The Messenger of Allah ﷺ 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.
“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.