Supplication in Mentioning the Household of Muhammad (57)

وكان من دعائه ( عليه السلام ) في ذكر آل محمّد عليهم السلام
His Supplication in Mentioning the Household of Muhammad upon them be peace
This additional supplication is appended in some copies of the Sahifa
Translated by William Chittick

أَللَّهُمَّ يامَنْ

O God, O He Who

خَصَّ مُحَمَّداً وَآلَهُ بِالْكَرَامَةِ،

singled out Muhammad and his Household for honour,

وَحَباهُمْ بِالرِّسالَةِ،

showed favour toward them with messengerhood,

وَخَصَّصهُمْ بِالْوَسِيلَةِ،

specified them for the mediation,

وَجَعَلَهُمْ وَرَثَةَ الاَنْبِيآءِ،

appointed them the heirs to the prophets,

وَخَتَمَ بِهِمُ الاَوْصِيآءَ وَالاَئِمَّةَ،

sealed with them the executors and the Imams,

وَعَلَّمَهُمْ عِلْمَ ما كَانَ وَعِلمَ مَا بَقِيَ

taught them the knowledge of what has been and what remains to be,

وَجَعَلَ أَفْئِدَةً مِنَ النَّاسِ تَهْوِي إلَيْهِمْ.

and made the hearts of the people incline toward them!

فَصَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّد وَآلِهِ الطَّاهِرِينَ،

Bless Muhammad and his Household, the pure,

وَافْعَلْ بِنا ما أَنْتَ أَهْلُهُ

and act toward us with that of which Thou art worthy

فِي الدِّينِ وَالدُّنْيا وَالاخِرَةِ،

in religion, in this world, and in the next world!

إنَّكَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْء قَدِيرٌ.

Thou art powerful over everything.