S15 – His Supplication when SickS15 – His Supplication when Sick

O God, to You belongs praise

for the good health of my body

which lets me move about,

and to You belongs praise,

for the ailments

which You cause to arise in my flesh!

 

 

For I know not, my God,

which of the two states deserves more my thanking You

and which of the two times is more worthy for my praise of You:

 

 

the time of health,

within which You make me delight

in the agreeable things of Your provision,

through which You give me the joy to seek

the means to Your good pleasure and bounty,

and by which You strengthen me

for the acts of obedience

which You have given me success to accomplish;

 

 

or the time of illness

through which You put me to the test

and bestow upon me favors:

lightening of the offenses

that weigh down my back,

purification of the evil deeds

into which I have plunged,

incitement to reach

for repentance,

reminder of the erasure of misdeeds

through ancient favor;

 

 

and, through all that, what the two writers write for me:

blameless acts,

which no heart had thought,

no tongue had uttered,

and no limb had undertaken,

rather, as Your bestowal of bounty upon me

and the beneficence of Your benefaction toward me

 

 

O God,

bless Muhammad and his Household,

make me love

what You have approved for me,

make easy for me

what You have sent down upon me,

purify me of the defilement

of what I have sent ahead,

erase the evil

of what I have done beforehand,

let me find the sweetness

of well-being,

let me taste the coolness

of safety,

and appoint for me

a way out from my illness to Your pardon,

transformation of my infirmity into Your forbearance,

escape from my distress to Your refreshment,

and safety from this hardship in Your relief!

 

 

You are gratuitously bountiful in beneficence,

ever gracious in kindness,

the Generous, the Giver,

Possessor of majesty and munificence!

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