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’A‘ûdhu billâhis-Samî‘il-‘Alîm, minash-shayṭânnir-rajîm, min hamzihî wa nafkhihî, wa nafthihî. I seek refuge in Allâh, the All Hearing, the All Knowing, from Satan the accursed; from his evil suggestion, arrogance and voice (poetry). 2.

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Bismillâh-hir-Raḥmân-nir-Raḥîm. In the Name of Allâh, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.


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Mâliki yawmiddîn. ’Iyyâka na‘budu wa ’iyyâka nasta‘în. ’Ihdinaṣ-ṣirâṭal-mustaqîm. Ṣirâṭalladhîna ’an‘amta ‘alayhim, ghayril-maghdhûbi ‘alaihim, waladh-dhâl-lîn. ’Âmîn. In the Name of Allâh, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful. All praises and thanks be to Allâh, the Lord of the worlds. The Entirely


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Merciful, the Especially Merciful. Owner of the Day of Recompense. You alone we worship and You alone we ask for help. Guide us to the straight path. The path of those upon whom You have bestowed Your favours, not of those who have evoked (Your) anger, nor of those who have gone astray.1 4.

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Bismillâh-hir-Raḥmân-nir-Raḥîm. Qul Huwallâhu ’Aḥad. Allâhuṣ-Ṣamad. Lam yalid wa lam yûlad, Wa lam yakul-lahu kufuwan ’Aḥad. 1

[Sûrah al-Fâtiḥah 1:1-7]


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In the Name of Allâh, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful. Say: “He is Allâh, the One, Allâh, the Self Sufficient. He neither begets nor is He born; Nor is there to Him any equivalent.”1 5.

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[Sûrah al-’Ikhlâṣ 112:1-4]

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Allâhu lâ ’ilâha ’illâ Huwal-Ḥayyul-Qayyûm; Lâ ta’ khudhuhû sinatun wa lâ nawm; Lahû mâ fis-samâwâti wa mâ fil-’ardh; Man dhal-ladhî yashfau‘ ‘indahû ’illâ bi-’idhnihi; Ya‘lamu mâ bayna ’aydîhim wa mâ khalfahum; Wa lâ yuḥîṭûna bi-shay’in min ‘ilmihî ’illâ bimâ shâa’; Wasia‘ kursî-yuhus-samâwâti wal-’ardh; Wa lâ ya’ûduhû ḥifẓuhumâ; Wa Huwal-‘Alîyyul-‘Aẓîm. Allâh – There is none worthy of worship in truth except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of (all) existence. Neither drowsiness overtakes Him nor sleep. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is it that can intercede with Him except by His permission? He knows what is (presently) before them and what will be after them. And


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they encompass not a thing of His knowledge except for what He wills. His Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth. And their preservation tires Him not. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.1 6.

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[Sûrah al-Baqarah 2:255]

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Qulil-lâhumma Mâlikal-Mulki tu’til-mulka man tashâ’u wa tanzi‘ul-mulka mimman tashâ’u, wa tu‘izzu man tashâ’u, wa tudhillu man tashâ’u, bi-yadikal-khayru, ’innaka ‘alâ kulli shay’in qadîr. Tûlijul-layla fin-nahâri wa tûlijun-nahâra fil-layli, wa tukhrijul-ḥayya minal-mayyiti wa tukhrijul-mayyita minal-ḥayyî, wa tarzuqu man tashâ’u bi-ghayri ḥisâb. Say (O’ Muḥammad ): O’ Allâh! Owner of Sovereignty, You give sovereignty to whom You will and You take sovereignty away from whom You will. You honour whom You will, and You humble whom You will. In Your Hand is (all) good. Indeed You are over all things competent. You cause the night to enter the day and You cause the day to enter the night; and You bring


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the living out of the dead, and You bring the dead out of the living; and You give provision to whom You will without account.1 7.

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Sabbaḥa lillâhi mâ fis-samâwâti wal-’ardhi, wa Huwal-‘Azîzul-Ḥakîm. Lahû mulkus-samâwâti wal-’ardhi, yuḥyî wa yumîtu, wa Huwa ‘alâ kulli shay’in qadîr. Huwal-’Awwalu wal-’Âkhiru, waẓẒâhiru, wal-Bâṭinu, wa Huwa bi-kulli shay’in ‘Alîm. 1

[Sûrah Âli-‘Imrân 3:26,27]


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Whatever is in the heavens and the earth exalts Allâh and He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise. His is the dominion of the heavens and the earth. He gives life and causes death, and He is over all things competent. He is the First (nothing is before Him) and the Last (nothing is after Him), the Most High (nothing is above Him) and the Most Near (nothing is nearer than Him by way of His knowledge) and He is, of all things, Knowing.1 8.

