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Du'aa Makarimul Akhlaq (The Honorable Morals)

This Du'a has been taught by our fourth Imam (a) and is a clear indication of the loftiness of moral virtues expected of a believer. Islam believes in the elevation of the human being, that a human is a great and dignified creation, far above the animal world. One of the signs of this dignity is the possession of noble and magnanimous qualities.

In order to achieve this behavioural excellence, man needs to overcome his base and selfish attributes, and cultivate noble qualities. In this Du”a the Imam specifies these qualities, and shows how we can try to inculcate them in ourselves. Taken as a lesson in Akhlaq, the Du'a is a wonderful program for those who wish to excel in good manners.

“The most complete in faith among the believers is he who has the best manners.” [Holy Prophet (s)]

“Habituate yourself to magnanimity, and choose for yourself the most excellent of all etiquettes, for virtuous behaviour is a habit. Avoid the most low of all etiquettes, and struggle with yourself to avoid it, for evil is stubborn.” [Imam ‘Ali (a)]

The following is Du`a #20 in Al­Saheefat Al­Sajjadiyyah.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

O Allah,

bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad.

Raise my faith to reach the most perfect faith,

and make my conviction to be the most excellent of convictions.

Make my intentions to be the best of intentions,

and my actions to be the best of actions.

O Allah,

increase my (good) intentions, through Your Grace,

Improve my conviction, through what is with You,

and reform what is corrupt in me, through Your power.

O Allah,

bless Muhammad and his family.

Be sufficient for me in that which occupies me,

Employ me in those deeds about which

You will ask me tomorrow,

Let me pass my days in that (work) for which

You have created me.

Free me from need,

and increase Your sustenance for me

but try me not with discontent.

Let me be honored

but do not afflict me with arrogance.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

اللّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ وَبَلِّغْ بِإِيمانِي أَكْمَلَ الاِيمانِ وَاجْعَلْ يَقِينِي أَفْضَلَ اليَقِينِ وَانْتَهِ بِنِيَّتِي إِلى أَحْسَنِ النِّيَّاتِ وَبِعَمَلِي إِلى أَحْسَنِ الاَعْمالِ، اللّهُمَّ وَفِّرْ بِلُطْفِكَ نِيَّتِي وَصَحِّحْ بِما عِنْدَكَ يَقِينِي وَاسْتَصْلِحْ بِقُدْرَتِكَ ما فَسَدَ مِنِّي، اللّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَاكْفِنِي ما يَشْغَلُنِي الاِهْتمامُ بِهِ وَاسْتَعْمِلْنِي بِما تَسْأَلُنِي غَداً عَنْهُ وَاسْتَفْرِغْ أَيَّامِي فِيما خَلَقْتَنِي‌ لَهُ، وَأغْنِنِي وَوَسِّعْ عَلَيَّ فِي رِزْقِكَ وَلا تَفْتِنِّي بِالَّنَظِر وَأَعِزَّنِي وَلا تَبْتَلِيَنِي بِالكِبْرِ

Make me worship You

but do not let my worship be corrupted by conceit.

Let good flow out from my hands for people,

but do not let me erase it by making them feel obliged.

Grant me the highest moral traits,

but protect me from vanity.

O Allah, bless Muhammad and his family,

Raise me not a single degree with people

unless You have lowered me an equal amount,

whithin myself.

Let there not occur any outward honor for me,

unless there has occured an inner degradation

of an equal amount, whithin myself.

O Allah bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad.

Make me enjoy:

a righteous guidance which I do not seek to change.

a path of truth from which I do not deviate

a well­guided intention which I do not doubt.

Let me live so long as my life is spent in Your obedience,

But when my life becomes a breeding ground for Shaytan

then take me to You,

before Your wrath advances towards me

or Your anger becomes firm on me.

O Allah, do not leave in me:

a faulty characteristic, unless You have reformed it,

a blameworthy flaw, unless You have improved it,

nor a deficient noble quality

unless You have perfected it.

