S02 – Blessing upon Muhammad and his HouseholdS02 – Blessing upon Muhammad and his Household

After this praise of God, he (upon him be peace) would supplicate by calling down blessings upon God’s Messenger (God bless him and his Household)

 

Praise belongs to God

who was kind to us through

Muhammad (God bless him and his Household)

to the exclusion of past communities and bygone generations,

displaying thereby His power,

which nothing can render incapable,

though it be great,

and nothing can escape,

though it be subtle.

He sealed through us all He created,

appointed us witnesses over those who deny,

and increased us by His kindness over those who are few.

 

 

O God,

bless Muhammad,

entrusted by You with Your revelation,

distinguished by You among Your creatures,

devoted to You among Your servants,

the imam of mercy,

the leader of good,

the key to blessing,

who wearied his soul

for Your affairs,

exposed his body to detested things

for Your sake,

showed open enmity toward his next of kin

by summoning to You,

fought against his family

for Your good pleasure,

cut the ties of the womb

in giving life to Your religion,

sent far those close

because of their denial,

brought near those far

because of their response to You,

showed friendship to the most distant

for Your sake,

displayed enmity toward the nearest

for Your sake,

made his soul persevere

in delivering Your message,

tired it in summoning

to Your creed,

busied it in counselling

those worthy of Your summons,

migrated to the land of exile and the place of remoteness from

the home of his saddlebags,

the walkway of his feet,

the ground of his birth,

and the intimate abode of his soul,

desiring to exalt Your religion

and seeking help

against those who disbelieved in You,

until what he attempted against Your enemies

went well with him

and what he arranged for Your friends

was accomplished.

He rose up against them seeking victory

through Your aid,

becoming strong in spite of his weakness

with Your help.

He fought against them

in the center of their cities

and attacked them

in the midst of their dwellings,

until Your command prevailed,

and Your word rose up,

though the idolaters were averse.

 

 

O God,

so raise him, because of his labors for Your sake,

to the highest degree of Your Garden,

that none may equal him in station,

none may match him in level,

and no angel brought nigh or prophet sent out

may parallel him in Your sight.

 

 

And inform him concerning his Household the pure

and his community the faithful

of an excellent intercession,

greater than what You have promised him!

 

 

O Keeper of promises!

O Faithful to Your word!

O He who changes evil deeds into manifold good deeds!

You are of bounty abounding!

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