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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.-23

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The Supplication for Wednesday

 

 

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In the Name of God, the All-merciful,

the All-compassionate

 

1  Praise belongs to God,

          who appointed the night to be a garment,

                    and sleep for a rest,

                    and day He appointed for a rising!296 

2  To Thee belongs praise,

          for Thou roused me from my sleep,

                    - and hadst Thou willed,

                    Thou wouldst have made it everlasting -

          an everlasting praise that will never be cut off

                    and whose number the creatures will never count! 

3  O God,

          to Thee belongs praise,

          for Thou created, then proportioned,

                    ordained and decreed,

                    gave death and bestowed life,

                    made sick and healed,

                    made well and afflicted,

                    sat upon the Throne and encompassed the Kingdom!297 

4  I supplicate Thee with the supplication of one

          whose mediation is weak,

          whose stratagems have been cut off,

          whose term has drawn near,

          whose expectation from this world has shrunk,

          whose neediness for Thy mercy has intensified,

          whose remorse for his neglect has become great,

          whose slips and stumbles have become many,

          and whose repentance is devoted sincerely to Thy face. 

5  So bless Muhammad, the Seal of the Prophets,

                    and his Household, the good, the pure,

          provide me with the intercession of Muhammad

                    (God bless him and his Household)

          and deprive me not of his companionship!

          Surely Thou art the Most Merciful of the merciful!298 

6  O God,

          decree for me on Wednesday four things:

          Induce me

                    to be strong in obedience to Thee,

                    to be joyful in worshipping Thee,

                    to be desirous of Thy reward,

                    and to abstain from that which would make incumbent

                    upon me

                              Thy painful punishment!

          Thou art Gentle to whom Thou wilt! 


 

The Supplication for Thursday

 

 

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In the Name of God, the All-merciful,

the All-compassionate

 

1  Praise belongs to God,

          who has taken away the shadowy night by His power

                    and brought the sight-giving day through His mercy.

          He has clothed me in its brightness

                    and given me its favour. 

2  O God,

          just as Thou hast spared me for this day,

          so also spare me for its likes,

          bless the prophet Muhammad and his Household,

          torment me not in it and in other nights and days

                    by allowing me to commit unlawful acts

                    and to clothe myself in sins;

          provide me with its good,

                    the good of all within it,

                    and the good of everything after it;

          and turn away from me its evil,

                    the evil of all within it,

                    and the evil of everything after it! 

3  O God,

          by the protective compact of Islam,

                    I seek mediation with Thee!

          By the inviolability of the Qur'an,

                    I rely upon Thee!

          By Muhammad the chosen (God bless him and his Household)

                    I seek intercession with Thee!

          So recognize my protective compact

                    by which I hope my need will be granted,

          O Most Merciful of the merciful! 

4  O God,

          decree for me on Thursday five things

                    which none embraces but Thy generosity

                    and none supports but Thy favours:

          health through which I may have the strength to obey Thee,

          worship by which I may deserve Thy plentiful reward,

          plenty in my state through lawful provision,

          and that Thou

                    makest me secure in the places of fear

                              through Thy security,

                    and placest me in Thy fortress

                              against the striking of worries and sorrows!

          Bless Muhammad and his Household,

                    and make my seeking his mediation as an intercessor

                    give profit on the Day of Resurrection!

          Surely Thou art the Most Merciful of the merciful!299 

 


 

The Supplication for Friday

 

 

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In the Name of God, the All-Merciful,

the All-compassionate

 

1  All Praise belongs to God,

          the First before the bringing forth and the giving of life,

                    and the Last after the annihilation of all things,

          the All-knowing who forgets not him who remembers Him,300

                    decreases not him who thanks Him,301

                    disappoints not him who supplicates Him,

                    and cuts not off the hope of him who hopes in Him! 

2  O God,

          I call Thee to witness

                    - and Thou art sufficient witness - and I call to witness

                    all Thy angels,

                    the inhabitants of Thy heavens,

                    the bearers of Thy Throne,

                    Thy prophets and Thy messengers whom Thou hast sent out,

                    and the various kinds of creatures Thou hast brought forth,

          that I bear witness

                    that Thou art God;

                              there is no god but Thou, Thou alone,

                              who hast no associate nor any equal,

                              and Thy word has no failing,

                                        nor any change;302

                    and that Muhammad (God bless him and his Household)

                              is Thy servant and Thy messenger;

                    he delivered to the servants

                              that with which Thou charged him,

                    he struggled for God as is His due,303

                    he gave the good news of the truth of reward,

                    and he warned of the veracity of punishment. 

