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2011-07-03

His Supplication on the Day of 'Arafa199

 

 

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1  Praise belongs to God, Lord of the worlds!200 

2  O God,

          to Thee belongs praise!

          Originator of the heavens and the earth!

          Possessor of majesty and munificence!

          Lord of lords!

          Object of worship of every worshiper!

          Creator of every creature!

          Inheritor of all things!201

          There is nothing like Him,202

                    knowledge of nothing escapes Him,203

                    He encompasses everything,204

                    and He is watchful over everything.205 

3  Thou art God,

                    there is no god but Thou,

                    the Unique, the Alone,

                    the Single, the Isolated. 

4            Thou art God,

                    there is no god but Thou,

                    the Generous, the Generously Bestowing,

                    the All-mighty, the Mightily Exalted,

                    the Magnificent, the Magnificently Magnified. 

5            Thou art God,

                    there is no god but Thou,

                    the All-high, the Sublimely High,

                    the Strong in prowess. 

6            Thou art God,

                    there is no god but Thou,

                    the All-merciful, the All-compassionate,

                    the All-knowing, the All-wise. 

7            Thou art God,

                    there is no god but Thou,

                    the All-hearing, the All-seeing,

                    the Eternal, the All-aware. 

8            Thou art God,

                    there is no god but Thou,

                    the Generous, the Most Generous,

                    the Everlasting, the Most Everlasting. 

9            Thou art God,

                    there is no god but Thou,

                    the First before every one,

                    the Last after every number. 

10            Thou art God,

                    there is no god but Thou,

                    the Close in His highness,

                    the High in His closeness. 

11            Thou art God,

                    there is no god but Thou,

                    Possessor of radiance and glory,

                    magnificence and praise. 

12            Thou art God,

                    there is no god but Thou.

                    Thou hast brought forth the things without root,

                              formed what Thou hast formed without exemplar,

                              and originated the originated things without limitation. 

13  It is Thou

                    who hast ordained each thing with an ordination,206

                    eased each thing with an easing,207

                    and governed everything below Thyself with a governing.208 

14            It is Thou

                    whom no associate helps with Thy creation

                    and no vizier aids in Thy command.

                    Thou hast no witness and no equal. 

15            It is Thou

                    who willed,

                              and what Thou willed was unfailing,

                    who decreed,

                              and what Thou decreed was just,

                    who decided,

                              and what Thou decided was fair. 

16            It is Thou

                    whom place does not contain,

                     before whose authority no authority stands up,

                    and whom no proof or explication can thwart. 

17            It is Thou

                    who hast counted everything in numbers,209

                    appointed for everything a term,

                    and ordained everything with an ordination. 

18            It is Thou

                     before whose selfness imaginations fall short,

                     before whose howness understandings have no incapacity,

                     and the place of whose whereness eyes perceive not.210 

19            It is Thou

                    who hast no bounds,

                              lest Thou be bounded,

                    who art not exemplified,

                              lest Thou be found,

                    who dost not beget,

                              lest Thou be begotten.211 

20            It is Thou

                    with whom there is no opposite,

                              lest it contend with Thee,

                    who hast no equal,

                              lest it vie with Thee,

                    who hast no rival,

                              lest it resist Thee. 

21            It is Thou

                    who art He who began, devised,

                    brought forth, originated,

                    and made well all that He made. 

22  Glory be to Thee!

                    How majestic is Thy station!

                    How high Thy place among the places!

                    How cleanly Thy Separator cleaves with the truth!212 

23            Glory be to Thee!

                    The Gentle - how gentle Thou art!

                    The Clement - how clement Thou art!

                    The Wise - how knowing Thou art! 

24            Glory be to Thee!

                    The King - how invincible Thou art!

                    The Munificent - how full of plenty Thou art!

                    The Elevated - how elevated Thou art!

                    Possessor of radiance and glory,

                              magnificence and praise! 

25            Glory be to Thee!

                    Thou hast stretched forth Thy hand with good things,

                              and from Thee guidance has come to be known,

                    so he who begs from Thee religion or this world

                              will find Thee. 

26            Glory be to Thee!

                    Whatever passes in Thy knowledge is subjected to Thee,

                    all below Thy Throne are humbled before Thy mightiness,

                    and every one of Thy creatures follows Thee in submission. 

27            Glory be to Thee!

                    Thou art not sensed, nor touched,

                              nor felt, nor beguiled,

                              nor held back, nor challenged,

                              nor kept up with, nor resisted,

                              nor deceived, nor circumvented. 

