Responsibility 65: Safeguarding One’s Faith Part 2

Another responsibility of the people of true faith is to recite the following supplication which has been mentioned in the tradition quoted below.

This supplication has been narrated from Imam Ja’far b. Muhammad as-Sadiq (as):

سَتُصِيبُكُمْ شُبْهَةٌ فَتَبْقُونَ بِلاَ عَلَمٍ يُرى وَ لاَ إِمَامٍ هُدًى وَ لاَ يَنْجُو مِنْهَا إِلاَّ مَنْ دَعَا دُعَاءَ الْغَرِيقِ. قَالَ الرَّاوِي: كَيْفَ دُعَاءُ الْغَرِيقِ؟ قَالَ  يَقُولُ: يَا اللٌّهُ يَا رَحْمٌنُ يَا رَحِيمُ يَا مُقَلِّبَ الْقُلُوبِ ثَبِّتْ قَلْبِي عَلَـى دِيْنِكَ

“’You shall be plagued with doubt (during this period) when you will remain without any visible flag (of leadership), and no (apparent) Imam to guide you and there is none who will be saved from this state, except for the person who recites the Du’a of al-Ghariq.’” The narrator asked the Imam: “What is the supplication of al-Ghariq?’ The Imam (peace be upon him) replied: “Say:

يَا اللهُ يَا رَحْمٰنُ يَا رَحِيمُ يَا مُقَلِّبَ الْقُلُوبِ ثَبِّتْ قَلْبِي عَلَـىٰ دِيْنِكَ

O’ Allah, O’ the Merciful, O’ the Compassionate, O’ the Reformer of the Hearts! Make my heart firm on your faith.’”1

  • 1.Kamal ad-Din wa Tamam an-Ni’mah, pg. 351, no. 49