Imam Ali – Kumayl Ibn Ziyad Nakhai was a confidant amongst the companions of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (as.) and this sublime Dua was first heard from the. English Arabic Chinese (Simplified) French German Greek Hindi Indonesian Italian . Imam Ali asked Kumayl to sit down, record and memorise the Dua which. Dua Kumayl (Arabic: دعاء كميل ) is a supplication famous among Shi’a for its perceived beauty And whose weapon is weeping! You can see the complete English text of Du’a Kumayl here and also here via video with English subtitle.

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I ask You by Your Truth and Your Holiness And the greatest of Your Attributes and Names, That You makest my times in the night and the day inhabited by Your remembrance, And joined to Your englixh And my works acceptable to You, So that my works and my litanies may all be a single litany And my occupation with Your service everlasting.

That You make my times in the night and the day inhabited by Your remembrance. O Allah, so accept my excuse, Have mercy upon the severity of my affliction And release me from the tightness of my fetters, My Lord, have mercy upon the weakness of my body, the thinness of my skin and the frailty of my bones.

So that I may move easily toward You in the battlefields of the foremost. Forgive every sin that I have committed and every error that I have erred O Allah! O Allah, verily I ask You with the asking of a submissive, abased and lowly man to show me forbearance, to have mercy on me. Nor it is similar to the goodness and kindness Thou hast shown to those who profess Your Unity.

Dux I have depended upon Your ancient remembrance of me and Your favour toward me. O Allah, my Master and my Lord!

How many burdensome tribulations You hast abolished! But You —holy are Your Names—hast sworn that You will fill it with the unbelievers. And over tongues voicing sincerely the profession of Your Unity and giving thanks to You in praise.

Arabic and transliteration is included in the PDF download. Their references are www. Belief in fixed predetermination suggests that a prayer cannot change God’s will, while he may grant prayers implored of Him. The heartfelt attempt to rationalize du’a suggests the importance of supplication with God to the Islamic faith.


My Lord, have mercy upon the weakness of my body, the thinness of my skin and the frailty of my bones. For it is a tribulation whose period is long, whose station endures and whose sufferers are given no respite. My God and my Lord! So I ask You by Your might not to let my evil works and acts veil my supplication from You.

Dua Kumayl / The Supplication of Kumayl

In contrast, a du’a, or mental prayer, is a ku,ayl, inward prayer often of meditation, fikr. Or how should he have hope of Your bounty in freeing him from it, while You abandonest him within it? Selections from Mafatih Al-Jinan: This personal prayer differs from the alternative liturgical prayer of salat. My God and my Lord!

For You hast decreed Your worship for Your servants And commanded them to supplicate You And assured them that they would be answered. O Allah, forgive me for every sin I have committed and sua every mistake I have made!

So Thine is the argument against me in all of that I have no argument in what Your destiny put into effect through me therein nor in what Your decree and Your tribulation imposed upon me. O Repeller of adversities! And I ask You through Your munificence to bring me near to Your proximity. Forgive my such sins as would suppress hope.

The Du’a al-Kumayl is specifically recited for “protecting against the evil duz enemies, for opening the gate of one’s daily bread and for the forgiveness of sins. Or how should its groaning encompass him, while Ennglish knowest his weakness?

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 stumblings hast Thou protected, how many of my detestable acts has Thou averted, and how many of my undeserving praises hast Thou spread abroad! Or how should the Fire cause him da while he expects Your bounty and mercy? According to Allama MajlesiKumayl ibn Ziyada confidante of Ali ibn Abi Talib had attended an assembly in the Mosque at Basra which was addressed by Imam Ali in the course of which the night of the 15th of Sha’aban a month was mentioned.


And make my tongue remember You without ceasing And my heart enthralled by Your love!

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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 armour is lamentation Dya Thou!

Widely considered a request for one’s own or a community’s well being, a du’a serves as a direct spiritual connection with God. Ali then advised Kumayl ibn Ziyad to recite this du’a on the eve of i.

Du’a Kumayl – Wikipedia

O He whose Name is a remedy, And whose remembrance is a cure, And whose obedience is wealth! O You who gave rise to my creation, to the remembrance of me, to the nurture of me, to goodness toward me and to nourishment on me.

And how can he withstand its roaring flames when Thou knowest his fraility? Other than Your acceptance of my excuse and Your entering me into the compass of Your mercy. You put into effect through me a decree in which I followed the caprice of my own soul.

Du’a Kumayl

O Thou who shall exist after the last! And by the decision which You have determined and imposed and through which You have overcome him toward whom it has been put into. My God and my Lord! You art more generous than that You shouldst squander him whom You hast nurtured, Or banish him whom You hast brought nigh, Or drive away him whom You hast given an abode Or submit to tribulation him whom You hast spared and shown mercy.

Or how should he have hope of Your bounty in freeing him from it, while You abandonest him within it?