Selected Salawat: Attaching Everything to the Prophet ﷺ

In this prayer upon the Prophet ﷺ Habib Ali al-Habashi (may Allah have mercy upon him and benefit us by him) teaches us to attach everything we have to the Prophet: our hearts, bodies, actions, intentions and our every movement and stillness.

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ وسَلِّمْ على سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ

وارْبُطْ قَلْبِي بِقَلْبِهِ

وارْبُطْ جِسْمِي بِجِسْمِهِ

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Selected Salawat: Seeking to be at One With the Messenger ﷺ

Habib Ali al-Habashi (may Allah have mercy upon him and allow us to benefit from him) teaches us to use this prayer to seek the pleasure of Allah and His Messenger ﷺ and to ask that our actions and intentions be so connected to the Prophet that they are at one with him. Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz placed this prayer in his Hadrah Badriyyah.

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ وسَلِّمْ على سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ ، صَلاةً تُرْضِيكَ وتُرْضِيهِ ، وتَنْطَوِي بِها أَعْمَالي ونِيَّاتي وحَرَكَاتي وسَكَناتي فِيه

Allahumma salli wa sallim `ala sayyidina Muhammad salatan turdika wa turdihi wa tantawi biha a`mali wa niyyaati wa harakaati wa sakanaati fih

O Allah, bestow Your prayers and peace upon our Master Muhammad, prayers which allow us to attain Your pleasure and his and cause my actions, intentions, movements and stillness to be enveloped in him.

A Short Prayer Upon the Prophet ﷺ

Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz was asked for a simple prayer upon the Prophet ﷺ that it is easy to recite consistently

He advised reciting this prayer which he received from his teacher, Habib Muhammad bin `Alawi bin Shihab:

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ وسَلِّمْ على سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ الأُمِّي بِعَدَدِ عِلْمِك

Allahumma salli wa sallim `ala sayyidina Muhammad annabiyyi’l ummi bi `adadi `ilmik

O Allah, bestow prayers and peace upon our Master Muhammad, the Unlettered Prophet according to the extent of Your knowledge.

Selected Salawat: Prayers Which Bring Life to My Soul

This prayer upon the Prophet ﷺ was composed by Habib Ali al-Habashi (may Allah have mercy upon him and benefit us by him)

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ وسَلِّمْ على سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ ، صَلاةً تَحْيَا بِها رُوحِي و تَنْشَطُ بِها جَوارِحي و يَقْوَى بِها قَلْبِي و يَسْرِي سِرُّها في أَوْلادِي و أَهْلِي و أَصْحَابي و أَكونُ بِها سَعِيداً مَسْعوداً

Allahumma salli wa sallim `ala sayyidina Muhammad salatan tahya biha ruhi wa tanshatu biha jawarihi wa yaqwa biha qalbi wa yasri sirruha fi awladi wa ahli wa ashabi wa akunu biha sa`idan mas’uda

 

O Allah, bestow Your prayers and peace upon our Master Muhammad, prayers which bring life to my soul, energy to my body and strength to my heart. May the secret of these prayers reach my children, my family and my companions and by them may I attain absolute felicity.

Salat for the Night of Badr

Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him) recommends this prayer in abundance on the night of Badr:

يا حَيُّ يا قَيُّومُ صَلِّ على حَبِيبِكَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّد، وأَغِثْنِي بِهِ، وعلى آلِهِ وصَحْبِهِ وسَلِّمْ

Ya Hayyu ya Qayyum salli `ala habibika sayyidina Muhammad wa aghithni bihi wa `ala alihi wa sahbhihi wa sallim

O Living, O Sustainer, bestow prayers and peace upon Your Beloved, our Master Muhammad and upon his Family and Companions and by him come to my aid!

