THE NASIRI DU'A

of

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Nasir ad-Dar'i

. 1085 AH) Buried in his zawiya in Tamagurt.THE NASIRI DU'A of Shaykh Muhammad .Fatha ibn Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn al-Husayn ibn NASIR ibn 'Amr ad-DAR'I al-Aghlabi ✾ (d.

wal-amru kulluhu i layka radduhu wa bi. takh-fidu qad. and we complain to You of our weakness.duhu We have presented our affair before You. 0 You to Whose mercy one flees! You in Whom the one in need and distress seeks refuge! Yá man ilá rahmatihi-l mafar-ru wa man ilayhi yal.tha kull i man da-'áhu We seek Your help.l mulú-ku takhda.yadayka hal luhu wa 'aq.taghath-na yá mughí.hu wa yá mughí. 0 You who help the weak! You are enough for us.The Nasiri Du'a In the name of Allah. 0 Lord! bi kas. wa sallal lahu 'al á sayyidiná Muhammadi n wa áli h.'u. li -'izzi mulki -ka. Kings are humbled to the might of Your domain and You lower or elevate whomever You wish.'afa fa-hasbuná ya rabbi anta wa kafá There is nothing more majestic than Your immense power and nothing mightier than the might of Your force. the All-Merciful. and the release or conclusion of all matters is in Your hand.ja-u-l mud.tar-ru 0 Master. Compassionate May Allah bless our Master Muhammad and his family Bi smil láhi rahmáni rahim.ra man tashá wa tarfa-'u The entire affair returns to You. falá ajal-la min adhí-mi qud-ratik wa lá a-'azza min 'azí zi sat-watik. wa qad rafa'ná amraná ilayka wa qad shakawná du'faná 'al ayka 5 . You Whose pardon is near! 0 You Who help all who call on Him! wa yá qarí -ba-l 'afwi yá mawlá.tha du.

we trust in You! 0 Cave of the weak.'i-l ha. give us shelter by Your rank which is never overcome! fa-nahnu yá man mul. ánta-l ladhí nas-'a bi-bábi fad-lihi ákramu man ágh-ná bi -faydi nay. qad qalla jam. anta-l ladhí nad-'ú li-kashfi-l gha-marát anta-l ladhí narj ú li daf. 7 ánta-l ladhí tahdí ídhá dalal-ná ánta-l ladhí ta-'fú í dhá zalal-ná . úndhur ila ma massaná mi-na-l wará fa-hál uná min bayni-hi m kamá tará Our troops are few and our wealth is little.tan wa 'iddah 0 You Whose kingdom cannot be pillaged. we rely on You! il ayka yá ghaw-tha-l faqíri nas-tanid 'alayka yá kahfa da. 0 You Who know our weakness and continue to be merciful.'ífi na.sarát You have such concern for us that we cannot hope for protection which comes through any other door.'i qadruná They have weakened our solidarity and strength and diminished our numbers and our preparation. was-tad-'afúná shaw-katan wa shiddah was-tan-qasúná 'udda. fár-hamná yá man lá ya. Our power has declined among groups.'uná wa qall a waf-runá wan-hatta má bayna-l j umú. You are the One who pardons when we slip. anta-l 'iná-yatu-l latí lá nar-taj í himá-yatan min ghayri bá-bi há tají We rush to the door of Your bounty and You honour the one You enrich by Your gift.lihi You are the One Who guides when we are misguided.'tamid You are the One on Whom We call to remove our adversities.'finá wa lá ya-zálu ráhimán Look at what we have experienced from people! Our state among them is as You see. and You are the One we hope will dispel our sorrows.zálu 'ál imán bi -du.labu ludh-ná bijá-hika-l ladhí lá yugh-labu 0 Succour of the poor.Have mercy on us.kuhu lá yus.

our Lord.l wará wa lá yunádá ghay-ruhu 0 Saviour of the drowning! 0 Compassionate! 0 rescuer of the lost! 0 Gracious Bestower! yá mun-qidha-l gharqa wa yá hanná-nu yá mun-jiya-l halká wa yá manná-nu Words are lacking. 9 waq-har 'i dá-ná yá 'azízu qah. mercy and forbearance. 0 Answerer! The cure is difficult. wa qad madad-ná rabbaná-l akuf-fa wa minka rabbaná rajaw-ná-l lut-fa Be kind to us in what You decree and let us be pleased with what pleases You. 0 Mighty.rá yaf-simu hab-lahum wa yusmí dhah-rá . we have stretched out our hands and from You. with a force which disorders them and crushes them. wa si'-ta kull a má khalaqta 'i lmán wa ra-fatan wa rahmatan wa hil -mán There is no one in existence more lowly than we are nor poorer and more in need of what You have than us. wa laysa minná fí-l wujúdi ah-qaru wa lá limá 'indaka minná áf-qaru 0 you of vast kindness! 0 You Whose good encompasses all mankind and no other is called on! yá wási-'a-l í h-sáni yá man khay. Overpower our enemy. our Lord.ruhu 'amma.dili llahumma hál a-l 'usri bi -l yusri wám-dudná birí-hi nasri Give us victory over the aggressors and contain the evil among those who asked for it.'u yá qaríb To you. we hope for kindness. wáj-'al laná 'alá. fal-tuf biná fímá bihi qadayta wa raddiná bi má bihi radí-ta 0 Allah.l bu-gháti-l ghal abah wáq-sur adha sharri 'alá man tal abah. 0 Hearing.You have full knowledge of all You have created and encompassing compassion. change the state of hardship for ease and help us with the wind of victory. 0 Swift! 0 Near! dáqa nitáqu yá samí-'u yá mují b 'azza dawá-u yá sarí. wa ab.

