Weekly Ṣalawāt: Yā Mutakabbir


اللَّهُمَّ يا اللهُ يا مُتَكَبِّر صَلِّ على عَبْدِكَ و حَبِيبِكَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ أَعْظَمِ الخَلْقِ تَوَاضُعَاً لَكَ و على آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ و سَلِّمْ تَسْلِيماً و نَقِّنِي بِهِ عَنْ شَوَائِبِ الكِبْرِ و ارْزُقْني تَوَاضُعَاً عَظِيماً


Allāhumma yā Allāhu yā Mutakabbir ṣalli `alā `abdika wa ḥabībika sayyidinā Muḥammad a`ẓami‘l-khalqi tawāḍuan laka wa `alā ālihi wa ṣaḥbihi wa sallim tasliman wa naqqinī bihi `an shawā’ibi’l-kibri w’arzuqnī tawāḍuan `aẓīma

O Allāh, O Justly Proud, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon Your slave and beloved, our Master Muḥammad, the one who has humbled himself to you the most and upon his Family and Companions and by him purify me from the contamination of arrogance and bless me with immense humility.

The above is a prayer upon the Prophet ﷺ 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.