Monthly Archives: October 2015

Ya Badi` (the Wondrous)

In this prayer, Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah preserve him and benefit us by him), calls upon Allah, the Wondrous to bestow prayers upon His Beloved, the most wondrous of His creation in every sense.

اللَّهُمَّ يا اللهُ يا بَدِيعُ صَلِّ على عَبْدِكَ و حَبِيبِكَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ أَبْدَعِ خَلْقِكَ رُوحاً و جِسْماً حِسَّاً و مَعْنىً ظاهِراً و باطِناً أَوَّلاً و آخِراً و على آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ و سَلِّمْ تَسْلِيماً، و هَبْ لي بِهِ بَدائِعَ المعَارِفِ و العُلُومِ و الشُّهُودَ الأَسْنى و مَكِّني بِهِ تَمْكِيناً

Allahumma ya Allahu ya Badi`u salli `ala `abdika wa habibika sayyidina Muhammad an-Nabi abda`i khalqika ruhan wa jisman wa hissan wa ma`nan zahiran wa batinan awwalan wa akhiran wa `ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallim taslīman wa hab li bihi bada’i`a’l-ma`arifi wa’l-`ulumi wa’shuhuda’-asna ma makkinni bihi tamikina

 

O Allah, the Wondrous, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon Your slave and beloved, our Master Muhammad, the Prophet, the most wondrous of all Your creatures from the first of them to the last – spiritually and physically, outwardly and inwardly – and upon his Family and Companions. By him bestow upon me wondrous knowledge of You and Your creation and the most splendid type of divine witnessing. By him make me completely firm in all of this.

Teaching People About the Hijrah

Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)

What are the most important themes to focus on when teaching people about the Hijrah?

We should teach people about the truthfulness and patience of the Prophet ﷺ in giving victory to Allah’s cause and leaving one place for another. We should also talk about how he interacted with the things that Allah has decreed to take place in this life, such as people harming us and being given power over us.

We should then highlight the fact that if we have taqwa, the schemes of those who oppose the truth will eventually come to nothing. The disbelievers who possessed power plotted to either imprison, expel or kill the Prophet ﷺ but their plot failed. Likewise they came to the cave but did not find him ﷺ .

 

What can we learn from the two hijrahs to Abyssinia?

We learn the need to choose places in which we are able to establish the religion and practise it in safety and freedom.

How Does a Seeker Study his Shaykh?

Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)

How does a seeker study his Shaykh?

The seeker studies his shaykh by reflecting upon his states and what they signify and upon the directions that he gives (isharat), his wayfaring and his Prophetic inheritance. He then seeks to benefit from this and become illuminated by it.

On the Cause of Harm Befalling You

Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)

When harm befalls you, how do you know whether it is from the effects of the Evil Eye or due to one’s sins?

Generally speaking anything that befalls you is due to your sins, although it can be to raise your station. If it is due to the Evil Eye it usually occurs suddenly and it leads to a state which is not your normal state.

Reflecting Upon the Hijrah

غار-ثور

Sayyidi Habib `Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him) derives lessons to be learned from the Hijrah of Allah’s Messenger ﷺ . Extracts from a Friday khutbah.

Should you not reflect on why the Prophet ﷺ made the Hijrah? Why he bore those hardships? Why he was forced to migrate? He looked at the city of Makkah upon leaving it and said: “Allah knows that you are the most beloved of cities to me. Had not your people driven me out, I would not have left.” How can you live as a believer in him without realising what drove him to bear these hardships?

The most noble of creation in the sight of the Creator is our Master Muhammad. Allah was capable of making the life of the Master of His creation a life of ease and tranquillity. If Allah wished, the Prophet would not have suffered, he would not have had a camel’s entrails thrown on his back, he would not have been pelted with stones, he would not have been driven out of his own city, he would not have tied a stone to his stomach out of hunger and he would not have fought in battle. But Allah chose all of these things for our Prophet.

