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Durood means to send peace & blessings on Prophet Mohammad (as) and his family (as)
Imam Reza (AS) says: 'It is recommendable to send blessings to the Prophet (PBUH) in every situation.' (Tuhaf al-Uqul)
“Surely Allah and his angles bless the Prophet; O you who believe! Call for (Divine)blessings on him and salute him with a (becoming)salutation.”(Quran 33:56)
The real way of seeking blessings for Prophet pbuh and his family according to Sahih Bukhari
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 60, Number 320:
Narrated Ka'b bin Ujra:
It was said, "O Allah's Apostle! We know how to greet you, but how to invoke Allah for you?" The Prophet said, "Say: Allahumma salli ala Muhammadin wa'ala Aale Muhammaddin, kama sallaita 'ala all Ibrahim, innaka Hamidun Majid."
What is so special about the Family of the Prophet (s)?
When the verse
"(O Muhammad) Say, 'I do not ask for any reward for this (bringing of Allah's message) except the love for the near kinship.'" (42:23)
was revealed, the Muslims asked the Prophet: "Who are these near kin of yours whose love is obligatory upon us?" He replied, "'Ali, Fatima, and their two sons."
al-Hakim al-Naysaburi, al-Mustadrak `ala al-Sahihayn, volume 2, page 444
al-Qastallani, Irshad al-Sari Sharh Sahih al-Bukhari, volume 7, page 331
al-Suyuti, al-Durr al-Manthur, volume 6, pages 6-7
al-Alusi al-Baghdadi, Ruh al-Ma?ani, volume 25, pages 31-2
Brief video on how salafis purposely avoid mention of Family of Prophet (as) name even though it is mentioned in Sahih Bukhari.
What are some of the merits of sending Salawat?
Syed Ammar on relationship of dua and Salawat.
Darood Pak Ka Haq - Allama Aqeel ul Gharavi Urdu
One who sends salawat on the Holy Prophet(saw),then Allah and the angels will send blessings upon that person.
One who sends salawat resembles the angels , and thus as a result of this one is also entitled to a part of the special mercy that the angels receive due to the recitation of the salawat.
One who sends salawat on the Prophet and his family,reaches to a point where he becomes the friend of Allah (khalilul’llah) due to the great status that the salawat itself has.
Recitation of the salawat will result in one being closer to the Prophet(saw) on the day of judgement.
One who recites Salawat everyday and night will be worthy of receiving the intercession of the Holy Prophet on the day of judgement.
When we say”O Allah ,send blessings on Muhammad(saw) and the family of Muhammad(saw)”then the Prophet replies to us by saying ,”And upon you be peace.”
One attains the pleasure of Allah and becomes close to the Holy Prophet(saw) by the recitation of this salawat.The 6th Imam,Ja’far ibn Muhammad as-sadiq(peace be upon him ,quoted his fore-fathers reaching to the Holy Prophet as having said the following ,”Your sending Salawat upon me results in the acceptance of your requests and desires and Allah becomes pleased with you” Also the Prophet has said that,”The most worthiest of the Day of judgement will be those who sent the most salawat upon me in the world.”
Recitation of Salawat entitles one to receive benefits both in this world and in the next
Some of the worldy benefits are the following:
a)For every 100 salawat recited,100 legitimate desires and wishes will be fulfilled by Allah(SWT)
b)When one recites salawat out loud,hypocrisy will be moved from one’s heart.
c)The duas of one will become pure and sincere.
d)Poverty will be removed from one.
e)If one can not find something or has forgotten where he put something .then by the recitation of salawat .it will be brought back or found
f)Salawat degrades the shaitan and puts out the fire of hell.
Some of the benefits in the next world :
a)One who sends 10 salawat,Allah and the angels send 1000 salawat upon him ,and whoever Salawat sends 1000 salawat upon ,the fire of hell won’t affect him.
The worthiest and closest person to the Prophet(saw) on the day of Judgement will be the one who send the most salawat upon him in this world.
Intercession by the Prophet(saw) will become compulsory upon the one who recited salawat upon Muhammad and his family(peace be upon him and his family)
On the day of judgement ,salawat will appear as a light(nur) on the person’s head ,right side,left side and above him.
One who recites the salawat ,Allah will give him the reward of 72 martyrs(shahid)
The heaviest thing on the day of judgement will be the salawat (recited by a person)and it will also light up his grave.
One must remember that this reciting just as with other acts of worship must be with complete sincerity and not for any other reason other than seeking the pleasure of Allah(SWT) and acting in compliance to his command
The Prophet Mohamad said:
'The invocation of blessings on me is a light on the Sirat'
(The Scale of Wisdom ~ Rayshahri, pg 644, #3671 & Kanz al Ummal #2149)
Mohammed waale Mohammed par durood taufiqat ka qazana (urdu)
THE IMPORTANCE OF SALAWAT AND ITS BENEFITS
THE IMPORTANCE OF 'SALAWAT' "The Mercy of Allah and His Blessings be upon Ahl al-Bayt. Verily He is the Praiseworthy and Glorious" (The Holy Quran)
With the passing of every day of our lives, we must take the opportunity to get closer to Allah (s.w.t.). One of the ways we can do this by imploring the Almighty Allah to send His blessings upon the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.s.) and his Pure Progeny (a.s.). One is recommended to recite this Salawat throughout one's life as a way to achieve this goal. Why is so much importance placed on this act and what exactly is the reward of one who recites the Salawat?
