Al-Kāfi - Volume 2 > Supplications before Prayer (Daily Prayers)
Hadith #3

3ـ عَنْهُ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ عَبْدِ الله بْنِ الْقَاسِمِ عَنْ صَفْوَانَ الْجَمَّالِ قَالَ شَهِدْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيهِ السَّلام) وَاسْتَقْبَلَ الْقِبْلَةَ قَبْلَ التَّكْبِيرِ وَقَالَ اللهمَّ لا تُؤْيِسْنِي مِنْ رَوْحِكَ وَلا تُقَنِّطْنِي مِنْ رَحْمَتِكَ وَلا تُؤْمِنِّي مَكْرَكَ فَإِنَّهُ لا يَأْمَنُ مَكْرَ الله إِلا الْقَوْمُ الْخَاسِرُونَ قُلْتُ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ مَا سَمِعْتُ بِهَذَا مِنْ أَحَدٍ قَبْلَكَ فَقَالَ إِنَّ مِنْ أَكْبَرِ الْكَبَائِرِ عِنْدَ الله الْيَأْسَ مِنْ رَوْحِ الله وَالْقُنُوطَ مِنْ رَحْمَةِ الله وَالأمْنَ مِنْ مَكْرِ الله.

3. It is narrated from him (narrator of the Hadith above) from his father from ‘Abd Allah ibn al-Qasim from Safwan al-Jammal who has said the following: “I observed abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) facing the Qiblah (direction of Ka’bah) before saying Takbir (Allah is greater than can be described) saying, ‘O Lord, do not cause me to lose hope in Your favors and to despair me of Your kindness, or become careless about Your displeasure; no one except the losing people become careless toward the displeasure of Allah.’ I then said, ‘May Allah keep my soul in service for your cause, I have not heard this from anyone before.’ The Imam said, ‘Of the greatest major sins before Allah is to lose hope of the favors of Allah, despair of the mercy of Allah and to become careless about the displeasure of Allah.’”