By: Muwasala

Source: Muwasala

Sayyidī al-Ḥabīb `Umar bin Ḥafīẓ (may Allāh preserve him and benefit us by him) said:

We would like our brethren to make the following dhikr in Sha`bān, 4000 times if possible:  –

لا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنْ الْظَّالِمِين 

Lā ilāha illa anta, subḥānaka, innī kuntu minaẓ-ẓālimīn.

‘There is no deity other than You. Transcendent are You, truly I am one of the wrongdoers.’

They should also read the following prayer upon the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) in abundance:

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ وسَلِّمْ على سَيِّدِنا مُحَمّدٍ و على آلِ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمّدٍ ، صَلاةً نَكونُ بِها

مَحْبُوبِينَ لَكَ و مَحْبُوبِينَ لَه فِي عَافِيَة

Allāhumma ṣalli wa sallim `alā sayyidinā Muḥammad wa`alā āli sayyidinā Muḥammad ṣalātan nakūnu bihā maḥbūbīna laka wa maḥbūbīna lahu fī `āfiyah.

“O Allah, bestow Your prayers and peace upon our Master Muhammad and upon the family of our Master Muhammad, and by these prayers make us beloved to You and beloved to him in a state of wellbeing.”