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Saturday, April 9, 2011

POWER OF DUROOD SHARIF HOLY PROPHET MUHAMMAD (P.B.U.H.)

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Most Merciful




Reciting Durood Shareef for the Supreme Creation of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala



The Most Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon Him) said, '' after Hadrat Adam (Alayhi As-Salaam) happened to commit the mistake, as a result of which he has transferred from Paradise to this earth, he used to spend all his time weeping, praying , repenting, and once he looked up towards the Heaven and prayed ' O ' Allah! I beg Thy forgiveness in the name of Muhammad (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon Him).'

'' Who is Muhammad (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon Him), asked Allah. He [Adam (Alayhi As-Salaam) replied 'When you had created me, I saw the words : LA ILAHA ILLALLAH MUHAMMAD-UR-RASOOLALLAH written on your Arsh (Throne of Allah Almighty) and since then I realised that the Most Beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon Him) is the supreme creation of Yours because I saw his name alongside yours'. Then the reply came back ' He is to be the last of all Prophets, and will be your descendant. If he were not to be created, you would not have been created. ''

First we must note, that, this significant success came for Hadrat Adam (Alayhi As-Salaam) when he asked Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala for forgiveness in the name of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon Him). When we ask something from Allah Almighty for the sake of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon Him) we are asking Allah Almighty to honour our Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon Him) by granting us our DU'A (prayers) which will lead to success in all walks of life INSHA-ALLAH (God Willing).

From this narrated hadith we can see that the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon Him) is the supreme creation of Allah Almighty. The moon, the entire world, the angels of Allah Almighty and the other magnificent creations of Allah Almighty can't even begin to compare with the Glory and Beauty of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon Him).

To Allah Almighty the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon Him) is His most dearest and most cherished creation. Imagine then the superiority of the one who follows the Sunnah of the Most Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon Him) and then read Durood Shareef in abundance.

Allah Almighty's reply ' if he were not to be created, you would not have been created,' is testimony to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala's highest regard for the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon Him). This high status for the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon Him) is also mentioned in the Gospel of Barnabas - removed from the Bible 300 years before the birth of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon Him), - where it states :

'' .... God said : Wait Muhammad, for thy sake I will create Paradise, the world, and a great multitude of creatures, where of I make thee a present, in so much that who shall bless thee, shall be blessed, and who shall curse thee shall be cursed .... ''

In other words, the world and everything included in it and Paradise was created for the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon Him). If the world was created for the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon Him) then it follows that our families, the food we eat and the clothes we wear are all given to us by Allah Almighty because of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon Him).

We are told in Al-Qur'an 14: 08 ' .... Allah is Rich (i.e. Free from all needs) ....', and does not need these things. If common sense prevails, then we should realise, that, if the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon Him) was not created then the world and AL-JANNAH would not have been created. Therefore, if we enter AL-JANNAH it is because of our Most Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon Him). The least we can do in return is to follow his Sunnah and read Durood Shareef in abundance to him.

Let us now examine the second statement in this Gospel prophesising the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon Him). ' Who shall bless thee, shall be blessed', in other words the Gospel commands us to send blessings upon Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon Him). That is, to read Durood Shareef because this is, the most supreme way to send our blessings upon Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon Him).

When we study Al-Qur'an further we realise what is the actual status of the blessed; they are the ones that will enter AL-JANNAH (Paradise). In Al-Qur'an 11:105 it states 'On the Day it comes, no person shall speak except by His (Allah Almighty's) Leave. Some among them will be wretched and (others) blessed.' Clearly then, if we read or memorise and recite Durood Shareef in abundance during our lifetime, then surely we will be amongst the blessed. AMEEN.



Al-Qur'an 33:56 instructs us to read Durood Shareef

We are informed in Al-Qur'an 33:56 that ''Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala) sends His Salaat (Blessings and Honours) on the Prophet (Muhammad) & also His angels. O you who believe! Send your Salaat (blessings) on him (Muhammad) and you should greet him with the Islamic way of greeting (Assalamu 'Alaykum).'' In other words, we are informed in this ayat (verse) of Al-Qur'an to read Durood Shareef and to send Salaam on our Most Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him).

In the eyes of Allah Almighty reading Durood Shareef is of paramount importance, otherwise Allah Almighty would not have commanded us to do so, as is the case in this ayat above. When Allah Almighty Himself, alongwith His Angels is sending Durood Shareef on the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allaha Almighty be upon him), then this is an important duty on the UMMAH to do likewise i.e. to practice what Allah Almighty and His Angels are doing.


