Text:Supplication of Farewell to Ramadan (by Imam al-Sadiq)

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O Allah, You have said in Your revealed Book, "The month of Ramadan in which the Qur'an was revealed" and this month of Ramadan is about to slip away. I thus beseech You in the name of Your Noble Face, and Your Perfect Words, if I am still liable to a sin that You have not yet forgiven or You want to punish me for it, or to retaliate upon me because of it (I beseech You that) before dawn of this night rises and before this moth elapses (please) forgive it for me O the most Merciful of all those who show mercy اَللّهُمَّ إنَّكَ قُلْتَ فِي كِتابِكَ الْمُنْزَلِ: "شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِي أُنزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ" وَهذَا شَهْرُ رَمَضانَ وَقَدْ تَصَرَّمَ فَأسْألُكَ بِوَجْهِكَ الْكَرِيمِ وَكَلِماتِكَ التّامَّةِ إنْ كانَ بَقِيَ عَلَيَّ ذَنْبٌ لَمْ تَغْفِرْهُ لي أوْ تُرِيدُ أنْ تُعَذِّبَنِي عَلَيْهِ أوْ تُقايِسَنِي بِهِ أنْ لا يَطْلُعَ فَجْرُ هَذِهِ اللَيْلَةِ أوْ يَتَصَرَّمُ هذا الشَّهْرُ إلاَّ وَقَدْ غَفَرْتَهُ لي يا أرْحَمَ الرّاحِمِينَ
O Allah, all praise be to You in all expressions of praise the first and the last expressions that You have said about Yourself, and expressions that have been used by the created beings the beings that are diligent, selected, revering their mention of You and their thanking You whom You helped carry out Your duty that is incumbent upon them from among the varieties of Your creatures such as the Favorite Angels the Prophets, the Messengers and the other varieties who speak of Your praise and glorify You from among all the creatures (praise be to You for) You have allowed us to witness the month of Ramadan, while we are covered by Your graces and we are enjoying Your bounties and favors and Your evident conferrals for all that, the ultimate praise be to You,praise that is perpetual and ceaseless and endless and eternal and everlasting praise that never ends evermore splendid be the praising of You for You have helped us accomplish our fasting and acts of worship in this month including prayers and whatever good deed that we have done during this month as well as all praise and mention of You اَللّهُمَّ لَكَ الْحَمْدُ بِمَحامِدِكَ كُلِّها أوَّلِها وَآخِرِها ما قُلْتَ لِنَفْسِكَ مِنْها وَما قالَ الْخَلائِقُ الْحامِدونَ الْمُجْتَهِدونَ الْمَعْدودونَ الْمُوَقِّرونَ ذِكْرِكَ وَالشُّكْرَ لَكَ الَّذينَ أعَنْتَهُمْ عَلى أداءِ حَقِّكَ مِنْ أصْنافِ خَلْقِكَ مِنَ الْمَلائِكَةِ الْمُقَرَّبينَ وَالنَّبِيِّينَ وَالْمُرْسَلِينَ وَأصْنافِ النّاطِقينَ وَالْمُسَبِّحِينَ لَكَ مِنْ جَمِيعِ الْعالَمِينَ عَلى أنَّكَ بَلَّغْتَنا شَهْرَ رَمَضانَ وَعَلَيْنا مِنْ نِعَمِكَ وَعِنْدَنا مِنْ قِسَمِكَ وَإحْسانِكَ وَتَظاهُرِ إمْتِنانِكَ فَبِذَلِكَ لَكَ مُنْتَهى الْحَمْدِ الْخالِدِ الدّائِمِ الرّاكِدِ الْمُخَلَّدِ السَّرْمَدِ الَّذي لا يَنْفَدُ طُولَ الأبَدِ جَلَّ ثَناؤكَ أعَنْتَنا عَلَيْهِ حَتّى قَضَيْنا صِيامَهُ وَقِيامَهُ مِنْ صَلاةٍ وَما كانَ مِنّا فيهِ مِنْ بِرٍّ أوْ شُكْرٍ أوْ ذِكْرٍ
O Allah, (please) accept all that from us with the most excellent of Your approval and Your overlooking and Your pardoning and Your excusing and Your forgiving and the actuality of Your pleasure so that You may make us win all good turns that is besought and the abundant share from any gifted bestowal and that You save us from any dangerous matter, or any anticipated misfortune Or any committed sin اَللّهُمَّ فَتَقَبَّلْهُ مِنّا بِأحْسَنِ قَبولِكَ وَتَجاوُزِكَ وَعَفْوِكَ وَصَفْحِكَ وَغُفْرانِكَ وَحَقِيقَةِ رِضْوانِكَ حَتّى تُظْفِرَنا فِيهِ بِكُلِّ خَيْرٍ مَطْلوبٍ وَجَزيلِ عَطاءٍ مَوهُوبٍ وَتُوَقِّيَنا فِيهِ مِنْ كُلِّ مَرْهوبٍ أوْ بَلاءٍ مَجْلوبٍ أوْ ذَنْبٍ مَكْسوبٍ
