Muslim Peace Fellowship
9/11/02 Reflections


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from the famous collection of du`as al-Hisn al-Hasin ("The Mighty Fortress")

by Muhammad al-Jazri, may Allah be pleased with him

Completed during the siege of Damascus 20 Dhul Hijjah 791 / 9 December 1389
Prayers for the Consequences
of September 11th, 2001

O Allah, unite our hearts and set aright our mutual affairs, guide us in the path of peace.

Liberate us from darkness by Your light, save us from enormities whether open or hidden.

Bless us in our ears, eyes, hearts, spouses, and children.

Turn to us; truly you are Oft-Returning, Most Merciful.

Make us grateful for Your bounty and full of praise for it, so that we may continue to receive it
and complete Your blessings upon us. 

Allâhumma allif bayna qulûbinâ wa aslih dhâta baynina wahdinâ subûl as-salâm 

wa najjinâ min az-zulumâti ilan-nûri wa janibnâ al-fawâhisha mâ zahara minhâ wa mâ batana

wa bârik lanâ fî asmâ`inâ wa absârinâ wa qulûbinâ wa azwâjinâ wa dhurriyâtinâ
wa tub `alaynâ innaka antat-tawwâb ur-rahîm

waj`alnâ shâkirîna li ni`matika muthnîna bihâ qâbilîhâ

wa atimmahâ `alaynâ


O Allah, I beg of you pardon and safety.

Allâhumma inni as'aluk al-af` wal-`âfiyah 

O Allah, I beg of You useful knowledge and acceptable deeds.

Allâhumma inni as'aluka `ilman nâfi`an wa `amalan mutaqabbala 

O Allah, impart to our earth its blessings, its embellishment, and its repose.

Allâhumma da` fî ardinâ barakâtahâ wa zînatahâ wa sakânahâ 


O Allah, Your forgiveness is vaster than my sins and Your compassion is more promising than my actions.

Allâhumma maghfiratuka awsa`u min dhunûbi wa rahmatuka arjâ `indî min `amalî 

O Allah, make me patient and grateful to You

and make me look small in my own eyes and great in the sight of others. 

Allâhumm aj`alnî sabûran waj`alnî shakûran waj`alnî fî `aynî saghîran wa fî `ayûnin-nâsi kabîra


I invoke the perfect words of Allah from which neither a good person nor a bad one can escape

for protection against any evil that may come down from the sky or rise up to it

and any evil that may be planted in the earth or spring forth from it

against the evil of the tests of the night and the tests of the day

and the evil of the happenings of night and day save only the happening that brings good

O Most Beneficent One! 

A`ûdhi bi-kalimâti Llâhi tammat illati la yajawizuhunna barrun wa la fâjir

min sharri ma yanzilu min as-samâ'i wa mâ ya`ruju fîhâ

wa min sharri mâ dharâ'a fil-ardi wa mâ yakhruju minhâ

wa min sharri fitan il-layli wa fitan in-nahâr

wa min sharri tawâriq il-layli wan-nahâri illâ târiqan yatruqu bi-khayr

ya rahmân 

Amin, O Remover of Difficulties!

These prayers have been compiled by
the Muslim Peace Fellowship as we reflect on events one year after September 11th, as we pray and act for peace & justice.

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