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His Supplication in Bidding Farewell to the Month of Ramadan

دُعَاؤُهُ لِوَدَاعِ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ

أللَّهُمَّ يَا مَنْ لا يَرْغَبُ فِي الْجَزَاءِ،
O God, O He who desires no repayment!
وَلاَ يَنْدَمُ عَلَى الْعَطَآءِ،
O He who shows no remorse at bestowal!
وَيَا مَنْ لاَ يُكَافِئُ عَبْدَهُ عَلَى السَّوآءِ،
O He who rewards not His servant tit for tat!
مِنَّتُكَ ابْتِدَاءٌ، وَعَفْوُكَ تَفَضُّلٌ،
Thy kindness is a new beginning, Thy pardon gratuitous bounty,
وَعُقُوبَتُكَ عَـدْلٌ، وَقَضَاؤُكَ خِيَرَةٌ،
Thy punishment justice, Thy decree a choice for the best!
إنْ أَعْطَيْتَ لَمْ تَشُبْ عَطَآءَكَ بِمَنٍّ،
If Thou bestowest, Thou stainest not Thy bestowal with obligation,
وَإنْ مَنَعْتَ لَمْ يَكُنْ مَنْعُكَ تَعَدِّيا
and if Thou withholdest, Thou withholdest not in transgression.
تَشْكُرُ مَنْ شَكَرَكَ وَأَنْتَ أَلْهَمْتَهُ شُكْرَكَ،
Thou showest gratitude to him who thanks Thee, while Thou hast inspired him to thank Thee.
وَتُكَافِئُ مَنْ حَمِدَكَ وَأَنْتَ عَلَّمْتَهُ حَمْدَكَ،
Thou rewardest him who praises Thee, while though Thou hast taught him Thy praise.
تَسْتُرُ عَلَى مَنْ لَوْ شِئْتَ فَضَحْتَهُ
Thou coverest him whom, if Thou willed, Thou wouldst expose,
وَتَجُودُ عَلَى مَنْ لَوْ شِئْتَ مَنَعْتَهُ،
and Thou art generous toward him from whom, if Thou willed, Thou wouldst withhold.
وَكِلاَهُمَا أَهْلٌ مِنْكَ لِلْفَضِيحَةِ وَالْمَنْعِ،
Both are worthy of Thy exposure and withholding,
غَيْرَ أَنَّكَ بَنَيْتَ أَفْعَالَكَ عَلَى التَّفَضُّلِ،
but Thou hast founded Thy acts upon gratuitous bounty,
وَأَجْرَيْتَ قُدْرَتَكَ عَلَى التَّجَاوُزِ،
channelled Thy power into forbearance,
وَتَلَقَّيْتَ مَنْ عَصَاكَ بِالحِلْمِ،
received him who disobeyed Thee with clemency,
وَأمْهَلْتَ مَنْ قَصَدَ لِنَفْسِهِ بِالظُّلْمِ
and disregarded him who intended wrongdoing against himself.
تَسْتَنْظِرُهُمْ بِأناتِكَ إلى الإنَابَةِ وَتَتْرُكُ مُعَاجَلَتَهُمْ إلَى التَّوْبَةِ
Thou awaitest their turning back without haste and refrainest from rushing them toward repentance,
لِكَيْلاَ يَهْلِكَ عَلَيْكَ هَالِكُهُمْ،
so that the perisher among them may not perish because of Thee
وَلا يَشْقَى بِنِعْمَتِكَ شَقِيُّهُمْ
and the wretched may not be wretched through Thy favour,
إلاَّ عَنْ طُولِ الإِعْذَارِ إلَيْهِ،
but only after Thy prolonged excusing him
وَبَعْدَ تَرَادُفِ الْحُجَّةِ عَلَيْهِ
and successive arguments against him,
كَرَماً مِنْ عَفْوِكَ يَا كَرِيْمُ،
as an act of generosity through Thy pardon, O Generous,
وَعَائِدَةً مِنْ عَطْفِكَ يَا حَلِيمُ.
and an act of kindliness through Thy tenderness, O Clement!
أَنْتَ الَّذِيْ فَتَحْتَ لِعِبَادِكَ بَاباً
It is Thou who hast opened for Thy servants a door
إلَى عَفْوِكَ وَسَمَّيْتَهُ التَّوْبَـةَ،
to Thy pardon, which Thou hast named 'repentance'.
