An elegy (Munajat)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
O the possessor of munificence You give
whatever You wish and hold back whatever You
My Lord! My Creator! My Refuge in difficulties
or ease. I seek only from You.
My Lord! If my sins are great and numerous,
You are Greater and Your forgiveness is more
great and familiar.
My Lord! Even if You fulfill the desires of my
heart I would still be shameful in the garden of
My Lord You are witnessing my indigence and
poverty and You are listening to my whispering
My Lord do not decline my hopes and do not
render my heart useless because Your
generosity is my only hope.
My Lord! If I am unsuccessful or driven out, then
from whom can I hope and to whom can I plead?
My Lord! Save me from Your wrath, as I am
prisoner (of my sins). Helpless, fearful and I
have bowed down before You.
My Lord! Show Your proofs and sympathise
with me, in my grave when I am in a terrible
My Lord! Even if You punish me for a thousand
years my hopes from You would remain intact.
My Lord! Bestow on me the taste of forgiveness
on that day, when neither children nor wealth
will be beneficial.
My Lord! If You desert me I will be rendered
useless and if You considered me then I will not
My Lord! You don't oblige anyone except with
goodness. Then who will be the hope of those
wretched people who live on this hope?
My Lord! If I have been careless in acquiring
I am still in pursuit of seeking forgiveness and
My Lord! If I have sinned and that was
ignorance, I have still pinned so many hopes on
You that people have concluded that I do not
My Lord! My sins are like mountains, hard and
great, but Your forgiveness is greater.
My Lord! Remembrance of Your favours
extinguishes the fi re of my hear t, and
remembrance of my sins make me cry.
My Lord! Forgive my laziness and erase my sins
because I confess, I fear and I express my
My Lord! Grant me peace and tranquility, as
except for Your favours I have not knocked
My Lord! If You disgrace me who will be my
hope and what shall I do?
My Lord! The love-stricken are awake at night,
they whisper and supplicate whereas the
negligent are asleep.
My Lord! From the inhabitants of this world
some are asleep, some are awake and complain
and all are seeking Your favours, expecting
Your great mercy and desiring Your Heaven.
My Lord! My hopes are making me hopeless.
My Lord! If You forgive me then Your
forgiveness will take me to salvation, as I have
already committed sins which can destroy me.
My Lord! For the sake of Muhammad the
Hashimite (peace be upon him and his progeny)
and by the names of the doers of good who
plead in Your presence.
My Lord! For the sake of Mustafa (s.a.w.a.) and
the son of his uncle and by their pure progeny,
who has lowered his neck in Your presence.
My Lord! Make me die on Your religion; I am a
suppliant, fearful, worshipper and an obedient
one in Your court.
My Lord and my Master! Do not make me
unsuccessful from the great intercession of
Muhammad (s.a.w.a.) because he will be the
only intercessor who can intercede till the time a
caller calls You. Bless Muhammad (s.a.w.a.)
and his progeny till the time the worshipper
supplicates in Your presence.