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The prayer of Imam al-°usayn (`a), the Chief of Martyrs, on the `Araf¡t Day is one of the famous prayers. Bishr and Bash¢r, the sons of Gh¡lib al-Asad¢, narrated that they, once, accompanied Imam al-°usayn (`a) at the `Araf¡t Night when he left his tent with submission and reverence. He walked slowly until he, accompanied by a group of his household, sons, and servants, stopped at the left side of Mount `Araf¡t and turned his face towards the Holy Ka`bah. He then raised his hands (for supplication) to the level of his face, just like a poor man begging food, and said:

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

 

اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ٱلَّذِي لَيْسَ لِقَضَائِهِ دَافِعٌ

al¦amdu lill¡hi alladh¢ laysa liqa¤¡'ih¢ d¡fi`un

Praise be to Allah Whose determination cannot be repelled by anything,

وَلاَ لِعَطَائِهِ مَانِعٌ

wa l¡ li`a§¡'ih¢ m¡ni`un

Whose gifts cannot be stopped by anything,

وَلاَ كَصُنْعِهِ صُنْعُ صَانِعٍ

wa l¡ ka¥un`ih¢ ¥un`u ¥¡ni`in

and Whose making cannot be resembled by the making of anyone.

وَهُوَ ٱلْجَوَادُ ٱلْوَاسِعُ

wa huwa aljaw¡du alw¡si`u

He is the All-magnanimous, the All-liberal.

فَطَرَ اجْنَاسَ ٱلْبَدَائِعِ

fa§ara ajn¡sa albad¡'i`i

He originated the genus of the wonderfully created things

وَاتْقَنَ بِحِكْمَتِهِ ٱلصَّنَائِعَ

wa atqana bi¦ikmatih¢ al¥¥an¡'i`a

and He perfected the made things by His wisdom.

لا تَخْفَىٰ عَلَيْهِ ٱلطَّلاَئِعُ

takhf¡ `alayhi al§§al¡'i`u

All growing things cannot be hidden from Him

وَلاَ تَضِيعُ عِنْدَهُ ٱلْوَدَائِعُ

wa l¡ ta¤¢`u `indah£ alwad¡'i`u

and all things deposited with Him shall never be wasted.

جَازِي كُلِّ صَانِعٍ

j¡z¢ kulli ¥¡ni`in

He is the Repayer on every deed,

وَرَايِشُ كُلِّ قَانِعٍ

wa r¡yishu kulli q¡ni`in

the Enricher of every satisfied one,

وَرَاحِمُ كُلِّ ضَارِعٍ

wa r¡¦imu kulli ¤¡ri`in

the Merciful toward every suppliant,

وَمُنْزِلُ ٱلْمَنَافِعِ

wa munzilu alman¡fi`i

and the Revealer of the benefits

وَٱلْكِتَابِ ٱلْجَامِعِ بِٱلنُّورِ ٱلسَّاطِعِ

walkit¡bi alj¡mi`i bilnn£ri alss¡§i`i

and the All-comprehensive Book with the glaring light.

وَهُوَ لِلدَّعَوَاتِ سَامِعٌ

wa huwa lildda`aw¡ti s¡mi`un

He is also the Hearer of prayers,

وَلِلْكُرُبَاتِ دَافِعٌ

wa lilkurub¡ti d¡fi`un

the Warder-off of anguishes,

وَلِلدَّرَجَاتِ رَافِعٌ

wa lilddaraj¡ti r¡fi`un

the Raiser of ranks,

وَلِلْجَبَابِرَةِ قَامِعٌ

wa liljab¡birati q¡mi`un

and the Suppressor of the tyrants.

فَلاَ إِلٰهَ غَيْرُهُ

fal¡ il¡ha ghayruh£

There is no god other than Him

وَلاَ شَيْءَ يَعْدِلُهُ

wa l¡ shay'a ya`diluh£

and there is nothing equivalent to Him

وَلَيْسَ كَمِثْلِهِ شَيْءٌ

wa laysa kamithlih¢ shay'un

and nothing like a likeness of Him,

وَهُوَ ٱلسَّمِيعُ ٱلْبَصِيرُ

wa huwa alssam¢`u alba¥¢ru

and He is the All-hearing, the All-seeing,

ٱللَّطِيفُ ٱلْخَبِيرُ

alla§¢fu alkhab¢ru

the All-gentle, the All-aware,

وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

wa huwa `al¡ kulli shay'in qad¢run

and He has power over all things.

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي ارْغَبُ إِلَيْكَ

all¡humma inn¢ arghabu ilayka

O Allah, I willingly desire for You

وَاشْهَدُ بِٱلرُّبُوبِيَّةِ لَكَ

wa ashhadu bilrrub£biyyati laka

and I testify to the Lordship of You,

مُقِرّاً بِانَّكَ رَبِّي

muqirran bi'annaka rabb¢

confessing that You are verily my Lord

وَانَّ إِلَيْكَ مَرَدِّي

wa anna ilayka maradd¢

and to You shall be my return.

اِبْتَدَاتَنِي بِنِعْمَتِكَ

ibtada'tan¢ bini`matika

You had begun bestowing on me

قَبْلَ انْ اكُونَ شَيْئاً مَذْكُوراً

qabla an ak£na shay'an madhk£ran

before I was anything worth mentioning,

وَخَلَقْتَنِي مِنَ ٱلتُّرَابِ

wa khalaqtan¢ min alttur¡bi

and You created me from dust.

ثُمَّ اسْكَنْتَنِي ٱلاصْلاَبَ

thumma askantan¢ al-a¥l¡ba

You then put me up in the loins,

آمِناً لِرَيْبِ ٱلْمَنُونِ

¡minan liraybi alman£ni

(making me) saved from vicissitudes of time,

وَٱخْتِلافِ ٱلدُّهُورِ وَٱلسِّنِينَ

wakhtil¡fi aldduh£ri walssin¢na

and change of ages and years.

فَلَمْ ازَلْ ظَاعِناً مِنْ صُلْبٍ إِلَىٰ رَحِمٍ

falam azal ¨¡`inan min ¥ulbin il¡ ra¦imin

I was moving from a loin to a womb

فِي تَقَادُمٍ مِنَ ٱلايَّامِ ٱلْمَاضِيَةِ

f¢ taq¡dumin min al-ayy¡mi alm¡¤iyati

throughout the passage of the past days

وَٱلْقُرُونِ ٱلْخَالِيَةِ

walqur£ni alkh¡liyati

and the ancient ages;

لَمْ تُخْرِجْنِي لِرَافَتِكَ بِي

lam tukhrijn¢ lira'fatika b¢

as You have not taken me out (to this world)—on account of Your sympathy to me,

وَلُطْفِكَ لِي

wa lu§fika l¢

Your kindness to me,

وَإِحْسَانِكَ إِلَيَّ

wa i¦s¡nika ilayya

and Your compassion to me—

فِي دَوْلَةِ ائِمَّةِ ٱلْكُفْرِ

f¢ dawlati a'immati alkufri

in the government of the heads of unbelief

ٱلَّذِينَ نَقَضُوٱ عَهْدَكَ

alladh¢na naqa¤£ `ahdaka

who breached their covenant with You

وَكَذَّبُوٱ رُسُلَكَ

wa kadhdhab£ rusulaka

and denied Your messengers.

لٰكِنَّكَ اخْرَجْتَنِي لِلَّذِي سَبَقَ لِي مِنَ ٱلْهُدَىٰ

l¡kinnaka akhrajtan¢ lilladh¢ sabaqa l¢ min alhud¡

However, You took me out on account of the guidance that You have already known about me

ٱلَّذِي لَهُ يَسَّرْتَنِي

alladh¢ lah£ yassartan¢

and You have made easy the way to it

وَفِيهِ انْشَاتَنِي

wa f¢hi ansha'tan¢

and You have brought me up in it.

وَمِنْ قَبْلِ ذٰلِكَ  رَؤُفْتَ بِي

wa min qabli dh¡lika ra'ufta b¢

Even before that, You had compassion on me,

بِجَمِيلِ صُنْعِكَ

bijam¢li ¥un`ika

through Your excellent conferral

وَسَوَابِغِ نِعَمِكَ

wa saw¡bighi ni`amika

and Your affluent bestowals.

فَٱبْتَدَعْتَ خَلْقِي مِنْ مَنِيٍّ يُمْنَىٰ

fabtada`ta khalq¢ min maniyyin yumn¡

So, You fashioned my creation from semen that gushed forth

وَاسْكَنْتَنِي فِي ظُلُمَاتٍ ثَلاَثٍ

wa askantan¢ f¢ ¨ulum¡tin thal¡thin

and put me up in triple darkness

بَيْنَ لَحْمٍ وَدَمٍ وَجِلْدٍ

bayna la¦min wa damin wa jildin

among flesh, blood, and skin.

لَمْ تُشْهِدْنِي خَلْقِي

lam tushhidn¢ khalq¢

You have not made me witness my creation,

وَلَمْ تَجْعَلْ إِلَيَّ شَيْئاً مِنْ امْرِي

wa lam taj`al ilayya shay'an min amr¢

and You have not referred any part of my creation to me.

ثُمَّ اخْرَجْتَنِي لِلَّذِي سَبَقَ لِي مِنَ ٱلْهُدَىٰ

thumma akhrajtan¢ lilladh¢ sabaqa l¢ min alhud¡

You then took me out on account of the guidance that You have already known about me

إِلَىٰ ٱلدُّنْيَا تَامّاً سَوِيّاً

il¡ aldduny¡ t¡mman sawiyyan

to the world, perfect and in sound health.

وَحَفِظْتَنِي فِي ٱلْمَهْدِ طِفْلاً صَبِيّاً

wa ¦afi¨tan¢ f¢ almahdi §iflan ¥abiyyan

You have safeguarded me in the cradle as small child.

وَرَزَقْتَنِي مِنَ ٱلْغِذَاءِ لَبَناً مَرِيّاً

wa razaqtan¢ min alghidh¡'i labanan mariyyan

You have provided me with wholesome milk as food.

وَعَطَفْتَ عَلَيَّ قُلُوبَ ٱلْحَوَاضِنِ

wa `a§afta `alayya qul£ba al¦aw¡¤ini

You have made the hearts of the nursemaids tender.

وَكَفَّلْتَنِي ٱلامَّهَاتِ ٱلرَّوَاحِمَ

wa kaffaltan¢ al-ummah¡ti alrraw¡¦ima

You have given me into the charge of merciful mothers.

وَكَلَاتَنِي مِنْ طَوَارِقِ ٱلْجَانِّ

wa kala'tan¢ min §aw¡riqi alj¡nni

You have saved me from the visits of the Jinn.

وَسَلَّمْتَنِي مِنَ ٱلزِّيَادَةِ وَٱلنُّقْصَانِ

wa sallamtan¢ min alzziy¡dati walnnuq¥¡ni

You have delivered me from increase and decrease.

فَتَعَالَيْتَ يَا رَحِيمُ يَا رَحْمٰنُ

fata`¡layta y¡ ra¦¢mu y¡ ra¦m¡nu

So, Exalted be You, O All-merciful, O All-beneficent.

حَتَّىٰ إِذَا ٱسْتَهْلَلْتُ نَاطِقاً بِٱلْكَلاَمِ

¦att¡ idh¡ istahlaltu n¡§iqan bilkal¡mi

When I commenced (my life) by pronouncing words,

اتْمَمْتَ عَلَيَّ سَوَابِغَ ٱلإِنْعَامِ

atmamta `alayya saw¡bigha al-in`¡mi

You perfected for me the affluent bestowals,

وَرَبَّيتَنِي زَائِداً فِي كُلِّ عَامٍ

wa rabbaytan¢ z¡'idan f¢ kulli `¡min

and brought me up with an increase every year.

حَتَّىٰ إِذَا ٱكْتَمَلَتْ فِطْرَتِي

¦att¡ idh¡ iktamalat fi§rat¢

When my creation was accomplished,

وَٱعْتَدَلَتْ مِرَّتِي

wa`tadalat mirrat¢

and my power became straight,

اوْجَبْتَ عَلَيَّ حُجَّتَكَ

awjabta `alayya ¦ujjataka

You put me under the obligation of Your Claim,

بِانْ الْهَمْتَنِي مَعْرِفَتَكَ

bi'an alhamtan¢ ma`rifataka

which is that You inspired me with recognition of You

وَرَوَّعْتَنِي بِعَجَائِبِ حِكْمَتِكَ

wa rawwa`tan¢ bi`aj¡'ibi ¦ikmatika

and alarmed me by the wonders of Your wisdom,

وَايْقَظْتَنِي لِمَا ذَرَاتَ فِي سَمَائِكَ وَارْضِكَ

wa ayqa¨tan¢ lim¡ dhara'ta f¢ sam¡'ika wa ar¤ika

and You aroused in me that which You created in Your heavens and lands,

مِنْ بَدَائِعِ خَلْقِكَ

min bad¡'i`i khalqika

which is the excellent creation of You.

وَنَبَّهْتَنِي لِشُكْرِكَ وَذِكْرِكَ

wa nabbahtan¢ lishukrika wa dhikrika

You attracted my attentions to thank and mention You.

وَاوْجَبْتَ عَلَيَّ طَاعَتَكَ وَعِبَادَتَكَ

wa awjabta `alayya §¡`ataka wa `ib¡dataka

You made obligatory on me to obey and worship You.

وَفَهَّمْتَنِي مَا جَاءَتْ بِهِ رُسُلُكَ

wa fahhamtan¢ m¡ j¡'at bih¢ rusuluka

You made me understand that with which Your Apostles came.

وَيَسَّرْتَ لِي تَقَبُّلَ مَرْضَاتِكَ

wa yassarta l¢ taqabbula mar¤¡tika

You made easy for me to find agreeable Your pleasure.

وَمَنَنْتَ عَلَيَّ فِي جَمِيعِ ذٰلِكَ

wa mananta `alayya f¢ jam¢`i dh¡lika

You bestowed upon me with the favor of all that,

بِعَوْنِكَ وَلُطْفِكَ

bi`awnika wa lu§fika

out of Your aid and Your gentleness.

ثُمَّ إِذْ خَلَقْتَنِي مِنْ خَيْرِ ٱلثَّرَىٰ

thumma idh khalaqtan¢ min khayri alththar¡

As You created me from the best of soil,

لَمْ تَرْضَ لِي يَا إِلٰهِي نِعْمَةً دُونَ اخْرَىٰ

lam tar¤a l¢ y¡ il¡h¢ ni`matan d£na ukhr¡

You, my God, have not wanted for me to have a certain favor (and to be deprived of another)

وَرَزَقْتَنِي مِنْ انْوَاعِ ٱلْمَعَاشِ

wa razaqtan¢ min anw¡`i alma`¡shi

and You therefore provided me with the various kinds of living

وَصُنُوفِ ٱلرِّيَاشِ

wa ¥un£fi alrriy¡shi

and types of wealth,

بِمَنِّكَ ٱلْعَظِيمِ ٱلاعْظَمِ عَلَيَّ

bimannaka al`a¨¢mi al-a`¨ami `alayya

out of Your great and grand conferral upon me,

وَإِحْسَانِكَ ٱلْقَدِيمِ إِلَيَّ

wa i¦s¡nika alqad¢mi ilayya

and Your eternal kindness to me.

حَتَّىٰ إِذَا اتْمَمْتَ عَلَيَّ جَمِيعَ ٱلنِّعَمِ

¦att¡ idh¡ atmamta `alayya jam¢`a alnni`ami

As You perfected for me all the graces

وَصَرَفْتَ عَنِّي كُلَّ ٱلنِّقَمِ

wa ¥arafta `ann¢ kulla alnniqami

and warded off all misfortunes,

لَمْ يَمْنَعْكَ جَهْلِي وَجُرْاتِي عَلَيْكَ

lam yamna`ka jahl¢ wa jur'at¢ `alayka

my ignorance of You and challenge have not stopped You

انْ دَلَلْتَنِي إِلَىٰ مَا يُقَرِّبُنِي إِلَيْكَ

an dalaltan¢ il¡ yuqarribun¢ ilayka

from showing me that which takes me near to You,

وَوَفَّقْتَنِي لِمَا يُزْلِفُنِي لَدَيْكَ

wa waffaqtan¢ lim¡ yuzlifun¢ ladayka

and from leading me to that which grants me proximity to You.

فَإِنْ دَعَوْتُكَ اجَبْتَنِي

fa'in da`awtuka ajabtan¢

So, if I pray You, You will respond to me;

وَإِنْ سَالْتُكَ اعْطَيْتَنِي

wa in sa'altuka a`§aytan¢

and if I beg You, You will give me;

وَإِنْ اطَعْتُكَ شَكَرْتَنِي

wa in a§a`tuka shakartan¢

and if I obey You, You will thank me;

وَإِنْ شَكَرْتُكَ زِدْتَنِي

wa in shakartuka zidtan¢

and if I thank You, You will give me more.

كُلُّ ذٰلِكَ إِكْمَالاً لانْعُمِكَ عَلَيَّ

kullu dh¡lika ikm¡lan li'an`umika `alayya

All that is completion of Your favors for me,

وَإِحْسَانِكَ إِلَيَّ

wa i¦s¡nika ilayya

and Your kindness to me.

فَسُبْحَانَكَ سُبْحَانَكَ

fasub¦¡naka sub¦¡naka

So, all glory be to You; all glory be to You.

مِنْ مُبْدِيً مُعِيدٍ

min mubdiyin mu`¢din

You are verily Originator and Reproducer (of the creation)

حَمِيدٍ مَجِيدٍ

¦am¢din maj¢din

and worthy of all praise and full of all glory.

وَتَقَدَّسَتْ اسْمَاؤُكَ

wa taqaddasat asm¡'uka

Holy be Your Names

وَعَظُمَتْ آلاؤُكَ

wa `a¨umat ¡l¡'uka

as Your bounties are so immeasurable.

فَايَّ نِعَمِكَ يَا إِلٰهِي احْصِي عَدَداً وَذِكْراً؟

fa'ayya ni`amika y¡ il¡h¢ u¦¥¢ `adadan wa dhikran

Which of Your favors, O my God, can I count in numbers and examples?

امْ ايَّ عَطَايَاكَ اقُومُ بِهَا شُكْراً

am ayya `a§¡y¡ka aq£mu bih¡ shukran

Or which of Your gifts can I thank properly?

وَهِيَ يَا رَبِّ اكْثَرُ مِنْ انْ يُحْصِيهَا ٱلْعَادُّونَ

wa hiya y¡ rabbi aktharu min an yu¦¥¢h¡ al`¡dd£na

They are, O my Lord, too numerous to be counted by counters

اوْ يَبْلُغَ عِلْماً بِهَا ٱلْحَافِظُونَ

aw yablugha `ilman bih¡ al¦¡fi¨£na

or to be realized by memorizers.