وَعَبِّدْنِي لَكَ وَلاتُفْسِدْ عِبادَتِي بِالعُجْبِ وَأَجْرِ لِلْناسِ عَلى يَدَيَّ الخَيْرَ وَلا تَمْحَقْهُ بِالمَنِّ وَهَبْ لِي مَعالِي الاَخْلاقِ وَاعْصِمْنِي مِنَ الفَخْرِ، اللّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ وَلا تَرْفَعْنِي فِي النَّاسِ دَرَجَةً إِلاّ حطَطْتَنِي عِنْدَ نَفْسِي مِثْلَها وَلا تُحْدِثْ لِي عِزّاً ظاهِراً إِلاّ أَحْدَثْتَ لِي ذِلَّةً باطِنَةً عِنْدَ نَفْسِي بِقَدَرِها، اللّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَمَتِّعْنِي بِهُدىً صالِحٍ لا اسْتَبْدِلُ بِهِ وَطَرِيقَةِ حَقٍّ لا أَزِيغُ عَنْها وَنِيَّةِ رُشْدٍ لا أَشُكُّ فِيها، وَعَمِّرْنِي ما كانَ عُمْرِي بِذْلَةً فِي طاعَتِكَ فَإِذا كانَ عُمْرِي مَرْتَعاً لِلْشَّيْطانِ فَاقْبِضْنِي إِلَيْكَ قَبْلَ أَنْ يَسْبِقَ مَقْتُكَ إِلَيّ أَوْ يَسْتَحْكِمَ غَضَبُكَ عَلَيَّ، اللّهُمَّ لاتَدَعْ خِصْلَةً تُعابُ مِنِّي إِلاّ أَصْلَحْتَها وَلا عائِبَةً أُؤَنَّبُ بِها إِلاّ أَحْسَنْتَها وَلا أُكْرُومَةً فِيَّ ناقِصَةً إِلاّ أَتْمَمْتَها !

O Allah, bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad.

Replace for me;

the enimity of the people of hatred with love,

the jealousy of the rebellious people with affection,

the suspicion of the virtuous people with confidence

the enmity of the close ones with friendship,

the disrespect of relatives to devotion,

the desertion of the close ones with help,

the attachment of flatterers with reformed regard,

the rejection of associates with good behaviour,

and the bitterness of the fear of oppressors

with the sweetness of security.

O Allah, bless Muhammad and his family,

Give me,

a hand (power) over one wrongs me,

a tongue over one who disputes with me,

and a victory over one who stubbornly resists me.

Grant me,

craftiness against one who deceives me,

power over one who oppresses me,

refutation of one who accuses me falsely,

and safety from one who threatens me.

Give me the success to,

obey one who directs me to what is proper

and follow one who guides me to what is right.

اللّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَأَبْدِلْنِي مِنْ بُغْضَةِ أَهْلِ الشَّنَآنِ المَحَبَّةَ وَمِنْ حَسَدِ أَهْلَ البَغْيِ المَوَدَّةَ وَمِنْ ظِنَّةِ أَهْلِ الصَّلاحِ الثِّقَةَ وَمِنْ عَداوَةِ الاَدْنَيْنَ الوَلايَةَ وَمِنْ عُقُوقِ ذَوِي الأَرْحامِ المَبَرَّةَ وَمِنْ خِذْلانِ الاَقْرَبِينَ النُّصْرَةَ وَمِنْ حُبِّ المُدارِينَ تَصْحِيحَ المِقَةِ وَمِنْ رَدِّ المُلابِسِينَ كَرَمَ العِشْرَةِ وَمِنْ مَرارَةِ خَوْفِ الظَّالِمِينَ حَلاوَةَ الاَمَنَةِ، اللّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ وَاجْعَلْ لِي يَداً عَلى مَنْ ظَلَمَنِي وَلِساناً عَلى مَنْ خاصَمَنِي وَظَفَراً بِمَنْ عانَدَنِي، وَهَبْ لِي مَكْراً عَلى مَنْ كايَدَنِي وَقُدْرَةً عَلى مَنْ اضْطَهَدَنِي وَتَكْذِيباً لِمَنْ قَصَبَنِي وَسَلامَةً مِمَّنْ تَوَعَّدَنِي وَوَفِّقْنِي لِطاعَةِ مَنْ سَدَّدَنِي وَمُتابَعَةِ مَنْ أَرْشَدَنِي،

