Praise belongs to God,
Who was kind to us through Muhammad
(God bless him and his Household)
to the exclusion of past communities and bygone generations,
displaying thereby His power,
which nothing can render incapable, though it be great,
and nothing can escape, though it be subtle.
He sealed through us all He created,
appointed us witnesses over those who deny,
and increased us [in number] by His kindness over those who are few.
O God, bless Muhammad,
entrusted by Thee with Thy revelation,
distinguished by Thee among Thy creatures,
devoted to Thee among Thy servants,
the Imam of mercy,
the leader of good,
the key to blessing,
who wearied his soul for Thy affairs,
exposed his body to detested things for Thy sake,
showed open enmity toward his next of kin by summoning to Thee,
fought against his family for Thy good pleasure,
cut his blood relations in giving life to Thy religion,
sent far those [who are] close, because of their denial,
brought near those [who are] far, because of their response to Thee,
showed friendship to the most distant for Thy sake,
displayed enmity toward the nearest for Thy sake,
made his soul persevere in delivering Thy message,
tired it in summoning to Thy creed,
occupied it with counseling, those worthy of Thy summons,
migrated to the land of exile and the place of remoteness from
the walkway of his feet,
the ground of his birth,
and the intimate abode of his soul,
desiring to exalt Thy religion
and seeking help against those who disbelieved in Thee,
until what he attempted against Thy enemies went well with him
and what he arranged for Thy friends was accomplished.
He rose up against them, seeking victory through Thine aid,
becoming strong in spite of his weakness with Thy help.
He fought against them in the centre of their cities
and attacked them in the midst of their dwellings,
until Thy command prevailed, and Thy word rose up,
though the idolaters were averse.
so raise him, because of his labors for Thy sake,
to the highest degree of Thy Garden,
that none may equal him in status,
none may match him in level,
and no angel brought nigh or prophet sent out
may parallel him in Thy sight.
And inform him concerning his Household; the pure
and his community; the faithful
of an excellent intercession,
the best of what Thou hast promised him!
O Keeper of promises!
O Faithful to Thy word!
O He Who changes evil deeds into manifold good deeds
Thou art of bounty abounding!