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Sahifa-e-Sajjadiya (sahifae sajjadia) book of imam sajjad a.s.Sahifa-e-Sajjadiya (sahifae sajjadia) book of imam sajjad a.s.-22

2011-07-03

His Supplication in Fear

His Supplication against that which he Feared and Dreaded286

 

 

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1  My God,

          nothing repels Thy wrath but Thy clemency,

          nothing delivers from Thy punishment but Thy pardon,

          nothing rescues from Thee but Thy mercy and pleading to Thee!287 

2  So give me, my God, relief by means of the power

                    through which Thou bringest the dead lands to life

                    and revivest the spirits of the servants!288

          Destroy me not,

                    and give me the knowledge of Thy response,

                    my Lord!

          Raise me up and push me not down,

                    help me,

                    provide for me,

                    and release me from every blight! 

3  My Lord,

          if Thou raisest me up,

                              who will push me down?

                    If Thou pushest me down,

                              who will raise me up?

          But I know, my God, that there is no wrong in Thy decree,

                              and no hurry in Thy vengeance.

                    He alone hurries who fears to miss,

                              and only the weak needs to wrong.

          But Thou art exalted, my Master,

                    high indeed above all that! 

4  My Lord,

          make me not the target of affliction

                    nor the object of Thy vengeance,

          respite me,

          comfort me,

          release me from my stumble,

                    and send not affliction after me,

          for Thou hast seen my frailty,

                    and the paucity of my stratagems.

          So give me patience,

                    for I, my Lord, am weak,

                    and I plead to Thee, my Lord! 

5  'I seek refuge in Thee from Thee',

                    so give me refuge!289 

6            I seek sanctuary in Thee from every affliction,

                    so grant me sanctuary! 

7            I cover myself through Thee,

                    so cover me, my Master,

                    from what I fear and dread! 

8  Thou art the All-mighty,

                    mightier than every mighty thing! 

9            Through Thee,

                    through Thee,

                              through Thee,

                    I cover myself. 

10            O God, O God, O God,

                    O God, O God, O God,

                              O God, O God, O God,

                                        O God!

          Bless Muhammad and his Household,

                              the good, the pure! 


 

His Supplication in Abasing himself

 

 

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1  My Master, my Master!

          Thou art the Master and I the servant!

                    Has anyone mercy upon the servant

                              but the master?  

2  My Master, my Master!

          Thou art the Exalted and I the abased!

                    Has anyone mercy upon the abased

                              but the exalted? 

3  My Master, my Master!

          Thou art the Creator and I the creature!

                    Has anyone mercy upon the creature

                              but the creator? 

4  My Master, My Master!

          Thou art the Giver and I the asker!

                    Has anyone mercy upon the asker

                              but the giver? 

5  My Master, My Master!

          Thou art the Helper and I the seeker of help!

                    Has anyone mercy upon the seeker of help

                              but the helper? 

6  My Master, My Master!

          Thou art the Subsistent and I the perishing!

                    Has anyone mercy upon the perishing

                              but the subsistent? 

7  My Master, My Master!

          Thou art the Everlasting and I the vanishing!

                    Has anyone mercy upon the vanishing

                              but the everlasting? 

8  My Master, My Master!

          Thou art the Living and I the dead!

                    Has anyone mercy upon the dead

                              but the living? 

9  My Master, My Master!

          Thou art the Strong and I the weak!

                    Has anyone mercy upon the weak

                              but the strong? 

10  My Master, My Master!

          Thou art the Rich and I the poor!

                    Has anyone mercy upon the poor

                              but the rich? 

11  My Master, My Master!

          Thou art the Great and I the small!

                    Has anyone mercy upon the small

                              but the great? 

12  My Master, My Master!

          Thou art the Owner and I the owned!

                    Has anyone mercy upon the owned

                              but the owner? 


 

The Supplication for Sunday

 

 

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In the Name of God, the All-merciful,

the All-compassionate

 

1  In the name of God,

          from whom I hope for nothing but bounty,

          and from whom I fear nothing but justice!

          I rely only upon His word,

                    and I cling only to His cord! 

2            In Thee I seek sanctuary

                    - O Possessor of pardon and good pleasure -

                    from wrong and enmity,

                    from the changes of time and the recurrence of sorrows,

                    from the striking of mishaps,

                    and from the expiration of my term

                              before preparation and readiness. 

3            From Thee I seek guidance

                    to that wherein is righteousness and being set right. 

4            From Thee I seek help

                    in that which is linked to success and favourable response. 

5            Thee I beseech

                    for the garment of well-being

                              and its completion

                    and for the covering of health

                              and its permanence.

          I seek refuge in Thee, my Lord,

                              from the goadings of the satans,

                    and I seek protection in Thy sovereignty

                              from the injustice of the sovereigns.

          So accept my past prayers and fasting

                    and make my tomorrow and what is after

                    better than my present hour and my today!

          Exalt me in my clan and my people

                    and protect me in my waking and my sleeping!