وَجَعَلْتَ عَلَى ذلِكَ البَابِ دَلِيلاً مِنْ وَحْيِكَ
Thou hast placed upon that door a pointer from Thy revelation,
لِئَلاَّ يَضِلُّوا عَنْهُ فَقُلْتَ تَبَارَكَ اسْمُكَ :
lest they stray from it: Thou hast said (blessed is Thy Name),
تُوبُوا إلَى الله تَوْبَةً نَصُوحاً عَسَى رَبُّكُمْ
"Repent toward God with unswerving repentance! It may be that Thy Lord (
أَنْ يُكَفِّـرَ عَنْكُمْ سَيِّئاتِكُمْ وَيُدْخِلَكُمْ
will acquit of your evil deeds and will admit you into
جَنَّات تَجْرِي مِنْ تَحْتِهَا الأنْهَارُ
gardens beneath which rivers flow,
يَوْمَ لاَ يُخْزِي اللهُ النَّبِيَّ
upon the day when God will not degrade the Prophet
وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مَعَهُ نُورُهُمْ يَسْعَى بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَبِأَيْمَانِهِمْ
and those who have faith along with him, their light running before them and on their right hands,
يَقُولُونَ رَبَّنَا أَتْمِمْ لَنا نُورَنَا وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا
and they say: 'Our Lord, complete for us our light, and forgive us!
إنَّكَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْء قَدِيرٌ)
Surely Thou art powerful over everything" (66:8).
فَمَا عُذْرُ مَنْ أَغْفَلَ دُخُولَ ذلِكَ الْمَنْزِلِ
What is the excuse of him who remains heedless of entering that house
بَعْدَ فَتْحِ الْبَابِ وَإقَامَةِ الدَّلِيْلِ،
after the opening of the door and the setting up of the pointer?
وَأَنْتَ الَّذِي زِدْتَ فِي السَّوْمِ عَلَى نَفْسِكَ لِعِبَادِكَ
It is Thou who hast raised the price against Thyself to the advantage of Thy servants,
تُرِيدُ رِبْحَهُمْ فِي مُتَاجَرَتِهِمْ لَكَ،
desiring their profit in their trade with Thee,
وَفَوْزَهُمْ بِالْوِفَادَةِ عَلَيْكَ وَالزِّيادَةِ مِنْكَ
their triumph through reaching Thee, and their increase on account of Thee,
فَقُلْتَ تَبَارَكَ اسْمُكَ وَتَعَالَيْتَ:
for Thou hast said (blessed is Thy Name and high art Thou exalted),
مَنْ جَاءَ بِالْحَسَنَةِ فَلَهُ عَشْرُ أَمْثَالِهَا
"Whoso brings a good deed shall have ten the like of it, (
وَمَنْ جَاءَ بِالسَّيِّئَةِ فَلاَ يُجْزى إلاّ مِثْلَهَا)
and whoso brings an evil deed shall only be recompensed the like of it" (6:160).
وَقُلْتَ: (مَثَلُ الَّذِينَ يُنْفِقُونَ أَمْوَالَهُمْ فِي سَبِيلِ الله كَمَثَلِ حَبَّة
Thou hast said, "The likeness of those who expend their wealth in the way of God is as the likeness of a grain of corn
أَنْبَتَتْ سَبْعَ سَنَابِلَ فِي كُلِّ سُنْبُلَة مَائَةُ حَبَّة
that sprouts seven ears, in every ear a hundred grains;
وَالله يُضَاعِفُ لِمَنْ يَشَاءُ)
so God multiplies unto whom He wills" (2:261).
وَقُلْتَ: (مَنْ ذَا الَّذِيْ يُقْرِضُ الله قَرْضاً حَسَنَاً
Thou hast said, "Who is he that will lend to God a good loan,
فَيُضَاعِفَهُ لَهُ أضْعَافاً كَثِيرَةً)
and He will multiply it for him manifold" (2:245)?
وَمَا أَنْزَلْتَ مِنْ نَظَائِرِهِنَّ فِي الْقُرْآنِ مِنْ تَضَاعِيفِ الْحَسَنَاتِ،
And Thou hast sent down in the Qur'an similar verses on the multiplying of good deeds.
وَأَنْتَ الَّذِي دَلَلْتَهُمْ بِقَوْلِكَ مِنْ غَيْبِكَ وَتَرْغِيْبِكَ
It is Thou who hast pointed them through Thy speech from Thy Unseen and Thy encouragement
الَّذِي فِيهِ حَظُّهُمْ عَلَى مَا لَوْ سَتَرْتَهُ عَنْهُمْ
in which lies their good fortune toward that which - hadst Thou covered it from them
لَمْ تُدْرِكْهُ أَبْصَارُهُمْ وَلَمْ تَعِـهِ أَسْمَاعُهُمْ
their eyes would not have perceived, their ears would not have heard,
وَلَمْ تَلْحَقْـهُ أَوْهَامُهُمْ
and their imaginations would not have grasped,
فَقُلْتَ: (اذْكُرُونِي أَذْكُرْكُمْ وَاشْكُرُوا لِيْ وَلا تَكْفُرُونِ)
for Thou hast said, "Remember Me and I will remember you be thankful to Me, and be you not thankless towards Me" (2:152)!
