His Supplication in Yearning to Ask Forgiveness from God
bless Muhammad and his Household,
make us go to the repentance that You love
and make us leave the persistence that You hate!
when we halt before two decreases,
in religion or in this world,
let the decrease fall upon that which passes quickly
and relent in that which lasts the longer!
When we set out after two concerns,
one of which makes You pleased with us
and the other of which displeases You,
incline us toward that which makes You pleased
and weaken our strength in that which displeases You!
Leave not our souls alone to choose in that,
for they choose falsehood except inasmuch as You give success,
and they command to evil except inasmuch as You have mercy!
You created us from frailty,
built us up from feebleness,
and began us from a mean water;
we have no force except through Your strength
and no strength except through Your help.
So confirm us by giving us success,
point us the right way by Your pointing,
blind the eyes of our hearts toward everything opposed to Your love,
and set not in any of our limbs passage to disobeying You!
bless Muhammad and his Household
and assign the whisperings of our hearts,
the movements of our members,
the glances of our eyes,
and the idioms of our tongues,
to that which makes incumbent Your reward,
lest a good deed slip by us,
through which we might deserve Your repayment,
or an evil deed remain with us,
by which we might merit Your punishment!