DALAIL-UL-KHAIRAT (without the eight Hizbs to be recited in eight days) -English Translation.

Standard

Dala’il al-Khayrat

by Abu ‘Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Sulayman ibn Abi Bakr al-Jazuli al-Simlali (d. 870/1465)

In the Name of Allah, the All-Merciful, Most Merciful

[This translation is of the Moroccan edition of the Dala’il al-Khayrat]

The Beginning of the Dala’il al-Khayrat

Praise belongs to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. Allah is enough for me and the best Protector. There is no power nor strength except by Allah, the High, the Immense. O Allah, I am free myself of my power and strength in favour of Your power and Your strength. I draw near to you by the prayer on our maser Muhammad, your slave, Prophet and Messenger, the Master of the Messengers, may Allah Almighty bless him and grant him and all of them peace, in obedience to Your command, affirming him, loving him, yearning for him and respecting his worth and the fact that he, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, is worthy of that. Accept it from us by Your grace and make me one of Your righteous slaves. Give me success in reading it always by his rank with You. May Allah bless our master Muhammad and his family and all his Companions.

I ask forgiveness of Allah, the Immense. (3 times)

Glory be to Allah and praise belong to Allah (3 times)

Allah is enough for me and the best Guardian. (3 times)

Then you recite:

I seek refuge with Allah from  the accursed Shaytan.

In the Name of Allah, the All-Merciful, Most Merciful

Surat al-Ikhlas (3 times):

1 Say: He is Allah, Absolute Oneness.2 Allah the Everlasting Sustainer of all.

3 He has not given birth and was not born.

4 And no one is comparable to Him.

The two final suras of protection:

In the name of Allah, All-Merciful, Most Merciful1 Say: I seek refuge with the Lord of Daybreak,

2 from the evil of what He has created

3 and from the evil of the darkness when it gathers

4 and from the evil of women who blow on knots

5 and from the evil of an envier when he envies.

In the name of Allah, All-Merciful, Most Merciful

1 Say: I seek refuge with the Lord of mankind,

2 the King of mankind,

3 the God of mankind,

4 from the evil of the insidious whisperer

5 who whispers in people’s breasts

6 and comes from the jinn and mankind.

The Fatiha:

In the name of Allah, All Merciful, Most MercifulPraise be to Allah, the Lord of all the worlds,

the All Merciful, the Most Merciful

the King of the Day of Judgement.

You alone we worship

To You alone we turn for help.

Guide us on the Straight Path,

the Path of those whom You have blessed,

not of those with anger on them,

nor of the misguided.

1 ALIF. LAM. MIM.

That is the Book with no doubt.

There is guidance in it for the godfearing:

2 those who believe in the Unseen and establish the prayer

and give of what We have provided for them;

3 who believe in what has been sent down to you

and what was sent down before you,

and are certain of the Next World.

4 They are the people guided by their Lord.

They are the successful.

Then one recites the Most Beautiful Names:

Allah, may He be exalted!

The All-Merciful, may He be exalted!