ثُمَّ مَا صَرَفْتَ وَدَرَاتَ عَنِّي

thumma m¡ ¥arafta wa darata `ann¢

Moreover, that which You have warded off and repelled,

اللَّهُمَّ مِنَ ٱلضُّرِّ وَٱلضَّرَّاءِ

all¡humma min al¤¤urri wal¤¤arr¡'i

O Allah, from (the various kinds of) harm and mischief

اكْثَرُ مِمَّا ظَهَرَ لِي مِنَ ٱلْعَافِيَةِ وَٱلسَّرَّاءِ

aktharu mimm¡ ¨ahara l¢ min al`¡fiyati walssarr¡'i

is more than that which came to me from wellbeing and joy.

وَانَا اشْهَدُ يَا إِلٰهِي بِحَقِيقَةِ إِيـمَانِي

wa an¡ ashhadu y¡ il¡h¢ bi¦aq¢qati ¢m¡n¢

And I bear witness, O my God, with my true belief,

وَعَقْدِ عَزَمَاتِ يَقِينِي

wa `aqdi `azam¡ti yaq¢n¢

and the fortitude of the determinations of my conviction

وَخَالِصِ صَرِيحِ تَوْحِيدِي

wa kh¡li¥i ¥ar¢¦i taw¦¢d¢

and the purity of my open belief in Your Oneness

وَبَاطِنِ مَكْنُونِ ضَمِيرِي

wa b¡§ini makn£ni ¤am¢r¢

and the essence of the secret of my conscience,

وَعَلاَئِقِ مَجَارِي نُورِ بَصَرِي

wa `al¡'iqi maj¡r¢ n£ri ba¥ar¢

and the ties of the canals of the light of my sight,

وَاسَارِيرِ صَفْحَةِ جَبِينِي

wa as¡r¢ri ¥af¦ati jab¢n¢

and the lines of my forehead

وَخُرْقِ مَسَارِبِ نَفْسِي

wa khurqi mas¡ribi nafs¢

and the hallows of the courses of my breath,

وَخَذَارِيفِ مَارِنِ عِرْنِينِي

wa khadh¡r¢fi m¡rini `irn¢n¢

and the (nasal) cavities of my nose,

وَمَسَارِبِ صِمَاخِ سَمْعِي

wa mas¡ribi ¥im¡khi sam`¢

and the courses of the meatus of my hearing,

وَمَا ضَمَّتْ وَاطْبَقَتْ عَلَيْهِ شَفَتَايَ

wa m¡ ¤ammat wa a§baqat `alayhi shafat¡ya

and whatever my two lips hide and cover up,

وَحَرَكَاتِ لَفْظِ لِسَانِي

wa ¦arak¡ti laf¨i lis¡n¢

and the motions of the vocalization of my tongue,

وَمَغْرَزِ حَنَكِ فَمِي وَفَكِّي

wa maghrazi ¦anaki fam¢ wa fakk¢

and the socket of the palate of my mouth and jaw,

وَمَنَابِتِ اضْرَاسِي

wa man¡biti a¤r¡s¢

and the matrices of my dents,

وَمَسَاغِ مَطْعَمِي وَمَشْرَبِي

wa mas¡ghi ma§`am¢ wa mashrab¢

and the tasting of my food and my drink,

وَحِمَالَةِ امِّ رَاسِي

wa ¦im¡lati ummi ra's¢

and the carrier of my skill,

وَبُلُوعِ فَارِغِ حَبَائِلِ عُنُقِي

wa bul£`i f¡righi ¦ab¡'ili `unuq¢

and the tube of the tissues of my neck

وَمَا ٱشْتَمَلَ عَلَيْهِ تَامُورُ صَدْرِي

wa m¡ ishtamala `alayhi t¡m£ru ¥adr¢

and what is included by the cloak of my chest,

وَحَمَائِلِ حَبْلِ وَتِينِي

wa ¦am¡'ili ¦abli wat¢n¢

and the carriers of the cord of my aorta,

وَنِيَاطِ حِجَابِ قَلْبِي

wa niy¡§i ¦ij¡bi qalb¢

and the cords of the pericardium of my heart,

وَافْلاذِ حَوَاشِي كَبِدِي

wa afl¡dhi ¦aw¡sh¢ kabid¢

and the pieces of the retinues of my liver,

وَمَا حَوَتْهُ شَرَاسِيفُ اضْلاَعِي

wa m¡ ¦awat-hu shar¡s¢fu a¤l¡`¢

and that which is included by the cartilages of my ribs,

وَحِقَاقِ مَفَاصِلِي

wa ¦iq¡qi maf¡¥il¢

and the cavities of my joints,

وَقَبْضِ عَوَامِلِي

wa qab¤i `aw¡mil¢

and the interactings of my organisms,

وَاطْرَافِ انَامِلِي

wa a§r¡fi an¡mil¢

and the extremes of my fingertips,

وَلَحْمِي وَدَمِي

wa la¦m¢ wa dam¢

and my flesh, and my blood,

وَشَعْرِي وَبَشَرِي

wa sha`r¢ wa bashar¢

and my hair, and my skin,

وَعَصَبِي وَقَصَبِي

wa `a¥ab¢ wa qa¥ab¢

and my nerve, and my sinews,

وَعِظَامِي وَمُخِّي وَعُرُوقِي

wa `i¨¡m¢ wa mukhkh¢ wa `ur£q¢

and my bones, and my brain, and my veins,

وَجَمِيعِ جَوَارِحِي

wa jam¢`i jaw¡ri¦¢

and all of my organs,

وَمَا ٱنْتَسَجَ عَلَىٰ ذٰلِكَ  ايَّامَ رِضَاعِي

wa m¡ intasaja `al¡ dh¡lika ayy¡ma ri¤¡`¢

and that which was pieced together during the days of my suckling,

وَمَا اقَلَّتِ ٱلارْضُ مِنِّي

wa m¡ aqallat al-ar¤u minn¢

and whatever of my body that the ground carries,

وَنَوْمِي وَيَقْظَتِي وَسُكُونِي

wa nawm¢ wa yaq¨at¢ wa suk£n¢

and my sleeping, and my wakefulness, and my motionlessness,

وَحَرَكَاتِ رُكُوعِي وَسُجُودِي

wa ¦arak¡ti ruk£`¢ wa suj£d¢

and the movements of my bowing and prostration;

انْ لَوْ حَاوَلْتُ وَٱجْتَهَدْتُ مَدَىٰ ٱلاعْصَارِ

an law ¦¡waltu wa ijtahadtu mad¡ al-a`¥¡ri

(by all that I bear witness) that if I try my best and strive throughout all ages

وَٱلاحْقَابِ لَوْ عُمِّرْتُهَا

wal-a¦q¡bi law `ummirtuh¡

and all times, if I live them,

انْ اؤَدِّيَ شُكْرَ وَاحِدَةٍ مِنْ انْعُمِكَ

an u'addiya shukra w¡¦idatin min an`umika

to thank properly only one of Your favors,

مَا ٱسْتَطَعْتُ ذٰلِكَ

ista§a`tu dh¡lika

I will not be able to do that,

إِلاَّ بِمَنِّكَ ٱلْمُوجَبِ عَلَيَّ بِهِ شُكْرُكَ

ill¡ bimannika alm£jabi `alayya bih¢ shukruka

except through a favor of You, which also requires me to thank You for it,

ابَداً جَدِيداً

abadan jad¢dan

once again with new thanking

وَثَنَاءً طَارِفاً عَتِيداً

wa than¡'an §¡rifan `at¢dan

and with praise that is newly acquired and newly prepared.

اجَلْ وَلَوْ حَرَصْتُ

ajal wa law ¦ara¥tu

True is this! And if I try hard,

انَا وَٱلْعَادُّونَ مِنْ انَامِكَ

an¡ wal-`¡dd£na min an¡mika

as well as the counters from Your creatures,

انْ نُحْصِيَ مَدَىٰ إِنْعَامِكَ

an nu¦¥iya mad¡ in`¡mika

to count the scope of Your favoring,

سَالِفِهِ وَآنِفِهِ

s¡lifih¢ wa ¡nifih¢

both the past and the present,

مَا حَصَرْنَاهُ عَدَداً

¦a¥arn¡hu `adadan

we shall never be able to calculate it in number,

وَلاَ احْصَيْنَاهُ امَداً

wa l¡ a¦¥ayn¡hu amadan

or count it in time.

هَيْهَاتَ انَّىٰ ذٰلِكَ

hayh¡ta ann¡ dh¡lika

Too far is this! How can it be!

وَانْتَ ٱلْمُخْبِرُ فِي كِتَابِكَ ٱلنَّاطِقِ

wa anta almukhbiru f¢ kit¡bika alnn¡§iqi

While it is You Who have informed in Your rational Book

وَٱلنَّبَأِ ٱلصَّادِقِ

walnnaba'i al¥¥¡diqi

and true news:

”وَإِنْ تَعُدُّوٱ نِعْمَةَ اللّهِ لاَ تُحْصُوهَا“

wa'in ta`udd£ ni`mata all¡hi l¡ tu¦¥£h¡

“And if you count Allah's favors, you will not be able to number them.”

صَدَقَ كِتَابُكَ ٱللَّهُمَّ وَإِنْبَاؤُكَ

¥adaqa kit¡buka all¡humma wa inb¡'uka

True is Your Book, O Allah, and Your informing.

وَبَلَّغَتْ انْبِيَاؤُكَ وَرُسُلُكَ

wa ballaghat anbiy¡'uka wa rusuluka

Your Prophets and Messengers have conveyed

مَا انْزَلْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ مِنْ وَحْيِكَ

anzalta `alayhim min wa¦yika

what You revealed to them, from Your Revelation,

وَشَرَعْتَ لَهُمْ وَبِهِمْ مِنْ دِينِكَ

wa shara`ta lahum wa bihim min d¢nika

and what You have made plain for them and through them Your religion.

غَيْرَ انِّي يَا إِلٰهِي

ghayra ann¢ y¡ il¡h¢

Nevertheless, O my God,

اشْهَدُ بِجُهْدِي وَجِدِّي

ashhadu bijuhd¢ wa jidd¢

I bear witness by my ultimate possibility and my diligence

وَمَبْلَغِ طَاقَتِي وَوُسْعِي

wa mablaghi §¡qat¢ wa wus`¢

and the scope of my vigor and my capacity,

وَاقُولُ مُؤْمِناً مُوقِناً

wa aq£lu mu'minan m£qinan

and I say with full faith and conviction:

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ٱلَّذِي لَمْ يَتَّخِذْ وَلَداً

al¦amdu lill¡hi alladh¢ lam yattakhidh waladan

All praise be to Allah Who has not taken to Himself a son

فَيَكُونَ مَوْرُوثاً

fayak£na mawr£than

to be inherited,

وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ شَرِيكٌ فِي مُلْكِهِ

wa lam yakun lah£ shar¢kun f¢ mulkih¢

and Who does not have a partner in His kingdom,

فَيُضَادُّهُ فِيمَا ٱبْتَدَعَ

fayu¤¡dduh£ f¢m¡ ibtada`a

to oppose Him in what He fashions,

وَلاَ وَلِيٌّ مِنَ ٱلذُّلِّ

wa l¡ waliyyun min aldhdhulli

and Who does not have a helper to save Him from disgrace,

فَيُرْفِدَهُ فِيمَا صَنَعَ

fayurfidah£ f¢m¡ ¥ana`a

to help Him in what He makes.

فَسُبْحَانَهُ سُبْحَانَهُ

fasub¦¡nah£ sub¦¡nah£

So, glory be to Him, glory be to Him.

لَوْ كَانَ فِيهِمَا آلِهَةٌ إِلاَّ ٱللَّهُ لَفَسَدَتَا وَتَفَطَّرَتَا

law k¡na f¢him¡ ¡lihatun ill¡ all¡hu lafasadat¡ wa tafa§§arat¡

If there had been in them any gods except Allah, they would both have certainly been in a state of disorder and destruction.

سُبْحَانَ ٱللَّهِ ٱلْوَاحِدِ ٱلاحَدِ ٱلصَّمَدِ

sub¦¡na all¡hi alw¡¦idi al-a¦adi al¥¥amadi

All glory be to Allah, the One, the Only One, the Besought of all,

ٱلَّذِي لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ

alladh¢ lam yalid wa lam y£lad

Who begets not nor is He begotten,

وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ كُفُواً احَدٌ

wa lam yakun lah£ kufwan a¦adun

and there is none like Him.

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ حَمْداً يُعَادِلُ حَمْدَ مَلائِكَتِهِ ٱلْمُقَرَّبِينَ

al¦amdu lill¡hi ¦amdan yu`¡dilu ¦amda mal¡'ikatih¢ almuqarrab¢na

All praise be to Allah—praise that is equal to the praise of His Favorite Angels,

وَ انْبِيَائِهِ ٱلْمُرْسَلِينَ

wa anbiy¡'ih¢ almursal¢na

and His missioned Prophets.

وَصَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَىٰ خِيَرَتِهِ

wa ¥all¡ all¡hu `al¡ khiyaratih¢

May Allah send blessings to His Select,

مُحَمَّدٍ خَاتَمِ ٱلنَّبِيِّينَ

mu¦ammadin kh¡tami alnnabiyy¢na

Mu¦ammad, the Seal of Prophets,

وَآلِهِ ٱلطَّيِّبِينَ ٱلطَّاهِرِينَ ٱلْمُخْلَصِينَ وَسَلَّمَ

wa ¡lih¢ al§§ayyib¢na al§§¡hir¢na almukhla¥¢na wa sallama

and upon his Household, the pure, immaculate, and well-chosen, and may He send benedictions upon them.

The Imam (`a) then besought Almighty Allah so earnestly that his eyes shed tears. He then said:

O Allah, (please) make me fear You as if I can see You.

all¡humma ij`aln¢ akhsh¡ka ka'ann¢ ar¡ka

اَللَّهُمَّ ٱجْعَلْنِي اخْشَاكَ كَانِّي ارَاكَ

Make happy by fearing You.

wa as`idn¢ bitaqw¡ka

وَاسْعِدْنِي بِتَقْوَاكَ

Do not make me unhappy by disobeying You.

wa l¡ tushqin¢ bima`¥iyatika

وَلاَ تُشْقِنِي بِمَعْصِيَتِكَ

Choose for me through Your decree.

wa khir l¢ f¢ qa¤¡'ika

وَخِرْ لِي فِي قَضَائِكَ

Bless me through Your determination,

wa b¡rik l¢ f¢ qadarika

وَبَارِكْ لِي فِي قَدَرِكَ

so that I will not long for hastening that which You have delayed

¦att¡ u¦ibba ta`j¢la m¡ akhkharta

حَتَّىٰ لا احِبَّ تَعْجِيلَ مَا اخَّرْتَ

or delaying that which You would hasten.

wa l¡ ta'kh¢ra m¡ `ajjalta

وَلاَ تَاخِيرَ مَا عَجَّلْتَ

O Allah, (please) make my richness in my conscience,

all¡humma ij`al ghin¡ya f¢ nafs¢

اَللَّهُمَّ ٱجْعَلْ غِنَايَ فِي نَفْسِي

conviction in my hear,

walyaq¢na f¢ qalb¢

وَٱلْيَقِينَ فِي قَلْبِي

sincerity in my deeds,

wal-ikhl¡¥a f¢ `amal¢

وَٱلإِخْلاَصَ فِي عَمَلِي

light in my sight,

walnn£ra f¢ ba¥ar¢

وَٱلنُّوْرَ فِي بَصَرِي

and insight in my religion.

walba¥¢rata f¢ d¢n¢

وَٱلْبَصِيرَةَ فِي دِينِي

Make me find enjoyment in my organs.

wa matti`n¢ bijaw¡ri¦¢

وَمَتِّعْنِي بِجَوَارِحِي

Make my hearing and my sight sound until I am inherited.

waj`al sam`¢ wa ba¥ar¢ alw¡rithayni minn¢

وَٱجْعَلْ سَمْعِي وَبَصَرِي ٱلْوَارِثَيْنِ مِنِّي

Grant me victory over him who wrongs me,

wan¥urn¢ `al¡ man ¨alaman¢

وَٱنْصُرْنِي عَلَىٰ مَنْ ظَلَمَنِي

make me witness my avenge and objective in him,

wa arin¢ f¢hi tha'r¢ wa ma'¡rib¢

وَارِنِي فِيهِ ثَارِي وَمَآرِبِي

and make it the delight of my eye.

wa aqirra bidh¡lika `ayn¢

وَاقِرَّ بِذٰلِكَ عَيْنِي

O Allah, (please) relieve my agony,

all¡humma ikshif kurbat¢

اَللَّهُمَّ ٱكْشِفْ كُرْبَتِي

conceal my flaws,

wastur `awrat¢

وَٱسْتُرْ عَوْرَتِي

forgive my sin,

waghfir l¢ kha§¢'at¢

وَٱغْفِرْ لِي خَطِيئَتِي

drive away my devil from me,

wakhsa' shay§¡n¢

وَٱخْسَا شَيْطَانِي

redeem my mortgage,

wa fukka rih¡n¢

وَفُكَّ رِهَانِي

and decide for me, O my God, the supreme rank

waj`al l¢ y¡ il¡h¢ alddarajata al`uly¡

وَٱجْعَلْ لِي يَا إِلٰهِي ٱلدَّرَجَةَ ٱلْعُلْيَا

in the Hereafter and in the former (life).

f¢ al-¡khirati wal-£l¡

فِي ٱلآخِرَةِ وَٱلاولَىٰ

O Allah, all praise be to You for You have created me

all¡humma laka al¦amdu kam¡ khalaqtan¢

اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ ٱلْحَمْدُ كَمَا خَلَقْتَنِي

and made me hear and see.

faja`altan¢ sam¢`an ba¥¢ran

فَجَعَلْتَنِي سَمِيعاً بَصِيراً

All praise be to You for you have created me

wa laka al¦amdu kam¡ khalaqtan¢

وَلَكَ ٱلْحَمْدُ كَمَا خَلَقْتَنِي

and made my creation perfect, on account of Your having mercy on me,

faja`altan¢ khalqan sawiyyan ra¦matan b¢

فَجَعَلْتَنِي خَلْقاً سَوِيّاً رَحْمَةً بِي

and You could dispense with creating me.

