Sahifa Sajjadiya (Psalms of Islam)

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

Sahifa Sajjadiya - Supplication 17

When he Mentioned Satan and Sought Refuge from him
دُعَاؤُهُ إذا ذُكِرَ الشيطان فَاستَعاذَ مِنهُِ

أَللَّهُمَّ إنَّا نَعُوذُ بِكَ
al-laahum-ma in-naa nau'wd'u bika
1.O God, we seek refuge in You
مِنْ نَزَغَـاتِ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ وَكَيْدِهِ وَمَكَائِدِهِ،
min nazaghaati shay-t'aanir-rajeem wa kay-dihee wa makaaa-idih
2.from the instigations of the accursed Satan, his trickery, and his traps,
وَمِنَ الثِّقَةِ بِأَمَـانِيِّهِ وَمَوَاعِيدِهِ وَغُرُورِهِ وَمَصَائِدِهِ،
wa minath-thiqati bimaanee-yihee wa mawaae'edih wa ghuroorihee wa mas'aaa-idih
3.from trust in his false hopes, his promises, his delusions, and his snares,
وَأَنْ يُطْمِعَ نَفْسَهُ فِي إضْلاَلِنَا
wa ay-yut'-mia' naf-sahoo fee iz''-laalinaa
4.and lest he should make himself crave to lead us away
عَنْ طَاعَتِكَ وَامْتِهَانِنَا بِمَعْصِيَتِكَ،
a'n t'aaa'tik wam-tihaaninaa bimaa'-s'eeatik
5.from Your obedience and to degrade us through our disobeying You,
أَوْ أَنْ يَحْسُنَ عِنْدَنَا مَا حَسَّنَ لَنَا،
aw ay-yah'-suna i'ndanaa maa h'as-sana lanaa
6.and lest what he has shown us as beautiful be beautiful for us
أَوْ أَنْ يَثْقُلَ عَلَيْنَا مَا كَرَّهَ إلَيْنَا.
aw ay-yath-qula a'lay-naa maa kar-raha ilay-naa
7.and what he has shown us as detestable weigh down upon us.
أللَّهُمَّ اخْسَأْهُ عَنَّا بِعِبَادَتِكَ،
al-laahum-ma akh-saa-hoo a'n-naa bii'baadatik
8.O God, drive him away from us through Your worship,
وَاكْبِتْهُ بِدُؤوبِنَا فِي مَحَبَّتِكَ،
wak-bit-hoo bidu-oobinaa fee mah'ab-batik
9.throw him down through our perseverance in Your love,
وَاجْعَلْ بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَهُ سِتْراً لاَ يَهْتِكُهُ،
waj-a'l bay-nanaa wabay-nahoo sit-ral-laa yah-tikuh
10.and place between him and us a covering that he cannot tear away
وَرَدْماً مُصْمِتاً لا يَفْتُقُهُ.
wa rad-mam-mus'-mital-laa yaf-tuquh
11.and a solid barrier that he cannot cut through!
أللَّهُمَّ صَـلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّد وَآلِـهِ،
al-laahum-ma s'al-li a'laa muh'am-madiw-wa aaalih
12.O God, bless Muhammad and his Household,
وَاشْغَلْهُ عَنَّا بِبَعْضِ أَعْدَائِكَ،
wash-ghal-hoo a'n-naa bibaa'-z''i aa'-daaa-ik
13.distract Satan from us with some of Your enemies,
وَاعْصِمْنَا مِنْهُ بِحُسْنِ رِعَايَتِكَ، وَاكْفِنَا خَتْرَهُ،
waa'-s'im-naa min-hoo bih'us-ni ria'ayatik wak-finaa khat-rah
14.preserve us from him through Your good guarding, spare us his treachery,
وَوَلِّنَا ظَهْرَهُ، وَاقْطَعْ عَنَّا إثْرَهُ.
wa wal-linaa z'ah-rah waq-t'aa' a'n-naaa ith-rah
15.turn his back toward us, and cut off from us his trace!
اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّد وَآلِهِ
al-laahum-ma s'al-li a'laa muh'am-madiw-wa aaalih
16.O God, bless Muhammad and his Household,
وَأَمْتِعْنَا مِنَ الْهُدَى، بِمِثْلِ ضَلاَلَتِهِ،
wa am-tia'-naa minal-hudaa bimith-li z''alaalatih
17.give us to enjoy guidance the like of his misguidance,
وَزَوِّدْنَا مِنَ التَّقْوَى ضِدَّ غَوَايَتِهِ،
wa zw-wid-naa minat-taq-waa z''id-da ghawaayatih
18.increase us in piety against his seduction,
وَاسْلُكْ بِنَـا مِنَ التُّقى خِـلافَ سَبِيلِهِ مِنَ الـرَّدى.
was-luk binaa minat-tuqaa khilaafa sabeelihee minar-radaa
19.and make us walk in reverential fear contrary to his path of ruin!
