belongs to God, Lord of the worlds!
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! There is nothing like Him, knowledge of nothing escapes
Him, He encompasses everything, and He is watchful over everything.
art God, there is no god but Thou, the Unique, the Alone, the Single,
art God, there is no god but Thou, the Generous, the Generously
Bestowing, the All-mighty, the Mightily Exalted, the Magnificent,
the Magnificently Magnified.
art God, there is no god but Thou, the All-high, the Sublimely High,
the Strong in prowess.
art God, there is no god but Thou, the All-merciful, the All-compassionate,
the All-knowing, the All-wise.
art God, there is no god but Thou, the All-hearing, the All-seeing,
the Eternal, the All-aware.
art God, there is no god but Thou, the Generous, the Most Generous,
the Everlasting, the Most Everlasting.
art God, there is no god but Thou, the First before every one, the
Last after every number.
art God, there is no god but Thou, the Close in His highness, the
High in His closeness.
art God, there is no god but Thou, Possessor of radiance and glory,
magnificence and praise.
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.
is Thou who hast ordained each thing with an ordination, eased each
thing with an easing, and governed everything below Thyself with
is Thou whom no associate helps with Thy creation and no vizier
aids in Thy command. Thou hast no witness and no equal.
is Thou who willed, and what Thou willed was unfailing, who decreed,
and what Thou decreed was just, who decided, and what Thou decided
is Thou whom place does not contain, before whose authority no authority
stands up, and whom no proof or explication can thwart.
is Thou who hast counted everything in numbers, appointed for everything
a term, and ordained everything with an ordination.
is Thou before whose selfness imaginations fall short, before whose
howness understandings have no incapacity, and the place of whose
whereness eyes perceive not.
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.
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.
is Thou who art He who began, devised, brought forth, originated,
and made well all that He made.
be to Thee! How majestic is Thy station! How high Thy place among
the places! How cleanly Thy Separator cleaves with the truth!
be to Thee! The Gentle - how gentle Thou art! The Clement - how
clement Thou art! The Wise - how knowing Thou art!
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!
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.
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.
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.
be to Thee! Thy path is smooth ground, Thy command right guidance,
and Thou art a living, eternal refuge.
be to Thee! Thy word is decisive, Thy decree unfailing, Thy will
be to Thee! None can reject Thy wish, none can change Thy words.
be to Thee, Outdazzling in signs, Creator of the heavens, Author
of the spirits!
Thee belongs praise, a praise that will be permanent with Thy permanence!
Thee belongs praise, a praise everlasting through Thy favour!
Thee belongs praise, a praise that will parallel Thy benefaction!
Thee belongs praise, a praise that will increase Thy good pleasure!
Thee belongs praise, a praise along with the praise of every praiser
and a thanksgiving before which falls short the thanksgiving of
which is suitable for none but Thee and through which nearness is
sought to none but Thee;
which will make permanent the first [bounty] and call forth the
permanence of the last;
which will multiply through recurrence of times and increase through
which the guardians will not be able to number and which exceeds
what the writers number in Thy Book;
which will counterbalance Thy glorious Throne and equal Thy elevated
praise whose reward with Thee will be complete and whose recompense
will comprise every recompense;
whose outward conforms to its inward, and whose inward conforms
to correct intention;
with whose like no creature has praised Thee and whose excellence
none knows but Thou;
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;
which will gather all the praise which Thou hast created and tie
together all which Thou wilt afterwards create;
than which no praise is nearer to Thy word and than which none is
greater from any who praise Thee;
whose fullness will obligate increase through Thy generosity and
to which Thou wilt join increase after increase as graciousness
that will befit the generosity of Thy face and meet the might of
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!
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
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!
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
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!
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
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, and made the mediation to
Thee and the road to Thy Garden!
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!
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!
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!
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! 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!
so inspire Thy guardian 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, open for him an easy opening,
aid him with Thy mightiest pillar, brace up his back, strengthen
his arm, guard him with Thy eye, defend him with Thy safeguarding,
help him with Thy angels, and assist him with Thy most victorious
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!
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).
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,
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!