Tell me, where are you going in this life and what are your thoughts focused upon? What is the level of your understanding of Allah’s religion? Have you understood the wisdom behind your creation? If the purpose of man’s creation was to relax and experience comfort, then the most worthy of creation of experiencing that was the Prophet, the possessor of the highest rank in Allah’s sight. If you realise this, how can you then find comfort in base things? How can you be distracted by things with which the enemies of Allah distract you such that you possess no concern for the Ummah and no desire to benefit it, no desire to make sacrifices and no reliance upon Allah, no trust in Him and no certainty? Is this the life of someone who believes in and follows the Chosen One? Was he the only one who made these sacrifices, or did all those who believed in him from that first generation do the same? Allah Himself commends them in the Qur’an. They were people of steadfastness and sacrifice, strong in their reliance upon the All-Powerful, people of complete trust in His promises. They had complete faith in that which had been revealed to the Prophet. Do we find these attributes in ourselves? Do not leave this Jumu`ah without resolving to expend your efforts to emulate the foremost, the first of the Emigrants and the Helpers. You will then be one of those who follows them with excellence and you will receive what Allah has promised: As for the foremost, the first of the Emigrants and the Helpers, and those who follow them with excellence this includes anyone who follows them in excellence up to this day and up until the Day of Judgement Allah is pleased with them and they, too, are pleased with Him. He has prepared for them gardens under which rivers flow, in which they will abide forever. That is the supreme triumph.1

This is how your Lord addresses you. How can you then allow your lower self or the Devil to make you live in heedlessness? How can you allow year after year to pass without having any awareness, any desire to draw closer to the Most High? Do you not want to be among those mentioned in the verse? Even before the Hijrah, some of the first Muslims had been martyred, such as Sumayyah, the first martyr in Islam; some had been tortured, like Bilal; some had migrated to Abyssinia; some had been enclosed in the valley of Abu Talib for three years until they were forced to eat the leaves of trees. All of them suffered and made sacrifices. On the night of the Hijrah, Sayyiduna `Ali bin Abu Talib sacrificed himself by sleeping on the Prophet’s bed. Sayyiduna Abu Bakr was with the Prophet, sacrificing himself and his wealth. He was with him in the Cave of Thawr, not for an hour or two, but for three nights. Every night you sleep in a house on a bed. Can you not imagine how the Beloved of Allah spent his nights in that cave?

Whose body was it that lay on the rocks of the cave patiently seeking Allah’s reward? It was the body of the one who was taken above the seven heavens, beyond the Lote Tree of the Utmost Boundary. When will you understand the wisdom behind your creation? When will you realise what your belief in Muhammad dictates? If you entered a cave with a stone floor with creatures living in it and sat there for an hour or two you would know the degree of the Prophet’s striving and steadfastness. The forces which call us to evil have distracted us so that we do not reflect on these realities. A believer may live his whole life and not reflect once upon these things. He rushes to attain comfort in his life, as if He has not received any directions from Allah.

The Ansar in Madinah expressed their love for those that made the Hijrah and made sacrifices to accommodate them. None of them asked: “Why have they taken our land, our homes and our wealth?” On the contrary: They love those who have sought refuge with them; they entertain no desire in their hearts for what the latter are given, but rather prefer them over themselves, even though poverty became their lot.2 They were worthy of being praised by Allah in His Book. There are people who are deluded by the praise of the media and are prepared to make sacrifices to gain some fame. They are not interested in aiding the cause of Allah and His Messenger ﷺ and they have no realisation of what their mission is in this life. Say to them that a time will come when not a single letter will remain of the words written in those newspapers. The people who wrote those words will no longer remain, nor will those who were written about. However, the words of Allah which contain praise for those people and those who follow them in excellence will remain. Should our ambitions not be higher? Should we not seek to be mentioned in the Book of the Lord of the Mighty Throne? He praises you with those words and that praise remains until the Day of Judgement and beyond that into the Abode of Ennoblement. Our enemies have distracted us such that we have forgotten the wisdom behind our creation, but in reading and reflecting upon the Prophetic Biography in general, and the story of the Hijrah in particular, we come to realise this wisdom. We also come to know that we have a duty to make sacrifices and have complete trust and reliance in Allah.

Some Muslims believe it is impossible to convey the message of Islam to the world in this time and that power is in the hands of the disbelievers. We say to them that the events of the Hijrah are enough proof of the falsehood of this belief. Is not Allah enough for His slave?3 Look at the state of the Chosen One when he was in the cave with Abu Bakr al-Siddiq and the disbelievers were at the mouth of the cave.

Abu Bakr said:

O Messenger of Allah, were one of them to look down at his feet he would see us.”

The Messenger of Allah replied:

What do you think of the state of two people and Allah is their third? Do not despair, for truly Allah is with us.”

