اللهم انك تسمع كلامي، وترى مكاني، وتلعم سري وعلانيتي، ولا يخفى عليك شيءٌ من أمري، ونا البائس الفقير والمستغيث المستجير، والوجل المشفق المقر المعترف إليك بذنبه، أسألك مسألة المسكين، وأبتهل إليك ابتهال المذنب الذليل، وأدعوك دعاء الخائفن الضرير، دعاء من خضعت لك رقبته، وذل لك جسمه، ورغم لك أنفه

O Allaah, Verily, You hear my speech and see my place and know whatever is hidden or open in my life. None of my affairs is hidden from You. I am but a miserable poor one, imploring You and begging for Your Protection. I submit to You, overtaken by my fears and acknowledging my sins. I beseech You from the position of one who is in dire need. I pray to You from the position of a shamed sinner. And I address to You a supplication from the position of one who is trodden by fear and affliction, and who bows to You in total humility.

اللهم إن نفسي أمارة بالسوء، والشيطان يوقعني كل ساعة في خطيئة من الكبائر، فضلاً عن الصغائر، وإني أريد نزعي من نزغه، ولا أستطيع حتى توفقني، فإن بيدك الخير، والشرليس إليك، فاغفر لي وتب علي، ولا تزغ قلبي بعد إذ هديتني، ومنحني علماً بالكتاب والسنة، وإن لم ترحمني وتغفرلي أكن من الخاسرين، فاهدني سواء السبيل، وغفرلي مغفرة تامة، واعف عني، فإنك عفو تحب العفو، وارزقني العافية في الدين والدنيا والآخرة، وما ذلك عليك بعزيز، يا أرحم الراحيمن

O Allaah, my soul is prone to evil, and the Shaytaan is constantly trapping me into major sins, not to mention the minor ones. I seek to be freed from the temptations of the Shaytaan, but without your guidance I cannot. For, verily in Your Hand is all the good and to You the evil belongs not. So forgive me and grant me Your pardon. And cause not my heart to go astray after You have guided me. Make me knowledgeable in Your Book and the Prophet’s traditions. Verily, if You grant me not Your mercy and forgiveness, I will be amongst the losers. So I beseech You to guide me to the right way, grant me full forgiveness and pardon me. For You are the Pardoner and You love to pardon. And grant me full protection in all matters of Faith, life and the Hereafter. Verily, that for You is not any difficult, O Most Merciful, of those who have mercy.

اللَّهُمَّ إنِّي أَشْكُو إِلَيْكَ ضَعْفَ قُوَتِي، وَقِلَّة حِيلَتِي،وَهَوَانِي عَلَى النَّاسِ، ياأرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمينَ، أَنْتَ رَبُّ المُسْتَضْعَفِينَ وأَنْتَ رَبِّي، إِلى مَنْ تََكِلُنِي؟ إلَى بَعِيدٍ يَتَجَهَّمُنِي، أَمْ إِلَى عَدُوّ مَلَّكْتَهُ أَمْرِي؟ إِن لَّمْ يَكُنْ بكَ غَضَبٌ عَلَيَّ فَلاَ أُبَالِي، وَلَكِنَّ عَافِيَتكَ أَوْسَعُ لِي.

أَسْأَلُكَ بِنورِ وَجْهِكَ الَّذي أَشْرَقتْ لَهُ الظُّلُمَاتُ، وَصَلَحَ عَلَيْهِ أَمْرُ الدُّنْيَا وَالآخِرَة: مِنْ أَنْ يَحِلَّ بي سَخَطُكَ، أَوْ يَنْزِلَ عَلَيَّ عَذَابُكَ، لَكَ العُتْبَى حَتَّى تَرْضى، ولا حَوْلَ وَلا قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِكَ.

O Allaah, to You Alone do I complain of the debilitation of my strength, the deficiency of my means, and the contempt with which people treat me. O Allaah, the Most Merciful of those who have mercy, You are the Lord of those who are oppressed, helpless and weak. And You are my Lord. To whom would You render me? To someone far-off who would sullenly frown at me? Or to an enemy whom You have given control over my affairs? If You are not angry with me, then I should not worry. But Your protection would endow me with more grace. With the light of Your Face, which causes the darkness to shine up with brightness, and which amends all the affairs of this world and the Hereafter: I ask You to protect me from incurring Your wrath or punishment. To You Alone I submit my regrets and pleas until You are pleased. There is no strength other than what is given by You.

In his book titled Madaarji as-Saalikeen (i.e. The Routes of Path Goers) Shamsuddeen Ibn ul-Qayyim, when elaborating on the status of a believer who submits and humbles himself to his Most Exalted Lord, said: “How beautiful it would be, while in this status, to address the Exalted Lord with words such as the following:

قال: فَلِلّهِ مَا أَحْلَى قَوْلَهُ في هَذهِ الْحَالِ:

أَسْأَلُكَ بِعِزِّكَ وَذُلِّي، إِلاَّ رَحِمْتَنى، وَأَسْأَلُكَ بِقُوَّتِكَ وَضَعْفِي، وَبِغِنَاأِكَ عَنِّي وَفَقرِي إِلَيْكَ، هَذِهِ نَاصِيَتِي الكَاذِبةُ الخَاطِأَةُ بَيْنَ يَدَيْكَ، عَبيدُكَ سِوَايَ كَثِيرٌ، وَلَيْسَ لِى سَيِّدٌ سوَاكَ، لا مََلْجَأَ وَلا مَنْجَى مِنْكَ إلاَّ إلَيْكَ، أَسْأَلُكَ مَسْأَلَةَ المِسْكِينِ، وَأَبْتَهِلُ إلَيْكَ ابْتِهَالَ الخَاضِعِ الذَّلِيلِ، وأَدْعُوكَ دُعَاءَ الخَائِفِ الضَّرِيرِ، سُؤَالَ مَنْ خَضَعَتْ لَكَ رَقَبَتُهُ، وَرَغِمَ لَكَ أَنْفُهُ، وَفَاضَتْ لَكَ عَيْنَاهُ وَذَلَّ لَكَ قَلْبُهُ

“O my Lord, I beseech You, by the Dignity which is all Yours and the humility which is all mine, to have mercy on me. To You I make my plea; by the Power which is Yours and the weakness which is mine, and by the fact that You need me not and I need You most. To you I submit my lying and sinful forelock. Many are the bondmen of Yours other than myself. But for me You are the One and Only Master. There is no escape or refuge from You except only to You. I beseech You from the position of a humble subject. And I address to You a supplication from the position of one who is trodden by fear and affliction, and who bows to You in total humility, with eyes flowing with tears and the heart yielding in submission.”

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