Sahifa Sajjadiya (Psalms of Islam)

by Imam Ali Zain-ul Abideen (peace be upon him)

Sahifa Sajjadiya - Supplication 43

Dua 43 When he looked at the new crescent moon
دُعَاؤُهُ إِذَا نَظَرَ إِلَى الْهِلَالِ

أَيُّهَا ٱلْخَلْقُ ٱلْمُطِيعُ
ayyuha alkhalqu almuti`u
O obedient creature,
ٱلدَّائِبُ ٱلسَّرِيعُ
aldda'ibu alssari`u
speedy and untiring,
ٱلْمُتَرَدِّدُ فِي مَنَازِلِ ٱلتَّقْدِيرِ
almutaraddidu fi manazili alttaqdiri
frequenter of the mansions of determination,
ٱلْمُتَصَرِّفُ فِي فَلَكِ ٱلتَّدْبِيرِ
almutasarrifu fi falaki alttadbiri
moving about in the sphere of governance!
آمَنْتُ بِمَنْ نَوَّرَ بِكَ ٱلظُّلَمَ
amantu biman nawwara bika alzzulama
I have faith in Him Who lights up darkness through you,
وَأَوْضَحَ بِكَ ٱلْبُهَمَ
wa awdaha bika albuhama
illuminates jet-black shadows by you,
وَجَعَلَكَ آيَةً مِنْ آيَاتِ مُلْكِهِ
wa ja`alaka ayatan min ayati mulkihi
appointed you one of the signs of His kingdom
وَعَلاَمَةً مِنْ عَلاَمَاتِ سُلْطَانِهِ
wa `alamatan min `alamati sultanihi
and one of the marks of His authority,
فَحَدَّ بِكَ ٱلزَّمَانَ
fahadda bika alzzamana
so, He identified time through You,
وَٱمْتَهَنَكَ بِٱلْكَمَالِ وَٱلنُّقْصَانِ
wa imtahanaka bilkamali walnnuqsani
and humbled you through increase and decrease,
وَٱلطُّلُوعِ وَٱلأُفُولِ
walttulu`i wal-ufuli
and rising and setting,
وَٱلإِنَارَةِ وَٱلْكُسُوفِ
wal-inarati walkusufi
and illumination and eclipse.
فِي كُلِّ ذٰلِكَ أَنْتَ لَهُ مُطِيعٌ
fi kulli dhalika anta lahu muti`un
In all of this you are obedient to Him,
وَإِلَىٰ إِرَادَتِهِ سَرِيعٌ
wa ila iradatihi sari`un
and prompt toward His will.
سُبْحَانَهُ مَا أَعْجَبَ مَا دَبَّرَ مِنْ أَمْرِكَ
subhanahu ma a`jaba ma dabbara min amrika
Glory be to Him! How wonderful is what He has arranged in Your situation!
وَأَلْطَفَ مَا صَنَعَ فِي شَأْنِكَ
wa altafa ma sana`a fi sha'nika
How subtle what He has made for Your task!
جَعَلَكَ مِفْتَاحَ شَهْرٍ حَادِثٍ لأَمْرٍ حَادِثٍ
ja`alaka miftaha shahrin hadithin li'amrin hadithin
He has made You the key to a new month for a new situation.
فَأَسْأَلُ ٱللَّهَ رَبِّي وَرَبَّكَ
fa-as'alu allaha rabbi wa rabbaka
So I ask Allah, my Lord and Your Lord,
وَخَالِقِي وَخَالِقَكَ
wa khaliqi wa khaliqaka
my Creator and Your Creator,
وَمُقَدِّرِي وَمُقَدِّرَكَ
wa muqaddiri wa muqaddiraka
my Determiner and Your Determiner,
وَمُصَوِّرِي وَمُصَوِّرَكَ
wa musawwiri wa musawwiraka
my Form-giver and Your Form-giver,
أَنْ يُصَلِّيَ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
an yusalliya `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
that He bless Muhammad and his Household
وَأَنْ يَجْعَلَكَ هِلاَلَ بَرَكَةٍ لاَ تَمْحَقُهَا ٱلأَيَّامُ
wa an yaj`alaka hilala barakatin la tamhaquha al-ayyamu
and appoint You a crescent of blessings not effaced by days
وَطَهَارَةٍ لاَ تُدَنِّسُهَا ٱلآثَامُ
wa taharatin la tudannisuha al-athamu
and of purity not defiled by sins;
هِلاَلَ أَمْنٍ مِنَ ٱلآفَاتِ
hilala amnin min al-afati
a crescent of security from blights
وَسَلاَمَةٍ مِنَ ٱلسَّيِّئَاتِ
wa salamatin min alssayyi'ati
