Friday, 4 September 2015

An Invocation for after the Final Tashahhud

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

The following is a prophetic supplication as recorded by Imam an-Nasa’i (r.a.) and Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal (r.a.).

Allahumma bi’ilmika al-ghayb wa qudratika ‘alaa al-khalqi ahyinii maa ‘alimta al-wa faat khayra lii.  Allahumma innii as’aluka khashyataka fii al-ghaybi wa ash-shahaadati.  Wa as’aluka kalimat al-haqq fii ar-ridhaa wa al-ghadhab.  Wa as’aluka na’iyma laa yanfadu.  Wa as’aluka qurrata ‘ayn laatanqargi’u.  Wa as’aluka ar-ridhaa ba’da al-qadhaa’i.  Wa as’aluka barda al-‘ayshi ba’da al-mawti.  Wa as’aluka ladzdzati an-nazhari ilaa wajhika wa ash-shawqa ilaa liqaa’ika fii ghayri dharaa’a mudhirratin wa fitnatinlaa mudhillatiin.  Allahumma jazzinaa biziinati al-‘iymaani waaj’alnaa hudaatan muhtadiin

O Allah, by Your Knowledge of the unseen and Your Power over all Creation, Grant me life as long as You Know that life is best for me; and Cause me death when You Know that death is best for me.  O Allah, I ask You for reverent awe in absence and presence, and for true speech in contentment and in anger.  I ask You for a Blessing that is inexhaustible, and joy of the eye unending.  I ask You for contentment with destiny, for ease of life after death, for the joy of beholding Your Countenance, and for the longing to meet You.  And I seek Refuge in You from hardship that harms and tribulations that misguide.  O Allah, Adorn us with the raiment of faith, and Make us of those guided and guiding.

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