The Most Merciful, may He be exalted

The King, may He be exalted

The All-Pure, may He be exalted

The Peace, may He be exalted

The Faithful, may He be exalted

The Preserver, may He be exalted

The Almighty, may He be exalted

The Compeller, may He be exalted

The Proud, may He be exalted

The Creator, may He be exalted

The Maker, may He be exalted

The Fashioner, may He be exalted

The Pardoning, may He be exalted

The All-Victorious, may He be exalted

The Giver, may He be exalted

The Provider, may He be exalted

The Opener, may He be exalted

The All-Knowing, may He be exalted

The Withholder, may He be exalted

The Expander, may He be exalted

The Exalter, may He be exalted

The Honourer, may He be exalted

The Humbler, may He be exalted

The All-Hearing, may He be exalted

The All-Seeing, may He be exalted

The Judge, may He be exalted

The Just, may He be exalted

The Subtle (Latif), may He be exalted

The All-Aware, may He be exalted

The Forbearing, may He be exalted

The Immense, may He be exalted

The Forgiving, may He be exalted

The Thankful, may He be exalted

The High, may He be exalted

The Great, may He be exalted

The Guardian, may He be exalted

The Well-Furnished, may He be exalted

The Reckoner, may He be exalted

The Majestic, may He be exalted

The Generous, may He be exalted

The Watcher, may He be exalted

The Answerer, may He be exalted

The Vast, may He be exalted

The Wise, may He be exalted

The Loving, may He be exalted

The Glorious, may He be exalted

The Quickener, may He be exalted

The Witness, may He be exalted

The Truth, may He be exalted

The Protector, may He be exalted

The Strong, may He be exalted

The Firm, may He be exalted

The Patron, may He be exalted

The Praiseworthy, may He be exalted

The Counter, may He be exalted

The Originator, may He be exalted

The Returner, may He be exalted

The Reviver, may He be exalted

The One who makes to die, may He be exalted

The Living, may He be exalted

The Self-Sustaining, may He be exalted

The Finder, may He be exalted

The Noble, may He be exalted

The One, may He be exalted

The Unique, may He be exalted

The Eternal, may He be exalted

The All-Powerful, may He be exalted

The Prevailing, may He be exalted

The Advancer, may He be exalted

The Deferrer, may He be exalted

The First, may He be exalted

The Last, may He be exalted

The Outward, may He be exalted

The Inward, may He be exalted

The Safeguard, may He be exalted

The Self-Exalted, may He be exalted

The Benign, may He be exalted

The Relenting, may He be exalted

The Avenger, may He be exalted

The Pardoner, may He be exalted

The Compassionate, may He be exalted

The Possessor of the Kingdom, may He be exalted

Lord of Majesty and Honour, may He be exalted

The Equitable, may He be exalted

The Gatherer, may He be exalted

The Rich, may He be exalted

The Enricher, may He be exalted

The Bestower, may He be exalted

The Shield, may He be exalted

The Afflicter, may He be exalted

The Benefactor, may He be exalted

The Light, may He be exalted

The Guide, may He be exalted

The Contriver, may He be exalted

The Lasting, may He be exalted

The Heir, may He be exalted

The Guide to the Right Path, may He be exalted

The Patient, may He be exalted.

His Essence is pure above any likeness and His Attributes are exalted beyond any resemblance to something similar. He is One, not in fewness, and Exists, not from a cause. He is known for kindness and described with going the best, and this description is without end. He is First without beginning and Last without end. Sons are not ascribed to Him. The passage of moments does not exhaust Him nor does the years weakened Him. All creatures are subject to His immensity. His command is the kaf and nun[Be!]. The sincere are familiar with His dhikr and the eyes delight in His vision. The unifiers delight in His tawhid. He guided the people who obey Him to a straight path and He allowed the people of His love to have the Gardens of Bliss.

He knows the number of the breaths of His creatures by His pre-eternal knowledge. He sees the movements of the feet of ants in the dark night. The birds glorify Him in their nests and wild animals celebrate His glory in the wilderness. He has full knowledge of the actions of His slave, both in secret and public. He guarantees the believers His support and help. Fearful hearts are put at rest by His dhikr and harm is removed.

One of His signs is that the heaven and earth are sustained by His command. His knowledge encompasses all things. He forgives the wrong actions of those who commit them out of generosity and forbearance. “There is nothing like Him and He is the All-Hearing. All-Seeing.”

O Allah! Protect us from the will which You will and however You will. You have the power to do whatever You will (3 times)

O best Protector! O Best Helper!, Forgive us, our Lord! The ultimate end is to You. There is no power nor strength except by Allah, the High, the Immense. Glory be to You! We cannot number Your praises as You praise Yourself. Your Face is majestic and Your honour exalted. Allah does whatever He wishes by His power and judges what He wills by His might.

O Living, O Self-Sustaining! O Originator of the heavens and the earth. O Lord of Majesty and Honour! There is no god but You. We seek help by Your mercy. We seek protect from Your punishment. O You who help those who ask for help! There is no god but You! By the honour of our master Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, give us succour and show us mercy! May the mercy of Allah and His blessings be upon you, People of the House. He is Praiseworthy, Glorious.

