Model Prayers for the Week (Selected Prayers of Imam Zainul-Abidin)

by Al-Hajja Khurshid Khanum Qassim Ali Jairazbhoy

For Tuesday

Praise be to God—and praise is His due, as He deserves it—abundant praise.

I betake myself to Him for refuge from the evil of my personal self, for verily man’s self is wont to command evil except such as my Lord has had mercy on1.

And I betake myself to Him for refuge from the mischief of Satan who adds for me sin upon sin; and I guard myself through Him from every wicked tyrant and oppressive king and overpowering enemy.

O Allah! Let me be of Thy host, for verily Thy host is victorious, and let me be of Thy party for verily Thy party is the successful one, and make me one of Thy friends, for surely Thy friends have no fear nor shall they grieve.

O Allah! Reform my faith for me, for verily it is the safeguard of my affair, and set right for me my hereafter, for certainly it will be my place of rest and my retreat from the approach of the wicked.

And let my life be an enhancement of every good to me, and my death a comfort to me from every evil.

O Allah, bless Muhammad, the last of the Prophets, the unit which finished the number of the sent ones; and his Al, the pure, the holy, and his chosen companions; and in this third day of the week, grant me three things, that is, leave me with no sin unforgiven, and no sorrow unremoved and no enemy unrepulsed by Thee.

With the name of Allah, the best of the names with the names of Allah, the Lord of the earth and the heaven, I seek the driving away of every disaster, the first of which is His displeasure; and desire to achieve every good, the foremost of which is His pleasure. Therefore, let my existence end in Thy pardon, O Lord of goodness.


  1. The Holy Quran, 12:53.