The following is from "The Key to Arriving at The Door of The Messenger" by Shaykh Muhammad Sadiq Alawi, Volume 2.
Published by Dar al Hawa 2006 Damascus.
This delightful publication was recently presented as a gift, SubhanAllah, from a lover of Mustafa SallAllahu alaihi wasallam. Please remember the giver, the author, all mentioned in this book, all involved in the publishing, the recipient and our Beloved Messenger, SallAllahu alaihi wasallam in your Du’a. May Allah Ta’ala make us all worthy to receive the key to enable us to arrive at his SallAllahu alaihi wasallam door. Ameen Ameen Ameen.
Qasidia: Ya Rasul Allah Ya Ahl al-Wafaa.
O Messenger of Allah, the one who fulfills trusts, by Qutb u’l Irshad Sayyiduna Imam al-Habib ‘Abdallah ibn ‘Alawi al-Haddad RahmatuLlah alaihi.
Imam al-Haddad’s famous poem was written during a drought at the end of the month of Jumada al-Ula in 1192AH. In it he seeks the intercession of the Messenger of Allah SallAllahu alaihi wasallam, and by his SallAllahu alaihi wasallam blessing, Allah Ta’ala sent rain. The Imam said: "If one has need, then they should recite it with the intention of fulfilling their need, for surely it will be granted, if Allah, Exalted be He, wills. Before reciting the Qasida begin with the recitation of Surah Ya Sin."
He, RahmatuLlah alaihi would recite this Qasida every night, in times of drought, and continue to do so until there was relief; thereafter he would recite
"O Mercy of Allah visit me, and honour us with your presence and heal my people who are living in constriction and difficulty."
And he would say: "I have experienced the receiving of rain and received more of that which precedes it; hidden mercy."
O Messenger of Allah, the one who fulfills trusts,
O one of great character, O ocean of purity.
You are, after Allah, the blessing that is inspired for
And a refuge O chosen one, O Mustafa,
O seal of the messengers, O best of mankind,
O the one who is swift in help, come to those who have fallen into error.
Your guilty servant, who has incurred sins
By distractions and turning away.
And had thrown him into the oceans of grief,
Its waves rise up from every direction.
He comes to you, fleeing from his sins
And from the era that has aggrieved.
And from the period in which states have changed
In which, one’s direction is seized.
And from the suffering that has destroyed
And from the sorrow that has surrounded.
And the tribulations and the worries from
Which there is no relief except for your care and sufficiency.
So help me with an aid that is swift,
And to see me, O the most noble of the noble.
See to my faults and rectify me,
And aid me, O Imam of those who declare the Oneness of Allah,
And protect me of everything that I should be cautious of
In livelihood and for the Hereafter, that is near.
And solicit ar-Rahman for me and my needs
That have burdened the soul.
You are the door to Allah, from whom the hopeful ones receive,
And there is protection for the one who stands by it
You are the rope of Allah, for those to hold fast,
Who are victorious with blessings and promises fulfilled.
O messenger of Allah, O sun of guidance,
By you, every harm is removed.
O messenger of Allah, O ocean of generosity
Every kind of generosity from you is known.
O messenger of Allah, (by whom) barrenness, drought
And distress on the earth is removed.
O messenger of Allah, the excessiveness has destroyed
The feeble ones, the abstinent and the poor.
The years of emaciation have destroyed them
They are all seeking therein a cure.
Amongst them, the affluent and the rich,
Were extremely miserly, reprehensible and bad.
Their miserliness did not invite them to spend
In the way of Allah, a donation that remains.
So the needy ones remained,
Like fish in a sea that has become dry.
The One Who determined all of this
Deterred from them due to the excessive sins.
So seek forgiveness for them O my master
Your Lord, the All-Compassionate is more generous
To the one who is free from sins.
Pray to Him that He may send down rain for them,
And for their forgetfulness of Him.
And that the people love righteously in it
Thanking Allah openly and in secret.
Intercede O Messenger of Allah for
Relief from this distress, until He removes it.
As you have an exalted rank with Him
And you have immense and encompassing glory.
Lord, be kind to us by the honour of Mustafa
Send us rain, as we are weak.
We have disobeyed, pardon us
And accept from one who is guilty and confesses.
Remove the barrenness from the earth
Together with the sins and the injustice that has intensified.
Give victory to the religion and guide its people
And the people of authority.
O Generous, O Bountiful and Glorious
O Merciful, O Kind, favour us.
O Knower, O Forbearing and Excellent
O Compassionate, Whose compassion is known.
The One Who gives most generously, and favours,
Who is known for this and is described by it.
May the blessings of Allah encompass Ahmad
The one for whom the fire of idolatry and disbelieve has been
Together with the peace of Allah and His blessings
May it also be upon his noble and honourable family,
And the Companions and their followers, forever.
May You spread from it a sweet and gentle breeze which cures and
Relieves a diseased heart.
Transliteration of one of the Salutations of Imam ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Alawi Al-Haddad RahmatuLlah alaihi on the photograph of Rowdha Shareef:
Alluhumma Salli ‘alaa Sayyidna Muhammad wa ‘alaa Aali Sayyidna Muhammad ‘adada kulli dharRatin alfi marRatin.
Translation: O Allah send blessings upon our master Muhammad and upon the descendants of our master Muhammad by the number of each atom a thousand times.
All good is from Allah Ta’ala whereas mistakes are from this humble speck. May Allah Ta’ala Bless all readers, bringing you all closer to Him and His Rasul SallAllahu alaihi wasallam. Ameen.