O Allah, bless Muhammad and his family,

Give me the grace that I can;

counter one who is dishonest to me with good advice,

reward one who forsakes me with goodness,

repay one who deprives me with free giving,

and recompense one who cuts me off with union,

oppose one who backbites about me

with a good mention( of him),

give thanks for good,

and overlook evil.

O Allah, bless Muhammad and his family,

adorn me with the adornment of the righteous,

and clothe me with the ornament of the pious, in;

spreading justice, restraining anger,

quenching the fire of hate, reuniting the separated,

correcting differences between men,

spreading good behaviour, covering faults,

mildness of temper,

lowering the wing (of humility), beauty of conduct,

calmness of disposition, pleasantness in relationships

advancing towards excellence,

preferring graciousness

avoiding condemnation,

being gracious to the undeserving ,

speaking the truth though difficult,

making little of the good in my words and deeds

though it be much,

and making much of the evil in my words and deeds

though it be little.

Perfect these for me through,

a continous obedience,

an attachment to the community,

and by rejecting the people of innovation

and those whose who act on their own opinions.

اللّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ وَسَدِّدْنِي لاَنْ أُعارِضَ مَنْ غَشَّنِي بِالنُّصْحِ وَأَجْزِيَ مَنْ هَجَرنِي بِالبِرِّ وَأُثِيبَ مَنْ حَرَمَنِي بِالبَذْلِ وَأُكافِيَ مَنْ قَطَعَنِي بِالصِّلَةِ وَأُخالِفَ مَنْ اغْتابَنِي إِلى حُسْنِ الذِّكْرِ، وَأَنْ أَشْكُرَ الحَسَنَةَ وَأُغْضِي عَنِ السَّيِّئَةِ، اللّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ وَحَلِّنِي بِحِلْيَةِ الصَّالِحِينَ وَأَلْبِسْنِي زِينَةَ المُتَّقِينَ فِي بَسْطِ العَدْلِ وَكَظْمِ الغَيْظِ وَإِطْفاءِ النَّائِرَةِ وَضَمِّ أَهْلِ الفُرْقَةِ وَإِصْلاحِ ذاتِ البَيْنِ وَإِفْشاءِ العارِفَةِ وَسَتْرِ العائِبَةِ وَلِينِ العَرِيكَةِ وَخَفْضِ الجَّناحِ وَحُسْنِ السِّيرَةِ وَسُكُونِ الرِّيحِ وَطِيبِ المُخالَقَةِ وَالسَّبْقِ إِلى الفَضِيلَةِ وَإِيْثارِ التَّفَضُّلِ وَتَرْكِ التَّعْيِيرِ وَالاِفْضالِ عَلى غَيْرِ المُسْتَحِقِّ وَالقَوْلِ بِالحَقِّ وَإنْ عَزَّ وَاسْتِقْلالِ الخَيْرِ وَإِنْ كَثُرَ مِنْ قَوْلِي وَفِعْلِي، وَأَكْمِلْ ذلِكَ لِي بَدَوامِ الطَّاعَةِ وَلِزُومِ الجَّماعَةِ وَرَفْضِ أَهْلِ البِدَعِ وَمُسْتَعْمِلِي الرَّأْيِ المُخْتَرَعِ،

O Allah, bless Muhammad and his family,

Grant me,

the most increase in Your sustenance when I am old,

and Your strongest strength when I am exhausted.

