|Authentic Supplications of the Prophet
Supplication in the Prayer and after the Tashahud (102)
| Amongst the final things the Messenger of Allah
would say in the time period between the end of the tashahhud and
before the tasleem(120) is: 'Allãhumma
'ighfirlee mã qaddamtu wa mã 'akh-khartu, wa mã
'asrartu wa mã 'a`lantu, wa mã 'asraftu wa ma 'anta
'a`lamu bihi minnee, 'antal-muqaddimu wa 'antal-mu'akh-khiru', lã
'ilãha 'illa 'anta(121)
(120) The two salutations that
end the Muslim's prayer.
(121) O' my 'ilãh forgive
me what I have set forth, what I have delayed [yet not done], what
I have kept secret, what I have made open, what I have acted immoderately
in, and what You are more knowledgeable about than I am. You are
The Advancer and The Delayer, there is no 'ilãh except You.
Explanation: The Advancer of whatever needs to be advanced, be
it verdict or action. He advances what He pleases, and however He
pleases. That which He advances is advanced, and that which He delays
is delayed. All wisdom is in what He does; even when the wisdom
is unknown to us.
Reported by Muslim and is #85 in The Authentic of Good Sayings.
© 1993 Waleed Al-Essa
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