PRAYER FOR PEACE

Prayers for Peace

from the famous collection of du`as al-Hisn al-Hasin
(“The Mighty Fortress”)
by Muhammad al-Jazri, may Allah be pleased with him
Completed during the siege of Damascus
20 Dhul Hijjah 791 / 9 December 1389

O Allah, unite our hearts
and set aright our mutual affairs,
guide us in the path of peace.

Liberate us from darkness by Your light,
save us from enormities whether open or hidden.

Bless us in our ears, eyes, hearts, spouses, and children.
Turn to us; truly you are Oft-Returning, Most Merciful.

Make us grateful for Your bounty and full of praise for it,
so that we may continue to receive it
and complete Your blessings upon us.

Allâhumma allif bayna qulûbinâ
wa aslih dhâta baynina
wahdinâ subûl as-salâm

wa najjinâ min az-zulumâti ilan-nûri
wa janibnâ al-fawâhisha
mâ zahara minhâ wa mâ batana

wa bârik lanâ fî asmâ`inâ wa absârinâ wa qulûbinâ wa azwâjinâ wa dhurriyâtinâ
wa tub `alaynâ innaka antat-tawwâb ur-rahîm

waj`alnâ shâkirîna li ni`matika
muthnîna bihâ qâbilîhâ
wa atimmahâ `alaynâ

*

O Allah, I beg of you pardon and safety.

Allâhumma inni as’aluk al-af` wal-`âfiyah

O Allah, I beg of You useful knowledge
and acceptable deeds.

Allâhumma inni as’aluka `ilman nâfi`an
wa `amalan mutaqabbala

O Allah, impart to our earth its blessings,
its embellishment, and its repose.

Allâhumma da` fî ardinâ barakâtahâ
wa zînatahâ wa sakânahâ

*

O Allah, Your forgiveness is vaster than my sins
and Your compassion is more promising than my actions.

Allâhumma maghfiratuka awsa`u min dhunûbi
wa rahmatuka arjâ `indî min `amalî

 O Allah, make me patient and grateful to You
and make me look small in my own eyes
and great in the sight of others.

Allâhumm aj`alnî sabûran waj`alnî shakûran
waj`alnî fî `aynî saghîran
wa fî `ayûnin-nâsi kabîra

*

I invoke the perfect words of Allah
from which neither a good person
nor a bad one can escape

for protection against any evil
that may come down from the sky or rise up to it

and any evil that may be planted in the earth
or spring forth from it

against the evil of the tests of the night
and the tests of the day

and the evil of the happenings of night and day
save only the happening that brings good

O Most Beneficent One!

A`ûdhi bi-kalimâti Llâhi tammat illati la yajawizuhunna barrun wa la fâjir

min sharri ma yanzilu min as-samâ’i
wa mâ ya`ruju fîhâ

wa min sharri mâ dharâ’a fil-ardi
wa mâ yakhruju minhâ

wa min sharri fitan il-layli wa fitan in-nahâr

wa min sharri tawâriq il-layli wan-nahâri
illâ târiqan yatruqu bi-khayr

ya rahmân

Amin, O Remover of Difficulties!

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