الخطبة ٢۱۶

و من دعاء له عليه السلام

اللَّهُمَّ صُنْ وَجْهِي بِالْيَسَارِ وَ لَا تَبْذُلْ جَاهِي بِالْإِقْتَارِ فَأَسْتَرْزِقَ طَالِبِي رِزْقِكَ وَ أَسْتَعْطِفَ شِرَارَ خَلْقِكَ وَ أُبْتَلَى بِحَمْدِ مَنْ أَعْطَانِي وَ أُفْتَتَنَ بِذَمِّ مَنْ مَنَعَنِي وَ أَنْتَ مِنْ وَرَاءِ ذَلِكَ كُلِّهِ وَلِيُّ الْإِعْطَاءِ وَ الْمَنْعِ إِنَّكَ عَلى كُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ قَدِيرٌ

Sermon 216

A Sermon from Imam Ali (a.s)

Supplication O' my Allah! preserve (the grace of) my face with easiness of life and do not disgrace my countenance with destitution, lest I may have to beg a livelihood from those who beg from Thee, try to seek the favour of Thy evil creatures, engage myself in praising those who give to me, and be tempted in abusing those who do not give to me, although behind all these Thou art the master of giving and denying. . . . Verily Thou over all things, art the All-powerful. (Qur'an, 66:8)