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-compassionate and the Best of forgivers, and
place us with them in the Abode of Peace, through Thy mercy, O Most
Merciful of the merciful!
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.
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.
Thou commanded him, but he did not follow Thy commands, Thou restricted
Him, but he did not heed Thy restrictions, Thou prohibited him from
disobedience toward Thee, but he broke Thy command by doing what
Thou hadst prohibited, not in contention with Thee, nor to display
pride toward Thee; on the contrary, his caprice called him to that
which Thou hadst set apart and cautioned against, and he was helped
in that by Thy enemy and his enemy. So he went ahead with it knowing
Thy threat, hoping for Thy pardon, and relying upon Thy forbearance,
though he was the most obligated of Thy servants - given Thy kindness
toward him - not to do so.
I am, then, before Thee, despised, lowly, humble, abject, fearful,
confessing the dreadful sins with which I am burdened and the great
offenses that I have committed, seeking sanctuary in Thy forgiveness,
asking shelter in Thy mercy, and certain that no sanctuary-giver
will give me sanctuary from Thee and no withholder will hold me
back from Thee.
act kindly toward me, just as Thou actest kindly by Thy shielding
him who commits sins, be munificent toward me, just as Thou art
munificent by pardoning him who throws himself before Thee, and
show kindness to me, just as it is nothing great for Thee to show
kindness by forgiving him who expectantly hopes in Thee!
for me in this day an allotment through which I may attain a share
of Thy good pleasure, and send me not back destitute of that with
which Thy worshipers return from among Thy servants!
I have not forwarded the righteous deeds which they have forwarded,
I have forwarded the profession of Thy Unity and the negation from
Thee of opposites, rivals, and likenesses, I have come to Thee by
the gateways by which Thou hast commanded that people come, and
I have sought nearness to Thee through that without seeking nearness
through which-none gains nearness to Thee.
I followed all this with repeated turning toward Thee, lowliness
and abasement before Thee, opinion of Thee, and trust in what is
with Thee; and to that I coupled hope in Thee, since the one who
hopes in Thee is seldom disappointed!
Thee with the asking of one vile, lowly, pitiful, poor, fearful,
seeking sanctuary; all that in fear and pleading seeking refuge
and asking shelter, not presumptuous through the pride of the proud,
nor exalting myself with the boldness of the obedient, nor presumptuous
of the intercession of the interceders.
I am still the least of the least and the lowliest of the lowly,
like a dust mote or less! O He who does not hurry the evildoers
nor restrain those living in ease! O He who shows kindness through
releasing the stumblers and gratuitous bounty through respiting
the evildoer, the confessor, the offender, the stumbler!
he who was audacious toward Thee as one insolent!
he who disobeyed Thee with forethought!
he who hid myself from Thy servants and blatantly showed myself
he who was awed by Thy servants and felt secure from Thee!
he who dreaded not Thy penalty and feared not Thy severity!
the offender against himself!
the hostage to his own affliction!
short in shame!
long in suffering!
the right of him whom Thou hast distinguished among Thy creation
and by him whom Thou hast chosen for Thyself! By the right of him
whom Thou hast selected from among Thy creatures and by him whom
Thou hast picked for Thy task! By the right of him the obeying of
whom Thou hast joined to obeying Thee, and by him the disobeying
of whom Thou hast made like disobeying Thee! And by the right of
him whose friendship Thou hast bound to Thy friendship and by him
whose enmity Thou hast linked to Thine enmity! Shield me in this
day of mine, by that through which Thou shieldest him who prays
fervently to Thee while disavowing and him who seeks refuge in Thy
forgiveness while repenting!
to me with that through which Thou attendest to the people of obedience
toward Thee, proximity to Thee, and rank with Thee!
me out, as Thou singlest him out who fulfils Thy covenant, fatigues
himself for Thy sake alone, and exerts himself in Thy good pleasure!
me not to task for my neglect in respect to Thee, my transgressing
the limit in Thy bounds, and stepping outside Thy ordinances!
me not on little by little by granting me a respite, like the drawing
on little by little of him who withholds from me the good he has
by not sharing with Thee in letting favour down upon me!
