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