Model Prayers for the Week (Selected Prayers of Imam Zainul-Abidin)
by Al-Hajja Khurshid Khanum Qassim Ali Jairazbhoy
Bismillah, which is the creed of those who seek protection, and the motto of those who guard (against sins).
And I seek refuge in Allah, the Exalted, from the oppression of the tyrants and designs of the envious and injustice of the unjust and praise Him above the praise of all those who praise.
O Allah, Thou art the One without associate, and the King without being made a king.
Thy command is unopposed and Thy sovereignty undisputed.
I pray to Thee to bless Muhammad, Thy servant and Thy apostle, and inspire me1 with such gratitude for Thy favours as would take me to the highest of Thy pleasure and with Thy loving kindness help me to obey Thee and to fulfil the obligations of service to Thee and to deserve Thy reward.
And favour me by restraining me from acts of disobedience to Thee as long as Thou keepest me alive, and enable me to do that which would benefit me as long as Thou sparest me; and enlarge my consciousness2 with Thy Book, and remove from me the burden (from my soul) because of my reading it; and favour me by keeping safe my faith and my life; and let not those that love me be frightened of me; and complete Thy goodness during the rest of my life as Thou didst good (to me) during my past life, O most Merciful of the merciful ones.