these are two of Thy signs
and these are two of Thy helpers.
They rush to obey Thee
with beneficial mercy
or injurious vengeance,
so rain not down upon us from them
the evil rain145
and clothe us not through them
in the garment of affliction!
bless Muhammad and his Household,
send down upon us the benefit of these clouds
and their blessing,
turn away from us their harm and their injury,
strike us not through them with blight,
and loose not upon our livelihoods any bane!
if Thou hast incited them as vengeance
and loosed them in anger,
we seek sanctuary with Thee from Thy wrath
and implore Thee in asking Thy pardon!
So incline with wrath
toward the idolaters
and set the millstone of Thy vengeance
turning upon the heretics!146
take away the barrenness of our lands
with Thy watering,
dislodge the malice from our breasts
with Thy providing,
distract us not from Thee
through other than Thee,
and cut none of us off
from the stuff of Thy goodness,
for the rich is he to whom Thou hast given riches,
and the safe he whom Thou hast protected!
No one has any
defense against Thee,
nor any means to bar Thy penalty.
Thou decidest what Thou wilt
for whom Thou wilt
and Thou decreest what Thou desirest
for any whom Thou desirest!
So to Thee belongs praise
for protecting us from affliction
and to Thee belongs thanks
for conferring upon us blessings,
a praise which will leave behind the praise of the praisers,
a praise which will fill the earth and the heaven!
art the All-kind through immense kindnesses,
the Giver of abounding favours,
the Accepter of small praise,
the Grateful for little gratitude,
the Beneficent, the Benevolent,
Possessor of graciousness!
There is no god but Thou;
unto Thee is the homecoming.147