Category Archives: Selected Salawat

Receiving Everything from the Messenger of Allah ﷺ

In this awesome prayer, Habib Ali al-Habashi teaches us to ask to receive directly from the Messenger of Allah ﷺ everything which we need for the path: that which relates to knowledge, intention, focus, the physical and the spiritual.

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ ، بِاللِّسَانِ الْجَامِعَة  في الْـحَضْرَةِ الْوَاسِعَة ، صَلَاةً تَـمُدُّ بِهَا جِسْمِيْ مِنْ جِسْمِه ، وَقَلْبِي مِنْ قَلْبِه ، وَرُوحِي مِنْ رُوحِه ، وَسِرِّي مِنْ سِرِّه ، وَعِلْمِي مِنْ عِلْمِه ، وعَمَلِي من عَمَلِه ، وخُلُقِي من خُلُقِه ، ونِيَّتِي من نِيَّتِه ، ووِجْهَتِي من وِجْهَتِه ، وقَصْدِي من قَصْدِه ، وتَعُودُ بَرَكاتُها عليَّ وعلى أَوْلادِي ، وَعَلَى أَصْحَابي ، وعلى أَهْلِ عَصْرِي ، يا نُور يا نُور ، اجْعَلْني نُوراً بِحقِّ النُّور

Allahumma salli wa sallim `ala sayyidina Muhammadin bi’l-lisani’l-jami`ati fī’l-hadrati’l-wasi`ati salatan tamuddu biha jismi min jismihi wa qalbi min qalbihi wa ruhi min ruhihi wa sirri min sirrihi wa `ilmi min `ilmihi wa `amali min `amalihi wa khuluqi min khuluqihi wa niyyati min niyyatihi wa wijhati min wijhatihi wa qasdi min qasdihi wa ta`udu barakatuha `alayya wa `ala awladi wa `ala ashabi wa `ala ahli `asri ya Nur ya Nur ij`alni nuran bihaqqi’n-Nur

O Allah, bestow prayers and peace with a tongue all-embracing, in the limitless divine presence upon our Master Muhammad, through which my body attains assistance from his body, my heart from his heart, my soul from his soul, my secret from his secret, my knowledge from his knowledge, my action from his action, my character from his character, my intention from his intention, my heart’s focus from his heart’s focus, my direct aspiration from his direct aspiration. May I attain the blessings of these prayers, along with my children, my companions and the people of my time. O Light, O Light, make me light by virtue of the light.

Salat of Habib Muhammad bin Aydarus al-Habashi

muhammad bin idrus

This salat was composed by Habib Muhammad bin Aydarus al-Habashi, may Allah have mercy upon him. Habib Muhammad was born in al-Hawtah, Hadramawt, but he later moved to Indonesia and died in Surabaya in 1337 (1919 CE). He was one of the closest students of Habib Ali al-Habashi, and he is responsible for compiling Habib Ali’s salawat in the book, Majma` al-Lata’if al-`Arshiyah.

 

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ و سَلِّمْ على سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ و على آلِ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ

عَدَدَ النِّعَمِ الَّتي أَفَضْتَها على قَلْبِ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ و على قُلُوبِ آلِ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ

صَلاةً تُرْضِيكَ و تُرْضِي سَيِّدَنا مُحَمَّداً و تُرْضِي آلَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ

و تُقَرِّبُنا بِها إِلَيْكَ و إلى سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ و آلِ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ

حتَّى نَلْقَاكَ و أَنْتَ رَاضٍ عَنَّا يا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمين

O Allah, bestow prayers and peace upon our Master Muhammad and upon the family of our Master Muhammad to the number of the blessings which You have poured into the heart of our Master Muhammad and into the hearts of the family of our Master Muhammad. May these prayers please You, please our Master Muhammad and please the family of our Master Muhammad, and may they bring us close to You, to our Master Muhammad and to the family of our Master Muhammad so that You are pleased with us when we meet You, O Most Merciful.

Seeking Allah’s Support through His Beloved ﷺ

In this prayer, Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him) teaches us to seek Allah’s support for ourselves and all Muslims through His Beloved, to whom Allah promised His mighty support.

اللَّهُمَّ يا نعْمَ المَوْلى ويا نعْمَ النَّصِير صَلِّ وسَلِّمْ عَدَدَ عِلْمِكَ على سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ مَنْ جَعَلْتَهُ لَنا حِرْزاً حَرِيزاً، و على آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ وانْصُرْنا بِهِ والمُسْلِمينَ بِأَسْرَارِ — ويَنْصُرَكَ اللهُ نَصْراً عَزِيزاً

Allahumma ya ni`m’al-mawla wa ya ni`m’al-nasir salli wa sallim `adada `ilmika `ala sayyidina Muhammad man ja`ltahu lana hirzan harizan wa `ala alihi wa sahbihi wa’nsurna bihi wa’l-muslimina bi asrari: wa yansurak’Allahu nasran `azīza

O Allah, O Best of Protectors and Best of Supporters, bestow prayers and peace to the amount of Your knowledge upon our Master Muhammad, the one You made for us an impregnable fortress and upon his Family and Companions, and by him support us and all Muslims through the secrets of: “That Allah may support you with a mighty support.”

