the Supplication of imam sajjad
32) His Supplication (A.S) in Mentioning and Asking for Repentance
O ALLAH,O He whom the depiction of the describers fails to describe! O He beyond whom passes not the hope
of the hopers! O He with whom is not lost the wage of the good-doers! O He who is the ultimate object of the
fear of the worshipers! O He who is the utmost limit of the dread of the god-fearing! This is the station of him
whom sins have passed from hand to hand.
Offenses' reins have led him on, and SATAN has gained mastery over him.
He fell short of what Thou hast commanded through neglect and he pursued what Thou hast prohibited in
delusion, like one ignorant of Thy power over him or one who denies the bounty of Thy beneficence toward
him,until,when the eye of guidance was opened for him and the clouds of blindness were dispelled, he reckoned
that through which he had wronged himself and reflected upon that in which he had opposed his Lord.
He saw his vast disobedience as vast and his great opposition as great.
So he turned to Thee,hoping in Thee and ashamed before Thee, and he directed his beseeching toward
Thee,having trust in Thee.
He repaired to Thee in his longing with certitude and he went straight to Thee in fear with sincerity.
His longing was devoid of every object of longing but Thee,and his fright departed from every object of fear but
So he stood before Thee pleading, his eyes turned toward the ground in humbleness, his head bowed before
Thy might in lowliness; he revealed to Thee in meekness those secrets of his which Thou knowest better than
he; he numbered for Thee in humility those sins of his which Thou countest better than he; he sought help from
Thee before the dreadful into which he has fallen in Thy knowledge and the ugly which has disgraced him in
Thy judgement the sins whose pleasures have turned their backs and gone and whose evil consequences have
stayed and stuck fast.
He will not deny Thy justice,my God,if Thou punishest him, nor will he consider Thy pardon great if Thou
pardonest him and hast mercy upon him, for Thou art the Generous Lord for whom the forgiveness of great sins
is nothing great! O ALLAH,so here I am:I have come to Thee obeying Thy command )for Thou hast commanded
supplication(and asking the fulfillment of Thy promise,)for Thou hast promised to respond( :Thou hast said, )
Supplicate Me and I will respond to you(.
O ALLAH,So bless MUHAMMAD and his Household, meet me with Thy forgiveness just as I have met Thee with
my confession, lift me up from the fatal infirmities of sins just as I have let myself down before Thee,and cover
me with Thy covering just as Thou hast shown no haste to take vengeance on me! make firm my intention to
obey Thee, strengthen my insight in worshiping Thee, give me the success of works which will wash away the
defilement of offenses, and take me when Thou takest me in the creed of Thy prophet MUHAMMAD )upon him
I repent to Thee in this my station from my sins,great and small, my evil deeds,inward and outward, my
lapses,past and recent, with the repentance of one who does not tell himself that he might disobey or secretly
think that he might return to an offense.
Thou hast said,my God,in the firm text of Thy Book,that Thou acceptest repentance from Thy servants,
pardonest evil deeds,and lovest the repenters, so accept my repentance as Thou hast promised, pardon my evil
deeds as thou hast guaranteed, and make obligatory toward me Thy love as Thou hast stipulated! To Thee,my
Lord,belongs my stipulation that I will not return to what is disliked by Thee, my guarantee that I will not go
back to what Thou blamest,and my covenant that I will stay away from acts of disobedience to Thee.
O ALLAH,Thou knowest better what I have done, so forgive me what Thou knowest and turn me through Thy
power to what Thou lovest O ALLAH,counted against me are claims that stay in my memory and claims that I
have forgotten, while all of them remain in Thy eye that does not sleep and Thy knowledge that does not forget!
So compensate their owners, lighten their load upon me, lift up their weight from me, and preserve me from
approaching their like! O ALLAH,but I can not be faithful to my repentance without Thy preservation, nor can I
refrain from offenses without Thy strength.
So strengthen me with a sufficient strength and attend to me with a defending preservation! O ALLAH,if any
servant repents to Thee, while in Thy knowledge of the Unseen will break his repentance and return to his sin
and offense, I seek refuge in Thee lest I be like that! So make this my repentance a repentance after which I
will need no repentance and a repentance which will obligate the erasing of what has gone by and safety in
what remains! I ask pardon from Thee for my ignorance,and I ask Thee to disregard my evil acts!So join me to
the shelter of Thy mercy through graciousness and cover me with the covering of Thy well-being through
bounteousness! I repent to Thee from everything opposed to Thy will or far from Thy love the thoughts of my
heart, the glances of my eye, the tales of my tongue with a repentance through which each bodily part will by
itself stay safe from ill consequences with Thee and remain secure from Thy painful penalties feared by
transgressors! O ALLAH,so have mercy on my being alone before Thee, the pounding of my heart in dread of
Thee, the trembling of my limbs in awe of Thee! My sins,my God,have stood me in the station of degradation in
If I remain silent,none will speak for me; if I seek an intercessor,I am not worthy for intercession.
O ALLAH,bless MUHAMMAD and his Household, make Thy generosity intercede for my offenses, follow up my
evil deeds with Thy pardon, repay me not with the punishment that is my proper repayment, spread over me
Thy graciousness, wrap me in Thy covering, and do with me what is done by a mighty man,when a lowly slave
pleads to him and he shows him mercy, or a rich man,when a poor slave submits himself and he raises him to
wealth! I have no protector against Thee,so let Thy might be my protector!I have no intercessor with Thee,so
let Thy bounty be my intercessor!My offenses have set me quaking,so let Thy pardon give me security! Not all
that I have said rises up from my ignorance of my evil footsteps or forgetfulness of my blameworthy acts in the
past, but in order that Thy heaven and those within it and Thy earth and those upon it may hear the remorse
which I have professed to Thee and the repentance through which I have sought asylum with Thee.
Then perhaps one of them,through Thy mercy,may show mercy upon my evil situation or be seized by
tenderness for my evil state.
There may come from him for my sake a supplication to which Thou givest ear more than to my supplication or
an intercession surer with Thee than my intercession through which I may be delivered from Thy wrath and
attain to Thy good pleasure! if remorse is a repentance toward Thee,then I am the most remorseful of the
remorseful!If refraining from disobedience is a turning back to Thee,then I am the first of those who turn back!
If praying for forgiveness alleviates sins,surely I am one of those who pray for Thy forgiveness! as Thou hast
commanded repentance and guaranteed acceptance, as Thou hast urged supplication,and promised to respond,
so bless MUHAMMAD and his Household, accept my repentance, and return me not to the returning place of
disappointment in Thy mercy! Surely Thou art Ever-turning toward the sinners.
All-compassionate toward the offenders who turn back! O ALLAH,bless MUHAMMAD and his Household just as
Thou hast guided us by him!Bless MUHAMMAD and his Household just as Thou hast rescued us through him!
Bless MUHAMMAD and his Household,with a blessing that will intercede for us on the Day of Resurrection,the
day of neediness toward Thee!Thou art powerful over everything,and that is easy for Thee
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