“Allah desires to remove all impurity from you, People of the House, and to purify you completely.”

“Allah and His angels call down blessings on the Prophet. O you who believe! Call down blessings on him and ask for complete peace and safety for him.”

O Allah, call down the bless blessing on the happiest of Your creatures, our master Muhammad and on his family and Companions and grant him peace in number as great as what You know and the ink of Your words when those who remember remember You and those who neglect to remember You neglect.

If you see your nafsdominating you,    and it leads you into the fire of desires,

Then avert its desires with the prayer, persisting in it,

and especially with the Dala’il al-Khayrat.

Hold fast to the Dala’il al-Khayrat,

and cling to its recitation and you will obtain what you wish.

The radiance of lights shines by it,

O brother, leaving it is not proper.

Chapter on virtue of the prayer on the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace

Allah, ‘azza wa jalla, said: “Allah and His angels call down blessings on the Prophet. O you who believe! Call down blessings on him and ask for complete peace and safety for him.”(Qur’an 33:56) It is related that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, came out one day and joy could be seen in his face. He said, “Jibril, peace be upon him, came to me and said, ‘Are you not pleased, O Muhammad, that none of your community blesses you but that I bless him ten times, and none of your community prays for peace on you, but that I pray it for him ten times.'”

The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “The people most deserving of me are those who pray the most for blessing on me.” The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “If someone blesses me, the angels bless him as long as he continues to bless me, so let him diminish that or increase it.” The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “It is enough miserliness in a man that when I am mentioned in his presence, he does not call down blessing on me.

The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Pray for blessing for me a lot every Friday.” He, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “If anyone of my community says one prayer on me, ten good actions are written down for him and ten bad actions are effaced from him.”

The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, “My intercession will be available on the Day of Rising to anyone who says, after hearing the adhan, ‘O Allah! Lord of this perfect call and established prayer, give Muhammad ‘al-wasila’ and superiority and raise him up to the praiseworthy station which You promised him.”

The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “If someone blesses me in a book, the angels do not cease to bless him as long as my name is in that book.”

Abu Sulayman ad-Darani said, “If someone wants to ask Allah for a need, he should begin with the prayer on the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, then ask Allah for his need, and then seal it with the prayer on the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. Allah will accept the two prayers, and is too generous to omit what is between the two.”

It is related that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “If someone blesses me 100 times on Friday, he will be forgiven the mistakes of 80 years.”

Abu Hurayra, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “The one who blesses me has a light on the Sirat, and whoever is among the people of light on the Sirat is not one of the people of the Fire.”

The Prophet. may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Whoever forgets the prayer on me has missed the Path of the Garden.” By “forgetting”, he meant omission. As the omitter misses the Path of the Garden, the one who blesses him travels to the Garden.

It is related from”Abdur-Rahman ibn ‘Awf, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Jibril came to me, peace be upon him, and said, ‘O Muhammad! No one blesses you but that 70,000 angels bless him, and whomever the angels bless is among the people of the Garden.”

The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “”Those of you who do the most prayers on me will have the most wives in the Garden.”

It is related that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “When someone blesses me greatly according to what is due me, Allah, ‘azza wa jalla, creates from that word an angel with one wing in the east and one wing in the west with his feet resting in the lowest of the earth, and his neck bowed under the Throne. Allah, ‘azza wa jalla, says to him, ‘Bless My slave as he blessed My Prophet,’ and he will continue to bless him until the Day of Resurrection.”

It is related that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “People will come to the Water Basin on the Day of Resurrection whom I will only recognise by the great amount that they asked for blessings for me.”

It is related that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “If someone blesses me once, Allah blesses him ten times; and if someone blesses me ten times, Allah blesses him one hundred times; and if someone blesses me one hundred times, Allah blesses one thousand times; and whoever blesses me one hundred times, Allah will forbid his body to the Fire, strengthen him with a firm word in the life of this world and in the Next in the questioning, and He will admit him to the Garden. His prayers on me will come to him as a light on the Day of Resurrection on the Sirat, visible at a distance of 500 years, and Allah will give him a castle in the Garden for every prayer that he prayed for me, whether there is little or a lot.”

