The manner of Shaikh ‘Abd al- Qadir’s salutation [salam]
(may Allah sanctify his innermost being)
to the men of the Unseen [rijal al-Ghaib]
(sanctified be their innermost beings).
In the Name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the All-Compassionate.
Bismi’llahi ‘r-Rahmani ‘r-Rahim.
Peace be upon you, O men of the Unseen!
as-salamu ‘alai-kum ya rijala ‘l-Ghaib.
Peace be upon you, O sanctified spirits!
as-salamu ‘alai-kum ya ayyuha ‘l-arwahu ‘l-mutaqaddasa.
O presidents, O noblemen, O overseers, O spiritual deputies!
ya nuqaba ya nujaba ya ruqaba ya budala
O mainstays of the earth, four mainstays! O two leaders!
ya awtada ‘l-ardi awtadun arba’a: ya imaman:
O Cardinal Pole! O matchless individual! O trustees!
ya Qutbu ya fardu ya umana’:
Provide me with assistance, look on me with favor,
aghithu-ni bi-ghawthatin wa ‘nDuru-ni bi-naDratin
treat me with compassion, fulfill my wish and my objective,
wa ‘rhamu-ni wa hassilu muradi wa maqsudi
and attend to the satisfaction of my needs,
wa qumu ‘ala qada’i hawa’iji
in the presence of our Prophet Muhammad
‘inda Nabiyyi-na Muhammadin
(Allah bless him and give him peace).
(salla ‘llahu ‘alai-hi wa sallam).
May Allah (Exalted is He) grant you peace in this world and the Hereafter.
sallama-kumu ‘llahu (ta’ala) fi’d-dunya wa ‘l-akhira.
O Allah, bestow blessings on al-Khidr!
Allahumma salli ‘ala ‘l-Khidr.