Overturn what they desire and make their efforts fail. 0 Lord. famá rajat min khay-ri ka dhunú-nu bi -nafsi má taqúlu kun ya. 0 Lord. arrival is by You to what You have and seeking the means is by You! yá rabbi yá rabbi bika tawas.rataq 0 Lord.l 'amím Minds only hope for Your blessing by the simple fact that you say "Be" and it is. and by the might of Your help. ya rabbi yá rabbi bi-habli 'is-matik qadi-'ta-samná wa bi 'izzi nus-ratik Be for us and do not be against us. yá rabbi anta ruk.ná ídhár-tahalná wa ídhá áqam-ná .sul u limá ladayka wa bika tawas-sulu. defeat their armies and unsettle their resolve. give us security when we travel and when we remain. fakun laná wa lá takun 'alay-ná wa lá taki lna tar-fatan í lay. wá-'ki s murá-dahum wa khayyib sa'yahum wáh-zi m juyú-sha-hum wa afsid rá-yahum 0 Allah. wa 'aj -jil i ll ahumma fí-hi m ni q-matak fa-innahum lá yu-'jizzúna qud. famá átaq-ná quwwa-tan li -daf-'i wa lá.'ná híl a-tan li -naf-'i We do not aim for other than Your noble door.nuná rafí-'u yá rabbi anta hisnu-ná. 11 yá rabbi yá rabbi ánil ná-l ám.s-tata. Do not leave us to ourselves for a single instant. wa má qasadná ghayra bábi-ka-l karím wa má rajawná ghayra fad-l ika. 0 Lord.kú-nu 0 Lord. You are our impregnable fortress.ná We have no power of defence nor have we any device to bring about our benefit. Our protection is by Your love. They cannot stand before Your power. You are our high pillar of support! 0 Lord.l maní-'u 0 Lord. 0 Lord. and we do not hope for other than Your encompassing bounty. hasten Your revenge among them.

wáj-'al bi lá-daná bil á-da díni wará-hata-l muh-táji wá-l mis-kíni Give us force among the lands as well as respect. wa-jáhi qadri-l qutbi wá-l awtá-di wa-jáhi hál i-l jarsi wá-l afrá-di And the rank of the Akhyar and the rank of Nujaba' and the rank of the Abdal and the rank of the Nuqaba'. and grant it protection by the beautiful veiling wáj-'al mi na sirri-l masúni 'i zza. preserve our crops and herds.0 Lord. wa-jáhi má bihi da-'áka-l anbi yá wa-jáhi má bihi da-'áka-l awli yá And the rank of the power of the Qutb and the Awtad and the rank of the Jaras and Afrad. wa-jáhi lá ilaha i lla lla-hu wa-jáhi khayri -l khalqi yá rabbá-hu And the rank of that by which the Prophets prayed to You and the rank of that by which the Awliya' pray to you. and preserve our trade and make our numbers more! yá rabbi wah-fadh zar-'aná wa dar'aná wáh-fadh tijá. wáj-'al bi -sádin wa bi -qáfin wa bi -nún ál fa hij ábin min wará-ihá yakún By the rank of the light of Your noble Face and the rank of the secret of Your immense kingdom. qaf and nun. 0 our Lord.di saw-lah wa hur-matan wa man-'atan wa daw-l ah.raná wa.há wáj-'al mi na sitri-l jamíli hir-zahá By sad. bi-jáhi núri waj-hika-l karí-mi wa-jáhi si rri mulki-ka-l 'adhí-mi And the rank of 'la ilaha illa'llah' and the rank of the Best of Creation. impregnability and a polity.waffir j am'aná Make our land a land of the deen and repose for the needy and the poor. place a thousand veils in front of it. wáj-'al lahá bayna-l bilá. 13 wa-jáhi-l akh.yári wa jáhi nuj abá wa-jáhi-l abdáli wa jáhi nuqabá . Appoint it its might from the protected secret.