me from the sleep of the heedless, the slumber of the prodigal,
and the dozing of the forsaken!
my heart to that in which Thou hast employed the devout, enthralled
the worshipers, and rescued the remiss!
me refuge from that which will keep me far from Thee, come between
me and my share from Thee, and bar me from that which I strive for
easy for me the road of good deeds toward Thee, racing to them from
where Thou hast commanded, and coveting them as Thou desirest!
me not along with those whom Thou effacest for thinking lightly
of what Thou hast promised!
me not with those whom Thou destroyest for exposing themselves to
me not among those whom Thou annihilatest for deviating from Thy
me from the floods of trial, save me from the gullets of affliction,
and grant me sanctuary from being seized by respite!
between me and the enemy who misguides me, the caprice which ruins
me, and the failing which overcomes me!
not away from me with the turning away in wrath from one with whom
Thou art not pleased!
me not lose heart in expecting from Thee, lest I be overcome by
despair of Thy mercy!
me not that which I cannot endure, lest Thou weighest me down with
the surplus of Thy love which Thou loadest upon me!
me not from Thy hand, the sending of him who possesses no good,
toward whom Thou hast no need, and who turns not back [to Thee]!
me not with the casting of him who has fallen from the eye of Thy
regard and been wrapped in degradation from Thee! Rather take my
hand [and save me] from the falling of the stumblers, the disquiet
of the deviators, the slip of those deluded, and the plight of the
me from that with which Thou hast afflicted the ranks of Thy servants
and handmaids and make me reach the utmost degrees of him about
whom Thou art concerned, towards whom Thou showest favour, and with
whom Thou art pleased, so that Thou lettest him live as one praiseworthy
and takest him to Thee as one felicitous!
me with the collar of abstaining from that which makes good deeds
fail and takes away blessings!
to my heart restraint before ugly works of evil and disgraceful
me not by that which I cannot reach except through Thee from doing
that which alone makes Thee pleased with me!
out from my heart the love of this vile world, which keeps from
everything which is with Thee, bars from seeking the mediation to
Thee, and distracts from striving for nearness to Thee!
for me solitude in prayer whispered to Thee by night and by day!
me a preservation which will bring me close to dread of Thee, cut
me off from committing things made unlawful by Thee, and spare me
from captivation by dreadful sins!
me purification from the defilement of disobedience, take away from
me the filth of offenses, dress me in the dress of Thy well-being,
cloak me in the cloak of Thy release, wrap me in Thy ample favours,
and clothe me in Thy bounty and Thy graciousness!
me with Thy giving success and Thy pointing the right way, help
me toward righteous intention, pleasing words, and approved works,
and entrust me not to my force and my strength in place of Thy force
and Thy strength!
me not on the day Thou raisest me up to meet Thee, disgrace me not
before Thy friends, make me not forget remembering Thee, take not
away from me thanking Thee, but enjoin it upon me in states of inattention
when the ignorant are heedless of Thy boons, and inspire me to laud
what Thou hast done for me and confess to what Thou hast conferred
my beseeching Thee above the beseeching of the beseechers and my
praise of Thee above the praise of the praisers!
me not with my neediness for Thee, destroy me not for what I have
done for Thee, and slap not my brow with that with which Thou slappest
the brow of those who contend with Thee, for I am submitted to Thee.
I know that the argument is Thine, that Thou art closest to bounty,
most accustomed to beneficence, worthy of reverent fear, and worthy
of forgiveness, that Thou art closer to pardoning than to punishing,
and that Thou art nearer to covering over than to making notorious!
me live an agreeable life that will tie together what I want and
reach what I love while I not bring what Thou dislikest and not
commit what Thou hast prohibited; and make me die the death of him
whose light runs before him and on his right hand!
me before Thyself and exalt me before Thy creatures, lower me when
I am alone with Thee and raise me among Thy servants, free me from
need for him who has no need of me and increase me in neediness
and poverty toward Thee!
me refuge from the gloating of enemies, the arrival of affliction,
lowliness and suffering! Shield me in what Thou seest from me, the
shielding of him who would have power over violence had he no clemency,
and would seize for misdeeds had he no lack of haste!
