Imam al-Asr Masjid

Mon, May 27, 2024 | 18 Dhul Qidah, 1445 AH

Du'a Sabah

دعاء الصباح

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Du’a Sabah is reported from Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (as) and recommended to be recited in the mornings.

بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
In the Name of Allah, the All-beneficent, the All-merciful.
اللَّهُمَّ يَا مَنْ دَلَعَ لِسَانَ ٱلصَّبَاحِ بِنُطْقِ تَبَلُّجِهِ
O Allah, O He Who extended the morning’s tongue in the speech of its dawning,
وَسَرَّحَ قِطَعَ ٱللَّيْلِ ٱلْمُظْلِمِ بِغَيَاهِبِ تَلَجْلُجِهِ
dispatched the fragments of the dark night into the gloom of its stammering,
وَأَتْقَنَ صُنْعَ ٱلْفَلَكِ الدَّوَّارِ فِي مَقَادِيرِ تَبَرُّجِهِ
made firm the structure of the turning spheres in the measure of its display,
وَشَعْشَعَ ضِيَاءَ ٱلشَّمْسِ بِنُورِ تَأَجُّجِهِ
and beamed forth the brightness of the sun through the light of its blazing!
يَا مَنْ دَلَّ عَلَىٰ ذَاتِهِ بِذَاتِهِ
O He Who demonstrates His Essence by His Essence,
وَتَنَزَّهَ عَنْ مُجَانَسَةِ مَخْلُوقَاتِهِ
transcends from congeniality with His creatures,
وَجَلَّ عَنْ مُلائَمَةِ كَيْفِيَاتِهِ
and is exalted beyond conformity with His qualities!
يَا مَنْ قَرُبَ مِنْ خَطَرَاتِ ٱلظُّنُونِ
O He Who is near to the passing thoughts of opinions,
وَبَعُدَ عَنْ لَحَظَاتِ ٱلْعُيُونِ
far from the regards of eyes,
وَعَلِمَ بِمَا كَانَ قَبْلَ أَن يَكُونَ
and knows what will be before it comes to be!
يَا مَنْ أَرْقَدَنِي فِي مِهَادِ أَمْنِهِ وَأَمَانِهِ
O He Who has put me at ease in the cradle of His security and sanctuary,
وَأَيْقَظَنِي إِلَىٰ مَا مَنَحَنِي بِهِ مِنْ مِنَنِهِ وَإِحْسَانِهِ
awakened me to the favors and kindness that He has bestowed upon me,
وَكَفَّ أَكُفَّ السُّوءِ عَنِّي بِيَدِهِ وَسُلْطَانِهِ
and held back from me the claws of evil with His hand and His authority!
صَلِّ اللَّهُمَّ عَلَىٰ ٱلدَّلِيلِ إِلَيْكَ فِي ٱللَّيْلِ ٱلأَلْيَلِ
Bless, O Allah, the guide to You in the darkest night,
وَٱلْمَاسِكِ مِنْ أَسْبَابِكَ بِحَبْلِ ٱلشَّرَفِ ٱلأَطْوَلِ
who, of Your ropes, clings to the cord of the longest nobility,
وَٱلنَّاصِعِ ٱلْحَسَبِ فِي ذِرْوَةِ ٱلْكَاهِلِ ٱلأَعْبَلِ
whose pure lineage evident at the summit of stout shoulders,
وَٱلثَّابِتِ ٱلْقَدَمِ عَلَىٰ زَحَاِليْفِهَا فِي ٱلزَّمَنِ ٱلأَوَّلِ
and whose feet were entrenched in spite of slippery places in ancient time.
وَعَلَىٰ آلِهِ ٱلأَخْيَارِ ٱلْمُصْطَفَيْنَ ٱلأَبْرَارِ
And [bless] his household, the good, chosen, and pious.
وٱفْتَحِ اللَّهُمَّ لَنَا مَصَارِيعَ ٱلصَّبَاحِ
Open for us, O Allah, the leaves of the morning’s door
بِمَفَاتِيحِ ٱلرَّحْمَةِ وَٱلْفَلاَحِ
with the keys of mercy and prosperity!
وَأَلْبِسْنِي ٱللَّهُمَّ مِنْ أَفْضَلِ خِلَعِ ٱلْهِدَايَةِ وَٱلصَّلاَحِ
Clothe me, O Allah, with the most excellent robes of guidance and righteousness!
وَٱغْرِسِ اللَّهُمَّ بِعَظَمَتِكَ فِي شِرْبِ جَنَانِي يَنَابِيعَ ٱلْخُشُوعِ
Plant, O Allah, through Your tremendousness, the springs of humility in the watering place of my heart!
وَأَجْرِ ٱللَّهُمَّ لِهَيْبَتِكَ مِنْ آمَاقِي زَفَرَاتِ ٱلدُّمُوعِ
Cause to flow, O Allah, through fear of You, tears of moaning from the corners of my eyes!
وَأَدِّبِ ٱللَّهُمَّ نَزَقَ ٱلْخُرْقِ مِنِّي بِأَزِمَّةِ ٱلْقُنُوعِ
Chastise, O Allah, the recklessness of my clumsiness with the reins of contentment!
إِلٰهِي إِن لَمْ تَبْتَدِئْنِي ٱلرَّحْمَةُ مِنْكَ بِحُسْنِ ٱلتَّوْفِيقِ
My God, if mercy from You does not begin with fair success for me,
فَمَنِ ٱلسَّاِلكُ بِي إِلَيْكَ فِي وَاضِحِ ٱلطَّرِيقِ
