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Imam Ali bin husayn zayn al Abidin(as) is the author of this dua'a.   Sahifa Sajjadia Dua 13 - It is recited on Fridays.
To seek fulfillment of the legitimate desires recite this dua'aat the time of sunset.


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

O Allah, (please do) send blessings to Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,

بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

My Allah,
O He, who, for seeking fulfillment of
is the ultimate means of relief.
O He unto whom requests reach to
obtain fulfillment.
O He who does not sell favours for a price.
O He who does not attach strings (of
obligations) to His bestowals.
O He, with whom sufficiency is
secured, and no one is able to do
anything without Him.
O He who (alone), no one else, is
humbly beseeched, and it (the
desire) is never turned away.
O He whose treasures are not
consumed by giving what is asked for.
O He whose wisdom is not altered by any means.
O He from whom the "be in need of"
relationship of the needy cannot be cut off. 
O He who is not troubled by the calls of the supplicators. 
You have glorified Your quality of
being independent of Your creations, 
and indeed You are.
You have made wants necessary for
Your creation, and they, always in need, turn to You.
So whoever makes a request to You to
free himself from poverty, 
has come at the right source, 
which alone gives satisfaction,
but whoever turns to another,
from among Your creation,
to seek fulfillment of his desires, 
overlooking You, surely comes to.  greif,
and in an attempt to bargain away, I
is deprived of Your favours. 
O Allah, now I put forward my need
to You, since my efforts failed, my
means fell short, my strategy has
been interrupted,
because my lust prompted me to go
for him who, not being free from
Your control, himself seeks Your
help for fulfillment of his desires.
It was an error like the errors of the
transgressors, it was a blunder like
the blunders of the sinners.
Then, it was You who thought of me,
awoke me out of the slumber, and
helped me to realize my mistake, and
on account of Your admonition, I
turned back and abandoned my
delusion, saying to myself,
"Glory be to my Lord."
How can one destitute ask a favour of
another destitute?
Wherefore a poor makes a request to
another poor?"
So I submissively move towards You
O my God, and hopefully put my trust in
You, knowing that the very much I
want is very little against Your abundance,
and the great quantity I ask for is a
drop in Your plenteousness.
Your generosity does not shrink by
giving out to any supplicant, and
Your hand (aid), full of gifts, is
more sublime than all hands.
O Allah send blessings on Muhammad
and on his children,
and bestow Your favours on me very
generously while dealing with me, in
keeping with Your liberal kindness,
and not on the basis of what I
deserve, as Your justice demands.
Certainly, I am not the first
expectant who, although should have
been turned away, but receives Your
favours, nor I am the first
supplicant who, though deserved
refusal, but has been blessed with
Your bounties.
O Allah send blessings on Muhammad
and on his children,
and respond to my prayer, give ear
to my outcry, feel pity for my
hear and answer my call.
Do not cut off my hope from You.
Do not disconnect (my hope of
getting) my means of living from You,
and do not let me turn towards
someone else other than You,
to seek satisfaction of my this and other needs,
and to make a request for fulfillment of my wants.
Prior to my departure from this
place make the difficult task easy for me,
and settle well all my affairs in my favour ,
and send blessings on Muhammad
and on his children, constant,
increasing, unlimited and continuous blessings,
and make these blessings support me
and provide a medium for obtaining
satisfaction of my wants;
verily You are extensively generous.
O Allay my desire is

(mention it, go into sajdah and say:)

Your favour has given me joy, and
Your kindness has shown me the right way,
so I beseech You in Your name and
the name of Muhammad and his children,
bless them all,
and do not send me away disappointed