An Invocation in Verse  Munajat by Imam Ali (as) المناجاة المنظومة

Translation By Tahera Ali Canani   Mp3

For You is all praise, O Possessor of Bounty, Glory and Eminence,

                   Glory be to You You grant to whosoever You will, and withhold

O Allah! My Creator, my Fortress, and my Refuge!

                   To You I resort, in hardship and in ease, for relief

O Allah! Even if my mistakes have become grave and numerous

                   Then Your Forgiveness is far greater (than those sins), and limitless

O Allah! if I had given my soul all that it desired,

                   Then there I would be, lost in the land of regret!

O Allah! You see my position, my poverty and my destitution,

                   And You hear my softly whispered supplication,

O Allah! So sever not my hopes nor distract my heart (from You),

                   For I pine for the bounties of Your Generosity

O Allah! If You thwart me or chase me away,

                  Then who can I hope from, and who can I make intercede for me? 

O Allah! Keep me from Your punishment, indeed I am

                   Captive, abased, fearful, and subservient to You.

O Allah! Let knowledge of the (ultimate) proofs accompany me

                   When my grave becomes my abode and home

O Allah! Even if You punish me for a thousand years,

                   My hopes in You will nonetheless never be severed

O Allah! Let me savour Your forgiveness on the day

                   When neither progeny nor wealth will be of any avail

O Allah! If you do not forgive any but the doers of good,     

                   Then who is there for the disobedient, who indulge in their desires?

O Allah! If you do not watch out for me, I will be lost!

                   But since You do watch over me, I am never lost.

O Allah! Even though I have been negligent in pursuing goodness,

                   I am now tracing and following the path to forgiveness.

O Allah! I may have sinned in ignorance, but I have also always

                   Hoped (for Your Grace), until others wondered if I ever worried (about rejection)

O Allah! My sins have become mountains or even higher,

                   But Your capacity for pardon is far greater and loftier

 O Allah! Remembrance of your might alleviates my sorrow

                   While remembrance of my mistakes makes my eyes shed tears

O Allah! Reduce my lapses and efface my sins

                   For (here) I am confessing, fearful and beseeching.

O Allah! Grant me peace from You, and tranquility

                   For I knock but at the gates of Your mercy

O Allah! If you distance me from Yourself or debase me,

                   Then what recourse do I have, O Lord what would I do?

O Allah! Those drowned in (Your) love remain awake all night

                   Entreating (You) and supplicating, while the unmindful slumber

O Allah! Here are creatures, most of whom are asleep,

                   But the mindful use their nights to supplicate to You

But all of them hope for Your favours, and remain hopeful

                   Of Your infinite Mercy, and of a Heaven eternal

O Allah! My hopes have allowed me to desire amnesty,

                   While the ugliness of my sins has held me back

O Allah! So if You forgive me, Your pardon will save me,

                   Else I will be destroyed by my devastating misdeeds

 O Allah! For the sake of the Hashimite Muhammad,

                   And the sacredness of the purified (ones) who humble themselves before You

O Allah! For the sake of Mustafa and his cousin,

                   And the sanctity of the virtuous (ones) who truly submit to You

O Allah! Resurrect me as a follower of the religion of Ahmad,

                   And as a repentant, devout, obedient, and humble (servant) to You

And do not deny me, O my Allah, O my Master,

                   His noble intercession, for he is the (perfect) mediator,

And bless him whenever a monotheist calls upon You,

                   And whenever the righteous bow at Your door, beseeching You.

