Weekly Salat: Ya Zahir

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 ظاهِر صَلِّ على عَبْدِكَ و حَبِيبِكَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ الظَّاهِر و على آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ و سَلِّمْ تَسْلِيماً وأَرِنا في حَيَاتِنا ظُهُورَ دِينِهِ على الدِّينِ كُلِّهِ و أَظْهِرْ لَنَا بِهِ خَفِيِّاتِ المَعَانِي في الفَهْمِ عَنْكَ و اجْعَلْ أَسْرَارَ عِنَايَتِكَ و عِنَايَتِهِ بِنا عَلَيْنا ظَاهِرَة

O Allah, the Manifest One, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon Your slave and beloved, our Master Muhammad, the triumphant Prophet and upon his Family and Companions, and let us see in our lives the triumph of his religion over all other religions.  By him make manifest to us hidden meanings directly from You and make the secrets of Your care and his manifest upon us.