Al-Hasan Al-Basry’s Askings for Forgiveness

Thusday

O Lord, I beg You to forgive every sin that desecrates what You purified of me, or exposes what You concealed about me, or uglifies what You beautified in me,…so please O Lord, send prayers, greetings and blessings upon Sayyidina Mohammed and the family of Sayyidina Mohammed and forgive him, O Best Forgiver.

O Lord, I beg You to forgive every sin through which Your pledge is not attained, and Your anger is not avoided, and Your Mercy does not pour, and Your favors do not last,…so please O Lord, send prayers, greetings and blessings upon Sayyidina Mohammed and the family of Sayyidina Mohammed and forgive him, O Best Forgiver.

O Lord, I beg You to forgive every sin through which Your pledge is not attained, and Your anger is not avoided, and Your Mercy does not pour, and Your favors do not last,…so please O Lord, send prayers, greetings and blessings upon Sayyidina Mohammed and the family of Sayyidina Mohammed and forgive him, O Best Forgiver.

O Lord, I beg You to forgive every sin that brings ignoring Your mention (zikr) or is followed by neglect to Your warning, or increase in feeling secure from Your plotting, or brings loss of hope for Your Graces,…so please O Lord, send prayers, greetings and blessings upon Sayyidina Mohammed and the family of Sayyidina Mohammed and forgive him, O Best Forgiver.

O Lord, I beg You to forgive every sin that I committed because of my blaming You for the delay in sustenance, and my complaining and resenting, and my inclination to Your people by humbling myself and pleading to them, while You made me hear You saying in Your clear and precise Book: “yet they did not humble themselves to their Lord, nor did they devote themselves to prayer (23:76),…so please O Lord, send prayers, greetings and blessings upon Sayyidina Mohammed and the family of Sayyidina Mohammed and forgive him, O Best Forgiver.

O Lord, I beg You to forgive every sin I committed because of a hardship during which I asked for aid and begged for help from someone else, and sought the support of one of Your people,…so please O Lord, send prayers, greetings and blessings upon Sayyidina Mohammed and the family of Sayyidina Mohammed and forgive him, O Best Forgiver.

O Lord, I beg You to forgive every sin I committed because of my fear of someone else, or which caused me to plead for someone else, or lured me to greed for what someone else has, so I preferred to obey him and disobey You, to obtain what he has, despite knowing my need for and dependence on You,…so please O Lord, send prayers, greetings and blessings upon Sayyidina Mohammed and the family of Sayyidina Mohammed and forgive him, O Best Forgiver.

O Lord, I beg You to forgive every sin my inner self set me up to, and belittled and diminished it till it entangled me with it,…so please O Lord, send prayers, greetings and blessings upon Sayyidina Mohammed and the family of Sayyidina Mohammed and forgive him, O Best Forgiver.

O Lord, I beg You to forgive every sin Your Pen destined and Your knowledge encompassed till the end of my time, and for all my sins, my first and last, my deliberate and my unintentional, their few and their plenty, their minute and their gross, the old and the new, the secret and the overt, and what I am guilty of for all my life,…so please O Lord, send prayers, greetings and blessings upon Sayyidina Mohammed and the family of Sayyidina Mohammed and forgive him, O Best Forgiver.

O Lord, I beg You to forgive every one of my sins, and I beg You to forgive every injustice I brought on any person, for I owe Your people a lot of dues and injustices for which I am accountable. O Lord, if they are many, they belittle in front of Your Pardon.

O Lord, and if I owe any of Your people any injustice I forced upon them whether in their property or money or honor or body, whether dead or absent or present, and he came asking for his right and I could not return it and was not pardoned by him, I ask You by Your Generosity and Grace and by the expanse of what You have to repay them back on my behalf, and don’t make me owe anything that will reduce my deeds; for You have what satisfies them and I do not; and do not make their injustices overcome my good deeds on judgement day,…so please O Lord, send prayers, greetings and blessings upon Sayyidina Mohammed and the family of Sayyidina Mohammed and forgive him, O Best Forgiver.

O Lord, I beg for Your Forgiveness in this time for myself, my parents and all the believers, men and women, the living of them and the dead, for You are our only support till eternity; and please forgive us what has and will occur till judgement day, “And their final prayer will be: ‘Praise be to God, Lord of the Worlds’.” (10:10)

I beg for the forgiveness of The Lord, whom there is no God except Him, The Living, The Eternal, and I repent to Him a repentance that increases with every eye blink, and with every breath, a hundred thousand times, that lasts with the lasting of The Lord who is Everlasting, without termination or end, for eternal ever. Begging You to accept, O He, O whom there is no God save He.

O Lord, please send prayers upon Sayyidina Mohammed and the family of Sayyidina Mohammed and send abundant peace and greetings, prayers that continue as long as You, and last as long as You, and which never end without Your knowledge; prayers that satisfy You and gratify him, and through which You are pleased with me, O Lord of all worlds, and thanks and gratitude to the Lord for this. “Exalted is your Lord, the Lord of Might, above what they describe. And peace upon the messengers. And praise to Allah, Lord of all worlds.” [37:180-182]

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