the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
O Allah, I begin the glorification with
praise of Thee; Thou, from Thy bounties, gives out freely
the truth and salvation; I know for certain that Thou art
the most merciful in disposition of forgiveness and mercy,
[but] very exacting at the time of giving exemplary
punishment and chastisement to wrongdoers, the Omnipotent in
the domain of absolute power and might.
O Allah, Thou has given me permission to
invoke Thee and beseech Thee, so listen, O Hearer, to my
words of praise, and give a favourable reply to my
supplication, and minimize my falling into misery, O the
O my Allah, many a trouble Thou hath
removed; many a sorrow hath Thou dispelled; many a misery
hath Thou mitigated; and at all times Thou spreadeth out
mercy, and cutteth short the tightening circles of
All praise be to Allah, Who has not taken
unto Himself a wife, nor a son, and Who has no partner in
sovereignty, nor any protecting friend through dependence.
Magnify Him with all magnificence.
All praise be to Allah, with full
gratitude for all his bounties.
All praise be to Allah, Who has no
opposition to His rule, nor any challenge to His commands.
All praise be to Allah, Who has no
counsel to meddle with His operation of creation, nor is
there anything similar to Him in His greatness.
All praise be to Allah, Whose
commandments operate in Creation; His glory is evident
through love and kindness.
His distinct overflowing generosity is
freely available through His unlimited bestowals which do
not exhaust His resources, and He does not swell the
numerous benefits except because of generosity and kindness.
Verily He is mighty, generous.
O Allah, I ask for some from much, in the
midst of my very many needs for which I entirely depend on
Thee, and, since eternity, Thou art able to do without it
but for me it is a titanic effort and for Thee is very easy
O Allah, truly, when Thou pardon my sins,
overlook my mistakes, take a lenient view of my disorderly
conduct, cover up my foul actions, show consideration in
spite of my many transgressions committed wilfully or
negligently, I am tempted to ask for that which I do not
deserve, from Thee Who, through Thy mercy, gives me the
daily bread provides me with that which is suitable for me,
through Thy control; and distinguishes me with a favourable
reply to my requests.
So I persist in calling out, believing in
Thee, and I invoke Thee, talking familiarly, not afraid, nor
shy, but assured of Thy love and kindness whenever I turn to
A temporary setback, and I, out of
ignorance, begin to despair, although perhaps slowing down
may be a blessing in disguise. because Thou alone knows
[all] the consequences. I know no generous master who is
more accommodating to dissatisfied servants that Thou art to
O Lord, Thou giveth an invitation but I
turn it down. Thou becometh familiar with me but I do not
care for Thee. Thou loveth me but I do not correspond to
Thee as if Thou are overreaching me. Yet Thou doth not
abstain from bestowing favours and blessings on me from Thy
mercy and generosity so have mercy on Thy ignorant servant
Verily Thou art generous and kind.
Praise be To Allah the owner of
sovereignty, Who sets the course of the skies and the stars
controls the winds, causes the daybreak, and administers
authority, the Lord of the worlds.
Praise be to Allah for His indulgence in
the wake of His all-awareness.
Praise be to Allah for His amnesty
ensuing from His omnipotence.
Praise be To Allah for the respite He
allows In spite of provocation.
He is able to do what He wills.
Praise be to Allah, the creator of all
the created beings, Who makes sustenance freely available,
starts the day, the owner of glory, might, favours, and
bounties, Who is far away, invisible, and nearest, so near
that He is fully aware of the whispered secrets, the
Blessed, the Praised.
Praise be to Allah, Who has no equal to
challenge Him, nor is there an image comparable to Him, nor
a helper to assist Him.
He tames the powerful by His force, and
disgraced are the terrible before His greatness; so He,
through His power, fulfils that which He wills.
Praise be to Allah, Who gives answer to
me whenever I call Him; covers up my shortcomings yet I
disobey Him; gives me the largest part of the bounties yet I
want more. Many favours He has sanctioned; many terrible
dangers He has averted; and many blossoming joys he has made
available for me. Therefore, I sing His praises and recite
Praise be to Allah. None can disclose
anything hidden by Him; none can shut the doors kept open by
Him; no one who makes a request is sent away disappointed by
Him; and no one who looks long and attentively is deluded in
Praise be to Allah, Who gives protection
to the frightened; comes to the help of the upright;
promotes the cause of the weak and the enslaved; annihilates
the autocrats; destroys rulers and appoints the 'awaited
savours' in their place.
Praise be to Allah, Who breaks everything
belonging to the oppressors; puts an end to the tyrants;
watches over the fugitives; brings assistance to those who
cry out for help; meets and clears up the demands of the
needy beseechers; supports the faithful.