The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “There is no slave who prays for blessing for me but that the prayer issues quickly from his mouth, and there is no land or sea nor east nor west but that it passes by them and says, ‘I am the prayer of such-and-such a person, which he prayed for the Muhammad, the Chosen, the best of Allah’s creation,’ and there is nothing which does not bless him. From that prayer a bird is created for him which has 70,000 wings, and on every wing are 70,000 feathers, and in every feather are 70,000 faces, and in every face are 70,000 mouths, and in every mouth are 70,000 tongues, and every tongue glorifies Allah ta’ala in 70,000 languages, and Allah writes for him the reward of all of that.”

It is related from ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “If someone asks for blessing on me 100 times on Friday, when the Day of Resurrection comes, he will come with a light, and had that light been divided among all of creation, it would have been enough for them.”

It is mentioned in some traditions that written on the leg of the Throne is, “If someone yearns for Me, I show mercy to him. If someone asks of Me, I give to him. If someone draws near to Me by the prayer on Muhammad, I forgive him his wrong actions, even if they were as much as the froth of the sea.”

It is related that one of the Companions, may Allah be pleased with all of them, said, “There is no gathering in which our master Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, is blessed but that a pleasant scent spreads from it until it reaches the clouds of the sky and the angels say, ‘This is a gathering in which Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, is blessed.'”

It is mentioned in some traditions that when a believing slave, male or female, begins the prayer on Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, the doors of heaven are opened to him as well as its pavilions as far as the Throne. Not an angel remains in the heavens who does not bless our master Muhammad and ask for forgiveness for that slave, male or female as Allah wills.

The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said,, “If someone has a pressing need, he should increase the prayer on me, for it removes cares, griefs and sorrows, and it increases provision and fulfils needs.”

It is related that one of the righteous said, “I had a neighbour who was scribe. He died, and I saw him in a dream and I asked him, ‘What has Allah done with you?’ He replied, ‘He has forgive me.’ I asked, ‘For what reason?’ He said, ‘When I used to write the name of Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, in a book, I blessed him, so my Lord has covered me with what no eye has seen nor ear has heard nor has occurred to a mortal heart.'”

It is reported from Anas that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “None of you believes until I am more beloved to him than himself and what he possesses and his son and father and all people.” In a hadith, ‘Umar said, “O Messenger of Allah, you are more beloved to me than everything except my self which is between my sides.” So he, blessing and peace be upon him, said to him, “You will not be a believer until I am more beloved to you than your self.” So ‘Umar said, “By He who revealed the Book to you, you are more beloved to me than my self.” So the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Now, ‘Umar, your iman is complete.”

The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was asked, “When will I be a believer (or in another variant, a sincere believer)?” He answered, “When you love Allah.” It was asked, “And when will I love Allah?” He replied, “When you love His Messenger.” It was said, “And when will I love His Messenger?” He said, “When you follow his Path, apply his sunna, love with his love and hate with his hate, and choose friends those he befriends and choose enemies by his enmity. People differ in faith according to their difference in love of me, and they differ in kufr according to their hate for me.”

Is it not the case that there is no iman for whoever has no love of him? Is it not the case that there is no iman for whoever has no love of him? Is it not the case that there is no iman for whoever has no love of him?

It was said to the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, “We see believers who are humble and believers who are not humble. What is the reason for that?” He replied, “The one who experiences sweetness in his faith is humble, and the one does not experience it is not humble.” It was asked, “By what is it found, or obtained and gained?” He answered, “By sincere love for Allah.” It was asked, “And by what is love of Allah found or by what is it gained?” He said, “By love of His Messenger. So seek the pleasure of Allah and the pleasure of His Messenger through loving them.”

The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was asked, “Who are the family of Muhammad whom we are commanded to love, honour and show reverence to?” He replied, “The people of purity and fidelity who believes in me and are sincere.” He was asked, “What are their signs?” He answered, “Preferring love of me above every other beloved and being occupied inwardly remembering me after remembering Allah.” In another variant: “Their sign is constantly remembering me and frequently asking for blessing upon me.”

