Prayer for Prisoners


Editor’s Note: Iran Press Watch is pleased to share an authentic prayer of Baha’u’llah in Arabic for protection and delivery of Baha’i prisoners. This prayer is accompanied by special instructions revealed by Baha’u’llah pertaining to its use. We also share a provisional translation of the same prayer.

Baha’u’llah instructs that believers must detach themselves and recite this prayer nine times.

He is, in truth, the Omnipotent, the Unconstrained! O Lord of Names and Fashioner of the Heavens!

Free Thy lovers from the prison of the enemy. Verily, Thou art the Sovereign Ordainer of Thine irrevocable decree. He who alone shineth resplendent on the horizon of creation. O Everlasting Root! By the life of the All-Glorious, deprive them not of hope, nay rather aid and assist them. Verily, Thou rulest as Thou pleasest and within Thy grasp lie the kingdoms of creation. The fangs of Thine enemies have been whetted, ready to bite into the flesh of Thy lovers.

Protect these companions, O Thou Who rulest over all humankind and art the Judge on the Day of Judgement.

Download: Original Prayer for Prisoners – Arabic (PDF)


2 Responses

  1. S.

    February 2, 2009 2:06 pm

    Baha’u’llah referred to His followers as “the Army of Light”. This prayer for prisoners is a weighty armour for the humble soldiers of Baha’u’llah who ask only for the recognition of the oneness of all peoples and all faiths, including those who would persecute.

    As the Beloved Bab said to His followers:
    “Arise in His name, put your trust wholly in Him, and be assured of ultimate victory.’


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