وَقُلْتَ: (لَئِنْ شَكَـرْتُمْ لازِيدَنَّكمْ
Thou hast said, "If you are thankful, surely I will increase you,
وَلَئِنْ كَفَـرْتُمْ إنَّ عَذابِيْ لَشَدِيدٌ)
but if you are thankless, My chastisement is surely terrible" (14:7);
وَقُلْتَ : (ادْعُونِيْ أَسْتَجِبْ لَكُمْ
And Thou hast said, "Supplicate Me and I will respond to you,
إنَّ الَّذِينَ يَسْتَكْبِرُونَ عَنْ عِبَادَتِي
surely those who wax too proud to worship Me
سَيَدْخُلُونَ جَهَنَّمَ دَاخِرِينَ)
shall enter Gehenna utterly abject" (40:60).
فَسَمَّيْتَ دُعَاءَكَ عِبَادَةً، وَتَرْكَهُ اسْتِكْبَاراً،
Hence Thou hast named supplicating Thee 'worship' and refraining from it 'waxing proud',
وَتَوَعَّدْتَ عَلَى تَرْكِهِ دُخُولَ جَهَنَّمَ دَاخِرِينَ،
and Thou hast threatened that the refraining from it would yield entrance into Gehenna in utter abjection.
فَذَكَرُوكَ بِمَنِّكَ وَشَكَرُوكَ بِفَضْلِكَ،
So they remember Thee for Thy kindness, they thank Thee for Thy bounty,
وَدَعَوْكَ بِأَمْرِكَ،
they supplicate Thee by Thy command,
وَتَصَدَّقُوا لَكَ طَلَباً لِمَزِيدِكَ،
and they donate for Thee in order to seek Thy increase;
وَفِيهَا كَانَتْ نَجَاتُهُمْ مِنْ غَضَبِكَ،
in all this lies their deliverance from Thy wrath
وَفَوْزُهُمْ بِرِضَاكَ،
and their triumph through Thy good pleasure.
وَلَوْ دَلَّ مَخْلُوقٌ مَخْلُوقاً مِنْ نَفْسِهِ
Were any creature himself to direct another creature
عَلَى مِثْلِ الَّذِيْ دَلَلْتَ عَلَيْهِ عِبَادَكَ مِنْكَ
to the like of that to which Thou Thyself hast directed Thy servants,
كَانَ مَوْصُوْفَاً بالإحْسَان
he would be described by beneficence,
وَمَنْعُوتاً بِالامْتِثَال ومحمُوداً بكلِّ لِسَان،
qualified by kindness, and praised by every tongue.
فَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ مَا وُجِدَ فِي حَمْدِكَ مَذْهَبٌ،
So to Thee belongs praise as long as there is found a way to praise Thee
وَمَا بَقِيَ لِلْحَمْدِ لَفْظٌ تُحْمَدُ بِهِ وَمَعْنىً يَنْصَرفُ إلَيْهِ
and as long as there remains for praising words by which Thou may be praised and meanings which may be spent in praise!
يَـا مَنْ تَحَمَّدَ إلَى عِبَـادِهِ بِالإِحْسَـانِ وَالْفَضْل،
O He who shows Himself praiseworthy to His servants through beneficence and bounty,
وَغَمَرَهُمْ بِالْمَنِّ وَالطَّوْلِ،
flooding them with kindness and graciousness!
مَا أَفْشَى فِيْنَا نِعْمَتَكَ وَأَسْبَغَ عَلَيْنَا مِنَّتَكَ،
How much Thy favour has been spread about among us, Thy kindness lavished upon us,
وَأَخَصَّنَا بِبِرِّكَ
and Thy goodness singled out for us!
هَدْيَتَنَا لِدِيْنِكَ الَّـذِي اصْطَفَيْتَ،
Thou hast guided us to Thy religion which Thou hast chosen,
وَمِلَّتِـكَ الَّتِي ارْتَضَيْتَ،
Thy creed with which Thou art pleased,
وَسَبِيلِكَ الَّذِي سَهَّلْتَ،
and Thy path which Thou hast made smooth,
وَبَصَّرْتَنَا الزُّلْفَةَ لَدَيْكَ وَالوُصُولَ إلَى كَـرَامَتِكَ.
and Thou hast shown us proximity to Thee and arrival at Thy generosity!
