the Supplication of imam sajjad
13) His Supplication (A.S) in Confession and in Seeking Repentance toward
ALLAH (exalted is He)
O ALLAH,three traits have prevented me from asking Thee and one trait has urged me on: I am prevented by a
command Thou hast commanded in which I have been slow, a prohibition Thou hast prohibited toward which I
have hurried,and a favor through which Thou hast favored for which I have not given sufficient thanks.
I am urged to ask Thee by Thy gratuitous bounty upon him who turns his face toward Thee and comes to Thee
with a good opinion, since all Thy beneficence is gratuitous bounty and every one of Thy favors a new
beginning! So here I am,my God, standing at the gate of Thy might,the standing of the lowly,the surrendered,
asking Thee in my shame,the asking of the destitute,the pitiful, admitting to Thee that at the time of Thy
beneficence I surrendered not save through abstaining from disobedience toward Thee and in none of my states
was I ever without Thy Kindness.
Will it profit me,my God,to admit to Thee the evil of what I have earned? Will it save me from Thee to confess
the ugliness of what I have done? Or wilt Thou impose upon me in this my station Thy displeasure?Will Thy hate
hold fast to me in the time of my supplication? Glory be to Thee!I do not despair of Thee,for Thou hast opened
the door of repentance toward Thyself.
Rather,I say,the words of a lowly servant, having wronged himself and made light of his Lord's inviolability, and
whose sins are dreadful,great, whose days have parted,fled, until,when he sees the term of his works expired
and the limit of his lifetime reached and knows with certainty that he has no escape from Thee, no place to flee
from Thee, he turns his face toward Thee in repeated turning, makes his repentance toward Thee sincere,
stands before Thee with a pure and purified heart, then supplicates Thee with a feeble,quiet voice.
He is bowed before Thee,bent, his head lowered,thrown down, his legs shaking in fear, his tears flooding his
He supplicates Thee: O Most Merciful of the merciful!O Most Merciful of those toward whom seekers of mercy
keep on turning! O Tenderest of those around whom run seekers of forgiveness!O He whose pardon is greater
than His vengeance!O He whose good pleasure is more abundant than His anger! O He who seeks His creatures'
praise with excellent forbearance!O He who has accustomed His servants to the acceptance of their repeated
turning! O He who seeks to heal their corruption through repentance!O He who is pleased with the easy of their
acts!O He who recompenses with the much their little! O He who has made himself accountable to them to
respond to supplication!O He who pledged Himself by His gratuitous bounty to give them excellent repayment! I
am not the most disobedient of those who have disobeyed Thee and whom Thou hast forgiven, nor am I the
most blameworthy to offer excuses which Thou hast accepted, nor am I the most wrongdoing of those who
have repented to Thee,and to whom Thou hast returned I repent to Thee in this my station,the repentance of
one remorseful over what preceded from him hastily, apprehensive of what has gathered around him, pure in
shame for that into which he has fallen, knowing that pardoning great sins is nothing great for Thee.
overlooking enormous misdeeds is not difficult for Thee, putting up with indecent crimes does not trouble
Thee,and the most beloved of Thy servants to Thee is he who refrains from arrogance before Thee, pulls aside
from persistence,and holds fast to praying forgiveness! I am clear before Thee of arrogance, I seek refuge in
Thee from persistence, I pray forgiveness from Thee for shortcomings, I seek help from Thee in incapacity! O
ALLAH,bless MUHAMMAD and his Household, dispense with what is incumbent upon me toward Thee, release
me from what I merit from Thee,and grant me sanctuary from what the evildoers fear! For Thou art full of
pardon, the hoped-for source of forgiveness, well known for Thy forbearance.
My need has no object but Thee, my sin no forgiver other than Thee Could that be possible? I have no fear for
myself except from Thee; Thou art worthy of reverential fear,and worthy to forgive!Bless MUHAMMAD and his
Household, grant my need, answer my request favorably, forgive my sin,and give me security from fear for
myself Thou art powerful over everything,and that is easy for Thee.
Amen,Lord of the worlds
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