34) His Supplication when Afflicted

(34) وَ كَانَ مِنْ دُعَائِهِ عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ إِذَا ابْتُلِيَ أَوْ رَأَى مُبْتَلًى بِفَضِيحَةٍ بِذَنْبٍ

His Supplication when he was Afflicted or saw Someone Afflicted with the Disgrace of Sin

1- O God, 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,
done indecencies, but Thou hast not disgraced him,
and covered over evil deeds, but Thou hast not pointed to him.

2- 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,
the offenses 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.

3- So make the shameful things Thou hast covered over
and the inward reality Thou hast concealed
our admonisher,
a restrainer upon bad character traits and committing offenses,
and a striving toward the repentance that erases [sins]
and the praiseworthy path!

4- Bring the time of striving near
and visit us not with heedlessness of Thee!
Surely we are Thy beseechers,
the repenters of sins.

5- 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!1

1. اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ الْحَمْدُ عَلَى سِتْرِكَ بَعْدَ عِلْمِكَ ،

وَ مُعَافَاتِكَ بَعْدَ خُبْرِكَ ،

فَكُلُّنَا قَدِ اقْتَرَفَ الْعَائِبَةَ فَلَمْ تَشْهَرْهُ ،

وَ ارْتَكَبَ الْفَاحِشَةَ فَلَمْ تَفْضَحْهُ ،

وَ تَسَتَّرَ بِالْمَسَاوِئِ فَلَمْ تَدْلُلْ عَلَيْهِ .

2. كَمْ نَهْيٍ لَكَ قَدْ أَتَيْنَاهُ ،

وَ أَمْرٍ قَدْ وَقَفْتَنَا عَلَيْهِ

فَتَعَدَّيْنَاهُ ،

وَ سَيِّئَةٍ اكْتَسَبْنَاهَا ،

وَ خَطِيئَةٍ ارْتَكَبْنَاهَا ،

كُنْتَ الْمُطَّلِعَ عَلَيْهَا دُونَ النَّاظِرِينَ ،

وَ الْقَادِرَ عَلَى إِعْلَانِهَا فَوْقَ الْقَادِرِينَ ،

كَانَتْ عَافِيَتُكَ لَنَا حِجَاباً دُونَ أَبْصَارِهِمْ ،

وَ رَدْماً دُونَ أَسْمَاعِهِمْ

3. فَاجْعَلْ مَا سَتَرْتَ مِنَ الْعَوْرَةِ ،

وَ أَخْفَيْتَ مِنَ الدَّخِيلَةِ ،

وَاعِظاً لَنَا ،

وَ زَاجِراً عَنْ سُوءِ الْخُلُقِ ، وَ اقْتِرَافِ الْخَطِيئَةِ ،

وَ سَعْياً إِلَى التَّوْبَةِ الْمَاحِيَةِ ،

وَ الطَّرِيقِ الْمَحْمُودَةِ

4. وَ قَرِّبِ الْوَقْتَ فِيهِ ،

وَ لَا تَسُمْنَا الْغَفْلَةَ عَنْكَ ،

إِنَّا إِلَيْكَ رَاغِبُونَ ، وَ مِنَ الذُّنُوبِ تَائِبُونَ .

5. وَ صَلِّ عَلَى خِيَرَتِكَ اللَّهُمَّ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ

مُحَمَّدٍ وَ عِتْرَتِهِ

الصِّفْوَةِ مِنْ بَرِيَّتِكَ الطَّاهِرِينَ ،

وَ اجْعَلْنَا لَهُمْ سَامِعِينَ وَ مُطِيعِينَ كَمَا أَمَرْتَ .

  • 1. Allusion to 4:59: O you who have faith, obey God, and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you!