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[I begin] with the name of Allah, the Raḥmān, the Most Merciful


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الحمد لله رب العلمين

والصلوة والسلام على سيدنا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه ومن تبعهم بإحسان إلى يوم الدين

All Praise belongs to Allah the Almighty, the Bestower of honor and disgrace, who has afflicted me with innumerable trials and tests so that I may learn from them and improve my character. May Allah reward on our behalf our master Muhammad ﷺ in a manner that befits Him. I ask Allah the Beneficent to grant me beneficial knowledge and the ability to serve His dīn. And I seek His forgiveness for all of my past and future shortcomings.

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