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Concise Supplications for Worldly Needs and the Hereafter

A collection of concise supplications for worldly needs and the hereafter attributed to the Ahulbayt ع


 أبي عبد الله (عليه السلام) قال: قل: ” اللهم إني أسألك بجلالك وجمالك وكرمك أن تفعل بي كذا وكذا “.

Abi ‘Abdullah عليه السلام who has said the following: “Say, ‘O Lord, I plead before You through Your Glory, Beauty and Magnanimity to provide me such and such help,’ one should mention one’s wishes.”

Al-Kafi, Vol 2, pg 579


Hasan or Muwathaq – (Allamah Majlisi, Mir’at al-’Uqul, Vol 12, pg 450)


قلتللرضا (عليه السلام): علمني دعاء وأوجز، فقال: قل: ” يا من دلني على نفسه وذلل قلبي بتصديقه أسألك الامن والايمان “.

Once I asked ar-Rida عليه السلام to instruct me with a concise supplication. The Imam instructed me to say, ‘O the One who has guided me to His Own self and has humbled my heart with its affirmation of His existence, I plead before You for peace and belief.’

Al-Kafi, Vol 2, pg 595


Hasan or Muwathaq – (Allamah Majlisi, Mir’at al-’Uqul, Vol 12, pg 471)


أبي جعفر (عليه السلام) قال: قل: ” اللهم أوسع علي في رزقي وامدد لي في عمري واغفر لي ذنبي واجعلني ممن تنتصر به لدينك ولا تستبدل بي غيري “.

Abu Ja‘far عليه السلام who has said the following: “Say, ‘O Lord, increase my sustenance, prolong my life, forgive my sins and make me of those whom You employ to support Your religion and do not replace me by others.’”

Al-Kafi, Vol 2, pg 589


Sahih – (Allamah Majlisi, Mir’at al-’Uqul, Vol 12, pg 464)


قال أبو جعفر (عليه السلام): لقد غفر الله عز وجل لرجل من أهل البادية بكلمتين دعا بهما، قال: ” اللهم إن تعذبني فأهل لذلك أنا، وإن تغفر لي فأهل لذلك أنت ” فغفر الله له.

Abu Ja‘far عليه السلام has said, ‘Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Holy, forgave a man from the village by two words with which he pleaded before Allah. He said, ‘O Lord, if You punish me, it is because I deserve it and if You forgive me it is worthy of You (Your greatness),’ and (for this) Allah granted him forgiveness.’”

Al-Kafi, Vol 2, pg 579


Hasan or Muwathaq – (Allamah Majlisi, Mir’at al-’Uqul, Vol 12, pg 451)


أبي الحسن (عليه السلام) قال: قال لي: أكثر من أن تقول: ” [اللهم] لا تجعلني من المعارين (2) ولا تخرجني منالتقصير ” قال: قلت: أما المعارين فقد عرفت فما معنى لا تخرجني من التقصير؟ قال: كل عمل تعمله تريد به وجه الله عز وجل فكن فيه مقصرا عند نفسك، فإن الناس كلهم في أعمالهم فيما بينهم وبين الله عز وجل مقصرون.

Abu’l-Hasan عليه السلام once said to me, ‘Say very often, ‘O Lord, do not place me among those whose belief is temporary and do not take me out of shortcomings.’’ I (the narrator) then asked, ‘I know who the people of temporary belief are, but what is the meaning of, ‘Do not take me out of shortcomings?’’ The Imam said, ‘In every good deed you may perform just for the sake of Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Holy, you should feel within yourself as falling far short; all people in their deeds between them and Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Holy, fall far short from perfect.’

Al-Kafi, Vol 2, pg 579


Muwathaq – (Allamah Majlisi, Mir’at al-’Uqul, Vol 12, pg 451)


رأيت علي بن الحسين (عليهما السلام) في فناء الكعبة في الليل وهو يصلي فأطال القيامحتى جعل مرة يتوكأ على رجله اليمنى ومرة على رجله اليسرى ثم سمعته يقول بصوت كأنه باك: ” يا سيدي تعذبني وحبك في قلبي؟ أما وعزتك لئن فعلت لتجمعن بيني وبين قوم طال ما عاديتهم فيك “

Once I saw ‘Ali ibn al-Husayn عليه السلام praying in the vicinity of al-Ka‘bah in the night. He prolonged in standing so much so that he would lean on his right leg once and then on the left leg. Then I heard him saying with a crying voice, ‘O my Master, will You punish me while there is Your love in my heart? If You will do so You will be placing me together with the people with whom, just for Your sake, I had been enemies all along.’

Al-Kafi, Vol 2, pg 579-580


Hasan – (Allamah Majlisi, Mir’at al-’Uqul, Vol 12, pg 451)


كان أمير المؤمنين (صلوات الله عليه) يقول: ” اللهم من علي بالتوكل عليك والتفويض إليك والرضا بقدرك والتسليم لأمرك، حتى لا أحب تعجيل ما أخرت ولا تأخير ما عجلت يا رب العالمين “.

Amir al-Mu’minin, ‘Ali ibn Abu Talib عليه السلام would say, ‘O Lord, oblige me with the ability to place my trust in You and leave my affairs in Your hands, agree with Your measures, submit to Your command so that I do not love the hastening of what You have delayed or the delay of what You have hastened, O Lord of the worlds.’

