Sahifa Index. This Du'a has been taught by Imam Sajjad as an d is a clear indication of the loftiness of moral virtues expected of a believer. Islam believes in the elevation of the human being, that a human is a great and dignified creation, far above the animal world. One of the signs of this dignity is the possession of noble and magnanimous qualities. In order to achieve this behavioral excellence, man needs to overcome his base and selfish attributes, and cultivate noble qualities. In this Du"a the Imam specifies these qualities, and shows how we can try to inculcate them in ourselves.
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This Du'a has been taught by our fourth Imam a and is a clear indication of the loftiness of moral virtues expected of a believer. Islam believes in the elevation of the human being, that a human is a great and dignified creation, far above the animal world. One of the signs of this dignity is the possession of noble and magnanimous qualities. In order to achieve this behavioural excellence, man needs to overcome his base and selfish attributes, and cultivate noble qualities.
Taken as a lesson in Akhlaq, the Du'a is a wonderful program for those who wish to excel in good manners. Avoid the most low of all etiquettes, and struggle with yourself to avoid it, for evil is stubborn.
Skip to main content. In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. O Allah, bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad. Raise my faith to reach the most perfect faith, and make my conviction to be the most excellent of convictions.
Make my intentions to be the best of intentions, and my actions to be the best of actions. O Allah, increase my good intentions, through Your Grace, Improve my conviction, through what is with You, and reform what is corrupt in me, through Your power.
O Allah, bless Muhammad and his family. Be sufficient for me in that which occupies me, Employ me in those deeds about which You will ask me tomorrow, Let me pass my days in that work for which You have created me.
Free me from need, and increase Your sustenance for me but try me not with discontent. Let me be honored but do not afflict me with arrogance. Let good flow out from my hands for people, but do not let me erase it by making them feel obliged. Grant me the highest moral traits, but protect me from vanity.
O Allah, bless Muhammad and his family, Raise me not a single degree with people unless You have lowered me an equal amount, whithin myself. Let there not occur any outward honor for me, unless there has occured an inner degradation of an equal amount, whithin myself. O Allah bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad. Make me enjoy: a righteous guidance which I do not seek to change.
Let me live so long as my life is spent in Your obedience, But when my life becomes a breeding ground for Shaytan then take me to You, before Your wrath advances towards me or Your anger becomes firm on me. O Allah, do not leave in me: a faulty characteristic, unless You have reformed it, a blameworthy flaw, unless You have improved it, nor a deficient noble quality unless You have perfected it. Replace for me; the enimity of the people of hatred with love, the jealousy of the rebellious people with affection, the suspicion of the virtuous people with confidence the enmity of the close ones with friendship, the disrespect of relatives to devotion, the desertion of the close ones with help, the attachment of flatterers with reformed regard, the rejection of associates with good behaviour, and the bitterness of the fear of oppressors with the sweetness of security.
O Allah, bless Muhammad and his family, Give me, a hand power over one wrongs me, a tongue over one who disputes with me, and a victory over one who stubbornly resists me. Grant me, craftiness against one who deceives me, power over one who oppresses me, refutation of one who accuses me falsely, and safety from one who threatens me. Give me the success to, obey one who directs me to what is proper and follow one who guides me to what is right.
O Allah, bless Muhammad and his family, adorn me with the adornment of the righteous, and clothe me with the ornament of the pious, in; spreading justice, restraining anger, quenching the fire of hate, reuniting the separated, correcting differences between men, spreading good behaviour, covering faults, mildness of temper, lowering the wing of humility , beauty of conduct, calmness of disposition, pleasantness in relationships advancing towards excellence, preferring graciousness avoiding condemnation, being gracious to the undeserving , speaking the truth though difficult, making little of the good in my words and deeds though it be much, and making much of the evil in my words and deeds though it be little.
Perfect these for me through, a continous obedience, an attachment to the community, and by rejecting the people of innovation and those whose who act on their own opinions. Do not afflict me with, laziness in Your worship, blindness from Your path, indulging in what is contrary to winning Your love, joining one who has separated himself from You, and separating from one who has joined himself to You. O Allah make me, run towards You in times of stress and ask from You in times of need, and plead to You in times of poverty.
Do not try me with, seeking help from other than You when I am distressed humbling myself in asking other than You when I am in need nor pleading with other than You when I am afraid. O Allah, make what Shaytan throws into my heart, of desires, suspicion, and envy, be a cause of remembrance of Your might pondering over Your power, and a planning against Your enemy.
O Allah, bless Muhammad and his family, Let me not be oppressed while You can repel it from me, Let me not oppress others while you have power to restrain me, Let me not be misguided, while You are able to guide me, Let me not be poor while with You is abundance of provision and let me not be rebellious while my existence is from You.
I have nothing, after I judge myself except Your grace, so bless Muhammad and his family, and be gracious to me. O Allah, make me speak with guidance inspire me with piety, give me success for that which is most pure, and employ me in what is most pleasing to You. O Allah, let me walk on the most exemplary path, and let me live and die on Your creed. Provide me with victory at the return and safety from the?. O Allah, take to Yourself, from my soul what will purify it.
And leave for my soul that of my soul which will set it right, for surely, my soul will perish unless You protect it. O Allah, You are my shelter when I am sad, You are my recourse, if I am deprived, with You I seek help when I am troubled, and with You is a substitute for what is gone by, a correction for what has gone wrong, and a change for what You disapprove.
Suffice me against the burden of shame to the servants and grant me safety on the day of return, and favour me with the best of guidance. O Allah, bless Muhammad and his family, ward away evil from me, by Your gentleness, feed me through Your favour, reform me through Your generosity, heal me through Your goodness shade me in Your shelter, and wrap me in Your plasure. O Allah, bless Muhammad and his family, prevent me from extravagance, preserve my sustenance from waste, increase my possessions through blessing them, set me upon the path of guidance through piety in what I spend.
O Allah, bless Muhammad and his family, guard my face honour through prosperity, do not disgrace my dignity through neediness, lest I seek providence from those whom You have provided, and ask for bestowal from the worst of Your creatures. Then I would be tempted tp praise he who gave me, and afflicted with blaming he who denies me, while You, not they, are the Master of giving and denying. O Allah, bless Muhammad and his family, provide me with soundness in worship and detachment in renunciation knowledge in practise and piety , on the whole.
O Allah, seal my term with Your pardon verify my hope in expecting Your mercy, ease my path to reach Your pleasure, and make my actions good in all circumstances. O Allah, bless Muhammad and his family, alert me to Your remembrance in times of negligence, employ me in Your obedience in the days of respite, clarify for me an easy path to Your love and complete for me, through this the good of the world and the hereafter.
And give us good in the world and good in the Hereafter and save me, by Your mercy, from the fire.
Supplications for the Month of Ramadhan