On the night of the Isra’ and Mi’raj, the Messenger of Allah ﷺ was greeted by one of the Prophets as follows: “Peace be upon you, the First One; peace be upon you, the Last One; peace be upon you the Manifest One; peace be upon you, the Hidden One.” In this salat, Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah preserve him and benefit us by him) calls upon Allah by His name, the Hidden One, and asks him to bestow prayers upon His hidden Prophet.
This prayer is taken from Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz’s collection of prayers using Allah’s beautiful names in which he calls upon Allah by His beautiful names 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.
اللَّهُمَّ يا اللهُ يا باطِنُ صَلِّ على عَبْدِكَ و حَبِيبِكَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ البَاطِن و على آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ و سَلِّمْ تَسْلِيماً و أَصْلِحْ لَنا بِهِ كُلَّ ظَاهِرٍ و باطِنٍ و صَفِّ لنا البَوَاطِن و ارْزُقْنا بِهِ حُسْنَ الِامْتِثالِ لِأَمْرِكَ ظاهِراً و باطِناً
O Allah, the Hidden One, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon Your slave and beloved, our Master Muhammad, the hidden Prophet and upon his Family and Companions, and by him rectify in us all that is manifest and all that is hidden and purify our hearts. By him allow us to obey Your commands in the best way inwardly and outwardly.