The Prophet said ﷺ: “All creatures are Allah’s dependants, and the most beloved to Allah are those most beneficial to His dependants.”
Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him) teaches us to ask Allah by His name, the One Who benefits (al-Nafi’) and by His Prophet ﷺ who is the source of all benefit, that He makes us among those who benefit the creation the most.
This prayer is taken from Sayyidi Habib Umar’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 نافِعُ صَلِّ على عَبْدِكَ و حَبِيبِكَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ النَّافِعِ مَنْبَعِ المَنافِعِ و على آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ و سَلِّمْ تَسْلِيماً واجَمَعْ لي بِهِ المنَافِعَ و اجْعَلْني بِهِ مِنْ أَنْفَعِ خَلْقِكَ لِخَلْقِكَ ظاهِراً و باطِناً
Allāhumma yā Allāhu yā Nāfi`u salli `alā `abdika wa habībika sayyidinā Muhammad an-Nabī al- Nāfi`I manba`i’l-manāfi` wa `alā ālihi wa sahbihi wa sallim taslīman wa’jma` lī bihi’l-manāfi` wa’ja`lnī bihi min anfa`i khalqika li khalqika zāhiran wa bātina
O Allah, the One Who benefits, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon Your slave and beloved, our Master Muhammad, the Prophet who benefits others and is the source of all benefit, and upon his Family and Companions, and by him allow me to attain all beneficial things and make me among those who benefit Your creation the most inwardly and outwardly.