Ya Sabur (the Most Patient)

 

Allah says: “Those who patiently persevere will receive a reward without measure.” (39:10) In this prayer, Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah preserve him and benefit us by him), teaches us to ask Allah through the Prophet, the most patient of people, to make us among those who patiently persevere and thus receive a reward without measure.

اللَّهُمَّ يا اللهُ يا صَبورُ صَلِّ على عَبْدِكَ و حَبِيبِكَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ الصَّبور و على آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ و سَلِّمْ تَسْلِيماً، و اجْعَلْني بِهِ مِنْ الصَّابِرِينَ الَّذِين يُؤْتَوْنَ أَجْرَهُمْ بِغَيْرِ حِسَاب في خَيْرٍ و لُطْفٍ و عَافِيَةٍ إِحْسَاناً و كَرَماً

O Allah, the Most Patient, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon Your slave and beloved, our Master Muhammad, the most patient Prophet, and upon his Family and Companions. By him make me among the patient who are given their reward without measure accompanied with goodness, kindness and wellbeing out of Your grace and generosity.

Ya Rashid (the Guide to what is right)

We continue our journey through Sayyidi Habib Umar’s collection of prayers using Allah’s beautiful names. In this collection, Habib Umar 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 رَشِيدُ صَلِّ على عَبْدِكَ و حَبِيبِكَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ الرَّشِيدِ و على آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ و سَلِّمْ تَسْلِيماً، و أَلْهِمْني بِهِ رُشْدِي وارْزُقْني نَشْرَ الرُّشْدِ في الخَلْقِ خُصوصاً و عُموماً و هَيِّئْ لي بِهِ مِنْ أَمْري رَشَداً

 

O Allah, the Guide to what is right, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon Your slave and beloved, our Master Muhammad, the Prophet, the rightly guided one and upon his Family and Companions. By him inspire me to do what is right and allow me to spread guidance to all people – both the elite and ordinary people – and by him arrange my affairs in the right way.

 

Ya Warith (the Inheritor)

Allah says: “then We gave the Book as inheritance to those whom We chose of Our servants.” (35:32) In this prayer, Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah preserve him and benefit us by him), teaches us to seek our portion of that inheritance.

اللَّهُمَّ يا اللهُ يا وارِثُ صَلِّ على عَبْدِكَ و حَبِيبِكَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ أَعْظَمِ وارِثٍ لِكِتابِكَ المُهَيْمِنِ الكَرِيمِ المَجِيدِ العَظِيمِ و مُوَرِّثٍ لِأَسْرَارِهِ و على آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ و سَلِّمْ تَسْلِيماً، واجْعَلْ سَهْمِي مِنْ إِرْثِهِ سَهْماً جَسِيماً فَخِيماً و حَظِّي مِنْهُ حَظَّاً وافِراً عَظِيماً

O Allah, the Inheritor, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon Your slave and beloved, our Master Muhammad, the Prophet, the greatest inheritor of Your mighty and noble Book, the guardian of all other books, and the greatest transmitter of its secrets, and upon his Family and Companions. Bless me with a vast portion of his inheritance.

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.

Ya Ghani (the Independent One)

 Allah says to His Beloved in Surat al-Duha:

“Did He not find you in need and make you independent?”

Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz says about this:

Allah is the One who makes independent all those who realise that they are in need of Him. Due to your inward neediness, Allah made you independent of everything other than Him, for true wealth is the wealth of the soul.”

Here he teaches us to seek to be independent of all other than Him and to be completely content with Him.

اللَّهُمَّ يا اللهُ يا غَنِيُّ صَلِّ على عَبْدِكَ و حَبِيبِكَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ الغَنِيِّ بِكَ و أَعْظَمِ خَلْقِكَ افْتِقاراً إِلَيْكَ و على آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ و سَلِّمْ تَسْلِيماً وأَغْنِني بِحَلالِكَ عَنْ حَرَامِكَ و بِطَاعَتِكَ عَنْ مَعْصِيَتِكَ و ارْزُقْني غِنَى القَلْب

O Allah, O Independent One, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon Your slave and beloved, our Master Muhammad, the Prophet who is independent through You and the one who is most in need of You, and upon his Family and Companions. Make me content with that which You have made lawful for me, so that I do not resort to that which You have made unlawful, make me content with obedience to You so that I do not disobey You and give me a heart that is contented.

 

Ya Jami` (the Uniter)

 

Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz teaches us to ask Allah by His name the Uniter (al-Jami`) and by His Prophet ﷺ to combine for us all good and felicity in this life and the next.

