In the Name of God, the All-Merciful,
Praise belongs to God,
who allowed none to witness
when He created the heavens and the earth,
and who took no helper
when He authored the spirits!
He has no associate in Divinity
and no support in Unity.
Tongues fall silent before the limit of describing Him,
intellects fail before the core of knowing Him,
tyrants fall low in awe of Him,
faces are humbled in fear of Him,291
and everything mighty
yields to His mightiness!
So to Thee belongs praise,
again and again, well-measured,
And may His blessings be upon His Messenger endlessly,
His salutation everlastingly, eternally!
O God, make
the beginning of this day of mine righteousness,
its middle prosperity,
and its end success!
I seek refuge in Thee
from a day whose beginning is fright,
whose middle is anxiety,
and whose end is pain!
I pray forgiveness from Thee
for every vow I have vowed,
every promise I have promised,
and every pledge I have pledged
and then failed to keep for Thee.
I ask Thee concerning the complaints of Thy servants against me:
If there is a servant from among Thy servants
or a handmaid from among Thy handmaids,
who has against me
a complaint because I have wronged him in respect to
his wife or his child,
evil words I have spoken about him in his absence,
an imposition upon him through inclination,
whether he be absent or present,
alive or dead,
such that my hand has fallen short
and my capacity has been too narrow
to make restitution to him
or to annul my obligation to him,
I ask Thee,
O He who owns all objects of need
- which are granted by His will
and hasten to His desire -
that Thou blessest Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,
makest [the one I have wronged] satisfied with me
in the manner that Thou willest,
and givest me mercy from Thee!
Forgiveness decreases Thee not
and giving injures Thee not,
O Most Merciful of the merciful!
give me on every Monday two favours from Thee:
the felicity to obey Thee
at its beginning
and the favour of Thy forgiveness
at its end!
O He who is God
and none other than whom grants forgiveness for sins!