28            Glory be to Thee!

                    Thy path is smooth ground,

                    Thy command right guidance,

                    and Thou art a living, eternal refuge. 

29            Glory be to Thee!

                    Thy word is decisive,

                    Thy decree unfailing,

                    Thy will resolute. 

30            Glory be to Thee!

                     None can reject Thy wish,

                    none can change Thy words.213 

31            Glory be to Thee,

                    Outdazzling in signs,

                    Creator of the heavens,

                    Author of the spirits! 

32  To Thee belongs praise,

                    a praise that will be permanent with Thy permanence! 

33            To Thee belongs praise,

                    a praise everlasting through Thy favour! 

34            To Thee belongs praise,

                    a praise that will parallel Thy benefaction! 

35            To Thee belongs praise,

                    a praise that will increase Thy good pleasure! 

36            To Thee belongs praise,

                    a praise along with the praise of every praiser

                              and a thanksgiving before which falls short

                              the thanksgiving of every thanksgiver; 

37                      a praise which is suitable for none but Thee

                              and through which nearness is sought to none but Thee; 

38                      a praise which will make permanent the first [bounty]

                              and call forth the permanence of the last; 

39                      a praise which will multiply through recurrence of times

                              and increase through successive doublings; 

40                       a praise which the guardians will not be able to number

                              and which exceeds what the writers number in Thy Book;214 

41                      a praise which will counterbalance Thy glorious Throne

                              and equal Thy elevated Footstool; 

42                      a praise whose reward with Thee will be complete

                               and whose recompense will comprise every recompense; 

43                      a praise whose outward conforms to its inward,

                              and whose inward conforms to correct intention; 

44                      a praise with whose like no creature has praised Thee

                              and whose excellence none knows but Thou; 

45                      a praise in which he who strives to multiply Thy praise

                              will be helped

                              and he who draws the bow to the utmost in fulfilling it

                                        will be confirmed; 

46                      a praise which will

                              gather all the praise which Thou hast created

                              and tie together all which Thou wilt afterwards create; 

47                      a praise than which no praise is nearer to Thy word

                              and than which none is greater from any who praise Thee; 

48                      a praise whose fullness will obligate increase

                                        through Thy generosity

                              and to which Thou wilt join increase after increase

                                        as graciousness from Thee; 

49                      a praise that will befit the generosity of Thy face

                              and meet the might of Thy majesty! 

50  My Lord,

                    bless Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,

                                        the distinguished, the chosen,

                                        the honoured, the brought nigh,

                              with the most excellent of Thy blessings,

                    benedict him

                              with the most complete of Thy benedictions,

                    and have mercy upon him

                              with the most enjoyable of Thy mercies! 

51            My Lord,

                    bless Muhammad and his Household

                    with a fruitful blessing,

                              more fruitful than which there is no blessing!

                    Bless him

                    with a growing blessing,

                              more growing than which there is no blessing!

                    And bless him

                    with a pleasing blessing,

                              beyond which there is no blessing! 

52            My Lord,

                     bless Muhammad and his Household

                     with a blessing

                               which will please him

                               and increase his good pleasure!

                     Bless him

                     with a blessing

                               which will please Thee

                               and increase Thy good pleasure toward him!

                     And bless him

                     with a blessing

                               through other than which Thou wilt not be pleased for him,

                               and for which Thou seest no one else worthy! 

53            My Lord,

                    bless Muhammad and his Household

                    with a blessing which will

                              pass beyond Thy good pleasure,

                              be continuous in its continuity

                                        through Thy subsistence,

                              and never be spent,

                                        just as Thy words will never be spent!215 

54            My Lord,

                    bless Muhammad and his Household

                    with a blessing which will

                              tie together the blessings of

                                        Thy angels, Thy prophets, Thy messengers,

                                        and those who obey Thee,

                              comprise the blessings of Thy servants,

                                        jinn or mankind,

                                        and those worthy of Thy response,

                              and bring together the blessings

                                        of every one of the kinds of Thy creatures

                                        which Thou hast sown and authored! 

55            My Lord,

                    bless Muhammad and his Household

                    with a blessing

                              which will encompass every blessing,

                              bygone and new!

                    Bless him and his Household

                    with a blessing which

                              is pleasing to Thee

                                        and everyone below Thee

                              and will bring forth with all that

                                        a blessing

                                        with which Thou wilt multiply those blessings

                                        and increase them through the recurrence of days

                                                  with an increasing in multiples

                                                  which none can count but Thou! 