70 Billion Angels sent for Durood Shareef


It is reported by Hadrat Ka'ab (May Allah Almighty be pleased with him) that 70,000 angels descend on the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa's (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) Mosque daily, surround it and touch it with their heavenly wings, and continue reciting Durood Shareef and leave for the heavens in the evening. They are replaced by another 70,000 angels who stay till dawn to be replaced by another 70,000 angels in the morning, and each angel cannot return after its initial visit. This process will keep continuing until the Day of Judgement. A rough calculation reveals that to date almost 70 BILLION ANGELS have been sent by Allah Almighty to the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa's (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) Mosque to read Durood Shareef upon him. And only Allah Almighty knows how many more will be sent until the Day of Judgement. This is indeed an indication of the utmost highest regard Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala) has for His Most Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him). Therefore we must not under-rate the significance, importance and the merits of reading Durood Shareef for our Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him).

The UMMAH is indeed blessed because it has been given the opportunity to send Durood Shareef on the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him). Durood Shareef is a special kind of DU'A, a special kind of DHIKR (remembrance) dear to Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala) as indicated by the following hadith below. Therefore if we read Durood Shareef and ask of something from Allah Almighty, then what we ask for has a better chance of being accepted by Allah Almighty. Hadrat Imam Shaf'i (May Allah Almighty be pleased with him) has declared, ' What I love is that one should recite Durood Shareef abundantly under all circumstances.'1 Ghawth Al-A'dham Sayyadina Abd 'al-Qadir al-Jilani (May Allah Almighty be pleased with him) has declared, ' O ' faithful make Mosques and Durood Shareef for the Beloved Prophet (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) incumbent on you.'2 Allama Qustulani (May Allah Almighty be pleased with him) interpreter of Sahih Al-Bukhari has stated, ' The best, the most sublime, the most excellent, the most exquisite, the most consummate recital is the recital of Durood Shareef for the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him).3 Hadrat Abu Bakr Siddiq (May Allah Almighty be pleased with him) has narrated that, 'Reciting Durood Shareef upon the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) erases sins in the same manner that water extinguishes a fire'.4

It has been narrated in the hadith that ' One day when the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) left his house, I [Companion of the Beloved Prophet] followed close behind. He went to an orchard where he offered prayers and prostrated so long that I started weeping thinking that he had expired. The Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) raised his head from Sijda and called me and asked what had happened to me. I told him that as he had been in Sijda for a very long time, I had thought that he had expired and I won't see him again. The Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) said that he had prostrated himself before Allah Almighty for so long as a token of thanks-giving because He had granted him a reward, which was that if anyone, from his UMMAH will recite Durood Shareef once, Allah Almighty will record 10 VIRTUES in his favour and ERASE 10 HIS/HER SINS.'5


Durood Shareef a Most Valuable Asset


If we have stock, which is an asset to our business, we can sell it to make a profit. Without stock there is no sale and there is no profit. Durood Shareef is an asset and we should regard it as our stock which can benefit us in many ways i.e. Durood Shareef can profit us in the afterlife with a place in Al-Jannah.



Create your own Durood Shareef Policy

In today's modern society we plan for our future financial security. We have pensions and savings policies whereby we invest money regularly for our future benefit. Yet we don't consider the merits of creating a Durood Shareef Policy whereby we can invest a small amount of time daily by reading Durood Shareef for our benefit in the Hereafter when we can cash in the policy for a place in Al-Jannah.


We are all Millionaires

We don't realise it but we are all millionaires. A small sacrifice of our valuable time can lead to remarkable results in the long run. Spending just 5 minutes a day (reading 100+ Durood Shareef) can turn into a million duroods read, during a lifetime of 25-30 years. This is not impossible for any member of the UMMAH of the Most Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him). It is reported in the hadith that ' He who recites it (Durood Shareef) 10 times a day is granted 100 blessings and he who recites it 100 times a day, Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala) inscribes on his forehead - that he has immunity from hypocrisy and hell, and he will be counted among the martyrs on the Day of Judgement.'6 During the five regular prayers we read Durood Ibrahim, in every rakat, this totals to 17 times for all 5 prayers. Therefore we can see the importance of reading Durood Shareef on a voluntary basis daily ; to complete the amount required necessary to achieve this high status granted to the UMMAH.


Powerful Duroods to tip the scales in our Benefit


It has been reported in the hadith that if anybody reads the following Durood Shareef 1000 times on the day of Jumma, one will see one's place (abode) in Al-Jannah before or at the moment of death.