Al-Kafi, Vol 2, pg 580-581


Hasan like Sahih – (Allamah Majlisi, Mir’at al-’Uqul, Vol 12, pg 453)


قال [لي] أبو عبد الله (عليه السلام) ابتداء منه: يا معاوية أما علمت أن رجلا أتى أمير المؤمنين (صلوات الله عليه) فشكى الابطاء عليه في الجواب في دعائه فقال له: أين أنت عن الدعاء السريع الإجابة؟ فقال له الرجل: ما هو؟ قال: قل: ” اللهم إني أسألك باسمك العظيم الأعظم الاجل الأكرم المخزون المكنون النور الحق البرهان المبين الذي هو نور مع نور ونور من نور ونور في نور ونور على نور ونور فوق كل نور ونور يضيئ به كل ظلمة ويكسر به كل شدة وكل شيطان مريد وكل جبار عنيد، لا تقربه أرض (1) ولا تقوم به سماء ويأمن به كل خائف ويبطل به سحر كل ساحر وبغي كل باغ وحسد كل حاسد ويتصدع لعظمته البر والبحر ويستقل به
الفلك حين (2) يتكلم به الملك فلا يكون للموج عليه سبيل وهو اسمك الأعظم الأعظم الاجل الاجل النور الأكبر الذي سميت به نفسك واستويت به على عرشك وأتوجه إليك بمحمد وأهل بيته أسألك بك وبهم أن تصلي على محمد وآل محمد وأن تفعل بي كذا وكذا “.

Once Abu ‘Abdullah عليه السلام on his own initiation said to me, ‘O Mu‘awiyah, bear in mind that a man once came to Amir al-Mu’minin, ‘Ali ibn Abu Talib عليه السلام complaining of the delay for the answer to his prayer. Amir al-Mu’minin, ‘Ali ibn Abu Talib عليه السلام asked, ‘Why do you not pray with the quick for acceptance supplication (prayer quickly accepted)?’ The man then said, ‘Please tell me what that supplication is?’ The Imam told him to say, ‘O Lord, I plead before You through Your great name, the greatest one, the glorious one, the magnanimous one, the one treasured and hidden, the light of the truth, and the clear authority in the argument. It is a light with light, a light from a light, a light in a light, a light over a light, a light above all lights, a light that illuminates all darkness, crumbles down all hardships, all condemned devils and every hard-headed tyrant. (It is such) a light that the earth cannot hold and the sky cannot not withstand. With it every frightened person feels secure, every magician’s magic will turn invalid, and the transgression of every transgressor, the envy of every envier will turn ineffective. Due to its greatness the ocean splits open, the ships sail in safety when the angel speak with it, the waves will have no way to it and that is Your greatest of great, glorious of glorious name, the great light with which You have named Yourself and with it You have established Your power over Your Throne. I turn to You through Muhammad and his family and I plead before You to grant as-salat (favors) upon Muhammad and his family, to provide me help in such and such of my needs. (One then should mention his wishes)’’”

Al-Kafi, Vol 2, pg 582-583


Hasan – (Allamah Majlisi, Mir’at al-’Uqul, Vol 12, pg 455)


قلت لأبي عبد الله (عليه السلام): إلا تخصني بدعاء؟ قال: بلى قال: قل: ” يا واحد يا ماجد يا أحد يا صمد يا من لم يلد ولم يولد ولم يكن له كفوا أحد يا عزيز يا كريم يا حنان يا منان يا سامع الدعوات يا أجود من سئل ويا خير من أعطى يا الله يا الله يا الله قلت: ولقد نادينا نوح فلنعم المجيبون ” ثم قال أبو عبد الله (عليه السلام): كان رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وآله) يقول: ” [نعم] لنعم المجيب أنت ونعم المدعو ونعم المسؤول أسألك بنور وجهك وأسألك بعزتك وقدرتك وجبروتك وأسألك بملكوتك ودرعك الحصينة وبجمعك وأركانك كلها وبحق محمد وبحق الأوصياء بعد محمد أن تصلي على محمد وآل محمد وأن تفعل بي كذا وكذا “.

Once I said to Abi ‘Abdullah عليه السلام ‘Will you instruct me with a special supplication?’ The Imam said, ‘Yes, I will do so, say, ‘O the One, the Glorious, the Only, O Self-sufficient, who has not given birth to anyone and is not born from anyone and who has no partner, O Majestic, O Magnanimous, O Compassionate, O Obliging, O Hearer of supplications, O the Most Generous of those who are asked for help, O the Best of those who give, O Allah, O Allah, O Allah, You have said, ‘Noah pleaded before Us for help and We are the best to answer.’ Abu ‘Abdullah عليه السلام then said, ‘The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وآله would say, ‘Yes, indeed, You are the best who answers, the best to be called for help, and the best to plead with, I plead before You through the light of Your face, through Your majesty, Your power, Your might, I plead before You through Your kingdom, through Your formidable coats of arm and Your community, the members of Your community all of them, through Muhammad, and the successors after Muhammad to grant as-salat (favors) upon Muhammad and his family and provide me help in such and such matters.’ (One should mention one’s wishes).’”

Al-Kafi, Vol 2, pg 584


Sahih – (Allamah Majlisi, Mir’at al-’Uqul, Vol 12, pg 458)


قال: قلت له: علمني دعاء فقال: فأين أنت عن دعاء الالحاح، قال: وما دعاء الالحاح؟ فقال: ” اللهم رب السماوات السبع وما بينهن ورب العرش العظيم ورب جبرئيل وميكائيل وإسرافيل ورب القرآن العظيم ورب محمد خاتم النبيين، إني أسألك بالذي تقوم به السماء وبه تقوم الأرض وبه تفرق بين الجمع وبه تجمع بين المتفرق وبه ترزق الاحياء وبه أحصيت عدد الرمال ووزن الجبال وكيل البحور ” ثم تصلي على محمد وآل محمد، ثم تسأله حاجتك وألح في الطلب.