We say to those in doubt, even if our state resembles the state of the Prophet ﷺ in the cave: “What do you think of the state of a group who still possess the light of faith? Truly Allah is with them.” Allah will cause tranquillity to descend upon them: Then Allah sent down His peace upon His Messenger4 and He will assist them with troops that cannot be seen, neither with the eye, nor with the help of any form of modern technology. Allah will lower the word of the disbelievers while the Word of Allah is transcendent.5 Have no doubt in this.

1 Al-Tawbah, 9:100

2 Al-Hashr, 59:9

3 Al-Ahzab, 39:36

4 Al-Tawbah, 9:40

5 Al-Tawbah, 9:40

 

Habib Muhammad bin Salim bin Hafiz

His Lineage

He is al-Habib al-`Allamah al-Shahid Muhammad bin Salim bin Hafiz bin `Abdullah bin Abu Bakr bin `Aydarus bin `Umar bin `Aydarus bin `Umar bin Abu Bakr bin `Aydarus bin al-Husayn bin al-Shaykh al-Fakhr Abu Bakr bin Salim bin `Abdullah bin `Abd al-Rahman bin `Abdullah bin Shaykh `Abd al-Rahman al-Saqqaf bin Shaykh Muhammad Mawla al-Dawilah, bin `Ali Mawla al-Darak, bin `Alawi al-Ghayur, bin al-Faqih al-Muqaddam Muhammad, bin `Ali, bin Muhammad Sahib Mirbat, bin `Ali Khali` Qasam, bin `Alawi, bin Muhammad Sahib al-Sawma`ah, bin `Alawi, bin `Ubaydullah, bin al-Imam al-Muhajir il-Allah Ahmad, bin `Isa, bin Muhammad al-Naqib, bin `Ali al-`Uraydi, bin Ja`far al-Sadiq, bin Muhammad al-Baqir, bin `Ali Zayn al-`Abidin, bin Husayn al-Sibt, bin `Ali bin Abi Talib and Fatimah al-Zahra’, the daughter of our Master Muhammad, the Seal of the Prophets .

His Life

Habib Muhammad was born in the village of Mishtah near Tarim in the year 1332 (1914) and was brought up under the supervision of his noble father, the great scholar, Habib Salim. Habib Salim taught his son the foundational Islamic sciences and then took him to Tarim to learn from the city’s scholars. His teachers were the Imams of the time. Among them were Habib `Abdullah bin `Umar al-Shatiri, Habib `Alawi bin `Abdullah bin Shihab and Habib `Ali bin `Abd al-Rahman al-Mashhur, his grandfather on his mother’s side. Habib Muhammad also built a strong connection with the knower of Allah, Habib Ja`far bin Ahmad al-`Aydarus. He took knowledge from Habib Muhammad bin Hadi al-Saqqaf in Say’un and Habib Mustafa bin Ahmad al-Mihdar in al-Qwayrah. He travelled on numerous occasions to the Hijaz to take knowledge from its scholars, among them Shaykh Muhammad al-`Arabi al-Tabbani, Sayyid `Alawi bin `Abbas al-Maliki, Sayyid Muhammad Amin Kutbi and Shaykh Hasan al-Mashat.

The extensive knowledge which he obtained led to his appointment as Mufti of Hadramawt. His use of his time was legendary. A day and a night would not pass except that he had stood in prayer in the night, recited a large portion of the Qur’an, made abundant dhikr, taught his students, visited someone, wrote something, issued a legal opinion and saw to the needs of a Muslim. He would attend, in one day, up to fourteen gatherings of knowledge and remembrance.

He had a great concern for conveying and preserving sacred knowledge, and authored a number of works in several sciences which are of great benefit to students. Among them are Takmilah Zubdat al-Hadith in the law of inheritance, al-Miftah and al-Nuqul al-Sihah in the law of marriage and Durus al-Tawhid in tenets of faith. He wrote small books to help beginners in the sciences of jurisprudence and grammar and al-Tadhkirah aI-Hadramiyyah which covers all religious knowledge that it is compulsory for women to know. He also recorded in several volumes the speech of Habib `Alawi bin Shihab and wrote a biography of Habib `Abdullah bin `Umar al-Shatiri, Nafh al-Tib al-`Atiri. He composed a number of poems as well as a beautiful Mawlid, named Al-Nafhah al-Wardiyyah which shows his intense love for and connection to the Messenger of Allah . He also put the Mawlid of Imam Ibn Kathir into verse.