أللَّهُمَّ وَأَنْتَ جَعَلْتَ مِنْ صَفَـايَـا تِلْكَ الْوَظَائِفِ
O God, Thou hast appointed among the choicest of those duties
وَخَصَائِصِ تِلْكَ الْفُرُوضِ
and the most special of those obligations
شَهْرَ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِي اخْتَصَصْتَهُ مِنْ سَائِرِ الشُّهُورِ،
the month of Ramadan, which Thou hast singled out from other months,
وَتَخَيَّرْتَهُ مِن جَمِيعِ الأزْمِنَةِ وَالدُّهُورِ،
chosen from among all periods and eras,
وَآثَرْتَهُ عَلَى كُلِّ أَوْقَاتِ السَّنَةِ
and preferred over all times of the year
بِمَا أَنْزَلْتَ فِيهِ مِنَ الْقُرْآنِ وَالنُّورِ،
through the Qur'an and the Light which Thou sent down within it,
وَضَاعَفْتَ فِيهِ مِنَ الإيْمَانِ،
the faith which Thou multiplied by means of it,
وَفَرَضْتَ فِيْهِ مِنَ الصِّيَامِ،
the fasting which Thou obligated therein,
وَرَغَّبْتَ فِيهِ مِنَ القِيَامِ،
the standing in prayer which Thou encouraged at its time,
وَأَجْلَلْتَ فِيهِ مِنْ لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ
and the Night of Decree which Thou magnified therein,
الَّتِي هِيَ خَيْرٌ مِنْ أَلْفِ شَهْر،
the night which is "better than a thousand months" (97:3).
ثُمَّ آثَرْتَنَا بِهِ عَلَى سَائِرِ الأُمَمِ
Through it Thou hast preferred us over the other communities
وَاصْطَفَيْتَنَا بِفَضْلِهِ دُوْنَ أَهْلِ الْمِلَلِ،
and through its excellence Thou hast chosen us to the exclusion of the people of the creeds.
فَصُمْنَا بِأَمْرِكَ نَهَارَهُ،
We fasted by Thy command in its daylight,
وَقُمْنَا بِعَوْنِكَ لَيْلَهُ
we stood in prayer with Thy help in its night,
مُتَعَرِّضِينَ بِصِيَامِهِ وَقِيَامِهِ لِمَا عَرَّضْتَنَا لَهُ مِنْ رَحْمَتِكَ،
presenting ourselves by its fasting and its standing to the mercy which Thou hast held up before us,
وَتَسَبَّبْنَا إلَيْـهِ مِنْ مَثُوبَتِكَ،
and we found through it the means to Thy reward.
وَأَنْتَ الْمَليءُ بِمَا رُغِبَ فِيهِ إلَيْكَ،
And Thou art full of what is sought from Thee,
الْجَوَادُ بِمـا سُئِلْتَ مِنْ فَضْلِكَ،
munificent with what is asked of Thy bounty,
الْقَـرِيبُ إلَى مَنْ حَـاوَلَ قُرْبَكَ،
and near to him who strives for Thy nearness.
وَقَدْ أَقَامَ فِينَا هَذَا الشَّهْرُ مَقَامَ حَمْد
This month stood among us in a standing place of praise,
وَصَحِبَنَا صُحْبَةَ مَبْرُور،
accompanied us with the companionship of one approved,
وَأَرْبَحَنَا أَفْضَلَ أَرْبَاحِ الْعَالَمِينَ،
and profited us with the most excellent profit of the world's creatures.
ثُمَّ قَدْ فَارَقَنَا عِنْدَ تَمَامِ وَقْتِهِ وَانْقِطَاعِ مُدَّتِهِ وَوَفَاءِ عَدَدِهِ،
Then it parted from us at the completion of its time, the end of its term, and the fulfilment of its number.
فَنَحْنُ مُوَدِّعُوهُ وِدَاعَ مَنْ عَزَّ فِرَاقُهُ عَلَيْنَا
So we bid farewell to it with the farewell of one whose parting pains us,
وَغَمَّنَا وَأَوْحَشَنَا انْصِرَافُهُ عَنَّا
whose leaving fills us with gloom and loneliness,
وَلَزِمَنَا لَهُ الذِّمَامُ الْمَحْفُوظُ،
and to whom we have come to owe a safeguarded claim,
وَالْحُرْمَةُ الْمَرْعِيَّةُ، وَالْحَقُّ الْمَقْضِيُّ،
an observed inviolability, and a discharged right.
فَنَحْنُ قَائِلُونَ: السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ
We say: Peace be upon thee,
يَا شَهْرَ اللهِ الأكْبَرَ، وَيَا عِيْدَ أَوْلِيَائِهِ.
O greatest month of God! O festival of His friends!
السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَـا أكْرَمَ مَصْحُـوب مِنَ الأوْقَاتِ،
Peace be upon thee, O most noble of accompanying times!
وَيَا خَيْرَ شَهْر فِي الأيَّامِ وَالسَّاعَاتِ.
O best of months in days and hours!
السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ مِنْ شَهْر قَرُبَتْ فِيهِ الآمالُ
Peace be upon thee, month in which expectations come near
وَنُشِرَتْ فِيهِ الأَعْمَالُ.
and good works are scattered about!
السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ مِنْ قَرِين جَلَّ قَدْرُهُ مَوْجُوداً،
Peace be upon thee, comrade who is great in worth when found
وَأَفْجَعَ فَقْدُهُ مَفْقُوداً، وَمَرْجُوٍّ آلَمَ فِرَاقُهُ.
and who torments through absence when lost, anticipated friend whose parting gives pain!
السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ مِنْ أَلِيف آنَسَ مُقْبِلاً فَسَرَّ
Peace be upon thee, familiar who brought comfort in coming, thus making happy,
وَأَوْحَشَ مُنْقَضِياً فَمَضَّ.
who left loneliness in going, thus giving anguish!
السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ مِنْ مُجَاوِر رَقَّتْ فِيهِ الْقُلُوبُ، وَقَلَّتْ فِيهِ الذُّنُوبُ.
Peace be upon thee, neighbour in whom hearts became tender and sins became few!
السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ مِنْ نَاصِر أَعَانَ عَلَى الشَّيْطَانِ
Peace be upon thee, helper who aided against Satan,
وَصَاحِب سَهَّلَ سُبُلَ الإحْسَانِ.
companion who made easy the paths of good-doing!
أَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ مَا أكْثَرَ عُتَقَاءَ اللهِ فِيكَ
Peace be upon thee - How many became freedmen of God within thee!
وَمَا أَسْعَدَ مَنْ رَعَى حُرْمَتَكَ بكَ!.
How happy those who observed the respect due to thee!
أَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ مَا كَانَ أَمْحَاكَ لِلذُّنُوبِ،
Peace be upon thee - How many the sins thou erased!
وَأَسْتَرَكَ لأَِنْوَاعِ الْعُيُوبِ!
How many the kinds of faults thou covered over!
أَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ مَا كَانَ أَطْوَلَكَ عَلَى الْمُجْرِمِينَ،
Peace be upon thee - How drawn out wert thou for the sinners!
وَأَهْيَبَكَ فِي صُدُورِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ!
How awesome wert thou in the hearts of the faithful!
أَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ مِنْ شَهْر لا تُنَافِسُهُ الأيَّامُ.
Peace be upon thee, month with which no days compete!
أَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ مِنْ شَهْر هُوَ مِنْ كُلِّ أَمْر سَلاَمٌ.
Peace be upon thee, month which is peace in all affairs!
أَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ غَيْرَ كَرِيهِ الْمُصَاحَبَةِ
Peace be upon thee, thou whose companionship is not disliked,
وَلاَ ذَمِيمِ الْمُلاَبَسَةِ.
thou whose friendly mixing is not blamed!
أَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ كَمَا وَفَدْتَ عَلَيْنَا بِالْبَرَكَاتِ،
Peace be upon thee, just as thou hast entered upon us with blessings
وَغَسَلْتَ عَنَّا دَنَسَ الْخَطِيئاتِ.
and cleansed us of the defilement of offenses!
أَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ غَيْرَ مُوَدَّع بَرَماً
Peace be upon thee - Thou art not bid farewell in annoyance
وَلاَ مَتْرُوك صِيَامُهُ سَأَماً.
nor is thy fasting left in weariness!
أَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ مِنْ مَطْلُوبِ قَبْلَ وَقْتِهِ
Peace be upon thee, object of seeking before thy time,
وَمَحْزُون عَلَيْهِ قَبْلَ فَوْتِهِ.
object of sorrow before thy passing!
أَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ كَمْ مِنْ سُوء صُرِفَ بِكَ عَنَّا
Peace be upon thee - How much evil was turned away from us through thee!
وَكَمْ مِنْ خَيْر أُفِيضَ بِكَ عَلَيْنَا.
How much good flowed upon us because of thee!
أَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْـكَ وَعَلَى لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ
Peace be upon thee and upon the Night of Decree
الَّتِي هِيَ خَيْرٌ مِنْ أَلْفِ شَهْر.
which is "better than a thousand months" (97:3)!
أَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ ما كَانَ أَحْرَصَنَا بِالأمْسِ عَلَيْكَ
Peace be upon thee - How much we craved thee yesterday!
وَأَشَدَّ شَوْقَنَا غَدَاً إلَيْكَ.
How intensely we shall yearn for thee tomorrow!
أَلسَلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ وَعَلَى فَضْلِكَ الَّذِي حُرِمْنَاهُ ،
Peace be upon thee and upon thy bounty which has now been made unlawful to us
وَعَلَى مَاض مِنْ بَرَكَاتِكَ سُلِبْنَاهُ.
and upon thy blessings gone by which have now been stripped away from us!