56            My Lord,

                     bless the best of his Household,

                    those whom Thou hast

                              chosen for Thy command,

                              appointed the treasurers of Thy knowledge,

                                        the guardians of Thy religion,

                                        Thy vicegerents in Thy earth,

                                        and Thy arguments against Thy servants,

                              purified from uncleanness and defilement

                                        through a purification by Thy desire,216

                              and made the mediation to Thee217

                                        and the road to Thy Garden! 

57            My Lord,

                     bless Muhammad and his Household

                    with a blessing which

                              makes plentiful Thy gifts and generosity,

                               perfects for them Thy bestowals and awards,

                              and fills out their share of Thy kindly acts and benefits! 

58            My Lord,

                     bless him and his Household

                     with a blessing

                               whose first has no term,

                               whose term has no limit,

                              and whose last has no utmost end! 

59            My Lord,

                     bless them to

                              the weight of Thy Throne and all below it,

                              the amount that fills the heavens and all above them,

                               the number of Thy earths and all below and between them,

                    a blessing that will bring them near to Thee in proximity,

                              please Thee and them,

                              and be joined to its likes forever! 

60  O God,

          surely Thou hast confirmed Thy religion in all times

                    with an Imam whom Thou hast set up

                              as a guidepost to Thy servants

                              and a lighthouse in Thy lands,

                              after his cord has been joined to Thy cord!

          Thou hast appointed him the means to Thy good pleasure,

                    made obeying him obligatory,

                    cautioned against disobeying him,

                    and commanded

                              following his commands,

                              abandoning his prohibitions,

                              and that no forward-goer go ahead of him

                              or back-keeper keep back from him!218

                    So he is the preservation of the shelter-seekers,

                              the cave of the faithful,

                              the handhold of the adherents,

                              and the radiance of the worlds! 

61  O God,

          so inspire Thy guardian219 to give thanks

                    for that in which Thou hast favoured him,

          inspire us with the like concerning him,

          grant him an authority from Thee to help him,220

          open for him an easy opening,221

          aid him with Thy mightiest pillar,

          brace up his back,222

          strengthen his arm,223

          guard him with Thy eye,

          defend him with Thy safeguarding,

          help him with Thy angels,

          and assist him with Thy most victorious troops!224 

62  Through him

          establish Thy Book, Thy bounds, Thy laws,

                    and the norms of Thy Messenger's Sunna

                              (Thy blessings, O God,

                              be upon him and his Household),

          bring to life the guideposts of Thy religion,

                     deadened by the wrongdoers,

          burnish the rust of injustice from Thy way,

          sift the adversity from Thy road,

          eliminate those who deviate from Thy path,

          and erase those who seek crookedness in Thy straightness! 

63  Make his side mild toward Thy friends,

          stretch forth his hand over Thy enemies,

          give us

                    his clemency, his mercy,

                    his tenderness, his sympathy,

          and make us

                    his hearers and obeyers,

                    strivers toward his good pleasure,

                    assistants in helping him and defending him,

                    and brought near through that to Thee

                                                  and Thy Messenger

                              (Thy blessings, O God,

                              be upon him and his Household). 

64  O God,

          and bless

                    the friends [of the Imams],

                    the confessors of their station,

                    the keepers to their course,

                    the pursuers of their tracks,

                    the clingers to their handhold,

                    the adherents to their guardianship,225

                    the followers of their imamate,

                    the submitters to their command,

                    the strivers to obey them,

                    the awaiters of their days,

                    the directors of their eyes toward them,

           with blessings blessed, pure, growing,

                    fresh, and fragrant! 

65            Give them and their spirits peace,

           bring together their affair in reverential fear,

          set right their situations,

          turn toward them,

                    Surely Thou art Ever-turning, All-compassionate226

                    and the Best of forgivers,

          and place us with them in the Abode of Peace,227

                    through Thy mercy,

                    O Most Merciful of the merciful! 

66  O God,

          this is the Day of 'Arafa,

                    a day which Thou hast made noble, given honour, and magnified.

           Within it Thou hast spread Thy mercy,

                    showed kindness through Thy pardon,

                    and made plentiful Thy giving,

                    and by it Thou hast been bounteous toward Thy servants. 

67            I am Thy servant whom Thou favoured before creating him

                    and after creating him.

          Thou madest him one of those whom Thou

                     guided to Thy religion,

                     gavest success in fulfilling Thy right,

                    preserved through Thy cord,

                    included within Thy party,

                    and directed aright to befriend Thy friends

                              and show enmity to Thine enemies. 

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