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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.-9

Sahifa-e-Sajjadiya (sahifae sajjadia) book of imam sajjad a.s.Sahifa-e-Sajjadiya (sahifae sajjadia) book of imam sajjad a.s.-9

His Supplication for his Parents (upon the two of them be peace)




1  O God,

          bless Muhammad, Thy slave and Thy messenger,

                    and his Household, the pure,

          and single them out for the best of Thy blessings, Thy mercy,

                    Thy benedictions, and Thy peace! 

2  And single out my parents, O God,

          for honour with Thee and blessings from Thee,

          O Most Merciful of the merciful!  

3  O God,

          bless Muhammad and his Household,

          teach me through inspiration

                    knowledge of everything incumbent upon me toward them,

          and gather within me

                    knowledge of all that completely!

          Then make me act in accordance

                    with what Thou hast inspired me

          and give me the success to put into practice

                    the knowledge Thou hast shown to me,

          lest I fail to act

                    according to something Thou hast taught me

          or my limbs feel too heavy to perform

                     that with which Thou hast inspired me! 

4  O God,

           bless Muhammad and his Household,

                    as Thou hast ennobled us through him,

          and bless Muhammad and his Household,

                    as Thou hast made incumbent upon us

                     rights toward the creatures because of him!113 

5  O God,

          fill me with awe of my parents,

                    the awe one has toward a tyrannical sovereign,

          and let me be devoted to them,

                     with the devotion of a compassionate mother!

          Make my obedience and devotion to them

                     more gladdening to my eyes

                              than sleep to the drowsy

                     and more refreshing to my breast

                              than drink to the thirsty,

                    so that I may prefer their inclination

                              to my inclination,

                     set their satisfaction

                              before my satisfaction,

                    make much of their devotion to me

                               though it be little,

                     and make little of my devotion to them

                              though it be great. 

6  O God,

           lower before them my voice,

           make agreeable to them my words,

           make mild before them my temper,

           make tender toward them my heart,

           and turn me into their kind companion,

                     their loving friend! 

7  O God,

          thank them for my upbringing,

           reward them for honouring me,

           and guard them as they guarded me in my infancy! 

8  O God,

           and whatever harm has touched them from me,

          detested thing has reached them from me,

                     or right of theirs which has been neglected by me,

           allow it to alleviate their sins,

                     raise them in their degrees,

                     and add to their good deeds!

           O He who changes evil deeds into manifold good deeds!114 

9  O God,

           whatever word through which they have transgressed against me,

           act through which they have been immoderate with me,

           right of mine which they have left neglected,

                     or obligation toward me in which they have fallen short,

           I grant it to them

                     and bestow it upon them,

           and I beseech Thee

                     to remove from them its ill consequence,

           for I do not accuse them concerning myself,

                     find them slow in their devotion toward me,

                     or dislike the way they have attended to my affairs, my Lord! 

10             They have rights against me which are more incumbent,

                     precedence in beneficence toward me that is greater,

                     and kindness toward me that is mightier

           than that I should settle accounts with justice

                     or repay them with equivalents.

          Where then, my God, would be their long occupation

                     with bringing me up?

           Where the hardship of their toil

                     in taking care of me?

          Where the stinting of themselves

                     to provide me with plenty? 

11             What an idea!

           I can never discharge their right against me,

                     fulfil my obligations toward them,

                     or accomplish the duty of serving them.

           So bless Muhammad and his Household

                     and help me, O Best of those whose help we seek!

                     Give me success, O Most Guiding of those whom we beseech!

           Place me not among the people of disrespect to fathers and mothers

                     on the day when every soul will be repaid

                               for what it has earned,

                               they shall not be wronged.115 

12  O God,

          bless Muhammad, his Household, and his progeny

          and single out my parents for the best

                    which Thou hast singled out

                    for the fathers and mothers of Thy faithful servants,

          O Most Merciful of the merciful! 

13  O God,

          let me not forget to remember them after my ritual prayers,

                    at every time throughout my night,

                    and in each of the hours of my day! 

14  O God,

          bless Muhammad and his Household,

          forgive me through my supplication for my parents,

          forgive them through their devotion toward me

                    with unfailing forgiveness,

          be well pleased with them through my intercession for them

                    with resolute good pleasure,

          and make them reach through Thy generosity

                    the abodes of safety! 

15  O God,

           if Thy forgiveness reaches them first,

                     make them my intercessors,

           and if Thy forgiveness reaches me first,

                     make me their intercessors,

          so that we may gather together through Thy gentleness

                     in the house of Thy generosity

                     and the place of Thy forgiveness and mercy!

           Verily Thou art Possessor of abounding bounty

                     and ancient kindness,

           and Thou art the Most Merciful of the merciful!116 


His Supplication for his Children




1  O God,

          be kind to me through

                     the survival of my children,

                     setting them right for me,

                    and allowing me to enjoy them! 

2  My God,

          make long their lives for me,

          increase their terms,

           bring up the smallest for me,

          strengthen the weakest for me,

          rectify for me

                    their bodies,

                    their religious dedication,

                    and their moral traits,

           make them well in

                     their souls,

                    their limbs,

                     and everything that concerns me of their affair,

           and pour out for me and upon my hand

                     their provisions! 

3            Make them

                     pious, fearing, insightful, hearing, and obedient

                              toward Thee,

                    loving and well-disposed

                              toward Thy friends,

                    and stubbornly resistant and full of hate

                              toward all Thy enemies!


