Weekly Salawat: Yā Wāsi` (1)

This is the first of two prayers invoking Allah’s name, al-Wasi`, ‘the Vast.’ Sayyidi Habib Umar teaches us to seek an expansion in the most precious of things: knowledge, understanding, love and benefit.

اللَّهُمَّ يا اللهُ يا واسِعُ صَلِّ على عَبْدِكَ و حَبِيبِكَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ الوَاسِع و على آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ و سَلِّمْ تَسْلِيماً و وَسِّعْ لي بِهِ في العِلْمِ و الفَهْمِ و المَعْرِفَةِ و المَحَبَّةِ و المَشْهَدِ و الأَرْزَاقِ و الانْتِفَاع ِو النَّفْعِ و هَبْ لي مِنْ لَدُنْكَ عَطَاءً واسِعاً

 Allāhumma yā Allāhu yā Wāsi`u ṣalli `alā `abdika wa ḥabībika sayyidinā Muḥammad an-Nabī al-wāsi` wa `alā ālihi wa ṣaḥbihi wa sallim taslīman wa wassi` lī bihi fi’l-`ilmi wa’l-fahmi wa’l-ma`rifati wa’l-maḥabbati wa’l-mashhadi wa’l-arzāqi wa’l-intifā` wa’nnaf`i wa hab lī min ladunka `aṭā’an wāsi`ā

O Allāh, O Vast One, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon Your slave and beloved, our Master Muḥammad, the vast Prophet and upon his Family and Companions, and by him expand my knowledge, understanding, knowledge of You, love, my witnessing, my provision and my benefitting myself and others. Bestow vast gifts upon me direct from Your presence.