English Translation for the Dua Mashlool
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This du-a’a known as “supplication of the youth stricken for his sin,” is quoted from the work of Kaf-ami and from Muhaj al Da-wat by Sayyid ibn tawus. Through Imam Hussain (asws) it is reported that one day He and His Father, after performing Hajj, caught sight of a paralysed young man crying his eyes out in repentance. They went near to console him and find out the reason of his sorry plight. He was a habitual sinner, always teased his father, disobeyed him and treated him with contempt. One day, disgusted, the father invoked curse upon him. So he was affected with paralysis. Then and there Imam Ali (asws) ibn abi Talib(as) wrote his dua’a and gave it to him with instruction to recite after Isha salat. Next day fully cured, he came to Imam Ali (asws) and said that he had recited the dua’a as told and went to sleep. He saw the Holy Prophet (saw) in the dream. RasoolAllah (saw), gently touched his body with His hand and asked him to remember this dua’a as it contain ismi azam (the great name of Allah).
Recite this dua’a after Isha salat. It brings countless blessings. All your legitimate desires will be fulfilled. It drives away poverty and sickness. Sins are for given. Debts are cleared. Enemies become friends. Domestic affairs are set aright. Disputes are settled in your favour. Prisoners are set free mental worries disappear. Prosperity, sound mind and healthy body stand by you at all times.Mercy and forgiveness of sins are the main advantages the almighty Allah makes available if this dua’a is recited regularly.
O Allah, I beseech You with Your Name; the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Benign
O Lord of Majesty and Generosity;
O Living; O Self-Subsisting,
O Ever-living, there is no God but You.
O You that are “He” of whom no one knows what “He” is, nor how “He” is, nor where “He” is, except “He.”
O Lord of the Great Kingdom and Supremacy.
O Lord of Honour and Omnipotence:
O Sovereign Lord, O Holy One!
O Peace; O Keeper of Faith;
O Guardian O Revered One;
O Compeller; O Superb.
O Creator, O Maker of all things from nothing;
O Artist; O Beneficent;
O Administrator; O Severe (in wrath);
O Inventor; O Restorer;
O Originator; O Most Loving:
O Praised; O Adored.
O You that are distant yet near;
O Answerer of prayer; O Observer;
O Reckoner. O Innovator;
O Exalted; O Unassailable;
O Hearer. O Knower;
O Forbearing; O Bountiful;
O Wise; O Eternal;
O Lofty; O Great.
O most Compassionate; O Giver of all good;
O most perfect Requiter of good and evil; O You whose help is sought for
O Majestic; O Glorious;
O Trusted; O Guardian;
O Alleviator of suffering; O Fulfiller of hopes;
O Guide; O Magnanimous.
O Giver of guidance; O Commencer;
O First; O Last;
O Evident; O Hidden.
O Established; O Everlasting;
O Knowing; O Ruler;
O Dispenser of justice; O Equitable;
O You that disjoins and unites
O Pure; O Purifier;
O Powerful; O Almighty;
O Great; O Magnificent.
O One; O Matchless; O Eternal and Absolute;
O You that begets not, nor is He begotten; nor is there equal to You anyone; nor have You any spouse; nor any bearer of Your burden; nor any consultant to give You advice; nor do You need any supporter; nor is there with You any other deity;
There is no God but You, and You are far exalted with great excellence above all that which the unjust folk do say concerning You
O High and Lofty;
O most Glorious; O Opener;
O Diffuser of fragrance; O Tolerant;
O Reliever; O Helper;
O Victorious; O Overtaker;
O Destroyer; O Avenger;
O Resurrector; O Inheritor;
O Seeker; O Conquerer;
O You from Whom no fugitive can escape.
O Acceptor of repentance; O Ever-forgiving;
O Great Bestower; O Causer of all causes;
O Opener of doors (of relief and salvation);
O You that answers howsoever You are invoked.
O Purifier; O Giver of manifold rewards;
O Excuser; O Pardoner;
O Light of all lights; O Director of all affairs.