He had a passion for calling people to Allah and spreading knowledge, expressed by his constant visits to the towns and villages of Hadramawt. He journeyed to India and Pakistan where he took knowledge from the Hadith scholars there, among them Shaykh Muhammad Yusuf al-Kandahlawi, author of Hayat al-Sahabah. He visited Sudan and East Africa and visited Habib `Umar bin Ahmad bin Sumayt in the Comoros Islands.

In 1387 (1967), a socialist government came to power in South Yemen which attempted to eradicate Islam from society. Scholars were persecuted and religious institutions, such as the Ribat of Tarim, where Habib Muhammad himself studied, were forcibly closed. This did not, however, deter him from exerting all his efforts in calling to Allah. On a trip to the Hijaz, he was advised not to return to Hadramawt as it was clear that his life was in danger. He replied that the Companions of the Messenger of Allah had gone out seeking martyrdom and that if it came to his own hometown, he could not flee from it. He duly returned to Tarim and continued his life’s work, speaking out fearlessly in the defense of truth. He was required to register with the security forces on a daily basis so that they could check on his whereabouts. Thus, on Friday morning on 29th Dhu’l-Hijjah 1392 (1973) he left his son, Habib `Umar, then only nine years of age, in the mosque before the Friday prayer and went to register. He was never seen again.

His Legacy

The socialist regime thought that by abducting and killing Habib Muhammad, they would succeed in their mission; but, in fact, they failed completely. They wish to extinguish Allah’s light (by blowing) with their mouths but Allah will complete His light, even though the disbelievers may detest it.1 In 1410 (1990), the regime fell and North and South Yemen reunited, paving the way for a revival of the religion. Habib Muhammad’s work did not come to an end, but rather was continued by his sons. Habib `Ali Mashhur remained in Hadramawt throughout this dangerous period, teaching and preserving the way of his forefathers. He is currently the Mufti of Tarim. Habib `Umar spent ten years in safety in al-Bayda’ in the North of Yemen under the tutelage of his father’s companion, Habib Muhammad bin `Abdullah al-Haddar. He then returned to Hadramawt to breathe new life into the religious life of the region. His tireless work led to the establishment of Dar al-Mustafa. Dar al-Mustafa is a centre for traditional Islamic learning based upon three foundations: knowledge (`ilm), spiritual wayfaring (suluk) and calling to Allah (da`wah). It continues to grow and receive students from all corners of the earth. Dar al-Zahra’ was opened in 1422 (2001), realizing Habib Muhammad’s goal of improving Islamic education for women. Habib `Umar, like his father before him, is constantly traveling, spreading the pure methodology of his predecessors.

All of the fruits that we now see are the result of the steadfastness and sacrifice of Habib Muhammad bin Salim. Dar al-Mustafa was officially opened in 1417 (1997) on 29th Dhu’l-Hijjah, the same date on which Habib Muhammad was abducted. Every year on that date, Dar al-Mustafa celebrates its anniversary and, along with it, the life and achievements of this great Imam.

May Allah grant him the best of rewards on behalf of this Ummah, benefit us by him and raise him to the highest station in the company of his grandfather, the Messenger of Allah .

  1. Al-Saff, 61:8

 

An End of Year – New Year Message

Sayyidi Habib `Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him) calls us to reflect on the passing of time and the arrival of a new year. Extracts from a talk delivered in Jalsat al-Ithnayn, Jami` Tarim, the night of 25th Dhu’l-Hijjah 1429.

We bid farewell to another year of the Hijrah of the Messenger of Allah , a year which contains a number of days and nights which are what makes up your lifespan. If a day passes then a part of you has passed. You are but a body and spirit existent in a limited time period. When that period comes to an end you come to an end. It is only those of sound intellect who realize the true value of these days and nights that pass. They know that it is He Who made the Night and the Day to follow each other: for the one who wishes to reflect or to show gratitude.Whatever anyone has achieved in these days and nights that has not increased them in reflection and gratitude has missed the purpose and fundamental wisdom for which these days and nights were created and for which mankind was created.

We witness the passing of time and the alternation of seasons and changes and events. Things which are agreeable to us; things which are unpleasant – all of which test us. We witness the passing away of those who live alongside us, some of it expected, some of it unexpected. All of this is by the decree of the All-Powerful Sovereign.

