His Supplication when Death was Mentioned
His Supplication when Someone's
Death was Announced to him or when he Remembered Death
Bless Muhammad and his
spare us drawn out
cut them short in us through sincerity of works,
that we may not hope
an hour after an hour,
a day after a day,
a breath to a breath,
overtaking a step with a step!
us safe from the delusions of expectations,
us secure from their evils,
up death before us in display.
let not our remembering of it come and go!
for us from among the righteous works a work
which we will feel the homecoming to Thee as slow
crave a quick joining with Thee,
that death may be
intimate abode with which we are intimate,
familiar place toward which we yearn,
our next of kin whose coming we love!
Thou bringest it to us
sendest it down upon us,
make us happy with it as a
us with its arrival,
us not wretched through entertaining it,
us not through its visit,
appoint it one of the gates to Thy forgiveness
the keys to Thy mercy!
not disobedient or persisting,
O He who guarantees the
repayment of the good-doers
seeks to set right the work of the corrupt!