 O' Allah send blessings upon Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the family of Muhammad (peace be upon him) a thousand thousand times.

ALLA HUMMA SALLE ALA MUHAMMADIWWAA ALE HAE ALFA ALFA MARRA - TIHN

A rough calculation reveals that over a period of more than 20 years this is the equivalent of ONE MILLION DUROOD SHAREEF recited. A sacrifice of 30 minutes on the day of Jumma can lead to such a superior blessing from Allah Almighty.



Turn seconds into Millions

In a matter of seconds it is possible to gain millions of DUROOD SAWAAB. Due to Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala's) blessing we have the opportunity to read a Durood Shareef whereby one can gain the equivalent of 600,000 Durood Shareef Sawaab by reading it just once. Allah Almighty has given us the ability to gain Sawaab, the equivalent to a lifetime of reading Durood Shareef, in a matter of seconds. Therefore, if one reads it several times which will take seconds rather than minutes one can gain millions of Durood Shareef Sawwab immediately and in the process making one's scales heavier in the right direction. Ideally, this Durood Shareef should be read 1000 times daily for success in this life and the Hereafter.

REF: Dalailul Keirat (P.101)

O' Allah shower blessings upon Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) our Master in the number that is in Thy knowledge, such that those blessings may continue forever eternal as Thy Kingdom.

ALLAHUMA SALLE ALA SAI-YAE-DAE-NA VA-MAWLANA MUHAMMADIN A-DA-DA MAFI IL-MILLAH-HAE SA LA TAN DA-A-AE MA TAMBAE DA-VA-MAE MOHL KILLAH HAE.

In a matter of seconds one can gain almost 3 years Sawaab keeping 70 Angels occupied with good writing on our behalf.

JAZALLAHO ANNA SAI-YAE-DAE-NA VA-MAWLANA MUHAMMADAN SALALLAHO ALAIHE VASSALLAM MAA HOVA AHA LOHU.

Reference : Mazra ul Hasnat

Alternatively read or memorise and recite the Durood Shareef where we can gain 1000 Days Sawaab for reading it just once.

ALLAHUMA SALLE ALA SAI-YAE-DAE-NA VA MAWLANA MUHAMMADIWWA ALA ALE SAI-YAE-DAE-NA VA MAWLANA MUHAMMADIN KA MA TOH HIBBOH VA TARDA LAHU.

Also there is the 80 Years Sawaab Durood Shareef. Reading this Durood Shareef 80 times after the Fard of the Asar prayer on Friday. Before standing up it results in 80 years Sawaab recorded for the individual and 80 years of sins forgiven by Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala). A sacrifice of about five minutes every week can lead to such blessings from Allah Almighty.

O' Allah send blessings upon Muhammad (peace be upon him) our chief- the unlettered Apostle, and send blessings upon his family, and Thy favours and Thy salutations.

ALLAHUMA SALLE ALA SAI-YAE-DAE-NA MUHAMMADIN-NINNA BEIYYIL UMMIYYAE VA ALA ALE -HAE VASSALLIM TASSLEEMAN.



Other excellent Duroods recommended by the author are listed below. Reading these Duroods daily in any combination can help us to 'Tip the Scales in the Right Direction'.


Durood Shafi

Durood Shafi is recommended for reading because it used to be recited by Hadrat Imam Shafi (May Allah Almighty be pleased with him). Consistent reading of this Durood Sahreef can lead to prosperity and success in this life and the Afterlife.


O' Allah shower blessings upon the Beloved Prophet (peace be upon him) and his children whenever he is remembered by those who remember him and shower blessings upon Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his family whenever he is not remembered by the negligent and grant him peace constantly in abundance.

ALLAH HUMMA SALLE ALA MUHAMMADIN KOLAH MA ZA KA RA HOZA KAE RUH-NA VA KOLAH MA GA FA LA AN ZIK-RAE-HIL GA FAE LUHN


Durood Qurani


Durood Qurani can benefit us by providing us the equivalent of ONE QUR'AN's SAWAAB by reading it after every prayer.

'' O' Allah send your blessings and peace upon the Beloved Muhammad (peace be upon him) Our Master and on his Children and his Companions in the amount equal to the total letters in the Qur'an and let each carry thousands of blessings with it.''

ALLAH HUMMA SALLE VASSALLIM ALA SAI-YAE-DAE-NA MUHAMMADIWWA ALA ALE-HAE VA AS HA BAE HAE BAE-A-DA-DAE MAFI JA-MEE-IL QURANNAE HARFAN HARFAN VA BAE A-DA-DAE KOLAE HARFIN ALFAN ALFA.