أَللَّهُمَّ إنَّا أَهْلُ هَذَا الشَّهْرِ الِّذِي شَرَّفْتَنَا بِهِ
O God, we are the people of this month. Through it Thou hast ennobled us
وَوَفّقتَنَا بِمَنِّكَ لَهُ حِينَ جَهِلَ الاَشْقِيَا وَقْتَهُُ
and given us success because of Thy kindness, while the wretched are ignorant of its time.
وَحُرِمُوا لِشَقَائِهِم فَضْلَهُ،
Made unlawful to them is its bounty because of their wretchedness.
أَنْتَ وَلِيُّ مَا اثَرْتَنَا بِهِ مِنْ مَعْرِفَتِهِ،
Thou art the patron of the knowledge of it by which Thou hast preferred us,
وَهَدَيْتَنَا مِنْ سُنَّتِهِ،
and its prescribed practices to which Thou hast guided us.
وَقَدْ تَوَلَّيْنَا بِتَوْفِيقِكَ صِيَامَهُ وَقِيَامَهُ عَلى تَقْصِير،
We have undertaken, through Thy giving success, its fasting and its standing in prayer, but with shortcomings,
وَأَدَّيْنَا فِيهِ قَلِيلاً مِنْ كَثِيـر.
and we have performed little of much.
اللَّهُمَّ فَلَكَ الْحمدُ إقْـرَاراً بِـالإسَاءَةَ
O God, so to Thee belongs praise, in admission of evil doing
وَاعْتِرَافاً بِالإضَاعَةِ، وَلَك مِنْ قُلُوبِنَا عَقْدُ النَّدَمِ،
and confession of negligence, and to Thee belongs remorse firmly knitted in our hearts
وَمِنْ أَلْسِنَتِنَا صِدْقُ الاعْتِذَارِ،
and seeking of pardon sincerely uttered by our tongues.
فَاْجُرْنَا عَلَى مَا أَصَابَنَا فِيهِ مِنَ التَّفْرِيطِ
Reward us, in spite of the neglect that befell us in this month,
أَجْرَاً نَسْتَدْركُ بِهِ الْفَضْلَ الْمَرْغُوبَ فِيهِ،
with a reward through which we may reach the bounty desired from it
وَنَعْتَاضُ بِهِ مِنْ أَنْوَاعِ الذُّخْرِ الْمَحْرُوصِ عَلَيْهِ ،
and win the varieties of its craved stores!
وَأَوْجِبْ لَنَا عُذْرَكَ عَلَى مَا قَصَّرْنَا فِيهِ مِنْ حَقِّكَ،
Make incumbent upon us Thy pardon for our falling short of Thy right in this month
وَابْلُغْ بِأَعْمَارِنَا مَا بَيْنَ أَيْديْنَا مِنْ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ الْمُقْبِلِ،
and make our lives which lie before us reach the coming month of Ramadan!
فَإذَا بَلَّغْتَنَاهُ فَأَعِنَّا عَلَى تَنَاوُلِ
Once Thou hast made us reach it, help us perform
مَا أَنْتَ أَهْلُهُ مِنَ الْعِبَادَةِ
the worship of which Thou art worthy,
وَأَدِّنَا إلَى الْقِيَامِ بِمَا يَسْتَحِقُّهُ مِنَ الطَّاعَةِ
cause us to undertake the obedience which Thou deservest,
وَأجْرِ لنا مِنْ صَالِحِ العَمَلِ
and grant us righteous works
مَا يَكون دَرَكاً لِحَقِّكَ فِي الشَّهْرَيْنِ مِنْ شُهُورِ الدَّهْرِ.
that we may fulfil Thy right in these two months of the months of time.
أللَّهُمَّ وَمَا أَلْمَمْنَا بِهِ فِي شَهْرِنَا هَذَا مِنْ لَمَم أَوْ إثْم،
O God, as for the small and large sins which we have committed in this our month,
أَوْ وَاقَعْنَا فِيهِ مِنْ ذَنْبِ وَاكْتَسَبْنَا فِيهِ مِنْ خَطِيئَة
the misdeeds into which we have fallen, and the offenses which we have earned
عَلَى تَعَمُّد مِنَّا أو عَلى نِسيانٍ ظَلَمنا فيه أنفُسَنا أَوِ انْتَهَكْنَا بِهِ حُرْمَةً مِنْ غَيْرِنَا
purposefully or in forgetfulness, wronging ourselves thereby or violating the respect due to others,
فَصَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّد وَآلِهِ وَاسْتُرْنَا بِسِتْرِكَ،
bless Muhammad and his Household, cover us over with Thy covering,
وَاعْفُ عَنَّا بِعَفْوِكَ،
pardon us through Thy pardoning,
وَلاَ تَنْصِبْنَا فِيهِ لاِعْيُنِ الشَّامِتِينَ،
place us not before the eyes of the gloaters because of that,
وَلاَ تَبْسُطْ عَلَيْنَا فِيهِ أَلْسُنَ الطَّاعِنينَ،
stretch not toward us the tongues of the defamers,
وَاسْتَعْمِلْنَا بِمَا يَكُونُ حِطَّةً وَكَفَّارَةً
and employ us in that which will alleviate and expiate
لِمَا أَنْكَرْتَ مِنَّا فِيهِ بِرَأْفَتِكَ الَّتِي لاَ تَنْفَدُ،
whatever Thou disapprovest from us within it through Thy clemency which does not run out,
وَفَضْلِكَ الَّذِي لا يَنْقُصُ.
