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9) His Supplication in Yearning

(9) وَ كَانَ مِنْ دُعَائِهِ عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ فِي الِاشْتِيَاقِ إِلَى طَلَبِ الْمَغْفِرَةِ مِنَ اللَّهِ جَلَّ جَلَالُهُ

His Supplication in Yearning to Ask Forgiveness from God

1- O God, bless Muhammad and his Household,
make us go to the repentance that Thou lovest
and make us leave the persistence that Thou hatest!

2- O God, when we halt before two decreases,
in religion or in this world,
let the decrease fall upon that which passes quickly
and relent in that which lasts the longer!

3- When we set out after two concerns,
one of which makes Thee pleased with us
and the other of which displeases Thee,
incline us toward that which makes Thee pleased and weaken our strength in that which displeases Thee!

4- Leave not our souls alone to choose in that,
for they choose falsehood
except inasmuch as Thou givest success,
and they command to evil
except inasmuch as Thou hast mercy!1

5- O God,
thou created us from frailty,2
built us up from feebleness,
and began us from a mean water;3
we have no force except through Thy strength
and no strength except through Thy help.

6- So confirm us by giving us success,
point us the right way by Thy pointing,
blind the eyes of our hearts
toward everything opposed to Thy love,
and set not in any of our limbs
passage to disobeying Thee!

7- O God, bless Muhammad and his Household
and assign
the whisperings of our hearts,
the movements of our members,
the glances of our eyes,
and the idioms of our tongues,
to that which makes incumbent Thy reward,
lest a good deed slip by us, through which we might deserve Thy repayment,
or an evil deed remain with us, by which we might merit Thy punishment!

1. اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِهِ ،

وَ صَيِّرْنَا إِلَى مَحْبُوبِكَ مِنَ التَّوْبَةِ ،

و أَزِلْنَا عَنْ مَكْرُوهِكَ مِنَ الْإِصْرَارِ .

2. اللَّهُمَّ وَ مَتَى وَقَفْنَا بَيْنَ نَقْصَيْنِ فِي دِينٍ أَوْ دُنْيَا،

فَأَوْقِعِ النَّقْصَ بِأَسْرَعِهِمَا فَنَاءً ،

وَ اجْعَلِ التَّوْبَةَ فِي أَطْوَلِهِمَا بَقَاءً

3. وَ إِذَا هَمَمْنَا بِهَمَّيْنِ يُرْضِيكَ أَحَدُهُمَا عَنَّا ،

وَ يُسْخِطُكَ الْآخَرُ عَلَيْنَا ،

فَمِلْ بِنَا إِلَى مَا يُرْضِيكَ عَنَّا ،

وَ أَوْهِنْ قُوَّتَنَا عَمَّا يُسْخِطُكَ عَلَيْنَا

4. وَ لَا تُخَلِّ فِي ذَلِكَ بَيْنَ نُفُوسِنَا وَ اخْتِيَارِهَا ،

فَإِنَّهَا مُخْتَارَةٌ لِلْبَاطِلِ إِلَّا مَا وَفَّقْتَ ،

أَمَّارَةٌ بِالسُّوءِ إِلَّا مَا رَحِمْتَ

5. اللَّهُمَّ وَ إِنَّكَ مِنَ الضُّعْفِ خَلَقْتَنَا ،

وَ عَلَى الْوَهْنِ بَنَيْتَنَا ،

وَ مِنْ مَاءٍ مَهِينٍ ابْتَدَأْتَنَا ،

فَلَا حَوْلَ لَنَا إِلَّا بِقُوَّتِكَ ،

وَ لَا قُوَّةَ لَنَا إِلَّا بِعَوْنِكَ

6. فَأَيِّدْنَا بِتَوْفِيقِكَ ، وَ سَدِّدْنَا بِتَسْدِيدِكَ ،

وَ أَعْمِ أَبْصَارَ قُلُوبِنَا عَمَّا خَالَفَ مَحَبَّتَكَ ،

وَ لَا تَجْعَلْ لِشَيْ‏ءٍ مِنْ جَوَارِحِنَا نُفُوذاً فِي مَعْصِيَتِكَ .

7. اللَّهُمَّ فَصَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِهِ ،

وَ اجْعَلْ هَمَسَاتِ قُلُوبِنَا ،

وَ حَرَكَاتِ أَعْضَائِنَا وَ لَمَحَاتِ أَعْيُنِنَا ،

وَ لَهَجَاتِ أَلْسِنَتِنَا

فِي مُوجِبَاتِ ثَوَابِكَ

حَتَّى لَا تَفُوتَنَا حَسَنَةٌ نَسْتَحِقُّ بِهَا جَزَاءَكَ ،

وَ لَا تَبْقَى لَنَا سَيِّئَةٌ نَسْتَوْجِبُ بِهَا عِقَابَكَ .

  • 1. Reference to 12:53: Surely the soul of man commands to evil, except inasmuch as my Lord has mercy.
  • 2. Allusion to 30:54: God is He who created you of frailty.
  • 3. 77:20

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