Sahifa Sajjadiya (Psalms of Islam)

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

Sahifa Sajjadiya - Supplication 14

When Hostility was shown to Him
دُعَاؤُهُ فِي الظُّلَامَاتِ

يَامَنْ لاَ يَخْفَى عَلَيْهِ أَنْبَآءُ الْمُتَظَلِّمِينَ
yaa mal-laa yakh-faa a'lay-heee ambaaa-ul-mutaz'al-limeen
1.O He from whom is not concealed news of the aggrieved!
وَيَا مَنْ لاَ يَحْتَاجُ فِي قِصَصِهِمْ إلَى شَهَادَاتِ الشَّاهِدِينَ
wa yaa mal-laa yah'-taaju fee qas'as'ihim ilaa shahaadaatish-shaahideen
2.O He who has no need to be told about them by the witnessing of the witnesses!
وَيَا مَنْ قَرُبَتْ نُصْرَتُهُ مِنَ الْمَظْلُومِينَ
wa yaa man qarubat nus'-ratuhoo minal-maz'-loomeen
3.O He who whose help is near to the wronged!
وَيَا مَنْ بَعُدَ عَوْنُهُ عَنِ الظَّالِمِينَ قَدْ عَلِمْتَ
wa yaa mam-bau'da a'w-nuhoo a'niz'-z'aalimeen qad a'lim-ta
4.O He whose aid is far from the wrongdoers! You knowest,
يَا إلهِي مَا نالَنِي مِنْ [فُلاَنِ بْنِ فُلاَن] مِمَّا حَظَرْتَ
yaaa ilaahee maa naalanee min (fulaani ibn fulaanin) mim-maa h'az'ar-ta
5.my God, how so-and-so, son of so-and-so, has harmed me in that which You hast forbidden,
وَانْتَهَكَهُ مِنّي مِمَّا حَجَزْتَ عَلَيْهِ بَطَراً فِي نِعْمَتِكَ عِنْدَهُ وَاغْتِرَاراً بِنَكِيرِكَ عَلَيْهِ
wantahakahoo min-nee mim-maa h'ajaz-ta a'lay-h bat'aran fee nia'-matika i'ndah wagh-tiraaram-binakeerika a'lay-h
6.and how he has violated me in that which You hast prohibited, showing thereby ingratitude toward Your favour upon him and delusion concerning what You hast denied him.
أللَّهُمَّ فَصَلِّ اللَّهُمَّ عَلَى مُحَمَّد وَآلِهِ
al-laahum-ma fas'al-li a'laa muh'm-madiw-wa aaalih
7.O God, so bless Muhammad and his Household,
وَخُذْ ظَالِمِي وَعَدُوِّي عَنْ ظُلْمِي بِقُوَّتِكَ
wa khuz'-z'aalimee wa a'doo-wee a'n z'ul-mee biqoo-watik
8.keep my wrongdoing enemy from wronging me through Your strength,
وَافْلُلْ حَدَّهُ عَنِّي بِقُدْرَتِكَ وَاجْعَلْ لَهُ
waf-lul h'ad-dahoo a'n-nee biqud-ratik waj-a'l-lahoo
9.blunt his blade toward me through Your power, and assign to him
شُغْلاً فِيَما يَلِيهِ وَعَجْزاً عَمَّا يُناوِيْهِ
shugh-lan feemaa yaleeh w a'j-zan a'm-maa yunaaweeh
10.a diversion in that which is close to him and the inability to reach his enemy!
أللَّهُمَّ وَصَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّد وَآلِهِ
al-laahum-ma wa s'al-li a'laa muh'am-madiw-wa aaalih
11.O God, bless Muhammad and his Household,
وَلاَ تُسَوِّغْ لَهُ ظُلْمِي وَأَحْسِنْ عَلَيْـهِ عَوْنِي،
wa laa tusaw-wigh lahoo z'ul-mee wa ah'-sin a'lay-hee a'w-nee
12.let the wrongdoer not find it easy to wrong me, give me good help against him,
وَاعْصِمْنِي مِنْ مِثْـلِ أَفْعَالِهِ، وَلا تَجْعَلْنِي فِي مِثْلِ حَالِهِ.
waa'-s'im-nee mim-mith-li af-a'alih wa laa taj-a'l-nee fee mith-li h'aalih
13.preserve me from the like of his acts, and place me not in the like of his situation!
أللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّد وَآلِهِ ،
al-laahum-ma s'al-li a'laa muh'am-madiw-wa aaalih
14.O God, bless Muhammad and his Household,
وَأَعِدْنِي عَلَيْهِ عَدْوى حَاضِرَةً تَكُونُ مِنْ غَيْظِي بِهِ شِفَاءً،
wa ai'd-nee a'lay-hee a'd-wana h'aaz''iratan takoonu min ghay-z'ee bihee shifaaa
15.and assist me with an immediate assistance that will heal my rage toward him
وَمِنْ حَنَقِي عَلَيْهِ وَفَاءً.
wa min h'anaqee a'lay-hee wafaaa
16.and redeem my fury toward him!
أللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّد وَآلِهِ
al-laahum-ma s'al-li a'laa muh'am-madiw-wa aaalih
17.O God, bless Muhammad and his Household,
وَعَوِّضْنِي مِنْ ظُلْمِهِ لِي عَفْوَكَ،
wa a'w-wiz''-nee min z'ul-mihee lee a'f-wak
18.compensate me for his wronging me with Your pardon
وَأَبْدِلْنِي بِسُوْءِ صنِيعِهِ بِيْ رَحْمَتَكَ،
wa ab-dil-nee bisooo-i s'aneei'hee bee rah'-matak
19.and replace his evil action toward me with Your mercy,
فَكُلُّ مَكْرُوه جَلَلٌ دُونَ سَخَطِكَ،
fakul-lu mak-roohin jalalun doona sakhat'ik
20.for every detested thing less than Your anger is slight
وَكُلُّ مُرْزِئَةٍ سَوَاءٌ مَعَ مَوْجِدَتِكَ.
wa kul-lu mar-zi-atin sawaaa-um-maa' maw-jidatik
21.and every disaster next to Your rancour indifferent!
أللَّهُمَّ فَكَمَا كَـرَّهْتَ إلَيَّ أَنْ أَظْلِمَ فَقِنِي مِنْ أَنْ أُظْلَمَ.
al-laahum-ma fakamaa kar-rah-ta ilay-ya an uz'-lama faqinee min an az'-lim
22.O God, just as You hast made me detest being wronged, so also protect me from doing wrong!
أللَّهُمَّ لاَ أَشْكُو إلَى أَحَد سِوَاكَ،
sll-lahum-ma laaa ashkooo ilaaa ah'adin siwaak
23.O God, I complain to no one but You,
وَلاَ أَسْتَعِينُ بِحَاكِم غَيْرِكَ حَاشَاكَ
wa laaa as-tae'enu bih'aakimin ghay-rik h'aashaak
24.and I seek help from no ruler other than You - how could I?
فَصَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّد وَآلِهِ،
fas'al-li a'laa muh'am-madiw-wa aaalih
25.So bless Muhammad and his Household,
وَصِلْ دُعَائِي بِالإِجَابَةِ، وَأَقْرِنْ شِكَايَتِي بِالتَّغْيِيرِ.
wa s'il dua'aa-ee bil-ijaabah waq-rin shikaayatee bit-tagh-yeer
26.join my supplication to response, and unite my complaint with change!
أَللَّهُمَّ لا تَفْتِنِّي بِالْقُنُوطِ مِنْ إنْصَافِكَ،
al-laahum-ma laa taf-tin-nee bil-qunoot'i min ins'aafik
27.O God, tempt me not with despair of Your just treatment
وَلاَ تَفْتِنْـهُ بِالأَمْنِ مِنْ إنْكَارِكَ،
wa laa taf-tin-hoo bil-am-ni min inkaarik
28.and tempt him not with feeling secure from Your disapproval,
فَيُصِرَّ عَلَى ظُلْمِي وَيُحَاضِرَنِي بِحَقِّيْ
fayus'ir-ra a'laa z'ul-mee wa yuh'aas'iranee bih'aq-qee
29.lest he persist in wronging me and constrain me in my rights.
وَعَرِّفْهُ عَمَّا قَلِيْل مَا أَوْعَدْتَ الظَّالِمِينَ،
wa a'r-rif-hoo a'm-maa qaleelim-maaa aw-a't-taz'-z'aalimeen
30.Let him soon recognize what You hast promised the wrongdoers
وَعَرِّفْنِي مَا وَعَدْتَ مِنْ إجَابَةِ الْمُضْطَرِّينَ.
wa a'r-rif-nee maa waa't-ta min ijaabatil-muz''-t'ar-reen
31.and let me recognize Your promised response to the distressed!
أللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّد وَآلِهِ،
al-laahum-ma s'al-li a'laa muh'am-madiw-wa aaalih
32.O God, bless Muhammad and his Household,
وَوَفِّقْنِي لِقَبُولِ مَا قَضَيْتَ لِيْ وَعَليَّ،
wa waf-fiq-nee liqabooli maa qaz''ay-ta lee wa a'lay
33.give me success in accepting Your decrees for me and against me,
وَرَضِّنِيْ بِمَا أَخَذْتَ لي وَمِنِّي
wa raz''-z''inee bimaaa akhad'-ta lee wa min-nee
34.make me pleased with what You takest for me and from me,
وَاهْـدِنِي لِلَّتِيْ هِي أَقْوَمُ وَاسْتَعْمِلْنِي بِمَا هُوَ أَسْلَمُ.
wah-dinee lil-latee heea aq-wam was-taa'-mil-nee bimaa huwa as-lam
35.guide me to that which is most upright and employ me in that which is safest!
أللَّهُمَّ وَإنْ كَانَتِ الْخِيَرَةُ لِيْ عِنْدَكَ
al-laahum-ma wa in kaanatil-kheearatu lee i'ndaka
36.O God, if the best for me with You lies
فِي تَأْخِيرِ الأَخْذِ لِي وَتَرْكِ الانْتِقَامِ
fee taa-kheeril-akh-d'i lee wa tar-kilintiqaami
37.in delaying the taking to task for my sake of him
مِمَّنْ ظَلَمَنِيْ إلَى يَوْمِ الْفَصْلِ وَمَجْمَعِ الْخَصْمِ،
mim-man z'alamaneee ilaa yaw-mil-fas'-li wa maj-mai'l-khas'-m
38.who has wronged me and in refraining from vengeance toward him until the Day of Decision and the Gathering of Disputants,
فَصَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّد وَآلِهِ ،
fas'al-li a'laa muh'am-madiw-wa aaalih
39.then bless Muhammad and his Household,
وَأَيِّدْنِي مِنْكَ بِنِيَّة صَادِقَة وَصَبْر دَائِم،
wa ay-yid-nee minka binee-yatin s'aadiqatiw-wa s'ab-rin daaa-im
40.strengthen me from You with true intention and lasting patience,
وَأَعِذْنِي مِنْ سُوءِ الرَّغْبَةِ، وَهَلَعِ أَهْلِ الْحِرْصِ،
wa ai'd'-nee min sooo-ir-ragh-bati wa halai' ah-lil-h'ir-s'
41.give me refuge from evil desire and the impatience of the greedy
وَصَوِّرْ فِي قَلْبِي مِثَالَ مَا ادَّخَـرْتَ لِي مِنْ ثَوَابِـكَ،
wa s'aw-wir fee qal-bee mithaala mad-dakhar-ta lee min thawaabika
42.and form in my heart the image of Your reward
وَأَعْدَدْتَ لِخَصْمِي مِنْ جَزَائِكَ وَعِقَابِكَ ،
wa aa'-dat-ta likhas'-mee min jazaaa-ika wai'qaabik
43.which You hast stored away for me and the repayment and punishment
وَاجْعَلْ ذَلِكَ سَبَباً لِقَنَاعَتِي بِمَا قَضَيْتَ ،
waj-a'l d'alika sababal-liqanaaa'tee bimaa qaz''ay-ta
44.which You has prepared for my disputant! Make this a cause of my contentment with what You hast decreed
وَثِقَتِي بِمَا تَخَيَّرْتَ، آمِينَ رَبَّ الْعَالَمِينَ ،
wa thiqatee bimaa takhay-yar-t aaameena rab-bal-a'alameen
45.and my trust in what You hast chosen! Amen, Lord of the worlds!
إنَّكَ ذُو الْفَضْلِ الْعَظِيمِ ، وَأَنْتَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْء قَدِيرٌ .
in-naka d'ool-faz''-lil-a'z'eem wa anta a'laa kul-li shay-in qadeer
46.You art of bounty abounding and You art powerful over everything.