اللَّهُمَّ يا اللهُ يا جَامِع صَلِّ على عَبْدِكَ و حَبِيبِكَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ الجامِع لِأَسْرَارِكَ و على آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ و سَلِّمْ تَسْلِيماً واجْمَعْ لي بِهِ بَيْنَ خَيْراتِ و سَعَاداتِ الدَّارَيْنِ واجْمَعْ بِهِ شَمْلي اجْمَعْني بِهِ عَلَيْكَ جَمْعاً

O Allah, O Uniter, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon Your slave and beloved, our Master Muhammad, the Prophet who gathered Your secrets, and upon his Family and Companions, and by him combine for me all the good and felicity of both abodes and unite my affairs and allow me to focus completely upon You.

Ya Muqsit (the Equitable)

Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz teaches us to ask Allah by His name the Equitable to bestow prayers upon His equitable Prophet   and by him to make us among those who are just and equitable, for “Allah loves those who judge with equity.” (5.42)

اللَّهُمَّ يا اللهُ يا مُقْسِطُ صَلِّ على عَبْدِكَ و حَبِيبِكَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ المُقْسِط و على آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ و سَلِّمْ تَسْلِيماً  واجْعَلْني بِهِ مُقْسِطاً و مُنْصِفاً حَكِيماً

O Allah, O Equitable One, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon Your slave and beloved, our Master Muhammad, the equitable Prophet, and upon his Family and Companions, and by him make me equitable, just and wise.

Salawat with Allah’s Beautiful Names: Ya Mun’im (Bestower of Blessings)

Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz teaches us to thank Allah for the immense blessings that He has bestowed upon us, the greatest of those being our beloved Prophet ﷺ . He also directs us to ask for an increase in those blessings, for gratitude and for those blessings to be preserved.

اللَّهُمَّ يا اللهُ يا مُنْعِمُ صَلِّ على عَبْدِكَ و حَبِيبِكَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ النِّعْمَةِ العُظْمى و على آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ و سَلِّمْ تَسْلِيماً و وَسِّعْ عَلَيَّ نِعَمَكَ و ارْزُقْني شُكْرَها و احْفَظْها مِنْ الزَّوَالِ و أَنْعِمْ عَلَيَّ بِما أَنْتَ أَهْلُهُ في كُلِّ حِينٍ و حَالٍ ظاهراً و بَاطِناً

Allahumma ya Allah ya Mun`im salli `ala `abdika wa habibika Sayyidina Muhammad annabiyyi’ni`matil-uzma wa ‘ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallim tasliman wa wassi` `alayya ni`amik wa’rzuqni shukraha wa’hfazha min azzawal wa ani`m `alayya bima anta ahluh fi kulli hinin wa hallin zahiran wa batina.

O Allah, O Bestower of blessings, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon Your slave and beloved, our Master Muhammad, the Prophet, the greatest blessing and upon his Family and Companions. Expand Your blessings upon me, bless me with gratitude for them and prevent them from disappearing. Bestow Your blessings upon me as only You are worthy of doing in every time and state inwardly and outwardly.

Ya Dha’l-Jalal wa’l-Ikram (Lord of Majesty and Generosity)

Allah says: “Blessed be the name of your Lord, the Lord of Majesty and Generosity (55:78).” The Prophet would often call upon Allah by this name and it has been narrated that it is Allah’s greatest name. It combines the attributes of majesty and beauty and inspires in the slave both hope and fear. Continue reading Ya Dha’l-Jalal wa’l-Ikram (Lord of Majesty and Generosity)

Salawat with Allah’s Beautiful Names: Ya Ra’uf (The Most Kind)

Allah called his Beloved  by one of His names, al-Ra’uf – the Most Kind. Allah said to him that he is: “to the believers most kind and merciful” (9.128). In this prayer, Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz teaches us to ask for Allah’s kindness for ourselves and all believers through the means of the most kind Prophet .                                 

اللَّهُمَّ يا اللهُ يا رَؤُوفُ صَلِّ على عَبْدِكَ و حَبِيبِكَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ الرَّؤُوف و على آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ و سَلِّمْ تَسْلِيماً و وَفِّرْ حَظَّنا مِنْ رَأْفَتِكَ و كُنْ  بِنا و بِالمُؤْمِنينَ رَؤُوفاً رَحِيماً

O Allah, O Most Kind, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon Your slave and beloved, our Master Muhammad, the most kind Prophet and upon his Family and Companions, and bless us with a huge portion of Your kindness and be kind and merciful to us and all believers.