Salawat with Allah’s Beautiful Names: Ya Badi’ (the Wondrous)

This prayer is taken from Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz’s collection of prayers using Allah’s beautiful names in which he 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. In this prayer, he calls upon Allah, the Wondrous to bestow prayers upon His Beloved, the most wondrous of His creation in every sense. Continue reading Salawat with Allah’s Beautiful Names: Ya Badi’ (the Wondrous)

Salawat with Allah’s Beautiful Names: Ya Hadi (the Guide)

Every morning the Messenger of Allah ﷺ would ask his Lord to make him someone who was rightly guided and a guide to others. In this prayer, Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah preserve him and benefit us by him) teaches us to seek guidance for ourselves and others from Allah through the means and light of our guide, His Beloved ﷺ. Continue reading Salawat with Allah’s Beautiful Names: Ya Hadi (the Guide)

Salawat with Allah’s Beautiful Names: Ya Mutafaddil (Bestower of Bounty)

In this prayer, Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him) teaches us to call upon the Bestower of Bounty and to ask for an immense portion of that bounty (fadl). The Prophet ﷺ is also described as al-Mutafaddil, the generous distributor of Allah’s bounty. Continue reading Salawat with Allah’s Beautiful Names: Ya Mutafaddil (Bestower of Bounty)

Selected Salawat: Salat of Dhu’l-Hijjah

In these days we want true prayer, true fasting, true recitation of the Qur’an and a true connection to the blessed Prophet ﷺ so that we can be close to him on the Day of Gathering, so that we can be with the best of people who come to drink from his pure Pool. O Allah, allow us to drink from his Pool, O Loving One, O Most Generous, O Most Merciful! Continue reading Selected Salawat: Salat of Dhu’l-Hijjah

Salawat with Allah’s Beautiful Names: Ya Nur (the Light)

Every morning the Messenger of Allah ﷺ would ask his Lord to place light in his heart and in all his affairs. In this prayer, Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah preserve him and benefit us by him) teaches us to seek that same light from Allah through the means and light of His Beloved ﷺ. Continue reading Salawat with Allah’s Beautiful Names: Ya Nur (the Light)

Salawat with Allah’s Beautiful Names: Ya Nafi’ (the One Who Benefits)     

The Prophet said ﷺ: “All creatures are Allah’s dependants, and the most beloved to Allah are those most beneficial to His dependants.”

Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him) teaches us to ask Allah by His name, the One Who benefits (al-Nafi’) and by His Prophet who is the source of all benefit, that He makes us among those who benefit the creation the most. Continue reading Salawat with Allah’s Beautiful Names: Ya Nafi’ (the One Who Benefits)     

Salawat with Allah’s Beautiful Names: Ya Mani’ (the Preventer)

This prayer is taken from Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz’s collection of prayers using Allah’s beautiful names in which he 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. Continue reading Salawat with Allah’s Beautiful Names: Ya Mani’ (the Preventer)

Salat of Imam al-Haddad

The following prayer upon the Prophet ﷺ was composed by Imam al-Haddad

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ على سَيِّدِنا و مَوْلانا مُحَمَّدٍ الَّذي أُمِرْنا على لِسَانِهِ بِحِفْظِ الحُدُودِ و الوَفَاءِ بِالعُهُودِ و الرِّضا بِالمَوْجُودِ و الصَّبْرِ على المَفْقُودِ

O Allah, bestow prayers upon our Master Muhammad, on whose tongue we have been commanded to maintain the boundaries, to honour our trusts, to be content with what we possess and to patiently bear any losses we suffer.

Salawat with Allah’s Beautiful Names: Ya Mughni (the One Who makes people independent)

This prayer is taken from Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz’s collection of prayers using Allah’s beautiful names in which he 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. Continue reading Salawat with Allah’s Beautiful Names: Ya Mughni (the One Who makes people independent)