be kind to me through
the survival of my children,
setting them right for me,
and allowing me to enjoy them!
make long their lives for me,
increase their terms,
bring up the smallest for me,
strengthen the weakest for me,
rectify for me
their religious dedication,
and their moral traits,
make them well in
and everything that concerns me of their affair,
and pour out for me and upon my hand
and obedient toward You,
loving and well-disposed
toward Your friends,
and stubbornly resistant and full of hate
toward all Your enemies!
strengthen my arm,
straighten my burdened back,
multiply my number,
adorn my presence,
keep alive my mention,
suffice me when I am away,
help me in my needs,
and make them
loving toward me,
never disobedient, disrespectful,
opposed, or offenders!
Help me in their upbringing,
and my devotion toward them,
give me among them from Yourself male children,
make that a good for me,
and make them a help for me
in that which I ask from You!
Give me and my progeny refuge from the accursed Satan,
for You have created us,
and prohibited us,
and made us
desire the reward of what You have commanded,
and fear its punishment!
You assigned to us an enemy
who schemes against us,
gave him an authority over us
in a way that You did not give us authority over him,
allowed him to dwell in our breasts
and let him run in our blood vessels;
he is not heedless,
though we be heedless,
he does not forget,
though we forget;
he makes us feel secure from Your punishment
and fills us with fear toward other than You.
If we are about to commit an indecency,
he gives us courage to do so,
and if we are about to perform a righteous work,
he holds us back from it.
He opposes us through passions,117
and sets up for us doubts.
If he promises us, he lies,
and if he raises our hopes, he fails to fulfil them.
If You do not turn his trickery away from us,
he will misguide us,
and if You do not protect us from his corruption,
he will cause us to slip.
so defeat his authority over us through Your authority,
such that You hold him back from us
through the frequency of our supplication to You
and we leave his trickery
and rise up among those preserved by You from sin!
grant me my every request,
accomplish for me my needs,
withhold not from me Your response
when You have made Yourself accountable for it to me,118
veil not my supplication from Yourself,
when You have commanded me to make it,119
and be kind to me through everything that will set me right
in this world and the next,
in everything that I remember or forget,
display or conceal,
make public or keep secret!
In all of this, place me through my asking You among
those who set things right,
those who are answered favorably
when they request from You
and from whom is not withheld
when they put their trust in You,
those accustomed to seek refuge in You,
those who profit through commerce with You,
those granted sanctuary
through Your might,
those given lawful provision in plenty from Your boundless bounty
through Your munificence and generosity,
those who reach exaltation after abasement
those granted sanctuary from wrong
through Your justice,
those released from affliction
through Your mercy,
those delivered from need after poverty
through Your riches,
those preserved from sins, slips, and offenses
through reverential fear toward You,
those successful in goodness, right conduct, and propriety
through obeying You,
those walled off from sins
through Your power,
the refrainers from every act of disobedience toward You,
the dwellers in Your neighborhood!
give me all of that through Your bestowal of success and Your mercy,
grant us refuge from the chastisement of the burning,
and give to
all the Muslims, male and female,
and all the faithful, male and female,
the like of what I have asked for myself and my children,
in the immediate of this world
and the deferred of the next!
Verily You are the Near, the Responder,
the All-hearing, the All-knowing,
the Pardoner, the Forgiving,
the Clement, the Merciful!
And give to us in this world good,
and in the next world good,
and protect us from the chastisement of the Fire