wa qad kunta `an khalq¢ ghaniyyan

وَقَدْ كُنْتَ عَنْ خَلْقِي غَنِيّاً

O my Lord, as You gave rise to me and perfected my creation;

rabbi bim¡ bara'tan¢ fa`addalta fi§rat¢

رَبِّ بِمَا بَرَاتَنِي فَعَدَّلْتَ فِطْرَتِي

O my Lord, as You originated me and did well my form;

rabbi bim¡ ansha'tan¢ fa'a¦santa ¥£rat¢

رَبِّ بِمَا انْشَاتَنِي فَاحْسَنْتَ صُورَتِي

O my Lord, as You conferred favors on me and granted me wellbeing in my self;

rabbi bim¡ a¦santa ilayya wa f¢ nafs¢ `¡faytan¢

رَبِّ بِمَا احْسَنْتَ إِلَيَّ وَفِي نَفْسِي عَافَيْتَنِي

O my Lord, as You saved me and led me to success;

rabbi bim¡ kala'tan¢ wa waffaqtan¢

رَبِّ بِمَا كَلَاتَنِي وَوَفَّقْتَنِي

O my Lord, as You bestowed favors on me and guided me;

rabbi bim¡ an`amta `alayya fahadaytan¢

رَبِّ بِمَا انْعَمْتَ عَلَيَّ فَهَدَيْتَنِي

O my Lord, as You presented me and gave me from every good;

rabbi bim¡ awlaytan¢ wa min kulli khayrin a`§aytan¢

رَبِّ بِمَا اوْلَيْتَنِي وَمِنْ كُلِّ خَيْرٍ اعْطَيْتَنِي

O my Lord, as you fed me and watered me;

rabbi bim¡ a§`amtan¢ wa saqaytan¢

رَبِّ بِمَا اطْعَمْتَنِي وَسَقَيْتَنِي

O my Lord, as You enriched me and gave me to hold;

rabbi bim¡ aghnaytan¢ wa aqnaytan¢

رَبِّ بِمَا اغْنَيْتَنِي وَاقْنَيْتَنِي

O my Lord, as You helped me and braced me;

rabbi bim¡ a`antan¢ wa a`zaztan¢

رَبِّ بِمَا اعَنْتَنِي وَاعْزَزْتَنِي

O my Lord, as you clothed me from Your pure cover

rabbi bim¡ albastan¢ min sitrika al¥¥¡f¢

رَبِّ بِمَا الْبَسْتَنِي مِنْ سِتْرِكَ ٱلصَّافِي

and made easy for me Your adequate making,

wa yassarta l¢ min ¥un`ika alk¡f¢

وَيَسَّرْتَ لِي مِنْ صُنْعِكَ ٱلْكَافِي

so, (please) send blessings to Mu¦ammad and the Household of Mu¦ammad,

¥alli `al¡ mu¦ammadin wa ¡li mu¦ammadin

صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

help me against calamities of ages

wa a`inn¢ `al¡ baw¡'iqi aldduh£ri

وَاعِنِّي عَلَىٰ بَوَائِقِ ٱلدُّهُورِ

and changes of nights and days,

wa ¥ur£fi allay¡l¢ wal-ayy¡mi

وَصُرُوفِ ٱللَّيَالِي وَٱلايَّامِ

rescue me from the horrors of this world

wa najjin¢ min ahw¡li aldduny¡

وَنَجِّنِي مِنْ اهْوَالِ ٱلدُّنْيَا

and the anguishes of the Hereafter,

wa kurub¡ti al-¡khirati

وَكُرُبَاتِ ٱلآخِرَةِ

and save me from the evils of what the wrongdoers do in the earth.

wakfin¢ sharra m¡ ya`malu al¨¨¡lim£na f¢ al-ar¤i

وَٱكْفِنِي شَرَّ مَا يَعْمَلُ ٱلظَّالِمُونَ فِي ٱلارْضِ

O Allah, as to what I anticipate, (please) save me (from it).

all¡humma m¡ akh¡fu fakfin¢

اللَّهُمَّ مَا اخَافُ فَٱكْفِنِي

As to what I watch out, (please) protect me (against it).

wa m¡ a¦dharu faqin¢

وَمَا احْذَرُ فَقِنِي

Safeguard me in my soul and religion,

wa f¢ nafs¢ wa d¢n¢ fa¦rusn¢

وَفِي نَفْسِي وَدِينِي فَٱحْرُسْنِي

watch over me in my journeys,

wa f¢ safar¢ fa¦fa¨n¢

وَفِي سَفَرِي فَٱحْفَظْنِي

be in charge of my family members and properties during my absence,

wa f¢ ahl¢ wa m¡l¢ fakhlufn¢

وَفِي اهْلِي وَمَالِي فَٱخْلُفْنِي

bless me in that which You provide as sustenance,

wa f¢m¡ razaqtan¢ fab¡rik l¢

وَفِي مَا رَزَقْتَنِي فَبَارِكْ لِي

make me see myself as humble,

wa f¢ nafs¢ fadhalliln¢

وَفِي نَفْسِي فَذَلِّلْنِي

make people see me as great,

wa f¢ a`yuni alnn¡si fa`a¨¨imn¢

وَفِي اعْيُنِ ٱلنَّاسِ فَعَظِّمْنِي

keep me sound from the evils of the Jinn and people,

wa min sharri aljinni wal-insi fasallimn¢

وَمِنْ شَرِّ ٱلْجِنِّ وَٱلإِنْسِ فَسَلِّمْنِي

do not disclose me because of my sins,

wa bidhun£b¢ fal¡ taf¤a¦n¢

وَبِذُنُوبِي فَلاَ تَفْضَحْنِي

do not disgrace me because of the secret side (of myself),

wa bisar¢rat¢ fal¡ tukhzin¢

وَبِسَرِيرَتِي فَلاَ تُخْزِنِي

do not try me in my deeds,

wa bi`amal¢ fal¡ tabtalin¢

وَبِعَمَلِي فَلاَ تَبْتَلِنِي

do not deprive me of Your bounties,

wa ni`amaka fal¡ taslubn¢

وَنِعَمَكَ فَلاَ تَسْلُبْنِي

and do not refer me to anyone other than You.

wa il¡ ghayrika fal¡ takiln¢

وَإِلَىٰ غَيْرِكَ فَلاَ تَكِلْنِي

To whom do You entrust me?

il¡h¢ il¡ man takilun¢

إِلٰهِي إِلَىٰ مَنْ تَكِلُنِي

To a relative, and he will rupture my relation with him!

il¡ qar¢bin fayaq§a`un¢

إِلَىٰ قَرِيبٍ فَيَقْطَعُنِي

Or to a strange, and he will glower at me!

am il¡ ba`¢din fayatajahhamun¢

امْ إِلَىٰ بَعِيدٍ فَيَتَجَهَّمُنِي

Or to those who deem me weak!

am il¡ almusta¤`if¢na l¢

امْ إِلَىٰ ٱلْمُسْتَضْعِفِينَ لِي

While You are my Lord and the master of my affairs!

wa anta rabb¢ wa mal¢ku amr¢

وَانْتَ رَبِّي وَمَلِيكُ امْرِي

I complain to You about my alienation and my foreignness

ashk£ ilayka ghurbat¢ wa bu`da d¡r¢

اشْكُو إِلَيْكَ غُرْبَتِي وَبُعْدَ دَارِي

and my ignominy in the eyes of him whom You have given domination over me.

wa haw¡n¢ `al¡ man mallaktah£ amr¢

وَهَوَانِي عَلَىٰ مَنْ مَلَّكْتَهُ امْرِي

So, O my God, do not make Your wrath come upon me.

il¡h¢ fal¡ tu¦lil `alayya gha¤abaka

إِلٰهِي فَلاَ تُحْلِلْ عَلَيَّ غَضَبَكَ

If You are not wrathful with me, then I care for nothing save You.

fa'in lam takun gha¤ibta `alayya fal¡ ub¡l¢ siw¡ka

فَإِنْ لَمْ تَكُنْ غَضِبْتَ عَلَيَّ فَلاَ ابَالِي سِوَاكَ

All glory be to You; yet, Your granting me wellbeing is more favorable for me.

sub¦¡naka ghayra anna `¡fiyataka awsa`u l¢

سُبْحَانَكَ غَيْرَ انَّ عَافِيَتَكَ اوْسَعُ لِي

So, I beseech You, O my Lord, in the name of the Light of Your Face

fa'as'aluka y¡ rabbi bin£ri wajhika

فَاسْالُكَ يَا رَبِّ بِنُورِ وَجْهِكَ

to which the earth and the heavens have shone,

alladh¢ ashraqat lah£ al-ar¤u walssam¡w¡tu

ٱلَّذِي اشْرَقَتْ لَهُ ٱلارْضُ وَٱلسَّمَاوَاتُ

by which all darkness has been uncovered,

wa kushifat bih¢ al¨¨ulum¡tu

وَكُشِفَتْ بِهِ ٱلظُّلُمَاتُ

and by which the affairs of the past and the coming generations are made right,

wa ¥alu¦a bih¢ amru al-awwal¢na wal-¡khir¢na

وَصَلُحَ بِهِ امْرُ ٱلاوَّلِينَ وَٱلآخِرِينَ

(please) do not cause me to die while You are wrathful with me

an l¡ tum¢tan¢ `al¡ gha¤abika

انْ لاَ تُمِيتَنِي عَلَىٰ غَضَبِكَ

and do not inflict on me Your rage.

wa l¡ tunzil b¢ sakha§aka

وَلاَ تُنْزِلْ بِي سَخَطَكَ

You have the right to scold; You have the right to scold;

laka al`utb¡ laka al`utb¡

لَكَ ٱلْعُتْبَىٰ لَكَ ٱلْعُتْبَىٰ

until You are pleased (with me) before that.

¦att¡ tar¤¡ qabla dh¡lika

حَتَّىٰ تَرْضَىٰ قَبْلَ ذٰلِكَ

There is no god save You;

il¡ha ill¡ anta

لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ انْتَ

Lord of the Holy City,

rabbu albaladi al¦ar¡mi

رَبُّ ٱلْبَلَدِ ٱلْحَرَامِ

the Holy Monument,

walmash`ari al¦ar¡mi

وَٱلْمَشْعَرِ ٱلْحَرَامِ

and the Ancient House

walbayti al`at¢qi

وَٱلْبَيْتِ ٱلْعَتِيقِ

that You have encompassed with blessing

alladh¢ a¦laltah£ albarakata

ٱلَّذِي احْلَلْتَهُ ٱلْبَرَكَةَ

and made security for people.

wa ja`altah£ lilnn¡si amnan

وَجَعَلْتَهُ لِلنَّاسِ امْناً

O He Who pardoned the grand sins by His forbearance!

man `af¡ `an `a¨¢mi aldhdhun£bi bi¦ilmih¢

يَا مَنْ عَفَا عَنْ عَظِيمِ ٱلذُّنُوبِ بِحِلْمِهِ

O He Who bestowed bounties by His favoring!

man asbagha alnna`m¡'a bifa¤lih¢

يَا مَنْ اسْبَغَ ٱلنَّعْمَاءَ بِفَضْلِهِ

O He Who gave in abundance by His generosity!

man a`§¡ aljaz¢la bikaramih¢

يَا مَنْ اعْطَىٰ ٱلْجَزِيلَ بِكَرَمِهِ

O my means in my hardship!

`uddat¢ f¢ shiddat¢

يَا عُدَّتِي فِي شِدَّتِي

O my companion in my loneliness!

¥¡¦ib¢ f¢ wa¦dat¢

يَا صَاحِبِي فِي وَحْدَتِي

O my relief in my agony!

ghiy¡th¢ f¢ kurbat¢

يَا غِيَاثِي فِي كُرْبَتِي

O my Benefactor in my amenities!

waliyy¢ f¢ ni`mat¢

يَا وَلِيِّي فِي نِعْمَتِي

O my God and the God of my forefathers:

il¡h¢ wa il¡ha ¡b¡'¢

يَا إِلٰهِي وَإِلٰهَ آبَائِي

Abraham, Ishmael,

ibr¡h¢ma wa ism¡`¢la

إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَإِسْمَاعِيلَ

Isaac, and Jacob;

wa is¦¡qa wa ya`q£ba

وَإِسْحَاقَ وَيَعْقُوبَ

the Lord of Gabriel, Michael, and Seraph;

wa rabba jabr¡'¢la wa m¢k¡'¢la wa isr¡f¢la

وَرَبَّ جَبْرَائِيلَ وَمِيكَائِيلَ وَإِسْرَافِيلَ

the Lord of Mu¦ammad, the Seal of Prophets,

wa rabba mu¦ammadin kh¡tami alnnabiyy¢na

وَرَبَّ مُحَمَّدٍ خَاتَمِ ٱلنَّبِيِّينَ

and his elite Household;

wa ¡lih¢ almuntajab¢na

وَآلِهِ ٱلْمُنْتَجَبِينَ

the Revealer of the Torah, the Gospel,

wa munzila alttawrati wal-inj¢li

وَمُنْزِلَ ٱلتَّوْرَاةِ وَٱلإِنْجِيلِ

the Psalms, and the Furq¡n;

walzzab£ri walfurq¡ni

وَٱلزَّبُورِ وَٱلْفُرْقَانِ

the Revealer of k¡f-h¡-y¡-`ayn-¥¡d and §¡-h¡, y¡-s¢n,

wa munazzila k¡f-h¡-y¡-`ain-¥¡d wa §¡-h¡ wa y¡-s¢n

وَمُنَزِّلَ كٰهٰيٰعصٰ وَطٰهٰ وَيٰس

and the Qur'¡n, full of wisdom.

walqur'¡ni al¦ak¢mi

وَٱلْقُرْآنِ ٱلْحَكِيمِ

You are my haven when the wide courses fail to carry me

anta kahf¢ ¦¢na tu`y¢n¢ almadh¡hibu f¢ sa`atih¡

انْتَ كَهْفِي حِينَ تُعْيِينِي ٱلْمَذَاهِبُ فِي سَعَتِهَا

and when the earth, despite its width, become too narrow to bear me.

wa ta¤¢qu biya al-ar¤u biru¦bih¡

وَتَضِيقُ بِيَ ٱلارْضُ بِرُحْبِهَا

Without Your mercy, I would have been of those perishing.

wa lawl¡ ra¦matuka lakuntu min alh¡lik¢na

وَلَوْلاَ رَحْمَتُكَ لَكُنْتُ مِنَ ٱلْهَالِكِينَ

You overlook my slips;

wa anta muq¢lu `athrat¢

وَانْتَ مُقِيلُ عَثْرَتِي

and without Your covering me, I would have been of those exposed.

wa lawl¡ satruka iyy¡ya lakuntu min almaf¤£¦¢na

وَلَوْلاَ سَتْرُكَ إِيَّايَ لَكُنْتُ مِنَ ٱلْمَفْضُوحِينَ

You aid me with Your support against my enemies;

wa anta mu'ayyid¢ bilnna¥ri `al¡ a`d¡'¢

وَانْتَ مُؤَيِّدِي بِٱلنَّصْرِ عَلَىٰ اعْدَائِي

and without Your support, I would have been of those overwhelmed.

wa lawl¡ na¥ruka iyy¡ya lakuntu min almaghl£b¢na

وَلَوْلاَ نَصْرُكَ إِيَّايَ لَكُنْتُ مِنَ ٱلْمَغْلُوبِينَ

O He Who gives Himself exclusively superiority and highness;

man kha¥¥a nafsah£ bilssumuwwi walrrif`ati

يَا مَنْ خَصَّ نَفْسَهُ بِٱلسُّمُوِّ وَٱلرِّفْعَةِ

so, His friends pride themselves on account of His pride.

fa'awliy¡'uh£ bi`iz¨ih¢ ya`tazz£na

فَاوْلِيَاؤُهُ بِعِزِّهِ يَعْتَزُّونَ

O He for Whom the kings put the yoke of humiliation on their necks;

man ja`alat lah£ almul£ku n¢ra almadhallati `al¡ a`n¡qihim

يَا مَنْ جَعَلَتْ لَهُ ٱلْمُلُوكُ نِيرَ ٱلْمَذَلَّةِ عَلَىٰ اعْنَاقِهِمْ

for they are fearful of His authority.

fahum min sa§aw¡tih¢ kh¡'if£na

فَهُمْ مِنْ سَطَوَاتِهِ خَائِفُونَ

He knows the stealthy looks of eyes and that which the breasts conceal

ya`lamu kh¡'inata al'a`yuni wa m¡ tukhf¢ al¥¥ud£ru

يَعْلَمُ خَائِنَةَ ٱلاعْيُنِ وَمَا تُخْفِي ٱلصُّدُورُ

and the future of the times and ages.

wa ghayba m¡ ta't¢ bih¢ al'azminatu waldduh£ru

وَغَيْبَ مَا تَاتِي بِهِ ٱلازْمِنَةُ وَٱلدُّهُورُ

O He save Whom none knows how He is!

man l¡ ya`lamu kayfa huwa ill¡ huwa

يَا مَنْ لاَ يَعْلَمُ كَيْفَ هُوَ إِلاَّ هُوَ

O He save Whom none knows what He is!

man l¡ ya`lamu m¡ huwa ill¡ huwa

يَا مَنْ لاَ يَعْلَمُ مَا هُوَ إِلاَّ هُوَ

O He save Whom none knows what He knows!

man l¡ ya`lamu m¡ ya`lamuh£ ill¡ huwa

يَا مَنْ لاَ يَعْلَمُ مَا يَعْلَمُهُ إِلاَّ هُوَ

O He Who surfaced the earth over the water

man kabasa al-ar¤a `al¡ alm¡'i

يَا مَنْ كَبَسَ ٱلارْضَ عَلَىٰ ٱلْمَاءِ

and blocked the air with the heavens!

wa sadda alhaw¡'a bilssam¡'i

وَسَدَّ ٱلْهَوَاءَ بِٱلسَّمَاءِ

O He Who has the noblest of names!

man lah£ akramu al-asm¡'i

يَا مَنْ لَهُ اكْرَمُ ٱلاسْمَاءِ

O Owner of favor that is never interrupted!

dhalma`r£fi alladh¢ l¡ yanqa§i`u abadan

يَا ذَا ٱلْمَعْرُوفِ ٱلَّذِي لاَ يَنْقَطِعُ ابَداً

O He Who directed the caravan towards Joseph in the wasteland,

muqayyi¤a alrrakbi liy£sufa f¢ albaladi alqafri

يَا مُقَيِّضَ ٱلرَّكْبِ لِيُوسُفَ فِي ٱلْبَلَدِ ٱلْقَفْرِ

took him out of the pit,

wa mukhrijah£ min aljubbi

وَمُخْرِجَهُ مِنَ ٱلْجُبِّ

and made him king after enslavement!

wa j¡`ilah£ ba`da al`ub£diyyati malikan

وَجَاعِلَهُ بَعْدَ ٱلْعُبُودِيَّةِ مَلِكاً

O He Who had returned him to Jacob

r¡ddah£ `al¡ ya`q£ba

يَا رَادَّهُ عَلَىٰ يَعْقُوبَ

after his eyes became white on account of the grief, and he was a repressor of grief!