Likewise we welcome a new year. Every individual must look at their level of reflection and gratitude so they may obtain their provision from these days and nights. One of the meanings of reflection is removing the veils from the spirit to allow it to remember the original covenant which it took with its Lord and clearing away the dust to enable it to extend its gaze to its eventual destination. As for gratitude, everything which is of any benefit to creation comes into its sphere. The Master of Creation said: “Should I not be a grateful slave?” He is the most grateful of creation to the Creator, and through his gratitude we show gratitude to the Creator. May Allah connect us to him in this life and the next.

It is He Who made the Night and the Day to follow each other: for the one who wishes to reflect or to show gratitude.

What are the signs and the attributes of the people of reflection and gratitude? Read the eleven attributes that follow this verse, beginning with:

The slaves of the Most Gracious are those who walk on the earth in humility, and when the ignorant address them, they say, “Peace!” (They are) those who spend the night in worship of their Lord prostrate and standing..2

Reflect upon these attributes and ask yourself what portion you have of them. Do not be content merely to pass over them superficially. Delve into them deeply, hold firm to them and embody their meanings. Each of these attributes has a residing place in your inner being. If each attribute finds its place you will, in your inner being, be one of the slaves of the Most Gracious and every day and night you will increase in reflection and gratitude, and He will prepare you for an indescribable reward. “I have prepared for My righteous slaves that which no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and what no man can imagine.”

The majority of the people of Islam and Iman have made no preparation for the vision of the face of the Best of Mankind, accompanying him on the day of Crowding and then in Dar al-Salam, the Abode of Peace. Does this warrant you giving anything less than your all? How much have you put towards this: of your thoughts, your actions, the attributes of your heart, of the hours of your day and night?

After the death of the Messenger of Allah , Sayyiduna Abu Bakr al-Siddiq would spend his nights crying out of his longing for him. Do we allow the ups and downs of this fleeting life and the desires of our enemies to tear these feelings away from us?

Will you exchange that which is better for that which is worse?3

All you who believe, accompanying him is greater than anything we can imagine. There is no gift more exquisite with which the Lord of the Throne may bless than his companionship and the vision of his face and addressing the possessor of that face. He is a man like no other, the Beloved of the Creator.

If these feelings were alive in the hearts of the Ummah, all causes of evil inward and outward would be removed and the Ummah would be safe from every tribulation. The level of tribulation in which we find ourselves is according to our deficiency in our love for Allah and His Chosen One .

At the end of this year may Allah grant us the ability to please His Beloved through seeking to improve our states and our transactions and what takes places in our houses and what is in our hearts. Nothing should be more beloved to us than Allah and nothing in creation, not even Paradise, should be more beloved to us than Muhammad. No created thing can take precedence over Muhammad, because Allah Himself gave him precedence over all of creation.

For this reason the Companion Rabi`ah ibn Ka`b could think of nothing better to ask from the Messenger of Allah than his companionship in Paradise. The response of the Messenger of Allah was to order him to make abundant prostration. The closest a slave is to Allah is when he is in prostration. If you desire to be close to the one who is closest to Allah, make abundant prostration. One of the meanings of this prostration is to rid our houses of anything which contravenes his Sunnah . Let this Hijri year finish and with it any contravention of the Sunnah. This is prostration. You want to accompany him but you do not want to live in accordance with his teaching?

Let this year finish and you are in a state of preparation to meet the best of Allah’s slaves .

 

Al-Furqan, 25:62

2 Al-Furqan, 25:63-74

3 Al-Baqarah, 2:61

 

Bidding Farewell to this Year and Welcoming a New Year

We are fast approaching the end of this Hijri year. There remain a few days of the blessed month of Dhu’l-Hijjah for us to benefit from. We should try to round off the year with acts which draw us closer to Allah, as “actions are judged by their endings.”1

At the end of the financial year businessmen analyse their year’s trading, but our trade is with Allah and is more worthy of being evaluated. We thank Allah for the gifts with which we have been blessed and we seek His forgiveness for our wrongdoings and shortcomings. We also make our new year’s resolutions for the coming year – what we intend to achieve on our journey to Allah, and the traits which we wish to leave behind. We should bear in mind that both Dhu’l-Hijjah and Muharram, the first month of the new year, are from the four inviolable months so the reward of our actions is multiplied. Our bad deeds are also more grave in these times.

At this time those who have made hajj are returning to their families and communities like newborn babies with a strong resolve to preserve the purity that they have attained in those blessed places. The Messenger of Allah taught us to benefit from those who have returned from hajj by asking them to pray for us and to seek forgiveness for us.

