His Supplication for his Children
be kind to me through
the survival of my children,
setting them right for me,
allowing me to enjoy them!
make long their lives for me,
increase their terms,
bring up the smallest for me,
strengthen the weakest for me,
rectify for me
their moral traits,
make them well in
and everything that concerns me of their affair,
and pour out for me and upon
pious, fearing, insightful, hearing, and obedient
stubbornly resistant and full of hate
all Thy enemies!
my burdened back,
multiply my number,
alive my mention,
suffice me when I am away,
me in my needs,
Help me in their upbringing,
my devotion toward them,
give me among them from
Thyself male children,
make that a good for me,
and make them a help for me
that which I ask from Thee!
me and my progeny refuge from the accursed Satan,
Thou hast created us, commanded us, and prohibited us,
the reward of what Thou hast commanded,
fear its punishment!
assigned to us an enemy
schemes against us,
him an authority over us
a way that Thou didst not give us authority over him,
him to dwell in our breasts
and let him run in our blood vessels;
is not heedless,
we be heedless,
does not forget,
though we forget;
makes us feel secure from Thy punishment
and fills us with fear toward other than Thee.
If we are about to commit an indecency,
he gives us courage to do so,
and if we are about to perform a righteous work,
he holds us back from it.
He opposes us through passions,117
and sets up for us doubts.
If he promises us, he lies,
and if he raises our hopes, he fails to fulfil them.
If Thou dost not turn his trickery away from us,
he will misguide us,
and if Thou dost not protect us from his corruption,
he will cause us to slip.
so defeat his authority over us through Thy authority,
that Thou holdest him back from us
the frequency of our supplication to Thee
and we leave his trickery
and rise up among those preserved by Thee from sin!
grant me my every request,
accomplish for me my needs,
withhold not from me Thy
when Thou hast made Thyself accountable for it to me,118
veil not my supplication from
when Thou hast commanded me to make it,119
and be kind to me through
everything that will set me right
this world and the next,
everything that I remember or forget,
make public or keep secret!
In all of this, place me through my asking Thee among
those who set things right,
those who are answered favourably
they request from Thee
and from whom is not withheld
when they put their trust in Thee,
those accustomed to seek refuge in Thee,
who profit through commerce with Thee,
those given lawful provision in plenty from Thy boundless bounty
through Thy munificence and generosity,
who reach exaltation after abasement
granted sanctuary from wrong
those released from affliction
delivered from need after poverty
through Thy riches,
preserved from sins, slips, and offenses
reverential fear toward Thee,
successful in goodness, right conduct, and propriety
through obeying Thee,
those walled off from sins
through Thy power,
the refrainers from every act of disobedience toward Thee,
the dwellers in Thy neighbourhood!
give me all of that through
Thy bestowal of success and Thy mercy,
grant us refuge from the
chastisement of the burning,
and give to
the Muslims, male and female,
all the faithful, male and female,
like of what I have asked for myself and my children,
the immediate of this world
the deferred of the next!
Verily Thou art the Near, the
All-hearing, the All-knowing,
Pardoner, the Forgiving,
Clement, the Merciful!
And give to us in this world good,
in the next world good,
and protect us from the chastisement of the Fire!120