ba`da an ibya¤¤at `ayn¡hu min al¦uzni fahuwa ka¨¢mun

بَعْدَ انِ ٱبْيَضَّتْ عَيْنَاهُ مِنَ ٱلْحُزْنِ فَهُوَ كَظِيمٌ

O He Who removed the distress and misfortune from Job

k¡shifa al¤¤urri walbalw¡ `an ayy£ba

يَا كَاشِفَ ٱلضُّرِّ وَٱلْبَلْوَىٰ عَنْ ايُّوبَ

and withheld the hands of Abraham from slaying his son

wa mumsika yaday ibr¡h¢ma `an dhab¦i ibnih¢

وَمُمْسِكَ يَدَيْ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ ذَبْحِ ٱبْنِهِ

after his old age and termination of his lifetime!

ba`da kibari sinnih¢ wa fan¡'i `umurih¢

بَعْدَ كِبَرِ سِنِّهِ وَفَنَاءِ عُمُرِهِ

O He Who responded to Zachariah

man istaj¡ba lizakariyy¡

يَا مَنِ ٱسْتَجَابَ لِزَكَرِيَّا

and granted him John

fawahaba lah£ ya¦y¡

فَوَهَبَ لَهُ يَحْيَىٰ

without leaving him alone and lonely!

wa lam yada`hu fardan wa¦¢dan

وَلَمْ يَدَعْهُ فَرْداً وَحِيداً

O He Who took Jonah out of the belly of the big fish!

man akhraja y£nusa min ba§ni al¦£ti

يَا مَنْ اخْرَجَ يُونُسَ مِنْ بَطْنِ ٱلْحُوتِ

O He Who cleft the sea to the children of Israel;

man falaqa alba¦ra liban¢ isr¡'¢la

يَا مَنْ فَلَقَ ٱلْبَحْرَ لِبَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ

so, He saved them and made Pharaoh and his army of the drowned!

fa'anj¡hum wa ja`ala fir`awna wa jun£dah£ min almughraq¢na

فَانْجَاهُمْ وَجَعَلَ فِرْعَوْنَ وَجُنُودَهُ مِنَ ٱلْمُغْرَقِينَ

O He Who sent the winds, bearing good news, before His mercy!

man arsala alrriy¡¦a mubashshir¡tin bayna yaday ra¦matih¢

يَا مَنْ ارْسَلَ ٱلرِّيَاحَ مُبَشِّرَاتٍ بَيْنَ يَدَيْ رَحْمَتِهِ

O He Who has no hastiness on His creatures who disobey Him!

man lam ya`jal `al¡ man `a¥¡hu min khalqih¢

يَا مَنْ لَمْ يَعْجَلْ عَلَىٰ مَنْ عَصَاهُ مِنْ خَلْقِهِ

O He Who saved the sorcerers after their long denial!

man istanqadha alssa¦arata min ba`di §£li alju¦£di

يَا مَنِ ٱسْتَنْقَذَ ٱلسَّحَرَةَ مِنْ بَعْدِ طُولِ ٱلْجُحُودِ

and after they had lived in His bounty,

wa qad ghadaw f¢ ni`matih¢

وَقَدْ غَدَوْٱ فِي نِعْمَتِهِ

eating from His sustenance, but serving someone else other than Him,

ya'kul£na rizqah£ wa ya`bud£na ghayrah£

يَاكُلُونَ رِزْقَهُ وَيَعْبُدُونَ غَيْرَهُ

acting in opposition to Him, antagonizing Him,

wa qad ¦¡dd£hu wa n¡dd£hu

وَقَدْ حَادُّوهُ وَنَادُّوهُ

and denying His messengers.

wa kadhdhab£ rusulah£

وَكَذَّبُوٱ رُسُلَهُ

O Allah! O Allah! O Originator!

all¡hu y¡ all¡hu y¡ bad¢'u

يَا اللَّهُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا بَدِيءُ

O Fashioner! There is no equal to You.

bad¢`an l¡ nidda laka

يَا بَدِيعاً لاَ نِدَّ لَكَ

O Everlasting! There is no end to You.

d¡'iman l¡ naf¡da laka

يَا دَائِماً لاَ نَفَادَ لَكَ

O Ever-living when there was no living thing!

¦ayyan ¦¢na l¡ ¦ayyu

يَا حَيّاً حِينَ لاَ حَيُّ

O Raiser from the dead!

y¡ mu¦yiya almawt¡

يَا مُحْيِيَ ٱلْمَوْتَىٰ

O He Who watches every soul as to what it earns!

man huwa q¡'imun `al¡ kulli nafsin bim¡ kasabat

يَا مَنْ هُوَ قَائِمٌ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ نَفْسٍ بِمَا كَسَبَتْ

O He to Whom I rarely turned thankful; yet, He did not deprive me,

man qalla lah£ shukr¢ falam ya¦rimn¢

يَا مَنْ قَلَّ لَهُ شُكْرِي فَلَمْ يَحْرِمْنِي

against Whom I committed grand sins; yet, He did not disclose me,

wa `a¨umat kha§¢'at¢ falam yaf¤a¦n¢

وَعَظُمَتْ خَطِيئَتِي فَلَمْ يَفْضَحْنِي

and Who saw me insisting on disobeying Him; yet, He did not divulge me.

wa ra'¡n¢ `al¡ alma`¡¥¢ falam yashharn¢

وَرَآنِي عَلَىٰ ٱلْمَعَاصِي فَلَمْ يَشْهَرْنِي

O He Who safeguarded me in my early life!

man ¦afi¨an¢ f¢ ¥ighar¢

يَا مَنْ حَفِظَنِي فِي صِغَرِي

O He Who provided me with sustenance in my old age!

man razaqan¢ f¢ kibar¢

يَا مَنْ رَزَقَنِي فِي كِبَرِي

O He Whose favors to me are innumerable

man ay¡d¢hi `ind¢ l¡ tu¦¥¡

يَا مَنْ ايَادِيهِ عِنْدِي لاَ تُحْصَىٰ

and Whose bounties cannot be compensated!

wa ni`amuh£ l¡ tuj¡z¡

وَنِعَمُهُ لاَ تُجَازَىٰ

O He Who receives me with good turn and kindness

man `¡ra¤an¢ bilkhayri wal-i¦s¡ni

يَا مَنْ عَارَضَنِي بِٱلْخَيْرِ وَٱلإِحْسَانِ

but I meet Him with offense and disobedience!

wa `¡ra¤tuh£ bil-is¡'ati wal`i¥y¡ni

وَعَارَضْتُهُ بِٱلإِسَاءَةِ وَٱلْعِصْيَانِ

O He Who had guided me to faith

man had¡n¢ lil'¢m¡ni

يَا مَنْ هَدَانِي لِلإِيـمَانِ

before I learnt showing gratitude!

min qabli an a`rifa shukra al'imtin¡ni

مِنْ قَبْلِ انْ اعْرِفَ شُكْرَ ٱلاِمْتِنَانِ

O He Whom I besought in sickness; so, He restored me to health,

man da`awtuh£ mar¢¤an fashaf¡n¢

يَا مَنْ دَعَوْتُهُ مَرِيضاً فَشَفَانِي

in bareness; so, He covered me,

wa `ury¡nan fakas¡n¢

وَعُرْيَاناً فَكَسَانِي

in hunger; so, He satiated me,

wa j¡'i`an fa'ashba`an¢

وَجَائِعاً فَاشْبَعَنِي

in thirst; so, He quenched my thirst,

wa `a§sh¡nan fa'arw¡n¢

وَعَطْشَاناً فَارْوَانِي

in humility; so, He granted me dignity,

wa dhal¢lan fa'a`azzan¢

وَذَلِيلاً فَاعَزَّنِي

in ignorance; so, He taught me,

wa j¡hilan fa`arrafan¢

وَجَاهِلاً فَعَرَّفَنِي

in loneliness; so, He increased my number,

wa wa¦¢dan fakaththaran¢

وَوَحِيداً فَكَثَّرَنِي

in foreignness absence; so, He returned me home,

wa gh¡'iban faraddan¢

وَغَائِباً فَرَدَّنِي

in poverty; so, He enriched me,

wa muqillan fa'aghn¡n¢

وَمُقِلاًّ فَاغْنَانِي

in victory-seeking; so, He supported me,

wa munta¥iran fana¥aran¢

وَمُنْتَصِراً فَنَصَرَنِي

and in richness; so, He did not deprive me.

wa ghaniyyan falam yaslubn¢

وَغَنِيّاً فَلَمْ يَسْلُبْنِي

When I withheld praying Him in all these situation, He took the initiative.

wa amsaktu `an jam¢`i dh¡lika fabtada'an¢

وَامْسَكْتُ عَنْ جَمِيعِ ذٰلِكَ  فَٱبْتَدَانِي

So, all praise and thanks be to You;

falaka al¦amdu walshshukru

فَلَكَ ٱلْحَمْدُ وَٱلشُّكْرُ

O He Who overlooked my slips,

man aq¡la `athrat¢

يَا مَنْ اقَالَ عَثْرَتِي

relieved my agonies,

wa naffasa kurbat¢

وَنَفَّسَ كُرْبَتِي

responded to my prayer,

wa aj¡ba da`wat¢

وَاجَابَ دَعْوَتِي

covered my flaws,

wa satara `awrat¢

وَسَتَرَ عَوْرَتِي

forgave my sins,

wa ghafara dhun£b¢

وَغَفَرَ ذُنُوبِي

settled my need,

wa ballaghan¢ §alibat¢

وَبَلَّغَنِي طَلِبَتِي

and supported me against my enemy.

wa na¥aran¢ `al¡ `aduww¢

وَنَصَرَنِي عَلَىٰ عَدُوِّي

If I count Your bounties, favors,

wa in a`udda ni`amaka wa minanaka

وَإِنْ اعُدَّ نِعَمَكَ وَمِنَنَكَ

and liberal gifts, I will never number them.

wa kar¡'ima mina¦ika l¡ u¦¥¢h¡

وَكَرَائِمَ مِنَحِكَ لاَ احْصِيهَا

O my Master! It is You Who bestowed (upon me).

mawl¡ya anta alladh¢ mananta

يَا مَوْلاَيَ انْتَ ٱلَّذِي مَنَنْتَ

It is You Who conferred favors (upon me).

anta alladh¢ an`amta

انْتَ ٱلَّذِي انْعَمْتَ

It is You Who did good (to me).

anta alladh¢ a¦santa

انْتَ ٱلَّذِي احْسَنْتَ

It is You Who treated (me) excellently.

anta alladh¢ ajmalta

انْتَ ٱلَّذِي اجْمَلْتَ

It is You Who favored (me).

anta alladh¢ af¤alta

انْتَ ٱلَّذِي افْضَلْتَ

It is You Who perfected (Your blessings upon me).

anta alladh¢ akmalta

انْتَ ٱلَّذِي اكْمَلْتَ

It is You Who provided (me) with sustenance.

anta alladh¢ razaqta

انْتَ ٱلَّذِي رَزَقْتَ

It is You Who led (me) to success.

anta alladh¢ waffaqta

انْتَ ٱلَّذِي وَفَّقْتَ

It is You Who gave (me).

anta alladh¢ a`§ayta

انْتَ ٱلَّذِي اعْطَيْتَ

It is You Who enriched (me).

anta alladh¢ aghnayta

انْتَ ٱلَّذِي اغْنَيْتَ

It is You Who gave (me) to hold.

anta alladh¢ aqnayta

انْتَ ٱلَّذِي اقْنَيْتَ

It is You Who gave (me) shelter.

anta alladh¢ ¡wayta

انْتَ ٱلَّذِي آوَيْتَ

It is You Who saved (me).

anta alladh¢ kafayta

انْتَ ٱلَّذِي كَفَيْتَ

It is You Who guided (me).

anta alladh¢ hadayta

انْتَ ٱلَّذِي هَدَيْتَ

It is You Who protected (me).

anta alladh¢ `a¥amta

انْتَ ٱلَّذِي عَصَمْتَ

It is You Who covered my faults.

anta alladh¢ satarta

انْتَ ٱلَّذِي سَتَرْتَ

It is You Who forgave (me).

anta alladh¢ ghafarta

انْتَ ٱلَّذِي غَفَرْتَ

It is You Who overlooked my sins.

anta alladh¢ aqalta

انْتَ ٱلَّذِي اقَلْتَ

It is You Who established (me).

anta alladh¢ makkanta

انْتَ ٱلَّذِي مَكَّنْتَ

It is You Who consolidated (me).

anta alladh¢ a`zazta

انْتَ ٱلَّذِي اعْزَزْتَ

It is You Who helped (me).

anta alladh¢ a`anta

انْتَ ٱلَّذِي اعَنْتَ

It is You Who backed (me) up.

anta alladh¢ `a¤adta

انْتَ ٱلَّذِي عَضَدْتَ

It is You Who aided (me).

anta alladh¢ ayyadta

انْتَ ٱلَّذِي ايَّدْتَ

It is You Who supported (me).

anta alladh¢ na¥arta

انْتَ ٱلَّذِي نَصَرْتَ

It is You Who restored (me) to health.

anta alladh¢ shafayta

انْتَ ٱلَّذِي شَفَيْتَ

It is You Who granted (me) wellbeing.

anta alladh¢ `¡fayta

انْتَ ٱلَّذِي عَافَيْتَ

It is You Who honored (me).

anta alladh¢ akramta

انْتَ ٱلَّذِي اكْرَمْتَ

Blessed be You and Exalted be You.

tab¡rakta wa ta`¡layta

تَبَارَكْتَ وَتَعَالَيْتَ

So, all praise be to You permanently,

falaka al¦amdu d¡'iman

فَلَكَ ٱلْحَمْدُ دَائِماً

and all thanks be to You enduringly and eternally.

wa laka alshshukru w¡¥iban abadan

وَلَكَ ٱلشُّكْرُ وَاصِباً ابَداً

However, it is I, O my God, who confess of my sins;

thumma an¡ ilh¢ almu`tarifu bidhun£b¢

ثُمَّ انَا يَا إِلٰهِيَ ٱلْمُعْتَرِفُ بِذُنُوبِي

so, (please) forgive them to me.

faghfirh¡

فَٱغْفِرْهَا لِي

It is I who did badly.

an¡ alladh¢ asa'tu

انَا ٱلَّذِي اسَاتُ

It is I who did wrong.

an¡ alladh¢ akh§a'tu

انَا ٱلَّذِي اخْطَاتُ

It is I who had evil intention.

an¡ alladh¢ hamamtu

انَا ٱلَّذِي هَمَمْتُ

It is I who acted impolitely.

an¡ alladh¢ jahiltu

انَا ٱلَّذِي جَهِلْتُ

It is I who was inadvertent.

an¡ alladh¢ ghafaltu

انَا ٱلَّذِي غَفَلْتُ

It is I who was inattentive.

an¡ alladh¢ sahawtu

انَا ٱلَّذِي سَهَوْتُ

It is I who leaned (on something other than You).

an¡ alladh¢ i`tamadtu

انَا ٱلَّذِي ٱعْتَمَدْتُ

It is I who did wrong deliberately.

an¡ alladh¢ ta`ammadtu

انَا ٱلَّذِي تَعَمَّدْتُ

It is I who promised.

an¡ alladh¢ wa`adtu

انَا ٱلَّذِي وَعَدْتُ

It is I who failed to fulfill it.

wa an¡ alladh¢ akhlaftu

وَانَا ٱلَّذِي اخْلَفْتُ

It is I who breached.

an¡ alladh¢ nakathtu

انَا ٱلَّذِي نَكَثْتُ

It is I who confessed.

an¡ alladh¢ aqrartu

انَا ٱلَّذِي اقْرَرْتُ

It is I who testified to Your favors upon and with me,

an¡ alladh¢ i`taraftu bini`matika `alayya wa `ind¢

انَا ٱلَّذِي ٱعْتَرَفْتُ بِنِعْمَتِكَ عَلَيَّ وَعِنْدِي

and I now acknowledge of my sins; so, (please) forgive them to me.

wa ab£'u bidhun£b¢ faghfirh¡

وَابُوءُ بِذُنُوبِي فَٱغْفِرْهَا لِي

O He Who is not injured by the sins of His servants,

man l¡ ta¤urruh¢ dhun£bu `ib¡dih¢

يَا مَنْ لاَ تَضُرُّهُ ذُنُوبُ عِبَادِهِ

and Who can surely do without their obedience,

wa huwa alghaniyyu `an §¡`atihim

وَهُوَ ٱلْغَنِيُّ عَنْ طَاعَتِهِمْ

and Who inspires those of them to do good,

walmuwaffiqu man `amila ¥¡li¦an minhum

وَٱلْمُوَفِّقُ مَنْ عَمِلَ صَالِحاً مِنْهُمْ

out of His aid and mercy.

bima`£natih¢ wa ra¦matih¢

بِمَعُونَتِهِ وَرَحْمَتِهِ

So, all praise be to You, O my God and my Master.

falaka al¦amdu il¡h¢ wa sayyid¢

فَلَكَ ٱلْحَمْدُ إِلٰهِي وَسَيِّدِي

O my God: You ordered me, but I disobeyed You.

il¡h¢ amartan¢ fa`a¥aytuka

إِلٰهِي امَرْتَنِي فَعَصَيْتُكَ

You warned me, but I violated Your warning.

wa nahaytan¢ fartakabtu nahyaka

وَنَهَيْتَنِي فَٱرْتَكَبْتُ نَهْيَكَ

So, I am now lacking neither justification to apologize

fa'a¥ba¦tu l¡ dh¡ bar¡'atin l¢ fa'a`tadhiru

فَاصْبَحْتُ لاَ ذَا بَرَاءَةٍ لِي فَاعْتَذِرُ

nor power to support myself.

wa l¡ dh¡ quwwatin fa'anta¥iru

وَلاَ ذَا قُوَّةٍ فَانْتَصِرُ

By which thing can I now meet You, O my Master?

