Salawat Sha'baniyyah

Bismi Allah al-Rahman al-Rahim. It has been narrated by our great scholars like Shaykh al-Tusi that Imam Zayn al-'Abidin 'alayhi as-salam has taught us this beautiful salawat for the month of Sha'ban. We should recite it in midday every day of the month of Sha'ban and also in the night of the 15th of Sha'ban.

So we recite it together.

Bismi Allah al-Rahman al-Rahim, Allahumma salli 'ala Muhammadin wa ali Muhammadin. Shajarati al-nubuwwati, wa mawdi'i al-risalati, wa mukhtalafi al-malai'kati, wa ma'dini al 'ilmi wa Ahli al-Bayti al-wahyi. [O my Allah send blessings on Muhammad and on the descendants of Muhammad, the evergreen tree (outcome and end) of (the toil of) Prophethood, the destination of the Divine messages, the academy where Angels came to learn and know, the depository of wisdom, the people of the House of "Wahi" (the Divine Revelations).]

Allahumma salli 'alaa Muhammadin wa Aali Muhammadin al-fulk al-jariyati fi al-lujaji al-ghamirati, ya'manu man rakibaha wa yaghraqu man tarakaha. Al-mutaqaddimu lahum mariqun wal-muta'akhkhiru 'anhum zahiqun wal-lazimu lahum lahiqun.[O my Allah send blessings on Muhammad and on the descendants of Muhammad, an unsinkable sailing ship afloat over the fathomless deep waters of the seas; whosoever gets into it is saved and whosoever stays away is drowned; whosoever steps in front of them misses the aim and goes astray, whosoever lags behind wanders in wilderness. Whosoever holds fast to them reaches the destination.]

Allahumma salli 'alaa Muhammadin wa aali Muhammadin al-kahfi al-hasina wa ghiyathi al-muztarr al-mustakin wa maljaa' al-haribina wa ismati al-mu'tasimina.[O my Allah send blessings on Muhammad and on the descendants of Muhammad, a safe sanctuary, a relief for the worried uncared-for destitutes, a refuge for the fugitives running away from tyranny, an asylum for the banished and hunted, seeking shelter.]

Allahumma Salli 'Alaa Muhammadin wa 'aali Muhammadin, salatan kathiratan takunu lahum ridan wa bi haqqi Muhammadin wa Aali Muhammadin Ada'an wa qada'an bi hawlin minka wa quwwatin ya Rabb al-'Alamin. [O my Allah send blessings on Muhammad, and on the descendants of Muhammad, a great many blessings, a stimulation for inner joy and peace of mind to them, a fulfilment of the obligation unto Muhammad and the children of Muhammad, duly decreed as a duty by the authority and power Thou commands, O the Lord of the worlds.]

Allahumma salli 'Alaa Muhammadin wa 'aali Muhammadin,al-tayyibin al-abrar al-akhyar al-ladhina awjabta huquqahum wa farazta ta'atahum wa wilayatahum[O Allah send blessings on Muhammad and on the descendants of Muhammad, the good, the attested by Thy witness, the high-minded chosen in preference by Thee, whose right has been declared a must for all to accept, to obey them to love them has been made obligatory under Thy commands.]

Allahumma salli 'Alaa Muhammadin wa 'aali Muhammadin, wa'mur qalbi bi ta'atika wa la tukhzini bi ma'siyatika warzuqni muwasata man qattarta 'alayhi min rizqika bi Ma wassa'ta 'alayya min fazlika wa nasharta 'alayya Min 'adlika wa ahyaytani tahta zillika.[O my Allah send blessings on Muhammad and on the descendants of Muhammad and cultivate in my mind and heart obedience unto Thee, do not let me put myself to shame by acts of disobedience, make me feel compassion and assist the unfortunate people who do not receive enough from Thee, with the provisions Thou has made available to me, more than I need, (to justify that) Thou rightly selected me as a channel and has kept me alive under Thy protective cover.]

wa hadha Shahru Nabiyyika wa Sayyidi rusulika Sha'ban al-ladhi hafaftahu minka bi al-Rahmati wa al-ridhwani al-ladhi kana Rasul Allah salla Allahu 'alayhi wa sallam yad'abu fi siyamihi wa qiyamihi fi layalihi wa ayyamihi bukhu'un laka fi ikramihi wa i'zamihi ila mahalli himamihi [This is the month of Thy Prophet, the Messenger-in-chief, the month of Sha'ban surrounded by Thy mercy and blessings from all sides, in which the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be on him and on his children) used to exert himself willingly in the matter of fasting and praying in its days and nights, to show his humility before Thee for the respect and honour Thou bestowed on him, until his last breath.]

Allahumma fa a'inna 'ala al-istinani bi sunnatihi fiha wa nayli as-shafa'ati ladayhi. Allahumma waj'alhu li shafi'an mushaffa'an wa tariqan ilayka mahya'an waj'alni lahu muttabi'an hatta alqaka yawm al-Qiyamati 'anni radiyan wa an dhunubi ghadiyan, qad awjabta li minka al-Rahmata wa al-Ridwana wa anzaltani dar al-qarari wa mahall al-akhyar.[O Allah help us to model our conduct on his "way of life" and obtain the intercession he is entitled to put forward. O my Allah select him as my advocate to speak in favour of me, establish him for me a medium unto Thee, the sure and smooth approach; and make me follow in his footsteps till I stand before Thee on the Day of Judgement, Thou pleased with me, my mistakes overlooked, because Thou has found me worthy of Thy mercy and indulgence, and allowed me to take quarters in the eternal land of bliss and happiness in the neighbourhood of the select good.]