Do not afflict me with,

laziness in Your worship,

blindness from Your path,

indulging in what is contrary to (winning) Your love,

joining one who has separated himself from You,

and separating from one who has joined himself to You.

O Allah make me,

run towards You in times of stress

and ask from You in times of need,

and plead to You in times of poverty.

Do not try me with,

seeking help from other than You when I am distressed

humbling myself in asking other than You

when I am in need

nor pleading with other than You when I am afraid.

Lest I should deserve

Your abandonment, Your denial ,

and Your turning away,

O most merciful.

O Allah, make what Shaytan throws into my heart,

of desires, suspicion, and envy, be ( a cause of)

remembrance of Your might

pondering over Your power,

and a planning against Your enemy.

Make what he (shaytan) makes me utter,

of indecent, and obscene words,

reviling a good reputation, false evidence

speaking ill of an absent believer,

or abusing one who is present,

and other similar things,

(let all this)be a speech in Your praise,

an absorption in glorifying You,

an excursion in magnifying You

اللّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ وَاجْعَلْ أَوْسَعَ رِزْقِكَ عَلَيَّ إِذا كَبِرْتُ وَأَقْوى قُوَّتِكَ فِيَّ إِذا نَصِبْتُ، وَلا تَبْتَلِيَنِي بِالكَسَلِ عَنْ عِبادَتِكَ وَلا العَمى عَنْ سَبِيلِكَ وَلا بِالتَّعَرُّضِ لِخِلافِ مَحَبَّتِكَ وَلا مُجامَعَةِ مِنْ تَفَرَّقَ عَنْكَ وَلا مُفارَقَةِ مَنْ اجْتَمَعَ إِلَيْكَ، اللّهُمَّ اجْعَلْنِي أَصُولُ بِكَ عِنْدَ الضَّرُورَةِ وَأَسْأَلُكَ عِنْدَ الحاجَةِ وَأَتَضَرَّعُ إِلَيْكَ عِنْدَ المَسْكَنَةِ وَلاتَفْتِنِّي بِالاِسْتِعانَةِ بِغَيْرِكَ إِذا اضْطُرِرْتُ وَلا بِالخُضُوعِ بِسُؤالِ غَيْرِكَ إِذا افْتَقَرْتُ وَلا بِالتَّضَرُّعِ إِلى مَنْ دُونَكَ إِذا رَهِبْتُ، فَأَسْتَحِقَّ بِذلِكَ خِذْلانَكَ وَمَنْعَكَ وَإِعْراضَكَ ياأَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ.

اللّهُمَّ اجْعَلْ ما يُلْقِى الشَّيْطانُ فِي رَوْعِي مِنَ التَّمَنِّي وَالتَّظَنِّي وَالحَسَدِ ذِكْراً لِعَظَمَتِكَ وَتَفَكُّراً فِي قُدْرَتِكَ وَتَدْبِيراً عَلى عَدُوِّكَ، وَما أَجْرى عَلى لِسانِي مِنْ لَفْظَةِ فُحْشٍ أَوْ هَجْرٍ أَوْ شَتْمِ عِرْضٍ أَوْ شَهادَةِ باطِلٍ أَوْ اغْتِيابِ مُؤْمِنٍ غائِبٍ أَوْ سَبِّ حاضِرٍ وَما أَشْبَهَ ذلِكَ نُطْقاً بِالحَمْدِ لَكَ وَإِغْراقاً فِي الثَّناءِ عَلَيْكَ وَذَهاباً فِي تَمْجِيدِكَ

a thanksgiving for Your favours

an acknowledgement of Your goodness

and an accounting of Your kindness.

O Allah, bless Muhammad and his family,

Let me not be oppressed

while You can repel it from me,

Let me not oppress (others)

while you have power to restrain me,

Let me not be misguided,

while You are able to guide me,

Let me not be poor

while with You is abundance (of provision)

and let me not be rebellious

while my existence is from You.