Fabi'ayyi shay'in astaqbiluka y¡ mawl¡ya

فَبِايِّ شَيْء اسْتَقْبِلُكَ يَا مَوْلايَ

Is it by my hearing, my sight,

abisam`¢ am biba¥ar¢

ابِسَمْعِي امْ بِبَصَرِي

my tongue, my hand, or my foot?

am bilis¡n¢ am biyad¢ am birijl¢

امْ بِلِسَانِي امْ بِيَدِي امْ بِرِجْلِي

Are all these not Your bounties on me

alaysa kulluh¡ ni`amaka `ind¢

الَيْسَ كُلُّهَا نِعَمَكَ عِنْدِي

and with all of them I have disobeyed You, O my Master?

wa bikullih¡ `a¥aytuka y¡ mawl¡ya

وَبِكُلِّهَا عَصَيْتُكَ يَا مَوْلاَيَ

You have absolute argument and claim against me.

falaka al¦ujjatu walssab¢lu `alayya

فَلَكَ ٱلْحُجَّةُ وَٱلسَّبِيلُ عَلَيَّ

O He Who covered me from fathers and mothers lest they might have driven me away,

man sataran¢ min al'¡b¡'i wal'ummah¡ti an yazjur£n¢

يَا مَنْ سَتَرَنِي مِنَ ٱلآبَاءِ وَٱلامَّهَاتِ انْ يَزْجُرُونِي

from relatives and friends lest they might have gibed me,

wa min al`ash¡'iri wal'ikhw¡ni an yu`ayyir£n¢

وَمِنَ ٱلْعَشَائِرِ وَٱلإِخْوَانِ انْ يُعَيِّرُونِي

and from rulers lest they might have punished me.

wa min alssal¡§¢ni an yu`¡qib£n¢

وَمِنَ ٱلسَّلاَطِينِ انْ يُعَاقِبُونِي

Had they, O my Master, seen

wa law i§§ala`£ y¡ mawl¡ya

وَلَوِ ٱطَّلَعُوٱ يَا مَوْلاَيَ

that which You knew about me,

`al¡ i§§ala`ta `alayhi minn¢

عَلَىٰ مَا ٱطَّلَعْتَ عَلَيْهِ مِنِّي

they would certainly have granted me no respite

idhan m¡ an¨ar£n¢

إِذاً مَا انْظَرُونِي

and they would have rejected and parted company with me.

wa larafa¤£n¢ wa qa§a`£n¢

وَلَرَفَضُونِي وَقَطَعُونِي

Here I am now, O my God,

fah¡ anadh¡ il¡h¢

فَهَا انَا ذَا يَا إِلٰهِي

between Your hands, O my Master,

bayna yadayka y¡ sayyid¢

بَيْنَ يَدَيْكَ يَا سَيِّدِي

submissive, humble,

kh¡¤i`un dhal¢lun

خَاضِعٌ ذَلِيلٌ

helpless, and worthless.

¦a¥¢run ¦aq¢run

حَصِيرٌ حَقِيرٌ

I am now lacking neither justification to apologize

dh£ bar¡'atin fa'a`tadhiru

لاَ ذُو بَرَاءَةٍ فَاعْتَذِرُ

nor power to support myself,

wa l¡ dh£ quwwatin fa'anta¥iru

وَلاَ ذُو قُوَّةٍ فَانْتَصِرُ

nor excuse to advance as a plea,

wa l¡ ¦ujjatin fa'a¦tajju bih¡

وَلاَ حُجَّةٍ فَاحْتَجُّ بِهَا

nor can I claim not committing and not acting badly.

wa l¡ q¡'ilun lam ajtari¦ wa lam a`mal s£'an

وَلاَ قَائِلٌ لَمْ اجْتَرِحْ وَلَمْ اعْمَلْ سُوءاً

How can denial, if I deny, O my Master, serve me?

wa m¡ `as¡ alju¦£du wa law ja¦adtu y¡ mawl¡ya yanfa`un¢

وَمَا عَسَىٰ ٱلْجُحُودُ وَلَوْ جَحَدْتُ يَا مَوْلاَيَ يَنْفَعُنِي

How and in what manner can I do so,

kayfa wa ann¡ dh¡lika

كَيْفَ وَانَّىٰ ذٰلِكَ

while all my organs are witnesses for what I did?

wa jaw¡ri¦¢ kullih¡ sh¡hidatun `alayya bim¡ qad `amiltu

وَجَوَارِحِي كُلُّهَا شَاهِدَةٌ عَلَيَّ بِمَا قَدْ عَمِلْتُ

I know for sure and without doubt

wa `alimtu yaq¢nan ghayra dh¢ shakkin

وَعَلِمْتُ يَقِيناً غَيْرَ ذِي شَكٍّ

that You will interrogate me about these grand matter,

annaka s¡'il¢ min `a¨¡'imi al'um£ri

انَّكَ سَائِلِي مِنْ عَظَائِمِ ٱلامُورِ

You are the Just Judge Who never wrongs,

wa annaka al¦akamu al`adlu alladh¢ l¡ taj£ru

وَانَّكَ ٱلْحَكَمُ ٱلْعَدْلُ الَّذِي لاَ تَجُورُ

Your justice will ruin me,

wa `adluka muhlik¢

وَعَدْلُكَ مُهْلِكِي

and from Your all justice I flee.

wa min kulli `adlika mahrab¢

وَمِنْ كُلِّ عَدْلِكَ مَهْرَبِي

If You, O my God, chastise me,

fa'in tu`adhdhibn¢ y¡ il¡h¢

فَإِنْ تُعَذِّبْنِي يَا إِلٰهِي

then it is because of my sins after Your claim against me;

fabidhun£b¢ ba`da ¦ujjatika `alayya

فَبِذُنُوبِي بَعْدَ حُجَّتِكَ عَلَيَّ

and if You pardon me,

wa in ta`fu `ann¢

وَإِنْ تَعْفُ عَنِّي

then it is on account of Your forbearance, magnanimity, and generosity.

fabi¦ilmika wa j£dika wa karamika

فَبِحِلْمِكَ وَجُودِكَ وَكَرَمِكَ

There is no god save You. All glory be to You.

il¡ha ill¡ anta sub¦¡naka

لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ انْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ

I have been of the wrongdoers.

inn¢ kuntu min al¨¨¡lim¢na

إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنَ ٱلظَّالِمِينَ

There is no god save You. All glory be to You.

il¡ha ill¡ anta sub¦¡naka

لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ انْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ

I have been of those seeking forgiveness.

inn¢ kuntu min almustaghfir¢na

إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنَ ٱلْمُسْتَغْفِرِينَ

There is no god save You. All glory be to You.

il¡ha ill¡ anta sub¦¡naka

لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ انْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ

I have been of those professing Your Oneness.

inn¢ kuntu min almuwa¦¦id¢na

إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنَ ٱلْمُوَحِّدِينَ

There is no god save You. All glory be to You.

il¡ha ill¡ anta sub¦¡naka

لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ انْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ

I have been of the fearful.

inn¢ kuntu min alkh¡'if¢na

إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنَ ٱلْخَائِفِينَ

There is no god save You. All glory be to You.

il¡ha ill¡ anta sub¦¡naka

لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ انْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ

I have been of the apprehensive.

inn¢ kuntu min alwajil¢na

إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنَ ٱلْوَجِلِينَ

There is no god save You. All glory be to You.

il¡ha ill¡ anta sub¦¡naka

لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ انْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ

I have been of those hoping (for You).

inn¢ kuntu min alrr¡j¢na

إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنَ ٱلرَّاجِينَ

There is no god save You. All glory be to You.

il¡ha ill¡ anta sub¦¡naka

لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ انْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ

I have been of those desiring (for You).

inn¢ kuntu min alrr¡ghib¢na

إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنَ ٱلرَّاغِبِينَ

There is no god save You. All glory be to You.

il¡ha ill¡ anta sub¦¡naka

لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ انْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ

I have been of those professing that there is no god save You.

inn¢ kuntu min almuhallil¢na

إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنَ ٱلْمُهَلِّلِينَ

There is no god save You. All glory be to You.

il¡ha ill¡ anta sub¦¡naka

لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ انْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ

I have been of those beseeching (You).

inn¢ kuntu min alss¡'il¢na

إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنَ ٱلسَّائِلِينَ

There is no god save You. All glory be to You.

il¡ha ill¡ anta sub¦¡naka

لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ انْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ

I have been of those glorifying (You).

inn¢ kuntu min almusabbi¦¢na

إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنَ ٱلْمُسَبِّحِينَ

There is no god save You. All glory be to You.

il¡ha ill¡ anta sub¦¡naka

لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ انْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ

I have been of those professing that You are the Greatest.

inn¢ kuntu min almukabbir¢na

إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنَ ٱلْمُكَبِّرِينَ

There is no god save You. All glory be to You.

il¡ha ill¡ anta sub¦¡naka

لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ انْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ

You are my Lord and the Lord of my bygone fathers.

rabb¢ wa rabbu ¡b¡'iya al-awwal¢na

رَبِّي وَرَبُّ آبَائِيَ ٱلاوَّلِينَ

O Allah, this is my praise for You, celebrating Your glory,

all¡humma h¡dh¡ than¡'¢ `alayka mumajjidan

اللَّهُمَّ هٰذَا ثَنَائِي عَلَيْكَ مُمَجِّداً

my sincerity to mention You and profess Your Oneness,

wa ikhl¡¥¢ lidhikrika muwa¦¦idan

وَإِخْلا!صِي لِذِكْرِكَ مُوَحِّداً

and my acknowledgment of Your bounties, counting them,

wa iqr¡r¢ bi'¡l¡'ika mu`addidan

وَإِقْرَارِي بِآلاَئِكَ مُعَدِّداً

although I confess that I could never count them

wa in kuntu muqirran ann¢ lam u¦¥ih¡

وَإِنْ كُنْتُ مُقِرّاً انِّي لَمْ احْصِهَا

for they are innumerable, abundant,

likathratih¡ wa sub£ghih¡

لِكَثْرَتِهَا وَسُبُوغِهَا

continuous, and prior to a certain event.

wa ta¨¡hurih¡ wa taq¡dumih¡ il¡ ¦¡dithin m¡

وَتَظَاهُرِهَا وَتَقَادُمِهَا إِلَىٰ حَادِثٍ مَا

You have been conferring upon me with these bounties

lam tazal tata`ahhadun¢ bih¢ ma`ah¡

لَمْ تَزَلْ تَتَعَهَّدُنِي بِهِ مَعَهَا

since You created and originated me

mundhu khalaqtan¢ wa bara'tan¢

مُنْذُ خَلَقْتَنِي وَبَرَاتَنِي

from the beginning of my age

min awwali al`umri

مِنْ اوَّلِ ٱلْعُمْرِ

through meeting my poverty

min al'ighn¡'i min alfaqri

مِنَ ٱلإِغْنَاءِ مِنَ ٱلْفَقْرِ

relieving me from harm,

wa kashfi al¤¤urri

وَكَشْفِ ٱلضُّرِّ

giving me means of easiness,

wa tasb¢bi alyusri

وَتَسْبِيبِ ٱلْيُسْرِ

repelling misery from me,

wa daf`i al`usri

وَدَفْعِ ٱلْعُسْرِ

alleviating my agonies,

wa tafr¢ji alkarbi

وَتَفْرِيجِ ٱلْكَرْبِ

granting me wellbeing in my body,

wal`¡fiyati f¢ albadani

وَٱلْعَافِيَةِ فِي ٱلْبَدَنِ

and furnishing me with sound faith.

walssal¡mati f¢ aldd¢ni

وَٱلسَّلاَمَةِ فِي ٱلدِّينِ

If all creatures assist me to be able to mention Your bounties,

wa law rafadan¢ `al¡ qadri dhikri ni`matika jam¢`u al`¡lam¢na

وَلَوْ رَفَدَنِي عَلَىٰ قَدْرِ ذِكْرِ نِعْمَتِكَ جَمِيعُ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ

including the past and the coming generations,

min al-awwal¢na wal-¡khir¢na

مِنَ ٱلاوَّلِينَ وَٱلآخِرِينَ

neither I nor will they be able to do that.

qadartu wa l¡ hum `al¡ dh¡lika

مَا قَدَرْتُ وَلاَ هُمْ عَلَىٰ ذٰلِكَ

Holy be You and Exalted be You;

taqaddasta wa ta`¡layta

تَقَدَّسْتَ وَتَعَالَيْتَ

You are All-generous, All-great, and All-merciful Sustainer.

min rabbin kar¢min `a¨¢min ra¦¢min

مِنْ رَبٍّ كَرِيمٍ عَظِيمٍ رَحِيمٍ

Your bounties are innumerable,

tu¦¥¡ ¡l¡'uka

لاَ تُحْصَىٰ آلاَؤُكَ

(proper) praise of You is unreachable,

wa l¡ yublaghu than¡'uka

وَلاَ يُبْلَغُ ثَنَاؤُكَ

and Your graces cannot be rewarded.

wa l¡ tuk¡fa'u na`m¡'uka

وَلاَ تُكَافَىٰ نَعْمَاؤُكَ

(Please) send blessings upon Mu¦ammad and the Household of Mu¦ammad,

¥alli `al¡ mu¦ammadin wa ¡li mu¦ammadin

صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

perfect Your bounties for us,

wa atmim `alayn¡ ni`amaka

وَاتْمِمْ عَلَيْنَا نِعَمَكَ

and make us happy by obeying You.

wa as`idn¡ bi§¡`atika

وَاسْعِدْنَا بِطَاعَتِكَ

All glory be to You. There is no god save You.

sub¦¡naka l¡ il¡ha ill¡ anta

سُبْحَانَكَ لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ انْتَ

O Allah, verily, You answer the distressed,

all¡humma innaka tuj¢bu almu¤§arra

اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ تُجِيبُ ٱلْمُضْطَرَّ

remove the evil,

wa takshifu alss£'a

وَتَكْشِفُ ٱلسُّوءَ

aid the anguished,

wa tugh¢thu almakr£ba

وَتُغِيثُ ٱلْمَكْرُوبَ

cure the ailed,

wa tashf¢ alssaq¢ma

وَتَشْفِي ٱلسَّقِيمَ

enrich the poor,

wa tughn¢ alfaq¢ra

وَتُغْنِي ٱلْفَقِيرَ

set the broken,

wa tajburu alkas¢ra

وَتَجْبُرُ ٱلْكَسِيرَ

have mercy on the young,

wa tar¦amu al¥¥agh¢ra

وَتَرْحَمُ ٱلصَّغِيرَ

help the old,

wa tu`¢nu alkab¢ra

وَتُعِينُ ٱلْكَبِيرَ

none can help against You,

wa laysa d£naka ¨ah¢run

وَلَيْسَ دُونَكَ ظَهِيرٌ

none is more powerful than You,

wa l¡ fawqaka qad¢run

وَلاَ فَوْقَكَ قَدِيرٌ

and You are the Most High, the All-great.

wa anta al`aliyyu alkab¢ru

وَانْتَ ٱلْعَلِيُّ ٱلْكَبِيرُ

O He Who release the shackled captive!

mu§liqa almukabbali al'as¢ri

يَا مُطْلِقَ ٱلْمُكَبَّلِ ٱلاسِيرِ

O He Who provides sustenance to the young child!

r¡ziqa al§§ifli al¥¥agh¢ri

يَا رَازِقَ ٱلطِّفْلِ ٱلصَّغِيرِ

O He Who is the Preserver of the afraid seeker of refuge!

`i¥mata alkh¡'ifi almustaj¢ri

يَا عِصْمَةَ ٱلْخَائِفِ ٱلْمُسْتَجِيرِ

O He Who has neither partner nor assistant,

man l¡ shar¢ka lah£ wa l¡ waz¢ra

يَا مَنْ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ وَلاَ وَزِيرَ

(please) send blessings to Mu¦ammad and the Household of Mu¦ammad,

¥alli `al¡ mu¦ammadin wa ¡li mu¦ammadin

صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

and grant me, in this evening,

wa a`§in¢ f¢ h¡dhih¢ al`ashiyyati

وَاعْطِنِي فِي هٰذِهِ ٱلْعَشِيَّةِ

the best of what You have granted and awarded

af¤ala m¡ a`§ayta wa analta

افْضَلَ مَا اعْطَيْتَ وَانَلْتَ

to any of Your servants,

a¦adan min `ib¡dika

احَداً مِنْ عِبَادِكَ

including a grace that You donate,

min ni`matin t£l¢h¡

مِنْ نِعْمَةٍ تُولِيهَا

bounties that You re-offer,

wa ¡l¡'in tujaddiduh¡

وَآلاَءٍ تُجَدِّدُهَا

a tribulation that You deter,

wa baliyyatin ta¥rifuh¡

وَبَلِيَّةٍ تَصْرِفُهَا

an anguish that You remove,

wa kurbatin takshifuh¡

وَكُرْبَةٍ تَكْشِفُهَا

a prayer that You answer,

wa da`watin tasma`uh¡

وَدَعْوَةٍ تَسْمَعُهَا

a good deed that You admit,

wa ¦asanatin tataqabbaluh¡

وَحَسَنَةٍ تَتَقَبَّلُهَا

and an evildoing that You screen.

wa sayyi'atin tataghammaduh¡

وَسَيِّئَةٍ تَتَغَمَّدُهَا

Verily, You are All-tender to him You will, and All-aware,

innaka la§¢fun bim¡ tash¡'u khab¢run

إِنَّكَ لَطِيفٌ بِمَا تَشَاءُ خَبِيرٌ

and You have power over all things.

wa `al¡ kulli shay'in qad¢run

وَعَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْء قَدِيرٌ

O Allah, Verily, You are the nearest of those whom are prayed,

all¡humma innaka aqrabu man du`iya

اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ اقْرَبُ مَنْ دُعِيَ

You are the promptest of those who may respond,

wa asra`u man aj¡ba

وَاسْرَعُ مَنْ اجَابَ

the most generous of those who may pardon,

wa akramu man `af¡

وَاكْرَمُ مَنْ عَفَا

the most liberal of those who give,

wa awsa`u man a`§¡

وَاوْسَعُ مَنْ اعْطَىٰ

and the most responding of those whom are asked.

wa asma`u man su'ila

وَاسْمَعُ مَنْ سُئِلَ

O All-beneficent of the world and the Hereafter, and All-merciful!

ra¦m¡na aldduny¡ wal-¡khirati wa ra¦¢mahum¡

يَا رَحْمٰنَ ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ وَرَحِيمَهُمَا

No besought one is like You

laysa kamithlika mas'£lun

لَيْسَ كَمِثْلِكَ مَسْؤُولٌ

and none save You is hoped.

wa l¡ siw¡ka ma'm£lun

وَلاَ سِوَاكَ مَامُولٌ

I prayed You and You answered me.

da`awtuka fa'ajabtan¢

دَعَوْتُكَ فَاجَبْتَنِي

I besought You and You gave me.

wa sa'altuka fa'a`§aytan¢

وَسَالْتُكَ فَاعْطَيْتَنِي

I desired for You and You had mercy on me.

wa raghibtu ilayka fara¦imtan¢

وَرَغِبْتُ إِلَيْكَ فَرَحِمْتَنِي

I had confidence in You and You saved me.

wa wathiqtu bika fanajjaytan¢

وَوَثِقْتُ بِكَ فَنَجَّيْتَنِي

I resorted to You in awe and You delivered me.

wa fazi`tu ilayka fakafaytan¢

وَفَزِعْتُ إِلَيْكَ فَكَفَيْتَنِي

O Allah, (please) send blessings to Mu¦ammad,

all¡humma fa¥alli `al¡ mu¦ammadin

اللَّهُمَّ فَصَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ

Your servant, messenger, and prophet,

`abdika wa ras£lika wa nabiyyika

عَبْدِكَ وَرَسُولِكَ وَنَبِيِّكَ

and to all of his Household, the pure and immaculate,

wa `al¡ ¡lih¢ al§§ayyib¢na al§§¡hir¢na ajma`¢na

وَعَلَىٰ آلِهِ ٱلطَّيِّبِينَ ٱلطَّاهِرِينَ اجْمَعِينَ

and perfect for us Your graces,

wa tammim lan¡ na`m¡'aka

وَتَمِّمْ لَنَا نَعْمَاءَكَ

make us taste the pleasure of Your gifts,

wa hanni'n¡ `a§¡'aka

وَهَنِّئْنَا عَطَاءَكَ

and register us as thankful for You

waktubn¡ laka sh¡kir¢na

وَٱكْتُبْنَا لَكَ شَاكِرِينَ

and as oft-referring to You.

wa li'¡l¡'ika dh¡kir¢na

وَلآِلاَئِكَ ذَاكِرِينَ

Respond, respond! O Lord of the worlds!