Durood Ali


Durood Ali was regularly read by Hadrat Ali al-Murtaza (peace be upon him) and is recommended because we can gain the sawaab equivalent to the maximum reward for just one Durood read.


'' O' Allah bestow blessings and your bounty upon your Beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and on his wives who are mothers of the faithful and on his descendents and on the members of his household in the manner as Thou sent blessings upon Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him), verily Thou art the Praiseworthy and the Glorious.''

ALLAH HUMMA AJ-AL SA-LA-VA-TAE-KA VA-BA-RA-KA-TAE-KA ALA MUHAMMADAE NINA BIYYAE VA AZ VA JAE HAE UMMA HA TIL MUH-MAE-NEE-NA ZO-RAIYYA-TAE-HAE VA AHA LAE BAI-TAE-HAE KA MA SALLAI TA ALA IBRAHEEMA INNA-KA HAMEEDOMMA-JEED.


Durood Noor



Durood Noor is constantly read by the very pious and is regarded as the best Durood Shareef by such individuals and therefore is recommended for its excellence.


'' O' Allah shower Thy Blessings upon our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) who is light, actual light and the mystery amongst the mysteries and the leader of excellents.''

ALLAH HUMMA SALLE ALA SAI-YAE-DAE-NA MUHAMMADIN NOO-RIL AN VA RAE VA SIRIL AS-RA-RAE VA SAI-YAE-DIL AB-RA-RAE.



Ultimate Durood


The following Durood Shareef is perhaps the ultimate in Duroods. We are requesting Allah Almighty to send blessings upon the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) equivalent to every atom created by Allah Almighty in the universe multiplied by a million times, Subhanallah. No computer in the world could cope with the numbers, yet only Allah Almighty knows how many blessings this comes too.

' O' Allah may Thy Benificence be upon the Beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and upon the house of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in a number equal to a Millionfold of each atom created by Thee and Thy Blessings and Thy Peace be upon him'.

ALLAH HUMMA SALLE ALA MUHAMMADIWWA ALA ALE MUHAMMADIM-BAE A-DA-DAE KOLAE ZARA TIMMAA TA ALFA ALFA MARRA TIN VA BA RIK VASSALLIM.



Durood Anam


Durood Anam read once gives the reader a reward that is unimaginable. It is regarded by the very pious as the crown of Duroods. This Durood Shareef should be read especially when in the Sacred City of Madinah. Ideally it should be read 313 times before going to bed when in the Holy City.


O' Allah shower Thy Blessings and Peace upon the Beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), our Master and on his children according to the number of Thy reward and Thy bounties.

ALLAH HUMMA SALLE VASSALLIM ALA SAI-YAE-DAE-NA MUHAMMADIWWA ALA ALE HAE-A-DA-DA IN A MILLAH-HAE VA IF ZA LAE HAE.


Durood Mafi


Durood Mafi is ideal for tipping the scales in our favour because it helps us with forgiveness of our minor sins.

ALLAH HUMMA SALLE ALA SAI-YAE-DAE-NA VA-MAW-LA-NA MUHAMMADIWWA ALA ALE HAE VASSALLIM.


Closeness to Allah Ta'ala


' O' Allah shower Thy benificence on our Master Muhammad (peace be upon him), the most favoured of Thy Prophets and the most honoured of Thy Chosen persons, whose radiant life is the source of all light and who is the conferee of miracles and conferee of the most glorious place (Maqam-i-Mahmood) and who is the leader of the previous and the later'.

ALLAH HUMMA SALLE ALA SAI-YAE-DAE-NA MUHAMMADIN AF-ZA-LAE AM-BAE-YA-AE-KA VA-AK-RA-MAE AS-FAE-YA-AE-KA MAN FA ZAT MINNOO-RAE-HAE JA-MEE-OL AN-VA-RAE VA SA HAE BAL MO-JAE-ZA-TAE VA SA HAE BIL MA-KA MIL MAHA MOO-DAE SAI-YAE-DIL AWWA LEE-NA VAL A-KAE-REEN


Closeness to the Noble Prophet


' O' Allah shower Thy blessings on our Master Muhammad (peace be upon him) in such a measure that earns Thy pleasure and shower Thy blessings on our Master Muhammad (peace be upon him) exceeding that measure which has earned Thy pleasure and shower Thy blessings upon our Master Muhammad (peace be upon him) for ever and ever '.