لك الحمد يا ذا الجود والمجد والعلى   

    تباركت تعطي من تشاء وتمنع

الهي وخلاّقي وحرزي وموئلي     

   اليك لدى الإعسار واليسر أفزع

الهي لئن جلّت وجمّت خطيئتي 

   فعفوك عن ذنبي أجل وأوسع

الهي لئن أعطيتُ نفسي سؤلها   

     فها أنا في روض النّدامة أرتع

الهي ترى حالي وفقري وفاقتي   

    وأنت مناجاتي الخفية تسمع

الهي فلا تقطع رجائي ولا تزغ     

             فؤادي فلي في سيب جودك مطمع

الهي لئن خيّبتني أو طردتني   

                 فمن ذا الذي أرجو ومن ذا أشفّع

الهي أجرني من عذابك إنني   

                 أسيرٌ ذليلّ خائفٌ لك أخضع

الهي فآنسني بتلقين حجّتي إذا  

                كان لي في القبر مثوىً ومضجع

الهي لئن عذّبتني الف حِجّة   

                  فحبل رجائي منك لا يتقطّع

الهي أذقني طعم عفوك يوم لا  

                 بنون ولا مال هنالك ينفع

الهي إذا لم تعفو عن غير محسن  

                      فمن لمسيءٍ بالهوى يتمتّع

الهي إذا لم ترعني كنت ضائعا  

                وإن كنت ترعاني فلست أضيّع

الهي لئن فرطت في طلب التقى  

               فها أنا اثر العفو أقفو وأتبع

الهي لئن أخطأت جهلاً فطالما 

                  رجوتك حتى قيل ما هو يجزع

الهي ذنوبي بذّت الطود واعتلت 

                وصفحك عن ذنبي أجل وأرفع

الهي ينجّي ذكر طولك لوعتي   

                وذكر الخطايا العين منّي يدمّع

الهي أقلني عثرتي وامح حوبتي  

               فإني مقرٌ خائفٌ متضرّع

الهي أنلني منك روحًا وراحةً   

                 فلست سوى أبواب فضلك أقرع

الهي إذا اقصيتني أو أهنتني   

                 فما حيلتي يا ربّ أم كيف أصنع

الهي حليف الحبّ في الليل ساهر   

            يناجي ويدعو والمغفّل يهجع

الهي وهذا الخلق ما بين نائم     

               ومنتبهٍ في ليله يتضرّع

الهي بحق الهاشمي محمّد   

                  وحرمة أطهارٍ همُ لك خضّع

وكلّهم يرجو نوالك راجيًا     

                   لرحمتك العظمى وفي الخلد يطمع

الهي يمنّيني رجائي سلامة  

                    وقبح خطيئاتي عليّ يشنّع

الهي فإن تعفو فعفوك منقذي    

                 وإلاّ فبالذّنب المدمّر أصرع

الهي بحق المصطفى وابن عمّه   

              وحرمة أبرارٍ همُ لك خشّع

الهي فأنشرني على دين أحمد    

               منيبًا تقيًّا قانتًا لك أخضع

ولا تحرمنّي يا الهي وسيّدي     

                شفاعته الكبرى فذاك المشفّع

وصلّ عليه ما دعاك موحّدٌ   

                   وناجاك أخيارٌ ببابك ركّع

Another Munajat of Imam Ali (a)  (also known as Munajat of Masjide Kufa)


A Hadith on Munajat  A Hadith of the Holy Prophet (s) says:

and when the servant ( of Allah) turns to His master in the middle of the night and does Munajat, Allah will illuminate his heart. And when he says My Lord, the Most Majestic will respond saying, Here I am O My servant, ask Me and I will give you, and rely on Me, I will be sufficient for you. then Allah turns to the angels and says: My angels! Look at my servant. He has turned to me in the middle of the night, while the idle ones are oblivious, and the heedless ones are sleeping. Bear witness that I have forgiven him.

A Note on Munajat

The word Munajat in Arabic is sometimes confused with the Urdu word munajat meaning a recital or aQasida. This Munajat is often recited in praise of the Ahlul bayt (a). However the word Munajat in Arabic means secret conversation or confidental talk. It comes from the word Najwa Allah says in the Holy Quran:

There is no secret conversation between three people except that he is the fourth of them nor (between) five but He is the sixth of them, nor less than that nor more but He is with them wheresoever they are: then He will inform them of what they did on the Day of resurrection: surely Allah is aware of all things.(58.7)

for the belivers who love Allah, the Munajat is a form of communication with their Lord which gives peace and solace to the hearts. Many Imams have Munajat which have been compiled in different books. An example is As-Saheefa as- Sajjadiyyah which has 15 whispered prayers from Imam Zaynul' Abidin(a)