Weekly Salawat: Ya Muhyi

We continue our journey through Sayyidi Habib `Umar’s collection of prayers using Allah’s beautiful names. In this collection, Habib 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 مُحْيِي صَلِّ على عَبْدِكَ و حَبِيبِكَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ مُحْيِيِ الهُدَى فِي القُلُوبِ و على آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ و سَلِّمْ تَسْلِيماً وأَحْيِ بِهِ قَلْبِي و أَحْيِنِي بِهِ حَيَاةً طَيِّبَةً و أَحْيِ فِينا و بِنَا سُنَّتَه

 

Allāhumma yā Allāhu yā Muḥyī ṣalli `alā `abdika wa ḥabībika sayyidinā Muḥammad an-Nabī muḥyi’l-hudā fi’l-qulūbi wa `alā ālihi wa ṣaḥbihi wa sallim taslīman wa aḥyī bihi qalbī wa aḥyinī bihi ḥayātan ṭayyibatan wa aḥyī fīnā wa binā sunnatah

O Allah, O Giver of Life, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon Your slave and beloved, our Master Muḥammad, the Prophet who revives guidance in people’s hearts and upon his Family and Companions, and by him give life to my heart, bless me with a good life, allow us to live by his Sunnah and to be a means of reviving it.