¡m¢na ¡m¢na rabba al`¡lam¢na

آمِينَ آمِينَ رَبَّ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ

O Allah, Who owns; therefore, He controls,

all¡humma y¡ man malaka faqadara

اللَّهُمَّ يَا مَنْ مَلَكَ فَقَدَرَ

and controls; therefore, He has absolute authority,

wa qadara faqahara

وَقَدَرَ فَقَهَرَ

and is disobeyed; yet, He covers,

wa `u¥iya fasatara

وَعُصِيَ فَسَتَرَ

and is prayed for forgiveness; therefore, He forgives.

wastughfira faghafara

وَٱسْتُغْفِرَ فَغَفَرَ

O He Who is the aim of seekers and desirers

gh¡yata al§§¡lib¢na alrr¡ghib¢na

يَا غَايَةَ ٱلطَّالِبِينَ ٱلرَّاغِبِينَ

and the ultimate purpose of the hope of hopers!

wa muntah¡ amali alrr¡j¢na

وَمُنْتَهَىٰ امَلِ ٱلرَّاجِينَ

O He Who encompasses all things in knowledge

man a¦¡§a bikulli shay'in `ilman

يَا مَنْ احَاطَ بِكُلِّ شَيْء عِلْماً

and covers those who quit (their sins) with tender, mercy, and forbearance!

wa wasi`a almustaq¢l¢na ra'fatan wa ra¦matan wa ¦ilman

وَوَسِعَ ٱلْمُسْتَقِيلِينَ رَافَةً وَرَحْمَةً وَحِلْماً

O Allah, we turn our faces to You in this evening

all¡humma inn¡ natawajjah£ ilayka f¢ h¡dhih¢ al`ashiyyati

اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّا نَتَوَجَّهُ إِلَيْكَ فِي هٰذِهِ ٱلْعَشِيَّةِ

that You deem honorable and reverential

allat¢ sharraftah¡ wa `a¨¨amtah¡

ٱلَّتِي شَرَّفْتَهَا وَعَظَّمْتَهَا

(asking You) in the name of Mu¦ammad, Your Prophet, Messenger,

bimu¦ammadin nabiyyika wa ras£lika

بِمُحَمَّدٍ نَبِيِّكَ وَرَسُولِكَ

the best of Your creation,

wa khiyaratika min khalqika

وَخِيَرَتِكَ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ

Your trustee on Your Revelation,

wa am¢nika `al¡ wa¦yika

وَامِينِكَ عَلَىٰ وَحْيِكَ

the bearer of glad tidings, the warner,

albash¢ri alnnadh¢ri

ٱلْبَشِيرِ ٱلنَّذِيرِ

and the shining lantern,

alssir¡ji almun¢ri

ٱلسِّرَاجِ ٱلْمُنِيرِ

with whom You have conferred upon the Muslims,

alladh¢ an`amta bih¢ `al¡ almuslim¢na

ٱلَّذِي انْعَمْتَ بِهِ عَلَىٰ ٱلْمُسْلِمِينَ

and whom You made mercy for the worlds.

wa ja`altah£ ra¦matan lil`¡lam¢na

وَجَعَلْتَهُ رَحْمَةً لِلْعَالَمِينَ

So, O Allah, bless Mu¦ammad and the Household of Mu¦ammad,

all¡humma fa¥alli `al¡ mu¦ammadin wa ¡li mu¦ammadin

اللَّهُمَّ فَصَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

forasmuch as Mu¦ammad deserves that from You, O All-great.

kam¡ mu¦ammadun ahlun lidh¡lika minka y¡ `a¨¢mu

كَمَا مُحَمَّدٌ اهْلٌ لِذٰلِكَ  مِنْكَ يَا عَظِيمُ

So, (please) send blessings to him and his Household,

fa¥alli `alayhi wa `al¡ ¡lih¢

فَصَلِّ عَلَيْهِ وَعَلَىٰ آلِهِ

the elite, pure, and immaculate—all of them,

almuntajab¢na al§§ayyib¢na al§§¡hir¢na ajma`¢na

ٱلْمُنْتَجَبِينَ ٱلطَّيِّبِينَ ٱلطَّاهِرِينَ اجْمَعِينَ

and encompass us with Your pardoning us.

wa taghammadn¡ bi`afwika `ann¡

وَتَغَمَّدْنَا بِعَفْوِكَ عَنَّا

To You are the voices of various languages clamoring;

fa'ilayka `ajjat al'a¥w¡tu bi¥un£fi allugh¡ti

فَإِلَيْكَ عَجَّتِ ٱلاصْوَاتُ بِصُنُوفِ ٱللُّغَاتِ

so, decide for us, O Allah, in this evening

faj`al lan¡ all¡humma f¢ h¡dhih¢ al`ashiyyati

فَٱجْعَلْ لَنَا ٱللَّهُمَّ فِي هٰذِهِ ٱلْعَشِيَّةِ

a share from every good item that You distribute among Your servants,

na¥¢ban min kulli khayrin taqsimuh£ bayna `ib¡dika

نَصِيباً مِنْ كُلِّ خَيْرٍ تَقْسِمُهُ بَيْنَ عِبَادِكَ

illumination by which You guide,

wa n£rin tahd¢ bih¢

وَنُورٍ تَهْدِي بِهِ

mercy that You spread,

wa ra¦matin tanshuruh¡

وَرَحْمَةٍ تَنْشُرُهَا

blessing that You bring down,

wa barakatin tunziluh¡

وَبَرَكَةٍ تُنْزِلُهَا

wellbeing that You extend,

wa `¡fiyatin tujalliluh¡

وَعَافِيَةٍ تُجَلِّلُهَا

and sustenance that You stretch,

wa rizqin tabsu§uh£

وَرِزْقٍ تَبْسُطُهُ

O most Merciful of all those who show mercy!

ar¦ama alrr¡¦im¢na

يَا ارْحَمَ ٱلرَّاحِمِينَ

O Allah, turn us in this hour

all¡humma aqlibn¡ f¢ h¡dh¡ alwaqti

اللَّهُمَّ اقْلِبْنَا فِي هٰذَا ٱلْوَقْتِ

successful, flourishing,

munji¦¢na mufli¦¢na

مُنْجِحِينَ مُفْلِحِينَ

blessed, and gainers.

mabr£r¢na gh¡nim¢na

مَبْرُورِينَ غَانِمِينَ

Do not include us with the despondent.

wa l¡ taj`aln¡ min alq¡ni§¢na

وَلاَ تَجْعَلْنَا مِنَ ٱلْقَانِطِينَ

Do not leave us without Your mercy.

wa l¡ tukhlin¡ min ra¦matika

وَلاَ تُخْلِنَا مِنْ رَحْمَتِكَ

Do not deprive us of that which we hope from Your favor.

wa l¡ ta¦rimn¡ nu'ammiluh£ min fa¤lika

وَلاَ تَحْرِمْنَا مَا نُؤَمِّلُهُ مِنْ فَضْلِكَ

Do not make us deprived of Your mercy,

wa l¡ taj`aln¡ min ra¦matika ma¦r£m¢na

وَلاَ تَجْعَلْنَا مِنْ رَحْمَتِكَ مَحْرُومِينَ

or despair of the favor of what we hope from Your gifts.

wa l¡ lifa¤li m¡ nu'ammiluh£ min `a§¡'ika q¡ni§¢na

وَلاَ لِفَضْلِ مَا نُؤَمِّلُهُ مِنْ عَطَائِكَ قَانِطِينَ

Do not turns us down disappointed

wa l¡ taruddan¡ kh¡'ib¢na

وَلاَ تَرُدَّنَا خَائِبِينَ

or driven away from Your door.

wa l¡ min b¡bika ma§r£d¢na

وَلاَ مِنْ بَابِكَ مَطْرُودِينَ

O most Magnanimous of all those who treat magnanimously

ajwada al-ajwad¢na

يَا اجْوَدَ ٱلاجْوَدِينَ

and most Generous of all those who act generously!

wa akrama al-akram¢na

وَاكْرَمَ ٱلاكْرَمِينَ

To You are we advancing with full conviction

ilayka aqbaln¡ m£qin¢na

إِلَيْكَ اقْبَلْنَا مُوقِنِينَ

and to Your Holy House are we betaking ourselves purposefully;

wa libaytika al¦ar¡mi ¡mm¢na q¡¥id¢na

وَلِبَيْتِكَ ٱلْحَرَامِ آمِّينَ قَاصِدِينَ

So, (please) help us do our rituals (perfectly)

fa'a`inn¡ `al¡ man¡sikin¡

فَاعِنَّا عَلَىٰ مَنَاسِكِنَا

perfect for us our pilgrimage

wa akmil lan¡ ¦ajjan¡

وَاكْمِلْ لَنَا حَجَّنَا

pardon us, and grant us wellbeing.

wa`fu `ann¡ wa `¡fin¡

وَٱعْفُ عَنَّا وَعَافِنَا

We are stretching our hands toward You;

faqad madadn¡ ilayka aydiyan¡

فَقَدْ مَدَدْنَا إِلَيْكَ ايْدِيَنَا

so, they are marked by the humiliation of confession.

fahiya bidhillati ali`tir¡fi maws£matun

فَهِيَ بِذِلَّةِ ٱلاِعْتِرَافِ مَوْسُومَةٌ

O Allah, grant us in this evening that which we have besought from You

all¡humma fa'a`§in¡ f¢ h¡dhih¢ al`ashiyyati m¡ sa'aln¡ka

اللَّهُمَّ فَاعْطِنَا فِي هٰذِهِ ٱلْعَشِيَّةِ مَا سَالْنَاكَ

and save us from that which we have besought You to save us;

wakfin¡ m¡ istakfayn¡ka

وَٱكْفِنَا مَا ٱسْتَكْفَيْنَاكَ

for we have no savior but You

fal¡ k¡fiya lan¡ siw¡ka

فَلاَ كَافِيَ لَنَا سِوَاكَ

and we have no sustainer but You.

wa l¡ rabba lan¡ ghayruka

وَلاَ رَبَّ لَنَا غَيْرُكَ

Your decree is prevalent on us,

n¡fidhun f¢n¡ ¦ukmuka

نَافِذٌ فِينَا حُكْمُكَ

Your knowledge is encompassing us,

mu¦¢§un bin¡ `ilmuka

مُحِيطٌ بِنَا عِلْمُكَ

and Your decisions about us is just.

`adlun f¢n¡ qa¤¡'uka

عَدْلٌ فِينَا قَضَاؤُكَ

(Please) decree for us that which is good

iq¤i lan¡ alkhayra

إِقْضِ لَنَا ٱلْخَيْرَ

and make us of the people of goodness.

waj`aln¡ min ahli alkhayri

وَٱجْعَلْنَا مِنْ اهْلِ ٱلْخَيْرِ

O Allah, decide for us, on account of Your magnanimity, a great reward,

all¡humma awjib lan¡ bij£dika `a¨¢ma al'ajri

اللَّهُمَّ اوْجِبْ لَنَا بِجُودِكَ عَظِيمَ ٱلاجْرِ

a generous reserve,

wa kar¢ma aldhdhikhri

وَكَرِيمَ ٱلذُّخْرِ

and a permanent easiness,

wa daw¡ma alyusri

وَدَوَامَ ٱلْيُسْرِ

and forgive us all our sins,

waghfir lan¡ dhun£ban¡ ajma`¢na

وَٱغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا اجْمَعِينَ

do not annihilate us with those annihilated,

wa l¡ tuhlikn¡ ma`a alh¡lik¢na

وَلاَ تُهْلِكْنَا مَعَ ٱلْهَالِكِينَ

and do not drive away from us Your tenderness and mercy;

wa l¡ ta¥rif `ann¡ ra'fataka wa ra¦mataka

وَلاَ تَصْرِفْ عَنَّا رَافَتَكَ وَرَحْمَتَكَ

O most Merciful of all those who show mercy!

ar¦ama alrr¡¦im¢na

يَا ارْحَمَ ٱلرَّاحِمِينَ

O Allah, include us, at this hour, with them who besought You and You thus gave them,

all¡humma ij`aln¡ f¢ h¡dh¡ alwaqti mimman sa'alaka fa'a`§aytah£

اللَّهُمَّ ٱجْعَلْنَا فِي هٰذَا ٱلْوَقْتِ مِمَّنْ سَالَكَ فَاعْطَيْتَهُ

who thanked You and You thus increased them,

wa shakaraka fazidtah£

وَشَكَرَكَ فَزِدْتَهُ

who returned to You and You thus accepted them,

wa th¡ba ilayka faqabiltah£

وَثَابَ إِلَيْكَ فَقَبِلْتَهُ

and who renounced all their sins before You and You thus forgave them;

wa tana¥¥ala ilayka min dhun£bih¢ kullih¡ faghafartah¡ lah£

وَتَنَصَّلَ إِلَيْكَ مِنْ ذُنُوبِهِ كُلِّهَا فَغَفَرْتَهَا لَهُ

O Lord of Majesty and Honor!

dhaljal¡li wal-ikr¡mi

يَا ذَا ٱلْجَلاَلِ وَٱلاِكْرَامِ

O Allah, purify us and lead us to success

all¡humma wa naqqin¡ wa saddidn¡

اللَّهُمَّ وَنَقِّنَا وَسَدِّدْنَا

and admit our earnest entreaty;

waqbal ta¤arru`an¡

وَٱقْبَلْ تَضَرُّعَنَا

O He Who is the best of all those who are besought

khayra man su'ila

يَا خَيْرَ مَنْ سُئِلَ

and most Merciful of all those whose mercy is sought!

wa y¡ ar¦ama man istur¦ima

وَيَا ارْحَمَ مَنِ ٱسْتُرْحِمَ

O He from Whom the closing of eyelids cannot be hidden,

man l¡ yakhf¡ `alayhi ighm¡¤u aljuf£ni

يَا مَنْ لاَ يَخْفَىٰ عَلَيْهِ إِغْمَاضُ ٱلْجُفُونِ

nor are the glances of eyes,

wa l¡ la¦¨u al`uy£ni

وَلاَ لَحْظُ ٱلْعُيُونِ

nor is that which settles in the unseen,

wa l¡ istaqarra f¢ almakn£ni

وَلاَ مَا ٱسْتَقَرَّ فِي ٱلْمَكْنُونِ

nor are things vanished under the secrets of hearts.

wa l¡ in§awat `alayhi mu¤mar¡tu alqul£bi

وَلاَ مَا ٱنْطَوَتْ عَلَيْهِ مُضْمَرَاتُ ٱلْقُلُوبِ

Verily, all that has been encompassed by Your knowledge

al¡ kullu dh¡lika qad a¦¥¡hu `ilmuka

الاَ كُلُّ ذٰلِكَ قَدْ احْصَاهُ عِلْمُكَ

and covered by Your forbearance.

wa wasi`ah£ ¦ilmuka

وَوَسِعَهُ حِلْمُكَ

All glory be to You; and Exalted be You above all that the wrongdoers say,

sub¦¡naka wa ta`¡layta `amm¡ yaq£lu al¨¨¡lim£na

سُبْحَانَكَ وَتَعَالَيْتَ عَمَّا يَقُولُ ٱلظَّالِمُونَ

in high exaltation!

`uluwwan kab¢ran

عُلُوّاً كَبِيراً

Declaring You glory are the seven heavens,

tusabbi¦u laka alssam¡w¡tu alssab`u

تُسَبِّحُ لَكَ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتُ ٱلسَّبْعُ

the (layers of the) earth, and all beings therein.

wal-ara¤£na wa man f¢hinna

وَٱلارَضُونَ وَمَنْ فِيهِنَّ

There is not a thing but celebrates Your praise.

wa in min shay'in ill¡ yusabbi¦u bi¦amdika

وَإِنْ مِنْ شَيْء إِلاَّ يُسَبِّحُ بِحَمْدِكَ

Yours are all praise, glory,

falaka al¦amdu walmajdu

فَلَكَ ٱلْحَمْدُ وَٱلْمَجْدُ

and exaltation of majesty.

wa `uluwwu aljaddi

وَعُلُوُّ ٱلْجَدِّ

O Owner of majesty, honor,

dhaljal¡li wal-ikr¡mi

يَا ذَا ٱلْجَلاَلِ وَٱلاِكْرَامِ

grace, favoring,

walfa¤li wal-in`¡mi

وَٱلْفَضْلِ وَٱلاِنْعَامِ

and huge bestowals.

wal-ay¡d¢ aljis¡mi

وَٱلايَادِي ٱلْجِسَامِ

You are the All-magnanimous, the All-generous,

wa anta aljaw¡du alkar¢mu

وَانْتَ ٱلْجَوَادُ ٱلْكَرِيمُ

the All-tender, the All-merciful.

alrra'£fu alrra¦¢mu

ٱلرَّؤُوفُ ٱلرَّحِيمُ

O Allah, provide me largely with Your legally gotten sustenance,

all¡humma awsi` `alayya min rizqika al¦al¡li

اللَّهُمَّ اوْسِعْ عَلَيَّ مِنْ رِزْقِكَ ٱلْحَلاَلِ

grant me wellbeing in my body and my faith,

wa `¡fin¢ f¢ badan¢ wa d¢n¢

وَعَافِنِي فِي بَدَنِي وَدِينِي

secure my fears,

wa ¡min khawf¢

وَآمِنْ خَوْفِي

and release me from Hellfire.

wa i`tiq raqabat¢ min alnn¡ri

وَاعْتِقْ رَقَبَتِي مِنَ ٱلنَّارِ

O Allah, (please) do not plan against me,

all¡humma l¡ tamkur b¢

اللَّهُمَّ لاَ تَمْكُرْ بِي

do not draw me near to destruction,

wa l¡ tastadrijn¢

وَلاَ تَسْتَدْرِجْنِي

do not overreach me,

wa l¡ takhda`n¢

وَلاَ تَخْدَعْنِي

and drive away from me the evils of the corruptive Jinn and men.

wadra' `ann¢ sharra fasaqati aljinni wal-insi

وَٱدْرَا عَنِّي شَرَّ فَسَقَةِ ٱلْجِنِّ وَٱلإِنْسِ

Imam al-°usayn (`a) then raised his head and sight to the sky with teary eyes and said with an audible voice:

O most Hearing of all those who can hear!

asma`a alss¡mi`¢na

يَا اسْمَعَ ٱلسَّامِعِينَ

O most Seeing of all those who can see!

ab¥ara alnn¡¨ir¢na

يَا ابْصَرَ ٱلنَّاظِرِينَ

O swiftest of all those who call to account!

wa y¡ asra`a al¦¡sib¢na

وَيَا اسْرَعَ ٱلْحَاسِبِينَ

O most Merciful of all those who show mercy!

wa y¡ ar¦ama alrr¡¦im¢na

وَيَا ارحَمَ ٱلرَّاحِمِينَ

(Please) send blessings to Mu¦ammad and the Household of Mu¦ammad,

¥alli `al¡ mu¦ammadin wa ¡li mu¦ammadin

صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

the auspicious chiefs;

alss¡dati almay¡m¢ni

ٱلسَّادَةِ ٱلْمَيَامِينِ

and I beseech You for my request

wa as'aluka all¡humma ¦¡jat¢

وَاسْالُكَ ٱللَّهُمَّ حَاجَتِيَ

that if You answer, anything else that You reject will not harm me

allat¢ in a`§aytan¢h¡ lam ya¤urran¢ m¡ mana`tan¢

ٱلَّتِي إِنْ اعْطَيْتَنِيهَا لَمْ يَضُرَّنِي مَا مَنَعْتَنِي

and if You reject, anything else that You respond will not benefit me.

wa in mana`tan¢h¡ lam yanfa`n¢ m¡ a`§aytan¢

وَإِنْ مَنَعْتَنِيهَا لَمْ يَنْفَعْنِي مَا اعْطَيْتَنِي

I beseech You for releasing me from Hellfire.

as'aluka fak¡ka raqabat¢ min alnn¡ri

اسْالُكَ فَكَاكَ رَقَبَتِي مِنَ ٱلنَّارِ

There is no god save You,

il¡ha ill¡ anta

لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ انْتَ

only You, there is no partner with You.

wa¦daka l¡ shar¢ka laka

وَحْدَكَ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَكَ

To You is the kingdom and to You is all praise,

laka almulku wa laka al¦amdu

لَكَ ٱلْمُلْكُ وَلَكَ ٱلْحَمْدُ

and You have power over all things.

wa anta `al¡ kulli shay'in qad¢run

وَانْتَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْء قَدِيرٌ

O my Lord! O my Lord! O my Lord…

y¡ rabbi y¡ rabbi y¡ rabbi…

يَا رَبِّ يَا رَبّ يَا رَبّ…

Imam al-°usayn (`a) then repeated y¡-rabbi so frequently and effectively that he attracted the attentions of all the others who, instead of praying for granting their needs, surrounded Imam al-°usayn (`a) to listen to him and pray for the response of his supplication. Then, they wept with him. At sunset, they left Mount `Araf¡t with him.

