Weekly Salat: Ya Fard

 

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 فَرْدُ صَلِّ على عَبْدِكَ و حَبِيبِكَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ الفَرْد و على آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ و سَلِّمْ تَسْلِيماً وأَفْرِدْنِي بِهِ لما خَلَقْتَنِي لَهُ و اجْعَلْ لي بِذَلِكَ عِزَّاً و مَجْداً فَرِيداً

O Allah, O Matchless One, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon Your slave and beloved, our Master Muhammad, the matchless Prophet and upon his Family and Companions, and by him devote me completely to that for which You have created me and bless me with honour and matchless nobility.