Alhamdulillah, this is it, I had been waiting to learn a new selawat for this year's Rabiul Awal from none other than Habib Umar bin Hafiz.
I sure hope the honourable shaykh as ahlul bayt would intercede for me. That he would say something to this effect: "Ah...yes Eza learned and practised many of the selawat I shared with the public through the years."
OK it's going to be a busy weekend memorizing this and getting on with the 3000 selawat challenge the habib has put forth this year.
'ala 'abdika wa rasulika
wa akramil awwalina wal aakhirina
Sayyidina Muhammad wa 'ala alihi
wa sahbihi wat tabi'in
wa farrij 'alal Muslimin
Ya Qawiy Ya Matin
wak fi sharraz zalimin
Let's get to it.
The Rabiul Awal clock is ticking. About 25 days left.
Sallu alan Nabi