Selected Salawat: the Seal of Your Prophets

This is a prayer upon the Prophet ﷺ composed by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him) 

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ على سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ خَاتَمِ أَنْبِيَائِكَ وسَيِّدِ رُسُلِكَ وأَكْرَمِ خَلْقِكَ وَإِمَامِ أَهْلِ حقِيْقَةِ تَوْحِيْدِكَ

وَ صَفْوَتِكَ مِنْ عِبَادِكَ وَعلى آلِهِ وَصَحْبِهِ وسَلِّمْ تَسْلِيماً وانْصُرْنَا بِهِ وأَصْلِحْ بِهِ شُئُونَنَا وَ شُئُونَ أُمَّتِهِ أَجْمعِيْنَ 

Allāhumma ṣalli `alā sayyidinā Muḥammadin khātami anbiyā’ik wa sayyidi rusulik wa imām ahli ḥaqīqati tawḥīdik wa ṣafwatik min `ibādik wa `alā āli wa sabihi wa sallim tasliman w’anṣurnā bihi wa aṣliḥ bihi shu`ūnanā wa shu`ūna ummatihi ajma`īn

O Allah, bestow prayers upon our Master Muhammad, the Seal of Your Prophets, the Master of Your Messengers, the Noblest of Your Creation, the Imam of the people who have realised the reality of Your oneness, the best of Your slaves, and upon his Family and Companions and give us victory through him and rectify through him our affairs and the affairs of his whole Ummah.

 

Insights into Bestowing Prayers Upon the Prophet ﷺ

Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him) provides some valuable insights into bestowing prayers upon the Prophet ﷺ. 

The Reality of Bestowing Prayers upon Him

Allah ordered us to bestow prayers upon the Prophet ﷺ but we are certain that we are unable to do anything of our own accord, so instead of attempting to do so we request that Allah Himself bestows prayers on the Prophet. He called this request of ours prayers from us and said: Bestow prayers and peace upon him in abundance. (Al-Ahzab, 33:56) In reality, however, these prayers are from Him as we are incapable of bestowing them ourselves. That is why if we wish to bestow prayers upon the Prophet we say ‘O Allah,’ or ‘O Lord, bestow prayers upon him.’ Continue reading Insights into Bestowing Prayers Upon the Prophet ﷺ