then who can take me to You upon the evident path?
وَإِنْ أَسْلَمَتْنِي أَنَاتُكَ لِقَائِدِ ٱلأَمَلِ وَٱلْمُنَىٰ
If Your deliberateness should turn me over to the guide of hope and wishes,
فَمَنِ ٱلْمُقِيلُ عَثَرَاتِي مِنْ كَبَوَاتِ ٱلْهَوَىٰ
then who will annul my slips from the stumbles of caprice?
وَإِنْ خَذَلَنِي نَصْرُكَ عِنْدَ مُحَارَبَةِ ٱلنَّفْسِ وَٱلشَّيْطَانِ
If Your help should forsake me in the battle against the soul and Satan,
فَقَدْ وَكَلَنِي خِذْلاَنُكَ إِلَىٰ حَيْثُ ٱلنَّصَبِ وَٱلْحِرْمَانِ
then Your forsaking will have submitted me to where there is hardship and deprivation.
إِلٰهِي أَتَرَانِي مَا أَتَيْتُكَ إِلاَّ مِنْ حَيْثُ ٱلآمَاِل
My God, do You see that I have only come to You from the direction of hopes,
أَمْ عَلِقْتُ بِأَطْرَافِ حِبَاِلكَ إِلاَّ حِينَ بَاعَدَتْنِي ذُنُوبِي عَنْ دَارِ ٱلْوِصَاِل
or clung to the ends of Your cords when my sins have driven me from the house of union?
فَبِئْسَ ٱلْمَطِيَّةُ الَّتِي ٱمْتَطَتْ نَفْسِي مِنْ هَوَاهَا
So what an evil mount upon which my soul has mounted-its caprice!
فَوَاهاً لَهَا لِمَا سَوَّلَتْ لَهَا ظُنُونُهَا وَمُنَاهَا
Woe upon it for being seduced by its own opinions and wishes!
وَتَبّاً لَهَا لِجُرْأَتِهَا عَلَىٰ سَيِّدِهَا وَمَوْلاهَا
Destruction be upon it for its audacity toward its Master and Protector!
إِلٰهِي قَرَعْتُ بَابَ رَحْمَتِكَ بِيَدِ رَجَائِي
My God, I have knocked upon the door of Your mercy with the hand of my hope,
وَهَرَبْتُ إِلَيْكَ لاَجِئاً مِنْ فَرْطِ أَهْوَائِي
fled to You seeking refuge from my excessive caprice,
وَعَلَّقْتُ بِأَطْرَافِ حِبَاِلكَ أَنَامِلَ وَلائِي
and fixed the fingers of my love to the ends of Your cords.
فَٱصْفَحِ اللَّهُمَّ عَمَّا كُنتُ أَجْرَمْتُهُ مِنْ زَلَلِي وَخَطَائِي
So pardon, O Allah, the slips and errors I have committed,
وَأَقِلْنِي مِنْ صَرْعَةِ رِدَائِي
and release me from the foot-tangling of my robe,
فَإِنَّكَ سَيِّدِي وَمَوْلايَ وَمُعْتَمَدِي وَرَجَائِي
for You are my Master, my Protector, my Support and my Hope,
وَأَنتَ غَايَةُ مَطْلُوبِي وَمُنَايَ فِي مُنْقَلَبِي وَمَثْوايَ
and You are the object of my search and my desire in my ultimate end and stable abode.
إِلٰهِي كَيْفَ تَطْرُدُ مِسْكِيناً ٱلْتَجَأَ إِلَيْكَ مِنَ ٱلذُّنُوبِ هَارِباً
My God, how could You drive away a poor beggar who seeks refuge in You from sins, fleeing?
أَم كَيْفَ تُخَيِّبُ مُستَرْشِداً قَصَدَ إِلَىٰ جَنَابِكَ سَاعِياً
How could You disappoint one seeking guidance who repairs to Your threshold, running?
أَمْ كَيْفَ تَرُدُّ ظَمْآناً وَرَدَ إِلَىٰ حِيَاضِكَ شَارِباً
How could You reject a thirsty man who comes to Your pools to drink?
كَلاَّ وَحِيَاضُكَ مُتْرَعَةٌ فِي ضَنْكِ ٱلْمُحُولِ
Never! For Your pools are full in the hardship of drought,
وَبَابُكَ مَفْتُوحٌ لِلطَّلَبِ وَٱلْوُغُولِ
Your door is open for seeking and penetration,
وَأَنتَ غَايَةُ ٱلْمَسْؤُولِ وَنِهَايَةُ ٱلْمَأْمُولِ
and You are the goal of requests and the object of hopes.
إِلٰهِي هٰذِهِ أَزِمَّةُ نَفْسِي عَقَلْتُهَا بِعِقَاِل مَشِيئَتِكَ
My God, these are the reins of my soul I have bounded with the ties of Your will.
وَهٰذِهِ أَعْبَاءُ ذُنُوبِي دَرَاْتُهَا بِعَفْوِكَ وَرَحْمَتِكَ
These are the burdens of my sins I have averted with Your pardon and mercy.
وَهٰذِهِ أَهْوَائِيَ ٱلْمُضِلَّةُ وَكَلْتُهَا إِلَىٰ جَنَابِ لُطفِكَ وَرَاْفَتِكَ
These are my misleading caprices I have referred to the threshold of Your gentleness and kindliness.
فَٱجْعَلِ ٱللَّهُمَّ صَبَاحِي هٰذَا نَازِلاً عَلَيَّ بِضِيَاءِ ٱلْهُدَىٰ
So, make this morning of mine, O Allah, descend upon me with the radiance of guidance