This is the end of Imam al-°usayn’s supplicatory prayer on the `Araf¡t Day according to the narrations of al-Kaf`am¢ in his book of al-Balad al-Am¢n and `All¡mah al-Majlis¢ in his book of Z¡d al-Ma`¡d. As for Sayyid Ibn ±¡w£s, he, in his book of Iqb¡l al-A`m¡l, adds the following statements to the supplicatory prayer:

إِلٰهِي انَا ٱلْفَقِيرُ فِي غِنَايَ

il¡h¢ an¡ alfaq¢ru f¢ ghin¡ya

O my God, I am needy despite my richness;

فَكَيْفَ لا اكُونُ فَقِيراً فِي فَقْرِي؟

fakayfa l¡ ak£nu faq¢ran f¢ faqr¢

so, how can I not be needy in my neediness?

إِلٰهِي انَا ٱلْجَاهِلُ فِي عِلْمِي

il¡h¢ an¡ alj¡hilu f¢ `ilm¢

O my God, I am ignorant despite my knowledge;

فَكَيْفَ لاَ اكُونُ جَهُولاً فِي جَهْلِي؟

fakayfa l¡ ak£nu jah£lan f¢ jahl¢

so, how can I not be ignorant in my ignorance?

إِلٰهِي إِنَّ ٱخْتِلاَفَ تَدْبِيرِكَ

il¡h¢ inna ikhtil¡fa tadb¢rika

O my God, the variety of Your regulating of matters

وَسُرْعَةَ طَوَاءِ مَقَادِيرِكَ

wa sur`ata §aw¡'i maq¡d¢rika

and the swiftness of changes in Your ordainments

مَنَعَا عِبَادَكَ ٱلْعَارِفِينَ بِكَ

mana`¡ `ib¡daka al`¡rif¢na bika

have urged Your servants, who recognize You,

عَنِ ٱلسُّكُونِ إِلَىٰ عَطَاءٍ

`an alssk£ni il¡ `a§¡'in

not to stop at a certain gift

وَٱلْيَاسِ مِنْكَ فِي بَلاَءٍ

Walya'si minka f¢ bal¡'in

and not to despair of You in tribulations.

إِلٰهِي مِنِّي مَا يَلِيقُ بِلُؤْمِي

il¡h¢ minn¢ m¡ yal¢qu bilu'm¢

O my God, coming out of me is that which fits my lowliness;

وَمِنْكَ مَا يَلِيقُ بِكَرَمِكَ

wa minka m¡ yal¢qu bikaramika

but coming from You is that which befits Your nobleness.

إِلٰهِي وَصَفْتَ نَفْسَكَ بِٱللُّطْفِ وَٱلرَّافَةِ لِي

il¡h¢ wa¥afta nafsaka billu§fi walrra'fati l¢

O my God, You had ascribed to Yourself gentleness and kindness to me

قَبْلَ وُجُودِ ضَعْفِي

qabla wuj£di ¤a`f¢

before the existence of my weakness.

افَتَمْنَعُنِي مِنْهُمَا بَعْدَ وُجُودِ ضَعْفِي؟

afatamna`un¢ minhum¡ ba`da wuj£di ¤a`f¢

Will You deprive me of these two after the emergence of my weakness?

إِلٰهِي إِنْ ظَهَرَتِ ٱلْمَحَاسِنُ مِنِّي

il¡h¢ in ¨aharat alma¦¡sinu minn¢

O my God, if amenities appear in my conduct,

فَبِفَضْلِكَ وَلَكَ ٱلْمِنَّةُ عَلَيَّ

fabifa¤lika wa laka alminnatu `alayya

then that is on account of Your favors and Your conferral on me.

وَإِنْ ظَهَرَتِ ٱلْمَسَاوِئُ مِنِّي

wa in ¨aharat almas¡wi'u minn¢

If evildoings appear in my conduct,

فَبِعَدْلِكَ وَلَكَ ٱلْحُجَّةُ عَلَيَّ

fabi`adlika wa laka al¦ujjatu `alayya

then that is still Your justice and You have claim against me.

إِلٰهِي كَيْفَ تَكِلُنِي وَقَدْ تَكَفَّلْتَ لِي؟

il¡h¢ kayfa takilun¢ wa qad takaffalta l¢

O my God, how may it be that You abandon me after You have vouched for me?

وَكَيْفَ اضَامُ وَانْتَ ٱلنَّاصِرُ لِي؟

wa kayfa u¤¡mu wa anta alnn¡¥iru l¢

How may I be aggrieved and You are my support?

امْ كَيْفَ اخِيبُ وَانْتَ ٱلْحَفِيُّ بِي؟

am kayfa akh¢bu wa anta al¦afiyyu b¢

How may I be disappointed and You are undertaking my affairs?

هَا انَا اتَوَسَّلُ إِلَيْكَ بِفَقْرِي إِلَيْكَ

h¡ ana atawassalu ilayka bifaqr¢ ilayka

Here I am begging You by my need for You.

وَكَيْفَ اتَوَسَّلُ إِلَيْكَ

wa kayfa atawassalu ilayka

How can I beg You

بِمَا هُوَ مَحَالٌ انْ يَصِلَ إِلَيْكَ؟

bim¡ huwa ma¦¡lun an ya¥ila ilayka

by something that is impossible to reach You?

امْ كَيْفَ اشْكُو إِلَيْكَ حَالِي

am kayfa ashk£ ilayka ¦¡l¢

How can I complain to You about my manners

وَهُوَ لاَ يَخْفَىٰ عَلَيْكَ؟

wa huwa l¡ yakhf¡ `alayka

while they cannot be hidden from You?

امْ كَيْفَ اتَرْجِمُ بِمَقَالِي

am kayfa utarjimu bimaq¡l¢

How can I interpret my words

وَهُوَ مِنْكَ بَرَزٌ إِلَيْكَ؟

wa huwa minka barazun ilayka

while You are their source?

امْ كَيْفَ تُخَيِّبُ آمَالِي

am kayfa tukhayyibu ¡m¡l¢

How come that You may let down my hopes,

وَهِيَ قَدْ وَفَدَتْ إِلَيْكَ؟

wa hiya qad wafadat ilayka

while they are addressed to You?

امْ كَيْفَ لاَ تُحْسِنُ احْوَالِي

am kayfa l¡ tu¦sinu a¦w¡l¢

How come that You may not improve my conditions

وَبِكَ قَامَتْ

wa bika q¡mat

while they are originated by You?

إِلٰهِي مَا الْطَفَكَ بِي

il¡h¢ m¡ al§afaka b¢

O my God, how gentle You are to me

مَعَ عَظِيمِ جَهْلِي

ma`a `a¨¢mi jahl¢

despite my notorious ignorance!

وَمَا ارْحَمَكَ بِي

wa m¡ ar¦amaka b¢

How merciful You are to me

مَعَ قَبِيحِ فِعْلِي

ma`a qab¢¦i fi`l¢

despite my hideous deeds!

إِلٰهِي مَا اقْرَبَكَ مِنِّي

il¡h¢ m¡ aqrabaka minn¢

O my God, how nigh to me You are

وَابْعَدَنِي عَنْكَ

wa ab`adan¢ `anka

and how far from You I am!

وَمَا ارْافَكَ بِي

wa m¡ ar'afaka b¢

How kind to me You are;

فَمَا ٱلَّذِي يَحْجُبُنِي عَنْكَ؟

fam¡ alladh¢ ya¦jubun¢ `anka

so, what is that which can prevent me from You?

إِلٰهِي عَلِمْتُ بِٱخْتِلاَفِ ٱلآثَارِ

il¡h¢ `alimtu bikhtil¡fi al'¡th¡ri

O my God, I have known, through variety of signs

وَتَنَقُّلاَتِ ٱلاطْوَارِ

wa tanaqqul¡ti al'a§w¡ri

and changes of phases,

انَّ مُرَادَكَ مِنِّي انْ تَتَعَرَّفَ إِلَيَّ فِي كُلِّ شَيْءٍ

anna mur¡daka minn¢ an tata`arrafa ilayya f¢ kulli shay'in

that what You want from me is that You introduce Yourself to me in all things

حَتَّىٰ لا اجْهَلَكَ فِي شَيْءٍ

¦att¡ ajhalaka f¢ shay'in

so that I will not ignore You in any thing.

إِلٰهِي كُلَّمَا اخْرَسَنِي لُؤْمِي

il¡h¢ kullam¡ akhrasan¢ lu'm¢

O my God, whenever my lowliness suppresses my voice,

انْطَقَنِي كَرَمُكَ

an§aqan¢ karamuka

Your nobility encourages me to speak.

وَكُلَّمَا آيَسَتْنِي اوْصَافِي

wa kullam¡ ¡yasatn¢ aw¥¡f¢

Whenever my features lead me to despair (of You),

اطْمَعَتْنِي مِنَنُكَ

a§ma`atn¢ minanuka

Your bestowals make me crave for You.

إِلٰهِي مَنْ كَانَتْ مَحَاسِنُهُ مَسَاوِئَ

il¡h¢ man k¡nat ma¦¡sinuh£ mas¡wi'a

O my God, as for he whose good deeds are wrongdoings;

فَكَيْفَ لاَ تَكُونُ مَسَاوئُهُ مَسَاوِئَ؟

fakayfa l¡ tak£nu mas¡wi'uh£ mas¡wi'a

how can his wrongdoings not be wrongdoings?

وَمَنْ كَانَتْ حَقَائِقُهُ دَعَاوِيَ

wa man k¡nat ¦aq¡'iquh£ da`¡wiya

As for he whose facts are mere claims,

فَكَيْفَ لاَ تَكُونُ دَعَاوَاهُ دَعَاوِيَ؟

fakayfa l¡ tak£nu da`¡w¡hu da`¡wiya

how can his claims not be claims?

إِلٰهِي حُكْمُكَ ٱلنَّافِذُ وَمَشِيئَتُكَ ٱلْقَاهِرَةُ

il¡h¢ ¦ukmuka alnn¡fidhu wa mash¢'atuka alq¡hiratu

O my God, Your unstoppable decree and Your surmounting volition

لَمْ يَتْرُكَا لِذِي مَقَالٍ مَقَالاً

lam yatruk¡ lidh¢ maq¡lin maq¡lan

have not left any word to be said by any orator

وَلاَ لِذِي حَالٍ حَالاً

wa l¡ lidh¢ ¦¡lin ¦¡lan

and have not left any manner to be displayed.

إِلٰهِي كَمْ مِنْ طَاعَةٍ بَنَيْتُهَا

il¡h¢ kam min §¡`atin banaytuh¡

O my God, too many are the acts of obedience that I have prepared

وَحَالَةٍ شَيَّدْتُهَا

wa ¦¡latin shayyadtuh¡

and the conducts that I have established,

هَدَمَ ٱعْتِمَادِي عَلَيْهَا عَدْلُكَ

hadama i`tim¡d¢ `alayh¡ `adluka

but Your justice has ruined my reliance on these,

بَلْ اقَالَنِي مِنْهَا فَضْلُكَ

bal aq¡lan¢ minh¡ fa¤luka

and, moreover, Your favoring has made me abandon them.

إِلٰهِي إِنَّكَ تَعْلَمُ

il¡h¢ innaka ta`lamu

O my God, You surely know

انِّي وَإِنْ لَمْ تَدُمِ ٱلطَّاعَةُ مِنِّي فِعْلاً جَزْماً

ann¢ wa in lam tadum al§§¡`atu minn¢ fi`lan jazman

that even my obedience (to You) has not lasted in reality,

فَقَدْ دَامَتْ مَحَبَّةً وَعَزْماً

faqad d¡mat ma¦abbatan wa `azman

it has lasted in love (for it) and determination (to do it)!

إِلٰهِي كَيْفَ اعْزِمُ وَانْتَ ٱلْقَاهِرُ؟

il¡h¢ kayfa a`zimu wa anta alq¡hiru

O my God, how can I determine, while You are All-supreme?

وَكَيْفَ لاَ اعْزِمُ وَانْتَ ٱلآمِرُ؟

wa kayfa l¡ a`zimu wa anta al'¡miru

How can I quit determining, while it is Your command (to determine)?

إِلٰهِي تَرَدُّدِي فِي ٱلآثَارِ

il¡h¢ taraddud¢ f¢ al'¡th¡ri

O my God, my hesitation in (following) Your traces

يُوجِبُ بُعْدَ ٱلْمَزَارِ

y£jibu bu`da almaz¡ri

will result in unlikely visitation;

فَٱجْمَعْنِي عَلَيْكَ بِخِدْمَةٍ تُوصِلُنِي إِلَيْكَ

fajma`n¢ `alayka bikhidmatin t£¥ilun¢ ilayka

so, (please) join me to You through a service that takes me to You.

كَيْفَ يُسْتَدَلُّ عَلَيْكَ بِمَا هُوَ فِي وُجُودِهِ مُفْتَقِرٌ إِلَيْكَ؟

kayfa yustadallu `alayka bim¡ huwa f¢ wuj£dih¢ muftaqirun ilayka

How can You be figured out through that whose existence relies on You?

ايَكُونُ لِغَيْرِكَ مِنَ ٱلظُّهُورِ مَا لَيْسَ لَكَ

ayak£nu lighayrika min al¨¨uh£ri m¡ laysa laka

Can any thing other than You hold a (kind of) manifestation that You lack

حَتَّىٰ يَكُونَ هُوَ ٱلْمُظْهِرَ لَكَ؟

¦att¡ yak£na huwa almu¨hira laka

and thus it may act as an appearance for You?

مَتَىٰ غِبْتَ حَتَّىٰ تَحْتَاجَ إِلَىٰ دَلِيلٍ يَدُلُّ عَلَيْكَ؟

mat¡ ghibta ¦att¡ ta¦t¡ja il¡ dal¢lin yadullu `alayka

When have You ever been absent so that You may need something to point to You?

وَمَتَىٰ بَعُدْتَ حَتَّىٰ تَكُونَ ٱلآثَارُ هِيَ ٱلَّتِي تُوصِلُ إِلَيْكَ؟

wa mat¡ ba`udta ¦att¡ tak£na al'¡th¡ru hiya allat¢ t£¥ilu ilayka

When have You ever been far-off so that traces may lead to You?

عَمِيَتْ عَيْنٌ لاَ تَرَاكَ عَلَيْهَا رَقِيباً

`amiyat `aynun l¡ tar¡ka `alayh¡ raq¢ban

Blind be the eye that cannot see You watching it.

وَخَسِرَتْ صَفْقَةُ عَبْدٍ لَمْ تَجْعَلْ لَهُ مِنْ حُبِّكَ نَصِيباً

wa khasirat ¥afqatu `abdin lam taj`al lah£ min ¦ubbika na¥¢ban

Losing is a servant’s deal that does not dedicate a share to the love for You.

إِلٰهِي امَرْتَ بِٱلرُّجُوعِ إِلَىٰ ٱلآثَارِ

il¡h¢ amarta bilrrj£`i il¡ al'¡th¡ri

O my God, You have ordered us to refer to the traces;

فَٱرْجِعْنِي إِلَيْكَ بِكِسْوَةِ ٱلانْوَارِ

fa'arji`n¢ ilayka bikiswati al'anw¡ri

therefore, (please do) make me refer to You with the garb of lights

وَهِدَايَةِ ٱلاِسْتِبْصَارِ

wa hid¡yati alistib¥¡ri

and the guidance of insight

حَتَّىٰ ارْجِعَ إِلَيْكَ مِنْهَا كَمَا دَخَلْتُ إِلَيْكَ مِنْهَا

¦att¡ arji`a ilayka minh¡ kam¡ dakhaltu ilayka minh¡

so that I will return to You in the same way as I have entered to You from them

مَصُونَ ٱلسِّرِّ عَنِ ٱلنَّظَرِ إِلَيْهَا

ma¥£na alssirri `an alnna¨ari ilayh¡

as being too protected to look at them

وَمَرْفُوعَ ٱلْهِمَّةِ عَنِ ٱلاِعْتِمَادِ عَلَيْهَا

wa marf£`a alhimmati `an ali`tim¡di `alayh¡

and too determining to depend upon them,

إِنَّكَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْء قَدِيرٌ

innaka `al¡ kulli shay'in qad¢run

for You have power over all things.

