Sahifa Sajjadiya (Psalms of Islam)

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

Dua 20 Makarem Akhlaq -Noble Traits

This Du'a has been taught by Imam Sajjad (as) and is a clear indication of the loftiness of moral virtues expected of a believer. Islam believes in the elevation of the human being, that a human is a great and dignified creation, far above the animal world. One of the signs of this dignity is the possession of noble and magnanimous qualities. In order to achieve this behavioral excellence, man needs to overcome his base and selfish attributes, and cultivate noble qualities. In this Du"a the Imam specifies these qualities, and shows how we can try to inculcate them in ourselves. Taken as a lesson in Akhlaq, the Du'a is a wonderful program for those who wish to excel in good manners..


دُعَاؤُهُ فِي مَكَارِمِ الْأَخْلَاقِ
ْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ
bis-mil-lahir-rahmamnir-rahim
In the Name of Allah, the All-merciful, the All-compassionate
اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَّآلِهِ
allahumma sal-li a'la muhammadiw-wa a-lih
O Allah, bless Muhammad and his Household,
وَبَلِّغْ بِإِيمَانِي أَكْمَلَ الإِيمَانِ
wa bal-ligh bi-imani ak-malal-iman
cause my faith to reach the most perfect faith,
وَاجْعَلْ يَقِينِي أَفْضَلَ الْيَقِينِ
waj-a'l yaqini af-zalal-yaqin
make my certainty the most excellent certainty,
وَانتَهِ بِنِيَّتِي إِلَى أَحْسَنِ النِّيَّاتِ، وَبِعَمَلِي إِلَى أَحْسَنِ الأَعْمَاِل
wantahi bi-ni-yati ila ah-san-ni-yati wa bi-a'mali ila ah-sanil-a'-mal
and take my intention to the best of intentions, and my works to the best of works!
اللَّهُمَّ
allahumma
O Allah,
وَفِّرْ بِلُطْفِكَ نِيَّتِي
waf-fir bilut-fika ni-yati
complete my intention through Your gentleness,
وَصَحِّحْ بِمَا عِندَكَ يَقِينِي
wa sah-hih bima i'ndaka yaqini
rectify my certainty through what is with You,
وَاسْتَصْلِحْ بِقُدْرَتِكَ مَا فَسَدَ مِنِّي
was-tas-lih biqud-ratika ma fasada min-ni
And set right what is corrupt in me through Your power!
اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَّآلِهِ
allahumma sal-li a'la muhammadiw-wa a-lih
O Allah, bless Muhammad and his Household,
وَاكْفِنِي مَا يَشْغَلُنِي الإِهْتِمَامُ بِهِ
wak-fini ma yash-ghalunil-ih-timamu bih
spare me the concerns which distract me,
وَاسْتَعْمِلْنِي بِمَا تَسْألُنِي غَداً عَنْهُ
was-ta'-mil-ni bima tas-aluni ghadan a'n-h
employ me in that about which You will ask me tomorrow,
وَاسْتَفْرِغْ أَيَّامِي فِيمَا خَلَقْتَنِي لَهُ
was-taf-righ ay-yami fima khalaq-tani lah
And let me pass my days in that for which You hast created me!
وَاغْنِنِي وَأَوْسِعْ عَلَيَّ فِي رِزْقِكَ
wa agh-nini wa aw-sia' a'lay-ya fi rizqik
Free me from need, and expand Your provision toward me,
وَلا تَفْتِنِّي بِالنَّظَرِ
wa-la taf-tin-ni bin-nazar
And tempt me not with ingratitude!
وَأَعِزَّنِي وَلا تَبْتَلِيَنِّي بِالْكِبْرِ
wa ai'z-za ni wa-la tab-tali-yani-y bil-kib-r
Exalt me and afflict me not with pride!
وَعَبِّدْنِي لَكَ وَلا تُفْسِدْ عِبِادَتِي بِالعُجْبِ
wa a'b-bid-ni laka wa-la tuf-sid i'bidati bil-u'j-b
Make me worship You and corrupt not my worship with self-admiration!
وَأَجْرِ لِلنَّاسِ عَلَى يَدَيَّ الْخَيْرَ وَلا تَمْحَقْهُ بِالْمَنِّ
wa aj-ri lin-nasi a'la yaday-yal-khayra wa-la tam-haq-hu bil-man-n
Let good flow out from my hands upon the people and efface it not by my making them feel obliged!
وَهَبْ لِي مَعَاِلي الأَخْلاَقِ
wa hab liya ma'ali-yal-akh-laq
Give me the highest moral traits
وَاعْصِمْنِي مِنَ الْفَخْرِ
wa a'-sim-ni minal-fakh-r
And preserve me from vainglory!
اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَّآلِهِ
allahumma sal-li a'la muhammadiw-wa a-lih
O Allah, bless Muhammad and his Household,
وَلا تَرْفَعْنِي فِي النَّاسِ دَرَجَةً إِلا حَطَطْتَنِي عِندَ نَفْسِي مِثْلَهَا
wa la tar-fa'-ni fin-nasi darajatan il-la hatat-tani i'nda naf-si mith-laha
raise me not a single degree before the people without lowering me its like in myself
وَلا تُحْدِثْ لِي عِزّاً ظَاهِراً إِلاَّ أَحْدَثْتَ لِي ذِلَّةً بَاطِنَةً عِندَ نَفْسِي بِقَدَرِهَا
wa-la tuh-dith li i'z-zan zahiran il-la ah-dath-ta li dhil-latam batinatan i'nda naf-si biqadariha
And bring about no outward exaltation for me without an inward abasement in myself to the same measure!
اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَّآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
allahumma sal-li a'la muhammadiw-wa a-li muhammad
O Allah, bless Muhammad and Muhammad's Household,
وَمَتِّعْنِي بِهُدَىً صَاِلحٍ لا أَسْتَبْدِلُ بِهِ،
wa mat-tia'-ni bihudan salihil-la as-tabdilu bih
give me to enjoy a sound guidance which I seek not to replace,
وَطَرِيقَةِ حَقٍّ لا أَزِيغُ عَنْهَا،
wa tariqati haq-qil-la azighu a'n-ha
a path of truth from which I swerve not,
وَنِيَّةِ رَشْدٍ لا أَشُكُّ فِيهَا
wa ni-yati rush-dil-la ashuk-ku fiha
And an intention of right conduct in which I have no doubts!
وَعَمِّرْنِي مَا كَانَ عُمْرِي بِذْلَةً فِي طَاعَتِكَ، فَإِذَا كَانَ عُمْرِي مَرْتَعاً لِلشَّيْطَانِ فَاقْبِضْنِي إِلَيْكَ، قَبْلَ أَن يَّسْبِقَ مَقْتُكَ إِلَيَّ، أَوْ يَسْتَحْكِمَ غَضَبُكَ عَلَيَّ
wa a'mmir-ni ma kana u'm-ri bidhlatan fi ta'tika fa-idha kana u'm-ri mar-ta'al-lish-shaytani faq-bizni ilayka qab-la ayyasbiqa maq-tuka ilay-ya aw yas-tah-kima ghazabuka a'lay-ya
Let me live as long as my life is a free gift in being You, but if my life should become a pasture for Satan, seize me to Yourself before Your hatred overtakes me or Your wrath against be becomes firm!
اللَّهُمَّ
allahumma
O Allah,
لا تَدَعْ خِصْلَةً تُعَابُ مِنِّي إِلاَّ أَصْلَحْتَهَا
la tada' khas-latan tua'abu min-ni il-la as-lah-taha
deposit in me no quality for which I will be faulted, unless You settest it right,
وَلا عَائِبَةً أُؤَنَّبُ بِهَا إِلاَّ حَسَّنتَهَا،
wa-la a'a-ibatan uan-nabu biha il-la has-santaha
no flaw for which I will be blamed, unless You makest it beautiful,
وَلا أُكْرُومَةً فِيَّ نَاقِصَةً إِلاَّ أَتْمَمْتَهَا
wa-la uk-rumatan fi-ya naqisatan il-la at-mam-taha
And no deficient noble trait, unless You completest it!
اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَّآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
allahumma sal-li a'la muhammadiw-wa a-li muhammad
O Allah, bless Muhammad and Muhammad's Household,
وَأَبْدِلْنِي مِنْ بُغْضَةِ أَهْلِ الشَّنَانَ الْمَحَبَّةَ
wa abdil-ni mim bugh-zati ah-lish-shinanil-mahab-bah
and replace for me the animosity of the people of hatred with love,
وَمِنْ حَسَدِ أَهْلِ الْبَغْيِ الْمَوَدَّةَ،
wa min hasadi ah-lil-bagh-yil-mawad-dah
the envy of the people of insolence with affection,
وَمِن ظِنَّةِ أَهْلِ الصَّلاَحِ الثِّقَةَ،
wa min zin-nati ah-lis-salahith-thiqah
the suspicion of the people of righteousness with trust,
وَمِنْ عَدَاوَةِ الأَدْنَيْنَ الْوَلايَةَ،
wa min a'dawatil-ad-naynal-walayah
the enmity of those close with friendship,
وَمِنْ عُقُوقِ ذَوِي الأَرْحَامِ الْمَبَرَّةَ،
wa min u'quqi dhawil-ar-hamil-mabar-rah
the disrespect of womb relatives with devotion,
وَمِنْ خِذْلانِ الأَقْرَبِينَ النُّصْرَةَ،
wa min khidhlanil-aq-rabinan-nus-rah
the abandonment of relatives with help,
وَمِنْ حُبِّ الْمُدَارِينَ تَصْحِيحَ الْمِقَةِ،
wa min hub-bil-mudarina tas-hihal-miqah
the attachment of flatterers with love set right,
وَمِن رَّدِّ الْمُلاَبِسِينَ كَرَمَ الْعِشْرَةِ،
wa mir-rad-dil-mulabisina karamal-i'sh-rah
the rejection of fellows with generous friendliness,
وَمِن مَّرَارَةِ خَوْفِ الظَّالِمِينَ حَلاَوَةَ الأَمنَةَ
wa mim-mararati khaw-fiz-zalimina halawatal-amnah
And the bitterness of the fear of wrongdoers with the sweetness of security!
اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَّآلِهِ
allahumma sal-li a'la muhammadiw-wa a-lih
O Allah, bless Muhammad and his Household,
وَاجْعَل لِّي يَداً عَلى مَن ظَلَمَنِي،
waj-a'l-li yadan a'la man zalamani
appoint for me a hand against him who wrongs me,
وَلِسَاناً عَلَى مَنْ خَاصَمَنِي،
wa lisanan a'la man khasamani
a tongue against him who disputes with me,
وَظَفَراً بِمَنْ عَانَدَنِي
wa zafaram biman a'anadani
And a victory over him who stubbornly resists me!
وَهَبْ لِي مَكْراً عَلَى مَن كَايَدَنِي،
wa hab li mak-ran a'la man kayadani
Give me guile against him who schemes against me,
وَقُدْرَةً عَلَى مَنِ اضْطَهَدَنِي،
wa qud-ratan a'la mani-ztahadani
power over him who oppresses me,
وَتَكْذِيباً لِمَن قَصَبَنِي،
wa tak-dhibal-liman qasabani
refutation of him who reviles me,
وَسَلاَمَةً مِّمَّن تَوَعَّدَنِي
wa salamatam-mimman tawa'-adani
And safety from him who threatens me!
وَوَفِّقْنِي لِطَاعَةِ مَن سَدَّدَنِي،
wa waf-fiq-ni lita'ti man sad-dadani
Grant me success to obey him who points me straight
وَمُتَابَعَةِ مَنْ أَرْشَدَنِي
wa mutaba'ti man ar-shadani
And follow him who guides me right!
اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَّآلِهِ
allahumma sal-li a'la muhammadiw-wa a-lih
O Allah, bless Muhammad and his Household
وَسَدِّدْنِي لأَنْ
wa sad-did-ni li-an
and point me straight to
أُعَارِضَ مَنْ غَشَّنِي بِالنُّصْحِ،
ua'ariza man ghash-shani bin-nus-h
resist him who is dishonest toward me without counsel,
وَأَجْزِي مَنْ هَجَرَنِي بِالْبِرِّ،
wa aj-ziya man hajarani bil-bir-r
repay him who separates from me with gentle devotion,
وَأُثِيبَ مَنْ حَرَمَنِي بِالْبَذْلِ،
wa uthiba man haramani bil-badhli
reward him who deprives me with free giving,
وَأُكَافِئَ مَن قَطَعَنِي بِالصِّلَةِ،
wa ukafi-a man qata'ni bis-silah
recompense him who cuts me off with joining,
وَأُخَاِلفَ مَنْ اغْتَابَنِي إِلَى حُسْنِ الذِّكْرِ،
wa ukhalifa mangh-tabani ila hus-nidh-dhik-r
oppose him who slanders me with excellent mention,
وَأَنْ أَشْكُرَ الْحَسَنَةَ،
wa an ash-kural-hasanah
give thanks for good,
وَأُغْضِي عَنِ السَّيِّئَةِ
wa ugh-ziya a'nis-say-yiwah
And shut my eyes to evil!
اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَّآلِهِ
allahumma sal-li a'la muhammadiw-wa a-lih
O Allah, bless Muhammad and his Household,
وَحَلِّنِي بِحِلْيَةِ الصَّاِلحِينَ
wa hal-lini bihil-yatis-salihin
adorn me with the adornment of the righteous,
وَأَلْبِسْنِي زِينَةَ المُتَّقِينَ فِي
wa al-bis-ni zinatal-mut-taqina fi
And clothe me in the ornaments of the god-fearing, through:
بَسْطِ الْعَدْلِ
bas-til-a'd-l
spreading justice,
وَكَظْمِ الْغَيْظِ
wa kazmil-ghayz
restraining rage,
وَإِطْفَاءِ النَّائِرَةِ
wa it-fa-in-na-irah
quenching the flame of hate,
وَضَمِّ أَهْلِ الْفُرْقَةِ
wa zammi ah-lil-fur-qah
bringing together the people of separation,
وَإِصْلاَحِ ذَاتِ الْبَيْنِ
wa is-lahi dhatil-bayn
correcting discord,
وَإِفْشِاءِ الْعَارِفَةِ
wa if-shia-il-a'arifah
spreading about good behavior,
وَسَتْرِ الْعَائِبَةِ
wa sat-ril-a'a-ibah
covering faults,
وَلِينِ الْعَرِيكَةِ
wa linil-a'rikah
mildness of temper,
وَخَفْضِ الْجَنَاحِ
wa khaf-zil-janah
lowering the wing,
وَحُسْنِ السِّيرَةِ
wa hus-nis-sirah
beauty of conduct,
وَسُكُونِ الرِّيحِ
wa sukunir-rih
gravity of bearing,
وَطِيبِ الْمُخَالَفَةِ
wa tibil-mukhalafah
agreeableness in comportment,
وَالسَّبْقِ إِلَى الْفَضِيلَةِ
was-sib-qi ilal-fazilah
precedence in reaching excellence,
وَإِيثَارِ التَّفَضُّلِ
wa itharit-tafaz-zul
preferring bounteousness,
وَتَرْكِ التَّعْيِيرِ
wa tar-kit-ta'-yir
refraining from condemnation,
وَالإِفْضَاِل عَلَى غَيْرِ الْمُسْتَحِقِّ
wal-if-zali a'la ghayril-mus-tahiq-q
bestowing bounty on the undeserving,
وَالْقَوْلِ بِالْحَقِّ وَإِنْ عَزَّ
wal-qaw-li bil-haq-qi wa in a'z-z
speaking the truth, though it be painful,
وَاسْتِقْلاَلِ الْخَيْرِ وَإِن كَثُرَ مِن قَوْلِي وَفِعْلِي
was-tiq-lalil-khayri wa in kathura min qaw-li wa fia'-li
making little of the good in my words and deeds, though it be much,
وَاسْتِكْثَارِ الْشَّرِ وَإِن قلَّ مِن قَوْلِي وَفِعْلِي
was-tik-tharish-shari wa in ql-la min qaw-li wa fia'-li
And making much of the evil in my words and deeds, though it be little!
