al-Muqad-dim (The One who brings things forth)
On the authority of Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him), the Prophet (may Allaah raise his rank and grant him peace) used to wake up at night for prayers and say a long supplication, from it:
“…Forgive me for what has passed and what will come, and for what I have kept hidden and what I have done openly. You are al-Muqad-dim, and You are the One who delays things wisely, there is none worthy of worship except You.”
Collected by al-Bukhaaree (1120); It is also found with different wordings in Saheeh Muslim on the authority of ‘Alee (771) and Aboo Moosaa (2719).
Exemplary principles concerning the beautiful names of Allaah.
Muhammad Ibn SaalihShaykh Al-‘Uthaymeen D. 1421 H
Translated by Moosaa Richardson
Revised 2nd Edition with additional commentary.