I asked him to instruct me with a supplication. He asked, ‘Why do you not pray with the supplication of pleading before Allah for help?’ I (the narrator) then asked, ‘What is the supplication of pleading before Allah for help?’ The Imam said say, ‘O Lord, the Lord of the seven heavens and all that is in between, the Lord of the great Throne, Lord of Jibra’il (Gabriel), Michael and Israfeil, Lord of the great Qur’an, and Lord of Muhammad, the last of the prophets, I plead before You through that with which You keep the heavens, with which You keep the earth, with which You disperse the gatherings and place together what is scattered, with which You provide sustenance to the living, with which You keep the counts of sands, the weight of the mountains and the measurement of the oceans.’ Then ask Allah’s as-salat (favor) for Muhammad and his family and ask for help and insist pleading before Allah for help.

Al-Kafi, Vol 2, pg 585


Sahih – (Allamah Majlisi, Mir’at al-’Uqul, Vol 12, pg 460)


أبي عبد الله (عليه السلام) أنه كان يقول: ” اللهم املا قلبي حبا لك وخشية منك وتصديقا وإيمانا بك وفرقا منك وشوقا إليك يا ذا الجلال والاكرام اللهم حبب إلي لقاءك واجعل لي في لقائك خير الرحمة والبركة وألحقني بالصالحين ولا تؤخرني مع الأشرار وألحقني بصالح من مضى واجعلني مع صالح من بقي وخذ بي سبيل الصالحين وأعني على نفسي بما تعين به الصالحين على أنفسهم ولا تردني في سوء استنقذتني منه يا رب العالمين، أسألك إيمانا لا أجل له دون لقائك، تحييني وتميتني عليه وتبعثني عليه إذا بعثتني وابرأ قلبي من الرياء والسمعة والشك في دينك اللهم اعطني نصرا في دينك وقوة في عبادتك وفهما في خلقك (3) وكفلين من رحمتك وبيض وجهي بنورك واجعل رغبتي فيما عندك وتوفني في سبيلك على ملتك وملة رسولك، اللهم إني أعوذ بك من الكسل والهرم والجبن والبخل والغفلة والقسوة والفترة والمسكنة وأعوذ بك يا رب من نفس لا تشبع ومن قلب لا يخشع ومن دعاء لا يسمع ومن صلاة لا تنفع وأعيذ بك نفسي وأهلي وذريتي من الشيطان الرجيم، اللهم إنه لا يجيرني منك أحد ولا أجد من دونك ملتحدا فلا تخذلني ولا تردني في هلكة ولا تردني بعذاب، أسألك الثبات على دينك والتصديق بكتابك و اتباع رسولك، اللهم اذكرني برحمتك ولا تذكرني بخطيئتي وتقبل مني وزدني من فضلك إني إليك راغب، اللهم اجعل ثواب منطقي وثواب مجلسي رضاك عني واجعل عملي ودعائي خالصا لك واجعل ثوابي الجنة برحمتك واجمع لي جميع ما سألتك وزدني من فضلك إني إليك راغب، اللهم غارت النجوم ونامت العيون وأنت الحي القيوم، لا يواري منك ليل ساج ولا سماء ذات أبراج ولا أرض ذات مهاد ولا بحر لجي ولا ظلمات بعضها فوق بعض تدلج الرحمة على من تشاء من خلقك تعلم خائنة الأعين وما تخفي الصدور، أشهد بما شهدت به على نفسك وشهدت ملائكتك وأولو العلم لا إله إلا أنت العزيز الحكيم ومن لم يشهد بما شهدت به على نفسك وشهدت ملائكتك وأولو العلم فاكتب شهادتي مكان شهادتهم، اللهم أنت السلام ومنك السلام، أسالك يا ذا الجلال والاكرام أن تفك رقبتي من النار “.

O Lord, fill my heart with love for You, concern about You, affirmation of and belief in Your existence, fear from You and longing toward You, O Glorious, O Magnanimous. O Lord, make me love meeting You, and such meeting to be good, mercy, and full of blessings, join me with the virtuous and do not leave me behind with the wicked ones. Join me with the virtuous of the past and those to come, lead me on the path of virtuous ones, assist me against my soul by that with which You assist the virtuous ones against their souls, do not turn me in the evil from which You want to rescue me, O Lord of the worlds. I plead before You for a belief free of timing before meeting You, with which You will keep me living, cause me to die, and raise me up with it when You will resurrect me. Free my heart from showing off, desire for popularity, and doubt in Your religion. O Lord, give me victory in Your religion, energy to worship, understanding of Your creatures, support me twice with Your kindness (in this life and hereafter), brighten my face with Your light, make me interested in what is with You, cause me to die in Your way and in Your religion, the religion of Your Messenger. O Lord, I seek protection against laziness, old age, cowardice, stinginess, carelessness, hard-heartedness, weakness, and destitution. I seek protection with You, O Lord against a soul that does not become satisfied, the heart that does not become humble, the supplication that is not heard, and the prayer (formal) that does not yield any benefit. I seek protection with You for myself, my family, and my children against condemned Satan. O Lord, no one can protect me against You, I do not find any place to hide from You, do not humiliate me and do not throw me in perdition and in torment. I plead before You to keep me to remain steadfast in Your religion, affirm Your book, and follow Your Messenger. O Lord, speak of me with Your mercy and do not speak of me with my sins, accept from me (my good deeds), increase for me from Your generosity; I am interested toward You. O Lord, make my reward for speaking and sitting to be Your happiness with me, make my deeds and supplication purely for You, make my reward paradise through Your mercy, place me together with all I pleaded for before You and increase for me through Your favor; I am greatly interested toward You. O Lord, the stars have disappeared, eyes have gone to sleep, You are living and guarding, the dark night cannot disappear from You nor the starry skies or the well-stretched earth, the choppy ocean, or the darkness upon darkness. You send mercy upon whomever You will among Your creatures; You know the secret glance of the eyes and what the hearts conceal. I testify to what You have testified for yourself, to what Your angels have testified, and people of knowledge have testified that no one deserves to be worshipped except You, the Majestic, the Wise. Whoever does not testify to what You have testified for yourself, Your angels have testified, and people of knowledge have testified, then write my testimony in place of their testimony. O Lord, You are the Peace, and from You is peace. I plead before You, O the Owner of glory and magnanimity to set my neck free of the fire.

