Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Episode 22: Your Perfect Light | Prayers of the Pious

This episode walks us through the beautiful nightly prayer of Ali ibn Abi Talib and the beauty of praising Allah.

[ Day 22 Du’a ]

تَمَّ نُورُكَ فَهَدَيْتَ فَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ , عَظُمَ حِلْمُكَ فَعَفَوْتَ ، فَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ , وَبَسَطْتَ يَدَكَ فَأَعْطَيْتَ فَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ , رَبَّنَا وَجْهُكَ أَكْرَمُ الْوُجُوهِ ، وَجَاهُكَ خَيْرُ الْجَاهِ ، وَعَطِيَّتُكَ أَفْضَلُ الْعَطِيَّةِ وَأَهْنَأُهَا ، تُطَاعُ رَبَّنَا فَتَشْكُرُ ، وَتُعْصَى رَبَّنَا فَتَغْفِرُ لِمَنْ شِئْتَ ، تُجِيبُ الْمُضْطَرَّ ، وَتَكْشِفُ الضُّرَّ ، وَتَشْفِي السَّقِيمَ ، وَتُنْجِي مِنَ الْكَرْبِ ، وَتَقْبَلُ التَّوْبَةَ ، وَتَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ ، لا يَجْزِي بِآلائِكَ وَلا يُحْصِي نَعْمَاءَكَ قَوْلُ قَائِلٍ

“Your light was complete, so You guided; all praise is to You. Your forbearance was great, so You forgave; all praise is to You. You held out Your Hand, so You gave; all praise is to You. Our Lord, Your face is the noblest of faces, Your prestige is the greatest prestige, and Your gifts are the best of gifts and the most wonderful. Our Lord, You are obeyed and You show appreciation. You are disobeyed, Our Lord, yet you pardon whomever. You respond to one in hardship and you remove harm. You heal the sick. You deliver from difficulty. You accept repentance. You forgive sins. The word of no one can compensate for your bounties, nor count the praises You deserve.”

Omar Suleiman

PRESIDENT | Imam Omar Suleiman is the Founder and President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, and an Adjunct Professor of Islamic Studies in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program at Southern Methodist University.