COMMANDMENT IN THE HOLY QURAN
In the Holy Quran, in surah al-Ahzab, Verse 56, we read : "Surely Allah and His Angels bless the Prophet: O you belive ! Call for (Divine) blessings on him and salute him with a (becoming) salutation."
In this verse, it says that Allah and the Angels send blessings on the Holy Prophet and He commands those who believe to do the same- send blessings and follow (submit) to his ways. The Salawat is the only act in which Allah (s.w.t.) joins the Angels and the believers too are commanded to take part in it.
THE HOLY PROPHET(SA.W.S.)'S INSTRUCTIONS
Now let us see how the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) himself has instructed to send blessings for him.
The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, "Do not salute for me in short!”
The companions asked, “What is saluting in short?”
The Prophet (s.a.w.s.) replied: "Saying that Blessing of Allah be upon Muhammad."
They asked "what should we say?"
The Propeht (s.a.w.s.) answered, " Say: Blessing of Allah be upon Muahmmad and his household the same way as you blessed Abraham and the household. Verily you are worthy of all praise full of glory"
This saying of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s) was in connection with the following verse of the Holy Quran which was related about the House of Abraham (a.s.) :
They said: “Do you wonder at Allah's decree? The Mercy of Allah and His Blessings be upon you O people of the House! For He is indeed worthy of all praise full of glory!”
(The Holy Quran 11.73)
In fact, invoking Salawat on the Prophet's family was so important that it has been included in ANY Salawat on the Prophet (s.a.w.s). Invoking Salawat on the family of the Prophet is a sign of pledging allegiance to them, and affirming what Allah Himself has affirmed for them: They are perfectly cleansed and worthy of being salauted.
Immam Ja'far as-Sadiq(a.s.) our 6th Immam said: " One who sends 10 Salawat on the Prophet and his family, Allah and the Angels send 100 Salawats upon him, and one who sends 100 Salawats upon the Prophet and his family, then Allah and the Angels send 1000 Salawat upon him. Have you not heard the words of Allah, Glorious and Magnified be Him, " He it is who sends blessings upon you and so too to His Angels so that it may take you out of the darkness into light and verily He is merciful to the Believers."
MERITS OF SENDING SALWATS
•Allah and the Angels send blessings upon one who sends Salawat on the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) and the Ahlul-Bayt
•One who sends Salawat resembles the Angels, and thus as a result of this one is also entiltled to a part of the special mercy that the Angels receive due to the recitation of the Salawat.
•One, who sends Salawat on the Prophet (s.a.w.s.) and his family, reaches a point where he becomes the friend of Allah (Khalilullah) due to the great status that the Salawat itself has.
•Recitiation of Salawat will result in one being closer to the Prophet (s.a.w.s.) on the Day of Judgement.
•One who recites Salawat every day and night will be worthy of receiving the intercession of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w..s) on the Day of Judgement.
•When we say “O Allah, send blessings on Muhammad and the family of Muhammed" the the Prophet replies to us by saying, “And upon you be peace".
•One attains the pleasure of Allah and comes closer to the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) by recitation of this Salawat. The 6th Immam Immam, Ja'far as-Sadiq (A.S.) said: "You’re sending Salawat upon me results in the acceptance of your requests and desires and Allah becomes pleased with you." Also the Prophet had said that,"The most worthy of people on the Day of Judgement will be those sent the most Salawat upon me in the world."
SOME OF THE WORLDY BENEFITS ARE THE FOLLOWING:
•For every 100 Salawat receite, 100 legitimate desires and wishes will be fulfilled by Allah (s.w.t.).
•When one recites Salawat out loud, his heart gets freed of hypocrisy
•The duas (supplications) of the reciter become pure and sincere
•The reciter is liberated of poverty
•If one cannot find something or has forgotten where he has placed it, then by recitation of Salawat, it will be brought back or found inshaallah.
•Salawat degrades Satan and puts out the fire of Hell.
SOME OF THE BENEFITS IN THE HEREAFTER
•The worthiest and closest person to the Prophet (s.a.w.s.) on the Day of the Judgement will be the one who sent the most Salawat upon him in this world.
•Intercession by the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s) will become a certainty for the one of who recited Salawat upon Muhammad and his family (peace be upon them all).
•On the Day of Judgement, Salawat will appear as a light (noor) on the person's head, right side, left side and above him.
•One who recites the Salawat, Allah will give him the reward of 72 martyrs (shaheed)
•The heaviest thing on the Day of Judgement will be Salawat (recited by a person) and it will also light up his grave.
•One who sends 100 Salawat, Allah and the Angels send 1000 upon him, and the fire of Hell won't affect him.
PLEASE NOTE: of course, one must remember that this reciting, just as with other acts of worship, must be with complet sincerity and not for any reason other than seeking the pleasure of Allah (s.w.t.) and proper conduct in compliance of His command.
May Allah (s.t.) give us all the ability to perform the Salawat with the utmost devotion and attain the benefits of it, both in this world and in the hereafter. Ilahi yameen.