Praise be to Allah. In his awe-inspiring
fear the heavens and its dwellers tremble and shiver; the
earth and its inhabitants shake and quiver; the oceans and
all that floats and swims in its waters flow together in
excitement and tumult.
Praise be to Allah, Who has guided us to
this. We could not truly have been led aright if Allah had
not guided us.
Praise be to Allah, Who creates but is
not created; gives subsistence but needs no provisions;
gives food to eat but takes no nourishment; makes the living
dead and brings the dead to life; and He is the Ever Living,
there is no death for Him; in His hands is all the good.
And He is able to do all things. O Allah,
send blessings on Muhammad, Thy servant, Messenger,
confidant, friend, beloved intimate, mercy unto all the
created beings, bearer of Thy sacraments, quotient of Thy
messengers, the most superior, the exquisite, the most
handsome, the most perfect, the upright, the more
prospering, the more pleasant, the thoroughly purified, the
sublime; who has more and better blessings, advantages,
mercies, affections and salutations than Thou made available
to any one of Thy servants, prophets, messengers, friends,
and those honoured by Thee from among Thy created being.
O Allah send blessings on 'Ali the Leader
of the Faithful, the successor to the Messenger of the Lord
of the worlds, Thy servant, Thy beloved representative,
brother of Thy Messenger, Thy decisive argument over
mankind, Thy most important sign, the great news from Thee.
O Allah, send blessings on the truthful
pure Fatima, the chosen leader of the women of the worlds.
O Allah, send blessings on the sons of
'the mercy unto the worlds', the leaders and guides, the
Imams al-Hasan and al-Husayn, the leaders of the dwellers of
O Allah, send blessings on the Leaders of
the Muslims, 'Ali ibn al-Husayn, Muhammad ibn 'Ali, Jafar
ibn Muhammad, Musa ibn Jafar, 'Ali ibn Musa, Muhammad
ibn'Ali, 'Ali ibn Muhammad, al-Hasan ibn'Ali, and his son,
the rightly guided Guide, Thy decisive argument over Thy
servants, Thy trustworthy confidant on Thy earth; blessings,
numerous, and for ever.
O Allah, send blessings on the Custodian
of thy commandments, the vigilant Guardian, the reliable
Patron, the awaited Justice, surrounded by Thy favourite
angels, assisted by the Holy Spirit.
O Lord of the worlds. O Allah, send him
to call the people unto Thy Book for establishing Thy
religion, and make him succeed in the earth, as Thou caused
those who were before him to succeed, and establish for him
his faith which Thou has approved for him, and give him in
exchange safety after fear. He serves Thee.
He ascribes nothing as partner unto Thee.
O Allah, give him power and authority,
and through him strengthen the people. Give him the
necessary assistance, and through him support the people,
and make him prevail over all final decisive victory, and
delegate him Thy controlling authority.
O Allah, give currency to Thy religion,
and the way of life of Thy Prophet, through him till nothing
which is just and genuine is kept concealed from any human
O Allah, we ardently desire that in [his]
kind, just, and fair era, Thou should reactivate Islam and
stimulate its followers, and humble and humiliate the
imposters and their double-dealing, and include us among
those who invite people unto Thy obedience, and lead them to
Thy approved path, and give us the good of this world and
the world to come.
O Allah, let us bear out and hold up that
which Thou maketh known to us as the truth,
and let us be fully aware of that which we fall short of
O Allah, through him, set in order our
disorder; gather and unite our flock; stitch together our
sundered separation; turn our want and poverty into
sufficiency; lift us up from our degradation; free us from
our misery; pull us out from our debts; help us to get out
from the ditch of cares and sorrows; fill the gap created by
confusion among us; let our difficulties be easy to deal
with; refine our substance and style; untie our ropes and
straps; let our efforts succeed well and secure success;
make us fulfil our promises; give answers to our prayers;
listen to our requests; cause us to obtain the good of this
world and the hereafter; give us much and more than our
expectations, O the best of givers and bestowers; and
cleanse our hearts, unburden our emotions from hate and
anger, and, in the event of dispute in the matter of truth,
show us the right path.
Verily, Thou guides whoever Thou will to
the right path. Let us, through him, get the better of Thy
enemies and our opponents, O True God. Be it so.
O Allah, we feel uneasy about and are
disturbed by the departure of our Prophet, Thy blessings be
on him and on his family, the absence of our
guardian-friend, too many enemies, our numerical scarcity,
widespread disorder, and the vicissitudes of time.
So send blessings on Muhammad and on his
family, and help us to overcome this state of affairs at
Disperse the ominous clouds hanging over our heads; lend
a helping hand to achieve success; bring in the rule of
justice and fair play; make us bright, free from grief; and
take care of us. Through Thy mercy, O most Merciful.