O Allah,

I come to (seek Your) Your forgiveness

I aim for Your pardon

I yearn for Your forbearance

and I have confidence in Your kindness.

(though) I have nothing with me to entitle me to Your forgiveness

nor is there anything in my actions

which would make me deserve Your pardon.

I have nothing, after I judge myself

except Your grace,

so bless Muhammad and his family,

and be gracious to me.

O Allah,

make me speak with guidance

inspire me with piety,

give me success for that which is most pure,

and employ me in what is most pleasing to You.

O Allah,

let me walk (on) the most exemplary path,

and let me live and die on Your creed.

وَشُكْراً لِنِعْمَتِكَ وَاعْتِرافاً بِإِحْسانِكَ وَإِحْصاءاً لِمِنَنِكَ، اللّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ وَلا أُظْلَمَنَّ وَأَنْتَ مُطِيقٌ لِلْدَّفْعِ عَنِّي وَلا أَظْلِمَنَّ وَأَنْتَ القادِرُ عَلى القَبْضِ مِنِّي وَلا أَضِلَّنَّ وَقَدْ أَمْكَنَتْكَ هِدايَتِي وَلا أَفْتَقِرَنَّ وَمِنْ عِنْدِك وُسْعِي وَلا أَطْغَيَنَّ وَمِنْ عِنْدِك وُجْدِي، اللّهُمَّ إِلى مَغْفِرَتَكَ وَفَدْتُ وَإِلى عَفْوِكَ قَصَدْتُ وَإِلى تَجاوُزِكَ اشْتَقْتُ وَبِفَضْلِكَ وَثِقْتُ وَلَيْسَ عِنْدِي ما يُوجِبُ لِي مَغْفِرَتِكَ وَلا فِي عَمَلِي ما أَسْتَحِقُّ بِهِ عَفْوَكَ، وَمالِي بَعْدَ أَنْ حَكَمْتُ عَلى نَفْسِي إِلاّ فَضْلُكَ فَصَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ وَتَفَضَّلْ عَلَيَّ، اللّهُمَّ وَانْطِقْنِي بِالهُدى وَأَلهِمْنِي التَّقْوى وَوَفِّقْنِي لِلَّتِي هِيَ أَزْكى وَاسْتَعْمِلْنِي بِما هُوَ أَرْضى، اللّهُمَّ اسْلُكْ بِي الطَّرِيقَةَ المُثْلى وَاجْعَلْنِي عَلى مَلَّتِكَ أَمُوتُ وَأَحْيا،

O Allah bless Muhammad and his family.

make me enjoy moderation,

place me among ;

the people of right behaviour,

guides to right conduct,

and the righteous servants.

Provide me with victory at the return

and safety from the ?.

O Allah, take to Yourself, from my soul

what will purify it.

And leave for my soul that of my soul

which will set it right,

for surely, my soul will perish unless You protect it.

O Allah,

You are my shelter when I am sad,

You are my recourse, if I am deprived,

with You I seek help when I am troubled,

and with You is a substitute for what is gone by,

a correction for what has gone wrong,

and a change for what You disapprove.

So be kind to me by;

well­being before affliction

bounty before asking

and right conduct before misguidance.

Suffice me against the burden of shame to the servants

and grant me safety on the day of return,

and favour me with the best of guidance.

O Allah, bless Muhammad and his family,

ward away (evil) from me, by Your gentleness,

feed me through Your favour,

reform me through Your generosity,

heal me through Your goodness

shade me in Your shelter,

and wrap me in Your plasure.

اللّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ وَمَتِّعْنِي بِالاِقْتِصادِ وَاجْعَلْنِي مِنْ أَهْلِ السَّدادِ وَمِنْ أَدِلَّةِ الرَّشادِ وَمِنْ صالِحِي العِبادِ وَارْزُقْنِي فَوْزَ المَعادِ وَسَلامَةَ المِرْصادِ، اللّهُمَّ خُذْ لِنَفْسِكَ مِنْ نَفْسِي ما يُخَلِّصُها وَأَبْقِ لِنَفْسِي مِنْ نَفْسِي ما يُصْلِحُها فَإِنَّ نَفْسِي هالِكَةٌ أَوْ تَعْصِمَها، اللّهُمَّ أَنْتَ عُدَّتِي إِنْ حَزِنْتُ وَأَنْتَ مُنْتَجَعِي إِنْ حُرِمْتُ وَبِكَ اسْتِغاثَتِي إِنْ كَرِثْتُ وَعِنْدَكَ مِمّا فاتَ خَلَفٌ وَلِما فَسَدَ صَلاحٌ وَفِيما أَنْكَرْتَ تَغَيِيرٌ، فَامْنُنْ عَلَيَّ قَبْلَ البَلاِء بِالعافِيَةِ وَقَبْلَ الطَّلَبِ بِالجِدَّةِ وَقَبْلَ الضَّلالِ بِالرَّشادِ وَاكْفِنِي مَؤونَةَ مَعَرَّةِ العِبادِ وَهَبْ لِي أَمْنَ يَوْمِ المَعادِ وَامْنَحْنِي حُسْنَ الاِرْشادِ، اللّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ وَادْرءْ عَنِّي بِلُطْفِكَ وَاغْذُنِي بِنِعْمَتِكَ وَأَصْلِحْنِي بِكَرَمِكَ وَداوِنِي بِصُنْعِكَ وَأَظِلَّنِي فِي ذَراكَ وَجَلِّلْنِي رِضاكَ

and give me success to reach;

the most guided of affairs when affairs confuse me,

the purest of actions when the actions seem similar,

and the most pleasing of creeds when creeds conflict.

O Allah, bless Muhammad and his family.

crown me with sufficiency,

place me in an excellent guardianship,

grant me the true guidance,

do not try me with abundance (of wealth),

grant me excellent comfort,

do not make my life a continuous trouble

do not reject my prayer in repulsion,

for I do not make anyone Your rival,

nor do I call upon anyone asYour equal.

O Allah, bless Muhammad and his family,

prevent me from extravagance,

preserve my sustenance from waste,

increase my possessions through blessing them,

set me upon the path of guidance

through piety in what I spend.

O Allah bless Muhammad and his family,

spare me the burden of earning

and provide for me without measure,

so that the sekking (of sustenance)

should not distract me from Your worship,

nor (would I have to) bear the load of ill­results of earning.

وَوَفِّقْنِي إِذا اشْتَكَلَتْ عَلَيَّ الاُمُورُ لاَهْداها وَإِذا تَشابَهَتِ الاَعْمالُ لأَزْكاها وَإِذا تَناقَضَتِ المِلَلُ لاَرْضاها، اللّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ وَتَوِّجْنِي بِالكِفايَةِ وَسُمْنِي حُسْنَ الوِلايَةِ وَهَبْ لِي صِدْقَ الهِدايَةِ وَلاتَفْتِنِّي بِالسِّعَةِ وَامْنَحْنِي حُسْنَ الدِّعَةِ وَلاتَجْعَلْ عَيْشِي كَداً كَداً وَلا تَرُدَّ دُعائِي عَلَيَّ رَداً فَإِنِّي لا أَجْعَلُ لَكَ ضِداً وَلا أَدْعُو مَعَكَ نِدّاً، اللّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ وَامْنَعْنِي مِنْ السَّرَفِ وَحَصِّنْ رِزْقِي مِنَ التَّلَفِ وَوَفِّرْ مَلَكَتِي بِالبَرَكَةِ فِيهِ وَأَصْبِبْ بِي سَبِيلَ الهِدايَةِ لِلْبِرِّ فِيما أُنْفِقُ مِنْهُ، اللّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ وَاكْفِنِي مَؤُونَةَ الاِكْتِسابِ وَارْزُقْنِي مِنْ غَيْرِ احْتِسابِ فَلا أَشْتَغِلَ عَنْ عِبادَتِكَ بِالطَّلَبِ وَلا أَحْتَمِلَ إِصْرَ تَبِعاتِ المَكْسَبِ،

O Allah, grant me what I seek, through Your power,

and protect me from what I fear, through Your might.

