Weekly Salat: Ya Ahad

 

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 أحَدُ صَلِّ على عَبْدِكَ و حَبِيبِكَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ الأَحْمَد و على آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ و سَلِّمْ تَسْلِيماً وأَشْهِدْنِي بِهِ سِرَّ الأَحَدِيِّةِ لَكَ إِشْهَادا

O Allah, O Unique One, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon Your slave and beloved, our Master Muhammad, the Prophet who praises You the most and upon his Family and Companions, and by him allow me to completely witness the secret of Your uniqueness.