English Translation for the Dua Yastasheer
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Ibna Tawus in Muhaj al-Dawat and Kafami in al-Misbah narrate this supplication on the authority of Moula Ali (asws) who learnt it from the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny). The Holy Prophet (saw) advised Him to recite this supplication regularly, whether in prosperity or poverty, till death, because it unveils the secrets of creation and divine strategy. This supplication is recommended for the removal of all troubles and worries, and it is recommended that it be performed with ablution.
All praise is due to Allah.
There is no god but He, the King, the Truth that makes all things manifest
He is the Administrator without any minister and without consultation with any of his servants.
He is the First, who cannot be described.
He is Eternal and will live forever, (even) after the annihilation of all creatures.
He is the greatest Cherisher and Sustainer the Light of the earths and heavens and their Creator and Maker out of nothing.
He created both of them without any pillars and separated them – a proper separation.
Thus the heavens became stable in obedience to His commandment and the earths became fixed on the surface of the water with their pegs.
Then our Lord subdued the high heavens The Most Gracious is firmly established on the throne (of authority)
Everything that is in heaven and in the earth and in between them and what is below the earth belongs to Him.
So, I bear witness that verily You are Allah. There is none to elevate what You have lowered
And no one to lower what You have elevated and no one to exalt him whom You leave in disgrace and no one to bring into disgrace him whom You exalt and no one to prevent him upon whom You bestow Your favour and no one to bestow anything, which You have withheld.
You are Allah, there is no god but You
Who existed when there was neither the stable sky nor the broad earth nor the brilliant sun nor the dark night, nor the bright day,
nor the vast and stormy sea, nor any sublime and stable mountain,
nor any revolving planet, nor the luminous moon,
nor any blowing wind, nor any raining cloud,
nor flashing lightning, nor any praising thunder,
nor any breathing soul, nor any flying bird,
nor any blazing fire, nor any flowing water.
You existed before the existence of everything and You created everything and controlled everything and originated everything.
You enriched some and reduced others to poverty, caused some to die and brought others to life, and made some people glad and others weep.
Verily You rule from the Throne.
You are of vast blessing, O Allah You are Great and Supreme.
You are Allah and there is no god other than You.
You are the Creator and Supporter.
Your Decree is overpowering and Your Knowledge is operative.
Your strategy is wonderful; Your promise is true;
Your word is right; Your command is just;
Your utterance is right guidance; Your Revelation is noor;
Your mercy is vast and abundant; Your forgiveness is superb;
Your grace is excessive; Your gift is most respectable
Your cord is strong; Your might is ever ready
Your protégé is powerful; Your wrath is severe; and Your stratagem is entrapping
O Lord! With You are lodged all complaints.
You are present in all gatherings, and are the witness of all secrets, and the ultimate goal of all supplications, the expeller of all sorrows, the affluence of every needy person, the stronghold for every refugee, security for everyone who is terror-stricken, a shield for the weak, a treasure for the indigent, the destroyer of grief, the helper of the virtuous.
Such is Allah, our Lord. There is no god but He.
You satisfy such of Your servants as trust unto You.
You are the protector of him who is firmly attached to You and humiliates himself before You, a shield for him who seeks refuge with You, the help of him who looks up to You for help, the forgiver of sins for him who begs for Your pardon, the compiler of the tyrants,
the most grand of the grand, the most great of the great, the master of masters, the Lord of lords, the Succour of the grieved, the Helper of those crying for help, the Responder to the call of the distressed, the best of all listeners, the best of all observers, the best of all judges, the most swift of reckoners, the most merciful of all the merciful the best of all forgivers,the satisfier of the needs of the believing and the hearer of the appeals of the virtuous.
You are Allah, there is no god but You. You are the Cherisher and Sustainer of all the worlds
You are the Creator and I am the created
You are the Master and I am a servant,
You are the Lord and I am a slave.
You are the Provider while I am provided with sustenance,
You are the Giver while I am a beggar,
You are the Generous while I am a miser.
You are the Mighty while I am weak,
You are the Noble while I am humble.
You are the independent while I am needy.
You are the Master while I am a slave.
You are the Forgiver of sins while I am sinful.
You are the All Knowing while I am ignorant.
You are the forbearing while I am hasty.
You are the All-Merciful and I have been treated with mercy.
You are the Provider of safety but I am involved in suffering.
You are the Responder and I am the distressed.
And I bear witness that verily You are Allah, there is no god but You
You bestow favours upon Your slaves even without their asking.
And I bear witness that verily You are Allah, the One, the Only, the Unique, the Independent, the Single, and verily to You we must return.
May the blessings of Allah be upon Muhammad and His Family the Holy and Pure.
O Lord, forgive my sins and keep my faults concealed and extend to me Your special mercy and bounteous sustenance
O the All-merciful!
All praise is due to Allah the Cherisher and sustainer of all the worlds
And Allah is sufficient for us and most excellent is the Protector.
There is neither might nor power but with Allah the Great, the Exalted.
ref: Mafatiha al Jinaan