اللَّهُمَّ بِعِلْمِكَ الْغَيْبَ وَقُدْرَتِكَ عَلَى الْخَلْقِ أَحْيِنِي مَا عَلِمْتَ الْحَيَاةَ خَيْرًا لِي وَتَوَفَّنِي إِذَا عَلِمْتَ الْوَفَاةَ خَيْرًا لِي اللَّهُمَّ وَأَسْأَلُكَ خَشْيَتَكَ فِي الْغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَادَةِ وَأَسْأَلُكَ كَلِمَةَ الْحَقِّ فِي الرِّضَا وَالْغَضَبِ وَأَسْأَلُكَ الْقَصْدَ فِي الْفَقْرِ وَالْغِنَى وَأَسْأَلُكَ نَعِيمًا لَا يَنْفَدُ وَأَسْأَلُكَ قُرَّةَ عَيْنٍ لَا تَنْقَطِعُ وَأَسْأَلُكَ الرِّضَاءَ بَعْدَ الْقَضَاءِ وَأَسْأَلُكَ بَرْدَ الْعَيْشِ بَعْدَ الْمَوْتِ وَأَسْأَلُكَ لَذَّةَ النَّظَرِ إِلَى وَجْهِكَ وَالشَّوْقَ إِلَى لِقَائِكَ فِي غَيْرِ ضَرَّاءَ مُضِرَّةٍ وَلَا فِتْنَةٍ مُضِلَّةٍ اللَّهُمَّ زَيِّنَّا بِزِينَةِ الْإِيمَانِ وَاجْعَلْنَا هُدَاةً مُهْتَدِينَ

 

O God! Through the help of Your knowledge of the unknown and Your might over Your Creation give me life till the time You deem it appropriate for me, and give me death when You deem it appropriate for me. O God! And I seek humility towards You in open and in private, and want to be guided to the truth in happiness and in sorrow and request You to make me a moderate person between poverty and affluence and want a blessing which will never end and the contentment of the eyes which will never cease, and seek the courage to be happy at Your decisions and seek the serenity of life after death, and seek from You the fondness of meeting You and the joy of seeing You in a manner that I do not remain in hardships which are harmful and in a trial which leads [a person] astray. O God! Please grant us the grace of faith, and make us such that we ourselves remain among the guided and are a source of providing guidance to others.[1]

 

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ عِلْمٍ لَا يَنْفَعُ وَمِنْ قَلْبٍ لَا يَخْشَعُ وَمِنْ نَفْسٍ لَا تَشْبَعُ وَمِنْ دَعْوَةٍ لَا يُسْتَجَابُ لَهَا

 

O God! I seek refuge with You from knowledge which is not beneficial, from the heart which is devoid of humility, from the soul whose [greed] is never quenched and from the supplication which is never accepted.[2]



[1]. Abū ‘Abd al-Rahmān Ahmad ibn Shu‘ayb al-Nasā’ī, Sunan,2nded.,vol.3 (Halab:Maktabal-matbū‘ātal-islāmiyyah, 1986.), 54, (no. 1305). On the authority of ‘Ammār ibn Yāsir (rta).

[2]. Muslim, Al-Jāmi‘ al-sahīh,vol. 4, 2088, (no. 2722).On the authority of Zayd ibn Arqam (rta).