Weekly Ṣalawāt: Yā Muṣawwir

We continue our journey through Sayyidī 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. He thus teaches us about the attributes of Allah and His Messenger ﷺ and teaches us how to seek a portion of those attributes.  

 

اللَّهُمَّ يا اللهُ يا مُصَوِّرُ صَلِّ على عَبْدِكَ و حَبِيبِكَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ أَجْمَلِ و أَكْمَلِ مَنْ صَوَّرْتَ و على آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ و سَلِّمْ تَسْلِيماً و اجْعَلْنِي بِهِ أَلْقَاكَ على أَجْمَلِ صُورَةٍ يَلْقَاكَ بِها المُقَرَّبُون إِلَيْكَ جُوداً و امْتِنَاناً

 

Allāhumma yā Allāhu yā Muṣawwir ṣalli `alā `abdika wa ḥabībika sayyidinā Muḥammad an-nabī ajmal wa akmal man ṣawwarta wa `alā ālihi wa ṣaḥbihi wa sallim tasliman wa j`alnī bihi alqāka `alā ajmali ṣūratin yalqāka bihā’l-muqarrabuna ilayk jūdan wa’mtināna.

O Allāh, O Fashioner, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon Your slave and beloved, our Master Muḥammad, the Prophet, the most beautiful and perfect of those who You have fashioned and upon his Family and Companions, and by him allow me to meet you in the most beautiful of forms in which those who have been drawn close to You meet You, out of Your generosity and bounty.