and Thy bounty which does not diminish!
أللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّد وَآلِهِ
O God, bless Muhammad and his Household,
وَاجْبُرْ مُصِيبَتنَا بِشَهْرِنَا
redress our being afflicted by our month,
وَبَارِكْ فِي يَوْمِ عِيْدِنَا وَفِطْرِنَا
bless us in this day of our festival and our fast-breaking,
وَاجْعَلْهُ مِنْ خَيْرِ يَوْم مَرَّ عَلَيْنَا أَجْلَبِهِ لِعَفْو، وَأَمْحَاهُ لِذَنْبِ،
make it one of the best of days that have passed over us, the greatest in attracting Thy pardon, and the most effacing toward sins,
وَاغْفِرْ لَنا ما خَفِيَ مِنْ ذُنُوبِنَا وَمَا عَلَنَ.
and forgive us our sins, both the concealed and the public!
أللَّهُمَّ اسلَخْنَا بِانْسِلاَخِ هَذَا الشَّهْرِ مِنْ خَطَايَانَا
O God, with the passing of this month make us pass forth from our offenses,
وَأَخْرِجْنَا بُخُرُوجِهِ مِنْ سَيِّئاتِنَا
with its departure make us depart from our evil deeds,
وَاجْعَلْنَا مِنْ أَسْعَدِ أَهْلِهِ بِهِ
and appoint us thereby among its most felicitous people,
وَأَجْزَلِهِمْ قِسَمَاً فِيـهِ وَأَوْفَـرِهِمْ حَظّاً مِنْـهُ.
the most plentiful of them in portion, and the fullest of them in share!
أللّهُمَّ وَمَنْ رَعَى حَقّ هَذَا الشَّهْرِ حَقَّ رِعَايَتِهِ
O God, when any person observes this month as it should be observed,
وَحَفِظَ حُرْمَتَهُ حَقَّ حِفْظِهَا وَقَامَ بِحُدُودِهِ حَقَّ قِيَامِهَا،
safeguards its inviolability as it should be safeguarded, attends to its bounds as they should be attended to,
وَأتَّقَى ذُنُوبَهُ حَقَّ تُقَاتِهَا أَوْ تَقَرَّبَ إلَيْكَ بِقُرْبَة
fears its misdeeds as they should be feared, or seeks nearness to Thee with any act of nearness-seeking
أَوْجَبَتْ رِضَاكَ لَهُ وَعَطَفَتْ رَحْمَتَكَ عَلَيْهِ،
which makes incumbent upon him Thy good pleasure and bends toward him Thy mercy,
فَهَبْ لَنَا مِثْلَهُ مِنْ وُجْدِكَ
give to us the like [of that] from Thy wealth
وَأَعْطِنَا أَضْعَافَهُ مِنْ فَضْلِكَ
and bestow it upon us in multiples through Thy bounty,
فَإنَّ فَضْلَكَ، لا يَغِيْضُ وَإنَّ خَـزَائِنَكَ لا تَنْقُصُ، بَـلْ تَفِيضُ
for Thy bounty does not diminish, Thy treasuries do not decrease but overflow,
وَإنَّ مَعَـادِنَ إحْسَانِكَ لا تَفْنَى،
the mines of Thy beneficence are not exhausted,
وَإنَّ عَطَاءَكَ لَلْعَطَآءُ الْمُهَنَّا،
and Thy bestowal is the bestowal full of delight!
أللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّد وَآلِهِ
O God, bless Muhammad and his Household
وَاكْتُبْ لَنَا مِثْلَ أجُورِ مَنْ صَامَهُ
and write for us the like of the wages of him who fasted in it
أَوْ تَعَبَّدَ لَكَ فِيْهِ إلَى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ.
or worshipped Thee within it until the Day of Resurrection!
