S17 – His Supplication Against SatanS17 – His Supplication Against Satan

O God,

we seek refuge in You

from the instigations of the accursed Satan,

his trickery, and his traps,

from trust in his false hopes, his promises,

his delusions, and his snares,

and lest he should make himself crave

to lead us away from Your obedience

and to degrade us through our disobeying You,

and lest what he has shown us as beautiful be beautiful for us

and what he has shown us as detestable weigh down upon us.



O God,

drive him away from us through Your worship,

throw him down through our perseverance in Your love,

and place between him and us a covering

that he cannot tear away

and a solid barrier

that he cannot cut through!



O God,

bless Muhammad and his Household,

distract Satan from us with some of Your enemies,

preserve us from him through Your good guarding,

spare us his treachery,

turn his back toward us,

and cut off from us his trace!



O God,

bless Muhammad and his Household,

give us to enjoy guidance

the like of his misguidance,

increase us in piety

against his seduction,

and make us walk in reverential fear

contrary to his path of ruin!



O God,

assign him no place of entrance into our hearts

and do not allow him to make his home in that which is with us!



O God,

cause us to recognize the falsehood with which he tempts us,

and once You have caused us to recognize it,

protect us from it!

Make us see what will allow us to outwit him,

inspire us with all that we can make ready for him,

awaken us from the heedless slumber of relying upon him,

and help us well, through Your giving success, against him!



O God,

saturate our hearts with the rejection of his works

and be gentle to us by destroying his stratagems!



O God,

bless Muhammad and his Household,

turn his authority away from us,

cut off his hope from us,

and keep him from craving for us!



O God,

bless Muhammad and his Household,

and place our fathers, our mothers,

our children, our wives,

our siblings, our relatives,

and the faithful among our neighbors,

male and female,

in a sanctuary impregnable to him,

a guarding fortress,

a defending cave!

Clothe them in shields protective against him

and give them arms that will cut him down!



O God,

include in that everyone who

witnesses to You as Lord,

devotes himself sincerely to Your Unity,

shows enmity toward him

through the reality of servanthood,

and seeks help from You against him

through knowledge of the divine sciences!



O God,

undo what he ties,

unstitch what he sews up,

dislocate what he devises,

frustrate him when he makes up his mind,

and destroy what he establishes!



O God,

rout his troops,

nullify his trickery,

make his cave collapse,

and rub his nose in the ground!



O God,

place us in the ranks of his enemies

and remove us from the number of his friends,

that we obey him not when he entices us

and answer him not when he calls to us!

We command everyone who obeys our command

to be his enemy

and we admonish everyone who follows our prohibition

not to follow him!



O God,

bless Muhammad,

the Seal of the prophets and lord of the emissaries,

and the folk of his house,

the good, the pure!

Give refuge to us, our families, our brothers,

and all the faithful, male and female,

from that from which we seek refuge,

and grant us sanctuary from that through fear of which

we seek sanctuary in You!

Hear our supplication to You,

bestow upon us that of which we have been heedless,

and safeguard for us what we have forgotten!

Through all this bring us into the ranks of the righteous

and the degrees of the faithful!

Amen, Lord of the worlds!



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