Imam ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Alawi al-Haddad (rahimahu Llah), (may we recall the anniversary of his demise being on the 8th Dhul Qa’ada with prayers for him and his lineage) complemented the Imam Busayri’s famous poem the Mudariyya by adding additional verses. With every two couplets of the original Imam al-Haddad added an additional three, thus multiplying the blessings upon the Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam. Hence it is known as the Quintet or Takhmis. It is assumed that this poem was penned in 1079 the year Imam al-Haddad performed Hajj.
May the fragrance be guided to his presence in a sequence,
By the numbers of people that fill the streets,
Whenever the eyes blink,
May it be multiplied by the number of leaves that the trees hold,
And by every letter ever to be uttered, read and scribed.
And by the number of everything that Allah has bestowed or taken,
And by the number of portions of sustenance that have always been distributed,
And by the number of souls in the creation that seek sustenance,
And by the weight of the mountains
Followed by the drops of water and rain.
And by all the hours that have passed by in the universe from eternity,
And by every creature that has walked on foot, on the face of the earth,
And by the number of all the nations that Allah has created,
And by the number of birds, beast, fish,
Followed by the jinn, angels and human.
May the blessing be coupled with endless peace,
May its fragrance rise among the people,
By the number of plants on the earth that have been consumed,
By the number of atoms, ants and all the grains,
And also by the number of hairs, wool, feathers and fur.
And by the number of all things in existence, of every kind,
And by the number of all the things that are in Allah’s knowledge,
And by the amount of all sustenance that Allah has distributed,
And by the amount of knowledge that Allah encompasses,
And by what the Pen of decree and destiny has written.
And by the number of all the wonders on the earth,
And by the number of people who travel its highlands,
And by the number of things that rise to the highest level,
And by the number of all the blessings that Allah has bestowed
Upon the creation from the time of their creation to the time of their resurrection.
From the book: The Key to Arriving at the Door of the Messenger salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam