكُرْنِي بِخَطِيئَتِي
do not refer to me with my faults,
وَٱجْعَلْ ثَوَابَ مَجْلِسِي
let the reward of my sessions,
وَثَوَابَ مَنْطِقِي
my utterance,
وَثَوَابَ دُعَائِي رِضَاكَ وَٱلْجَنَّةَ
and my prayer be Your pleasure and Paradise.
وَأَعْطِنِي يَا رَبِّ جَمِيعَ مَا سَأَلْتُكَ وَزِدْنِي مِنْ فَضْلِكَ
Give me, O Lord, all that which I have asked for from You and grant me more favor,
إِنِّي إِلَيْكَ رَاغِبٌ يَا رَبَّ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ
for I seek none but You, O Lord of the worlds!
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ أَنْزَلْتَ فِي كِتَابِكَ أَنْ نَعْفُوَ عَمَّنْ ظَلَمَنَا
O Allah, You have ordered us in Your book that we should overlook those who wrong us.
وَقَدْ ظَلَمْنَا أَنْفُسَنَا فَٱعْفُ عَنَّا فَإِنَّكَ أَوْلَىٰ بِذٰلِكَ مِنَّا
We have thus wronged ourselves; so, forgive us, for You are worthier of forgiveness than we are.
وَأَمَرْتَنَا أَنْ لاَ نَرُدَّ سَائِلاً عَنْ أَبْوَابِنَا
You have ordered us not to reject any beggar being on our doors.
وَقَدْ جِئْتُكَ سَائِلاً فَلاَ تَرُدَّنِي إِلاَّ بِقَضَاءِ حَاجَتِي
Here I am begging You; so, do not reject me; rather, respond to my need.
وَأَمَرْتَنَا بِٱلإِحْسَانِ إِلَىٰ مَا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَانُنَا
You have ordered us to act nicely to those under our authorities.
وَنَحْنُ أَرِقَّاؤُكَ فَأَعْتِقْ رِقَابَنَا مِنَ ٱلنَّارِ
We are surely under Your authority; so, release us from Hellfire.
يَا مَفْزَعِي عِنْدَ كُرْبَتِي
O my Shelter whenever I am aggrieved!
وَيَا غَوْثِي عِنْدَ شِدَّتِي
O my Aid whenever hardships hit me!
إِلَيْكَ فَزِعْتُ
To You have I resorted.
وَبِكَ ٱسْتَغَثْتُ وَلُذْتُ
With You have I sought refuge and haven.
لاَ أَلُوذُ بِسِوَاكَ
To none save You shall I ever resort.
وَلاَ أَطْلُبُ ٱلْفَرَجَ إِلاَّ مِنْكَ
From none save You shall I ever seek for relief.
فَأَغِثْنِي وَفَرِّجْ عَنِّي
So, (please do) aid me and relieve my hardship.
يَا مَنْ يَقْبَلُ ٱلْيَسِيرَ وَيَعْفُو عَنِ ٱلْكَثِيرِ
O He Who accepts the little (deed) and overlooks the much (wrong)!
ٱقْبَلْ مِنِّيَ ٱلْيَسِيرَ وَٱعْفُ عَنِّيَ ٱلْكَثِيرَ
Accept my little (deed) and overlook my much (wrong).
إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ ٱلرَّحِيمُ ٱلْغَفُورُ
You are certainly the All-merciful, the All-forgiving.
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ إِيـمَاناً تُبَاشِرُ بِهِ قَلْبِي
O Allah, I pray You for faith that covers my heart
وَيَقِيناً صَادِقاً حَتَّىٰ أَعْلَمَ أَنَّهُ لَنْ يُصِيبَنِي إِلاَّ مَا كَتَبْتَ لِي
and for honest conviction so that I will believe that nothing will inflict me save that about which You have already known.
وَرَضِّنِي مِنَ ٱلْعَيْشِ بِمَا قَسَمْتَ لِي
Make me be satisfied with my livelihood that You have decided for me.
يَا أَرْحَمَ ٱلرَّاحِمِينَ
O most Merciful of all those who show mercy!

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