Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)
What is the best dua that the seeker can make for his shaykh?
The seeker should ask:
- that his shaykh be a source of pleasure for the Prophet ﷺ
- that his shaykh be pleased by what the Prophet ﷺ gives him, his companions, the people of his time and the Ummah
- that his shaykh be raised to the highest station of khilafah (representation) of the Prophet ﷺ
- that his shaykh be engaged in that which is most beloved to the Prophet ﷺ – it is more fitting that they please Allah and His Messenger if they are truly believers.
 Al-Tawbah, 9:62