His Supplication when Faced with a Worrisome Task or when Misfortune Descended and at the Time of Distress
O He through whom the knots of detested things are untied!
O He through whom the cutting edge of hardships is blunted!
O He from whom is begged the outlet to the freshness of relief!
Intractable affairs yield to Your power,
means are made ready by Your gentleness,
the decree goes into effect through Your power,
and all things proceed according to Your desire.
By Your desire
they follow Your command without Your word
and by Your will
they obey Your bans without Your prohibition.
You are the supplicated in worries
and the place of flight in misfortunes;
none of them is repelled unless You repel,
none is removed unless You remove.
Upon me has come down,
something whose weight burdens me
and upon me has fallen something whose carrying oppresses me.
Through Your power
You have brought it down upon me
and through Your authority
You have turned it toward me.
None can send away what You have brought,
none can deflect what You have turned,
none can open what You have closed,
none can close what You have opened,
none can make easy what You have made difficult,
none can help him whom You have abandoned.
So bless Muhammad and his Household,
open for me,
the door of relief through Your graciousness,
break from me the authority of worry by Your strength,
confer the beauty of Your gaze upon my complaint,
let me taste the sweetness of benefaction in what I ask,
give me from Yourself mercy and wholesome relief,
and appoint for me from Yourself a quick way out!
Distract me not through worry from observing Your obligations
and acting in accordance with Your prescriptions.
My capacity has been straitened,
by what has come down on me,
and I am filled with worry
by carrying what has happened to me,
while You have power to remove what has afflicted me
and to repel that into which I have fallen.
So do that for me
though I merit it not from You, O Possessor of the Mighty Throne!