Weekly Salawat: Al-Laṭīf

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 لَطِيفُ صَلِّ على عَبْدِكَ و حَبِيبِكَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ اللَّطِيف و على آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ و سَلِّمْ تَسْلِيماً و اجْرِ  بِهِ يا رَبِّ لُطْفَكَ الخَفِيَّ في أُمُوري و أُمُورِ المُسْلِمين

 

Allāhumma yā Allāhu yā Laṭīfu ṣalli `alā `abdika wa ḥabībika sayyidinā Muḥammad an-Nabī al-laṭīf wa `alā ālihi wa ṣaḥbihi wa sallim taslīman w’ajri bihi yā rabbi luṭfak al-khafiya fī umūrī wa umūri’l-muslimīn.

O Allāh, O Gentle, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon Your slave and beloved, our Master Muḥammad, the gentle Prophet and upon his Family and Companions, and by him cause Your hidden gentleness to permeate my affairs and the affairs of all the Muslims.