Rays of the Soul

Method of Seeing the Prophet ﷺ – Habib Ahmad Mashhur al Haddad

Sayyid Abdullah ibn Muhammad ibn Ahmad Mashhur al Haddad narrates that his grandfather, Habib Ahmad Mashhur al Haddad, may Allah have mercy upon him and benefit us by him, gave permission for the following to be recited in order to see the Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace.

Recite this verse of the Burda of Imam al Busiri followed by any prayer upon the Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace. Repeat this ten times:

نَعَمْ سَرَى طَيْفُ مَنْ أَهْوَى فَأَرَّقَني
وَ الْحُبُّ يَعْتَرِضُ اللَّذَّاتِ باِلأَلَمِ

Na‘am sara tayfu man ahwa fa arraqani

Wa’l-hubbu ya‘taridu’l-ladhdhati bi’l-alami

Yes, a vision of the one I love came to me by night, and I could not sleep,

Oh, how love hinders the tasting of delight with its suffering

A second method Habib Ahmad mentioned was to go to bed on Thursday night in a state of complete purity and to recite the same verse of the Burda once followed by this prayer upon the Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace, seven times:

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ على سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ حَبِيبِ الرَّحْمَن وسَيِّدِ الأكْوَان الحاضِر مَعَ مَنْ صَلَّى عَلَيْهِ في كُلِّ زَمَان ومَكان

Allahumma salli ‘ala sayyidina Muhammadin habibirrahman wa sayyidi’l-akwan al-hadir ma‘ man salla ‘alayhi fī kulli zaman wa makan

O Allah, bestow Your blessings upon our Master Muhammad, the Beloved of the All Merciful, the master of all creation, the one who is present with whoever bestows prayers upon him in every time and place.

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