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Munajat al-ta'ibin

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Munājāt al-tā’ibīn (Arabic: مُناجاتُ التّائِبین, The Whispered Prayer of the Repenters) 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 Friday.

Themes

  • Repentance and asking for forgiveness
  • The consequences of sins, which include abasement in this world and the hereafter, separation from God, and the death of hearts.
  • Repentance is the way to attaining God's mercy.
  • Praying to God beseechingly prepares one to receive God's mercy.
  • The fact that God conceals His servants sins to preserve their reputation.
  • Asking God to forgive the sins that doom the perpetrators.
  • Asking God not to allow our sins and errors to be disclosed.
  • Beseeching God by five of His attributes (Responder to the distressed, Remover of injury, Greatest in goodness, Knower of every secret, Beautiful through His covering over) and asking Him for forgiveness

Text and Translation

In the Name of Allah, the All-beneficent, the All-merciful. بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
My God, offenses have clothed me in the garment of my lowliness, إلـٰهِي أَلْبَسَتْنِي الْخَطايا ثَوْبَ مَذَلَّتِي
separation from You has wrapped me in the clothing of my misery! وَجَلَّلَنِي التَّباعُدُ مِنْكَ لِباسَ مَسْكَنَتِي،
My dreadful crimes have deadened my heart, وَأَماتَ قَلْبِي عَظِيمُ جِنايَتِي،
so bring it to life by a repentance from You! O my hope and my ai