Al-Kafi, Vol 2, pg 586-587


Hasan or Muwathaq – (Allamah Majlisi, Mir’at al-’Uqul, Vol 12, pg 460)


أبي عبد الله (عليه السلام) قال: إن أبا ذر أتى رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وآله) ومعه جبرئيل (عليه السلام) في صورة دحية الكلبي وقد استخلاه رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وآله) فلما رآهما انصرف عنهما ولم يقطع كلامهما فقال جبرئيل (عليه السلام): يا محمد هذا أبو ذر قد مر بنا ولم يسلم علينا أما لو سلم لرددنا عليه، يا محمد إن له دعاء يدعو به، معروفا عند أهل السماء فسله عنه إذا عرجت إلى السماء، فلما ارتفع جبرئيل جاء أبو ذر إلى النبي فقال له رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وآله): ما منعك يا أبا ذر أن تكون سلمت علينا حين مررت بنا؟ فقال: ظننت يا رسول الله أن الذي [كان] معك دحية الكلبي قد استخليته لبعض شأنك، فقال: ذاك جبرئيل (عليه السلام) يا أبا ذر وقد قال: أما لو سلم علينا لرددنا عليه فلما علم أبو ذر أنه كان جبرئيل (عليه السلام) دخله من الندامة حيث لم يسلم عليه ما شاء الله فقال له رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وآله): ما هذا الدعاء الذي تدعو به؟ فقد أخبرني جبرئيل (عليه السلام) أن لك دعاء تدعو به، معروفا في السماء، فقال: نعم يا رسول الله أقول: ” اللهم إني أسألك الامن والايمان بك والتصديق بنبيك والعافية من جميع البلاء و الشكر على العافية والغنى عن شرار الناس “.

Once Abudhar came to the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وآله while Jibra’il (Gabriel) was, in the form of Dihyah al-Kalbi (one of the companions of the Holy Prophet), in a private meeting with the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وآله . When he saw them he turned away from them and did not want to disrupt their conversation. Jibra’il (Gabriel) said, ‘O Muhammad this was Abudhar passed by us and did not offer us the greeting of peace, had he done so, we would have responded to his greeting. O Muhammad, he has a supplication with which he prays, and is well-known among the inhabitants of the heaven. When I will ascend ask him about it.’ When Jibra’il (Gabriel) left, Abudhar came to the Holy Prophet and the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وآله said to him, ‘O Abudhar what stopped you from offering us the greeting of peace when you passed by?’ He said, ‘O Messenger of Allah I thought the person with you was Dihyah al-Kalbi in a private meeting for something of your affairs.’ The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وآله said: ‘That was Jibra’il (Gabriel), O Abudhar and he said, ‘Had he (Abudhar) offered us the greeting of peace, we would have responded to his greeting.’’ When Abudhar learned that it was Jibra’il (Gabriel), Allah knows well, how deeply he regretted his not offering the greeting. The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وآله asked, ‘What is the supplication with which you pray? Jibra’il (Gabriel) has informed me that you have a prayer whereby you implore and it is well-known in heaven.’ He said, ‘Yes, O Messenger of Allah, I say, ‘O Lord, I plead before You for peace and belief in You, affirmation of Your Prophet, well-being and safety from all misfortunes, to be thankful for the well-being and safety and free of want from the people.’’”

Al-Kafi, Vol 2, pg 587


Hasan or Muwathaq – (Allamah Majlisi, Mir’at al-’Uqul, Vol 12, pg 462)


أبي جعفر (عليه السلام) قال: قل: ” اللهم إني أسألك من كل خير أحاط به علمك وأعوذ بك من كل سوء أحاط به علمك، اللهم إني أسألك عافيتك في أموري كلها وأعوذ بك من خزي الدنيا وعذاب الآخرة “.

Abi Ja‘far عليه السلام said: Say: “O Lord, I plead to receive from You (my share of) all good which Your knowledge encompasses, I seek protection with You against all evil which is encompassed by Your knowledge, O Lord, I plead before You for good health from You in all of my affairs, I seek protection with You against losses in this world and the torment of the next life.”

Al-Kafi, Vol 2, pg 578


Hasan – (Allamah Majlisi, Mir’at al-’Uqul, Vol 12, pg 449)


أبي عبد الله (عليه السلام) قال: ” اللهم أنت ثقتي في كل كربة وأنت رجائيفي كل شدة وأنت لي في كل أمر نزل بي ثقة وعدة، كم من كرب يضعف عنه الفؤاد وتقل فيه الحيلة ويخذل عنه القريب والبعيد ويشمت به العدو وتعنيني فيه الأمور أنزلته بك وشكوته إليك، راغبا فيه عمن سواك ففرجته وكشفته وكفيتنيه فأنت ولي كل نعمة وصاحب كل حاجة ومنتهى كل رغبة، فلك الحمد كثيرا ولك المن فاضلا “.