O Allah, bless Muhammad and his family,

guard my face (honour) through prosperity,

do not disgrace my dignity through neediness,

lest I seek providence from those whom You have provided,

and ask for bestowal from the worst of Your creatures.

Then I would be tempted tp praise he who gave me,

and afflicted with blaming he who denies me,

while You, not they, are the Master of giving and denying.

O Allah, bless Muhammad and his family,

provide me with

soundness in worship

and detachment in renunciation

knowledge in practise

and piety , on the whole.

O Allah, seal my term with Your pardon

verify my hope in expecting Your mercy,

ease my path to reach Your pleasure,

and make my actions good in all circumstances.

O Allah, bless Muhammad and his family,

alert me to Your remembrance in times of negligence,

employ me in Your obedience in the days of respite,

clarify for me an easy path to Your love

and complete for me, through this

the good of the world and the hereafter.

اللّهُمَّ فَأَطْلِبْنِي بِقُدْرَتِكَ ما أَطْلُبُ وَأَجِرْنِي بِعِزَّتِكَ مِمّا أَرْهَبُ، اللّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ وَصُنْ وَجْهِي بِاليَسارِ وَلاتَبْتَذِلْ جاهِي بِالاقْتارِ فَأَسْتَرْزِقَ أَهْلَ رِزْقِكَ وَأَسْتَعْطِيَ شِرارَ خَلْقِكَ فَافْتَتِنَ بِحَمْدِ مَنْ أَعْطانِي وَأُبْتَلِيَ بِذَمِّ مَنْ مَنَعَنِي وَأَنْتَ مِنْ دُونِهِمْ وَلِيُّ الاِعْطاءِ وَالمَنْعِ، اللّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ وَارْزُقْنِي صِحَّةً فِي عِبادَةٍ وَفَراغاً فِي زَهادَةٍ وَعِلْماً فِي اسْتِعْمالِ وَوَرَعاً فِي إِجْمالٍ، اللّهُمَّ اخْتِمْ بِعَفْوِكَ أَجَلِي وَحَقِّقْ فِي رَجاءِ رَحْمَتِكَ أَمَلِي وَسَهِّلْ إِلى بُلُوغِ رِضاكَ سُبُلِي وَحَسِّنْ فِي جَمِيعِ أَحْوالِي عَمَلِي، اللّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ وَنَبِّهْنِي لِذِكْرِكَ فِي أَوْقاتِ الغَفْلَةِ وَاسْتَعْمِلْنِي بِطاعَتِكَ فِي أَيَّامِ المُهْلَةِ وَانْهَجْ لِي إِلى مَحَبَّتِكَ سَبِيلاً سَهْلَةً أَكْمِلْ لِي بِها خَيرَ الدُّنْيا وَالآخرةِ،

O Allah, bless Muhammad and his family,

the best of what You have blessed anyone

from Your creatures before him,

and (the best) of what You will bless anyone after him.

And give us good in the world

and good in the Hereafter

and save me, by Your mercy, from the fire.

اللّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ كَأَفْضَلِ ما صَلَّيْتَ عَلى أَحَدٍ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ قَبْلَهُ وَأَنْتَ مُصَلٍّ عَلى أَحَدٍ بَعْدَهُ وَآتِنا فِي الدُّنْيا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الآخرهِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنِي بِرَحْمَتِكَ عَذابَ النَّار.

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