أللَّهُمَّ لاَ تَجْعَلْ لَهُ فِي قُلُوبِنَا مَدْخَلاً
al-laahum-ma laa taj-a'l-lahoo fee quloobinaa mad-khalaa
20.O God, assign him no place of entrance into our hearts
وَلاَ تُوطِنَنَّ لَهُ فِيمَا لَدَيْنَا مَنْزِلاً.
wa laa toot'inan-na lahoo feemaa laday-naa manzilaa
21.and do not allow him to make his home in that which is with us!
اللَّهُمَّ وَمَا سَوَّلَ لَنَا مِنْ بَاطِل فَعَرِّفْنَاهُ
al-laahum-ma wa maa saw-wala lanaa mim-baat'ilin faa'r-rif-naahoo
22.O God, cause us to recognize the falsehood with which he tempts us,
وَإذَا عَرَّفْتَنَاهُ فَقِنَاهُ، وَبَصِّرْنَا مَا نُكَايِدُهُ بِهِ،
wa id'aa a'r-raf-tanaahoo faqinaahu wa bas'-s'ir-naa maa nukaayiduhoo bih
23.and once You hast caused us to recognize it, protect us from it! Make us see what will allow us to outwit him,
وَأَلْهِمْنَا مَا نُعِدُّهُ لَهُ، وَأَيْقِظْنَا عَنْ سِنَةِ الْغَفْلَةِ بِالرُّكُونِ إلَيْهِ
wa al-him-naa maa nui'd-duhoo lah wa ay-qiz'-naa a'n sinatil-ghaf-lati bir-rukooni ilay-h
24.inspire us with all that we can make ready for him, awaken us from the heedless slumber of relying upon him,
وَأَحْسِنْ بِتَوْفِيقِكَ عَوْنَنَا عَلَيْهِ.
wa ah'-sim-bitaw-feeqika a'w-nan a a'lay-h
25.and help us well, through Your giving success, against him!
اللَّهُمَّ وَأَشْرِبْ قُلُوبَنَـا إنْكَارَ عَمَلِهِ،
al-laahum-ma wa ash-rib quloobanaaa inkaara a'malih
26.O God, saturate our hearts with the rejection of his works
وَالْـطُفْ لَنَا فِي نَقضِ حِيَلِهِ.
wal-t'uf lanaa fee naq-z''i h'eealih
27.and be gentle to us by destroying his stratagems!
أللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّد وَآلِهِ وَحَوِّلْ سُلْطَانَهُ عَنَّا،
al-laahum-ma s'al-li muh'am-madiw-wa aaalih wa h'aw-wil sul-t'aanahoo a'n-naa
28.O God, bless Muhammad and his Household, turn his authority away from us,
وَاقْطَعْ رَجَاءَهُ مِنَّا ، وادْرَأْه عَنِ الْوُلُوعِ بِنَا.
waq-t'aa' rajaaa-ahoo min-naa wad-raa-hoo a'nil-wlooi' binaa
29.cut off his hope from us, and keep him from craving for us!
اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّد وَآلِهِ
al-laahum-ma s'al-li a'laa muh'am-madiw-wa aaalih
30.O God, bless Muhammad and his Household,
وَاجْعَلْ آباءَنَا وَأُمَّهَاتِنَا وَأَوْلاَدَنَا وَأَهَالِينَا
waj-a'l aaabaaa-anaa wa um-mahaatinaa wa aw-laadanaa wa ahaaleenaa
31.and place our fathers, our mothers, our children, our wives,
وَذَوِي أَرْحَامِنَا وَقَرَابَاتِنَا وَجِيْرَانَنَا
wa d'aweee ar-h'aaminaa wa qaraabaatinaa wa jeeraananaa
32.our siblings, our relatives, and the faithful among our neighbours,
مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَـاتِ مِنْهُ فِي حِرْز حَـارِز،
minal-moo-mineena wal-moo-minaati min-hoo fee h'ir-zin h'aariz
33.male and female, in a sanctuary impregnable to him,
وَحِصْن حَافِظ ، وَكَهْف مَانِع، وَألْبِسْهُمْ مِنْهُ جُنَناً وَاقِيَةً،
wa h'is'-nin h'aafiz' wa kah-fim-maania'- wa al-bis-hum min-hoo junanaw-waaqeeah
34.a guarding fortress, a defending cave! Clothe them in shields protective against him
وَأَعْطِهِمْ عَلَيْهِ أَسْلِحَةً مَاضِيَةً
wa aa'-t'ihim a'lay-heee as-lih'atam-maaz''eeah
35.and give them arms that will cut him down!
أللَّهُمَّ وَاعْمُمْ بِذلِكَ مَنْ شَهِدَ لَكَ بِالرُّبُوبِيَّةِ،
al-laahum-ma waa'-mum bid'alika man- shahida laka bir-rubwbee-yah
36.O God, include in that everyone who witnesses to You as Lord,
وَأَخْلَصَ لَكَ بِالْوَحْدَانِيَّةِ،
wa akh-las'a laka bil-wah'-daanee-yah
37.devotes himself sincerely to Your Unity,
وَعَادَاهُ لَكَ بِحَقِيقَةِ الْعُبُودِيَّة،
wa a'adaahoo laka bih'aqeeqatil-u'boodee-yah
38.shows enmity toward him through the reality of servanthood,
وَاسْتَظْهَرَ بِكَ عَلَيْهِ فِي مَعْرِفَةِ الْعُلُومِ الرَّبَّانِيَّةِ.
was-taz'-hara bika a'lay-hee fee maa'-rifatil-u'loomir-rab-baanee-yah
39.and seeks help from You against him through knowledge of the divine sciences!
