Prayers On The Prophet: Part Two

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Allah bless him and grant him peace.

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A Humble Homage To Ad Dalaailul Khayraat: Part Two

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For Shaykh Ahmed Babikr and the Saturday Night Dalaail*

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In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Kind

Verily Allah and His Holy Angels on high

Send prayers upon our Prophet, most noble and divine

So invoke peace and blessings which forever multiply

O you who truly believe in His signs.

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O Allah!

Send Your prayers and peace upon him

And upon his companions and kin,

From the day You made this life

To the end when we arise

Every day a thousand times!

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O Allah!

Send Your peace and prayers upon him

And upon his companions and kin,

By the number of vowels that were ever pronounced

Whether they were

Explaining Your Acts

Entreating Your Peace

Inviting Your Delight

Invoking Your Power

Musing upon Your Truths

From the day You made this life

To the end when we arise

Every day a thousand times!

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O Allah!

Send Your peace and prayers upon him

And upon his companions and kin,

By the number of letters that were ever typed or written

In ever alphabet of every language from the beginning

On palm leaves, palm tops, leaves of paper and on rocks

On every screen, scroll, sign, tablet, journal or box,

On every sheet of paper, cardboard, metal, whatever size,

From the day You made this life

To the end when we arise

Every day a thousand times!

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O Allah!

Send Your peace and prayers upon him

And upon his companions and kin

By the number of people who ever walked and ate,

Of every racial hue, height, size and weight

Of every shape, figure, tribe and state

Of those densely crowded in sprawling cityscapes

And those dotted sparsely on country landscapes

From the day You made this life

To the end when we arise

Every day a thousand times!

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O Allah!

Send Your peace and prayers upon him

And upon his companions and kin

By the number of every living species and things

By the numbers of fish gliding smoothly with their fins

By the number of birds that flock the sky

And the swarming insects in regions wet and dry

From the day You made this life

To the end when we arise

Every day a thousand times!

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O Allah!

Send Your peace and prayers upon him

And upon his companions and kin

By the numbers of atoms fixed in our reality

Of every proton charging positively

And of every neutron, firing neutrally

By the number of every charging unit of electricity

And of every weight of force pulling magnetically

From the day You made this life

To the end when we arise

Every day a thousand times!

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O Allah!

Send Your peace and prayers upon him

And upon his companions and kin

By the number of tears shed by grieving lovers

And the hungry cries of babies for their mothers

By the number of embraces between brothers

In the number of confiding words between sisters

And the smiles of rejoicing new fathers

In the number of sweets offered by grandfathers

And the doting glances of grandmothers

From the day You made this life

To the end when we arise

Every day a thousand times!

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O Allah!

Send Your peace and prayers upon him

And upon his companions and kin

By the number of tears that Abu Bakr ever shed

By the number of wise words Umar ever said

And the number of coins Uthman ever spent

And the number of shields Ali’s sword ever shred

And the number of children Khadijah bred

And the number of narrations Aisha ever read

And the number of wives the Prophet ever wed

And the number of Nabi Muhammad’s noble friends,

From the day You made this life,

To the end when we arise

Every day a thousand times!

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O Allah!

Send Your peace and prayers upon him

And upon his companions and kin

By the number of blessed steps Ibrahim ever took

By the number of prayers Maryam ever invoked

By the number of words with God Musa ever spoke

By the number of sinners Isa ever purified

By the number of Jinn Suleyman ever organised

By the number of years Nuh lived before his passage way on high

By the number of seconds, in the whale, Yunus spent inside

By the number of children Adam and Hawa ever spread

And all the Prophets, one hundred thousand!

From the day You made this life

To the end when we arise

Every day a thousand times!

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O Allah!

Send Your peace and prayers upon him

And upon his companions and kin

By the number of every verse of the Quran

Read with fear, love, hope and to avert harm

By the number of hadith which are bona fide

The true accounts of Nabi Muhammad’s blessed life

From the day You made this life

To the end when we arise

Every day a thousand times!

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O Allah!

Send Your peace and prayers upon him

And upon his companions and kin

By the number of every glorious sunrise in the east

And the number of every haunting sunset in the west

By the number of clouds that ever covered the sky

And the number of stars that ever twinkled in the night sky

Of every drop of rain, snow or sleet the sun ever dried.

From the day You made this life

To the end when we arise

Every day a thousand times!

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O Allah!

Send Your peace and prayers upon him

And upon his companions and kin

By the number of salawaat that were ever sent

Upon Nabi Muhammad, the Leader of men,

By the number of tawbahs that were ever made

By weeping Momins before the rise of day

By the number of people who ever expressed

The pure shahadah and felt nearness

By the number of times our hands were ever raised

Asking for our needs and hoping for Your Grace

By the number of people who ever sinned

Then turned back to You and made amends

By the number of people who heard whispers from Shaytan

And averted his influence by asking for Your safeguards

From the day You made this life

To the end when we arise

Every day a thousand times!

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O Allah!

Send Your peace and prayers upon him

And upon his companions and kin

By the number of times that You command “Kun”

And things come into being and fruition

By the number of times You end life with death

And raise people in their graves for their inquest

By the number of times You make manifest

Your Divine Names through Your actions and behests.

From the day You made this life

To the end when we arise

Every day a thousand times!

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Oh Allah, send Your prayers and unrelenting salaam

upon the Master of the Messengers, the Seer of Islam,

and through this blessing, instil us with patience and calm

and deliver us and our families from harm.

And finally we pray, Allah Almighty,

bless the spirit of our inspirer Al Jazuli,

for reciting his Dalail, make us worthy,

through it, bless us with health and security.

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I donate the reward of writing this to my parents and late grand parents, may Allah bless them and have mercy on them.

Note:

May Allah Most High bless, protect and shower His blessings upon Shaykh Ahmed Babikr and brothers who gather at Cricklewood mosque on Saturday nights to recite the Dalaail. It is from regularly attending these gathering, which Shaykh Babikr leads, that many of us in the UK have experienced some of the true spirit of the Dalaail, in the way it is recited in the Muslim world. My inspiration for writing this poem was gained from hearing the Dalaail sung with love and joy by the Shaykh and other brothers in the traditional Sudanese style. Jazak Allahu Kheiran Shaykh Babikr!

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