O God,as for the followers of the messengers
and those of the people of the earthwho attested to them even in the unseenwhile the obstinate resisted them through crying lies –they yearned for the emissaries through the realities of faith,
in every era and time in which Thou didst send a messengerand set up for the people a guidefrom the period of Adam down to Muhammad(God bless him and his Household)from among the Imams of guidanceand the leaders of the god-fearing(upon them all be peace) - remember them with forgiveness and good pleasure!
O God,and as for the Companions of Muhammad specifically,those who did well in companionship,who stood the good test in helping him,responded to himwhen he made them hear his messages' argument,
separated from mates and children in manifesting his word,fought against fathers and sons in strengthening his prophecy,and through him gained victory;
those who were wrapped in affection for him,"hoping for a commerce that comes not to naught" (35:29) in love for him;
those who were left by their clans, when they clung to his handholdand denied by their kinsfolk, when they rested in the shadow of his kinship;
forget not, O God,what they abandoned for Thee and in Thee,and make them pleased with Thy good pleasurefor the sake of the creatures they drove to Theewhile they were with Thy Messenger, summoners to Thee for Thee.
Show gratitude to them for leaving the abodes of their people for Thy sake and going out from a plentiful livelihood to a narrow one,and [show gratitude to] those of them who became objects of wrongdoingand whom Thou multiplied in exalting Thy religion.
O God,and give to thosewho have done well in following the Companions,who say, "Our Lord, forgive us and our brothers who went before us in faith," (59:10), Thy best reward;
those who went straight to the Companions' road,sought out their course,and proceeded in their manner.
No doubt concerning their sure insight diverted themand no uncertainty shook them from following in their tracksand being led by the guidance of their light.
As their assistants and supporters,they professed their religion,gained guidance through their guidance,came to agreement with them,and never accused them in what they passed on to them.
O God,and bless the Followers,from this day of ours to the Day of Doom,their wives,their offspring,and those among them who obey Thee,
with a blessing through whichThou wilt preserve them from disobeying Thee,make their abode in Thy Garden,defend them from the trickery of Satan,help them in the piety in which they seek help from Thee,protect them from sudden events that come by night and day- except the events which come with good -
and incite them totie firmly the knot of good hope in Thee, what is with Thee,and refrain from ill thoughts [toward Thee]because of what the hands of Thy servants hold.
Thus, Thou mayestrestore them to beseeching Thee and fearing Thee,induce them to renounce the plenty of the immediate,make them love to work for the sake of the deferredand prepare for what comes after death,
make easy for them every distress that comes to themon the day when souls take leave from bodies,
release them fromthat which brings about the perils of temptationand being thrown down in the Fireand staying forever within it, and take them to security,the resting place of the god-fearing.