S36 – His Supplication upon Hearing ThunderS36 – His Supplication upon Hearing Thunder

His Supplication when he Looked upon Clouds and Lightening and Heard the Sound of Thunder



O God,

these are two of Your signs

and these are two of Your helpers.

They rush to obey You

with beneficial mercy

or injurious vengeance,

so rain not down upon us from them

the evil rain145

and clothe us not through them

in the garment of affliction!



O God,

bless Muhammad and his Household,

send down upon us the benefit of these clouds

and their blessing,

turn away from us their harm and their injury,

strike us not through them with blight,

and loose not upon our livelihoods any bane!



O God,

if You have incited them as vengeance

and loosed them in anger,

we seek sanctuary with You from Your wrath

and implore You in asking Your pardon!

So incline with wrath

toward the idolaters

and set the millstone of Your vengeance

turning upon the heretics!146



O God,

take away the barrenness of our lands

with Your watering,

dislodge the malice from our breasts

with Your providing,

distract us not from You

through other than You,

and cut none of us off

from the stuff of Your goodness,

for the rich is he to whom You have given riches,

and the safe he whom You have protected!



No one has any defense against You,

nor any means to bar Your penalty.

You decide what You will

for whom You will

and You decree what You desire

for any whom You desire!



So to You belongs praise

for protecting us from affliction

and to You belongs thanks

for conferring upon us blessings,

a praise which will leave behind the praise of the praisers,

a praise which will fill the earth and the heaven!



Surely You are the All-kind through immense kindnesses,

the Giver of abounding favors,

the Accepter of small praise,

the Grateful for little gratitude,

the Beneficent, the Benevolent,

Possessor of graciousness!

There is no god but You;

unto You is the homecoming.




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