The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was asked, “Who is the one strongest in faith in you?” He answered, “The one who did not see me and yet believed in me with yearning for me and sincere love for me. The sign of that is that he would wish to give all he possesses to see me. (Another variant has: “all the gold in the earth.”) Such is the one who truly believes in me and has sincere true love of me.”

It was said to the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, “What do you think is that state of those who pray for blessing on you who are not with you or who will come after you?” He said, “I hear the prayer of the people of my love and I know them. The prayer of other than them is presented to me.”

The Names of our master Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, which are 201

“Allah and His angels call down blessings on the Prophet. O you who believe! Call down blessings on him and ask for complete peace and safety for him.

O Allah, bless and grant peace and blessings to the one whose name is the noblest of names, Sayyiduna Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

O Allah bless and grant peace and blessings to the one whose name is Sayyiduna Ahmad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

O Allah, bless and grant peace and blessing to the one whose name is Sayyiduna Hamid (Praiser), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Mahmud (praised), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Ahid, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Wahid (Unique) may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Mahi (Obliterator), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Hashir (Gatherer) , may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

‘Aqib (Successor), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Taha, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Yasin, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Tahir (Pure), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Mutahhar (Purified) may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Tayyib (Good), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Sayyid (Master), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Rasul (Messenger), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Nabi’ (Prophet), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

The Messenger of Mercy, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Qayyim (Upright), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Jami’ (Joiner), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Muqtafi (Follower), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Muqaffa (Preferred model), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

The Messenger of fierce battles, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

The Messenger of repose, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Kamil (Perfect), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Iklil (Crown), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Muddaththir (Shrouded), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Muzzammil (Enwrapped, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

‘Abdullah (Slave of Allah), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Habibu’llah (Beloved of Allah), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Safiyu’llah (Sincere friend of Allah), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Najiyyu’llah (Intimate friend of Allah), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Kalimu’llah (Spoken to by Allah), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Seal of the Prophets, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Seal of the Messengers, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Muhyi (Reviver), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Munji (Rescuer), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Mudhakkir (Reminder), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Nasir (Helper), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Mansur (Victorious), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Prophet of Mercy, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Prophet of repentance, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Anxious over you, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Ma’lum (Known),may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Shahir (Famous), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Shahid (Attestor), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Shahid (Witness), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Mashud (Witnessed), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Bashir (Bringer of good tidings), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Mubashshir (Announcer), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Nadhir (Warner), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Mundhir (Cautioner), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Light, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

The lamp, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

The lantern, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Huda (Guidance), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Mahdi (Guided), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Munir (Enlightening), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Da’i (Inviter), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Mad’u (Called), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Mujib (Answerer), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Mujab (Answered), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Hafi (Welcoming), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

‘Afw (Pardoning), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Wali, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Truth, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Qawi (Strong), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Amin (Trustworthy),may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Ma’mun (Trusted), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Karim (Generous), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Mukarram (Honoured), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Makin (Unshakable) may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Matin (Firm), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Mubin (Clear), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Mu’ammil (Hopeful), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Wasul (Bountiful), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Dhu Quwwa (Endowed with strength), smay Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Dhu Hurma (Endowed with inviolability), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Dhu Makana (Endowed with firmness), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Dhu ‘Izz (Endowed with might), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Dhu Fadl (Endowed with bounty), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Muta’ (Obeyed), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Muti’ (Obedient), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Qadam Sidq (Sure footing), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Rahma (Mercy), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Busra (Good tidings), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Ghawth (Succour), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Ghayth (Abundant rain), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Ghiyath (Aid), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Blessing of Allah, smay Allah bless him and grant him peace.

