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Munajat al-shakirin

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Munājāt al-shākirīn (Arabic: مُناجاتُ الشّاکِرین, The Whispered Prayer of the Thankful) 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. Allama al-Majlisi has mentioned that this supplication is to be recited on Wednesdays.

Themes

  • Our inability to fully thank God due to the uninterrupted flow of His graciousness, the flood of His bounty, the succession of His kind acts, and the continuous rush of His benefits
  • We even fail to thank God to the extent of our ability.
  • The fact that God does not disappoint those who expect His mercy
  • Counting some of the spiritual blessings
  • Likening the light of faith to adorning clothes and divine mercy to crowns
  • The fact that God's blessings are innumerable and beyond human imagination
  • The fact that every act of thanksgiving itself is a blessing from God for which one has to give thanks

Text and Translation

In the Name of Allah, the All-beneficent, the All-merciful. بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
My God, the uninterrupted flow of Your graciousness hast distracted me from thanking You! إِلـٰهِي أَذْهَلَنِي عَنْ إقامَةِ شُكْرِكَ تَتابُعُ طَوْلِكَ،
The flood of Your bounty has rendered me incapable of counting Your praises! وَأَعْجَزَنِي عَنْ إِحْصاءِ ثَنَائِكَ فَيْضُ فَضْلِكَ،
The succession of Your kind acts has diverted me from mentioning You in laudation! وَشَغَلَنِي عَنْ ذِكْرِ مَحامِدِكَ تَرادُفُ عَوائِدِكَ،
The continuous rush of Your benefits has thwarted me from spreading the news of Your gentle fa