~ Dua Kumayl Night
Kumayl is one of the best and most famous supplications. Imam Ali
ibn Abu Talib (as) taught it to Kumayl ibn Ziyad, who was one of
his noble disciples. It is traditionally recited during the nights
in the month of Sha’ban and every Thursday evening. It is useful
for protecting against the evil of enemies, for opening the gate
of one’s daily bread (sustenance), and for the forgiveness
of one’s sins.
7:00PM – Du’a Kumayl (supplication)
8:00PM – Prayers
8:30PM – Holy Qur’an lesson by Imam Sayed Moustafa Al-Qazwini
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In the name of Allah, the Infinitely Compassionate, the Most Merciful.
O Allah! Bless Muhammad and his progeny.
O Allah! I beseech Thee by Thy mercy which encompasses all things.
And by Thy power by which Thou over-cometh all things, and submit to
it all things and humble before it all things. And by Thy might by
which Thou hast conquered all things. And by Thy majesty against which
nothing can stand up. And by Thy grandeur which prevails upon all things.
And by Thy authority which is exercised over all things. And by Thy
own self that shall endure forever after all things have vanished.
And by Thy Names which manifest Thy power over all things. And by Thy
knowledge which pervades all things. And by the light of Thy countenance
which illuminates everything.
O Thou who art the light!
O Thou who art the most holy! O Thou who existed before the foremost!
O Thou who shall exist after the last!
O Allah! Forgive me my such sins as would affront
my continency. O
Allah! Forgive me my such sins as would bring down calamity. O Allah!
Forgive me my such sins as would change divine favors into disfavors.
O Allah! Forgive me my such sins as would hinder my supplication O
Allah! Forgive me such sins as bring down misfortunes or afflictions.
O Allah! Forgive my such sins as would suppress hope.
O Allah! Forgive every sin that I have committed and every error that
I have erred. O Allah! I endeavor to draw myself nigh to Thee through
Thy invocation. And I pray to Thee to intercede on my behalf. And I
entreat Thee by Thy benevolence to draw me nearer to Thee. And grant
me that I should be grateful to Thee and inspire me to remember and
to invoke Thee.
O Allah! I entreat Thee begging Thee submissively, humbly and awe stricken.
To treat me with clemency and mercy, and to make me pleased and contented
with what Thou hast allotted to me. And cause me to be modest and unassuming
in all circumstances.
O Allah! I beg Thee as one who is passing through extreme privation
and who supplicates his needs to Thee, and his hope has been greatly
raised by that which is with Thee.
O Allah! Great is Thy kingdom and exalted is Thy greatness. Thy plan
is secret. Thy authority is manifest. Thy might is victorious and subduing,
and Thy power is prevalent throughout, and it is not possible to escape
from Thy dominion.
O Allah! Except for Thee I do not find any one able to pardon my sins
nor to conceal my loathsome acts. Nor have I any one except Thee to
change my evil deeds into virtues. There is no god but Thou glory and
praise be to Thee. I have made my own soul to suffer. I had the audacity
to sin by my ignorance. Relying upon my past remembrance of Thee and
Thy grace towards me.
O Allah! My Lord! How many of my loathsome acts hast Thou screened
(from public gaze)? How many of my grievous afflictions (distresses)
hast Thou reduced in severity? And how many of my stumbling hast Thou
protected, how many of my detestable acts has Thou averted, and how
many of my undeserving praises hast Thou spread abroad?
O Allah! My trials and sufferings have increased and my evilness has
worsened, my good deeds have diminished and my yokes (of misdeeds)
have become firm. And remote hopes restrain me to profit (by good deeds),
and the world has deceived me with its allurements and my own self
has been affected by treachery and procrastination.
Therefore, my Lord! I implore Thee by Thy greatness not to let my sins
and my misdeeds shut out access to my prayers from reaching Thy realm,
and not to disgrace me by exposing those (hidden ones) of which Thou
hast knowledge, nor to hasten my retribution for those vices and misdeeds
committed by me in secret, which were due to evil mindedness, ignorance,
excessive lustfulness and my negligence.
O Allah! I beg Thee by Thy greatness to be compassionate to me in all
circumstances, and well disposed towards me in all matters. My God!
My Nourisher! Have I anyone except Thee from whom I can seek the dislodging
of my evils and understanding of my problems?
My God! My Master! Thou decreed a law for me but instead I obeyed my
own low desires. And I did not guard myself against the allurements
of my enemy. He deceived me with vain hopes whereby I was led astray
and fate helped him in that respect. Thus I transgressed some of its
limits set for me by Thee and I disobeyed some of Thy commandments.
Thou hast therefore a (just) cause against me in all those matters,
and I have no plea against Thy judgement passed against me, I have
therefore become (justifiably) liable to Thy judgement and afflictions.
