Al-Sahifa e Alaviya

Supplication 74
(His supplication before the war of Jamal)

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In the name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful.

O Allah! I praise You as only You are worth the praise, as You have obliged me so much that all my attention is only to You.

Accept my thanks as Your pardon is the best and Your test is since a long time, still the thanks is a protection of my share of bounties, and not for reforming myself.

O Allah! You have obliged me by granting insight of Your religion and recognition of Yourself and have granted Your complete protection in my affairs.

Have mercy on me and avert the difficulties from me. Keep away Your fearful judgements from me.

I don't remember anything except Your obligation; I have not seen anything except Your grace.

O Allah! So many of the difficulties have been warded off from me by You and was turned towards my enemies and they were involved in it.

And so many of the bounties which were with my enemies, which you turned away from them and bestowed upon me.

And I am also not aware of all Your obligations on me.

O Allah! You are the one who hears my prayers at the time of restlessness, You are the one who watches me at the times of sorrow, You are the one to avenge my enemies.

Neither I have ever found You away from me nor at the times of prayer You are away and I always find You close to me and not only when I call You.

O Allah! I find only Your obligation worth praising and only Your excellent tests is present with me, all Your actions are good my tongue, my intellect, all my parts and all that of mine which is on the earth is full of praise for You.

O Allah! For the sake of Your light which You have created by Your Honour, and by the sake of Your Honour which You have created by Your will, and by the sake of Your name which is high, that bestow upon me the love to thank You obligatorily.

O Lord! Had You not helped me from all those things, which were prohibited for me,

and if the fear of the hereafter not instilled in me I would have been destroyed.

O Allah the provisions of this world called me the greed of women and children which I accepted hastily and tilted towards it,

and when the provisions of the hereafter invited me towards piety and goodness there I stumbled down but did not go that hastily as I had gone for the things which be destroyed and perish very soon.

O Allah! You scared me, inculcated love in me, explained me with proofs still I was not scared to the extent as it was desired and now I fear that I am not unmindful in obedience to Your commands and in setting up Your proofs.

O Allah! Reserve all my endeavours for Your strength and put Your fear in my heart.

And convert my carelessness, laziness, negligence and all personal fears into Your fear, and obedience and good deeds by Your grace.

O the possessor of Honour and Majesty, make my shield against sins move strong and multiply my good deeds as You can increase whatever You wish.

O Allah! Increase my status in the Heavens, and I seek refuge from all the things which is eaten and drunk, but is prohibited by You, and I wish to be away from the fear of all the known and unknown things, and I seek to be away from the evil of all the things whether apparent or hidden.

O Allah grant me protection from what the others have done ignorance instead of knowledge, haste instead of tolerance, restlessness instead of patience deviation instead of guidance and polytheism instead of faith.

O my Nourisher! Have mercy on me and oblige me because You befriend the doers of good and never turn down their goodness and praise is for the Lord of the worlds.