|Playchess commentator GM Yasser Seirawan and mahnavian 1 In the name of God,|
from whom I hope for nothing but bounty,
and from whom I fear nothing but justice!
I rely only upon His word,
and I cling only to His cord!
2 In Thee I seek sanctuary
- O Possessor of pardon and good pleasure -
from wrong and enmity,
from the changes of time and the recurrence of sorrows,
from the striking of mishaps,
and from the expiration of my term
before preparation and readiness.
3 From Thee I seek guidance
to that wherein is righteousness and being set right.
4 From Thee I seek help
in that which is linked to success and favourable response.
5 Thee I beseech
for the garment of well-being
and its completion
and for the covering of health
and its permanence.
I seek refuge in Thee, my Lord,
from the goadings of the satans,
and I seek protection in Thy sovereignty
from the injustice of the sovereigns.
So accept my past prayers and fasting
and make my tomorrow and what is after
better than my present hour and my today!
Exalt me in my clan and my people
and protect me in my waking and my sleeping!
For Thou art God, the Best Guardian,
and Thou art the Most Merciful of the merciful.290
6 O God,
I am quit before Thee
on this day of mine
and on all Sundays that follow it
of associating others with Thee and of heresy,
and I devote my supplication sincerely to Thee,
addressing myself to Thy response.
7 So bless Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,
the best of Thy creation,
the summoner to Thy truth,
exalt me with Thy exaltation,
which is never made to suffer loss,
protect me with Thy eye,
which never sleeps,
my affairs by cutting me off from everything but Thee
and my life with forgiveness!
Surely Thou art the All-forgiving,