Weekly Salat: Ya `Afu (The All-Pardoning)

 

The Messenger of Allah  taught us to call upon Allah by His name, al-`Afu – the All-Pardoning – on Laylat al-Qadr, so it is appropriate that the first of the Ramadan salawat is this one. Sayyidi Habib Umar teaches us to be among those who pardon others and thus receive Allah’s pardon.

Allah says:

“He who pardons and seeks reconciliation, his reward is with Allah (42:40).”

                                                                                                                           

اللَّهُمَّ يا اللهُ يا عَفُوُّ صَلِّ على عَبْدِكَ و حَبِيبِكَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ العَفُوِّ و على آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ و سَلِّمْ تَسْلِيماً و اعْفُ بِهِ عَنَّا و اجْعَلْنا مِمَّنْ عَفا و أَصْلَحَ فَجَعَلْتَ أَجْرَهُ عَلَيْكَ و سَعْيَهُ عِنْدَكَ مَشْكُوراً

O Allah, the All-Pardoning, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon Your slave and beloved, our Master Muhammad, the all-pardoning Prophet and upon his Family and Companions, and by him pardon us. Make us among those who pardon others and seek  reconciliation – those whose reward is due from You and those whose efforts are recognised by You.