S39 – His Supplication in Seeking Pardon and MercyS39 – His Supplication in Seeking Pardon and Mercy

O God,

bless Muhammad and his Household,

break my passion for every unlawful thing,

take away my craving for any sin,

and bar me from harming any believer, male or female,

and any Muslim, male or female!



O God,

if any of Your servants should harm me in what You have forbidden

or violate me in what You have interdicted,

and if he should pass into death with my complaint

or I come to have a complaint against him while he is alive,

forgive him what he did to me

and pardon him that through which he turned his back on me!

Inquire not from him about what he committed toward me

and expose him not through what he earned by me!

Make my open-handedness in pardoning such servants

and my contribution in charity toward them

the purest charity of the charitable

and the highest gift of those seeking nearness to You!



Recompense me for my pardoning them with Your pardon

and for my supplicating for them with Your mercy

so that each one of us may gain felicity through Your bounty

and each may attain deliverance through Your kindness!



O God,

if there is a servant from among Your servants whom

an ill visits on my account,

a harm touches from my direction,

or a wrong overtakes through me or because of me,

and should I fail to take care of his right

or go before him [in death] with his complaint,

bless Muhammad and his Household,

satisfy him toward me through Your wealth,

and give him his full right from Yourself!



Then protect me from what Your decision mandates

and save me from what Your justice decides,

for my strength cannot bear Your vengeance

and my obedience cannot stand up to Your displeasure!

If You recompense me with the right,

You will destroy me,

and if You do not shield me in Your mercy,

You will lay me waste.



O God,

I ask You to grant, my God,

that whose giving will not decrease You,

and I ask You to carry

that whose carrying will not weigh You down:



My God, I ask You to give my soul,

which You did not create

to keep Yourself from evil

nor to find the way to profit.

No, You brought it forth

to demonstrate Your power over its like

and to provide an argument against its similar.



I ask You to carry those of my sins

whose carrying weighs me down

and I seek help from You in

that whose heaviness oppresses me.



So bless Muhammad and his Household,

give to me my soul in spite of its wrongdoing,151

and appoint Your mercy to carry my burden!

How many evildoers Your mercy has overtaken!

How many wrongdoers Your pardon has embraced!



So bless Muhammad and his Household

and make me the model of him whom You have

aroused through Your forbearance

from the deadly infirmities of the Senders

and saved through Your giving success

from the tangled plights of the sinners,

so that I may rise up

freed by Your pardon from the bonds of Your displeasure

and released by Your benefaction from the ties of Your justice!



Surely if You do that, my God,

You will do it to one who does not

deny deserving Your punishment

or acquit himself from merit for Your vengeance.



Do that, my God, for one

whose fear of You is greater

than his craving from You,

whose hopelessness of deliverance

is firmer than his hope for salvation!

Not that his hopelessness is despair,

nor that his expectation is deluded.

No, rather his good deeds are few

among his evil deeds

and his arguments are frail

in face of everything due from his acts.



But You, my God, are worthy that

the righteous not be deluded concerning You

and the sinners not lose hope in You,

for You are the All-mighty Lord who

holds back His bounty from none

and takes His full right from no one.



High exalted is Your mention

above those mentioned!

Holy are Your names

beyond those described!

Spread is Your favor

among all creatures!

Yours is the praise for that,

O Lord of the worlds!



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