Abi ‘Abdullah عليه السلام who has said the following: “O Lord, You are my trustee in every distressful condition, You are my hope in all suffering, You are for me in all of my problems, (You are) my trustee and my resources. How many were the distressful conditions wherein the heart weakened, patience ran thin, people near left out and the enemies rejoiced all matters were exhausted? You assisted me in the matters that I had brought before You and complained about them to You, turning away from everyone besides You and You changed it into happiness, removed the hardships and sufficed it (in its removal). You are the patron of all blessings, the provider of all help, the end of all interests, all praise belongs to You a great deal and thanks to You in addition.”

Al-Kafi, Vol 2, pg 578-579


Sahih – (Allamah Majlisi, Mir’at al-’Uqul, Vol 12, pg 450)


أخذت هذا الدعاء عن أبي جعفر [محمد بن علي] (عليهما السلام) قال: وكان أبو جعفر يسميه الجامع: ” بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم أشهد أن لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له وأشهد أن محمدا عبده ورسوله، آمنت بالله وبجميع رسله وبجميع ما أنزل به (1) على جميع الرسل وأن وعد الله حق ولقاءه حق وصدق الله وبلغ المرسلون والحمد لله رب العالمين وسبحان الله كلما سبح الله شئ وكما يحب الله أن يسبح والحمد لله كلما حمدالله شئ وكما يحب الله أن يحمد ولا إله إلا الله كلما هلل الله شئ وكما يحب الله أن يهلل والله أكبر كلما كبر الله شئ وكما يحب الله أن يكبر، اللهم إني أسالك مفاتيح الخير وخواتيمه وسوابغه وفوائده وبركاته وما بلغ علمه علمي وما قصر عن إحصائه حفظي، اللهم انهج إلي أسباب معرفته وافتح لي أبوابه وغشني ببركات رحمتك ومن علي بعصمة عن الإزالة عن دينك وطهر قلبي من الشك ولا تشغل قلبي بدنياي وعاجل معاشي عن آجل ثواب آخرتي واشغل قلبي بحفظ ما لا تقبل مني جهله وذلل لكل خير لساني وطهر قلبي من الرياء ولا تجره في مفاصلي واجعل عملي خالصا لك، اللهم إني أعوذ بك من الشر وأنواع الفواحش كلها ظاهرها وباطنها وغفلاتها وجميع ما يريدني به الشيطان الرجيم وما يريدني به السلطان العنيد، مما أحطت بعلمه وأنت القادر على صرفه عني، اللهم إني أعوذ بك من طوارق الجن والإنس وزوابعهم وبوائقهم ومكائدهم ومشاهد الفسقة من الجن والإنس (2) وأن أستزل عن ديني فتفسد علي آخرتي وأن يكون ذلك منهم ضررا علي في معاشي أو يعرض بلاء (3) يصيبني منهم لا قوة لي به ولا صبر لي على احتماله فلا تبتلني يا إلهي بمقاساته فيمنعني ذلك عن ذكرك ويشغلني عن عبادتك، أنت العاصم المانع الدافع الواقي من ذلك كله، أسألك اللهم الرفاهية في معيشتي ما أبقيتني، معيشة أقوى بها على طاعتك وأبلغ بها رضوانك وأصير بها إلى دار الحيوان غدا ولا ترزقني رزقا يطغيني ولا تبتلني بفقر أشقى به مضيقا علي، أعطني حظا وافرا في آخرتي ومعاشا واسعا هنيئا مريئا في دنياي ولا تجعل الدنيا علي سجنا ولا تجعل فراقها علي حزنا أجرني من فتنتها واجعل عملي فيها مقبولا وسعيي فيها مشكورا، اللهم ومن أرادني بسوء فارده بمثله ومن كادني فيها فكده واصرف عني هم من أدخل علي همه وامكر بمن مكر بي فإنك خير الماكرين وافقأ (1) عني عيون الكفرة الظلمة والطغاة والحسدة، اللهم وأنزل علي منك السكينة وألبسني درعك الحصينة واحفظني بسترك الواقي وجللني عافيتك النافعة وصدق قولي وفعالي وبارك لي في ولدي وأهلي ومالي اللهم ما قدمت وما أخرت وما أغفلت وما تعمدت وما توانيت (2) وما أعلنت وما أسررت فاغفره لي يا أرحم الراحمين “.

