Al-Sahifa e Alaviya

Supplication 24
An Elegy

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In the name of Allah The Beneficent the Merciful.

O the possessor of munificence You give whatever You wish and holds back whatever You wish my Lord! My Creator! My Refuge in difficulties  or ease. I seek only from You.

My Lord my sins are great and in abundance You are Great and Your forgiveness is more great and familiar. My Lord! Even if you fulfill the desires of my heart still I be shameful in the garden of desires. My Lord You are witnessing my indigence and poverty and You are slowly hearing my elegy.

My Lord don't decline my hopes and don't render my heart useless because Your generosity is my only hope. My Lord. If I am unsuccessful or driven out, then from whom can I hope and to whom can I recommend. My Lord! Save me from Your wrath, as I am prisoner (of my sins) helpless, fearful and I have bowed down before You.

My Lord! Show Your proofs and sympathise with me, in my grave when I am in a terrible state. My Lord! Even if You punish me for 1000 years still my hopes from You will remain intact. My Lord! Bestow on my the taste of forgiveness on that day, when neither children nor wealth will be beneficial. My Lord! If you desert me I will be rendered useless and if You considered me then I will not loose anything.

My Lord! Except goodness You don't oblige any one. Then who will be the hope of those wretched people who live on this hope. My Lord! If I have been careless in acquiring piety still I am in pursuit of seeking forgiveness and repentance. My Lord! If I have sinned and that was ignorance, still I have pinned so many hopes from You that people have concluded that I  don't fear You.

My Lord! My sins are like mountains, hard and great, but Your forgiveness is greater than it. My Lord! Remembrance of Your favours extinguishes the fire of my heart, and the remembrance of my sins makes me cry. My Lord! Forgive my laziness and erase my sins because I confess, I fear and I express my inability. My Lord! Grant me peace and tranquility, as except Your favours I have not knocked anybody's door.

My Lord! If You disgrace me then who will be my hope and what shall I do. My Lord! The adversaries of love are awake at night, they whisper and supplicate whereas the negligent are asleep.

 My Lord! The inhabitants of this world some are asleep, some are awake and complain and all are seeking Your favours, expecting. Your mercy and desiring Your Heaven. My Lord! My hopes are making me hopeless. My Lord! If You forgive me then Your forgiveness will had me to salvation, as I have already committed sins which can destroy me. My Lord! For the sake of Mohammed from Hashim (peace be upon him and his progeny) and by the names of the doers of good who plead in Your presence.

My Lord! By the Mohammad (s.a.w.a.) and his son of mother and by their pure progeny, who has lowered his neck in Your presence. My Lord! Make me die on Your religion, I am a supplicator, fearful, worshipper and an obedient, in Your court.

My Lord and my Master don't make me unsuccessful from their great intercession of Hazrat because he will be the only intercessor who can interceed till the time a caller, calls You. Send blessings on Mohammed and his progeny till the time the worshipper supplicates in Your presence.