وَأَكْمِلْ ذَلِكَ لِي
wa ak-mil dhalika li
Perfect this for me through
بِدَوَامِ الطَّاعَةِ،
bi-dawamit-ta'h
lasting obedience,
وَلُزُومِ الْجَمَاعَةِ،
wa luzumil-jama'h
holding fast to the community,
وَرَفْضِ أَهْلِ الْبِدَعِ، وَمُسْتَعْمِلِي الرَّأْيِ الْمُخْتَرَعِ
wa raf-zi ah-lil-bidai' wa mus-ta'-milir-ra-yil-mukh-tarai'
And rejecting the people of innovation and those who act in accordance with original opinions.
اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَّآلِهِ
allahumma sal-li a'la muhammadiw-wa a-lih
O Allah, bless Muhammad and his Household,
وَاجْعَلْ أَوْسَعَ رِزْقِكَ عَلَيَّ إِذَا كَبِرْتُ،
waj-a'l aw-sa' rizqika a'lay-ya idha kabir-tu
appoint for me Your widest provision in my old age
وَأَقْوَى قُوَّتِكَ فِيَّ إِذَا نَصِبْتُ
wa aq-wa qu-watika fi-ya idha nasib-tu
And Your strongest strength when I am exhausted,
وَلا تَبْتَلِيَنِي بِالْكَسَلِ عَنْ عِبَادَتِكَ،
wa-la tab-tali-yani bil-kasali a'n i'badatika
And try me not with laziness in worship of You,
وَلا الْعَمى عَن سَبِيلِكَ،
wa lal-a'ma a'n sabilik
blindness toward Your path,
وَلا بِالتَّعَرُّضِ لِخِلاَفِ مَحَبَّتِكَ،
wa-la bit-ta'r-ruzi li-khilafi mahab-batika
undertaking what opposes love for You,
وَلا مُجَامَعَةِ مَن تَفَرَّقَ عَنْكَ،
wa-la mujama't man tafar-raqa a'nk
joining with him who has separated himself from You,
وَلا مُفَارَقَةِ مَنِ اجْتَمَعَ إِلَيْكَ
wa-la mufaraqat manij-tama' ilayk
And separating from him who has joined himself to You!
اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْنِي أَصُولُ بِكَ عِندَ الضَّرُورَةِ،
allahummaj-a'l-ni asulu bika i'ndaz-zarurah
O Allah, make me leap to You in times of distress,
وَأَسْألُكَ عِندَ الْحَاجَةِ،
wa as-aluka i'ndal-hajah
ask from You in needs,
وَأَتَضَرَّعُ إِلَيْكَ عِندَ الْمَسْكَنَةِ
wa atazar-rau' ilayka i'ndal-mas-kanah
And plead to You in misery!
وَلا تَفْتِنِّي بِالإِسْتِعَانَةِ بِغَيْرِكَ إِذَا اضْطُرِرْتُ،
wa-la taf-tin-ni bil-is-tia'anati bighayrika idhazturir-tu
Tempt me not to seek help from other than You when I am distressed,
وَلا بِالْخُضُوعِ لِسُؤَاِل غَيْرِكَ إِذَا افْتَقَرْتُ،
wa-la bil-khuzui' li-suali ghayrika idhaf-taqar-tu
to humble myself in asking from someone else when I am poor,
وَلا بِالتَّضَرُّعِ إِلَى مَن دُونِكَ إِذَارَهِبْتُ
wa-la bit-tazar-rui' ila man dunaka idharahib-tu
or to plead with someone less than You when I fear,
فَأَسْتَحِقُّ بِذَلِكَ خِذْلانَكَ وَمَنْعَكَ وَإِعْرَاضَكَ
fas-tahiq-qu bidhlika khidhlanaka wa man-a'ka wa ia'-razak
for then I would deserve Your abandonment, Your withholding, and Your turning away,
يَا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحَمِينَ
ya ar-hamar-rahamin
O Most Merciful of the merciful!
اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْ مَا يُلْقِي الشَّيْطَانُ فِي رَوْعِي منِ التَّمَنِّي وَالتَّظَنِّي وَالْحَسَدِذِكْراً لِعَظَمَتِكَ، وَتَفَكُّراً فِي قُدْرَتِكَ، وَتَدْبِيراً عَلَى عَدُوِّكَ،
allahummaj-a'l ma yul-qish-shaytanu fi raw-e'e mint-taman-ni wat-tazan-ni wal-hasadidhik-ral-li-a'zamatika wa tafak-kuran fi qud-ratika wa tad-biran a'la a'du-wika
O Allah, make the wishing, the doubt, and the envy which Satan throws into my heart a remembrance of Your mightiness, a reflection upon Your power, and a devising against Your enemy!
وَمَا أَجْرَى عَلَى لِسَانِى مِن لَّفْظَةِ فُحْشٍ أَوْ هَجْرٍ أَوْ شَتْمِ عِرْضٍ أَوْ شَهَادَةِ بَاطِلٍ أَوِ اغْتِيَابِ مُؤْمِنٍ غَائِبٍ أَوْ سَبِّ حَاضِرٍ أَوْ مَا أَشْبَهَ ذَلِكَ،
wa ma aj-ra a'la li-sani mil-laf-zati fuh-shin aw haj-rin aw shat-mi i'r-zin aw shahadati batilin awigh-tiyabi mu-minin gha-ibin aw sab-bi hazirin aw ma ash-baha dhalika
Make everything he causes to pass over my tongue - the indecent or ugly words, the maligning of good repute, the false witness, the speaking ill of an absent man of faith, or the reviling of one present, and all things similar—
نُطْقاً بِالْحَمْدِ لَكَ،
nut-qam bial-ham-di lak
a speech in praise of You,
وَإِغْرَاقاً فِي الثَّنَاءِ عَلَيْكَ
wa igh-raqan fith-thana-i a'ilayk
a pursual of eulogizing You,
وَذَهَاباً فِي تَمْجِيدِكَ
wa dhahaban fi tam-jidik
an excursion in magnifying You,
وَشُكْراً لِّنِعْمَتِكَ
wa shuk-ral-linia'-matik
a thanksgiving for Your favour,
وَاعْتِرَافاً بِإِحْسَانِكَ
wa a'-tirafam biih-sanik
an acknowledgment of Your beneficence,
وَإِحْصَاءاً لِّمِنَنِكَ
wa ih-sa-al-li-minanik
And an enumeration of Your kindness!
اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَّآلِهِ
allahumma sal-li a'la muhammadiw-wa a-lih
O Allah, bless Muhammad and his Household,
وَلا أُظْلَمَنَّ وَأَنتَ مُطِيقٌ لِّلدَّفْعِ عَنِّي
wa-la uzlaman-na wa anta mutiqul-lid-daf-i' a'n-ni
let me not be wronged, while You canst repel from me,
وَلا أَظْلِمَنَّ وَأَنتَ الْقَادِرُ عَلى الْقَبْضِ مِنِّي
wa-la azliman-na wa antal-qadiru a'lil-qab-zi min-ni
let me not do wrong, while You are powerful over holding me back,
وَلا أَضِلَّنَّ وَقَدْ أَمْكَنَتْكَ هِدَايَتِي
wa-la azil-lan-na wa qad am-kanat-ka hidayati
let me not be misguided, while You are able to guide me,
وَلا أَفْتَقِرَنَّ وَمِنْ عِندِكَ وُسْعِي
wa-la af-taqiran-na wa min i'ndika wus-e'e
let me not be poor, while with You is my plenty,
وَلا أَطْغَيَنَّ وَمِنْ عِندِكَ وُجْدِي
wa-la at-ghayan-na wa min i'ndika wuj-di
let me not be insolent, while from You comes my wealth!
اللَّهُمَّ
allahumma
O Allah,
إِلَى مَغْفِرَتِكَ وَفَدتُّ
ila magh-firatika wafad-tu
I come to Your forgiveness,
وَإِلَى عَفْوِكَ قَصَدتُّ
wa ila a'f-wika qasad-tu
I go straight to Your pardon,
وَإِلَى تَجَاوُزِكَ اشْتَقْتُ
wa ila taja-wuzikash-taq-tu
I yearn for Your forbearance,
وَبِفَضْلِكَ وَثِقْتُ
wa bi-fazlika wathiq-tu
And I trust in Your bounty,
وَلَيْسَ عِندِي مَا يُوجِبُ لِي مَغْفِرَتَكَ
wa laysa i'ndi ma yujibu li magh-firatak
but there is nothing with me to make me warrant but Your forgiveness,
وَلا فِي عَمَلِي مَا أَسْتَحِقُّ بِهِ عَفْوَكَ
wa-la fi a'mali ma as-tahiq-qu bihi a'f-wak
nothing in my works to make me merit but Your pardon,
وَمَا لِي بَعْدَ أَنْ حَكَمْتُ عَلَى نَفْسِي إلاَّ فَضْلُكَ
wa ma li ba'-da an hakam-tu a'la naf-si il-la fazluka
And nothing on my behalf after I judge my soul but Your bounty,
فَصَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَّآلِهِ
fa-sal-li a'la muhammadiw-wa a-lihi
O Allah, bless Muhammad and his Household
وَتَفَضَّلْ عَلَيَّ اللَّهُمَّ
wa tafaz-zal a'layil allahumma
O Allah, bestow Your bounty upon me!
