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    Posted: 10 March 2007 at 7:40pm
Prayer for Rain

By Imam Umar al-Yafi

Translated by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

O You who save all those who plead
If You don’t answer who gives heed

We have no other Lord who saves
Save You alone O Lord of slaves

Among us we have suckling babes
As well as aged prayerful slaves

And animals that need to graze
It’s You alone all seek with praise

Calamities we now do face
We feel constraint in open space

But this is all from our design
Our sins alone have made us blind

If You will help only the blest
Then who is left to help the rest

The mercy of our Gracious Lord
Is drink for all now being poured

If those alone who gain Your gift
Have been the ones who never drift

Then how can any sinful pray
If You won’t guide those gone astray

O Lord, O Lord treat us with love
Which You alone are worthy of

For You have always treated us
As servants of your loving trust

O Lord from You we’ve often heard
“Forgiveness seek from your dear Lord”

The clouds will come with rain and snow
To quench the slaves and earth below

O Merciful with those who live
With mercy too and also give

Give us, give us the rain on high
To fall on earth wherein we lie

The mercy of my Lord on high
Includes all things in earth and sky

Its constancy will never cease
Indeed it flows with blest increase

And by the chosen, Lord please give
O Generous, Graceful, forgive

Bless him O God as long as rain
From heaven falls without refrain

It flows to anyone who seeks
Amid the valleys, dales and peaks

And let it flow on progeny
Who came from him, pure family

For they alone are clouds of hope
For all who live within God’s scope

O Lord forgive the one who penned
These lines of verse or recommends

Among your slaves who often stray
Yet hope for You on Judgment Day

Source: Seasons Journal
"I am a slave. I eat as a slave eats and I sit as a slave sits.", Beloved, sallallahu alyhi wa-sallam.
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