O Ever Blissful; O All-Aware;
O Protector; O Luminous;
O Seer; O Supporter; O Great.
O Lone; O Unique;
O Everlasting; O Upholder;
O Eternal and Absolute.
O Sufficer; O Healer;
O Fulfiller of promises; O Deliverer of welfare.
O Benefactor; O Beautifier;
O Bestower of grace; O Grantor of favours;
O Gracious; O Peerless.
O You that being Exalted, overwhelmed;
O You that being Master of all, have absolute power;
O You, who being hidden, are well informed;
O You, who being worshipped, rewards
O You that being disobeyed forgives;
O You Whom no thought can fully comprehend; nor sight perceive; nor from whom any impression is hidden,
O Nourisher of Mankind;
O Ordainer of every destiny.
O You of Exalted position;
O You Formidable in Your foundations;
O Changer of times;
O Acceptor of sacrifice;
O You full of favours and benefactions;
O Lord of Honor and Supremacy;
O All Merciful; O most Compassionate;
O You that has each day a distinctive Glory while no aspect of Your Glory is erased by the prominence of another aspect.
O Lord of great Glory
O You that are present in every place.
O Hearer of all voices;
O Answerer of prayers;
O Giver of success in all requirements;
O Fulfiller of all needs;
O Bestower of blessings;
O You that takes pity on our tears.
O You that raises from the pitfalls;
O You that relieves agonies;
O You that are the Cherisher of good deeds.
O You that raises men in rank and degree;
O You that accedes to requests;
O You that brings the dead to life;
O You that gathers together that which is scattered.
O You that are informed of all intentions;
You that restores that which has been lost;
O You that are not confused by a multiplicity of voices;
O You that are not harassed by a multitude of petitions; and Whom no darkness can hide or cover;
O Light of heaven and earth.
O Perfector of blessings;
O Averter of calamaties;
O Producer of zephyrs;
O Gatherer of nations;
O Healer of disease;
O Creator of light and darkness;
O Lord of generosity and munificence;
O You (on) whose throne no one can set foot!
O You more generous than the most generous;
O You more munificent than the most munificent;
O You most keen of hearing than the most keen of hearing;
O You more keen of vision than the most perceiving;
O Protecting neighbor of those that seek Your neighborhood.
O Refuge of the fearful;
O supporter of those who take refuge (in You)
O Patron of the faithful;
O Helper of those that seek Your help;
O ultimate Goal of those that aspire.
O Companion of all strangers;
O Friend of all the lonely ones;
O Refuge of all outcasts;
O Retreat of all persecuted ones;
O Guardian of all those who stray.
O You that takes pity on the aged and decrepit;
O You that nourishes the little baby;
O You that joins together broken ones;
O Liberator of all prisoners;
O Enricher of the miserable poor;
O Protector of the frightened refugees;
O You for Whom alone are both destiny and disposal;
O You for Whom all difficult things are simple and easy;
O You that does not need any explanation.
O You Mighty over all things;
O You Knower of all things.
O You Seer of all things.
O You that makes breezes blow;
O You that cleaves the day-break;
O Reviver of the spirits;
O Lord of Generosity and Clemency;
O You in Whose hands are all keys.
O Hearer of all voices;
O You earlier in time than all that have passed away;
O Giver of life to every soul after death.
O my Means of defense in confronting hardships;
O my Guardian in strange lands;
O my Friend in my loneliness;
O my Master in my bliss;
O my Refuge at the time when the journey does tire me out and my kinsfolk hand me over to my foes and all my comrades forsake me.
O Supporter of those who have no support;
O Guarantor of those who have no guarantee;
O Wealth of those who have no wealth;
O Means of those who have no strength;
O Refuge of those who have no refuge;
O Treasure of those who have no treasure;
O He who relies on those who have none to rely on,
O Helper of those who have no helper;
O Neighbour of those who have no neighbour.
O my Neighbour that are adjacent;
O my Support that are firm;
O my God that are worshipped by virtue of positive knowledge;
O Lord of the Ancient House (the Ka’ba);
O You full of loving and kindness; O nearest Friend.
