Weekly Ṣalawāt: Yā Ghaffār

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 غَفَّارُ صَلِّ على عَبْدِكَ و حَبِيبِكَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ مِفْتَاحِ بابِ مَغْفِرَتِكَ و على آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ و سَلِّمْ تَسْلِيماً و اغْفِرْلِي بِهِ ما تَقَدَّمَ مِنْ ذَنْبِي و ما تَأَخَّرَ غُفْراناً

Allāhumma yā Allāhu yā Ghaffār ṣalli `alā `abdika wa ḥabībika sayyidinā Muḥammad an-nabī miftāḥi bābi maghfiratik wa `alā ālihi wa ṣaḥbihi wa sallim tasliman w’aghfirlī bihi mā taqaddama min dhanbī wa mā ta’akhkhara ghufrānā.

O Allāh, O Ever Forgiving, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon Your slave and beloved, our Master Muḥammad, the Prophet, the key to the door of Your forgiveness and upon his Family and Companions, and by him completely forgive me my past and future sins.