I acquired this supplication from Abu Ja‘far, Muhammad ibn ‘Ali عليه السلام . Abu Ja‘far عليه السلام would call it al-Jami‘ (comprehensive supplication): ‘In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful, I testify that no one deserves to be worshipped except Allah alone, who has no partner and I testify that Muhammad is His servant and messenger. I believe in Allah, in all of His messengers, in all that He has revealed to all the messengers, that the promise of Allah is true, meeting Him is true, Allah has spoken the truth, and the messengers have preached. All praise belongs to Allah, Lord of the worlds, all glory belongs to Allah whenever anyone glorifies Allah, the way Allah loves to be glorified, all praise belongs to Allah whenever anyone praises Allah in the way Allah loves to be praised, no one deserves to be worshipped except Allah whenever anyone expresses this declaration and testimony as Allah loves to be spoken of as such, Allah is greater than can be described, whenever anyone speaks of Allah as such and as Allah loves to be spoken of as such. O Lord, I plead before You for the opening of virtue and good and its end, its pleasures and benefits, its blessings and what I know of as well as what I do not know of and my memory has fallen short to keep them. O Lord, plan for me the means of knowing it (good and virtue), open for me its doors, cover me with the blessings of Your kindness, oblige me with protection against slipping away from Your religion, cleanse my heart from doubt, do not allow the immediate issue of living of this life divert my attention away from the rewards of the next life, engage my heart in saving what You will not accept my ignorance of it. Humble my tongue for all virtuous deeds, cleanse my heart from showing off, do not allow it (showing off) running in my joints, but making my deeds stand pure. O Lord, I seek protection with You against the evil of all kinds of indecency, the apparent and the hidden, its carelessness and all of whatever the condemned Satan wants to involve me in, whatever a hostile ruler wants from me, which Your knowledge encompasses and You have the power to divert away from me. O Lord, I seek protection with You against the encounters of jinns and human beings, their anger, evil altercations, evil plots, sinful exposures of the jinns and human beings that may cause me to slip away from my religion, may ruin my hereafter, harm me in my living or an incident of misfortune from them that I may not have the power to deal with, or patience to bear. Do not cause me to suffer such things, O Lord, and its hardships that may prevent me from speaking of You and divert me away from Your worship. You are the protector, the defender, and the saviour from all such things. I plead before You O Lord, for comfort in my living as long as You will allow me to live, a living with which I will be able to obey You and earn Your happiness with me, and move thereby to the house of life tomorrow. Do not provide me a sustenance that may cause me to transgress, do not afflict me with a poverty that gives me misery due to constraint, grant me a share good enough for my hereafter, a living that is vast, pleasing, and delightful in my worldly life. Do not make the world a prison for me, or departing it a sorrowful to me, provide me protection against its trials and tribulations. Make my deeds in it acceptable, and my efforts appreciated. O Lord, whoever intends evil against me, plan against him similarly, whoever plots against me, plan against him and protect me against the concern of that which has caused me concern, plot against whoever plots against me; You are the best devisor, cause blindness to the eyes of the unbelievers, oppressors, rebellious ones and enviers against me. O Lord, send upon me comfort and calm from You and dress me up with Your protective coat of arms, save me with Your safe-guarding cover, beautify me with Your well-being, good and beneficial health. Make my words and deeds true. Grant me blessings in my children, my family and my property. O Lord, forgive me for whatever I have done before, whatever I will do, whatever I neglected, did intentionally, out of laziness, openly or secretly. O the Most Merciful of all merciful ones.’”

Al-Kafi, Vol 2, pg 587-589


Hasan – (Allamah Majlisi, Mir’at al-’Uqul, Vol 12, pg 463)


أبي عبد الله (عليه السلام) قال: ادع بهذا الدعاء: ” اللهم إني أسألك برحمتك التي لا تنال منك إلا برضاك والخروج من جميع معاصيك [إلا برضاك] والدخول في كل ما يرضيك والنجاة من كل ورطة والمخرج من كل كبيرة أتى بها مني عمدا وزل بها مني خطأ أو خطر بها علي خطرات الشيطان أسألك خوفا توقفني به على حدود رضاك وتشعب به عني كل شهوة خطر بها هواي واستزل بها رأيي ليجاوز حد حلالك، أسألك اللهم الاخذ بأحسن ما تعلم وترك سيئ كل ما تعلم أو أخطأ من حيث لا أعلم أو من حيث أعلم، أسألك السعة في الرزق والزهد في الكفاف والمخرج بالبيان من كل شبهة والصواب في كل حجة والصدق في جميع المواطن وإنصاف الناس من نفسي فيما علي ولي والتذلل في إعطاء النصف من جميع مواطن السخط والرضا وترك قليل البغي وكثيره في القول مني والفعل وتمام نعمتك (1) في جميع الأشياء والشكر لك عليها لكي ترضى وبعد الرضا وأسألك الخيرة في كل ما يكون فيه الخيرة بميسور الأمور كلها لا بمعسورها يا كريم يا كريم يا كريم وافتح لي باب الأمر الذي فيه العافية والفرج وافتح لي بابه ويسر لي مخرجه ومن قدرت له علي مقدرة من خلقك فخذ عني بسمعه وبصره ولسانه ويده وخذه عن يمينه وعن يساره ومن خلفه ومن قدامه وامنعه أن يصل إلي بسوء، عز جارك وجل ثناء وجهك ولا إله غيرك، أنت ربي وأنا عبدك، اللهم أنت رجائي في كل كربة وأنت ثقتي في كل شدة وأنت لي في كل أمر نزل بي ثقة وعدة، فكم من كرب يضعف عنه الفؤاد وتقل فيه الحيلة ويشمت فيه العدو وتعيى (2) فيه الأمور أنزلته بك وشكوته إليك راغبا إليك فيه عمن سواك قد فرجته وكفيته، فأنت ولي كل نعمة وصاحب كل حاجة ومنتهى كل رغبة فلك الحمد كثيرا ولك المن فاضلا “.