and of safety from evil deeds;
هِلاَلَ سَعْدٍ لاَ نَحْسَ فِيهِ
hilala sa`din la nahsa fihi
a crescent of auspiciousness containing no misfortune,
وَيُمْنٍ لاَ نَكَدَ مَعَهُ
wa yumnin la nakada ma`ahu
of prosperity accompanied by no adversity,
وَيُسْرٍ لاَ يُمَازِجُهُ عُسْرٌ
wa yusrin la yumazijuhu `usrun
of ease not mixed with difficulty,
وَخيْرٍ لاَ يَشُوبُهُ شَرٍّ
wa khayrin la yashubuhu sharrun
of good unstained by evil;
هِلالَ أَمْنٍ وَإِيـمَانٍ
hilala amnin wa imanin
a crescent of security and faith,
وَنِعْمَةٍ وَإِحْسَانٍ
wa ni`matin wa ihsanin
favor and good-doing,
وَسَلاَمَةٍ وَإِسْلاَمٍ
wa salamatin wa islamin
safety and submission!
اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
O Allah, bless Muhammad and his Household,
وَٱجْعَلْنَا مِنْ أَرْضَىٰ مَنْ طَلَعَ عَلَيْهِ
waj`alna min arda man tala`a `alayhi
place us among the most satisfied of those over whom the crescent has risen,
وَأَزْكَىٰ مَنْ نَظَرَ إِلَيْهِ
wa azka man nazara ilayhi
the purest of those who have looked upon it,
وَأَسْعَدَ مَنْ تَعَبَّدَ لَكَ فِيهِ
wa as`ada man ta`abbada laka fihi
the most fortunate of those who have worshiped You under it;
وَوَفِّقْنَا ٱللَّهُمَّ فِيهِ لِلطَّاعَةِ وَٱلتَّوْبَةِ
wa waffiqna allahumma fihi liltta`ati walttawbati
give us the success during [the new month] to repent,
وَٱعْصِمْنَا فِيهِ مِنَ ٱلآثَامِ وَٱلْحَوْبَةِ
wa`simna fihi min al-athami walhawbati
preserve us within it from misdeeds and exposition to punishment,
وَأَوْزِعْنَا فِيهِ شُكْرَ ٱلنِّعْمَةِ
wa awzi`na fihi shukra alnni`mati
allot to us within it thanksgiving for Your favor,
وَأَلْبِسْنَا فِيهِ جُنَنَ ٱلْعَافِيَةِ
wa albisna fihi junana al`afiyati
clothe us during it in the shields of well-being,
وَأَتْمِمْ عَلَيْنَا بِٱسْتِكْمَالِ طَاعَتِكَ فِيهِ ٱلْمِنَّةَ
wa atmim `alayna bistikmali ta`atika fihi alminnata
and complete for us Your kindness by perfecting therein obedience to You!
إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ ٱلْمَنَّانُ ٱلْحَمِيدُ
innaka anta almannanu alhamidu
Surely You are All-kind, Praiseworthy.
وَصَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ ٱلطَّيِّبِينَ
wa salla allahu `ala muhammadin wa alihi alttayyibina
And bless Muhammad and his Household, the good, the pure.
وَٱجْعَلْ لَنَا فِيهِ عَوْناً مِنْكَ عَلَىٰ مَا نَدَبْتَنَا إِلَيْهِ
waj`al lana fihi `awnan minka `ala ma nadabtana ilayhi
And grant us aid from You to carry out that which You have ordered us to do in it;
مِنْ مُفْتَرَضِ طَاعَتِكَ
min muftaradi ta`atika
Such as the obedience to You which You have made incumbent upon us,
وَتَقَبَّلْهَا إِنَّكَ ٱلأَكْرَمُ مِنْ كُلِّ كَرِيمٍ
wa taqabbalha innaka al-akramu min kulli karimin
and accept them from us, for You are the most Generous of all those who show generosity
وَٱلأَرْحَمُ مِنْ كُلِّ رَحِيمٍ
wal-arhamu min kulli rahimin
and the most Merciful of all those who show mercy.
آمِينَ آمِينَ رَبَّ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ
amina amina rabba al`alamina
Respond! Respond! O Lord of the Worlds.