As we start this new year, I would like to share an excerpt from a beautiful supplication:
A new day
This is a fresh, new day,
over us a ready witness.
If we do good, it will take leave from us with praise,
and if we do evil, it will part from us in blame.
provide us with the day’s good companionship
and preserve us against ill-parting from it caused by doing a misdeed
or committing a sin, whether small or great!
Make our good deeds within it plentiful,
empty us therein of evil deeds,
and fill what lies between its two sides for us with praise and thanksgiving,
bounty and beneficence!
the most fortunate day we have known,
the most excellent companion we have accompanied,
and the best time in which we have lingered!
Place us amongst the most satisfied of all Your creatures
whom night and day have passed by,
the most thankful of them
for the favours that You have bestowed
Excerpt from Dua of Imam Zainul Abedin (as)
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