Sahifa Sajjadiya (Psalms of Islam)

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

Sahifa Sajjadiya - Supplication 19

His Supplication in Asking for Water during a Drought
دُعَاؤُهُ فِي الِاسْتِسْقَاءِ

أللَّهُمَّ اسْقِنَـا الْغَيْثَ،
al-laahumas-qinaal-ghay-th
1.O God, water us with rain,
وَانْشُرْ عَلَيْنَا رَحْمَتَـكَ بِغَيْثِكَ الْمُغْدِقِ
wanshur a'lay-naa rah'-mataka bighay-thikal-mugh-diqi
2.unfold upon us Your mercy through Your copious rain
مِنَ الْسَّحَابِ الْمُنْسَـاقِ لِنَبَاتِ أَرْضِكَ الْمُونِقِ فِي جَمِيـعِ الآفَاقِ،
minas-sah'aabil-munsaaqi linabaati ar-z''ikal-moofiqi fee jameei'l-aaafaaq
3.from the driven clouds, so that Your goodly earth may grow on all horizons!
وَامْنُنْ عَلَى عِبَادِكَ بِإينَاعِ الثَّمَرَةِ،
wam-nun a'laa i'baadika bieenaai'th-thamarah
4.Show kindness to Your servants through the ripening of the fruit,
وأَحْيِ بِلاَدَكَ بِبُلُوغِ الزَّهَرَةِ.
wa ah'-yi bilaadaka bibulooghiz-zah-rah
5.revive Your land through the blossoming of the flowers,
وَأَشْهِدْ مَلائِكَتَكَ الْكِرَامَ السَّفَرَةَ
wa ash-hid malaaa-ikatakal-kiraamas-safarata
6.and let Your angels - the noble scribes - be witness
بِسَقْي مِنْكَ نَافِع دَائِم غُزْرُهُ
bisaq-yim-minka naafia'- daaa-imin ghuz-ruh
7.to a beneficial watering from You, lasting in its abundance,
َواسِعٌ دِرَرُهُ وَابِل سَرِيع عَاجِل
waasii'n diraruh waabilin sareei'n a'ajil
8.plenty in its flow, heavy, quick, soon,
تُحْيِي بِهِ مَا قَدْ مَات، وَتَرُدُّ بهِ مَا قَدْ فَاتَ،
tuh'-yee bihee maa qad maat wa tarud-du bihee maa qad faat
9.through which You revivest what has died, returnest what has vanished,
وَتُخْرِجُ بِهِ مَا هُوَ آت،
wa tukh-riju bihee maa huwa aaat
10.bringest forth what is coming,
وَتُوَسِّعُ بِهِ فِي الأَقْوَاتِ،
wa tuwas-siu' bihee fil-aq-waat
11.and providest plentiful foods,
سَحَاباً مُتَرَاكِماً هَنِيئاً مَرِيئاً طَبَقاً
sah'aabam-mutaraakima hanee am-maree-aa t'abaqam
12.through heaped up, wholesome, productive clouds, in reverberating layers,
مُجَلْجَلاً غَيْرَ مُلِثٍّ وَدْقُهُ،
mujal-jalaa ghay-ra mulith-thiw-wad-quh
13.the rain's downpour not without cease,
وَلاَ خُلَّب بَرْقُهُ.
wa laa khul-labim-bar-quh
14.the lightning's flashes not without fruit!
أللَّهُمَّ اسْقِنَا غَيْثاً مَغيثَاً مَرِيعاً مُمْرِعاً عَرِيْضَاً،
al-laahum-ma as-qinaa ghay-tham -mugheethaa mareea'm-mum-ria'a a'reez''aw
15.O God, give us water through rain, helping, productive, fertilizing, widespread,
وَاسِعاً غَزِيراً تَرُدُّ بِهِ النَّهِيضَ وَتَجْبُرُ بِهِ الْمَهِيضَ.
waasia'na ghazeeraa tarud-du bihin-naheez'' wa taj-buru bihil-maheez''
16.plentiful, abundant, bringing back the risen, restoring the broken!
أللَّهُمَّ اسْقِنَا سَقْياً تُسِيلُ مِنْهُ الظِّرابَ،
al-laahum-ma as-qinaa saq-yana tuseelu min-huz'-z'iraab
17.O God, give us water with a watering through which You wilt make the stone hills pour,
وَتَمْلاءُ مِنْهُ الْجِبَابَ،
wa tam-lau min-hul-jibaab
18.fill the cisterns,
وَتُفَجِّرُ بِهِ الأنْهَارَ،
wa tufaj-jiru bihil-an-haar
19.flood the rivers,
وَتُنْبِتُ بِهِ الأشْجَارَ
wa tumbitu bihil-ash-jaar
20.make the trees grow,
وَتُرْخِصُ بِهِ الأسْعَارَ فِي جَمِيع الأمْصَارِ،
wa tur-khis'u bihil-as-a'ara fee jameei'l-am-s'aar
21.bring down prices in all the lands,
وَتَنْعَشُ بِهِ البَهَائِمَ وَالْخَلْقَ،
wa tun-i'shu bihil-bahaaa-ima wal-khal-q
22.invigorate the beasts and the creatures,
وَتُكْمِلُ لَنَا بِهِ طَيِّبَاتِ الرِّزْقِ،
wa tuk-milu lanaa bihee t'ay-yibaatir-riz-q
23.perfect for us the agreeable things of provision,
وَتُنْبِتُ لَنَا بِهِ الزَّرْعَ،
wa tumbitu lanaa bihiz-zar-a'
24.make grow for us the fields,
وَتُدِرُّ بِهِ الضَّرْعَ،
- wa tudir-ru bihiz''-z''ar-a'-
25.let flow for us the teats,
وَتَزِيدُنَا بِهِ قُوَّةً إلَى قُوَّتِنَا.
wa tazeedunaa bihee qoo-watan ilaa qoo-watinaa
26.and add for us strength to our strength!
أللَّهُمَّ لا تَجْعَلْ ظِلَّهُ عَلَيْنَا سَمُوماً
al-laahum-ma laa taj-a'l z'il-lahoo a'lay-naa samoomaa
27.O God, make not the cloud's shadow over us a burning wind,
وَلاَ تَجْعَلْ بَرْدَهُ عَلَيْنَا حُسُوماً،
wa laa taj-a'l bar-dahoo a'lay-naa h'usoomaa
28.allow not its coldness to be cutting,
وَلاَ تَجْعَلْ صَوْبَهُ عَلَيْنَا رُجُوماً،
wa laa taj-a'l s'aw-bahoo a'lay-naa rujoomaa
29.let not its pouring down upon us be a stoning,
وَلا تَجْعَلْ مَاءَهُ عَلَيْنَا أُجَاجـاً.
wa laa taj-a'l maaa-ahoo a'lay-naaa ujaajaa
30.and make not its waters for us bitter!
أللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّد وَآلِ مُحَمَّد،
al-laahum-ma s'al-li a'laa muh'am-madiw-waaali muh'am-mad
31.O God, bless Muhammad and his Household
وَارْزُقْنَا مِنْ بَرَكَاتِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأرْضِ،
war-zuq-naa mim-barakaatis-samaawaati wal-ar-z''
32.and provide us with the blessings of the heavens and the earth!
إنَّكَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْء قَدِيرٌ .
in-naka a'laa kul-li shay-in qadeer
33."Thou art powerful over everything"! (3:26)