if You will,
You will pardon us through Your bounty
and if You will,
You will chastise us through Your justice.
So make our ways smooth to Your pardon through Your kindness
and grant us sanctuary from Your chastisement through Your forbearance,
for none of us has the endurance for Your justice
and none of us can reach deliverance without Your pardon!
O Richest of the rich!
Here we are, Your servants, before You.
I am the neediest of the needy toward You,
so redress our neediness through Your plenty
and cut us not off from our hopes through Your withholding,
lest You make wretched him who seeks felicity through You
and deprive him who seeks help from Your bounty!
Then to whom would we return after You?
Where would we go from Your gate?
Glory be to You!
We are the distressed,
the response to whom
You have made incumbent,
the people from whom
You have promised to remove the evil
That thing most resembling Your will
and that affair most worthy for You in Your mightiness
is showing mercy to him who asks You for mercy
and helping him who seeks help from You.
So show mercy upon our pleading with You
and free us from need when we throw ourselves before You!
Satan will gloat over us if we follow him in disobeying You,
so bless Muhammad and his Household
and let him not gloat over us
after we have renounced him for You
and beseeched You against him!