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!
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!
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.
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!