to Thee belongs praise for
Thy covering over after Thy knowledge
and Thy pardon after Thy awareness!
Each of us has committed faults,
but Thou hast not made him notorious,
but Thou hast not disgraced him,
and covered over evil deeds,
but Thou hast not pointed to him.
How many are
Thy prohibited acts
which we have performed,
Thy commandments of which Thou hast told us
which we have transgressed,
the evil deeds
which we have earned,
which we have committed!
Thou seest them
to the exclusion of all observers;
Thou hast the power to make them public
above all the powerful!
By giving us safety
Thou hast veiled their eyes
and stoppled their ears.
the shameful things Thou hast covered over
and the inward reality Thou hast concealed
a restrainer upon bad character traits and committing offenses,
and a striving toward the repentance that erases [sins]
and the praiseworthy path!
Bring the time
of striving near
and visit us not with heedlessness of Thee!
Surely we are Thy beseechers,
the repenters of sins.
And bless Thy chosen, O God, from Thy creation,
Muhammad and his descendants,
the friends selected from among Thy creatures, the pure,
and make us listeners to them and obeyers,
as Thou hast commanded!143