Weekly Salawat: Ya Shahid

On the day on which we commemorate the martyrdom and sacrifice of his father, Sayyidi Habib Umar (may Allah preserve him and benefit us by him) teaches us to ask for martyrdom and witnessing of Allah.

اللَّهُمَّ يا اللهُ يا شَهِيدُ صَلِّ على عَبْدِكَ و حَبِيبِكَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ الشَّهِيدو على آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ و سَلِّمْ تَسْلِيماً وارْزُقْنِي بِهِ كَمالَ الشُّهُودِ و تَوَفَّني شَهِيداً و أَشْهِدْني بِهِ عَجَائِبَ واسِعَاتِ كَرَمِكَ و انْصُرْني بِهِ في الحَياةِ الدُّنْيا و يَوْمَ يَقُومُ الأَشْهَاد

 Allāhumma yā Allāhu yā Shahīd ṣalli `alā `abdika wa ḥabībika sayyidinā Muḥammad an-Nabī al-shahīd wa `alā ālihi wa ṣaḥbihi wa sallim taslīman w’arzuqnī bihi kamāl ashuhūd wa tawaffanī shahīdan wa ashhidnī bihi `ajā’iba wāsi`āti karamik w’anṣurnī bihi f’il-ḥayāti’ddunyā wa yawma yaqūmu’l-ashhād

O Allāh, O Absolute Witness, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon Your slave and beloved, our Master Muḥammad, the Prophet, the Witness and upon his Family and Companions, and by him bless me with complete witnessing of You, allow me to die as a martyr, let me witness the amazing manifestations of Your immense generosity and by him give me support in this life and on the Day on which the witnesses stand up (to bear witness).