His Dua for expressing helplessness before
Allah and seeking forgiveness
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
O Allah! From many things I ask You few things although I have great
desires from You and You are free from it and those wants are difficult
for me and easy for You. My Lord forgive my sins and overlook my
shortcomings and my great sins which are committed intentionally and
unintentionally. My greed, which is the result of my seeking those things,
which I am not worthy of but You by Your Grace and Mercy bestowed on
me. Which I saw by Your Powers and has reached me as an acceptance
of my prayers. Now I call You fearlessly and I ask You being intimate
with You, neither there is fear nor terror and I have presented myself in
Your presence. I am proud of You. Now if You delay in accepting my
prayers it is not due to Your ignorance although there was some
goodness for me in that delay as You are aware of every result.
Sufficient is for me that I have not found a more reliable lord than You.
My Lord You call me and I turn my face away from You. You express
Your love for me and I don't respond likewise to You. You expect
sincerity from me whereas I don't think of it. It seems that I have obliged
You, but still You are being generous and merciful towards me and
never slow in bestowing favours on me. Then have mercy on my errors,
bestow mercy on (here take your name with your fathers name e.g. Ali
son of Abu Talib) because You are generous and noble.