The gift of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

The firmest handle, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

The Path of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

The Straight path, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Dhikr of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

The sword of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

The Party of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

The piercing star, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Mustafa (Chosen), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Mujtaba (Elected), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Muntaqa (Selected), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Unlettered, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Ajir (Rewarded), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Jabbar (Compelling), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Abu’l-Qasim, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Abu’t-Tahir, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Abu’t-Tayyib, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Abu Ibrahim, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Mushaffa’ (Welcomed intercessor), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Shafi’ (Intercessor), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Salih (Reighteous), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Muslih (Peacemaker), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Muhaymin (Guardian), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Sadiq (Truthful), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Musaddaq (Sincere), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Sidq (Sincerity), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Master of the Messengers, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Imam of the godfearing, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Leader of the radiant unique ones, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Friend of the All-Merciful, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Barr (Devout), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Mabarr (Devoted), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Wajih (Eminent), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Nasih (Adviser), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Nasih (Counsellor), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Wakil (Guardian), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Mutawakkil (Trusting), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Kafi; (Surety), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Shafiq (Tender), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Establisher of the Sunna, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Muqaddas (Pure), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Spirit of purity, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Spirit of the Truth, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Spirit of equity, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Kafi (Sufficient), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Muktafi (Content), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Baligh (Decisive), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Muballigh (Notifier), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Shafi (Healer), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Wasil (Connector), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Mawsul (Connected), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Sabiq (Preceder), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Sa’iq (Driver), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Hadi (Guide), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Muhdi (Guided), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Muqaddam (Advancer), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

‘Aziz (Mighty), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Fadil (Distinguished), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Mufaddal (Preferred), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Fatih (Opener), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Key, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Key of Mercy, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Key of the Garden, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Sign of faith, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Sign of certainty, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Guide to blessings, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Confirmer of good deeds, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Canceller of slips, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Forgiver of errors, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Possessor of intercession, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Possessor of Station, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Possessor of the footing, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Endowed with might,may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Endowed with glory, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Endowed with honour, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Possessor of the means of mediation (wasila), may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Possessor of the Sword, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Possessor of virtue, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Possessor of the wrapper, smay Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Possessor of Proof, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Possessor of power, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Possessor of the cloak, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Possessor of the high degree, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Possessor of the Crown, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Possessor of pardon, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Possessor of the banner, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Possessor of the Mi’raj, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Possessor of the staff, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Possessor of Buraq, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Possessor of the seal, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Possessor of the Emblem, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Possessor the Evidence, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Possessor of the elucidation, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Eloquent of tongue, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Purified of heart, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Compassionate, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Merciful, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Ear of good, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Sound of Islam, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Master of the two worlds, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

The fount of blessing, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

The fount of radiance, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

The joy of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

The joy of creation, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

The speaker to nations, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

The mark of guidance, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

The remover of sorrow, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

The raiser of ranks, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

The might of the Arabs, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

The possessor of joy, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

May Allah bless him and his family.

O Allah! O Lord! By the honour of Your chosen Prophet, and your approved Messenger, purify our hearts from every description which keeps us far from Your contemplation and love. and let us die in the sunna and the community and with yearning to meet You, O Lord of Majesty and Honour!

May Allah bless our master Muhammad, and his family and Companions and grant them peace. Praise belongs to Allah, the Lord of the worlds.

In the Name of Allah, the All-Merciful, Most Merciful

May Allah bless our master Muhammad, and his family and grant them peace,

O Allah, bless and grant peace and blessing to the spirit of our master Muhammad among the spirits, and to his bodies among the bodies, and to his grave among the graves, and to his position among positions, and to his witnessing in witnessings, and to his mention when he is mentioned: a prayer from us on our Prophet. O Allah, convey the greeting to him from us when the greeting of peace is mentioned! Peace be upon the Prophet, and the mercy of Allah and His blessings.

Peace be upon you, O Messenger of Allah. Peace be upon you, O beloved of Allah. Peace be upon you, O our master Muhammad ibn ‘Abdullah. Peace be upon you and your pure, good family. Peace be upon you and your wives, the Mothers of the Believers. Peace be upon you and all your Companions. Peace be upon us and on the righteous slaves of Allah.

Peace be upon a grave which is visited from afar.   Peace be upon the Rawda where Muhammad is.

Peace be upon the one who visited his Lord in the night

and reached the desire in every aim.

