The Whispered Prayer of those Asking for Mediation

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


My God,
          I have no mediation with Thee
                    but the tender acts of Thy clemency,
          nor any way to come to Thee
                    but the gentle favours of Thy mercy
                    and the intercession of Thy Prophet,
                              the prophet of mercy,
                              who rescued the community from confusion.
          Make these two my tie to attaining Thy forgiveness
                    and let them take me to triumph through Thy good pleasure!
          My hope has dismounted
                              in the sacred precinct of Thy generosity,
                    my craving has alighted
                              in the courtyard of Thy munificence.
          So actualize my expectation from Thee,
                    seal my works with good,
                    and place me among Thy selected friends, those
                              whom Thou hast set down
                                        in the midst of Thy Garden,
                              and settled in the abode of Thy honour,
                              whose eyes Thou hast gladdened
                                        by gazing upon Thee
                                        on the day of meeting Thee,
                              and whom Thou hast made heirs to
                                        the sure stations in Thy neighbourhood!


O He
          none more generous than whom is reached by the reachers
                    and none more merciful than whom is found by the aimers!
          O Best of those with whom the lonely are alone,
                    O Tenderest of those with whom outcasts seek haven!
          Toward the expanse of Thy pardon have I extended my hand,
                    upon the skirt of Thy generosity have I fastened my grasp!
          Show me no deprivation
                    and afflict me not with disappointment and loss!
          O Hearer of supplications!
                    O Most Merciful of the merciful!