Monday, 1 June 2015

A prayer attributed to Abraham in Bihār al-Anwār


Below is my translation and the Arabic text of a prayer attributed to the Prophet Abraham (ع) -- per Majlisī's Bihār al-Anwār -- claimed to have been recited by him when he was in the fire through which the tradition says he found relief from Above and deliverance from the fire. Hebrew names of God are explicitly invoked in this Arabic recension.

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In the Name of God the Compassionate, the Merciful! My God, verily I beseech Thee, O God, O God, O God, O God, O God! Thou art the One Dreaded Who is feared by Thy whole creation O God, O God, O God, O God, O God! Thou art the Elevated Whose Throne is beyond all the Heavens, and Thou art the Overseer over all things Whose oversight does not miss a thing! O God, O God, O God, O God, O God! Thou art the Most Mighty of all things for none can adequately give praise to Thy Mightiness! O God, O God, O God, O God, O God! O Light of the light! Thy Heavens and Thy earth are illuminated by Thy Light! O God, O God, O God, O God, O God! No other god is there besides Thee! High art Thou to have any partner and too great art Thou to have an opposite! O Light of the light, O Light of all light! There is no extinction for Thy Light! O Sovereign Ruler of every sovereign ruler who are [all] negated other than Thee! O Light of every light! O One Who fills up the pillars of the Heavens and the earth by His Mightiness! O God, O God, O God, O God, O God! O He! O He! O One whose He is unlike any He other than He! O One Who there is no He other than He! Aid me! Aid me! Right now! Right now! Right now! O One Whose command is faster than the twinkling of an eye or He [the One Who] is the Most Near! Ehye asher Ehye! Adonai Tzabbavot El Shaddai! O God, O God, O God, O God, O God! O my Lord! O my Lord! O my Lord! O my Lord! O my Lord! O my Lord! O Uttermost Limit of His own Limitlessness and His own Desires!



 Arabic text
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ اللهم إني أسألك يا الله يا الله يا الله يا الله يا الله أنت المرهوب يرهب منك جميع خلقك يا الله يا الله يا الله يا الله يا الله أنت الرفيع عرشك من فوق جميع سماواتك و أنت المطل على كل شيء لا يطل شيء عليك يا الله يا الله يا الله يا الله يا الله أنت أعظم من كل شيء فلا يصل أحد عظمتك يا الله يا الله يا الله يا الله يا الله يا نور النور قد استضاء بنورك أهل سماواتك و أرضك يا الله يا الله يا الله يا الله يا الله لا إله إلا أنت تعاليت أن يكون لك شريك و تكبرت أن يكون لك ضد يا نور النور يا نور كل نور لا خامد لنورك يا مليك كل مليك كل مليك يفنى غيرك يا نور النور يا من ملأ أركان السماوات و الأرض بعظمته يا الله يا الله يا الله يا الله يا الله يا هو يا هو يا من ليس كهو إلا هو يا من لا هو إلا هو أغثني أغثني الساعة الساعة الساعة يا من أمره كَلَمْحِ الْبَصَرِ أَوْ هُوَ أَقْرَبُ يا هيا شراهيا آذوني أصباوث آل شداي يا الله يا الله يا الله يا الله يا الله يا رباه يا رباه يا رباه يا رباه يا رباه يا غاية منتهاه و رغبتاه 

فلما دعا إبراهيم  )ع (عجت الأملاك من صوته و إذا النداء من العلي الأعلى يا نارُ كُونِي بَرْداً وَ سَلاماً عَلى إِبْراهِيمَ فخمدت أسرع من طرفة عين