Weekly Salawat: Ya Mani` (the Preventer)

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 مانِعُ صَلِّ على عَبْدِكَ و حَبِيبِكَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ حصنك المانع الحصين و على آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ و سَلِّمْ تَسْلِيماً وامْنَعْ بِهِ عَنِّي جَمِيعَ الأَسْوَاءِ مَنْعاً

O Allah, the Preventer, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon Your slave and beloved, our Master Muhammad, the Prophet, Your impenetrable fortress and upon his Family and Companions, and  by him prevent any type of harm coming to me.