وَبِٱلسَّلاَمَةِ فِي ٱلدِّينِ وَٱلدُّنْيَا
and safety in religion and this world!
وَمَسَائِيَ جُنَّةً مِنْ كَيْدِ ٱلْعِدَىٰ
And [make] my evening a shield against the deception of enemies
وَوِقَايَةً مِنْ مُرْدِيَاتِ ٱلْهَوَىٰ
and a protection against the destructive blows of caprice!
إِنَّكَ قَادِرٌ عَلَىٰ مَا تَشَاءُ
Verily, You have power to do what You will!
تُؤْتِي ٱلْمُلْكَ مَنْ تَشَاءُ
You give the kingdom to whom You will,
وَتَنْزِعُ ٱلْمُلْكَ مِمَّن تَشَاءُ
seize the kingdom from whom You will,
وَتُعِزُّ مَنْ تَشَاءُ
exalt whom You will,
وَتُذِلُّ مَنْ تَشَاءُ
and abase whom You will.
بِيَدِكَ ٱلْخَيرُ
In Your hand is the good
إِنَّكَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
and You are powerful over all things.
تُولِجُ ٱللَّيْلَ فِي ٱلنَّهَارِ
You make the night to enter into the day,
وَتُولِجُ ٱلنَّهَارَ فِي ٱللَّيْلِ
make the day to enter into the night,
وَتُخْرِجُ ٱلْحَيَّ مِنَ ٱلمَيِّتِ
bring forth the living from the dead,
وَتُخْرِجُ ٱلْمَيِّتَ مِنَ ٱلحَيِّ
bring forth the dead from the living,
وَتَرْزُقُ مَنْ تَشَاءُ بِغَيْرِ حِسَابٍ
and provide whomsoever You will without measure!
لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ أَنتَ
There is no god but You!
سُبْحَانَكَ ٱللَّهُمَّ وَبِحَمْدِكَ
Glory be to You, O Allah, and Yours is the praise!
مَنْ ذَا يَعْرِفُ قَدْرَكَ فَلاَ يَخَافُكَ
Who knows Your measure and yet does not fear You?
وَمَن ذَا يَعْلَمُ مَا أَنتَ فَلاَ يَهَابُكَ
Who knows what You are and yet does not stand in awe of You?
أَلَّفْتَ بِقُدْرَتِكَ ٱلْفِرَقَ
Through Your power, You have joined disparate things,
وَفَلَقْتَ بِلُطْفِكَ ٱلْفَلَقَ
through Your gentleness, You have cleaved apart the daybreak,
وَأَنَرْتَ بِكَرَمِكَ ديَاجِيَ ٱلْغَسَقِ
through Your generosity, You have illumined the dark shrouds of night,
وَأَنْهَرْتَ ٱلْمِيَاهَ مِنَ ٱلصُّمِّ ٱلصَّيَاخِيدِ عَذْباً وَأُجَاجاً
made waters, sweet and salt, flow forth from hard shining stones,
وَأَنزَلْتَ مِنَ ٱلمُعْصِرَاتِ مَاءً ثَجَّاجاً
sent dawn out of rain-clouds water cascading,
وَجَعَلْتَ ٱلشَّمْسَ وَٱلْقَمَرَ لِلْبَرِيَّةِ سِرَاجاً وَهَّاجاً
and appointed the sun and the moon a blazing lamp for the creatures
مِنْ غَيْرِ أَن تُمَارِسَ فِيمَا ٱبْتَدَأْتَ بِهِ لُغُوباً وَلاَ عِلاَجاً
without experiencing in that which You originated either weariness or effort.
فَيَا مَنْ تَوَحَّدَ بِٱلْعِزِّ وَٱلْبَقَاءِ
So, O He Who is alone in might and subsistence
وَقَهَرَ عِبَادَهُ بِٱلْمَوْتِ وَٱلْفَنَاءِ
and dominates His slaves with death and annihilation,
صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ ٱلأَتْقِيَاءِ
(please) bless Muhammad and his household, the god-fearing,
وَٱسْمَعْ نِدَائِي وَٱسْتَجِبْ دُعَائِي
answer my supplication, hear my call,
وَحَقِّقْ بِفَضْلِكَ أَمَلِي وَرَجَائِي
and actualize through Your favor my hope and desire.
يَا خَيْرَ مَنْ دُعِيَ لِكَشْفِ ٱلضُّرِّ
O Best of those who are called to remove affliction
وَٱلْمَأْمُولِ فِي كُلِّ عُسْرٍ وَيُسْرٍ
and object of hope in difficulty and ease!
بِكَ أَنزَلْتُ حَاجَتِي فَلاَ تَرُدَّنِي مِنْ سَنِيِّ مَوَاهِبِكَ خَائِباً
I have stated my need to You; so, do not reject me despairing of Your exalted gifts.
يَا كَرِيمُ يَا كَرِيمُ يَا كَرِيمُ
O All-generous! O All-generous! O All-generous!
بِرَحْمَتِكَ يَا أَرْحَمَ ٱلرَّاحِمِينَ
By Your mercy, O Most Merciful of the merciful!
وَصَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَىٰ خَيْرِ خَلْقِهِ
May Allah bless the best of His creatures,
مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ أَجْمَعِينَ
Muhammad, and his entire Household!