اللَّهُمَّ احْلُلْ مَا عَقَدَ، وَافْتقْ مَا رَتَقَ،
al-laahum-ma ah'-lul maa a'qad waf-tuq maa rataq
40.O God, undo what he ties, unstitch what he sews up,
وَافسَخ مَا دَبَّرَ، وَثَبِّطْهُ إذَا عَزَمَ، وَانْقُضْ مَا أَبْرَمَ.
waf-sakh maa dab-bar wa thab-bit'-hooo id'aa a'zam wanquz'' maaa ab-ram
41.dislocate what he devises, frustrate him when he makes up his mind, and destroy what he establishes!
اللَّهُمَّ وَاهْزِمْ جُنْدَهُ وَأَبْطِلْ كَيْدَهُ
al-laahum-ma wah-zim jundah wa ab-t'il kay-dah
42.O God, rout his troops, nullify his trickery,
وَاهْدِمْ كَهْفَهُ وَأَرْغِمْ أَنْفَهُ.
wah-dim kah-fah wa ar-ghim anfah
43.make his cave collapse, and rub his nose in the ground!
اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْنَا فِي نَظْم أَعْدَآئِهِ
al-laahum-ma aj-a'l-naa fee naz'-mi aa'-daaa-ih
44.O God, place us in the ranks of his enemies
وَاعْزِلْنَا عَنْ عِدَادِ أَوْلِيَائِهِ،
waa'-zil-naa a'n i'daadi aw-leeaaa-ih
45.and remove us from the number of his friends,
لا نُطِيعُ لَهُ إذَا اسْتَهْوَانَا،
laa nut'eeu' lahooo id'aa as-tah-waanaa
46.that we obey him not when he entices us
وَلا نَسْتَجِيبُ لَهُ إذَا دَعَانَا
wa laa nas-tajeebu lahooo id'aa daa'anaa
47.and answer him not when he calls to us!
نَأْمُرُ بِمُنَاوَاتِهِ مَنْ أَطَاعَ أَمْرَنَا
naa-muru bimunaawaatihee man at'aaa' am-ranaa
48.We command everyone who obeys our command to be his enemy
وَنَعِظُ عَنْ مُتَابَعَتِهِ مَنِ اتَّبَعَ زَجْرَنَا.
wa nai'z'u a'm-mutaabaa'tihee mani at-tabaa' zaj-ranaa
49.and we admonish everyone who follows our prohibition not to follow him!
اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّد خَاتَمِ النَّبِيِّينَ وَسَيِّدِ الْمُرْسَلِينَ
al-laahum-ma s'al-li a'laa muh'am-madin khaatamin-nabee-yeena wa say-yidil-mur-saleena
50.O God, bless Muhammad the Seal of the prophets and lord of the emissaries,
وَعَلَى أَهْلِ بَيْتِهِ الطَّيِّبِينَ الـطَّاهِرِينَ
wa a'laaa ah-li bay-tihit'-t'ay-yibeenat'-t'aahireen
51.and the folk of his house, the good, the pure!
وَأَعِذْنَا وَأَهَـالِينَا وَإخْـوَانَنَا
wa ai'd'-naa waahaaleenaa wa ikh-waananaa
52.Give refuge to us, our families, our brothers,
وَجَمِيـعَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ مِمَّا اسْتَعَذْنَا مِنْهُ،
wa jameea'l-moo-mineena wal-moo-minaati mim-mas-taa'd'-naa min-h
53.and all the faithful, male and female, from that from which we seek refuge,
وَأَجِرْنَا مِمَّا اسْتَجَرْنَا بِكَ مِنْ خَوْفِهِ
wa ajir-naa mim-mas-tajar-naa bika min khaw-fih
54.and grant us sanctuary from that through fear of which we seek sanctuary in You!
وَاسْمَعْ لَنَا مَا دَعَوْنَا بِهِ وَأَعْطِنَا مَا أَغْفَلْنَاهُ وَاحْفَظْ لَنَا مَا نَسِيْنَاهُ،
was-maa' lanaa maa daa'w-naa bih wa a'-t'inaa maaa agh-fal-naah wah'-faz' lanaa maa naseenaah
55.Hear our supplication to You, bestow upon us that of which we have been heedless, and safeguard for us what we have forgotten!
وَصَيِّرْنَا بِذَلِكَ فِي دَرَجَاتِ الصَّالِحِينَ
wa s'ay-yir-naa bid'alika fee darajaatis'-s'aalih'een
56.Through all this bring us into the ranks of the righteous
وَمَـرَاتِبِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ
wa maraatibil-moo-mineen
57.and the degrees of the faithful!
آمينَ رَبَّ ا لْعَالَمِينَ .
aaameena rab-bal-a'alameen
58.Amen, Lord of the worlds!