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Al-Husayn (a.s.) Supplicates

Adapted from: "Maqtal al-Husayn; Martyrdom Epic of Imam al-Husayn (a.s.)" by: "Abd al-Razzaq al-Muqarram"

Having cast a look at the troops that resembled a torrent, al-Husayn (‘a) raised his hands to supplicate thus:

“Lord! You are my trust in every adversity, my hope in every hardship! You are to me my trust and treasure for whatever afflicts me!

How many worries have You removed and dissipated that over-burdened my heart, exhausted my plans, betrayed my friends, and elated my enemy which I complained to You, having placed my hope upon You? You are the Originator of every blessing and the ultimate end of every wish”8


8. Ibn al-Athir, Al-Kamil, Vol. 4, p. 25. Ibn ‘Asakir, Tarikh, Vol. 4, p. 233. On p. 158 of his Misbah (Indian edition), al-Kaf’ami says that the Prophet (S) had thus supplicated during the Battle of Badr. This supplication is abridged by al-Thahabi who quotes it on p. 202, Vol. 3, of his book Siyar A’lam al-Nubala’.


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