Abi ‘Abdullah عليه السلام who has said the following: “Say this prayer, ‘O Lord, I plead before You for Your favor that cannot be achieved except with Your happiness, for (Your help to) come out of all disobedience that cannot happen without Your approval, for (Your help to) enter into all that makes You happy, for safety from all dangers, for departure from all major sins that have happened from me, willingly or have slipped out mistakenly, or have passed in my mind due to satanic induction. I plead before You to place fear in me that can keep me within the limits of Your approval, shatter away from me all lustful evil thoughts that have passed in my desires, that have made my opinion slip away to crossover Your lawful limits. I plead before You, O Lord, to take the best that You know, and ignore all the evil that You find or mistakes that I had no knowledge of or did have the knowledge thereof. I plead before You for increased sustenance, restraining to suffice with basic needs, coming out of confusing conditions with clearly stated instructions, correctness in evidence, truth in all circumstances, yielding to justice for people against or for my soul, dealing humbly in yielding to justice in all circumstances of anger and contentment, avoiding small or greater degrees of transgression in my words or deeds, completion of Your bounties in all things, and thankfulness to You for it so You are content with happiness. I plead before You for guidance in all the good choices wherein choices exist and are easy to achieve not that which is hard to achieve. O Magnanimous, O Magnanimous, O Magnanimous, open for me the door to the fact in which there is well-being (of the body and spirit) and relief, open for me its door and ease it off to leave. If You may determine for any of Your creatures to overpower me then hold and seize him by his hearing, his eyes, tongue, and hand, seize him from his right, left, behind, front and before him and prevent him from reaching me with evil. Your neighbor is well protected, glorious is the praise of Your face, and no one deserves to be worshipped except You. You are my Lord, and I am Your slave and servant. O Lord, You are my hope in all pains, You are my hope in all hardships, in all troubles that befall me, on You I depend and You are my resources. How many are the pains that weaken the heart, diminish in it the means, bring rejoice for the enemy, and exhaust the resources. I present them before You, complain to You against it, come to You of all things so You provide me relief and suffice me against it (such pains), thus, You are my benefactor of all the bounties with me, the appropriator of all of my needs, and the end of all of my desires. All praise belongs to You a great deal and (I am) thankful to You in addition.’”

Al-Kafi, Vol 2, pg 592-593


Hasan – (Allamah Majlisi, Mir’at al-’Uqul, Vol 12, pg 469)


أبي عبد الله (عليه السلام) فقال: قل: اللهم إني أسألك قول التوابين وعملهم و نور الأنبياء وصدقهم ونجاة المجاهدين وثوابهم وشكر المصطفين ونصيحتهم وعمل الذاكرين ويقينهم وإيمان العلماء وفقههم وتعبد الخاشعين وتواضعهم وحكم الفقهاء و سيرتهم وخشية المتقين ورغبتهم وتصديق المؤمنين وتوكلهم ورجاء المحسنين وبرهم اللهم إني أسألك ثواب الشاكرين ومنزلة المقربين ومرافقه النبيين، اللهم إني أسألك خوف العاملين لك وعمل الخائفين منك وخشوع العابدين لك ويقين المتوكلين عليك وتوكل المؤمنين بك، اللهم إنك بحاجتي عالم غير معلم وأنت لها واسع غير متكلف وأنت الذي لا يحفيك سائل (1) ولا ينقصك نائل ولا يبلغ مدحتك (2) قول قائل أنت كما تقول وفوق ما نقول، اللهم اجعل لي فرجا قريبا وأجرا عظيما وسترا جميلا اللهم إنك تعلم أني على ظلمي لنفسي وإسرافي عليها لم أتخذ لك ضدا ولا ندا ولا صاحبة ولا ولدا، يا من لا تغلطه المسائل، يا من لا يشغله شئ عن شئ ولا سمع عن سمع ولا بصر عن بصر ولا يبرمه إلحاح الملحين (3) أسألك أن تفرج عني في ساعتي هذه من حيث أحتسب ومن حيث لا أحتسب إنك تحيي العظام وهي رميم وإنك على كل شئ قدير، يا من قل شكري له فلم يحرمني وعظمت خطيئتي فلم يفضحني ورآني على المعاصي فلم يجبهني (4) وخلقني للذي خلقني له فصنعت غير الذي خلقني له (5) فنعم المولى أنت يا سيدي وبئس العبد أنا وجدتني ونعم الطالب أنت ربي وبئس المطلوب [أنا] ألفيتني، عبدك وابن عبدك وابن أمتك بين يديك ما شئت صنعت بي، اللهم هدأت الأصوات وسكنت الحركات وخلا كل حبيب بحبيبه وخلوت بك أنت المحبوب إلي فاجعل خلوتي منك الليلة العتق من النار يا من ليست لعالم فوقه صفة يا من ليس لمخلوق دونه منعة (6) يا أول قبل كل شئ ويا آخر بعد كل شئ يا من ليس له عنصر (7) ويا من ليس لآخره فناء ويا أكمل منعوت ويا أسمح المعطين ويا من يفقه بكل لغة يدعى بها ويا من عفوه قديم وبطشه شديد وملكه مستقيم أسألك باسمك الذي شافهت به موسى (8) يا الله يا رحمن يا رحيم، يا لا إله إلا أنت، اللهم أنت الصمد أسألك أن تصلي على محمد وآل محمد وأن تدخلني الجنة برحمتك “.

