Al-Kāfi - Volume 2 > Concise Supplications for Worldly Needs and the Hereafter
Hadith #19

19 - عدة من أصحابنا، عن أحمد بن محمد بن خالد، عن أبيه، عن فضالة بن أيوب، عن معاوية بن عمار قال: قلت لأبي عبد الله (عليه السلام): إلا تخصني بدعاء؟ قال: بلى قال: قل: " يا واحد يا ماجد يا أحد يا صمد يا من لم يلد ولم يولد ولم يكن له كفوا أحد يا عزيز يا كريم يا حنان يا منان يا سامع الدعوات يا أجود من سئل ويا خير من أعطى يا الله يا الله يا الله قلت: ولقد نادينا نوح فلنعم المجيبون " ثم قال أبو عبد الله (عليه السلام): كان رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وآله) يقول: " [نعم] لنعم المجيب أنت ونعم المدعو ونعم المسؤول أسألك بنور وجهك وأسألك بعزتك وقدرتك وجبروتك وأسألك بملكوتك ودرعك الحصينة وبجمعك وأركانك كلها وبحق محمد وبحق الأوصياء بعد محمد أن تصلي على محمد وآل محمد وأن تفعل بي كذا وكذا ".

19. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Khalid from his father from Fadalah ibn Ayyub from Mu’awiyah ibn ‘Ammar who has said the following: “Once I said to abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) ‘Will you instruct me with a special supplication?’ The Imam said, ‘Yes, I will do so, say, “O the One, the Glorious, the Only, O self-sufficient. Who has not given birth to anyone and is not born from anyone and Who has no partner, O Majestic, O Magnanimous, O Compassionate, O Obliging, O Hearer of supplications, O the Most Generous of those who are asked for help, O the Best of those who give, O Allah, O Allah, O Allah, You have said, ‘Noah pleaded before Us for help and We are the best to answer.’ “Abu ‘Abd Allah (a.s.) then said, ‘The Messenger of Allah would say, “Yes, indeed. You are the best Who answers, the best to be called for help, and the best to plead with, I plead before You through the light of Your face, through Your majesty, Your power, Your might, I plead before You through Your kingdom, through Your formidable coats of arm and Your community, the members of Your community all of them, through Muhammad (a.s.) and the successors after Muhammad to grant al-Salat (favors) upon Muhammad and his family and provide me help in such and such matters.” (One should mention one’s wishes).”’