Weekly Salawat : Yā Ḥafīẓ

 

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 حَفِيظُ صَلِّ على عَبْدِكَ و حَبِيبِكَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ الحَفِيظ و على آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ و سَلِّمْ تَسْلِيماً و اجْعَلْنِي مُسْتَوْدِعاً لِأَسْرارِ المَعْرِفَةِ و المَحَبَّةِ حَفِيظاً و كُنْ لي مِنْ جَميعِ الأَسْوَاءِ في الدَّارَيْنِ حَافِظاً

 
 
 Allāhumma yā Allāhu yā Ḥafīẓu ṣalli `alā `abdika wa ḥabībika sayyidinā Muḥammad an-Nabī al-ḥafīẓ wa `alā ālihi wa ṣaḥbihi wa sallim taslīman w’aj`alnī mustawdi`an li asrāri’l-ma`rifati w’al-maḥabbati ḥafīẓan wa kun lī min jamī`I’l-aswā’I f’iddarayni ḥāfiẓā
 
O Allāh, O Guardian, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon Your slave and beloved, our Master Muḥammad, the guardian Prophet and upon his Family and Companions, and make me a guardian and a repository of the secrets of Your knowledge and love. Protect me from all evil in both abodes.