Through all this I thank you for vividly showing me what unfairness is so that I may not fall into it. I thank you for showing me what unkindness is so that I may not fall into it. I thank you for showing me what is not right parenting so that I may not fall into it. I thank you for showing me what hard heartedness is, so that I may not fall into it.
Ya Allah, I beg you to open my heart to forgive my parents, like the way you did for Prophet Muhammad after he conquered Makkah. I beg you to open my heart to forgiveness like the way you did to Prophet Yusuf when he forgave his brothers.
Ya Allah, please strengthen my heart to fight for the rights of the girl child for the rest of my life. Ya Allah, give ease and comfort to the child who has no roof above his head. Give ease and comfort to that child who roams the streets in tattered clothes begging for food; who is abused and booted by those heartless shop keepers when he is drawn to the sweetmeats in the shop out of starvation; who has to forage the dustbins for food thrownaway by others in extravagant marriage functions.
Ya Allah, I thank you that you did not put me in such a situation. I thank you that you did not put me on the street to beg. Ya Allah, I thank you that you did not put me on the street to be molested. Ya Allah, I thank you that you did not put me ont he street only to be taken in by pimps to work in red light areas. Ya Allah, I beg you to soften the heart of my parents. Ya Allah, I beg you for endurance and forbearance – qualitities that I’m most in need of at this point of time in life.
Ya Allah, I beseech you to keep the fighting spirit alive in me; to keep hope of a bright life alive in me; to make me capable of taking care of my parents when they’ve grown old and sick. Ya Allah, I beseech you to wipe out vengeance and anger from my heart.
Ya Allah, I do not wish that my parents ask for my forgiveness. I only wish that you forgive them. Ya Allah your Prophet has said that there is no veil between the oppressed and you. I thank you for paying such a close attention to me.
Ya Allah, do raise me in status in paradise. Make me amongst those closest to you. Ya Allah, with the nearness that you grant me out of youy mercy for my situation, I beg that you grant guidance to entire mankind