S06 – His Supplication in the Morning and EveningS06 – His Supplication in the Morning and Evening

Praise belongs to God,

who created night and day through His strength,

set them apart through His power,

and appointed for each a determined limit and a drawn-out period.

He makes each of the two enter into its companion,

and makes its companion enter into it,

as an ordainment from Him for His servants

in that through which He feeds them

and with which He makes them grow.

 

 

He created for them the night,

that they might rest in it

from tiring movements and wearisome exertions

and He made it a garment for them

that they might be clothed in its ease and its sleep,

that it might be for them refreshment and strength,

that they might reach therein pleasure and passion.

 

 

He created for them the daytime,

giving sight,

that they might seek within it of His bounty,

find the means to His provision,

and roam freely in His earth,

searching for that through which to attain the immediate in their life in this world

and to achieve the deferred in their life to come.

 

 

Through all of this

He sets right their situation,

tries their records,

and watches their state

in the times for obeying Him,

the way stations of His obligations,

and the places of His ordinances,

that He may repay those who do evil with what they have done

and repay those who do good with goodness.

 

 

O God,

to You belongs praise for the sky You have split into dawn for us,

giving us to enjoy thereby the brightness of daytime,

showing us sought-after nourishments,

and protecting us from the striking of blights.

 

 

In the morning we and all things, every one, rise for You,

the heaven and the earth

and what You have scattered in each,

the still and the moving,

the resident and the journeying,

what towers up in the air and what hides under the ground.

 

 

We rise in the morning in Your grasp:

Your kingdom and authority contain us

and Your will embraces us.

We move about by Your command

and turn this way and that through Your governing.

 

 

We own nothing of the affair

except what You have decreed

and nothing of the good

except what You have given.

 

 

This is a fresh, new day,

over us a ready witness.

If we do good,

it will take leave from us with praise,

and if we do evil,

it will part from us in blame.

 

 

O God,

bless Muhammad and his Household,

provide us with the day’s good companionship

and preserve us against parting from it badly

by doing a misdeed or committing a sin,

whether small or great!

 

 

Make our good deeds within it plentiful

empty us therein of evil deeds,

and fill what lies between its two sides for us

with praise and thanksgiving,

wages and stores,

bounty and beneficence!

 

 

O God,

ease our burden on the Noble Writers,

fill our pages for us with our good deeds,

and degrade us not before them with our evil works!

 

 

O God,

appoint for us in each of the day’s hours

a share from Your servants,

a portion of giving thanks to You,

and a truthful witness among Your angels!

 

 

O God,

bless Muhammad and his Household

and safeguard us from before us and behind us,

from our right hands and our left hands

and from all our directions,

a safeguarding that will preserve from disobeying You,

guide to obeying You,

and be employed for Your love!

 

 

O God,

bless Muhammad and his Household

and give us success in this day of ours,

this night of ours,

and in all our days,

to employ the good,

stay away from the evil,

give thanks for favors,

follow the Sunna’s norms,

avoid innovations,

enjoin good behavior,

forbid the disapproved,

defend Islam,

diminish falsehood and abase it,

help the truth and exalt it,

guide the misguided,

assist the weak,

and reach out to the troubled!

 

 

O God,

bless Muhammad and his Household

and make this the most fortunate day we have known,

the most excellent companion we have accompanied,

and the best time in which we have lingered!

 

 

Place us among the most satisfied of all Your creatures

whom night and day have passed by,

the most thankful of them for the favors You have done,

the firmest of them in the laws You have set down in the Shari’a,

and the most unyielding of them toward the prohibited acts against which You have cautioned!

 

O God,

I call You to witness

– and You are sufficient witness –

and I call Your heaven and Your earth to witness

and Your angels and Your other creatures who inhabit them

in this my day, this my hour,

this my night, and this my resting place,

that I bear witness that You are God,

other than whom there is no god,

Upholding justice,

Equitable in judgment,

Clement to the servants,

Master of the kingdom,

Compassionate to the creatures,

and that Muhammad is Your servant and Your messenger,

Your chosen from among Your creatures.

You did charge him with Your message and he delivered it;

You did command him to counsel his community and he counseled it.

 

 

O God,

so bless Muhammad and his Household more than You have blessed any of Your creatures!

Give him for our sake the best You have given any of Your servants,

and repay him on our behalf better and more generously

than You have repaid any of Your prophets on behalf of his community!

 

 

You are All-kind with immensity,

the Forgiver of the great,

and You are more merciful

than every possessor of mercy!

So bless Muhammad and his Household,

the good, the pure,

the chosen, the most distinguished!

 

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