Abu ‘Abdullah عليه السلام who has said the following: “Say, ‘O Lord, I plead before You, to grant me such words as those of repenting people and their deeds, the light of the prophets and their truthfulness, salvation of the fighters for Your cause and their rewards, thankfulness of the chosen ones and their good advice, actions of those who speak of You and their certainty, belief of the scholars and their deep understanding, worship of the concerned people and their humility, the judgment of the experts in the law (Shari‘ah) and their discipline, worries of the pious people and their interest (in religion), the affirmation of the believing people and their trusting (Allah) and the hope of the virtuous people and their good deeds. O Lord, I plead before You grant me a reward as that granted to those who thank (You), the position of those very near to (You) and the friendship of the prophets. O Lord, I plead before You to grant me a fear like that of the people who act for Your sake, the acts of those who fear You, the humility of those who worship You, the certainty of those who place their trust in You and the trust of the believing people with You. O Lord, You know my needs without being taught, and You are capable of helping without being burdened. You are the One whom no pleading person can overcome verbally, or anyone can find faults with or anyone can exhaust His praise. O Lord, You are as You say and above what we say. O Lord, provide me immediate relief, great rewards, and beautiful covering. O Lord, You know that in doing injustice to myself and transgressing against it I did not take anyone as Your opposition, partner, companion, or a child. O the One whom pleading cannot confuse, nothing can preoccupy in listening to one from listening to the other, seeing one from seeing the other and the insistence of insisting people cannot tire Him. I plead before You to provide me relief in this hour from the sources I except or from that which I do not expect; You bring to life the bones that have turned to ashes; You have power over all things. O the One to whom my thanks had been very little but He has not deprived me, my sins were monstrous but He has not disgraced me, He found me in sins but did not encounter me. He created me for what He has created me but I have acted against what He has created me for. What a great owner are You O my Master! What a despicable slave am I! You have found me, You are the best of finders O Lord! What a despicable thing I am to look for! It is Your slave, the son of Your slave and the son of Your female slave before You to deal with as You will. O Lord, the voices have silenced, movements have calmed down, every loving one has sought privacy with his beloved, and I have sought privacy with You. You are the beloved to me, make the privacy that I have sought with You my freedom from the fire. O the One above whom there is no person of knowledge more praiseworthy. O the One below whom there is no creature barred to reach Him. O the First before all things, O the Last after all things. O the One who has no elements, O the One for whom there is no end for annihilation, O the One of perfect attributes, O the most lenient of providers, O the One who communicates with all languages and is spoken to as well, O the One whose forgiveness had been there from long before, whose hold is stern, whose Kingdom is solid, I plead before You through Your name with which You faced Moses, O Allah, O the Beneficent, O the Merciful, O the One, no one deserves to be worshipped except You. O Lord, You are Self-sufficient, I plead before You to bestow as-salat (favors) upon Muhammad and his family and admit me in paradise.’”

Al-Kafi, Vol 2, pg 593-595


Hasan – (Allamah Majlisi, Mir’at al-’Uqul, Vol 12, pg 470)


رجلا أتى أمير المؤمنين (عليه السلام) فقال: يا أمير المؤمنين كان لي مال ورثته ولم أنفق منه درهما في طاعة الله عز وجل ثم أكتسب منه مالا فلم أنفق منه درهما في طاعة الله فعلمني دعاء يخلف علي ما مضى ويغفر لي ما عملت أو عملا أعمله، قال: قل: قال: وأي شئ أقول يا أمير المؤمنين؟ قال: قل كما أقول: ” يا نوري في كل ظلمة ويا أنسي في كل وحشة ويا رجائي في كل كربة ويا ثقتي في كل شدة ويا دليلي في الضلالة أنت دليلي إذا انقطعت دلالة الادلاء فإن دلالتك لا تنقطع ولا يضل من هديت أنعمت علي فأسبغت ورزقتني فوفرت وغذيتني فأحسنت غذائي وأعطيتني فأجزلت بلا استحقاق لذلك بفعل مني ولكن ابتداء منك لكرمك وجودك فتقويت بكرمك على معاصيك وتقويت برزقك على سخطك وأفنيت عمري فيما لا تحب فلم يمنعك جرأتي عليك وركوبي لما نهيتني عنه ودخولي فيما حرمت علي أن عدت علي بفضلك ولم يمنعني حلمك عني وعودك علي بفضلك وإن عدت في معاصيك فأنت العواد بالفضل وأنا العواد بالمعاصي فيا أكرم من أقر له بذنب وأعز من خضع له بذل لكرمك أقررت بذنبي ولعزك خضعت بذلي فما أنت صانع بي في كرمك وإقراري بذنبي وعزك و خضوعي بذلي افعل بي ما أنت أهله ولا تفعل بي ما أنا أهله “. تم كتاب الدعاء ويتلوه كتاب فضل القرآن

“Once a man came to Amir al-Mu’minin, ‘Ali ibn Abu Talib عليه السلام and said, ‘O Amir al-Mu’minin, I inherited a property but did not give even one dirham in obedience to Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Holy. I thereafter made an earning and did not spend anything in obedience to Allah. Instruct me with a supplication that can replace for me things of the past, and what I have done be forgiven as well as what I may do.’ The narrator has said that the Imam told him, ‘Say.’ The man asked, ‘What should I say, O Amir al-Mu’minin?’ The Imam said, ‘Say as I say, ‘O my light in all darkness, O my comfort in all dreadful conditions, O my hope in all painful matters, O my trust in every hardship, O my guide in all straying conditions, You are my guide, when all guidance of guides is cut off but Your guidance remains. Whoever You guide does not stray off the right path. You granted me favors and made it delightful, You provided me sustenance in abundance, You fed me and made my food best, You bestowed upon me and made it the best gift without my deserving it by means of my deeds but initiated from You due to Your magnanimity and generosity. I found strength from Your magnanimity to disobey You, I gained power from Your sustenance but I disappointed You, I ruined my life in what You disliked, my daring against You, my committing what You had forbidden, my entering in things You prohibited, did not prevent You from turning to me with Your generosity, Your forbearance did not hold You back from doing favors to me even if I returned to sin and disobedience to You, You always turn back with generosity and bounty but I always sin. How magnanimous You are to those who confess before You to their sins! How majestic You are to those who humble themselves before You! Before Your magnanimity I confess my sins and for Your majesty I humble myself before You. It now is all up to You what You will do to me in Your magnanimity and with my confessing my sins before You for Your majesty and my begging respectfully, I plead before You to deal with me the way it is worthy of You not according to what I deserve.’’”

Al-Kafi, Vol 2, pg 595


Muwathaq – (Allamah Majlisi, Mir’at al-’Uqul, Vol 12, pg 472)

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