 

Seal of the Messengers

These are salawat composed by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah preserve him and benefit us by him) upon the Seal of the Messengers and the Master of the Prophets ﷺ

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ على مَنْ خَتَمْتَ بِهِ الرِّسَالات

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ على مَنْ جَعَلْتَهُ سَيِّدَ أَهْلِ النُّبُوَّات

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ على أَوْسَعِ الخَلْقِ جَاهاً لَدَيْكَ في الدُّنْيَا و يَوْمَ المِيقَات

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ على صَاحِبِ الشَّفَاعَةِ العُظْمى

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ على صَاحِبِ المقَامِ الأَسْنى

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ على حَبِيبِكَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ المُصْطَفى

وعلى آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ و سَلِّمْ تَسْلِيماً

O Allah, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon the one who You made the Seal of the Messengers;

O Allah, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon the one who You made the Master of the Prophets;

O Allah, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon the one who has the greatest status in Your sight in this life and on the Day of Judgement;

O Allah, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon the one who possesses the greatest intercession;

O Allah, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon the one who possesses the highest station;

O Allah, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon Your beloved, our Master Muhammad, the Chosen One and upon his Family and Companions.

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.

Salat for the Visit of Nabi Allah Hud

This is a prayer upon the Prophet ﷺ composed by Habib Muhammad al-Haddar to be read by those visiting the Prophet Hud (peace be upon him). 

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ و سَلِّمْ في كُلِّ لَحْظَةٍ أَبَداً عَدَدَ ذَرَّاتِ الوُجُود

عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ و على نَبِيِّ اللهِ هُود و على آلِ سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ و على آلِ نَبِيِّ اللهِ هُود

‘O Allah, bestow prayers and peace in every instant for eternity upon our Master Muhammad and upon the Prophet of Allah, Hud, upon the family and followers of our Master Muhammad and upon the family and followers of the Prophet of Allah, Hud.’

Salawat of Habib Ibrahim bin `Aqil bin Yahya

The following prayers upon the Prophet ﷺ are composed by Habib Ibrahim bin `Aqil bin Yahya (may Allah have mercy upon him and benefit us by him).

Habib Ibrahim said:

“Every act of worship is liable to be ruined by ostentation (riya’) except bestowing prayers upon the Prophet ﷺ because it is a means of intercession and it is accepted by Allah whatever the state of the person.”

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ و سَلِّمْ و بَارِكْ و كَرِّمْ عَلى سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ حَبِيبِكَ المَحْبُوب و مُحِبِّيهِ كَمَا يُرْضِيكَ و يُرْضِيهِ و حَبِّبْنَا إِلَيْهِ و زِدْنا مَحَبَةً فِيهِ

Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik wa karrim `ala Sayyidina Muhammad habibik al-mahbub wa muhibbihi kama yurdika wa yurdihi wa habbibna ilayhi wa zidna mahabbatan fih.

O Allah, bestow Your prayers, peace, blessings and generosity upon our Master Muhammad, Your Beloved, and upon those who love him to the extent that pleases You and pleases him and make us beloved to him and increase us in love for him.

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ و سَلِّمْ  كما تَرْضَى و تُحِبْ عَلى سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ أَحَبِّ مَنْ تُحِبْ و على آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ و جَميعِ مَنْ يُحِبُّونَهُ و يُحِبْ و هَبْ لي بِحَقِّهِ و بِحَقِّهِمْ في الدَّارَيْنِ ما أُحِبْ و أَدْخِلْنِي و مَنْ أُحِبْ فِيمَنْ تُحِبْ

Allahumma salli wa sallim kama tarda wa tuhibb `ala sayyidina Muhammad ahabbi man tuhibb wa `ala alihi wa sahbihi wa jami`i man yuhibbunahu wa yuhibb wa hab li bihaqqihi wa bihaqqihim fi’ddarayn ma uhibb wa adkhilni wa man uhibb fiman tuhib.

O Allah, bestow Your prayers and peace to the extent which pleases You and as You wish upon our Master Muhammad, the most beloved of those that You love and upon his Family and Companions and all those that they love and he loves. I ask You by his station and their station to bless me with all that I wish for in both abodes and to make me and those that I love among those that You love.

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ و سَلِّمْ عَلى سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ سَيِّدِ الكَوْنَيْنِ و على آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ صَلاةً و سَلاماً نَسْعَدُ بِهِما في الدَّارَيْنِ

Allahumma salli wa sallim `ala sayyidina Muhammad sayyidi’l-kawnayn wa `ala alihi wa sahbihi salatan wa salaman nas`adu bihima fi’ddarayn.

O Allah, bestow prayers and peace upon our Master Muhammad, the master of both realms and upon his Family and Companions, by which we attain felicity in both abodes.