and of protection its duration ;
and of mercy its completion ;
and of health its attainment.
Of livelihood , I ask its comfort ;
and of life its happiness ;
and of virtue its completion ;
and of blessings its totality ;
and of graciousness its sweetness ;
and of benevolence the nearest.
O Allah, terminate with happiness our final end
and fulfil for us our hopes beyond expectations .
Join with well-being and good health
our early mornings and dusky evenings ,
and set Your mercy as our final end and outcome.
Pour the abundance of Your Forgiveness
upon our sins , and favour us with the
removal of our faults.
Give us piety as a provision and place
our efforts in the strengthening
of Your Religion.
In You is our trust and upon You our dependence.
O Allah , strengthen us on the road of sincerity
and righteousness and protect us
in this world from that which will be cause
for regret on the Final Day.
Lighten for us the burden of our sins
and bestow upon us the blessings of those
who live a life of Righteousness ,
and be sufficient for us and avert
from us the evils of those who do evil.
Free us and free our fathers and our mothers
and our teachers from the fire of hell by
the grace of Your Mercy.
O most Mighty , most Merciful , most Generous;
the Veiler (of faults) , the Gentle One , the Potent.
O Allah...O Allah...O Allah...O Allah...
O Merciful... O Merciful...O Merciful...
O most Merciful of the Merciful...
the First of the First and the Last of the Last.
The Possessor of unshakable Power.
The most Compassionate to the poor
and the destitute.
O most Merciful of the Merciful.
"There is no God except You.
Glory be to You. Indeed I am amongst
those who have done wrong" (surah Anbiyaa :87)
May the blessings of Allah be upon Muhammmad ,
his family and all of his companions.
And praise belongs to Allah alone , Lord of the worlds.
by Imam al-Ghazali - translated by shaykh Seraj Hendricks