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[Sûrah al-Ḥadîd 57:1-3]


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Huwallâhul-ladhî lâ ’ilâha ’illâ Huwa, ‘ÂlimulGhaybi wash-shahâdati, Huwar-RaḥmânurRaḥîm. Huwallâhul-ladhî lâ ’ilâha ’illâ HuwalMalikul-Quddûsus-Salâmul-Mu’minulMuhayminul-‘Azîzul-Jabbârul-Mutakabbir. Subḥânallâhi ‘ammâ yushrikûn. HuwallâhulKhâliqul-Bâri’ul-Muṣawwiru, lahul-’asmâ’ulḥusnâ, yusabbiḥu lahû mâ fis-samâwâti wal’ardh, wa Huwal-‘Azîzul-Ḥakîm.


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He is Allâh, other than Whom there is no deity, Knower of the unseen and the witnessed. He is the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful. He is Allâh, other than Whom there is no deity, the Sovereign, the Pure, the Perfection, the Bestower of Faith, the Overseer, the Exalted in Might, the Compeller, the Superior. Exalted is Allâh above whatever they associate with Him. He is Allâh, the Creator, the Inventor, the Fashioner; to Him belong the best names. Whatever is in the heavens and earth is exalting Him. And He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.1

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[Sûrah al-Ḥashr 59:22-24]


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‫ﻟﹶﻪ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ﻠﹾﻚ‬‫ ﺍﻟﹾﻤ‬‫ ﻟﹶﻪ‬،‫ ﻟﹶﻪ‬‫ﺮﹺﻳﻚ‬‫ ﻻﹶ ﺷ‬‫ﻩ‬‫ﺪ‬‫ﺣ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ ﺇﹺ ﱠﻻ ﺍﻟﻠﱠﻪ‬‫ﻻﹶ ﺇﹺﻟﹶﻪ‬ ،ِ‫ﺤﺎﻥﹶ ﺍﷲ‬‫ـﺒ‬‫ ﺳ‬،‫ﻳﺮ‬‫ﺀٍ ﻗﹶﺪ‬‫ﻲ‬‫ﻠﹶﻰ ﻛﹸﻞﱢ ﺷ‬‫ ﻋ‬‫ﻮ‬‫ﻫ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ﺪ‬‫ﻤ‬‫ﺍﻟﹾﺤ‬

‫ﻮﻝﹶ‬‫ﻻ ﺣ‬‫ ﻭ‬،‫ﺮ‬‫ ﺇﻻﹼ ﺍﷲُ ﻭﺍﷲُ ﺃﻛﺒ‬‫ ﻭﻻﹶ ﺇﻟﻪ‬،‫ ﷲ‬‫ـﺪ‬‫ﻭﺍﳊﻤ‬ .‫ﻲ ﺍﻟﻌﻈﻴﻢ‬ ‫ ﺍﻟﻌﻠ‬‫ﺓﹶ ﺇ ﹼﻻ ﺑﺎﻟ ﹼﻠﻪ‬‫ﻻﹶ ﻗﹸﻮ‬‫ﻭ‬

Lâ ’ilâha ’illallâhu, waḥdahu lâ sharîka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-ḥamdu, wa Huwa ‘alâ kulli shay’in qadîr. Subḥânallâh, wal-ḥamdu lillâh, wa lâ ’ilâha ’illallâhu wallâhu ’Akbar, wa lâ ḥawla wa lâ qûwwata ’illâ billâhil-‘Alîyil‘Aẓîm. There is none worthy of worship in truth but Allâh alone, Who has no partners. To Him belongs the dominion, and to Him is all praise, and He is over all things competent. How perfect Allâh is, and all praise is for Allâh and


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there is none worthy of worship in truth but Allâh, Allâh is the Greatest and there is no power nor might except by Allâh, the Most High, the Great.1 10.

