(Jumad al-Awwal 1433/ April 2012)
From a recent lesson by Sayyidi al-Habib `Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah preserve him and benefit us by him), April 2012:
Du`as to read during childbirth
Plead with Allah in abundance for blessings (barakah) and ease.
During pregnancy repeat the following verses:
Rabbi hab li milladunka dhurriyatan tayyibah innaka sami`u-du`a
"O my Lord, grant me a progeny that is pure, for You hear (our) prayers!" (1)
Rabbana hab lana min azwajina wa dhurriyyatina qurrata `ayun wa’ja’lna lilmuttaqin imama
"Our Lord, grant us wives and offspring who will be the comfort of our eyes, and give us (the
grace) to lead the righteous.” (2)
During childbirth repeat Allah’s name “al-Latif” in abundance, along with the following:
Ya Latifan bi khalqihi ya `Aliman bi khalqihi ya Khabiran bi khalqihi ultuf bina ya Latifu ya `Alimu ya Khabiru (repeat 3 times)
O One Who is gentle with His creation, O One who has complete knowledge of His creation, O One who has complete awareness of His creation! Treat us with gentleness O Gentle, O All-Knowing, O All-Aware!
Ya Latifan lam yazal ultuf bina fima nazal innaka Latifun lam yazal ultuf bina wa’l-muslimin (repeat 3 times)
O Gentle Who remains forever, be gentle to us in all that befalls us, You are constantly Gentle, treat us and the Muslims with gentleness!
Also repeat these verses:
Thumm ‘assabila yassarah
Then He made the path easy (3)
Wa Allah akhrajakummin butuni ummahatikum
Allah brought you forth from your mothers’ wombs (4)
1 Al `Imran, 3:38
2 Al-Furqan, 25:74
3 `Abasa, 80:20
4 Al-Nahl, 16:78