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Forty-first Supplication of al-Sahifa al-Sajjadiyya

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The forty-first supplication of al-Ṣaḥīfa al-Sajjādiyya (Arabic: الدعاء الواحد والأربعون من الصحيفة السجادية) is a supplication transmitted from Imam al-Sajjad (a) in which God to conceal the faults and protect against sins. In this supplication, the Imam (a) asks for God’s mercy, abstinence from revenge, and protection from divine punishment.

The forty-first supplication is a supplication in al-Sahifa al-Sajjadiyya in which God is asked for concealment of faults and protection against sins.[1] According to Mamduhi Kirmanshahi, the disclosure of one’s wrongdoings in this world and in the afterlife is the most excruciating pain. Thus, Imam al-Sajjad (a) asks God to conceal His servants’ sins and never disclose their wrongdoings to others.[2]

Contents of the supplication

  • Request for God’s grace and mercy and immunity from being outcast from God’s sanctuary
  • Praying for abstinence from revenge and protection from divine punishment for one’s sins
  • Request for the concealment of the sins
  • Repercussions of disclosing people’s secrets and faults
  • The consummation of human reputation and esteem via divine forgiveness

Commentaries

In the commentaries of al-Sahifa al-Sajjadiyya, such as Riyad al-salikin by Sayyid Ali Khan al-Madani,[4], Fi zilal al-Sahifa al-Sajjadiyya by Muhammad Jawad Mughniya,[5] Riyad al-'arifin by Muhammad b. Muhammad al-Darabi,[6] Afaq al-ruh by Muhammad Husayn Fadl Allah,[7] the forty-first supplication is explicated. The words used in the supplication is also elucidated in lexical commentaries such as Fayd Kashani's Ta'liqat 'ala l-Sahifa al-Sajjadiyya[8] and 'Izz al-Din al-Jaza'iri's Sharh al-Sahifa al-Sajjadiyya[9]

The forty-first supplication of al-Sahifa al-Sajjadiyya is expounded in such commentaries as Shuhud wa shinakht by Muhammad Hasan Mamduhi Kirmanshahi,[10] Sharh wa tarjumi-yi Sahifi-yi Sajjadiyya by Sayyid Ahmad Fihri,[11] in Persian.

Notes

  1. Madanī Shīrāzī, Rīyāḍ al-sālikīn, vol. 5, p. 365.
  2. Mamdūḥī Kirmanshāhī, Shuhūd wa shinākht, vol. 3, p. 297.
  3. Mamdūḥī Kirmanshāhī, Shuhūd wa shinākht, vol. 3, p. 297-308; Commentary of 41th supplication of al-Sahifa al-Sajjadiyya, Irfan website (Persian)
  4. Madanī Shīrāzī, Rīyāḍ al-sālikīn, vol. 5, p. 363-382.
  5. Mughnīya, Fī zilāl al-Ṣaḥīfa, p. 465-466.
  6. Dārābī, Rīyāḍ al-ʿārifīn, p. 493-496.
  7. Faḍl Allāh, Āfāq al-rūḥ, vol. 2, p. 305-312.
  8. Fayḍ al-Kāshānī, Taʿlīqāt ʿalā l-Ṣaḥīfa al-Sajjādīyya, p. 77.
  9. Jazā'irī, Sharh al-Ṣaḥīfa al-Sajjādīyya, p. 202-203.
  10. Mamdūḥī Kirmanshāhī, Shuhūd wa shinākht, vol. 3, p. 259-308.
  11. Fihrī, Sharḥ wa tarjuma-yi Ṣaḥīfa al-Sajjādīyya, vol. 3, p. 157-160.

References

  • Anṣārīyān, Ḥusayn. Dīyār-i Āshiqān: tafsīr-i jāmiʿ al-Ṣaḥīfa al-Sajjādīyya. Tehran: Payām-i Āzādī, 1372 Sh.
  • Dārābī, Muḥammad b. Muḥammad. Rīyāḍ al-ʿārifīn fī sharḥ al-Ṣaḥīfa al-Sajjādīyya. Edited by Ḥusayn Dargāhī. Tehran: Nashr-i Uswa, 1379 Sh.
  • Faḍl Allāh, Sayyid Muḥammad Ḥusayn. Āfāq al-rūḥ. Beirut: Dār al-Mālik, 1420 AH.
  • Fihrī, Sayyid Aḥmad. Sharḥ wa tarjuma-yi Ṣaḥīfa al-Sajjādīyya. Tehran: Nashr-i Uswa, 1388 Sh.
  • Fayḍ al-Kāshānī, Muḥammad b. al-Murtaḍā al-. Taʿlīqāt ʿalā l-Ṣaḥīfa al-Sajjādīyya. Tehran: Muʾassisat al-Buḥūth wa l-Taḥqīqāt al-Thiqāfīyya, 1407 AH.
  • Jazāʾirī, ʿIzz al-Dīn. Sharḥ al-Ṣaḥīfa al-Sajjādīyya. Beirut: Dār al-Taʿāruf li-l-Maṭbūʿāt, 1402 AH.
  • Madanī Shīrāzī, Sayyid ʿAlīkhān. Rīyāḍ al-sālikīn fī sharḥ al-Ṣaḥīfa Sayyid al-Sājjidīn. Qom: Muʾassisat al-Nashr al-Islāmī, 1435 AH.
  • Mughnīya, Muḥammad Jawād al-. Fī zilāl al-Ṣaḥīfa al-Sajjādīyya. Qom: Dār al-Kitāb al-Islāmī, 1428 AH.
  • Mamdūḥī Kirmanshāhī, Shuhūd wa shinākht; tarjuma wa sharḥ Ṣaḥīfa-yi Sajjādīyya. Qom: Būstān-i Kitāb, 1388 SH.