But now I have turned to Thee, my Lord, after being guilty of omissions
and transgressions against my soul, apologetically, repentantly, broken
heartedly, entreating earnestly for forgiveness, yieldingly confessing
(to my guilt) as I can find no escape from that which was done by me
and having no refuge to which I could turn except seeking Thy acceptance
of my excuse and admitting me into the realm of Thy capacious mercy.
O Allah! Accept my apology and have pity on my intense sufferings and
set me free from my heavy fetters (of evil deeds). My Nourisher! Have
mercy on the infirmity of my body, the delicacy of my skin and the
brittleness of my bones O' Thou!
Who originated my creation and (accorded me) my individuality, and
(ensured) my upbringing and welfare (and provided) my sustenance, (I
beg Thee) to restore Thy favors and blessings upon me as Thou did in
the beginning of my life.
O' my God! My master! My Lord! And my Nourisher! What! Wilt Thou see
me punished with the fire kindled by Thee despite my belief in Thy
unity? And despite the fact that my heart has been filled with (pure)
knowledge of Thee, and when my tongue has repeatedly praised Thee and
my conscience has acknowledged Thy love and despite my sincere confessions
(of my sins) and my humble entreaties submissively made to Thy divinity?
Nay, Thou art far too kind and generous to destroy one whom thyself
nourished and supported, or to drive away from Thyself one whom Thou
has kept under Thy protection, or to scare away one whom Thy self hast
given shelter, or to abandon in affliction one Thou hast maintained
and to whom Thou hast been merciful.
I wish I had known O' my Master, my God and my Lord! Wilt Thou inflict
fire upon faces which have submissively bowed in prostration to Thy
greatness, or upon the tongues which have sincerely confirmed Thy unity
and have always expressed gratitude to Thee? Or upon hearts which have
acknowledged Thy divinity with conviction, or upon the minds which
accumulated so much knowledge of Thee until they became submissive
to Thee, or upon the limbs which strove, at the places appointed for
Thy worship, to adore Thee willingly and seek Thy forgiveness submissively?
Such sort (of harshness) is not expected from Thee as it is remote
from Thy grace, O' generous One! O' Lord! Thou art aware of my weakness
to bear even a minor affliction of this world and its consequence and
adversity affecting the denizen of this earth, although such afflictions
are momentary, short-lived and transient.
How then can I bear the retribution and the punishments of the hereafter
which are enormous and of intensive sufferings, of prolonged period
and perpetual duration, and which shall never be alleviated for those
who deserve the same as those retribution will be the result of Thy
wrath; and Thy punishment which neither the heavens nor the earth can
withstand and bear! My Lord!
How can I, a weak, insignificant, humble, poor and destitute creature
of Thine be able to bear them?
O' my God! My Lord! My King! An
d Master! Which of the matters shall
I complain to Thee and for which of them shall I bewail and weep? Shall
I bewail for the pains and pangs of the punishment and their intensity
or for the length of sufferings and their duration?
Therefore (my Lord!) if Thou wilt subject me to the penalties (of hell)
in company of Thy enemies and cast me with those who merited Thy punishments
and tear me apart from Thy friends and those who will be near to Thee,
then my God, my Lord and my Master, though I may patiently bear Thy
punishments, how can I calmly accept being kept away from Thee?
I reckon that though I may patiently endure the scorching fire of Thy
hell, yet how can I resign myself to the denial of Thy pity and clemency?
How can I remain in the fire while I have hopes of Thy forgiveness?
O' my Lord! By Thy honor truly do I swear that, if Thou wilt allow
my power of speech to be retained by me in the hell, I shall amongst
its inmates cry out wailing unto Thee like the cry of those who have
faith in Thy kindness and compassion. And I shall bemoan for Thee (for
being deprived of nearness to Thee) the lamentation of those who are
bereaved, and I shall keep on calling unto Thee: "Where art Thou
O' Friend of the believers! O' (Thou who art) the last hope and resort
of those who acknowledge Thee, and have faith in Thy clemency and kindness;
O' Thou who art the helper of those seeking help! O' Thou who art dear
to the hearts of those who truly believe in Thee! And O’ Thou
who art the Lord of the universe."
My Lord! Glory and praise be to Thee, would Thou (wish) to be seen
(disregarding) the voice of a Muslim bondman, incarcerated therein
(the hell) for his disobedience and imprisoned within its pits for
his evildoing and misdeeds, crying out to Thee the utterance of one
who has faith in Thy mercy and calling out to Thee in the language
of those who believe in Thy unity and seeking to approach Thee by means
of Thy epithet "the Creator, the Nourisher, the Accomplisher and
the Protector of the entire existence"?
Lord! Then how could he remain in torments when he hopefully relies
upon Thy past forbearance, compassion and mercy?
And how can the fire cause him suffering when he hopes for Thy grace
and mercy and how can its roaring flames char him when Thou hears his
voice and sees his plight? And how can he withstand its roaring flames
when Thou knows his frailty? And how can he be tossed about between
its layers when Thou knows his sincerity?
And how can the guards of hell threaten him when he calls out to Thee?
