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Munajat al-raghibin

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Munājāt al-rāghibīn (Arabic: مُناجاتُ الرّاغِبین, The Whispered Prayer of the Beseechers) 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 Tuesday.


  • Creating a balance between fear of God's punishment and hope in His mercy
  • Aspiring to reach high levels of faith and asking God for success in that regard
  • All people have shortcomings before God for which they have to ask for forgiveness. Of course, everyone's shortcomings accord with their level of faith.
  • Having hope in God's unlimited mercy beside considering one's shortcomings.

Text and Translation

In the Name of Allah, the All-beneficent, the All-merciful. بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
My God, though my stores for travelling to You are few, إِلـٰهِي إنْ كانَ قَلَّ زادِي فِي الْمَسِيرِ إلَيْكَ،
my confidence in You has given me a good opinion. فَلَقَدْ حَسُنَ ظَنّـِي بِالتَّوَكُّلِ عَلَيْكَ،
Though my sin has made me fear Your punishment, وَإنْ كَانَ جُرْمِي قَدْ أَخافَنِي مِنْ عُقُوبَتِكَ،
my hope has let me feel secure from Your vengeance. فَإنَّ رَجائِي قَدْ أَشْعَرَنِي بِالأَمْنِ مِنْ نِقْمَتِكَ،
Though my misdeed has exposed me to Your penalty, وَإنْ كانَ ذَنْبِي قَدْ عَرَّضَنِي لِعِقابِكَ،
my excellent trust has apprised me of Your