Seeking Allah’s Relief through Prayers Upon the Prophet ﷺ

Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him) teaches us to seek Allah’s relief through prayers upon the Prophet ﷺ

اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّا نَدْعُوكَ بِأَسْمَائِكَ الحُسْنى وكَلِمَاتِكَ التَّامَّاتِ أَنْ تُصَلَّيَ وتُسَلِّمَ على شَرِيفِ الذَّات، كَريمِ الصِّفات، عَبْدِكَ وَحَبِيبِكَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمِّدٍ وعلى آلِهِ وصَحْبِهِ القادَات، وإِخْوَانِهِ مِنْ النَّبِيِّينَ وآلِهِم وصَحْبِهِمْ والتَّابِعِين

وأَنْ تُغِيثَ المُسْلِمين، وتَلْطُفَ بِهِم فِيما تَجْري بِهِ المَقادِير، يا نِعْمَ المَوْلى و نِعْمَ النَّصِير، وأَنْ تُفَرِّجَ كُرُوبَهُم، وتَكْشِفَ السُّوءَ والضُرَّ عَنْهُمْ
يا قادِرُ يا قَوِيُّ يا مَتِينُ يا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمين آمين

Allahumma inna nad`uka bi asmaik’al-husna wa kalimatik’attammati an tusalliya wa tusallima `ala sharif-dhat karim assifat `abdika wa habibika sayyidina Muhammadin wa `ala alihi wa sahbihi’l-qadat wa ikhwanihi min an-nibiyyin wa alihim wa sahbihim w’attabi`in, wa an tughithal-muslimin wa taltufa bihim fīma tajri bihi’l-maqadir, ya ni`ma al-mawla wa ni`ma’nnasir wa an tufarrija kurubahum wa takshifa’ssu’ wa’ durra `anhum ya Qadiru ya Qawwiyu ya Matinu ya Arham ar-Rahimin Amin.

O Allah, we call upon You and ask You by Your beautiful names and Your complete words, to bestow prayers and peace upon the possessor of the most noble essence and the most honourable attributes, Your slave and beloved, our Master Muhammad, and upon his Family and Companions, the best of leaders, and upon his brothers among the Prophets and their Families and Companions and those that follow them. We ask You to aid the Muslims and treat them gently in that which Your decree has in store for them, for You are the best of protectors and best of supporters, and to relieve their tribulations and to remove evil and harm from them, O All-Powerful, O Strong, O Firm, O Most Merciful, Amin.

 

Nurik al-Sari

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

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ وَ سَلِّمْ على سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ نُورِكَ السَّارِي وَمَدَدِكَ الجَارِي واجْمَعْنِي بِهِ فِي كُلِّ أَطْوَارِي وعلى آلِهِ وصَحْبِهِ يَانُورْ

Allahumma salli wa sallim `ala sayyidina Muhammadin nurik as-sari wa madadik al-jari w’ajm`ani bihi fi kulli atwari wa `ala alihi wa sahbihi ya Nur

O Allah, bestow prayers and peace upon our Master Muhammad, Your light which spreads and Your assistance which flows (throughout creation) and join me with him in all my states, and upon his Family and Companions, O Light!

 

Selected Salawat: The Possessor of All Praiseworthy Attributes

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 و سَلِّمْ على جَامِعِ المحَامِد مَنْ بِهِ تُفَرَّجُ الكُروبُ و تُكْشَفُ الشَّدائِد سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ وعلى آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ يا حَيُّ يا قَيُّومُ يا واحِد

Allāhumma ṣalli wa sallim `alā Jāmi` al-Mahāmid man bihi tufarraju’l-kurūb wa tukshafu al-shadā’id sayyidinā Muḥammadin wa `alālihi wa saḥbih ya Ḥayyu ya Qayyūmu ya Wāḥid

O Allah, bestow prayers and peace upon the possessor of all praiseworthy attributes, the one through whom tribulations are removed and hardships relieved, our Master Muhammad and upon his Family and Companions, O Living, O Everlasting, O One!

 

Selected Salawat: the Sweetest of Drinks

In this prayer upon the Prophet ﷺ  Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him) asks for the veil between us and him to be lifted and to be given the sweetest of drinks directly by the Prophet ﷺ . 

،اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِ سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَالأَصْحَاب

،صَلاةً وَسَلامًا تَرْفَعُ بِهِمَا بَيْني و بَيْنَهُ الحِجَاب

،وَتُدْخِلُنِي بِهِمَا عَلَيْهِ مِنْ أَوْسَعِ بَاب

،وَتَسْقِينِي بِهِمَا بِيْدِهِ الشَّرِيفَةِ أَعْذَبَ الْكُؤُوسِ مِنْ أَحْلَى شَرَاب

Allāhumma ṣalli wa sallim `alā sayyidinā Muḥammadin wa `alā āli sayyidinā Muḥammadin w’al-aṣḥāb, ṣalātan wa salāman tarfa`u bihimā baynī wa baynahu’l-ḥijāb, wa tudkhilunī bihimā `alayhi min awsa`i bāb, wa tasqīnī bihimā biyadhihi ash-sharīfati a`dhaba al-ku`ūsi min aḥla sharāb

O Allah, bestow prayers and peace upon our Master Muhammad and the Family of our Master Muhammad and upon the Companions, by which You lift the veil between us and him, give us the best entry into his presence, and give us to drink from the sweetest of drinks by his noble hand.

 

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.

 

Selected Salawat: Muwasala

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

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ على سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ صَلاةً تَفْتَحُ لَنَا بِها بَابَ المُوَاصَلة و عَلى آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ أَهْلِ الصِّفاتِ الكامِلَةِ بِعَدَدِ عِلْمِكَ و دَوَامِ مُلْكِكَ و سَلِّمْ تَسْلِيماً كَثِيرَاً

Allāhumma ṣalli `alā sayyidinā Muḥammadin ṣalātan taftaḥu lanā bihā bāb al-muwāṣalah wa `alā ālihi wa ṣaḥbihi ahli-ṣifāti’l-kāmilah bi`adadi `ilmika wa dawāmi mulkika wa sallim tasliman kathīran

O Allah, bestow prayers upon our Master Muhammad, which open for us the doors of connection, and upon his Family, the possessors of perfect attributes, prayers as numerous as that which the knowledge of Allah encompasses, remaining as long as the dominion of Allah remains, accompanied with abundant peace.

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. Extracts from a lesson during the Dawah Conference, Dar al-Mustafa, Muharram 1433 / December 2011.

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