This is the dua Holy Prophet (SWS) recited with shoes full of blood, wounds all over his body and after having been insulted, ridiculed and abused by the people of Taif to whom he had taken recourse seeking a place of refuge. Moreover, this occurs after three years of suffering a boycott at the hands of the Quraysh as a result of which Muslims were reduced to eating grass and leaves off of trees.
As Holy Prophet (SWS) left Taif he was followed by a cloud over him and and as Holy Prophet (SWS) looked up he saw Angel Jibrail (Gabrial) AS who said if He commanded, he would crush the city of Taif by asking the Angel of mountains to destroy it immediately because the people of Taif were hurting him. Holy Prophet (SWS) through his endless mercy said no and he asked Allah Almighty to make the future descendents all muslim of people of Taif. (narrated by Haji Rukaya Adil (daughter of Maulana Sheikh Nazim Ar-Rabbani KS).
The Holy Prophet (SWS) as he walks out of Taif:
“O Allah! I complain to You of my weakness, my scarcity of resources and the humiliation I have been subjected to by the people. O Most Merciful of those who are merciful. O Lord of the weak and my Lord too. To whom have you entrusted me?
To a distant person who receives me with hostility? Or to an enemy to whom you have granted authority over my affair? So long as You are not angry with me, I do not care. Your favor is of a more expansive relief to me. I seek refuge in the light of Your Face by which all darkness is dispelled and every affair of this world and the next is set right, lest Your anger or Your displeasure descends upon me. I desire Your pleasure and satisfaction until You are pleased.
There is no power and no might except by You.”
DUA TAIF TRANSLITERATION
Allahumma ilayka ashkoo
O God to you alone do I complain
Of my weakness
Wa qillata hilaty,
And my lack of excuse
Wa hawany alla nas,
And the humiliation I suffer at the hands of my fellow-men.
Ya arham-ar rahimin
O Most merciful of those who are merciful.
Anta rabbul mustadaafeen,
You are the Lord of the Weakened
Wa anta rabbi,
And you are my Lord
Ila man takilny,
To whom would You entrust me?
Ila baeedin yatajahhammuny ,
To a distant person who is hostile and antagonistic?
Am ila aduwwin mallaktahu amry,
or to an enemy You have given authority over me ?
In lam yakun bika ghadabun alayy ,
If You are not angry with me
I do not care
Wa laakinn aafiyatuka heeya awsa’uw lee
Your forgiveness is all that matters to me
A’uzu bi Noori wajhik allazee
I seek protection in the light of Your face
Ashraqtu lahuz- zulumatu
Which dispels all darkness
Wa saluha ‘alayhi amrud-dunya wal-akhirah
And solves all the problems in this life and hereafter
Min an yanzila bi ghadabuka,
Lest Your wrath descend upon me
Aw yahilla alayya sakhatuka ,
I desire Your pleasure and satisfaction
to You is the supplication
Until You are pleased
Wa la hawla
And there is no Power
Wa la quwwata
And no Force
other than You. (Ameen)
For the sake of The Holy Prophet (SWS) and his dua you will find help from Allah Almighty Inshallah.
Br hurmati Habib bir hurmati man Anzalta alayhi Surat Al-Fatiha.