Salat and Istighfar of Habib Ahmad bin Muhsin al-Haddar

Advice from Habib Ahmad Mashhur al-Haddad (may Allah have mercy upon him and benefit us by him).
If someone combines between bestowing prayers upon the Prophet  (salawat) and seeking forgiveness (istighfar) they will be guaranteed safety. Allah says:
Allah will not punish them while you are with them, nor will He punish them while they seek forgiveness. (8:33)
He will not punish this nation as He punished the previous nations as long as the Prophet  is with us. He is still with us with his spirit and with his Sacred Law and he is with us if we bestow prayers upon him. If you bestow prayers upon him you are united with him and if you give him greetings of salam he returns those greetings. So if he is with us we will be safe from Allah’s punishment and if we seek forgiveness from Allah we will also be safe. Therefore we should combine between salawat and istighfar. There is no quicker means of getting closer to Allah in this time than doing these two things. This is a prayer upon the Prophet along with istighfar which I took from my shaykh, Habib Ahmad bin Muhsin al-Haddar. He said that this prayer takes the place of a spiritual guide (if you do not have one):

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ على سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ الأُمِّيِّ و على آلِهِ و سَلِّمْ تَسْلِيماً و أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللهَ العَظِيمَ و أَتُوبُ إِلَيْهِ

Allahumma salli `ala sayyidina Muhammad an-nabi’l-ummi wa `ala alihi wa sallim tasliman wa astaghfirullaha al-`Azima wa atubu ilayh

 O Allah, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon our Master Muhammad, the Unlettered Prophet and upon his Family and I seek the forgiveness of Allah the Almighty and I repent to Him.
Habib-Ahmad-Muhsin-al-Haddar
 Habib Ahmad bin Muhsin al-Haddar

 

Selected Salawat: Ahabb al-Ahbab

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 أَحَبِّ الأَحْبَاب، الذي ذِكْرُهُ يُنَوِّرُ الأَلْباب و ما ذَكَرْنَاهُ في مَجْلِسٍ إِلَّا وطَاب

 

Allahumma salli wa sallim `ala sayyidina Muhammad ahabbi’l-ahbab alladhi dhikruhu yunawwiru’l-albab wa ma dhakarnahu fi majlis illa wa tab.

O Allah, bestow Your prayers and peace upon our Master Muhammad, the most beloved of all those who are beloved, the one whose remembrance illuminates the intellect. Whenever we mention him in a gathering it becomes sweet.

 

Selected Salawat: Mahbubin

Seiyun

 

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 نَكونُ بِها مَحْبُوبِينَ لَكَ و مَحْبُوبِينَ لَهُ

Allahumma salli wa sallim `ala sayyidina Muhammad salatan nakunu biha mahbubina laka wa mahbubina lahu.

O Allah, bestow Your prayers and peace upon our Master Muhammad, and by these prayers make us beloved to You and beloved to him.

Salawat of Habib Ahmad bin Hasan al-`Attas

This a prayer upon the Prophet ﷺ composed by Habib Ahmad bin Hasan al-`Attas (may Allah have mercy on him and benefit us by him).

اللَّهُمَّ ياربَّ سيِّدِنا محمَّدٍ ﷺ و آلِ سيِّدِنا محمَّدٍ ﷺ ، أَسْأَلُكَ بِحَقِّ سيِّدِنا محمَّدٍ ﷺ أَنْ تُصَلِّيَ على سيِّدِنا محمَّدٍ ﷺ و أَنْ تُحَبِّبَ إِلَيْنا سيِّدَنا محمَّداً ﷺ و أَنْ تُحَبِّبَنا إِلى سيِّدِنا محمَّدٍ ﷺ و أَنْ تُخَلِّقَنا بِأَخْلاقِ سيِّدِنا محمَّدٍ ﷺ و أَنْ تَرْزُقَنا المُتابِعَةَ لِسيِّدِنا محمَّدٍ ﷺ و أَنْ تَرْفَعَ الحِجَابَ بَيْنَنا وَبَيْنَ سيِّدِنا محمَّدٍ ﷺ و أَنْ تَجْمَعَ بَيْنَنَا وَبْينَ سيِّدِنا محمَّدٍ ﷺ فِي الأوَّلِ وَالآخِرِ وَالظَّاهِرِ وَالباطِنِ والسِّرِّ والعَلانِيَةِ واليَقَظَةِ والمَنَام والحَيَاةِ والمَمَاتِ فِي الدُّنْيا والآخِرَةِ فِي لُطْفٍ وَعافِيَةٍ

O Allah, Lord of our Master Muhammad ﷺ and of the family of our Master Muhammad ﷺ I ask you by the right of our Master Muhammad ﷺ to bestow prayers upon our Master Muhammad ﷺ and to make beloved to us our Master Muhammad ﷺ and to make us beloved to our Master Muhammad ﷺ and to bless us with the noble character traits of our Master Muhammad ﷺ and to enable us to follow our Master Muhammad ﷺ and to remove the veil between us and our Master Muhammad ﷺ and to bring us together with our Master Muhammad ﷺ at the beginning and at the end, inwardly and outwardly, in secret and in public, in a wakeful state and in our dreams, in life and at death, in this life and the next with ease and wellbeing.

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!