The Weekly Ṣalawāt: Yā Raḥmān Ya Raḥīm

Due to the importance of bestowing prayers upon the Prophet ﷺ, we aim to present a prayer upon the Prophet every week, in shā Allah. We aim to post the prayer in time for Thursday night and Friday, the best time to bestow prayers upon him ﷺ . We will be focusing primarily upon the prayers composed by Sayyidī al-Ḥabīb `Umar bin Ḥafīẓ (may Allāh preserve him and benefit us by him), but we will also post prayers by earlier Imāms from time to time.

We begin with the first prayer in Ḥabīb `Umar’s collection of prayers using Allah’s beautiful names. In this collection, Ḥabīb `Umar calls upon Allah by His beautiful names one by one and then asks Him to bestow prayers upon His Beloved by those names. Finally, he asks Allah for a portion of those attributes which belong to Allah and which He has bestowed upon His Messenger ﷺ.

 

اللَّهُمَّ يا اللهُ يا رَحْمَنُ يا رَحِيمُ صَلِّ على عَبْدِكَ و حَبِيبِكَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ الرَّحِيمِ و على آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ و سَلِّمْ تَسْلِيماً و ارْحَمْنِي بِهِ رَحْمَةً واسِعَةً

 

Allāhumma yā Allāhu yā Raḥmān yā Raḥīm ṣalli `alā `abdika wa ḥabībika sayyidinā Muḥammad an-nabī ar-raḥīm wa `alā ālihi wa ṣaḥbihi wa sallim tasliman w’arḥamnī bihi raḥmatan wāsi`ah. 

O Allāh, O Most Compassionate, O Most Merciful, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon Your slave and beloved, our Master Muḥammad, the Most Merciful Prophet and upon his Family and Companions and by him bestow immense mercy upon me.