With Allah’s name The Merciful Benefactor, The Merciful Redeemer.
Invocation to the Kansas house of Representatives (April 28, 2004)
By Imam Omar Hazim
Merciful Benefactor, Creator of the heavens, earth and everything contained therein. We come before you today in humble prayer and ask you to have mercy on, and give guidance to this governing body of honorable minds; the Kansas House of Representatives. Please grant to them the wisdom and the courage to make the best decisions for the people and communities that they serve. Reward them for the noble work that they do.
Our Lord help every individual of this house recognize and respect the inherent worth that you, our Creator has given every human soul. Let the larger societies and governments of the world give due process and justice to its individual members and help the individual members of societies except their responsibilities. Our Lord let us; your servants have increased dialogue, respect, cooperation and brotherhood among each other.
Merciful Redeemer, with you are the keys of the unseen, the treasures that none knoweth but you. You knoweth whatever there is on the earth and in the sea. Not a leaf doth fall but with your knowledge. There is not a grain in the darkness of the earth, nor anything fresh or dry (green or withered) but is known clearly by you.(Qur’an)
Creator, of all mankind, as we worship you in our diverse ways and traditions, help us not to forget, or to neglect our duties and responsibilities in this life. Help us to serve humanity and foster goodwill and peace on earth. Ameen