Salawat with Allah’s Beautiful Names: Ya Wali (the Ruler)

In this prayer, Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah preserve him and benefit us by him) calls upon Allah by His name, the Ruler, and asks him to bestow prayers upon His Prophet. Through this, he asks Allah to give the Muslims the best rulers.

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 والي صَلِّ على عَبْدِكَ و حَبِيبِكَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ الَّذي جَعَلْتَهُ أَوْلى بِالمُؤْمِنينَ مِنْ أَنْفُسِهِمْ و على آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ و سَلِّمْ تَسْلِيماً و تولَّنا بِهِ في جَمِيعِ أُمُورِنا و وَلِّ على المُسْلِمينَ خِيارَهُمْ و اصْرِفْ عَنْهُمْ شِرارَهُمْ سِرَّاً و عَلَناً


O Allah, the Ruler, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon Your slave and beloved, our Master Muhammad, the Prophet who You made nearer to the believers than their own selves and upon his Family and Companions, and by him take care of all our affairs and put the pious in governance over the Muslims and protect them from evil people inwardly and outwardly.