His Supplication for Good Outcomes


O He remembering whom brings honour
                    to those who remember!
          O He thanking whom brings triumph
                    to those who give thanks!
          O He obeying whom brings deliverance
                    to those who obey!
          Bless Muhammad and his Household,
          and divert our hearts through remembering Thee
                    from every act of remembrance,
          our tongues through thanking Thee
                    from every act of thanksgiving,
          our limbs through obeying Thee
                    from every act of obedience!


If Thou hast ordained for us idleness from these occupations,
          make it an idleness of safety, within which
                    no ill consequence visits us
                    or weariness overtakes us!
          Then the writers of evil deeds may depart from us
                    with a page empty of the mention of our evil deeds,
          and the writers of good deeds may turn away from us
                    happy with the good deeds of ours which they have written.


And when the days of our life have passed by,
          the terms of our lifetimes have elapsed,
          and Thy call, which must come and be answered,
                    summons us forth,
          then bless Muhammad and his Household
          and make the outcome of what the writers of our works
                    count against us
                    an accepted repentance,
                    which afterwards gave us no rest
                              in a sin that we committed
                              or an act of disobedience that we performed!


          Remove not from us any covering
                    with which Thou hast covered over the heads of the witnesses
                    on the day when the records of Thy servants are tried!


Verily Thou art compassionate to him who supplicates Thee,
          the responder to him who calls upon Thee!