The Supplication for Saturday

In the Name of God, the All-merciful
the All-compassionate


'In the name of God',
                    the word of those who hold fast to Him,
                    the speech of those who seek His protection!
          I seek refuge in God (high exalted is He) from
                    the injustice of the unjust,
                    the trickery of the enviers,
                    and the oppression of the wrongdoers,
          and I praise Him beyond the praise of the praisers!


O God,
          Thou art the One without partner,
                    and the King without having been made sovereign;
          no one opposes Thee in Thy decree
                    and no one contests Thee in Thy kingdom!


I ask Thee to
          bless Muhammad and his Household,
                    Thy servant and Thy messenger,
          inspire me with a thanksgiving for Thy favours
                    which will take me to the utmost limit of Thy good pleasure,
          help me through the gentleness of Thy solitude to obey Thee,
                    hold fast to worshipping Thee,
                    and deserve Thy reward,
          have mercy upon me,
          bar me from acts of disobedience toward Thee
                    as long as Thou keepest me alive,
          give me success in what profits me
                    as long as Thou sparest me,
          expand my breast through Thy Book,
          lessen my burden through its recitation,
          bestow upon me health in my religion and my soul,
          estrange not my intimates from me,
          and complete Thy beneficence in what is left of my lifetime,
                    just as Thou hast shown beneficence
                    in that of it which has passed!
          O Most Merciful of the merciful!