Prostrate and say (in Sajdah) 
إِلٰهِي قَلْبِي مَحْجُوبٌ
My God, my heart is veiled,
وَنَفْسِي مَعْيُوبٌ
my soul is deficient,
وَعَقْلِي مَغْلُوبٌ
my intelligence is defeated,
وَهَوَائِي غَاِلبٌ
my caprice is triumphant,
وَطَاعَتِي قَلِيلٌ
my obedience is little,
وَمَعْصِيَتِي كَثِيرٌ
my disobedience is much,
وَلِسَانِي مُقِرٌّ بِٱلذُّنُوبِ
and my tongue confesses of sinning;
فَكَيْفَ حِيلَتِي
so, what am I to do?
يَا سَتَّارَ ٱلْعُيُوبِ
O He Who covers defects!
وَيَا عَلاَّمَ ٱلْغُيُوبِ
O He Who knows the unseen!
وَيَا كَاشِفَ ٱلْكُرُوبِ
O He Who removes troubles!
إِغْفِر ذُنُوبِي كُلَّهَا
Forgive my sins, all of them,
بِحُرْمَةِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
in the name of the sacredness of Muhammad and the household of Muhammad!
يَا غَفَّارُ يَا غَفَّارُ يَا غَفَّارُ
O All-forgiver! O All-forgiver! O All-forgiver!
بِرَحْمَتِكَ يَا ارْحَمَ ٱلرَّاحِمِينَ
By Your mercy, O Most Merciful of the merciful!

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