Paradise within Paradise

This is a prayer upon the Prophet ﷺ  composed by Habib Ali al-Jifri (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ على سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ جَنَّةِ الجَنَّةِ و أُنْسِ الإِنْس و جُنَّةِ الجِنَّةِ و على آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ و سَلِّمْ

Allahumma salli ‘ala sayyidina Muhammad jannat’il-jannah wa uns al-ins wa junnat’il-jinnah wa ‘alahi wa sahbihi wa sallim

O Allah, bestow prayers and peace upon our Master Muhammad, the Paradise of Paradise, the one who brings comfort to men and is a protection from the Jinn and upon his Family and Companions.

In this beautifully and subtly worded salat, Habib Ali teaches us that being with the Prophet ﷺ is the greatest part of Paradise, or Paradise within Paradise. The concern of the Prophet’s close Companions was not Jannah itself as much as being in the company of the Prophet in Jannah. When a great man was once asked to describe the pleasures of Paradise, he simply said: “The Messenger of Allah is there.” The Prophet’s physical presence brought comfort to those around him, and his spiritual presence and teachings continue to bring peace and comfort to his followers and humankind as a whole. With the revelation of the Quran, a barrier was put in place that prevented the Jinn from accessing the heavenly realm. Likewise, the Prophet’s teachings are also a shield or a protection from the hidden harm of the Jinn.