Praise be to Thee, O Lord my God! Thou seest
and knowest that I have called upon Thy
servants to turn nowhere except in the direction
of Thy bestowals, and have bidden them observe
naught save the things Thou didst prescribe in
Thy Perspicuous Book, the Book which hath
been sent down according to Thine inscrutable
decree and irrevocable purpose.
I can utter no word, O my God, unless I be
permitted by Thee, and can move in no direction
until I obtain Thy sanction. It is Thou, O my God,
Who hast called me into being through the power
of Thy might, and hast endued me with Thy grace
to manifest Thy Cause. Wherefore I have been
subjected to such adversities that my tongue hath
been hindered from extolling Thee and from
magnifying Thy glory.
All praise be to Thee, O my God, for the things
Thou didst ordain for me through Thy decree
and by the power of Thy sovereignty. I beseech
Thee that thou wilt fortify both myself and them
that love me in our love for Thee, and wilt keep us
firm in Thy Cause. I swear by Thy might! O my
God! Thy servant's shame is to be shut out as by a
veil from Thee, and his glory is to know Thee.
Armed with the power of Thy name nothing can
ever hurt me, and with Thy love in my heart all
the world's afflictions can in no wise alarm me.
Send down, therefore, O my Lord, upon me
and upon my loved ones that which will protect
us from the mischief of those that have repudiated
Thy truth and disbelieved in Thy signs.
Thou art, verily, the All-Glorious, the Most