Supplication in the Morning and Evening by Imām ʻali Zayn-al-ʻābidīn

Submitted on Wed, 19/05/2021 - 02:57
 (Supplication 6) in the book of (As̱-s̱aẖifa As-sajjādiya)
by the forth Imām ʻali Zayn-al-ʻābidīn -Peace be upon him-

His Supplication in the Morning and Evening.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, Most Merciful

Praise belongs to God,  who created night and day through His strength, set them apart through His power, and appointed for each a determined limit and a drawn-out period.

He makes each of the two enter into its companion, and makes its companion enter into it, as an ordainment from Him for His servants in that through which He feeds them and with which He makes them grow.

He created for them the night, that they might rest in it from tiring movements and wearisome exertions and He made it a garment for them that they might be clothed in its ease and its sleep, that it might be for them refreshment and strength, that they might reach therein pleasure and passion.

He created for them the daytime, giving sight, that they might seek within it of His bounty, find the means to His provision, and roam freely in His earth, searching for that through which to attain the immediate in their life in this world and to achieve the deferred in their life to come.

Through all of this He sets right their situation, tries their records, and watches their state in the times for obeying Him, the way stations of His obligations, and the places of His ordinances, that He may repay those who do evil with what they have done and repay those who do good with goodness.

O God,
to Thee belongs praise for the sky Thou hast split into dawn for us, giving us to enjoy thereby the brightness of daytime, showing us sought-after nourishments, and protecting us from the striking of blights.

In the morning we and all things, every one, rise for Thee, the heaven and the earth and what Thou hast scattered in each, the still and the moving, the resident and the journeying, what towers up in the air and what hides under the ground.

We rise in the morning in Thy grasp: Thy kingdom and authority contain us and Thy will embraces us. We move about by Thy command and turn this way and that through Thy governing.

We own nothing of the affair except what Thou hast decreed and nothing of the good except what Thou hast given.

This is a fresh, new day, over us a ready witness. 
If we do good, it will take leave from us with praise, and if we do evil, it will part from us in blame.

O God,
bless Muẖammad and his Household, provide us with the day's good companionship and preserve us against parting from it badly by doing a misdeed or committing a sin, whether small or great!

Make our good deeds within it plentiful empty us therein of evil deeds, and fill what lies between its two sides for us with praise and thanksgiving, wages and stores, bounty and beneficence!

O God,
ease our burden on the Noble Writers,  fill our pages for us with our good deeds, and degrade us not before them with our evil works!

O God,
appoint for us in each of the day's hours a share from Thy servants, a portion of giving thanks to Thee, and a truthful witness among Thy angels!

O God,
bless Muẖammad and his Household and safeguard us from before us and behind us, from our right hands and our left hands and from all our directions, a safeguarding that will preserve from disobeying Thee, guide to obeying Thee, and be employed for Thy love!

O God,
bless Muẖammad and his Household and give us success in this day of ours, this night of ours, and in all our days,  to employ the good, stay away from the evil, give thanks for favors,  follow the Sunna's norms, avoid innovations, enjoin good behavior, forbid the disapproved, defend Islam, diminish falsehood and abase it, help the truth and exalt it, guide the misguided, assist the weak, and reach out to the troubled!

O God,
bless Muẖammad and his Household and make this the most fortunate day we have known, the most excellent companion we have accompanied, and the best time in which we have lingered!

Place us among the most satisfied of all Thy creatures whom night and day have passed by, the most thankful of them for the favors Thou hast done, the firmest of them in the laws Thou hast set down in the Shari'a, and the most unyielding of them toward the prohibited acts against which Thou hast cautioned!

O God,
I call Thee to witness - and Thou art sufficient witness - and I call Thy heaven and Thy earth to witness and Thy angels and Thy other creatures who inhabit them in this my day, this my hour, this my night, and this my resting place, that I bear witness that Thou art God, other than whom there is no god, Upholding justice, Equitable in judgment, Clement to the servants, Master of the kingdom, Compassionate to the creatures, and that Muẖammad is Thy servant and Thy messenger, Thy chosen from among Thy creatures. Thou didst charge him with Thy message and he delivered it;  Thou didst command him to counsel his community and he counseled it.

O God,
so bless Muẖammad and his Household more than Thou hast blessed any of Thy creatures! Give him for our sake the best Thou hast given any of Thy servants, and repay him on our behalf better and more generously than Thou hast repaid any of Thy prophets on behalf of his community!

Thou art All-kind with immensity, the Forgiver of the great, and Thou art more merciful than every possessor of mercy!
So bless Muẖammad and his Household, the good, the pure, the chosen, the most distinguished!