The Weekly Ṣalawāt: Sayyid Ahl al-Shuhūd

 

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ و سَلِّمْ على سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ سَيِّدِ أَهْلِ الشُّهود صَلاةً و سَلاماً نَرْقَى بِهِما في مَعَارِجِ القُرْبِ إلى المعْبُود وعلى آلِهِ

وصَحْبِهِ و التَّابِعيِنَ لَهُمْ بِإِحْسَانٍ إلى يَوْمِ المَوْعُود

Allāhumma ṣalli wa sallim `alā sayyidinā Muḥammadin Sayyidi Ahli-shuhūd ṣalātan wa salāman narqā bihimā fī ma`āriji’l-qurbi il’al-ma`būd wa `ala ālihi wa ṣaḥbihi wa’attābi`īna lahum bi iḥsānin ilā yawmil-maw`ūd

O Allāh, bestow prayers and peace upon our Master Muhammad, the Master of the people of divine witnessing, and through that allow us to ascend the paths which grant proximity to the One we worship, and upon his Family and Companions and those that follow them in excellence until the Promised Day.

The above is a prayer upon the Prophet  composed by Sayyidī al-Ḥabīb `Umar bin Ḥafīẓ. The weekly salat has no set number and has not been prescribed by one of our teachers. We started sending out these salawat out of a desire to share some of these beautiful formulas with those that we love. Try to read it once at least upon first seeing it and then read it as many times as you are able. The more salawat you read, the more gifts you will receive. It should not take priority over any other adhkar you have been given by your teachers. The best time to read it is on Thursday night and Friday since the Messenger of Allah ﷺ encouraged us to bestow abundant prayers upon him at these times. It can of course, be read at any time and in any place.