Al-Sahifa e Alaviya

Supplication 52 (His supplication seeking refuge from Allah)

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In the name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful.

O Allah! You are my Lord and I am Your slave, I have brought faith in You I am firm on Your covenant with sincerity, and after pledging my covenant to You I seek forgiveness for my sins.

I seek forgiveness for those sins, which no one can forgive except You. My helplessness wishes to take refuge from You Majesty and Honour.

My poverty seeks refuge from Your self sufficiency.

My ignorance seeks refuge from Your tolerance and my laxity seeks refuge from Your Power. My fear seeks refuge from Your safety. My illness seeks refuge from Your cure. My death seeks refuge from Your judgement. My weakness seeks refuge from Your strength.

My mortality seeks refuge from Your immortality. My extinction seeks refuge from Your eternality.

O Allah! From whom the darkness of the night is not concealed, nor the big sky is covered, neither the creatures living in the sea nor those living in the bottom of sea are hidden from You.

O the one to nullify the strength and the one to waive the troubles. O the One to send bounties from the skies. I request You, O the one to open the ways, O the one who rewards, O the possessor of the Keys of the treasures I request you to send blessings on Mohammad and his pure progeny. Grant me the goodness of the world and the Hereafter.

Save me from the temptation, which has overpowered me and which can destroy me. Don't entrust me to somebody else even for a second, as he will be afraid of me, don't make me away from Heaven.

Have mercy on me, let me die as a Muslim, and gather me together with pious people. Grant me pure sustenance and save me from prohibitions. O the most merciful of all the merciful.

O Allah! You have created the hearts and the minds for Your recognition, the heart beats due to Your fear, and the heart is restless due to Your love.

The mind is weak for praising You and the worlds are unable to describe Your wonders, the tongues are dumb to describe Your Praise and even if it praises You then understanding Your attributes silences it, and now it circles around it in amazement which You have established, as it is impossible for it to exceed Your limits, it is possible for him to praise in the limits of the boundary made by You and the tongues are the bounties bestowed by You.

O Allah! You have a right upon all Your creatures whom You have created and they should not act niggardly and if this thanks giving is lesser than Your bounties then this praiseworthy one praises his strength and power, and he who is lazy depends on Your hopes, and those who fear You are accepting Your lordship.

The seekers come near to You with hopes. Those who oblige are searching Your grace and all of them are busy in the shade of Your Mercy and Forgiveness.

Due to Your fear, degradation has weakened them, they confess of  not being thankful to Your bounties. Those who were disobedient and did not follow Your commands their deeds did not stop You from increasing their cattle, give them their full measure and make sorrow away from them, and make them afraid of Your chastisement.

Or he who does goodness You increase his reward. Those who oblige You have made incumbent upon them thankfulness by Your Grace and also on evil doers thankfulness is made obligatory.

You have promised these doers of good that Your obligation on them will be greater than their obligation. You are pure, You give reward for those things which are begun in Your name and end in Your name.

I praise You to such an extent that it achieves Your happiness and like a person who by praising You reaches in Your presence and by it becomes eligible for Your bounties.

My Lord there is a special support and specific bounties for Your beloved people, so send blessings on Mohammad and his progeny and grace us with Your special support and specific bounties which are present a the time of calamities, a protector at the time of loses, and deliverance from destruction and an excellent guide to show the right path.

O the one who saves at the time of calamities, and the one to multiply good deeds.

O the one to increase the destinies and the one to perfect the bounties, O the one to conceal the defects and to cover one's faults grant me the grace and to seek more forgiveness for the sins because You are too near and the one to accept our supplications. And send blessings on Your appointed and beloved creation and give excessive bounties to the recipient of Your revelations.

Send on them Your best of the bounties as they have propagated Your message, explained Your laws clearly, called the people to Your path, and with living examples have established proof of Your existence till the time they acquired certainty. O Allah send blessings on Mohammad and his progeny and in the end also send mercy on the pure progeny and reserve for them those bounties which You have selected for Your special Prophets and have given any one of them.

O the most merciful of all the merciful. O Allah! It is only Your wishes, whom no one can stop from fulfillment, the destructions have accepted defeat in causing hurdles in Your wishes reaching perfection.

Thus by Your wishes and by Your grace send blessings on Mohammad and his progeny and make these wishes reach perfection and climax as You are the possessor of vast Mercy and the forgiver, the acceptor of supplications and the recipient of requests.