Thou desirest for a people a trial or an evil, deliver me from it,
for I seek Thy shelter; and since Thou hast not stood me in the
station of disgrace in this world of Thine, stand me not in such
a station in the next world of Thine!
for me the beginnings of Thy kindnesses with their ends and the
ancient of Thy benefits with the freshly risen! Prolong not my term
with a prolonging through which my heart will harden! Strike me
not with a striking that will take away my radiance! Visit me not
with a meanness that will diminish my worth or a decency that will
keep my rank unknown!
me not with a fright by which I will despair or a terror through
which I will dread, but make me stand in awe of Thy threat, take
precautions against Thy leaving no excuses and Thy warning, and
tremble at the recitation of Thy verses!
my night with life by keeping me awake therein for worshipping Thee,
solitude with vigil for Thee, exclusive devotion to reliance upon
Thee, setting my needs before Thee, and imploring that Thou wilt
set my neck free from the Fire and grant me sanctuary from Thy chastisement,
within which its inhabitants dwell!
me not blindly wandering in my insolence or inattentive in my perplexity
for a time, make me not an admonition to him who takes admonishment,
a punishment exemplary for him who takes heed, a trial for him who
observes, devise not against me along with those against whom Thou
devisest, replace me not with another, change not my name, transform
not my body, appoint me not a mockery for Thy creatures, a laughing-stock
for Thyself, a follower of anything but Thy good pleasure, a menial
servant for anything but avenging Thee!
me find the coolness of Thy pardon and the sweetness of Thy mercy,
Thy repose, Thy ease, and the garden of Thy bliss! Let me taste,
through some of Thy boundless plenty, the flavour of being free
for what Thou lovest and striving in what brings about proximity
with Thee and to Thee, and give me a gift from among Thy gifts!
my commerce profitable and my return without loss, fill me with
fear of Thy station, make me yearn for the meeting with Thee, and
allow me to repent with an unswerving repentance along with which
Thou lettest no sins remain, small or large, and leavest no wrongs,
open or secret!
out rancour toward the faithful from my breast, bend my heart toward
the humble, be toward me as Thou art toward the righteous, adorn
me with the adornment of the godfearing, appoint for me a goodly
report among those yet to come and a growing remembrance among the
later folk, and take me to the plain of those who came first!
the lavishness of Thy favour upon me, clothe me in its repeated
generosities, fill my hand with Thy benefits, drive Thy generous
gifts to me, make me the neighbour of the best of Thy friends in
the Gardens which Thou hast adorned for Thy chosen, and wrap me
in Thy noble presents in the stations prepared for Thy beloveds!
for me a resting place with Thee where I may seek haven in serenity,
and a resort to which I may revert and rest my eyes, weigh not against
me my dreadful misdeeds, destroy me not on the day the secrets are
tried, eliminate from me every doubt and uncertainty, appoint for
me a way in the truth from every mercy, make plentiful for me the
portions of gifts from Thy granting of awards, and fill out for
me the shares of beneficence from Thy bestowal of bounty!
my heart trust in what is with Thee and my concern free for what
is Thine, employ me in that in which Thou employest Thy pure friends,
drench my heart with Thy obedience when intellects are distracted,
and combine within me independence, continence, ease, release, health,
plenty, tranquillity, and well being!
not fail my good deeds through my disobedience that stains them
or my private times of worship through the instigations of Thy trial!
Safeguard my face from asking from anyone in the world, and drive
me far from begging for that which is with the ungodly!
me not an aid to the wrongdoers, nor their hand and helper in erasing
Thy Book! Defend me whence I know not with a defense through which
Thou protectest me! Open toward me the gates of Thy repentance,
Thy mercy, Thy clemency, and Thy boundless provision! Surely I am
one of those who beseech Thee! And complete Thy favour toward me!
Surely Thou art the best of those who show favour!
the rest of my life in the hajj and the 'umra seeking Thy face,
O Lord of the worlds! And may God bless Muhammad and his Household,
the good, the pure, and peace be upon him and them always and forever!