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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.-4

His Supplication in Seeking Asylum with God




1  O God,

           if Thou willest,

                     Thou wilt pardon us through Thy bounty

           and if Thou willest,

                     Thou wilt chastise us through Thy justice. 

2  So make our ways smooth to Thy pardon

                               through Thy kindness

                     and grant us sanctuary from Thy chastisement

                               through Thy forbearance,

                     for none of us has the endurance for Thy justice

                     and none of us can reach deliverance without Thy pardon! 

3  O Richest of the rich!

           Here we are, Thy servants, before Thee.

           I am the neediest of the needy toward Thee,

                     so redress our neediness

                               through Thy plenty

                     and cut us not off from our hopes

                               through Thy withholding,

                     lest Thou makest wretched him who seeks felicity through Thee

                               and deprivest him who seeks help from Thy bounty! 

4  Then to whom would we return after Thee?

           Where would we go from Thy gate?

                     Glory be to Thee!

           We are the distressed,

                     the response to whom

                               Thou hast made incumbent,

                     the people from whom

                               Thou hast promised to remove the evil.81 

5  That thing most resembling Thy will

                     and that affair most worthy for Thee in Thy mightiness

                     is showing mercy to him who asks Thee for mercy

                               and helping him who seeks help from Thee.

                     So show mercy upon our pleading with Thee

                               and free us from need when we throw ourselves before Thee! 

6  O God,

           Satan will gloat over us if we follow him

                     in disobeying Thee,

           so bless Muhammad and his Household

           and let him not gloat over us

                     after we have renounced him for Thee

                     and beseeched Thee against him! 


His Supplication for Good Outcomes




1  O He remembering whom brings honour

                    to those who remember!

          O He thanking whom brings triumph

                    to those who give thanks!

          O He obeying whom brings deliverance

                    to those who obey!

          Bless Muhammad and his Household,

          and divert our hearts through remembering Thee

                    from every act of remembrance,

          our tongues through thanking Thee

                    from every act of thanksgiving,

          our limbs through obeying Thee

                    from every act of obedience! 

2  If Thou hast ordained for us idleness from these occupations,

          make it an idleness of safety, within which

                    no ill consequence visits us

                    or weariness overtakes us!

          Then the writers of evil deeds may depart from us

                    with a page empty of the mention of our evil deeds,

          and the writers of good deeds may turn away from us

                    happy with the good deeds of ours which they have written. 

3  And when the days of our life have passed by,

          the terms of our lifetimes have elapsed,

          and Thy call, which must come and be answered,

                    summons us forth,

          then bless Muhammad and his Household

          and make the outcome of what the writers of our works

                    count against us

                    an accepted repentance,

                    which afterwards gave us no rest

                              in a sin that we committed

                              or an act of disobedience that we performed! 

4            Remove not from us any covering

                    with which Thou hast covered over the heads of the witnesses

                    on the day when the records of Thy servants are tried! 

5  Verily Thou art compassionate to him who supplicates Thee,

          the responder to him who calls upon Thee!