His Supplication when his Provision was Stinted


O God,
          Thou hast tried us with
                    distrust in our provisions
                    and the expectation of long lives,
          until we begged for provisions
                    from those who are provided
          and craved in our expectations
                    the life-spans of the long-lived!


So bless Muhammad and his Household,
          give us a true certainty
                    that will suffice us the burden of seeking,
          and inspire us with a sincere trust
                    that will release us from the hardship of exertion!


Let Thy clear promise in Thy Revelation
                    which Thou hast followed in Thy Book with Thy oath
          cut off our worry
                    about the provision for which
                    Thou hast made Thyself responsible
          and sever our occupation
                    with everything
                    whose sufficiency Thou hast guaranteed!


For Thou hast said
                    - and Thy word is the most truthful truth -
          and Thou hast sworn
                    - and Thy oath is the most kept and fulfilled -
          In the heaven are your provision and everything you are promised!


And then Thou hast said,
          So by the Lord of heaven and earth,
                    it is as surely true as that you have speech!126