إِلٰهِي هٰذَا ذُلِّي ظَاهِرٌ بَيْنَ يَدَيْكَ

il¡h¢ h¡dh¡ dhull¢ ¨¡hirun bayna yadayka

O my God, this is my humiliation; it manifests itself before You.

وَهٰذَا حَالِي لاَ يَخْفَىٰ عَلَيْكَ

wa h¡dh¡ ¦¡l¢ l¡ yakhf¡ `alayka

This is my manner; it cannot be concealed against You.

مِنْكَ اطْلُبُ ٱلْوُصُولَ إِلَيْكَ

minka a§lubu alwu¥£la ilayka

From You do I beseech soaring to You

وَبِكَ اسْتَدِلَّ عَلَيْكَ

wa bika astadillu `alayka

and through You do I take the way to You.

فَٱهْدِنِي بِنُورِكَ إِلَيْكَ

fahdin¢ bin£rika ilayka

So, (please do) guide me to You through Your Light

وَاقِمْنِي بِصِدْقِ ٱلْعُبُودِيَّةِ بَيْنَ يَدَيْكَ

wa aqimn¢ bi¥idqi al`ub£diyyati bayna yadayka

and make me stand up before Your Hands with the true servitude to You.

إِلٰهِي عَلِّمْنِي مِنْ عِلْمِكَ ٱلْمَخْزُونِ

il¡h¢ `allimn¢ min `ilmika almakhz£ni

O my God, (please do) teach me from Your veiled knowledge

وَصُنِّي بِسِتْرِكَ ٱلْمَصُونِ

wa ¥unn¢ bisitrika alma¥£ni

and protect me with Your shielding shelter.

إِلٰهِي حَقِّقْنِي بِحَقَائِقِ اهْلِ ٱلْقُرْبِ

il¡h¢ ¦aqqiqn¢ bi¦aq¡'iqi ahli alqurbi

O my God, (please do) grant me the realities that are enjoyed by the people who are near to You

وَٱسْلُكْ بِي مَسْلَكَ اهْلِ ٱلْجَذْبِ

wasluk b¢ maslaka ahli aljadhbi

and make me follow the course of the people who are attracted to You.

إِلٰهِي اغْنِنِي بِتَدْبِيرِكَ لِي عَنْ تَدْبِيرِي

il¡h¢ aghnin¢ bitadb¢rika l¢ `an tadb¢r¢

O my God, make Your management of my affairs replace my management of my affairs,

وَبِٱخْتِيَارِكَ عَنِ ٱخْتِيَارِي

wa bikhtiy¡rika `an ikhtiy¡r¢

make Your choice for me replace my choice for myself,

وَاوْقِفْنِي عَلَىٰ مَرَاكِزِ ٱضْطِرَارِي

wa awqifn¢ `al¡ mar¡kizi i¤§ir¡r¢

and make me stop at the points of emergency.

إِلٰهِي اخْرِجْنِي مِنْ ذُلِّ نَفْسِي

il¡h¢ akhrijn¢ min dhulli nafs¢

O my God, (please do) take my out of the humiliation of myself

وَطَهِّرْنِي مِنْ شَكِّي وَشِرْكِي

wa §ahhirn¢ min shakk¢ wa shirk¢

and purify me from my suspicion and polytheism

قَبْلَ حُلُولِ رَمْسِي

qabla ¦ul£li rams¢

before I enter my grave.

بِكَ انْتَصِرُ فَٱنْصُرْنِي

bika anta¥iru fan¥urn¢

Only through You do I achieve victory; so, (please do) give me victory.

وَعَلَيْكَ اتَوَكَّلُ فَلاَ تَكِلْنِي

wa `alayka atawakkalu fal¡ takiln¢

Only upon You do I rely; so, do not refer me to anyone else.

وَإِيَّاكَ اسْالُ فَلاَ تُخَيِّبْنِي

wa iyy¡ka as'alu fal¡ tukhayyibn¢

Only You do I beseech; so, do not disappoint me.

وَفِي فَضْلِكَ ارْغَبُ فَلاَ تَحْرِمْنِي

wa f¢ fa¤lika arghabu fal¡ ta¦rimn¢

Only for Your favors do I desire; so, do not deprive me (of Your favors).

وَبِجَنَابِكَ انْتَسِبُ فَلاَ تُبْعِدْنِي

wa bijan¡bika antasibu fal¡ tub`idn¢

Only to Your side do I resort; so, do not set me aside.

وَبِبَابِكَ اقِفُ فَلاَ تَطْرُدْنِي

wa bib¡bika aqifu fal¡ ta§rudn¢

At Your door only do I stand; so, do not drive me away.

إِلٰهِي تَقَدَّسَ رِضَاكَ انْ يَكُونَ لَهُ عِلَّةٌ مِنْكَ

il¡h¢ taqaddasa ri¤¡ka an yak£na lah£ `illatun minka

O my God, Your pleasure is too sanctified to receive a defect from You;

فَكَيْفَ يَكُونُ لَهُ عِلَّةٌ مِنِّي؟

fakayfa yak£nu lah£ `illatun minn¢

hence, how can it receive a defect from me?

إِلٰهِي انْتَ ٱلْغَنِيُّ بِذَاتِكَ انْ يَصِلَ إِلَيْكَ ٱلنَّفْعُ مِنْكَ

il¡h¢ anta alghaniyyu bidh¡tika an ya¥ila ilayka alnnaf`u minka

O my God, You are too self-sufficient by Yourself to be benefited by Yourself;

فَكَيْفَ لاَ تَكُونُ غَنِيّاً عَنِّي؟

fakayfa l¡ tak£nu ghaniyyan `anna¢

hence, how can You not be self-sufficient from me?

إِلٰهِي إِنَّ ٱلْقَضَاءَ وَٱلْقَدَرَ يُمَنِّينِي

il¡h¢ inna alqa¤¡'a walqadara yumann¢n¢

O my God, fate awakens my hope

وَإِنَّ ٱلْهَوَىٰ بِوَثَائِقِ ٱلشَّهْوَةِ اسَرَنِي

wa inna alhaw¡ biwath¡'iqi alshshahwati asaran¢

and whim has enchained me with the firm chains of lust;

فَكُنْ انْتَ ٱلنَّصِيرَ لِي

fakun anta alnna¥¢ra l¢

so, (please do) be my Supporter

حَتَّىٰ تَنْصُرَنِي وَتُبَصِّرَنِي

¦att¡ tan¥uran¢ wa tuba¥¥iran¢

so that You shall back me and show me the right path.

وَاغْنِنِي بِفَضْلِكَ

wa aghnin¢ bifa¤lika

And (please do) help me (to dispense with anyone else) through Your favors

حَتَّىٰ اسْتَغْنِيَ بِكَ عَنْ طَلَبِي

¦att¡ astaghniya bika `an §alab¢

so that I shall depend upon You exclusively in my requests.

انْتَ ٱلَّذِي اشْرَقْتَ ٱلانْوَارَ فِي قُلُوبِ اوْلِيَائِكَ

anta alladh¢ ashraqta al'anw¡ra f¢ qul£bi awliy¡'ika

It is You Who have lit the illuminations in the hearts of Your intimate servants

حَتَّىٰ عَرَفُوكَ وَوَحَّدُوكَ

¦att¡ `araf£ka wa wa¦¦ad£ka

so that they have recognized and testified Your Oneness.

وَانْتَ ٱلَّذِي ازَلْتَ ٱلاغْيَارَ عَنْ قُلُوبِ احِبَّائِكَ

wa anta alladh¢ azalta al'aghy¡ra `an qul£bi a¦ibb¡'ika

It is You Who have removed love for others from the hearts of Your lovers

حَتَّىٰ لَمْ يُحِبُّوٱ سِوَاكَ

¦att¡ lam yu¦ibb£ siw¡ka

so that they have loved none save You

وَلَمْ يَلْجَاوٱ إِلَىٰ غَيْرِكَ

wa lam yalja'£ il¡ ghayrika

and they have resorted to none save You.

انْتَ ٱلْمُؤْنِسُ لَهُمْ

anta almu'nisu lahum

You alone are entertaining them

حَيْثُ اوْحَشَتْهُمُ ٱلْعَوَالِمُ

¦aythu aw¦ashat-hum al`aw¡limu

when they have felt lonely because of the other worlds.

وَانْتَ ٱلَّذِي هَدَيْتَهُمْ

wa anta alladh¢ hadaytahum

You alone have guided them

حَيْثُ ٱسْتَبَانَتْ لَهُمُ ٱلْمَعَالِمُ

¦aythu istab¡nat lahum alma`¡limu

so that all other worlds manifested themselves before them.

مَاذَا وَجَدَ مَنْ فَقَدَكَ؟

m¡dh¡ wajada man faqadaka

What can one who misses You find any substitute?

وَمَا ٱلَّذِي فَقَدَ مَنْ وَجَدَكَ؟

wa m¡ alladh¢ faqada man wajadaka

What can one who finds You miss anything else?

لَقَدْ خَابَ مَنْ رَضِيَ دُونَكَ بَدَلاً

laqad kh¡ba man ra¤iya d£naka badalan

Definitely, failing is he who has accepted anyone other than You as substitute.

وَلَقَدْ خَسِرَ مَنْ بَغَىٰ عَنْكَ مُتَحَوِّلاً

wa laqad khasira man bagh¡ `anka muta¦awwilan

Definitely, loser is he who have desired for anyone other than You.

كَيْفَ يُرْجَىٰ سِوَاكَ

kayfa yurj¡ siw¡ka

How can anyone other than You be hoped

وَانْتَ مَا قَطَعْتَ ٱلإِحْسَانَ؟

wa anta m¡ qa§a`ta al'i¦s¡na

whilst You have never stopped Your bounties?

وَكَيْفَ يُطْلَبُ مِنْ غَيْرِكَ

wa kayfa yu§labu min ghayrika

How can anyone other than You be besought

وَانْتَ مَا بَدَّلْتَ عَادَةَ ٱلاِمْتِنَانِ؟

wa anta m¡ baddalta `¡data alimtin¡ni

whilst You have never changed Your habit of ceaseless bestowal?

يَا مَنْ اذَاقَ احِبَّاءَهُ حَلاَوَةَ ٱلْمُؤَانَسَةِ

man adh¡qa a¦ibb¡'ah£ ¦al¡wata almu'¡nasati

O He Who has made His lovers the sweet taste of entertainment;

فَقَامُوٱ بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ مُتَمَلِّقِينَ

faq¡m£ bayna yadayhi mutamalliq¢na

therefore, they have stood up before Him flattering Him!

وَيَا مَنْ الْبَسَ اوْلِيَاءَهُ مَلاَبِسَ هَيْبَتِهِ

wa y¡ man albasa awliy¡'ah£ mal¡bisa haybatih¢

O He Who has dressed His intimate servants the garments of fearing Him;

فَقَامُوٱ بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ مُسْتَغْفِرِينَ

faq¡m£ bayna yadayhi mustaghfir¢na

therefore, they have stood before Him seeking His forgiveness!

انْتَ ٱلذَّاكِرُ قَبْلَ ٱلذَّاكِرِينَ

anta aldhdh¡kiru qabla aldhdh¡kir¢na

You do mention the others (with bounties) before they mention You.

وَانْتَ ٱلْبَادِئُ بِٱلإِحْسَانِ قَبْلَ تَوَجُّهِ ٱلْعَابِدِينَ

wa anta alb¡di'u bil'i¦s¡ni qabla tawajjuhi al`¡bid¢na

You do spread Your compassion before the worshippers direct towards You.

وَانْتَ ٱلْجَوَادُ بِٱلْعَطَاءِ قَبْلَ طَلَبِ ٱلطَّالِبِينَ

wa anta aljaw¡du bil`a§¡'i qabla §alabi al§§¡lib¢na

You do give generously before You are asked.

وَانْتَ ٱلْوَهَّابُ ثُمَّ لِمَا وَهَبْتَ لَنَا مِنَ ٱلْمُسْتَقْرِضِينَ

wa anta alwahh¡bu thumma lim¡ wahabta lan¡ min almustaqri¤¢na

You do bestow upon us and then borrow from us that which You have bestowed upon us.

إِلٰهِي ٱطْلُبْنِي بِرَحْمَتِكَ حَتَّىٰ اصِلَ إِلَيْكَ

il¡h¢ u§lubn¢ bira¦matika ¦att¡ a¥ila ilayka

O my God, (please do) refer to me with Your mercy so that I will appear before You.

وَٱجْذِبْنِي بِمَنِّكَ حَتَّىٰ اقْبِلَ عَلَيْكَ

wajdhibn¢ bimannika ¦att¡ uqbila `alayka

(Please do) draw me towards You through Your endless favoring so that I will advance to You.

إِلٰهِي إِنَّ رَجَائِي لاَ يَنْقَطِعُ عَنْكَ وَإِنْ عَصَيْتُكَ

il¡h¢ inna raj¡'¢ l¡ yanqa§i`u `anka wa in `a¥aytuka

O my God, verily, my hope for You does not cease despite that I may disobey You.

كَمَا انَّ خَوفِي لاَ يُزَايِلُنِي وَإِنْ اطَعْتُكَ

kam¡ anna khawf¢ l¡ yuz¡yilun¢ wa in a§a`tuka

Similarly, my fear from You does not leave me even if I obey You.

فَقَدْ دَفَعَتْنِيَ ٱلْعَوَالِمُ إِلَيْكَ

faqad dafa`atn¢ al`aw¡limu ilayka

The Worlds have pushed me towards You

وَقَدْ اوْقَعَنِي عِلْمِي بِكَرَمِكَ عَلَيْكَ

wa qad awqa`an¢ `ilm¢ bikaramika `alayka

and my acquaintance with Your magnanimity has led me to You.

إِلٰهِي كَيْفَ اخِيبُ وَانْتَ امَلِي؟

il¡h¢ kayfa akh¢bu wa anta amal¢

O my God, how can I fail whilst You are my hope?

امْ كَيْفَ اهَانُ وَعَلَيْكَ مُتَّكَلِي؟

am kayfa uh¡nu wa `alayka muttakal¢

How can I be humiliated whilst I depend upon You?

إِلٰهِي كَيْفَ اسْتَعِزُّ وَفِي ٱلذِّلَّةِ ارْكَزْتَنِي؟

il¡h¢ kayfa asta`izzu wa f¢ aldhdhillati arkaztan¢

How can see dignity if You fix me in humiliation?

امْ كَيْفَ لاَ اسْتَعِزُّ وَإِلَيْكَ نَسَبْتَنِي؟

am kayfa l¡ asta`izzu wa ilayka nasabtan¢

How can I not see dignity whilst You have referred me to You?

إِلٰهِي كَيْفَ لاَ افْتَقِرُ وَانْتَ ٱلَّذِي فِي ٱلْفُقَرَاءِ اقَمْتَنِي؟

il¡h¢ kayfa l¡ aftaqiru wa anta alladh¢ f¢ alfuqar¡'i aqamtan¢

O my God, how can I not be needy whilst it is You Who have lodged me among the needy?

امْ كَيْفَ افْتَقِرُ وَانْتَ ٱلَّذِي بِجُودِكَ اغْنَيْتَنِي؟

am kayfa aftaqiru wa anta alladh¢ bij£dika aghnaytan¢

How can I be needy whilst You have made me rich out of Your magnanimity?

وَانْتَ ٱلَّذِي لاَ إِلٰهَ غَيْرُكَ

wa anta alladh¢ l¡ il¡ha ghayruka

It is You, there is no god save You,

تَعَرَّفْتَ لِكُلِّ شَيْء فَمَا جَهِلَكَ شَيْءٌ

ta`arrafta likulli shay'in fam¡ jahilaka shay'un

Who have introduced Yourself to all things; therefore, nothing has ever ignored You.

وَانْتَ ٱلَّذِي تَعَرَّفْتَ إِلَيَّ فِي كُلِّ شَيْءٍ

wa anta alladh¢ ta`arrafta ilayya f¢ kulli shay'in

It is You Who have introduced Yourself to me in all things;

فَرَايْتُكَ ظَاهِراً فِي كُلِّ شَيْءٍ

fara'aytuka ¨¡hiran f¢ kulli shay'in

therefore, I have seen You Manifest in all things.

وَانْتَ ٱلظَّاهِرُ لِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ

wa anta al¨¨¡hiru likulli shay'in

It is You Who give manifestation to all things.

يَا مَنِ ٱسْتَوَىٰ بِرَحْمَانِيَّتِهِ

man istaw¡ bira¦m¡niyyatih¢

O He Who is firm in power through His All-beneficence;

فَصَارَ ٱلْعَرْشُ غَيْباً فِي ذَاتِهِ

fa¥¡ra al`arshu ghayban f¢ dh¡tih¢

therefore, the Throne has become unseen in His Essence.

مَحَقْتَ ٱلآثَارَ بِٱلآثَارِ

ma¦aqta al'¡th¡ra bil'¡th¡ri

You have erased the traces by the traces;

وَمَحَوْتَ ٱلاغْيَارَ بِمُحِيطَاتِ افْلاَكِ ٱلانْوَارِ

wa ma¦awta al'aghy¡ra bimu¦¢§¡ti afl¡ki al'anw¡ri

and You have erased the changeable by the surroundings of the orbits of lights.

يَا مَنِ ٱحْتَجَبَ فِي سُرَادِقَاتِ عَرْشِهِ

man i¦tajaba f¢ sur¡diq¡ti `arshih¢

O He Who has screened Himself in the curtains of His Throne;

عَنْ انْ تُدْرِكَهُ ٱلابْصَارُ

`an an tudrikah£ al-ab¥¡ru

hence, He cannot be comprehended by visions!

يَا مَنْ تَجَلَّىٰ بِكَمَالِ بَهَائِهِ

man tajall¡ bikam¡li bah¡'ih¢

O He Who has manifested Himself with His perfect Magnificence;

فَتَحَقَّقَتْ عَظَمَتُهُ مِنَ ٱلاِسْتِوَاءِ

fata¦aqqaqat `a¨amatuh£ min alistiw¡'i

therefore, His Grandeur of being firm in power.

كَيْفَ تَخْفَىٰ وَانْتَ ٱلظَّاهِرُ؟

kayfa takhf¡ wa anta al¨¨¡hiru

How can You be hidden whilst You are the Manifester (of all things)?

امْ كَيْفَ تَغِيبُ وَانْتَ ٱلرَّقِيبُ ٱلْحَاضِرُ؟

am kayfa tagh¢bu wa anta alrraq¢bu al¦¡¤iru

Or how can You be absent whilst You are the Watcher (over all things) and the Present (at all times).

إِنَّكَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

innaka `al¡ kulli shay'in qad¢run

Verily, You have power over all things.

وَٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ وَحْدَهُ

wal¦amdu lill¡hi wa¦dah£

All praise be to Allah alone.