(loving disciples). One reason perhaps why this
has taken such ahold is that it is one of the easier
of Imam al-Habshi to recite and understand!And of course, its spiritual benefits are alltoo obvious for everyone to witness. Indeed,Al-Habib al-Qutb Ahmad bin Abibakar binSumeit
Naf'an Allahu Bih
(1277-1343 A.H)who was the Chief Kadhi of Zanzibar took this
so much to heart that he wrote a
(appreciation) on it in Arabic.
PRAISE WITH EACH LETTER OF HIS NAME
It has become traditional for Muslims to praise the beloved Prophet Muhammad al-Mustafa
Sallallahu 'alaihi wa Sallam
in association with each letter of his name and Imam al-Jazuli
offers it to us in
. The word Muhammad means "the praised one"and is formed using the letters "
" and "
". The following
uses theseletters in the order "
" and "
" which forms the word "
", again meaning"
". We also notice that this
has sprinklings from parts of the
and Gauth u'l A'zam Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani
Allahumma Salli 'alaa Sayyidina Muhammad-in Haa i'r Rahmati wa Meem i'l Mulki wa Daal i'd Dawaami As-Sayyid i'l Kaamil i'l Fatih i'l Khaatimi'Adada maa fee 'Ilmika kaainun au qad kaana Kullamaa Zakaraka wa Zakara hu'z ZaakiroonWa kullamaa ghafala 'an Zikrika wa Zikri hi'l ghaafiloonSalaatan daaimatan bi-Diwaamika baaqiyatan bi-Baqaaika Laa muntahaa lahaa doona 'Ilmika Innaka 'alaa kulli shay'in Qadeer
O Allah! Bestow blessings on Sayyidina Muhammad,the letter "Haa" in whose name is for mercy,the letter "Meem" is for the Kingdomand the letter "Daal" denotes everlastingness;who is an accomplished perfect master,the opener (of doors of mercy), the Seal (of the Prophets),as many times as is in Your Knowledgeof what will happen and what has happened,whenever You are remembered and he is remembered by those who remember and whenever you are not remembered and he is not remembered by the negligent,such blessings as are perpetual with Your Everlastingness, preserved with Your Eternity,that don't end at all without Your Knowledge,