In the age that we live in, our days have become our nights and our nights have become our days. We are continually focusing on this temporary life, turning a blind eye to that which matters, such as the teachings of the best of creation, the one who uttered the supplication: “O Allah: my nation, my nation!” It is none other than the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.
Our pious predecessors understood the importance of one’s tongue being moist with the remembrance of the beloved. They ensured that some – if not all – of their time was enveloped in the prayers upon the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. This compilation is unique in that each form of prayer highlights the connection between the Messenger ﷺ and the Names and Qualities of Allah ﷻ. In addition, each form includes a unique supplication for the one reciting it. The reciter of these prayers thus finds himself engaging in the remembrance of Allah ﷻ by calling Him through His Most Sublime Names, and asking Him to send prayers and increase the honour and rank of the Messenger ﷺ. By doing this, he obtains the virtues and reward of sending prayers upon the Prophet ﷺ, and also supplicates to Allah, asking Him such amazing things that we are generally unable to think of when asking of Him.
The author, Habib Umar bin Hafiz, a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, is one of the great luminaries of our time. This book has been made available to English speakers for whom we ask Allah to make it a means to attain proximity, in this life and the Hereafter, to Him and the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.