His Supplication in Satisfaction with the Decree

His Supplication in Satisfaction when he Looked upon the Companions of this World


Praise belongs to God
                    in satisfaction with God's decision!
          I bear witness that
                    God has apportioned the livelihoods of His servants with justice
                    and undertaken bounty for all His creatures.


O God,
          bless Muhammad and his Household,
          tempt me not with what Thou hast given to Thy creatures
          and tempt them not with what Thou hast withheld from me.
                    Lest I envy Thy creatures
                    and despise Thy decision!


O God,
          bless Muhammad and his Household,
          delight my soul through Thy decree,
          expand my breast through the instances of Thy decision,
          give to me a trust through which I may admit
                    that Thy decree runs only to the best,
          and let my gratitude to Thee
                              for what Thou hast taken away from me
                    be more abundant than my gratitude to Thee
                              for what Thou hast conferred upon me!


          Preserve me from imagining any meanness
                              in someone who is destitute
                    or imagining any superiority
                              in someone who possesses wealth,
          for the noble is he
                              whom obedience to Thee has ennobled
                    and the exalted is he
                              whom worship of Thee has exalted!


So bless Muhammad and his Household,
          give us to enjoy a wealth
                    which does not run out,
          confirm us with an exaltation
                    which will never be lost,
          and let us roam freely
                    in the kingdom of everlastingness!
          Surely Thou art the One, the Unique, the Eternal Refuge;
                    Thou hast not begotten,
                    nor hast Thou been begotten,
                    and equal to Thee is not any one!144