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38) His Supplication in Asking Pardon

(38) وَ كَانَ مِنْ دُعَائِهِ عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ فِي الِاعْتِذَارِ مِنْ تَبِعَاتِ الْعِبَادِ وَ مِنَ التَّقْصِيرِ فِي حُقُوقِهِمْ وَ فِي فَكَاكِ رَقَبَتِهِ مِنَ النَّارِ

His Supplication in Asking Pardon for Misdeeds to God's Servants and for Falling Short in their Rights and that his Neck be Set Free from the Fire

1- O God, I ask pardon from Thee for
the person wronged in my presence whom I did not help,
the favour conferred upon me for which I returned no thanks,
the evildoer who asked pardon from me and whom I did not pardon,
the needy person who asked from me and whom I preferred not over myself,
the right of a believer who possesses a right incumbent upon me which I did not fulfil,
the fault of a believer which became evident to me and which I did not conceal,
and every sin which presented itself to me and which I failed to avoid.

2- I ask pardon, my God,
for all of these and their likes,
with an asking of pardon in remorse
which may act as an admonisher
against similar things ahead of me.

3- So bless Muhammad and his Household
and make my remorse
for the slips into which I have fallen
and my determination to refrain from the evil deeds which present themselves to me
a repentance which will make Thy love for me obligatory
O lover of those who repent!1

1. اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعْتَذِرُ إِلَيْكَ

مِنْ مَظْلُومٍ ظُلِمَ بِحَضْرَتِي فَلَمْ أَنْصُرْهُ ،

وَ مِنْ مَعْرُوفٍ أُسْدِيَ إِلَيَّ فَلَمْ أَشْكُرْهُ ،

وَ مِنْ مُسِي‏ءٍ اعْتَذَرَ إِلَيَّ فَلَمْ أَعْذِرْهُ ،

وَ مِنْ ذِي فَاقَةٍ سَأَلَنِي فَلَمْ أُوثِرْهُ ،

وَ مِنْ حَقِّ ذِي حَقٍّ لَزِمَنِي لِمُؤْمِنٍ فَلَمْ أُوَفِّرْهُ ،

وَ مِنْ عَيْبِ مُؤْمِنٍ ظَهَرَ لِي فَلَمْ أَسْتُرْهُ ،

وَ مِنْ كُلِّ إِثْمٍ عَرَضَ لِي فَلَمْ أَهْجُرْهُ .

2. أَعْتَذِرُ إِلَيْكَ يَا إِلَهِي

مِنْهُنَّ وَ مِنْ نَظَائِرِهِنَّ

اعْتِذَارَ نَدَامَةٍ يَكُونُ وَاعِظاً

لِمَا بَيْنَ يَدَيَّ مِنْ أَشْبَاهِهِنَّ .

3. فَصَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِهِ ،

وَ اجْعَلْ نَدَامَتِي

عَلَى مَا وَقَعْتُ فِيهِ مِنَ الزَّلَّاتِ ،

وَ عَزْمِي عَلَى تَرْكِ مَا يَعْرِضُ لِي مِنَ السَّيِّئَاتِ ،

تَوْبَةً تُوجِبُ لِي مَحَبَّتَكَ ،

يَا مُحِبَّ التَّوَّابِينَ

  • 1. Allusion to 2:222: Truly God loves those who repent.

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