Dua e Kumayl Excerpt

Du’a-e Kumeyl

Supplication of Kumeyl


Du’a is an islamic meditative practice which uses the mind and tongue at the same time. Within Islam du’a is a primary practice of aligning the self with the Divine will. The Muslim negates their own desires and supplicates for Divine will alone to guide their life. Du’a focusses our thoughts and words on The Divine, helping us to lose ourselves in that Divine Reality. Some forms of Du’a may be declarations directly from the heart, many are transcribed and passed down from the Prophet and his Companions, thus becoming a part of Islamic tradition. Du’a-e Kumeyl was passed down from Imam Ali to Kumeyl Ibn Ziyad.

Beginning with the Prophet, his household was taught the practice of du’a and spiritual devotion, then in turn the great Companions were the next to learn. At the time of the Prophet and today, the role of a guide along one’s spiritual path still serves to enrich one’s spiritual life. For it is the duty of all possessing the knowledge to pass it on, thus supplications were recorded for annual public occasions and inward prayer alike.

The role of Du’a is to form an intimate relationship with God through learning his will, supplication, recitation of the Qur’an and spiritual devotion.’

Allahumma sali ‘ala Muhammadin wa aali Muhammad


Oh Allah bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad

In the name of The Divine, All-Embracing Mercy, All-Embracing Compassion

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْألُكَ بِرَحْمَتِكَ الَّتِي وَسِعَتْ كُلَّ شَيٍْء

allahumma inni asaaluka birahmatikallati wasi’at kulla shay

O Allah, I ask You by Your mercy, which embraces all things

وَبِقُوَّتِكَ الَّتِي قَهَرْتَ بِهَا كُلَّ شَيٍْء

wa biquwatikallati qaharta biha kulla shay

And by Your strength, through which You rule all things

وَخَضَعَ لَهَا كُلُّ شَيٍْء

wa khadha’a laha kullu shay

And toward which all things are humble

وَذَلَّ لَهَا كُلُّ شَيٍْء

wa dhalla laha kullu shay

And before which all things are ordinary

وَبِجَبرُوتِكَ الَّتِي غَلَبْتَ بِهَا كُلَّ شَيٍْء

wa bijabarutikallati ghalabta biha kulla shay

And by Your invincibility through which You overwhelm all things

وَبِعِزَّتِكَ الَّتِي لا يَقُومُ لَهَا شَيْءٌ

wa bi’izzatikallati la yaqumu laha shay

And by Your might, which nothing can resist

وَبِعَظَمَتِكَ الَّتِي مَلأَتْ كُلَّ شَيٍْء

wa bi’azhamatikallati mala-at kulla shay

And by Your tremendousness, which has filled all things

وَبِسُلْطَانِكَ الَّذِي عَلاَ كُلَّ شَيٍْء

wa bisultaanikalladhi ‘ala kulla shay

by Your force, which towers over all things

وَبِوَجْهِكَ الْبَاقِي بَعْدَ فَنَاءِ كُلِّ شَيٍْء

wa biwajhikal baqi ba’da fana-i kulla shay

And by Your face, which subsists after the cessation of all things

وَبِأَسْمَائِكَ الَّتِي مَلأَتْ أَرْكَانَ كُلِّ شَيٍْء

wa bi-asma-ikallati malat arkaana kulla shay

And by Your Qualities, which fill the foundations of all things

وَبِعِلْمِكَ الَّذِي أَحَاطَ بِكُلِّ شَيٍْء

wa bi’ilmikalladhi ahata bikulla shay

And by Your knowledge, which encompasses all things

وَبِنُورِ وَجْهِكَ الَّذِي أَضَاءَ لَهُ كُلُّ شَيٍْء

wa binuri wajhikalladhi adha-a lahu kullu shay

And by the light of Your face, through which all things are illuminated!

يَا نُورُ يَا قُدُّوسُ

ya nuru ya quddus

O Light! O All-holy!

يَا أَوَّلَ الأَوَّلِينَ

ya awwalal awwalin

O First of those who are first

وَيَا آخِرَ الآخِرِينَ

wa ya aakhiral aakhirin

And O Last of those who are last!

اللَّهُمَ اغْفِرْ لِي الذُّنُوبَ الَّتِي تَهتِكُ الْعِصَمَ

allahummaghfir liyadhdhunuballati tahtikul’isam

O Allah, forgive me for those of my wrong doings which tear apart safeguards!

اللَّهُمَ اغْفِرْ لِي الذُّنُوبَ الَّتِي تُنْزِلُ النِّقَمَ

allahummaghfir liyadhdhunuballati tunzilunniqam

O Allah, forgive me for those wrong doings which cause adversities!

اللَّهُمَ اغْفِرْ لِي الذُّنُوبَ الَّتِي تُغيِّرُ النِّعَمَ

allahummaghfir liyadhdhunuballati tughyirunni’am

O Allah, forgive me for those wrong doings which alter blessings!

اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي الذُّنُوبَ الَّتِي تَحْبِسُ الدُّعَاءَ

allahummaghfir liyadhdhunuballati tahbisuddu’a

O Allah forgive me for those wrong doings which hold back supplication!

اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي الذُّنُوبَ الَّتِي تَقْطَعُ الرََّّجَاءَ

allahummaghfir liyadhdhunuballati taqta’urraj’a

O Allah forgive me for those wrong doings which cut down hope!

اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي الذُّنُوبَ الَّتِي تُنْزِلُ البَلاءَ

allahummaghfir liyadhdhunuballati tunzilulbala

O Allah, forgive me for those wrong doings which cause tribulation!

اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي كُلَّ ذَنْبٍ أَذْنَبْتُهُ وَكُلَّ خَطِيئَةٍ أَخْطَأْتُهَا

allahummaghfir liya kulla dhambin adhnabtuhu wa kulla khatiyatin akhtatuha

O Allah, forgive me for every wrong doing I have committed and for every mistake I have made!

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَتَقَرَّبُ إِلَيْكَ بِذِكْرِكَ

allahumma inni ataqarrabu ilayka bidhikrik

O Allah, verily I seek nearness to You through remembrance of You,

وَأَسْتَشْفِعُ بِكَ إِلَي نَفْسِكَ

wa astashfiu’ bika ila nafsik

And I seek intercession from You with Yourself

وَأَسْألُكَ بِجُودِكَ أَن تُدْنِيَنِي مِن قُرْبِكَ

wa asaaluka bijudika an tudniyani min qurbik

And I ask You through Your munificence to bring me near to Your proximity

وَأَن تُوزِعَنِي شُكْرَكَ

wa an tuzi’ani shukrak

And to provide me with gratitude towards You

وَأَن تُلْهِمَنِي ذِكْرَكَ

wa an tulhimani dhikrak

And to inspire me with Your remembrance.

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