"My Lord", and how would Thou abandon him therein (the hell)
when he has faith in Thy grace to set him free? Alas! That is not the
concept (held by us) of Thee nor has Thy grace such a reputation nor
does it resemble that which Thou hast awarded by Thy kindness and generosity
to those who believe in Thy unity. I definitely conclude that hast
Thou not ordained punishment for those who disbelieved in Thee, and
hast Thou not decreed Thy enemies to remain in hell. Thou would have
made the hell cold and peaceful and there would never have been an
abode or place for any one in it; but sanctified be Thy Names, Thou
hast sworn to fill the hell with the disbelievers from amongst the
jinns and mankind to
gether and to place forever Thy enemies therein.
And Thou, exalted be Thy praises, hast made manifest, out of Thy generosity
and kindness, that a believer is not like unto him who is an evil-doer.
My Lord! My Master! I, therefore implore Thee by that power which Thou
determines and by the decree which Thou hast finalized and ordained
whereby Thou hath prevailed upon whom Thou hast imposed it, to bestow
upon me this night and this very hour the forgiveness for all the transgressions
that I have been guilty of, for all the sins that I have committed,
for all the loathsome acts that I have kept secret and for all the
evils done by me, secretly or openly, in concealment or outwardly and
for every evil action that Thou hast ordered the two noble scribes
to confirm, whom Thou hast appointed to record all my actions and to
be witnesses over me along with the limbs of my body, whilst Thou observes
over me besides them and were witness to those acts concealed from
Which Thou in Thy mercy hast kept secret and through Thy kindness unexposed,
and I pray to Thee to make my share plentiful in all the good that
Thou dost bestow; in all the favors that Thou dost grant; and in all
the virtues that Thou dost allow to be known
everywhere; and in all
the sustenance and livelihood that Thou dost expand, and in respect
of all the sins that Thou dost forgive and the wrongs that Thou dost
O' Lord! O' Lord! O' Lord!
O' my God! My Lord! My King! O' Master of my freedom! O' Thou who holds
my destiny and who art aware of my suffering and poverty.
O' Thou who knows my destitution and starvation, O' my Lord! O' Lord,
O’ Lord! I beseech Thee by Thy glory and Thy honor, by Thy supremely
high attributes and by Thy names to cause me to utilize my time, day
in Thy remembrance, by engaging myself in serving Thee (Thy cause),
and to let my deeds be such as to be acceptable to Thee, so much so
that all my actions and offerings (prayers) may be transformed into
one continuous and sustained effort and my life may take the form of
constant and perpetual service to Thee.
O' my Master! O' Thou upon Whom I rely! O' Thou unto Whom I express
O' my Lord! My Lord! My Lord! Strengthen my limbs for Thy service and
sustain the strength of my hands to persevere in Thy service and bestow
upon me the eagerness to fear Thee and constantly to ser
So that I may lead myself towards Thee in the field with the vanguards
who are in the fore rank, and be swift towards Thee among those who
hasten towards Thee, and urge eagerly to be near Thee, and draw myself
towards Thee like them who sincerely draw themselves towards Thee,
and to fear Thee like the fear of those who believe firmly in Thee,
and thus I may join the congregation of the faithful congregated near
Thee (for protection).
O' Allah! Whosoever intends evil against me, let ill befall on him,
and frustrate him who plots against me and assign for me a place in
Thy presence with the best of Thy bondsmen and nearer abode to Thee,
for verily that position cannot be attained except through Thy grace
and treat me benevolently, and through Thy greatness extend Thy munificence
towards me, and through Thy mercy protect me and cause my tongue to
accentuate Thy remembrance, and my heart filled with Thy love and be
liberal to me by Thy gracious response, and cause my evils to appear
fewer and forgive me my errors.
For verily, Thou hast ordained for Thy bondsmen Thy worship and bidden
them to supplicate unto Thee and hast assured them (of Thy) response.
So, my Lord! I look earnestly towards Thee and towards Thee, my Lord!
I have stretched forth my hands therefore, by Thy honor, respond to
my supplication and let me attain my wishes and, by Thy bounty, frustrate
not my hopes and protect me from the evils of my enemies, from among
the jinns and mankind O' Thou! Who readily pleased, forgive one who
owns nothing but supplication for Thou does what Thou wills O' Thou!
Whose Name is the remedy (for all ills) and Whose remembrance is a
sure cure for all ailments and obedience to Whom makes one self sufficient;
have mercy on one whose only asset is hope and whose only armor is
lamentation. O' Thou! Who perfects all bounties and Who wards off all
misfortunes! O' Light! Who illuminates those who are in bewilderment!
O' Omniscient! Who knows without (acquisition of) learning! Bless Mohammed
and the Descendants of Muhammad and do unto me in accordance with that
which befitting Thee, and deal with me not in accordance to my worth
May the blessings of Allah be bestowed upon His Apostle and the Rightful
Imams from his Descendants and His peace be upon them plentifully.