O Reliever of worry!
O Remover of grief!
O Merciful in this world and the next
and Compassionate in both!
Bless Muhammad and his Household,
relieve my worry,
and remove my grief!
O Eternal Refuge!
O He Who has not begotten,
nor has been begotten,
and equal to Him is not any one!272
and take away my affliction!
HERE YOU SHOULD RECITE THE THRONE VERSE (2:255-257),
THE TWO SURAS OF TAKING REFUGE (113-114),
AND UNITY (112). THEN SAY:
I ask You with the asking of him whose neediness is intense,
whose strength is frail,
whose sins are many,
the asking of one who finds no helper in his neediness,
no strengthener in his frailty,
no forgiver of his sin other than You,
O Possessor of majesty and munificence!
I ask of You a work
through which You will love him who works it
and a certainty
by which You will profit him
who is certain with the truth of certainty
concerning the execution of Your command!
bless Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,
take my soul while it is firm in sincerity,
cut off my need for this world,
make my desire for what is with You
become a yearning to meet You,
and give me true confidence in You!
I ask of You the good of the writ that has been made
and I seek refuge with You from the evil of the writ that has been made.273
I ask of You the fear of the worshipers,
the worship of those humbly fearful of You,
the certainty of those who have confidence in You,
and the confidence of those who have faith in You.
make my desire in my asking
like the desire of Your friends in their asking,
and my fear like the fear of Your friends!
Employ me in Your good pleasure
through works in which I will not leave aside
anything of Your religion,
fearing any of Your creatures!
this is my need,
so make my desire for it great,
within it make manifest my excuse,
through it instill me with my argument,
and by means of it make well my body!
some rise in the morning
having trust or hope in other than You.
I rise in the morning,
and You are my trust and my hope in all affairs,
so decree for me
those which are best in outcome
and deliver me from misguiding trials,
O Most Merciful of the merciful!
And God bless our chief,
Muhammad the Messenger of God,
and his Household,