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11) His Supplication for Good Outcomes

(11) وَ كَانَ مِنْ دُعَائِهِ عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ بِخَوَاتِمِ الْخَيْرِ

1. يا مَنْ ذِكْرُهُ شَرَفٌ لِلذَّاكِرِينَ ،

وَ يَا مَنْ شُكْرُهُ فَوْزٌ لِلشَّاكِرِينَ ،

وَ يَا مَنْ طَاعَتُهُ نَجَاةٌ لِلْمُطِيعِينَ ،

صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِهِ ،

وَ اشْغَلْ قُلُوبَنَا بِذِكْرِكَ عَنْ كُلِّ ذِكْرٍ ،

وَ أَلْسِنَتَنَا بِشُكْرِكَ عَنْ كُلِّ شُكْرٍ ،

وَ جَوَارِحَنَا بِطَاعَتِكَ عَنْ كُلِّ طَاعَةٍ .

2. فَإِنْ قَدَّرْتَ لَنَا فَرَاغاً مِنْ شُغْلٍ

فَاجْعَلْهُ فَرَاغَ سَلَامَةٍ

لَا تُدْرِكُنَا فِيهِ تَبِعَةٌ ،

وَ لَا تَلْحَقُنَا فِيهِ سَأْمَةٌ ،

حَتَّى يَنْصَرِفَ عَنَّا كُتَّابُ السَّيِّئَاتِ

بِصَحِيفَةٍ خَالِيَةٍ مِنْ ذِكْرِ سَيِّئَاتِنَا ،

وَ يَتَوَلَّى كُتَّابُ الْحَسَنَاتِ عَنَّا

مَسْرُورِينَ بِمَا كَتَبُوا مِنْ حَسَنَاتِنَا

3. وَ إِذَا انْقَضَتْ أَيَّامُ حَيَاتِنَا ،

وَ تَصَرَّمَتْ مُدَدُ أَعْمَارِنَا ،

وَ اسْتَحْضَرَتْنَا دَعْوَتُكَ الَّتِي لَا بُدَّ مِنْهَا وَ مِنْ إِجَابَتِهَا ،

فَصَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِهِ ،

وَ اجْعَلْ خِتَامَ مَا تُحْصِي عَلَيْنَا كَتَبَةُ أَعْمَالِنَا

تَوْبَةً مَقْبُولَةً

لَا تُوقِفُنَا بَعْدَهَا عَلَى ذَنْبٍ اجْتَرَحْنَاهُ ،

وَ لَا مَعْصِيَةٍ اقْتَرَفْنَاهَا .

4. وَ لَا تَكْشِفْ عَنَّا سِتْراً سَتَرْتَهُ عَلَى رُءُوسِ الْأَشْهَادِ ،

يَوْمَ تَبْلُو أَخْبَارَ عِبَادِكَ .

5. إِنَّكَ رَحِيمٌ بِمَنْ دَعَاكَ ،

وَ مُسْتَجِيبٌ لِمَنْ نَادَاكَ .

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!

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