‫ﻟﹶﻪ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ﻠﹾﻚ‬‫ ﺍﻟﹾﻤ‬‫ ﻟﹶﻪ‬،‫ ﻟﹶﻪ‬‫ﺮﹺﻳﻚ‬‫ ﻻﹶ ﺷ‬‫ﻩ‬‫ﺪ‬‫ﺣ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ ﺇﹺ ﱠﻻ ﺍﻟﻠﱠﻪ‬‫ﻻﹶ ﺇﹺﻟﹶﻪ‬

‫ﺓﹶ‬‫ﻻ ﻗﹸﻮ‬‫ﻝﹶ ﻭ‬‫ﻮ‬‫ ﻻﹶ ﺣ‬.‫ﻳﺮ‬‫ﺀٍ ﻗﹶﺪ‬‫ﻲ‬‫ﻠﹶﻰ ﻛﹸﻞﱢ ﺷ‬‫ ﻋ‬‫ﻮ‬‫ﻫ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ﺪ‬‫ﻤ‬‫ﺍﻟﹾﺤ‬ ‫ﺔﹸ‬‫ﻤ‬‫ﻌ‬‫ ﺍﻟﻨ‬‫ ﻟﹶﻪ‬،‫ﺎﻩ‬‫ ﺇﹺﻻﱠ ﺇﹺﻳ‬‫ﺪ‬‫ﺒ‬‫ﻌ‬‫ﻻﹶ ﻧ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ ﺇﹺﻻﱠ ﺍﻟ ﱠﻠﻪ‬‫ ﻻﹶ ﺇﹺﻟﹶﻪ‬،‫ﺇﹺﻟﱠﺎ ﺑﹺﺎﻟ ﱠﻠﻪ‬ ‫ ﺇﹺﻻﱠ ﺍﻟﻠﱠﻪ‬‫ ﻻﹶ ﺇﹺﻟﹶﻪ‬،‫ﻦ‬‫ﺴ‬‫ﺎﺀُ ﺍﻟﹾﺤ‬‫ ﺍﻟﺜﱠﻨ‬‫ﻟﹶﻪ‬‫ﻞﹸ ﻭ‬‫ ﺍﻟﹾﻔﹶﻀ‬‫ﻟﹶﻪ‬‫ﻭ‬ .‫ﻭﻥﹶ‬‫ﺮ‬‫ ﺍﻟﹾﻜﹶﺎﻓ‬‫ ﻛﹶﺮﹺﻩ‬‫ﻟﹶﻮ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ﻳﻦ‬‫ ﺍﻟﺪ‬‫ ﻟﹶﻪ‬‫ﲔ‬‫ﺼ‬‫ﻠ‬‫ﺨ‬‫ﻣ‬

Lâ ’ilâha ’illallâhu waḥdahu lâ sharîka lahu; lahul-mulku wa lahul-ḥamdu, wa Huwa ‘alâ kulli shay’in qadîr; lâ ḥawla wa lâ qûwwata ’illâ billâh; lâ ’ilâha ’illallâhu, wa lâ na‘budu ’illâ 1

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’îyyâhu, lahun-ni‘matu wa lahul-fadhlu wa lahuth-thanâ’ul-ḥasanu, lâ ’ilâha ’illallâhu mukhliṣîna lahud-dîna wa law karihal-kâfirûn. There is none worthy of worship in truth but Allâh alone, Who has no partners. To Him belongs the dominion, and to Him is all praise, and He is capable of everything. There is no might nor power except by Allâh. There is none worthy of worship in truth but Allâh, and we worship none except Him. For Him is all favour, grace, and glorious praise. There is none worthy of worship in truth but Allâh, and we are sincere in faith and devotion to Him although the disbelievers detest it.1 1

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‫ ﻻﹶ ﺇﹺﻟﹶﻪ‬‫ ﺍﻟﻠﱠﻪ‬‫ﺖ‬‫ ﺃﹶﻧ‬‫ﻚ‬‫ ﺃﹶﻧ‬‫ﺪ‬‫ﻬ‬‫ﻲ ﺃﹶﺷ‬‫ ﺑﹺﺄﹶﻧ‬‫ﺄﹶﻟﹸﻚ‬‫ﻲ ﺃﹶﺳ‬‫ﻢ ﺇﹺﻧ‬ ‫ﺍﻟ ﱠﻠﻬ‬ ‫ﻟﹶﻢ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ﻮﻟﹶﺪ‬‫ ﻳ‬‫ﻟﹶﻢ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ﺪ‬‫ﻠ‬‫ ﻳ‬‫ﻱ ﻟﹶﻢ‬‫ ﺍﻟﱠﺬ‬‫ﺪ‬‫ﻤ‬‫ ﺍﻟﺼ‬‫ﺪ‬‫ ﺍﻷَﺣ‬‫ﺖ‬‫ﺇﹺﻻﱠ ﺃﹶﻧ‬

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Allâhumma ’innî ’as’aluka bi-’annî ’ash-hadu ’annaka ’Antallâhu, lâ ’ilâha ’illâ ’Antal-’AḥaduṣṢamadul-ladhî, lam yalid wa lam yûlad, wa lam yakullahu kufuwan ’Aḥad. O’ Allâh! Indeed I ask you, because I testify that You are Allâh; there is no (true) god but You, the One, the Self Sufficient. He neither begets nor is He born; Nor is there to Him any equivalent.1

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Lâ ’ilâha ’illa ’Anta Subḥânaka ’innî kuntu minaẓ-ẓâlimîn. There is no deity except You, Glorified are You (above all the evil they associate with You). Indeed, I have been of the wrongdoers.1 13.

