Weekly Salawat: Ya Mubdi’

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 مُبْدِئ ُصَلِّ على عَبْدِكَ و حَبِيبِكَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ الَّذِي ابْتَدَأْتَ بِنُورِهِ الوُجُود و على آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ و سَلِّمْ تَسْلِيماً واعْطِنا  بِهِ مَا سَأَلْنَاكَ و ابْتَدِئْنا بِما لَمْ نَسْأَلْكَ مِنْ وَاسِعِ الجُودِ فَضْلاً و إِحْسَاناً

Allāhumma yā Allāhu yā Mubdi’u ṣalli `alā `abdika wa ḥabībika sayyidinā Muḥammad an-Nabī alladhi’btada’ta bi nūrihi’l-wujūd wa `alā ālihi wa ṣaḥbihi wa sallim taslīman wa`ṭinā bihi mā sa’lnāka wa’btadi’nā bimā lam nas’alka min wāsi`I’l-jūdi faḍlan wa iḥsanā

O Allāh, O Initiator of creation, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon Your slave and beloved, our Master Muḥammad, the Prophet with whose light You initiated creation and upon his Family and Companions, and by him give us what we have asked for and what we have not asked for from Your immense generosity out of Your bounty and kindness.