Peace be upon the one who said to the lizard, “Who am I?”

and it replied, “The Messenger of Allah. You are Muhammad.”

Peace be upon the one who is buried in a good land

and who the All-Merciful singled out for excellence and glory.

A Prophet to whom Allah have good and radiance.

Good fortune to the person who visits the graves of Muhammad!

If there is any riding making for Madina,

convey my greeting to the beloved Muhammad.

His excellent meadow is my hope and my desire,

and it contains the healing of my heart and its rest and repose.

If it is far from me and it rare that it can be visited

and so its picture is the best image with me.

I run my eyes over the beauty of its meadow

and by it there is solace for my core, my secret and my heart.

Here I am, O Qutb of all the words.

I kiss it, yearning to heal my illness.

May Allah bless the Qutb of existence, Muhammad,

with a prayer which effaces every mistake of mine.

O Allah, I ask You and turn to You by Your beloved, the one Chosen by You. O our beloved! O Muhammad! We seek mediation by you with your Lord. Intercede for us with the Immense Master, O excellent pure Messenger! O Allah, let him intercede for us by his rank with You!

O Allah, Our Lord, by the rank of Your Prophet and Chosen one, Your beloved and selected one, and the best of those who answered Your summons and obeyed You, make our actions sincere and purify our hearts! Let us act in both abodes as is pleasing to You. Save us from all temptations and do not entrust us to ourselves for a single glance nor less than that. Forgive us and our parents and our shaykhs and those to whom we have a duty and to all the Muslims. Glory be to your Lord, the Lord the Might, above what they describe and peace be upon the Messengers. Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds.

This is the description of the blessed Rawda in which the Messenger of Allah is buried, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and his companions, Abu Bakr and ‘Umar, may Allah Almighty be pleased with them. That is how ‘Urwa ibn az-Zubayr, may Allah be pleased with him, mentioned it. He said: “The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was buried in the alcove. Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him, was buried behind the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, was buried at the feet of Abu Bakr. The eastern alcove remained with an empty place for a grave. Allah knows best, but it is said that ‘Isa ibn Maryam will be buried there. That is how it is reported from the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. ‘A’isha, may Allah be pleased with her, said, “I dreamt that three moons fell into my lap. I told Abu Bakr about my dream and he said to me, ”A’isha, three will be buried in your room. They are the best of the people of the earth.’ When the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, died and was buried in my room, Abu Bakr said to me, ‘This is one of your moons, and he is the best of them, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.'”

The Supplication of Intention

In the Name of Allah, the All-Merciful, Most Merciful

O Allah! I have made the intention to do the prayer on the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, in obedience to Your command and verifying Your Prophet, our master Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and with love for him and yearning for him, and exalting his rank as he merits that. So accept it from me by Your favour and benevolence and remove the veil of neglect from my heart and make me one of Your righteous slaves.

O Allah! Increase him in honour above the honour which You have given him, and with might beyond the might which You have given him, and give him a light beyond his light from which You created. Elevate his station among the stations of the Messengers, and his rank among the ranks of the Prophets.

I ask You for Your pleasure and his pleasure, O Lord of the Worlds, and constant well-being and a death on the Book, the sunna, and the community and that my shahada is achieved without change or alteration. Forgive me for what I have committed by your favour, bounty and generosity, O Most Merciful of the merciful! May Allah bless our master Muhammad, the Seal of the Prophets and Imam of the Messengers, and his family and all his Companions, and grant them peace. Peace be upon the Messengers, and praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds.

Section of the Method of Saying the Prayer on the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace

The First Hizb on Monday

The Second Hizb on Tuesday

The Third Hizb on Wednesday

The Fourth Hizb on Thursday

The Fifth Hizb on Friday

The Sixth Hizb on Saturday

The Seventh Hizb on Sunday

The Eighth Hizb on Monday


About shahishaharyar

Chartered civil engineer,Fellow institution of engineers India, Member Indian road congress,Member American society of civil engineers, Presented over 70 papers in various seminars,published books over 36 on environment,history, sufi saints, genealogy,free lance writer, travelled in India and abroad.

Comments are closed.