Praise be to God who called none to
witness when He created the heavens and the earth, and
took no assistance when He created the spirits.
Never had He any partner in His Godhead, nor was He ever
helped in His Oneness.
Tongues are unable to praise Him to the fullest extent,
reason incapable of knowing His essence, the mighty
humble themselves before His Majesty, their faces bent
downward on account of His dread, and all the great
submit to His Glory.
Therefore, unto Thee be all praise in increasing
succession and unbroken continuance. And may His favor be
on His apostle eternally, and peace perpetually, forever.
O Lord, let the first part of this my day consist in
amendment, the middle of it in prosperity, and the last
of it in success.
And through Thee I seek refuge from a day which begins in
fear, the middle of which causes distress, and which ends
O Lord, verily I ask Thy pardon for every vow I vowed,
every promise I promised and every covenant I made with
Thee, and then failed to discharge them.
And I pray to Thee concerning wrongs done to Thy
creatures; therefore whichever servant of Thine or
handmaid of Thine has suffered from me any wrong which I
may have done to his person or reputation or property or
kith or offspring, or any slander whereby I may have
spoken ill of him, or anything I may have imposed on him
on account of inclination, or passion, or force,
jealousy, or hypocrisy, or prejudice; he being absent or
present, alive or dead; and, thereafter my hand become
too short and my means too narrow to make amends to him
or obtain his forgiveness; in that case, I beg Thee.... O
Thou who art the Lord of requests (and they are obedient
to Thy will and ready to conform to Thy wish), to confer
favor on Muhammad and his Aal (family) and reconcile him
to me by whatever means Thou choosest, and let me have
mercy from Thee;
Verily, pardon causes Thee no loss, nor does bounty
injure Thee, O most Merciful.
O Lord, grant me on every Monday two gifts from Thee,
viz. good luck to obey Thee at the beginning of the day,
and the blessing of Thy pardon at the end of it.
O Thou who art the only object of worship, and except
whom none can forgive sins.