He said “O Allah forgive the one who has made hajj and the one for whom he seeks forgiveness.”2

This forgiveness lasts through Dhu’l-Hijjah, Muharram, Safar and for the first ten days of Rabi` al-Awwal. Sayyiduna `Abdullah bin `Abbas said that if those who did not make hajj knew the right of those who had made hajj over them, they would go out to meet them up on their return and kiss their feet. This is because they have travelled to Allah as representatives of the whole Ummah.

We should open the new year with good works. Among the best of these works is fasting. The Messenger of Allah said:

“The best (month) to fast after Ramadan is the Month of Allah which you call al-Muharram. The best prayer after the obligatory prayer is the night prayer.”3

The Messenger of Allah called Muharram “the Month of Allah” which points to its nobility, just like the Ka`bah is “the House of Allah.” One of the wisdoms behind the merit of fasting in the month of Muharram is that both are attributed to Allah – Muharram is the “the Month of Allah” and fasting, as in the hadith qudsi, “is Mine, and I will reward accordingly.”4

The greatest day in Muharram to fast is of course the tenth, `Ashura.’ Fasting on this day wipes out the sins of the previous year. Read more about it here.

Sayyidi Habib `Umar bin Hafiz welcomes in the new year by taking his students to visit the Prophet Hud (peace be upon him). This was the way of his father and some of his forefathers. Thus the first few days of the year are spent in a blessed place away from distraction with the focus purely on Allah. The days are filled with acts of worship and gatherings of knowledge and remembrance.

We ask Allah to bring great good to the Ummah in this new year, rectify its affairs and bring relief to those who are suffering. Peace and blessings be upon the one whose Hijrah marks the beginning of our calendar, our Master Muhammad and his blessed family and Companions and all those that follow him until the last day.

Habib Ali al-Habashi composed a special prayer to be read at the end of the year. You can download the prayer with translation here.

  1. Narrated by al-Bukhari
  2. Narrated by al-Bayhaqi and al-Tabarani
  3. Narrated by Muslim
  4. Narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim

Photo credit: Photo by Federico Respini on Unsplash

Weekly Salawat: Seal of the Messengers

 

As we come to the end of this hijri year, we present these salawat by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah preserve him and benefit us by him) upon the Seal of the Messengers and the Master of the Prophets ﷺ

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ على مَنْ خَتَمْتَ بِهِ الرِّسَالات

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ على مَنْ جَعَلْتَهُ سَيِّدَ أَهْلِ النُّبُوَّات

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ على أَوْسَعِ الخَلْقِ جَاهاً لَدَيْكَ في الدُّنْيَا و يَوْمَ المِيقَات

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ على صَاحِبِ الشَّفَاعَةِ العُظْمى

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ على صَاحِبِ المقَامِ الأَسْنى

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ على حَبِيبِكَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ المُصْطَفى

وعلى آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ و سَلِّمْ تَسْلِيماً

O Allah, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon the one who You made the Seal of the Messengers;

O Allah, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon the one who You made the Master of the Prophets;

O Allah, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon the one who has the greatest status in Your sight in this life and on the Day of Judgement;

O Allah, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon the one who possesses the greatest intercession;

O Allah, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon the one who possesses the highest station;

O Allah, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon Your beloved, our Master Muhammad, the Chosen One and upon his Family and Companions.

Seal of the Messengers

 

As we come to the end of this hijri year, we present these salawat by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah preserve him and benefit us by him) upon the Seal of the Messengers and the Master of the Prophets ﷺ

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ على مَنْ خَتَمْتَ بِهِ الرِّسَالات

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ على مَنْ جَعَلْتَهُ سَيِّدَ أَهْلِ النُّبُوَّات

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ على أَوْسَعِ الخَلْقِ جَاهاً لَدَيْكَ في الدُّنْيَا و يَوْمَ المِيقَات

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ على صَاحِبِ الشَّفَاعَةِ العُظْمى

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ على صَاحِبِ المقَامِ الأَسْنى

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ على حَبِيبِكَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ المُصْطَفى

وعلى آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ و سَلِّمْ تَسْلِيماً

O Allah, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon the one who You made the Seal of the Messengers;

O Allah, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon the one who You made the Master of the Prophets;

O Allah, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon the one who has the greatest status in Your sight in this life and on the Day of Judgement;

O Allah, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon the one who possesses the greatest intercession;

O Allah, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon the one who possesses the highest station;

O Allah, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon Your beloved, our Master Muhammad, the Chosen One and upon his Family and Companions.