Weekly Salat: Ya Awwal

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 أَوَّلُ صَلِّ على عَبْدِكَ و حَبِيبِكَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ الأَوَّل في الخَلْقِ و الشَّفاعَةِ و مَرَاتِبِ السِّيادَةِ  على خَلْقِ أَجْمَعِينَ و على آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ و سَلِّمْ تَسْلِيماً واجْعَلْنِي بِهِ في أَوَائِلِ أَهْلِ الْكَرَمِ عَلَيْكَ و الفَضْلِ مِنْكَ و أَوَائِلِ أَهْلِ اتِّبَاعِهِ فَضْلاً و إِحْسَاناً

O Allah, the First, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon Your slave and beloved, our Master the Prophet Muhammad, the first to be created and to intercede, the one given leadership over the whole of creation, and upon his Family and Companions, and by him make me among the first who receive Your generosity and bounty and among the first of his followers out of Your bounty and kindness.