li qabúla man alghá hisá-ba-l 'ad-li Bestow on us the favour of the Generous. wan-shur 'alayná yá rahímu rahma-tak wab-sut 'alayná yá karí-mu ni 'ma. And the rank of everyone whose worth You elevated both those who are concealed and those whose renown has spread. make us stand as fuqara' before You. extend Your mercy over us and spread Your blessing over us.'aw. wa-jáhi áyáti-l ki tábi -l muh-kami wa-jáhi-l ísmi -l á'dhami-l mu-'adha. wa-jáhi kulli man rafa-'ta qad-rahu mimman satarta aw na-sharta dhik-rahu.tak Choose for us in all our words and select for us in all our actions.l hal í-mi 0 Merciful. wa khi r laná fí sá-iri -l áqwá-li wakh-tar l aná fí sa-iri-l áf-'áli 0 Lord. 15 yá rabbi waj-'al da-'baná ta.And the rank of every one worshipping and doing dhikr and the rank of everyone praising and giving thanks. wa qad da.l fad. wam-nun 'alayná mi nnata-l karí -mi wá-'tif 'al ayná 'at-fata. and show us the kindness of the Forbearing. And the ranks of the firm ayats of the Book and the rank of the Greatest Supreme Name.mi 0 Lord. 0 Lord. 0 Generous.'afá-a huqará We call to You with the supplication of the one who calls on a noble Lord who does not turn aside those who call. with the acceptance of someone who sets aside the fair reckoning. make it our habit to cling and devote ourselves to the resplendent Sunna.massu-ká bi sunnati -l gharrá-i wa ta-nassu-ká . yá rabbi yá rabbi wa qafná fuqará bayna yaday-ka du. fáq-bal du'á-aná bi-mahdi. wa-jáhi kulli 'ábi -din wa dhá-ki r wa-jáhi kulli hámidin wa shá-kir. weak and lowly.ruddu man sa'á Accept our supplication with Your pure grace.náka du'á-a man da'á rabbán karí-mán lá ya.

wa ás-l ihi llahumma hál a-l áh-l i wa yassi-ri ll ahumma j am-'a sham-li 0 Lord. wán-surhu yá dhá tawli wán-sur hizbahu wám-la bimá yur-díka 'anhu qalba-hu 0 Lord. 0 Allah. and help his party and fill his heart with what will make him pleasing to you. make us follow the road of the fortunate and make our seal the Seal of the martyrs. remedy the situation of the people and. 0 Lord! wán-haj bi ná yá rabbi nahj a su. waj-ma' laná má bayna 'ilmin wa 'amal wás-ri f il á dári-l baqá mi nna-l ámal 0 Lord. and make it end mighty as it began. and raise the minaret of its light to heaven. 17 wá-'fu wa 'áfi wákfi wágh-fir dhan. yá rabbi wán-sur dína-ná-l muhammadí waj-'al khi-táma 'izzi hi kamá budí Preserve it. through the preservation of the scholars. grant well-being. make up for our deficiency and forgive our sins and the sins of every Muslim.ha 0 Allah. yá rabbi wáf-tah fat-haka-l mubí na li -man tawalla wa á-'azza dí. make the reunification easy.Confine our manifold desires to You and grant us full and complete gnosis. wáh-fadh-hu yá rabbi bi-hifdhi. and direct our hopes to the Abiding Abode. scholars with action and people of good counsel. 0 our Lord. grant Your clear victory to the one who takes charge and empowers the Deen. waj-'al baníná fudal á a sul a-há wa 'ul amá a 'ámi-l ína nusa. help our Muhammadan deen.'adá wákh-ti m laná yá rabbi khatma shu-hadá Make our sons virtuous and righteous.ma-l ma'rifah Combine both knowledge and action for us. wah-sur laná ághrá-daná-l mukhta-l ifah fí ka wa 'arrifna tamá.na And help him.baná wa dhan-ba kul li musli -min yá rabbaná .l 'ulamá wár-fa' manára núri -hi ílá sama Pardon. 0 You Who are forbearing. 0 Lord.

wa sal li yá rabbi 'alá-l mukhtá-ri salá-taka-l kámi-lata-l miqdá-ri Your prayer is that which grant success in his business as befits his lofty worth.l ki rámi wa 'alá as-hábihi-l ghurri wa man lahum talá Praise belongs to Allah by whose praise those with an aim completely fulfil that aim.ghu dhú.l qasdi tamáma qas-dihi 19 . wa-l hamdu l illahi ladhí bi hamdihi yablu. salá-takal-lati tafí bi-ám-rihi kamá yalí. thumma 'al á-l áli.tifá-'i qad.0 Lord.qu bir. bless the Chosen one with your perfect prayer of blessing.rihi Then bless his noble family and glorious Companions and those who have followed them.

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