the Supplication of imam sajjad
40) His Supplication (A.S) in Seeking Pardon and Mercy
O ALLAH,bless MUHAMMAD and his Household, break my passion for every unlawful thing, take away my craving
for any sin,and bar me from harming any believer,male or female,and any Muslim,male or female! O ALLAH,if
any of Thy servants should harm me in what Thou hast forbidden or violate me in what Thou hast
interdicted,and if he should pass into death with my complaint or I come to have a complaint against him while
he is alive, forgive him what he did to me and pardon him that through which he turned his back on me!Inquire
not from him about what he committed toward me and expose him not through what he earned by me! And
Make my open-handedness in pardoning such servants and my contribution in charity toward them the purest
charity of the charitable and the highest gift of those seeking nearness to Thee! Recompense me for my
pardoning them with Thy pardon and for my supplicating for them with Thy mercy so that each one of us may
gain felicity through Thy bounty and each may attain deliverance through Thy kindness! O ALLAH,if there is a
servant from among Thy servants whom an ill visits on my account, a harm touches from my direction, or a
wrong overtakes through me or because of me,and should I fail to take care of his right or go before him ]in
death[with his complaint, bless MUHAMMAD and his Household, satisfy him toward me through Thy wealth,and
give him his full right from Thyself Then protect me from what Thy decision mandates and save me from what
Thy justice decides,for my strength can not bear Thy vengeance and my obedience can not stand up to Thy
displeasure! If Thou recompensest me with the right,Thou wilt destroy me,and if Thou dost not shield me in Thy
mercy,Thou wilt lay me waste.
I ask Thee to grant,my God,that whose giving will not decrease Thee,and I ask Thee to carry that whose
carrying will not weigh Thee down: My God,I ask Thee to give my soul,which Thou didst not create to keep
Thyself from evil nor to to find the way to profit.
No,Thou brought it forth to demonstrate Thy power over its like and to provide an argument against its similar.
I ask Thee to carry those of my sins whose carrying weighs me down and I seek help from Thee in that whose
heaviness oppresses me.
So bless MUHAMMAD and his Household, give to me my soul in spite of its wrong-doing,and appoint Thy mercy
to carry my burden!How many evildoers Thy mercy has overtaken!How many wrongdoers Thy pardon has
embraced! So bless MUHAMMAD and his Household and make me the model of him whom Thou hast aroused
through Thy forbearance from the deadly infirmities of the offenders and saved through Thy giving success from
the tangled plights of the sinners, so that I may rise up freed by Thy pardon from the bonds of Thy displeasure
and released by Thy benefaction from the ties of Thy justice! Surely if Thou dost that,my God,Thou wilt do it to
one who does not deny deserving Thy punishment or acquit himself from merit for Thy vengeance.
Do that,my God,for one whose fear of Thee is greater than his craving from Thee, whose hopelessness of
deliverance is firmer than his hope for salvation! Not that his hopelessness is despair, nor that his expectation is
No,rather his good deeds are few among his evil deeds and his arguments are frail in face of everything due
from his acts.
But Thou,my God,art worthy that the righteous not be deluded concerning Thee and the sinners not lose hope in
Thee, for Thou art the All-mighty Lord who holds back His bounty from none and takes His full right from no one
High exalted is Thy mention above those mentioned!Holy are Thy names beyond those described!Spread is Thy
favor among all creatures!Thine is the praise for that,O Lord of the worlds
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