Wirid Syekh Abu Bakar bin Salim: A Spiritual Treasure from Hadramaut
Wirid is a term that refers to a set of supplications, praises, and remembrances of Allah that are recited regularly by Muslims. Wirid is derived from the Arabic word warrada, which means to repeat or to water. Wirid is a way of watering the heart with the blessings and mercy of Allah, and of seeking His protection and guidance.
Among the many wirids that exist in the Islamic tradition, one of the most famous and widely recited is the wirid of Syekh Abu Bakar bin Salim, a renowned scholar and saint from Hadramaut, Yemen. Syekh Abu Bakar bin Salim was born in 1044 AH (1634 CE) and died in 1130 AH (1718 CE). He was a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) through his grandson Hasan ibn Ali. He was also a master of the Ba Alawi tariqa, a Sufi order that traces its lineage to Imam Alawi al-Haddad, another great scholar and saint from Hadramaut.
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The wirid of Syekh Abu Bakar bin Salim consists of two parts: the wird al-kabir (the great wird) and the wird al-saghir (the small wird). The wird al-kabir is recited after the five daily prayers, while the wird al-saghir is recited before going to sleep. The wird al-kabir contains beautiful praises and supplications to Allah, as well as salutations and invocations of blessings upon the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his companions. The wird al-saghir contains requests for increase in faith, blessings in life, health in body, abundance in sustenance, repentance before death, testimony at death, forgiveness after death, pardon at reckoning, security from punishment, and share in paradise.
The wirid of Syekh Abu Bakar bin Salim is considered to be a spiritual treasure that brings many benefits and virtues to those who recite it sincerely and regularly. Some of the benefits and virtues are:
It strengthens the connection with Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him).
It purifies the heart from sins and diseases.
It attracts the mercy and generosity of Allah.
It eases the difficulties and hardships of life.
It protects from the evils and harms of enemies.
It grants success and prosperity in both worlds.
It prepares for a good end and a blissful hereafter.
The wirid of Syekh Abu Bakar bin Salim has been transmitted by many reliable sources and has been published in many books and websites. However, some people may find it difficult to access or afford these sources. Therefore, we have provided a free PDF file that contains the Arabic text, the transliteration, and the translation of the wirid. You can download it by clicking on this link: [Wirid Syekh Abu Bakar bin Salim PDF].
We hope that this article will inspire you to recite the wirid of Syekh Abu Bakar bin Salim regularly and benefit from its blessings. May Allah accept our deeds and grant us His love and pleasure. Ameen.