Liberate me from the choking fetters,
Remove from me all sorrow, suffering and grief,
Protect me from the evil that I am unable to bear,
and help me in that which I can bear,
O You that did restore Yusuf unto Yaqub;
O You that did cure Ayyub of his malady;
O You that did forgive the fault of Dawood;
O You that did lift up Isa and saved him from the clutches of the Jews;
O You that did answer the prayer of Yunus from the darkness;
O You that did choose Musa by means of Your inspired words;
O You that did forgive the omission of Adam and lifted up Idris to an exalted station by Your mercy;
O You that did save Nooh from drowning;
O You that did destroy the former tribe of Ad and then Thamud, so that no trade of them remained, and destroyed the people of Noah before that, for verily they were the most unjust and most rebellious; and overturned the ruined and deserted towns;
O You that destroyed the people of Lot; and annihilated the people of Sho’aib;
O You that chose Ibrahim as a friend;
O You that chose Musa as one spoken unto; and chose Muhammed (Your blessings be upon him and his Progeny, all of them) as Your Beloved;
O You that gave unto Luqman wisdom; and bestowed upon Sulaiman a kingdom the like of which shall not be merited by anyone after him;
O You that did afford succour unto the Zul Qarnayn against the mighty tyrants;
O You that did grant unto Khizr long life; and brought back for Yusha, the son of Nun, the sun after it had set;
O You that gave solace unto the heart of Musa’s mother; and protected the chastity of Mariam, the daughter of Imran;
O You that did fortify Yahya, the Son of Zakaria against sin; and abated the wrath for Musa;
O You that gave glad tidings of (the Birth of) Yahya unto Zakaria;
O You that saved Ismaeel from slaughter by substituting for him the Great Sacrifice;
O You that did accept the offering of Habeel and placed the curse upon Qabeel.
O Subduer of the alien hordes for Muhammad – the blessings of Allah be upon him and his Progeny – bestow Your blessings upon Muhammad and the Progeny of Muhammad and upon all Your Messengers and upon the Angels that are near You and upon all Your obedient servants.
And I beg of You all the requests which anyone has begged of You with whom You has been pleased and unto whom You has assured the granting thereof,
O Allah, O Allah, O Allah,
O Most Merciful, O Most Merciful, O Most Merciful,
O Most Beneficient, O Most Beneficient, O Most Beneficient,
O Lord of Majesty and Grace, O Lord of Majesty and Grace, O Lord of Majesty and Grace.
Through You, Through You, Through You, Through You, Through You, Through You, Through You
I beseech You with the help of all the Names whereby You have named Yourself, or which You have revealed in any of Your inspired Scriptures, or Which You have inscribed in Your knowledge of the unknown; and (I beseech You) in the name of the honored and exalted positions of Your Throne,
and in the name of the utmost extent of Your Mercy as expressed in Your Book (the Quran)
and in the name of that which “If all the trees on earth were to become pens
and the sea, with seven more seas to help it, (were ink)
the Words of Allah would not come to an end.
Verily Allah is the Honoured, the Wise” 31:27;
And I beseech You with the help of Your Beautiful Names which You have praised in Your Book, saying “The most beautiful names belong to Allah: so call on him by them” 7:180
And You have said “Call unto Me and I shall answer you” 40:60
and You has said, “And when My servants ask something of Me, lo, I am near, and I grant the prayer of the supplicant when he asks anything of Me” 2:186
And You has said, “O My servants who have wronged yourselves, despair not of the Mercy of Allah; verilly Allah forgives all the sins; verily He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.” 39:53
Therefore I pray unto You, My God, and I ask You, My Cherisher and Sustainer,
and I hope from You, my Chief, and I crave Your acceptance of my prayer, O my Protector, even as You have promised me, and I call upon You even as You have commanded me
So, do unto me what pleases You to do, O Generous One!
And all Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds, and the blessings of Allah be upon Muhammad and all His Descendants.
Ref: Mafatih al Jinaan