O Allah, I ask You through the abundant grace of Bismillāhi Rahmāni Rahīm…and I ask You through the majesty and the praise of Bismillāhi Rahmāni Rahīm…and I ask You through the reverence of Bismillāhi Rahmāni Rahīm…and I ask You through the sanctity of Bismillāhi Rahmāni Rahīm. And through the power and the sovereignty and the greatness of Bismillāhi Rahmāni Rahīm, and through the exaltedness and the strength and the potence of Bismillāhi Rahmāni Rahīm – I ask You in the name of all these to raise me in Your estimation through the secret of Bismillāhi Rahmāni Rahīm.
Make light the matter that troubles me and comfort and console me when I am shattered and weak. Remove my poverty and grant me a long life with health and wellbeing. Grant this to me through Your abundant Grace, Your Generosity, and Your Greatness, O You who are Kāf Hā Yā ‘Ayn Sād; Hā Mīm ‘Ayn Sīn Qāf; Alif Lām Mīm; Alif Lām Mīm Rā; Alif Lām Mīm Sād. Grant me (all that I ask of You) through the secret of the Great Name.
Allah…there is no god but He; the One who is alive, the Eternal, the Sublime, the Great, the Possessor of Majesty and Honour. I ask You through the Majesty of Your Reverence and the Glory of Your Power; I ask You through the Immensity of Your Greatness and the Sovereignty of Your Power, to place me amongst those who have no fear and who do not grieve. I ask You through the Beauty of Your Splendor and the Radiance of Your Noble Face to cause me to enter – through Your Mercy – the blessed garden…O Lord of the entire created order.
O Allah, I ask you through the great secret that resides in all that have been mentioned before, to satisfy all my needs and my yearnings and to purify me from all the wrongs that I have committed. (Through that great secret) I also ask you to save me from all hurtful things and to raise me – in Your estimation – to the highest of all levels and to grant me the best of all that is excellent and blessed both in this life and the life after death.
I ask You O Allah, to relieve me from the difficulties in which I find myself and to decree for me the best of that which I long for and intend to do; and to protect me from all sedition and sins and abomination. Protect me and my family and my children – and all those who are my responsibility – from all injury and evil and hardship. Protect me from all those who plot against me, and all my enemies…O Lord of the entire created order.
Du’ā Al-Basmalah, Sayyid Muhammad bin ‘Alawī al-Māliki, translated by Shaykh Seraj Hendricks.