His Supplication in Asking for Covering and Protection



O God,
          bless Muhammad and his Household,
          spread for me the bed of Thy honour,
          bring me to the wateringholes of Thy mercy,
          set me down in the midst of Thy Garden,
          stamp me not with rejection by Thee,
          deprive me not through disappointment by Thee,


          settle not accounts with me for what I have committed,
          make no reckoning with me for what I have earned,
          display not what I have hidden,
          expose not what I have covered over,
          weigh not my works on the scales of fairness,
                    and make not my tidings known to the eyes of the crowd!


          Conceal from them
                              everything whose unfolding would shame me
                    and roll up before them
                              all which would join me to disgrace with Thee!


          Ennoble my degree through Thy good pleasure,
          perfect my honour through Thy forgiveness,
          rank me among the companions of the right hand,
          direct me to the roads of the secure,
          place me in the throng of the triumphant,
                    and through me let the sessions of the righteous thrive!152
          Amen, Lord of the worlds!