O Allah, I beseech You in the name of the greatest of all these by which any of Your servants have besought You including Your Noble Names And the excellent praising of You And private supplication to You that You may send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad and You may decide this month of Ramadan to be the greatest month in blessings that we have ever witnessed since we were sent down to this world as regarding protection of my religion and redemption of myself and settlement of my needs and that You may accept my intercession to You concerning Your settlement of my requests and Your perfecting Your graces upon me and Your keeping evil away from me and Your dressing me with well-being during this month and that You may include me, out of Your mercy, with those whom You allowed to obtain the benefits of the Grand Night and those for whom You have decided this Night to be better than one thousand months as regarding obtaining its vastest rewards and its noblest gifts and approving praiseworthiness and obtaining long lifetime and perpetuity of comfort اَللّهُمَّ إنّي أسْألُكَ بِعَظيمِ ما سَألَكَ بِهِ أحَدٌ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ مِنْ كَريمِ أسْمائِكَ وَجَميلِ ثَنائِكَ وَخاصَّةِ دُعائِكَ أنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَأنْ تَجْعَلَ شَهْرَنا هَذا أعْظَمَ شَهْرِ رَمَضانَ مَرَّ عَلَيْنا مُنْذُ أُنْزِلْنا إلى الدُّنْيا بَرَكَةً في عِصْمَةِ دِينِي وَخَلاصِ نَفْسِي وَقَضاءِ حَوائِجِي وَتُشَفِّعَنِي في مَسائِلِي وَتَمامِ النِّعْمَةِ عَلَيَّ وَصَرْفِ السّوءِ عَنّي وَلِباسِ الْعافِيَةِ لي فِيهِ وَأنْ تَجْعَلَني بِرَحْمَتِكَ مِمَّنْ خِرْتَ لَهُ لَيْلَةَ الْقَدْرِ وَجَعَلْتَها لَهُ خَيْراً مِنْ ألْفِ شَهْرٍ في أعْظَمِ الأجْرِ وَكَرائِمِ الذُّخْرِ وَحُسْنِ الشُّكْرِ وَطولِ العُمْرِ وَدَوامِ الْيُسْرِ
O Allah, I also beseech You in the name of Your mercy and Your beneficence and Your pardon and Your graces and Your majesty and Your eternal favoring and conferral that You may not decide this month of Ramadan to be the last one in our lifetime rather, You may decide us to catch the coming month of Ramadan while we enjoy the best of manners and that You may decide us to see the new moon of the next month of Ramadan by including me with those who will see it and realize its value while I am enjoying the best wellbeing and the most blissful of Your bounties and the most expansive of Your mercy and the most abundant of the share of Your sustenance that You decide for me O my Lord save Whom I have no lord (please) do not decide that this words of bidding the month of Ramadan farewell to be the last farewell after which there will be my termination and do not decide this time to be the last of my meeting the month of Ramadan rather, You may decide that You will enable me to witness the coming Ramadan while I am enjoying the most expansive graces and attaining the best of my hopes and I am loyal to You in the most faithful manner, verily, You are the Hearer of prayers اَللّهُمَّ وَأسْألُكَ بِرَحْمَتِكَ وَطَوْلِكَ وَعَفْوِكَ وَنَعْمائِكَ وَجَلالِكَ وَقديمِ إحْسانِكَ وَامْتِنانِكَ أنْ لا تَجْعِلَهُ آخِرَ الْعَهْدِ مِنّا لِشَهْرِ رَمَضانَ حَتّى تُبَلِّغَناهُ مِنْ قابِلٍ عَلى أحْسَنِ حالٍ وَتُعَرِّفَني هِلالَهُ مَعَ النّاظِرِينَ إلَيْهِ وَالْمُعْتَرِفينَ لَهُ في أعْفى عافِيَتِكَ وَأنْعَمِ نِعْمَتِكَ وَأوْسَعِ رَحْمَتِكَ وَأجْزَلِ قِسَمِكَ يا رَبِّيَ الَّذي لَيْسَ لي رَبٌّ غَيْرُهُ لا يَكونُ هَذا الوَداعُ مِنّي لَهُ وَداعَ فَناءٍ وَلا آخِرَ الْعَهْدِ مِنّي لِلِّقاءِ حَتّى تُرِيَنّيهِ مِنْ قابِلٍ في أوْسَعِ النِّعَمِ وأفْضَلِ الرَّجاءِ وأنَا لَكَ عَلى أحْسَنِ الْوَفاءِ إنَّكَ سَمِيعُ الدُّعاءِ
O Allah, (please) respond to my prayer and have mercy upon my acquiescence and submission before You as well as my humbleness and reliance upon You while I am totally subservient to You I hope success and wellbeing and honoring and attainment of my hopes from none save You and through none save You so, (please) do this favor to me, splendid be the praising of You and sacred be Your Names by allowing me to witness the (coming) month of Ramadan while I am delivered from any apprehensive and fearful matter and from all misfortunes. All praise be to Allah Who has helped us observe fasting during this month and do acts of worship until I am witnessing the last night of this month.[1] اَللّهُمَّ اسْمَعْ دُعائي وَارْحَمْ تَضَرُّعي وَتَذَلُّلي لَكَ وَاسْتِكانَتِي وَتَوَكُّلي عَلَيْكَ وَأنا لَكَ مُسَلِّمٌ لا أرْجو نَجاحاً وَلا مُعافاةً وَلا تَشْريفاً وَلا تَبْليغاً إلاَّ بِكَ وَمِنْكَ فَامْنُنْ عَلَيَّ جَلَّ ثَناؤكَ وَتَقَدَّسَتْ أسْماؤكَ بِتَبْليغي شَهْرَ رَمَضانَ وَأنا مُعافىً مِنْ كُلِّ مَكْروهٍ وَمَحْذورٍ وَمِنْ جَمِيعِ البَوائِقِ اَلْحَمْدُ للهِ الَّذي أعانَنا عَلى صِيامِ هَذا الشَّهْرِ وَقِيامِهِ حَتّى بَلَّغَني آخِرَ لَيْلَةٍ مِنْهُ

Notes

  1. Translation from Badr Shahin, The rites of Rajab, Sha'ban, Ramadan, pp. 342-348