Sahifa Sajjadiya (Psalms of Islam)

by Imam Ali Zain-ul Abideen (peace be upon him)

Sahifa Sajjadiya - Supplication 11

His Supplication for Good Outcomes
دُعَاؤُهُ بِخَوَاتِمِ الْخَيْرِ

يا مَنْ ذِكْرُهُ شَرَفٌ لِلذَّاكِرِينَ
yaa man d'ik-ruhoo sharaful-lild'-d'aakireen
1.O He remembering whom brings honour to those who remember!
وَيَا مَنْ شُكْرُهُ فَوْزٌ لِلشَّاكِرِينَ،
wa yaa man shuk-ruhoo faw-zul-lilsh-shaakireen
2.O He thanking whom brings triumph to those who give thanks!
وَيَا مَنْ طَاعَتُهُ نَجَاةٌ لِلْمُطِيعِينَ
wa yaa man t'aaa'tuhoo najaatul-lil-mut'eee'en
3.O He obeying whom brings deliverance to those who obey!
صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّد وَآلِهِ
s'al-li a'laa muh'am-madiw-wa aaalihee
4.Bless Muhammad and his Household,
وَاشْغَلْ قُلُوبَنَا بِذِكْرِكَ عَنْ كُلِّ ذِكْر،
wa ash-ghal quloobanaa bid'ik-rika a'n kul-li d'ik-r
5.and divert our hearts through remembering You from every act of remembrance,
وَأَلْسِنَتَنَا بِشُكْرِكَ عَنْ كُلِّ شُكْر
wa al-sinatanaa bishuk-rika a'n kul-li shuk-r
6.our tongues through thanking You from every act of thanksgiving,
وَجَوَارِحَنَا بِطَاعَتِكَ عَنْ كُلِّ طَاعَة.
wa jawaarih'anaa bit'aaa'tika a'n kul-li t'aaa'h
7.our limbs through obeying You from every act of obedience!
فَإنْ قَدَّرْتَ لَنَا فَرَاغاً مِنْ شُغُل فَاجْعَلْهُ فَرَاغَ سَلاَمَة
faan qad-dar-ta lanaa faraagham-min shugh-lin faj-a'l-hoo faraagha salaamah
8.If You hast ordained for us idleness from these occupations, make it an idleness of safety,
لا تُدْرِكُنَا فِيهِ تَبِعَةٌ وَلاَ تَلْحَقُنَا فِيهِ سَاَمَةٌ
laa tud-rikunaa feehee tabia'h wa laa tal-h'aqunaa feehee saa-mah
9.within which no ill consequence visits us or weariness overtakes us!
حَتَّى يَنْصَرِفَ عَنَّا كُتَّابُ السَّيِّئَاتِ بِصَحِيفَة خَالِيَة مِنْ ذِكْرِ سَيِّئاتِنَا
h'at-taa yans'arifa a'n-naa kut-taabus-say-yi-aati bis'ah'eefatin khaaleeatim-min d'ik-ri say-yi-aatinaa
10.Then the writers of evil deeds may depart from us with a page empty of the mention of our evil deeds,
َو يَتَوَلّى كُتَّابُ الْحَسَنَاتِ عَنَّا
wa yatawl-laa kut-taabul-h'asanaati
11.and the writers of good deeds may turn away from us
مَسْرُورِينَ بِمَا كَتَبُوا مِنْ حَسَنَاتِنَا .
a'n-naa mas-rooreena bimaa kataboo min h'asanaatinaa
12.happy with the good deeds of ours which they have written.
وَإذَا انْقَضَتْ أَيَّامُ حَيَاتِنَـا وَتَصَرَّمَتْ مُـدَدُ أَعْمَارِنَـا،
wa id'aa anqaz''at ay-yaamu h'ayaatinaa wa tas'ar-ramat mudadu aa'-maarinaa
13.And when the days of our life have passed by, the terms of our lifetimes have elapsed,
وَاسْتَحْضَرَتْنَا دَعْوَتُكَ الَّتِي لاَ بُدَّ مِنْهَا وَمِنْ إجَابَتِهَا ،
was-tah'-z''arat-naa daa'-watukal-latee laa bud-da min-haa wamin ijaabatihaa
14.and Your call, which must come and be answered, summons us forth,
فَصَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّد وَآلِهِ،
fas'al-li a'laa muh'am-madiw-wa aaalih
15.then bless Muhammad and his Household
وَاجْعَلْ خِتَامَ مَا تُحْصِي عَلَيْنَا كَتَبَةُ أَعْمَالِنَا
waj-a'l khitaama maa tuh'-s'ee a'lay-naa katabatu aa'-maalinaa
16.and make the outcome of what the writers of our works count against us
تَوْبَةً مَقْبُولَةً لا تُوقِفُنَا بَعْدَهَا عَلَى ذَنْب اجْتَرَحْنَاهُ،
taw-batam-maq-boolah laa tooqifunaa baa'-dahaa a'laa d'ambin aj-tarah'-naahu
17.an accepted repentance, which afterwards gave us no rest in a sin that we committed
وَلاَ مَعْصِيَة اقْتَرَفْنَاهَا،
wa laa maa'-s'eeatin aq-taraf-naahaa
18.or an act of disobedience that we performed!
وَلاَ تَكْشِفْ عَنَّا سِتْراً سَتَرْتَهُ عَلَى رُؤُوسِ الأشْهَادِ
wa laa tak-shif a'n-naa sit-ran satar-tahoo a'laa ru-oosil-ash-haadi
19.Remove not from us any covering with which You hast covered over the heads of the witnesses
يَوْمَ تَبْلُو أَخْبَارَ عِبَادِكَ
yaw-ma tab-looo akh-baara i'baadik
20.on the day when the records of Your servants are tried!
إنَّكَ رَحِيمٌ بِمَنْ دَعَاكَ، وَمُسْتَجيبٌ لِمَنْ نَادَاكَ .
in-naka rah'eemum-biman daa'ak wa mus-tajeebul-liman-naadaak
21.Verily You art compassionate to him who supplicates You, the responder to him who calls upon You!