أللَّهُمَّ إنَّا نَتُوبُ إلَيْكَ فِي يَوْمِ فِطْرِنَا
O God, we repent to Thee in our day of fast-breaking,
الّذِي جَعَلْتَهُ لِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ عِيداً وَسُـرُوراً.
which Thou hast appointed for the faithful a festival and a joy
وَلأِهْلِ مِلَّتِكَ مَجْمَعاً وَمُحْتشداً مِنْ كُلِّ ذَنْب أَذْنَبْنَاهُ،
and for the people of Thy creed a time of assembly and gathering, from every misdeed we did,
أَوْ سُوْء أَسْلَفْنَاهُ، أَوْ خَاطِرِ شَرٍّ أَضْمَرْنَاهُ،
ill work we sent ahead, or evil thought we secretly conceived,
تَوْبَةَ مَنْ لاَ يَنْطَوِيْ عَلَى رُجُوع إلَى ذَنْب
the repentance of one who does not harbour a return to sin
وَلا يَعُودُ بَعْدَهَا فِي خَطِيئَة،
and who afterwards will not go back to offense,
تَوْبَةً نَصوحاً خَلَصَتْ مِنَ الشَّكِّ وَالارْتِيَابِ،
an unswerving repentance rid of doubt and wavering.
فَتَقَبَّلْهَا مِنَّا وَارْضَ عَنَّا وَثَبِّتنَا عَلَيْهَا.
So accept it from us, be pleased with us, and fix us within it!
أللَّهُمَّ ارْزُقْنَا خَوْفَ عِقَابِ الْوَعِيدِ،
God, provide us with fear of the threatened punishment
وَشَوْقَ ثَوَابِ الْمَوْعُودِ حَتّى نَجِدَ لَذَّةَ مَا نَدْعُوكَ بِهِ،
and yearning for the promised reward, so that we may find the pleasure of that for which we supplicate Thee
وكَأْبَةَ مَا نَسْتَجِيْرُكَ مِنْهُ،
and the sorrow of that from which we seek sanctuary in Thee!
وَاجْعَلْنَا عِنْدَكَ مِنَ التَّوَّابِيْنَ الَّذِينَ أَوْجَبْتَ لَهُمْ مَحَبَّتَكَ،
And place us with Thee among the repenters, those upon whom Thou hast made Thy love obligatory
وَقَبِلْتَ مِنْهُمْ مُرَاجَعَةَ طَاعَتِكَ، يَا أَعْدَلَ الْعَادِلِينَ.
and from whom Thou hast accepted the return to obeying Thee! O Most Just of the just!
أللَّهُمَّ تَجَاوَزْ عَنْ آبآئِنَا وَأُمَّهَاتِنَا وَأَهْلِ دِيْنِنَا جَمِيعاً
O God, show forbearance toward our fathers and our mothers and all the people of our religion,
مَنْ سَلَفَ مِنْهُمْ وَمَنْ غَبَرَ إلَى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ.
those who have gone and those who will pass by, until the Day of Resurrection!
أللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّد نَبِيِّنَا وَآلِهِ،
O God, bless our prophet Muhammad and his Household,
كَمَا صَلَّيْتَ عَلَى مَلائِكَتِكَ الْمُقَرَّبِينَ.
as Thou hast blessed Thy angels brought nigh,
وَصَلِّ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ،
bless him and his Household,
كَمَا صَلَّيْتَ عَلَى أَنْبِيَائِكَ الْمُرْسَلِينَ،
as Thou hast blessed Thy prophets sent out,
وَصَلِّ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ، كَمَا صَلَّيْتَ عَلَى عِبَادِكَ الصَّالِحِينَ،
bless him and his Household, as Thou hast blessed Thy righteous servants
وَأَفْضَلَ مِنْ ذَلِكَ يَا رَبَّ الْعَالَمِينَ،
- and better than that, O Lord of the worlds!
صَلاَةً تَبْلُغُنَا بَرَكَتُهَا، وَيَنَالُنَا نَفْعُهَا،
a blessing whose benediction will reach us, whose benefit will attain to us,
وَيُسْتَجَابُ لَهَا دُعَاؤُنَا،
and through which our supplication may be granted!
إنَّكَ أكْرَمُ مَنْ رُغِبَ إلَيْهِ
Thou art the most generous of those who are beseeched,
وَأكْفَى مَنْ تُوُكِّلَ عَلَيْهِ
the most sufficient of those in whom confidence is had,
وَأَعْطَى مَنْ سُئِلَ مِنْ فَضْلِهِ،
the most bestowing of those from whom bounty is asked,
وَأَنْتَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْء قَدِيرٌ.
and Thou art powerful over everything!

'Supplication in Bidding Farewell to the Month of Ramadan ' is tagged in Sahifa-e-Sajjadiya collection. See other dua's from Sahifa-e-Sajjadiya


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