          For Thou art God, the Best Guardian,

                    and Thou art the Most Merciful of the merciful.290 

6  O God,

          I am quit before Thee

                              on this day of mine

                              and on all Sundays that follow it

                    of associating others with Thee and of heresy,

          and I devote my supplication sincerely to Thee,

                    addressing myself to Thy response. 

7            So bless Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,

                    the best of Thy creation,

                    the summoner to Thy truth,

          exalt me with Thy exaltation,

                    which is never made to suffer loss,

          protect me with Thy eye,

                    which never sleeps,

          and seal

                    my affairs by cutting me off from everything but Thee

                    and my life with forgiveness!

          Surely Thou art the All-forgiving,

                    the All-compassionate! 


 

The Supplication for Monday

 

 

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In the Name of God, the All-Merciful,

the All-compassionate

 

1  Praise belongs to God,

          who allowed none to witness

                    when He created the heavens and the earth,

          and who took no helper

                    when He authored the spirits! 

2  He has no associate in Divinity

          and no support in Unity. 

3  Tongues fall silent before the limit of describing Him,

          intellects fail before the core of knowing Him,

          tyrants fall low in awe of Him,

          faces are humbled in fear of Him,291

          and everything mighty

                    yields to His mightiness! 

4  So to Thee belongs praise,

          again and again, well-measured,

          continually, methodically! 

5  And may His blessings be upon His Messenger endlessly,

          His salutation everlastingly, eternally! 

6  O God, make

          the beginning of this day of mine righteousness,

          its middle prosperity,

                    and its end success!

          I seek refuge in Thee

                    from a day whose beginning is fright,

                    whose middle is anxiety,

                    and whose end is pain! 

7  O God,

          I pray forgiveness from Thee

                    for every vow I have vowed,

                    every promise I have promised,

                              and every pledge I have pledged

                    and then failed to keep for Thee. 

8  I ask Thee concerning the complaints of Thy servants against me:

          If there is a servant from among Thy servants

                    or a handmaid from among Thy handmaids,

          who has against me

                    a complaint because I have wronged him in respect to

                              himself,

                              his reputation,

                              his property,

                              his wife or his child,

                    evil words I have spoken about him in his absence,

                    an imposition upon him through inclination,

                              caprice,

                              scorn,

                              zeal,

                              false show,

                              bigotry,

                    whether he be absent or present,

                              alive or dead,

                    such that my hand has fallen short

                              and my capacity has been too narrow

                              to make restitution to him

                              or to annul my obligation to him, 

9            I ask Thee,

                    O He who owns all objects of need

                              - which are granted by His will

                              and hasten to His desire -

          that Thou blessest Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,

          makest [the one I have wronged] satisfied with me

                    in the manner that Thou willest,

          and givest me mercy from Thee!

          Forgiveness decreases Thee not

                    and giving injures Thee not,

          O Most Merciful of the merciful! 

10  O God,

          give me on every Monday two favours from Thee:

                    the felicity to obey Thee

                              at its beginning

                    and the favour of Thy forgiveness

                              at its end!

          O He who is God

                    and none other than whom grants forgiveness for sins! 

 


 

The Supplication for Tuesday

 

 

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In the Name of God, the All-merciful,

the All-compassionate

 

1  Praise belongs to God

          - and praise is His right, since He deserves it -

          abundant praise! 

2  I seek refuge in Him from the evil of my soul,

                    for surely the soul commands to evil

                    except as my Lord has mercy.292 

3            I seek refuge in Him from the evil of Satan

                    who adds sins to my sin. 

4            I seek protection with Him from every wicked tyrant,

                    unjust sovereign,

                    and conquering enemy. 

5  O God,

          place me among Thy troops,

                    for Thy troops - they are the victors,293

          place me in Thy party,

                    for Thy party - they are the ones who prosper,294

          and place me among Thy friends,

                    for Thy friends - no fear shall be upon them,

                    nor shall they sorrow.295 

6  O God,

          set right for me my religion,

                    for it is the preserving tie of my affair,

          set right for me my hereafter,

                    for it is the abode of my permanent lodging

                    and to it I flee from the neighbourhood of the vile!

          Make life an increase for me in every good

                    and death an ease for me from every evil! 

7  O God, bless

          Muhammad, the Seal of the Prophets

                    and the completion of the number of the envoys,

          his Household, the good, the pure,

                    and his Companions, the distinguished,

          and give me on the Tuesday three things: 

8            Leave

                    no sin for me unless Thou forgivest it,

                    no grief unless Thou takest it away,

                    and no enemy unless Thou repellest him!

          By means of 'in the name of "God" ', the best of the Names,

                              in the name of God, Lord of earth and heaven, 

9                      I seek to repulse every hateful thing,

                              the first of which is His anger,

                    and I seek to attract every loveable thing,

                              the first of which is His good pleasure! 

10                      So seal me with forgiveness from Thee,

                              O Patron of beneficence!