His Supplication when he was Afflicted or saw Someone Afflicted with the Disgrace of Sin
to You belongs praise for
Your covering over after Your knowledge
and Your pardon after Your awareness!
Each of us has committed faults,
but You have not made him notorious,
but You have not disgraced him,
and covered over evil deeds,
but You have not pointed to him.
How many are Your prohibited acts
which we have performed,
Your commandments of which You have told us
which we have transgressed,
the evil deeds
which we have earned,
which we have committed!
You see them
to the exclusion of all observers;
You have the power to make them public
above all the powerful!
By giving us safety
You have veiled their eyes
and stopped their ears.
the shameful things You have covered over
and the inward reality You have concealed
a restrainer upon bad character traits and committing offenses,
and a striving toward the repentance that erases [sins]
and the praiseworthy path!
Bring the time of striving near
and visit us not with heedlessness of You!
Surely we are Your beseechers,
the repenters of sins.
And bless Your chosen, O God, from Your creation,
Muhammad and his descendants,
the friends selected from among Your creatures, the pure,
and make us listeners to them and obeyers,
as You have commanded!