Salawat: Long or Short?

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

When bestowing prayers upon the Prophet , is it better to use a long formula and recite less or a short formula and recite more?

What is best is whatever helps the heart to be present and focused on the Prophet , and helps to increase in love, longing and veneration.