Supplication 51 (His supplication when the sustenance was scarce
From Amirul Momineen Ali bin Abi Talib, Allah’s blessings be upon him said: One who is having problems regarding his livelihood and the ways of earning are closed on him, he should write the following on deer skin or a piece of leather and hang it on his neck or put it in some clothes that he wears. In place of "So and so son of son and so" put your name and the name of your father.
Then he will not take it off but that Allah will widen his sustenance and open for him doors of earnings from where he has least expected and it is as follows:
Allaahumma laa t’aaqata lifulaanIbnI fulaaniM bil juhdi wa laa s’abra lahu a’lal balaa-i wa laa quwwata lahu a’lal faqri wal faaqati allaahumma fas’alli a’laa muh’ammadinw wa aali muh’ammad. Wa laa tah’z’ur a’laa fulaanibnI fulaaniR rizqAka wa laa tuqattira a’laihi sia’ta maA i’ndaka wa laa tah’rimhu faz”laka wa laa tah’simhu min jazeeli qIsamika wa laa tAkilhu ilaa khalqika wa laa ilaa nafsihi…
O Allah so and so, son of so and so, has no strength to struggle and no patience to bear the hardships and no power for him in poverty and hunger. O Allah then bless Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad and do not hinder upon so and so, son of so and so, Your sustenance and do not decrease for him the widening of sustenance that is with You and do not deprive him of Your Grace and do not prevent from his share of sustenance and do not entrust him to Your creatures and neither to his ownself…
fa ya’-jaza a’nhaa wa yaz”-u’fu a’nil qiyaami feemaa yus’lih’uhu wa yus’lih’u maa qAblahu bal tanfaridu bIlamMi shA’thihi wa tuwallee kifaayatihi wanz’ur ilaihi fee jameei’ umoorihi innaka in wakaltahu ilaa khalqika lam yanfao’o’hu wa in aljaa-tahu ilaa aqribaa-ihi h’aramoohu wa in aa’t’oohu aa’t’oohu qaleelan nakIdanw wa in manao’o’hu manao’o’hu katheeranw wa im bakhilu bakhilu fahum lil bukhli ahlI. Allaahumma aghni fulaanabna fulaanim min faz”lika wa laa tukhlihi minhu fa-innahu muz”t’arrun ilaika faqeerun ilaa maa fee yadaika wa anta ghaneeyun a’nhu wa anta bihi khabeeruM a’leemu…
So that he becomes helpless and is weak to rise up in that in which lies his betterment and what was before him. But single him out for straightening his muddled affairs and take the responsibility of the fulfillment of his needs and keep an eye on all his affairs. Indeed You, if you entrust him to Your creatures he will not benefit and if you leave him upon his relatives he would be deprived. And if they give him they would give little and less. And if they prevent from him they will restrain much. And if they are miserly they would be miserly, for they are the miserly ones. O Allah, make so and so, son of so and so, needless by Your Grace and do not keep him bereft of it. For he is distressed towards You, needful of what is with You and You are needless of him. And You are informed and knowing about him.
wa maYn yatawakkal a’lallaahi fahuwa h’asbuhu innallaaha baalighu amrihi qad ja-a’-lallaahU likulli shai-in qadran inna ma-a’l u’sri yusra. wa maYn yattaqillaahA yaj-a’l lahu makhrajanw wa yarzuqhu min h’aithu laa yah’tasib.
And whoever trusts in Allah, He is sufficient for him, surely Allah attains His purpose, Allah indeed has appointed a measure for everything. Surely with difficulty is ease. And whoever is careful of (his duty to) Allah, He will make for him an outlet, and give him sustenance from whence he thinks not.
In the name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful.
O Allah! Grant me wealth and save my honour, don't make me dependent and degrade me that I seek sustenance from those whom You sustain. Or I divert my hopes from Your mischievous creatures and praise them and I am tested by these things. Although You are far greater and above such things. Surely You have power over everything
10.Qutub Rawandi reported from Imam Ali (as) that the Holy Prophet (saws) has stated, that he was afraid for him who does not remember the 4 blessings at dawn & as a result , may be snatched away from him