3  O God,

          make me firm in Thy religion

                    as long as Thou keepest me alive,

          make not my heart to swerve

                    after Thou hast guided me,

          and give me mercy from Thee,

                    surely Thou art the Giver.304

          Bless Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,

                    make me one of his followers and his partisans,

                    muster me in his band,

                    and give me the success of

                              accomplishing the obligatory observance of Friday,

                              performing the acts of obedience

                                        which Thou has made incumbent upon me within it,

                              and [receiving] the bestowal

                                        which Thou hast apportioned for its people

                                        on the Day of Recompense!

                    Surely Thou art Mighty, All-wise!305 

 


 

The Supplication for Saturday

 

 

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In the Name of God, the All-merciful

the All-compassionate

 

1  'In the name of God',

                    the word of those who hold fast to Him,

                    the speech of those who seek His protection!

          I seek refuge in God (high exalted is He) from

                    the injustice of the unjust,

                    the trickery of the enviers,

                    and the oppression of the wrongdoers,

          and I praise Him beyond the praise of the praisers! 

2  O God,

          Thou art the One without partner,

                    and the King without having been made sovereign;

          no one opposes Thee in Thy decree

                    and no one contests Thee in Thy kingdom! 

3  I ask Thee to

          bless Muhammad and his Household,

                    Thy servant and Thy messenger,

          inspire me with a thanksgiving for Thy favours

                    which will take me to the utmost limit of Thy good pleasure,

          help me through the gentleness of Thy solitude to obey Thee,

                    hold fast to worshipping Thee,

                    and deserve Thy reward,

          have mercy upon me,

          bar me from acts of disobedience toward Thee

                    as long as Thou keepest me alive,

          give me success in what profits me

                    as long as Thou sparest me,

          expand my breast through Thy Book,

          lessen my burden through its recitation,

          bestow upon me health in my religion and my soul,

          estrange not my intimates from me,

          and complete Thy beneficence in what is left of my lifetime,

                    just as Thou hast shown beneficence

                    in that of it which has passed!

          O Most Merciful of the merciful! 

 


 

The Whispered Prayer of the Repenters

 

 

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In the Name of God, the All-merciful,

the All-compassionate

 

1  My God, offenses have clothed me

                              in the garment of my lowliness,

                    separation from Thee has wrapped me

                              in the clothing of my misery!

          My dreadful crimes have deadened my heart,

                    so bring it to life by a repentance from Thee!

          O my hope and my aim!

                    O my wish and my want!

          By Thy might,

                    I find no one but Thee to forgive my sins

                    and I see none but Thee to mend my brokenness!

          I have subjected myself to Thee in repeated turning,

                              I have humbled myself to Thee in abasement.

                    If Thou castest me out from Thy door,

                              in whom shall I take shelter?

                    If Thou repellest me from Thy side,

                              in whom shall I seek refuge?

          O my grief at my ignominy and disgrace!

                    O my sorrow at my evil works and what I have committed! 

2  I ask Thee, O Forgiver of great sins,

                    O Mender of broken bones,

          to overlook my ruinous misdeeds

                    and cover my disgraceful secret thoughts!

          At the witnessing place of the Resurrection,

                    empty me not

                              of the coolness of Thy pardon and forgiveness,

                    and strip me not

                              of Thy beautiful forbearance and covering! 

3  My God,

          let the cloud of Thy mercy cast its shadow

                    upon my sins

          and send the billow of Thy clemency

                    flowing over my faults! 

4  Verse 4 translation missing in original book!

 

5  My God,

          if remorse for sins is a repentance,306

                    I - by Thy might - am one of the remorseful!

          If praying forgiveness for offenses is an alleviation,

                    I am one of those who pray forgiveness!

          To Thee I return

                    that Thou may be well pleased! 

6  My God,

          through Thy power over me,

                    turn toward me,

          through Thy clemency toward me,

                    pardon me,

          and through Thy knowledge of me,

                    be gentle toward me! 

7  My God,

          Thou art He who hast opened a door to Thy pardon

                    and named it 'repentance',

          for Thou said,

                    Repent to God with unswerving repentance.307

          What is the excuse

                    of him who remains heedless of entering the door

                    after its opening? 

8  My God,

          though the sins of Thy servant are ugly,

                    Thy pardon is beautiful. 

9  My God,

          I am not the first

                    to have disobeyed Thee,

                              and Thou turned toward him,

                    or to have sought to attain Thy favour,

                              and Thou wert munificent toward him.

          O Responder to the distressed!

                    O Remover of injury!

                    O Great in goodness!

                    O Knower of everything secret!

                    O Beautiful through covering over!

          I seek Thy munificence and Thy generosity

                              to intercede with Thee,

                    I seek Thy side and Thy showing mercy

                              to mediate with Thee,

                    so grant my supplication,

                              disappoint not my hope in Thee,

                              accept my repentance,

                              and hide my offense,

                    through Thy kindness and mercy,

                    O Most Merciful of the merciful!