S48 – His Supplication on the Day of Sacrifice (Eid al-Adh-ha) and on FridayS48 – His Supplication on the Day of Sacrifice (Eid al-Adh-ha) and on Friday

O God,

this is a blessed and fortunate day,

within which the Muslims are gathered

in the quarters of Your earth.

Among them are present the asker, the seeker,

the beseecher, the fearful,

while You are looking upon their needs.

So I ask You by Your munificence and generosity

and easy upon You is what I ask You! –

that You bless Muhammad and his Household.

 

 

And I ask You, O God, our Lord –

for Yours is the kingdom and Yours is the praise;

there is no god but You,

the Clement, the Generous,

the All-loving, the All-kind,

Possessor of majesty and munificence,

Originator of the heavens and the earth –

whenever You apportion among Your faithful servants

good, well-being,

blessing, guidance,

works in obedience to You,

or good through which

You are kind to them by guiding them to You,

or raise them up a degree with You,

or give them the good of this world or the next,

that You give me amply my share and allotment of it.

 

 

And I ask You, O God –

for Yours is the kingdom and the praise;

there is no god but You –

that You bless Muhammad,

Your servant and Your messenger,

Your beloved and Your selected friend,

Your chosen from among Your creation,

and the Household of Muhammad,

the pious, the pure, the chosen,

with a blessing no one has strength to count but You,

that You associate us with

the most righteous of Your faithful servants

who supplicate You today –

O Lord of the worlds!—

and that You forgive us and them!

Surely You are powerful over everything.253

 

 

O God,

toward You I aim with my need

and before You I set my poverty, my neediness, my misery,

for I have more trust in Your forgiveness and Your mercy

than in my own works.

Your forgiveness and Your mercy are vaster than my sins.

So bless Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,

and attend to the accomplishment of every need of mine through

Your power over it,

its easiness for You,

my poverty toward You,

and Your freedom from need for me!

I will come upon no good whatsoever unless through You,

no one other than You will turn any evil away from me,

and I have hope in none but You for my affair

in the next world and in this world.

 

 

O God,

if anyone has ever

arranged,

made ready,

prepared,

and drawn himself up

to be received by a creature

in hope of his support and awards,

then today toward You, my Master, is

my arrangement,

my making ready,

my preparation,

and my drawing up,

in hope of Your pardon and support

and in seeking to attain to You and Your prize.

 

 

O God,

so bless Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad

and disappoint not my hope in that today!

O He who is not troubled by those who ask

and diminished by those who attain their desire!

I come not before You trusting

in a righteous work I have sent ahead,

nor in the intercession of any creature in whom

I have hope,

except the intercession of Muhammad

and the Folk of his House

(upon him and upon them be Your peace).

 

 

I come to You admitting sin and evildoing toward myself.

I come to You hoping for Your abounding pardon

through which You have pardoned the offenders,

while their long persistence in dreadful sin

did not prevent You

from returning toward them with mercy and forgiveness!

 

 

O He whose mercy is wide

and whose pardon is abounding!

O All-mighty!

O All-mighty!

O All-generous!

O All-generous!

Bless Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,

return toward me through Your mercy,

be tender toward me through Your bounty,

and spread out Your forgiveness upon me!

 

 

O God,

this station belongs to Your vicegerents, Your chosen,

while the places of Your trusted ones

in the elevated degree which You have singled out for them

have been forcibly stripped!254

But You are the Ordainer of that –

Your command is not overcome,

the inevitable in Your governing is not overstepped!

However You will and whenever You will!

In that which You know best,

You are not accused for Your creation or Your will!

Then Your selected friends, Your vicegerents,

were overcome, vanquished, forcibly stripped;

they see Your decree replaced,

Your Book discarded,

Your obligations distorted from the aims of Your laws,

and the Sunna of Your Prophet abandoned!

 

 

O God,

curse their enemies among those of old and the later folk,

and all those pleased with their acts,

and their adherents and followers!

 

 

O God,

bless Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad

(surely You are All-laudable, All-glorious)

like Your blessing, benedictions, and salutations

upon Your chosen Abraham and the people of Abraham!

And hasten for them relief,

ease,

help,

strengthening,

and confirmation!

 

 

O God,

and make me

one of the people who profess Your Unity,

have faith in You,

and attest to Your Messenger

and the Imams toward whom You have enjoined obedience,

and one of those through whom and at whose hands

this takes place!255

Amen, Lord of the worlds!

 

 

O God,

nothing repels Your wrath but Your clemency,

nothing repels Your displeasure but Your pardon,

nothing grants sanctuary from Your punishment but Your mercy,

and nothing will deliver me from You

except pleading to You before You,256

so bless Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,

and give us on Your part, my God,

relief by means of the power

through which You bring the dead servants to life

and revive the dead lands.257

 

 

Destroy me not through gloom, my God,

before You respond to me

and give me the knowledge of Your response to

my supplication!

Let me taste the flavor of well-being to the end of my term!

And let not my enemy gloat over me,

place not my neck in his power,

and give him not authority over me!

 

 

My God,

if You raise me up,

who is there to push me down?

If You push me down,

who is there to raise me up?

If You honor me,

who is there to humiliate me?

If You humiliate me,

who is there to honor me?

If You chastise me,

who is there to have mercy upon me?

If You destroy me,

who is there to stand up for Your servant against You

or ask You about his affair?

But I know that there is no wrong in Your decree

and no hurry in Your vengeance.

He alone hurries who fears to miss,

and only the weak needs to wrong.

But You are exalted, my God,

high indeed above all that!

 

 

O God,

bless Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,

make me not the target of affliction

nor the object of Your vengeance,

respite me,

comfort me,

release me from my stumble,

and afflict me not with an affliction

in the wake of an affliction,

for You have seen my frailty,

the paucity of my stratagems,

and my pleading to You!

 

 

I seek refuge in You today, my God, from Your wrath,

so bless Muhammad and his Household

and give me refuge!

 

 

I seek sanctuary in You today from Your displeasure,

so bless Muhammad and his Household,

and give me sanctuary!

 

I ask You security from Your chastisement,

so bless Muhammad and his Household,

and give me security!

 

 

I seek guidance from You,

so bless Muhammad and his Household

and guide me!

 

 

I seek help from You,

so bless Muhammad and his Household

and help me!

 

 

I ask You for mercy,

so bless Muhammad and his Household

and have mercy upon me!

 

 

I seek sufficiency from You,

so bless Muhammad and his Household

and suffice me!

 

 

I seek provision from You,

so bless Muhammad and his Household

and provide for me!

 

 

I seek assistance from You,

so bless Muhammad and his Household

and assist me!

 

 

I pray forgiveness for my past sins,

so bless Muhammad and his Household

and forgive me!

 

 

I ask You to preserve me from sin,

so bless Muhammad and his Household

and preserve me,

for I will not return to anything You dislike from me,

if You will that!

 

 

My Lord!

My Lord!

O All-loving!

O All-kind!

O Possessor of majesty and munificence!

Bless Muhammad and his Household,

and grant me everything that I

ask from You,

seek from You,

and beseech from You!

Will it, ordain it, decree it, and accomplish it!

Give me good in that of it which You decree!

Bless me in that,

be gratuitously bountiful toward me through it,

make me happy in that of it which You give to me,

and increase me in Your bounty

and the plenty of what is with You,

for You are Boundless, Generous!

And link that to the good and the bliss of the next world,

O Most Merciful of the merciful!

 

 

 

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