4  O God,

          through them

                    strengthen my arm,

                    straighten my burdened back,

                     multiply my number,

                    adorn my presence,

                    keep alive my mention,

                     suffice me when I am away,

                    help me in my needs,

                    and make them

                              loving toward me,

                              affectionate, approaching,

                              upright, obedient,

                              never disobedient, disrespectful,

                              opposed, or offenders! 

5             Help me in their upbringing,

                    their education,

                    and my devotion toward them,

          give me among them from Thyself male children,

          make that a good for me,

          and make them a help for me

                    in that which I ask from Thee! 

6            Give me and my progeny refuge from the accursed Satan,

                    for Thou hast created us, commanded us, and prohibited us,

                              and made us

                                        desire the reward of what Thou hast commanded,

                                        and fear its punishment!

                    Thou assigned to us an enemy

                              who schemes against us,

                    gave him an authority over us

                              in a way that Thou didst not give us authority over him,

                    allowed him to dwell in our breasts

                               and let him run in our blood vessels;

                    he is not heedless,

                              though we be heedless,

                    he does not forget,

                               though we forget;

                    he makes us feel secure from Thy punishment

                               and fills us with fear toward other than Thee. 

7                       If we are about to commit an indecency,

                               he gives us courage to do so,

                     and if we are about to perform a righteous work,

                               he holds us back from it.

                     He opposes us through passions,117

                               and sets up for us doubts.

                     If he promises us, he lies,

                               and if he raises our hopes, he fails to fulfil them.

                     If Thou dost not turn his trickery away from us,

                               he will misguide us,

                     and if Thou dost not protect us from his corruption,

                               he will cause us to slip. 

8             O God,

                     so defeat his authority over us through Thy authority,

                    such that Thou holdest him back from us

                              through the frequency of our supplication to Thee

                     and we leave his trickery

                               and rise up among those preserved by Thee from sin! 

9  O God,

           grant me my every request,

           accomplish for me my needs,

          withhold not from me Thy response

                     when Thou hast made Thyself accountable for it to me,118

           veil not my supplication from Thyself,

                     when Thou hast commanded me to make it,119

          and be kind to me through everything that will set me right

                              in this world and the next,

                    in everything that I remember or forget,

                    display or conceal,

                     make public or keep secret! 

10             In all of this, place me through my asking Thee among

                     those who set things right,

                     those who are answered favourably

                                        when they request from Thee

                               and from whom is not withheld

                                         when they put their trust in Thee, 

11                       those accustomed to seek refuge in Thee,

                    those who profit through commerce with Thee,

                    those granted sanctuary

                              through Thy might,

                     those given lawful provision in plenty from Thy boundless bounty

                               through Thy munificence and generosity,

                    those who reach exaltation after abasement

                               through Thee,

                    those granted sanctuary from wrong

                              through Thy justice,

                     those released from affliction

                              through Thy mercy,

                    those delivered from need after poverty

                               through Thy riches,

                    those preserved from sins, slips, and offenses

                              through reverential fear toward Thee,

                    those successful in goodness, right conduct, and propriety

                               through obeying Thee,

                     those walled off from sins

                               through Thy power,

                     the refrainers from every act of disobedience toward Thee,

                     the dwellers in Thy neighbourhood! 

12  O God,

          give me all of that through Thy bestowal of success and Thy mercy,

          grant us refuge from the chastisement of the burning,

           and give to

                    all the Muslims, male and female,

                              and all the faithful, male and female,

                    the like of what I have asked for myself and my children,

                              in the immediate of this world

                              and the deferred of the next!

          Verily Thou art the Near, the Responder,

                    the All-hearing, the All-knowing,

                    the Pardoner, the Forgiving,

                    the Clement, the Merciful! 

13             And give to us in this world good,

                    and in the next world good,

                     and protect us from the chastisement of the Fire!120 


His Supplication for his Neighbours and Friends

His Supplication for his Neighbours and Friends when he Mentioned them.




1  O God,

          bless Muhammad and his Household

          and attend to me with Thy best attending

                    in my neighbours and friends

                    who recognize our right121

                    and war against our enemies! 

2  Give [my neighbours and friends] success in

          performing Thy prescriptions

          and taking on the beauties of Thy courtesy through

                    acting gently with their weak,

                    remedying their lacks,

                    visiting their sick,

                    guiding their seeker of right guidance,

                    giving good counsel to their seeker of advice,

                    attending to the one among them who returns from travel,

                    hiding their secrets,

                    covering over their shameful things,

                    helping their wronged,

                    sharing kindly with them in goods,

          turning toward them with wealth and bestowal of bounty,

                    and giving what is due to them before they ask! 

3  Let me, O God,

          repay their evildoer

                    with good-doing,

          turn away from their wrongdoer

                    with forbearance.

          have a good opinion

                    of every one of them,

          attend to all of them

                    with devotion,

          lower my eyes before them

                    in continence,

          make mild my side toward them

                    in humility,

          be tender toward the afflicted among them

                    in mercy,

          make them happy in absence

                    through affection,

          love that they continue to receive favour

                    through good will,

          grant them

                    what I grant my next of kin,

          and observe for them

                    what I observe for my special friends! 

4  O God,

          bless Muhammad and his Household,

          provide me the like of that from them,

          appoint for me the fullest share of what is with them,

          increase them

                    in insight toward my right

                    and knowledge of my excellence

          so that they will be fortunate through me

                    and I fortunate through them!

          Amen, Lord of the worlds!