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Munajat al-mu'tasimin

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Munājāt al-mu’taṣimīn (Arabic: مُناجاتُ الْمُعْتَصِمین, The Whispered Prayer of Those Who Hold Fast) is one of The Fifteen Whispered Prayers attributed to Imam al-Sajjad (a). It is narrated in al-Sahifa al-sajjadiyya al-thaniya, Bihar al-anwar, and Mafatih al-jinan. According to Allama al-Majlisi, the preferred day for reciting this prayer is Thursday.

Themes

  • Praying with the feeling of utmost despair and poverty
  • There is no hope in anyone but God.
  • There is no power or might greater than the power and might of God.
  • One has to seek refuge in God's protection mainly because of one’s sins.
  • Doing tawassul to angels and righteous servants of God
  • Asking God tranquility and also enlightenment by the lights of divine love
  • Asking God to grant us safety and preservation

Text and Translation

In the Name of Allah, the All-beneficent, the All-merciful. بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
O God, O Shelter of the shelter-seekers! اَللَّهُمَّ يا مَلاَذَ اللائِذِينَ،
O Refuge of the refuge-seekers! O Deliverer of the perishing! وَيا مَعاذَ الْعائِذِينَ، وَيا مُنْجِيَ الْهالِكِينَ،
O Preserver of the pitiful! O Merciful toward the miserable! وَيا عاصِمَ الْبائِسِينَ، وَيا راحِمَ الْمَساكِينِ،
O Responder to the distressed! O Treasure of the utterly poor! وَيا مُجِيبَ الْمُضْطَرّ ِينَ، وَيا كَنْزَ الْمُفْتَقِرِينَ
O Mender of the broken! وَيا جابِـرَ الْمُنْكَسِرِينَ،
O Haven of the cut off!