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Du‘a al-Faraj- Ilahi ‘azuma’l bala’u

دُعَاءُ الْفَرَجْ - إلهي عظم البلاء

Du‘a’ al-Faraj
Invocation for the Advent of the Imam of the Age (‘atfs)

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Bismillahi ’r-rahmani ’r-rahim
In the Name of Allah, the All-beneficent, the All-merciful

إلهي عظم البلاء وبرح الخفاء

Ilahi ‘azuma’l-bala’u wa bariha’l-khafa’
O my Lord! The calamity has aggravated; the absence prolonged;

وانكشف الغطاء وانقطع الرجاء ،

Wa’nkashafa’l-ghita’u wa’nqata‘a’r-raja’
The curtain of modesty has been lifted; hope has been curtailed;

وضاقت الأرض ومنعت السماء

Wa daqati’l-ardu wa muni‘ati’s-sama’
The earth has been narrow; and sky has been denied.

وأنت المستعان وإليك المشتكى

Wa anta’l-musta‘anu wa ilayka’l-mushtaka
And You are the One from whom help is sought and complaints are made

وعليك المعول في الشدة والرخاء ،

Wa ‘alayka al-mu‘awwalu fi’sh-shiddati wa’r-rakha’
And in You we trust in the times of difficulty.

اللهم صل على محمد وآل محمد

Allahumma salli ‘ala Muhammad wa ali Muhammad
O Allah! Send blessings upon Muhammad (S) and the progeny of Muhammad (S),

أولي الأمر الذين فرضت علينا طاعتهم

Uli’l-amri’l-ladhina faradta ‘alayna ta‘atahum
The possessors of authority whose obedience you have enjoined upon us

وعرفتنا بذلك منزلتهم ، ففرج عنا بحقهم فرجاً عاجلاً قريباً كلمح البصر أو هو أقرب

Wa ‘arraftana bidhalika manzilatahum fafarrij ‘anna bi-haqqihim farajan ‘ajilan qariban kalamhi’l-basari aw huwa aqrab
And by that made us aware of their position. Then make open for us, by their truth, an immediate opening, immediate as a wink or sooner.

يا محمد ياعلي، ياعلي يامحمد

Ya Muhammadu ya ‘Aliyyu ya Muhammad
O Muhammad! O ‘Ali! O ‘Ali! O Muhammad!

أكفياني فإنكما كافيان وانصراني فإنكما ناصران

Ikfiyani fainnakuma kafiyani wa’n-surani fainnakuma nasiran
Suffice me both of you as both of you are sufficient.
Help me—two of you—for you are my helpers.

يا مولانا ياصاحب الزمان

Ya mawlana ya sahiba’z-zaman
O our Master, O Master of the Time!

الغوث الغوث الغوث

Al-ghawtha’l-ghawtha’l-ghawth,
Help! Help!

أدركني أدركني أدركني

Adrikni adrikni adrikni
Rescue me! Rescue me! Rescue me!

الساعة الساعة الساعة

As-sa‘ata’s-sa‘ata’s-sa‘ah
This moment! This moment! This moment!

العجل العجل العجل



Al-‘ajala’l-‘ajala’l-‘ajal

Hasten, hasten, hasten!

يا أرحم الراحمين ، بحق محمد وآله الطاهرين

Ya arhama’r-rahimina bi-haqqi Muhammad wa alihi’t-tahirin
O Most Merciful of the Merciful,
For the sake of Muhammad (S) and his holy progeny.

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