In the Name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the All-Compassionate. O Allah, I beg You to grant me immersion in the ocean of the light of Your compelling Dignity, outwardly and inwardly potent and powerful, until my face is aglow with rays from the light of Your Dignity. It will dazzle the eyes of the envious, the rebellious and the devils, among all of mankind and the jinn, so they cannot strike me with the arrows of their envy, and with their inner and outer intrigues, and so their eyes are ashamed to look at me, and their necks are bowed before my onslaught. Shield me, O Allah, with the shield of which the inner side is radiant light, so that my spiritual states are beautified by its intimate friendship, and my words and my deeds are fortified by its touch, and of which the outer side is fire, so that it scorches the faces of my foes with a scorching that cuts their desires off from me, until they turn away from their objectives, as outcasts, losers and failures, disgraced and abased and humiliated. They will turn their backs and lay waste to the lands, and ruin their homes with their own hands and the hands of the believers. I also beg You for the light that acts as a shield for the preservation of the honor of the lights of Your Countenance, the light by which You are shielded from the perception of the eyes. [I beg You] to shield me with the lights of Your Names, within the lights of Your Secrets, with a shield thick enough to defend me against every deficiency that might affect me in my essential and my incidental nature, and which will form a barrier between me and anyone who seeks to do me harm, [I beg You for] that by which You will revitalize me, from among Your gracious favors which You have bestowed, and Your excellent bounties in which You have inundated me. [I beg You for] whatever is assigned to me, and incumbent upon me, and due to me, and for me, for You are the Repeller of everything evil and despicable, and You are Capable of all things. O Shining Source of every light, clothe me from Your Light in clothing that illuminates for me whatever I find confusing among my inner and outer states of being. Extinguish the lights of my enemies and my enviers, so that they cannot approach me except in abject humiliation, in submission and ruination and exhaustion, since no despotic oppressive, overbearing relic of them will remain. Let the guards of Hell restrain them from me, and let their pillars be demolished by the angels eight in number, and seize them by every forelock, for the sake of each Name by which You have named Yourself, or have revealed in Your Book, or have made known to one of Your creatures, or have kept in Your presence within the knowledge of the Unseen, and for the sake of that which is Yours by right, and that which You owe to every owner of a rightful claim on You. O Truth, O Clearly Manifest, O Ever-Living, O Self-Sustaining One! O Allah! O Lord! O Source of Help! I beseech You by Your most beautiful Names, and by Your most high and perfect Attributes, and by Your most exalted Dignity, and by Your Throne and what it contains, and by Him who established Himself upon the Throne, and encompassed the sovereignty, and by him who drew near and came down, till he was two bows’ length or nearer. [I beg You] to let the sun of aweome splendor, overwhelming, brilliant, outwardly and inwardly potent and powerful, shine upon my face, so that blindness will afflict any person who stares at me with the eye of enmity, scorn and contempt. It will turn him away when he approaches me, repelled by the devastating perils and the threatening disasters, Your embrace of all things will thus embrace them, until not a remnant of them remains, and they find no protection against it. “In the Name of Allah” be in front of us. “In the Name of Allah” be behind us. “In the Name of Allah” be above us. “In the Name of Allah” be beneath us. “In the Name of Allah” be on our right. “In the Name of Allah” be on our left. O our Master! O our Patron! Answer our supplication and grant us our request! So of the people who did wrong the last remnant was cut off. Praise be to Allah, Lord of All the Worlds! And Allah is behind them, Encompassing. Nay, but it is a glorious Qur’an, on a Treasured Tablet. If We will, We can send down on them from the sky a sign so that their necks would remain bowed before it. And praise be to Allah, the Lord of All the Worlds. In the Name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the All-Compassionate O Allah! O All-Merciful, O All-Compassionate One! O Ever-Living, O Eternally Self-Sustaining One! O Loving One, O Source of Help! ya Wadudu ya Musta’anu May Allah bless our master Muhammad and his family and his Companions, and may He grant them peace.