Weekly Salawat: Salat of Dhu'l-Hijjah

In these days we want true prayer, true fasting, true recitation of the Qur’an and a true connection to the blessed Prophet ﷺ so that we can be close to him on the Day of Gathering, so that we can be with the best of people who come to drink from his pure Pool. O Allah, allow us to drink from his Pool, O Loving One, O Most Generous, O Most Merciful!

~ Sayyidi Habib `Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah preserve him and benefit us by him)

Sayyidi Habib Umar and many of the pious read the following prayer during these blessed days. They ask for their prayers to be multiplied by the number of people performing hajj and by the actions they are performing:


اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ مَا اتَّصَلتِ العُيُونُ بِالنَّظَر وَتَزْخَرَفَتِ الأَرَضُونَ بِالْمَطَر، وَحَجَّ حَاجٌّ واعْتَمَر وَلَـبَّى وَحَلَقَ وَنَحَرَ وَطَافَ بَالبِيْتِ العَتِيقِ وَقَبَّلَ الْحَجَر وَعَلَى آلِهِ وصَحْبِهِ وَسَلِّمْ

Allahumma salli `ala sayyidina Muhammad ma’ttasalati’l-`uyunu bi-nnazar wa tazakhrafat al-araduna bi’l-matar wa hajj hajjun w’a`tamar wa labba wa halaqa wa nahar wa tafa bi’l-bayti’l-`atiqi wa qabbala’l-hajar wa `ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallim

O Allah, bestow prayers and peace upon our Master Muhammad and upon his Family and Companions as much as the eyes see, as much as the earth becomes verdant after rainfall and equal to the number of people making Hajj and `Umrah, saying “labbayk,” shaving their heads, making tawaf around the Ancient House and kissing the Stone.