Weekly Ṣalawāt: Al-Rāfi`

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 رافِعُ صَلِّ على عَبْدِكَ و حَبِيبِكَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ الرَّافِع و على آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ و سَلِّمْ تَسْلِيماً و ارْفَعْنِي بِهِ إلى مَرَاتِبِ قُرْبِكَ رِفْعَاً

Allāhumma yā Allāhu yā Rāfi`u ṣalli `alā `abdika wa ḥabībika sayyidinā Muḥammad an-Nabī al-Rāfi` wa `alā ālihi wa ṣaḥbihi wa sallim taslīman w’arfa`nī ilā marātibi qurbika rifa`ā

O Allāh, O He Who raises, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon Your slave and beloved, our Master Muḥammad, the Prophet who raises others, and upon his Family and Companions, and by him raise me to the highest stations of closeness to You.