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Huwa Mawlâkum, fa ni‘mal-Mawlâ wa ni‘manNaṣîr. He is your Protector (Patron, Lord), what an excellent Protector, what an excellent Helper!1 1

[Sûrah al-’Anbiyyâ’ 21: from verse 87]


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! ‫ﺍﻡﹺ‬‫ﺍﻹِﻛﹾﺮ‬‫ﺎ ﺫﹶﺍ ﺍﳉﹶﻼﹶﻝﹺ ﻭ‬‫ﻳ‬

Yâ Dhal-Jalâli wal-’Ikrâm! O’ Possessor of Greatness and Honour!2 2. PRAYERS FOR OUR PROPHET  15.

‫ﺖ‬‫ﻠﱠﻴ‬‫ﺎ ﺻ‬‫ ﻛﹶﻤ‬‫ﺪ‬‫ﻤ‬‫ﺤ‬‫ﻠﹶﻰ ﺁﻝﹺ ﻣ‬‫ﻋ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ﺪ‬‫ﻤ‬‫ﺤ‬‫ﻠﹶﻰ ﻣ‬‫ ﱢﻞ ﻋ‬‫ ﺻ‬‫ﻢ‬‫ﺍﻟ ﱠﻠﻬ‬ ‫ﻢ‬‫ ﺍﻟﻠﱠﻬ‬.‫ﺠﹺﻴﺪ‬‫ ﻣ‬‫ﻴﺪ‬‫ﻤ‬‫ ﺣ‬‫ﻚ‬‫ ﺇﹺﻧ‬‫ﻴﻢ‬‫ﺍﻫ‬‫ﺮ‬‫ﻠﹶﻰ ﺁﻝﹺ ﺇﹺﺑ‬‫ﻋ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ﻴﻢ‬‫ﺍﻫ‬‫ﺮ‬‫ﻠﹶﻰ ﺇﹺﺑ‬‫ﻋ‬ ‫ﻠﹶﻰ‬‫ ﻋ‬‫ﺭﻛﹾﺖ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﺎ ﺑ‬‫ ﻛﹶﻤ‬‫ﺪ‬‫ﻤ‬‫ﺤ‬‫ﻠﹶﻰ ﺁﻝﹺ ﻣ‬‫ﻋ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ﺪ‬‫ﻤ‬‫ﺤ‬‫ﻠﹶﻰ ﻣ‬‫ ﻋ‬‫ﺎﺭﹺﻙ‬‫ﺑ‬

.‫ﺠﹺﻴﺪ‬‫ ﻣ‬‫ﻴﺪ‬‫ﻤ‬‫ ﺣ‬‫ﻚ‬‫ ﺇﹺﻧ‬‫ﻴﻢ‬‫ﺍﻫ‬‫ﺮ‬‫ﻠﹶﻰ ﺁﻝﹺ ﺇﹺﺑ‬‫ﻋ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ﻴﻢ‬‫ﺍﻫ‬‫ﺮ‬‫ﺇﹺﺑ‬

Allâhumma ṣalli ‘alâ Muḥammadin wa ‘alâ ’âli Muḥammadin kamâ ṣallayta ‘alâ ’Ibrâhîma wa ‘alâ ’âli ’Ibrâhîma ’innaka Ḥamîdun-Majîd. Allâhumma bârik ‘alâ Muḥammadin wa ‘alâ ’âli 1 2

[Sûrah al-Ḥajj 22:78] [at-Tirmidhî, ’Aḥmad]


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Muḥammadin kamâ bârakta ‘alâ ’Ibrâhîma wa ‘alâ ’âli ’Ibrâhîma ’innaka Ḥamîdun-Majîd. O’ Allâh! Send prayers upon Muḥammad and on the family of Muḥammad just as You sent prayers upon ’Ibrâhîm and the family of ’Ibrâhîm. Indeed You are Praiseworthy and Most Glorious. O’ Allâh! Send blessings upon Muḥammad and upon the family of Muḥammad, just as You sent blessings upon ’Ibrâhîm and the family of ’Ibrâhîm. Indeed You are Praiseworthy and Most Glorious.1

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