Weekly Salat: Ya Muqaddim

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 مُقَدِّمُ صَلِّ على عَبْدِكَ و حَبِيبِكَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ المُقَدَّمِ و على آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ و سَلِّمْ تَسْلِيماً وقَدِّمْنِي بِهِ في مَرَاتِبِ العُبُودِيِّةِ و الطَّاعَةِ لَكَ تَقْدِيماً

O Allah, the One who gives precedence to some over others, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon Your slave and beloved, our Master Muhammad, the Prophet who has been given absolute precedence, and upon his Family and Companions, and by him give me precedence in the stations of servitude and obedience to You.