وَأَنطِقْنِي بِالْهُدَى
wa antiq-ni bial-huda
make my speech be guidance,
وَأَلْهِمْنِي التِّقْوَى
wa al-him-nit-tiq-wa
inspire me with reverential fear,
وَوَفِّقْنِي للَّتِي هِي أَزْكَى
wa waf-fiq-ni lil-lati hiya azka
give me success in that which is most pure,
وَاسْتَعْمِلْنِي بِمَا هُوَ أَرْضَى
was-ta'-mil-ni bima huwa ar-za
And employ me in what is most pleasing to You!
اللَّهُمَّ اسْلُكْ بِي الطَّرِيقَةَ الْمُثْلَى
allahummas-luk bi-yat-tariqatal-muth-la
O Allah, let me tread the most exemplary path
وَاجْعَلْنِي عَلَى مِلَّتِكَ أَمُوتُ وَأَحْيَا
waj-a'l-ni a'la mil-latika amutu wa ah-ya
And make me live and die in Your creed!
اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَّآلِهِ
allahumma sal-li a'la muhammadiw-wa a-lih
O Allah, bless Muhammad and his Household,
وَمَتِّعْنِي بِالإقْتِصَادِ
wa mat-tia'-ni bil-iq-tisad
give me to enjoy moderation,
وَاجْعَلْنِي مِنْ أَهْلِ السَّدَادِ،
waj-a'l-ni min ah-lis-sadad
make me into one of the people of right behavior,
وَمِنْ أَدِلَّةِ الرَّشَادِ،
wa min adil-latir-rashad
the proofs of right conduct,
وَمِن صَاِلحِي الْعِبَادِ
wa min salihil-i'bad
And the servants of righteousness,
وَارْزُقْنِي فَوْزَ الْمَعَادِ،
war-zuq-ni fawzal-ma'adi
And provide me with triumph at the place of Return
وَسَلاَمَةَ الْمِرْصَادِ
wa salamatal-mir-sad
And safety from the Ambush!
اللَّهُمَّ
allahumma
O Allah,
خُذْ لِنَفْسِكَ مِن نَّفْسِي مَا يُخَلِّصُهَا
khudh linaf-sika min-naf-si ma yukhal-lisuha
take to Yourself from my soul what will purify it
وَأَبْقِ لِنَفْسِي مِن نَّفْسِي مَا يُصْلِحُهَا،
wa ab-qi linaf-si min-naf-si ma yus-lihuha
And leave for my soul that of my soul that will set it right,
فَإِنَّ نَفْسِي هَاِلكَةً أَوْ تَعْصِمَهَا
fa-in-na naf-si halikatun aw ta'-simaha
for my soul will perish unless You preservest it!
اللَّهُمَّ
allahumma
O Allah,
أَنتَ عُدَّتِي إِنْ حَزِنتُ
anta u'd-dati in hazintu
You are my stores when I sorrow,
وَأَنتَ مُنتَجَعِي إِنْ حُرِمْتُ
wa anta muntajae'e in hurim-tu
You are my recourse when I am deprived,
وَبِكَ اسْتِغَاثَتِي إِن كُرِثْتُ
wa bikas-tigha-thati in kurith-tu
from You I seek aid when troubled
وَعِندَكَ مِمَّا فَاتَ خَلَفٌ،
wa i'ndaka mimma fata khalaf
and with You is a substitute for everything gone by,
وَلِمَا فَسَدَ صَلاَحٌ،
wa lima fasada salah
a correction for everything corrupted,
وَفِيمَا أَنكَرْتَ تَغْيِيرٌ
wa fima ankar-ta tagh-yir
a change from everything You is approvest.
فَامْنُنْ عَلَيَّ قَبْلَ الْبَلاءِ بِالْعَافِيَةِ،
fam-nun a'lay-ya qab-lal-bala-i bil-a'afi-yah
So show kindness to me with well-being before affliction,
وَقَبْلَ الطَّلَبِ بِالْجِدَةِ،
wa qab-lat-talabi bial-jidah
wealth before asking,
وَقَبْلَ الضَّلاَلِ بِالرَّشَادِ
wa qab-laz-zalali bilr-rashad
right conduct before misguidance;
وَاكْفِنِي مَؤُونَةَ مَعَرَّةِ الْعِبَادِ
wak-fini ma’unata ma'r-ratil-i'badi
suffice me against the burden of shame toward the servants,
وَهَبْ لِي أَمْنَ يَوْمِ الْمَعَادِ
wa hab liya am-na yaw-mil-ma'ad
give me security on the Day of Return,
وَامْنَحْنِي حُسْنَ الإِرْشَادِ
wam-nah-ni hus-nal-ir-shad
And grant me excellent right guidance!
اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَّآلِهِ
allahumma sal-li a'la muhammadiw-wa a-lih
O Allah, bless Muhammad and his Household,
وَادْرَأْْ عَنِّي بِلُطْفِكَ
wad-ra a'n-ni bi-lut-fik
repel from me through Your gentleness,
وَاغْذُنِي بِنِعْمَتِكَ
wagh-dhuni binia'-matik
feed me through Your favour,
وَأَصْلِحْنِي بِكَرَمِكَ
wa as-lih-ni bikaramik
set me right through Your generosity,
وَدَاوِنِي بِصُنعِكَ
wa dawini bisuni'k
heal me through Your benefaction,
وَأَظِلَّنِي فِي ذَرَاكَ
wa azil-lani fi dharak
shade me in Your shelter,
وَجَلِّلْنِي رِضَاكَ
wa jal-lil-ni rizak
wrap me in Your good pleasure,
وَوَفِّقْنِي إِذَا اشْتَكَلَتْ عَلَيَّ الأُمُورُ لأَهْدَاهَا،
wa waf-fiq-ni idhash-takalat a'lay-yal-umuru li-ah-daha
And give me success to reach the most guided of affairs when affairs confuse me,
وَإِذَا تَشَابَهَتِ الأَعْمَالُ لأَزْكَاهَا
wa idha tasha-bahatil-a'-malu li-azkaha
the purest of works when works seem similar,
وَإِذَا تَنَاقَضَتِ المِلَلُ لأَرْضَاهَا
wa idha tanaqazatil-milalu li-ar-zaha
and the most pleasing to You of creeds when creeds conflict!
اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَّآلِهِ
allahumma sal-li a'la muhammadiw-wa a-lih
O Allah, bless Muhammad and his Household,
وَتَوِّجْنِي بِالْكِفَايَةِ
wa taw-wij-ni bil-kifayah
crown me with sufficiency,
وَسُمْنِي حُسْنَ الْوِلاَيةِ
wa sum-ni hus-nal-wilayah
place in me excellent guardianship
وَهَبْ لِي صِدْقَ الْهِدَايَةِ
wa hab li sid-qal-hidayah
give me to guide correctly ,
وَلا تَفْتِنِّي بِالسَّعَةِ
wa-la taf-tin-ni bis-sa'ah
tempt me not with plenty,
وَامْنَحْنِي حُسْنَ الدَّعَةِ
wam-nah-ni hus-nad-da'ah
grant me excellent ease,
وَلا تَجْعَلْ عَيْشِي كَداًّ كَداًّ
wa-la taj-a'l a'yshi kad-dan kad-da
make not my life toil and trouble,
وَلا تَرُدَّ دُعَائِي عَلَيَّ رَدّاً
wa-la tarud-da dua'a-i a'lay-ya rad-da
And refuse not my supplication in rejection,
فَإِنِّي لا أَجْعَلُ لَكَ ضِدّاً
fa-in-ni la aj-a'lu laka zid-da
for I make none rival to You
وَلا أَدْعُو مَعَكَ نِدّاً
wa-la ad-o'o ma'ka nid-da
And I supplicate none with You as equal!
اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَّآلِهِ
allahumma sal-li a'la muhammadiw-wa a-lih
O Allah, bless Muhammad and his Household,
وَامْنَعْنِي مِنَ السَّرَفِ
wam-na'-ni minas-saraf
hold me back from prodigality,
وَحَصِّن رِّزْقِي مِنَ التَّلَفِ
wa has-sir-rizqi minat-talaf
fortify my provision against ruin,
وَوَفِّرْ مَلَكَتِي بِالْبَرَكَةِ فِيهِ
wa waf-fir malakati bil-barakati fih
increase my possessions through blessing them,
وَأَصِبْ بِي سَبِيلَ الْهِدَايَةِ لِلْبِرِّ فِيمَا أُنفِقُ مِنْهُ
wa asib bi sabilal-hidayati lil-bir-ri fima unfiqu minh
And set me upon the path of guidance through piety in what I spend!
اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَّآلِهِ
allahumma sal-li a'la muhammadiw-wa a-lih
O Allah, bless Muhammad and his Household,
وَاكْفِنِي مَؤُونَةَ الإكْتِسَابِ،
wak-fini ma’unatal-ik-tisab
And spare me the burden of earning,
وَارْزُقْنِي مِنْ غَيْرِ احْتِسَابٍ
warzuq-ni min ghayrih-tisab
provide for me without reckoning,
فَلا أَشْتَغِلَ عَنْ عِبَادَتِكَ بِالطَّلَبِ،
fa-la ash-taghila a'n i'badatika bit-talab
lest I be distracted from Your worship through seeking
وَلا أَحْتَمِلَ إِصْرَ تَبِعَاتِ الْمَكْسَبِ
wa-la ah-tamila is-ra tabia'atil-mak-sab
And carry the load of earning's ill results!
اللَّهُمَّ
allahumma
O Allah,
فَأَطْلِبْنِي بِقُدْرَتِكَ مَا أَطْلُبُ
fa-t-lib-ni bi-qud-ratika ma at-lubu
bestow upon me what I seek through Your power
وَأَجِرْنِي بِعِزَّتِكَ مِمَّا أَرْهَبُ
wa ajir-ni bi-i'z-zatika mim-ma ar-hab
And grant me sanctuary from what I fear through Your might!
اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَّآلِهِ
allahumma sal-li a'la muhammadiw-wa a-lih
O Allah, bless Muhammad and his Household,
وَصُن وَّجْهِي بِالْيَسَارِ،
wa suw-waj-hiya bil-yasar
save my face through ease,
وَلا تَبْتَذِلْ جَاهِي بِالإِقْتَارِ
wa-la tab-tadhil jahi bi-liq-tar
And demean not my dignity through neediness,
فَأَسْتَرْزِقَ أَهْلَ رِزْقِكَ،
fa-as-tarziqa ah-la rizqik
lest I seek provision from those whom You hast provided
وَأَسْتَعْطِي شِرَارَ خَلْقِكَ
wa as-ta'-ti shirara khal-qik
And ask for bestowal from the worst of Your creatures!
فَأَفْتَتِنَ بِحَمْدِ مَنْ أَعْطَانِي،
fa-af-tatina biham-di man a'-tani
And Then I would be tried by praising him who gave to me
وَأُبْتَلي بِذَمِّ مَن مَّنَعَنِي
wa ub-tala bidhammi mam-mana'ni
afflicted with blaming him who held back from me,
وَأَنتَ مِن دُونِهِمْ وَلِيُّ الإِعْطَاءِ وَالْمَنْعِ
wa anta min dunihim wali-yul-ia'-ta-i wal-man-i'
While You— not they— art patron of giving and holding back
اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَّآلِهِ
allahumma sal-li a'la muhammadiw-wa a-lih
O Allah, bless Muhammad and his Household
وَارْزُقْنِي صِحَّةً فِي عِبَادَةٍ،
warzuq-ni sih-hatan fi i'badah
And provide me with soundness in worship,
وَفَرَاغاً فِي زَهَادَةٍ،
wa faraghan fi zahadah
detachment in renunciation,
وَعِلْماً فِي اسْتِعْمَالٍ،
wa i'l-man fis-tia'-mal
knowledge put into action,
وَوَرَعاً فِي إِجْمَالٍ
wa wara'an fi ij-mal
And abstinence in measure!
اللَّهُمَّ اخْتِم بِعَفْوِكَ أَجَلِي
allahummakh-tim bia'f-wika ajali
O Allah, seal my term with Your pardon,
وَحَقِّقْ فِي رَجَاءِ رَحْمَتِكَ أَمَلِي
wa haq-qiq fi raja-i rah-matika amali
verify my expectation in hoping for thy mercy,
وَسَهِّلْ إِلَى بُلُوغِ رِضَاكَ سُبُلِي
wa sah-hil ila bulughi rizaka subuli
smooth my paths to reach Your good pleasure,
وَحَسِّن فِي جَمِيعِ أَحْوَاِلي عَمَلِي
wa has-sin fi jamii' ah-wali a'mali
And make my works good in all my states!
اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَّآلِهِ
allahumma sal-li a'la muhammadiw-wa a-lih
O Allah, bless Muhammad and his Household,
وَنَبِّهْنِي لِذِكْرِكَ فِي أَوْقَاتِ الْغَفْلَةِ
wa nab-bih-ni lidhik-rika fi aw-qatil-ghaf-lah
Incite me to remember You in times of heedlessness,
وَاسْتَعْمِلْنِي بِطَاعَتِكَ في أَيَّامِ الْمُهْلَةِ
was-ta'-mil-ni bita'tika fi ay-yamil-muh-lah
employ me in Your obedience in days of disregard,
وَانْهَجْ لِي إِلَى مَحَبَّتِكَ سَبِيلاً سَهْلَةً
wan-haj li ila mahab-batika sabilan sah-lah
open a smooth road for me to Your love,
أَكْمِلْ لِي بِهَا خَيْرَ الدُّنيَا وَالآخِرَةِ
ak-milu li biha khayrad-dunyawal-a-khirah
And complete for me thereby the good of this world and the next!
اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَّآلِهِ كَأَفْضَلِ مَا صَلَّيْتَ عَلَى أَحَدٍ مِّنْ خَلْقِكَ قَبْلَهُ وَأَنتَ مُصَلٍّ عَلى أَحَدٍ بَعْدَهُ
allahumma sal-li a'la muhammadiw-wa a-lihi ka-af-zali ma sal-layta a'la ahadim min khal-qika qab-lahu wa anta musal-lin a'la ahadim-ba'-dah
O Allah, and bless Muhammad and his Household the best You hast blessed any of Your creatures before him and wilt bless any of them after him,
وَآتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَّفِي الآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً
wa a-tina fid-dunya hasanataw-wa fil-a-khirati hasanah
And give to us in this world good, and in the next world good,
وَقِنِي بِرَحْمَتِكَ عَذَابَ النَّارِ
wa qini birah-matika a'dhaban-nar
And protect me through Your mercy from the chastisement of the Fire!
إِنَّكَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيٍْء قَدِيرٌ، وَهُوَ عَلَيْكَ يَسِيرٌ
in-naka a'la kul-li shay-in qadiruw-wahua a'ilayka yasir
You are powerful over everything, and that is easy for You!

Then you may pray Almighty Allah to grant you your personal requests and they will be granted, Allah willing. According to the narration mentioned in Muhaj al-Da`awat, one must say this supplication while being in a state of ritual purity.