ALLAH HUMMA SALLE ALA SAI-YAE-DAE-NA MUHAMMADIN HATA TAR ZA VA SALLE ALA SAI-YAE-DAE-NA MUHAMMADIM-BA DARRAE ZA VA SALLE ALA SAI-YAE-DAE-NA MUHAMMADIN A-BA-DAN A-BA-DA.


Durood Nabi


' O' Allah grant Thy Blessings and Thy peace and Thy bounty upon Hadrat Muhammad (peace be upon him) and on Hadrat Adam (peace be upon him) and on Hadrat Noah (peace be upon him) and on Hadrat Abraham (peace be upon him) and on Hadrat Moses (peace be upon him) and on Hadrat Jesus (peace be upon him) and on those Prophets who were sent during the period between each of them, Blessing of Allah and His Peace be upon them all'. Ameen.

ALLAH HUMMA SALLE VASSALLIM VA BA RIK ALA SAI-YAE-DAE-NA MUHAMMADIWWA ADAMMA VA-NUH-HIWWA IBRAHEEMA VA MUSA VA ISA VA MA BAI NA HOHM MAE NANA BAIYYEE NA VAL MOR SA LEENA SA LA VA TOLLAH HAE VA SA LA MO HO ALAI HIM AL MA EEN.


Durood Mahee


One day a companion of the Most Beloved Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) came to the Beloved Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) and complained that his wife had tried to cook a fish for three days but was not unable to cook it.[7] The Beloved Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) asked the fish why it was not possible to cook it. The fish replied that one day it was swimming alongside a ship when it heard a traveller on board reciting Durood Mahee and it then proceeded to recite Durood Mahee. The Beloved Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) then informed the companion to convey this good news to his Ummah : that if anyone reads Durood Mahee once then the fires of hell are haram for that person.


ALLAH HUMMA SALLE ALA MUHAMMADIWWA ALA ALE MUHAMMADIN KAI-RAL KA-LA-AE KAE VA AF ZA LIL BA SHA RAE VA-SHA-FEE-IL O-MA-MAE YOW MAL HASH RAE VANNASH RAE VA SALLE ALA SAI-YAE-DAE-NA MUHAMMADIWWA ALA ALE SA-YAE-DAE NA MUHAMMADIMBAE A DA-DAE KULLAE MA LUH MILLA-KA VA SALLAE ALA MUHAMMADIWWA ALA ALE MUHAMMADIWWA BA RIK VA SALE ALA JA MEE IL AMBAE YA AE VAL MOR-SA-LEE-NA VA SALLE ALA KOLLIL MA LA AE KA TIL MO KARRA BEE NA VA ALA AE BA DILLA HISSAAA-LAE HEE NA VASSALLIM TASSLLEEMAN KASEERAN KASEERAN BAE RAHA MA TAE KA VA BAE FAZ LAE KA VA BAE KAR MAE KA YA AK RA MAL AK RA MEE NA BAE RAHAA MA TAE KA YA AR HA MARRA HAE MEENA YA KA DEE MOH YA-DA-A-AE MO YA-HAIYYO YA KAIIYOO-MO YA VIT RO YA A HA DO YA SA MA DOH YA MALLAM YA LID-VA LAM-YUH-LAD VA LUM YA KOLLAH HU KOH FOH VAHN A HAD BAE RAHA MA TAE KA YA AR HA MARA HAE MEEN


Durood Tunjina


Once there was a pious man of the name of Shaykh Moosa Zurair travelling on a ship when it started to sink due to a heavy storm.[8] In his sleep he saw the Most Beloved Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him). The Beloved Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) instructed Moosa Zurair to recite Durood Tunjina 1000 times. Moosa Zurair awoke from his sleep and proceeded to recite Durood Tunjina. As soon as he had finished reading 300 times the storm subsided and the ship was saved. This Durood is recommended during days of calamity, turmoil and distress. Seventy times a day is essential for relief from our problems and difficulties.

' O' Allah! Shower blessings on Muhammad (peace be upon him) Our Master, and his Family, such blessings, by means of which Thou may relieve us of all anxieties and calamities. Thou may satisfy all our needs. Thou may clean us of all evils and thanks for which Thou may grant us high position and high rank and status in Thy presence. Thou may lead us to the utmost limit in our aspirations and capacity in whatever is best in this world as well as in the Hereafter as Thou has the full power over everything'.

ALLAH HUMMA SALLE ALA SAI-YAE-DAE-NA VA MAULA-NA MUHAMMADIWWA ALA ALE SAI-YAE DAE NA VA MAULA-NA MUHAMMADIN SA-LA-TAN TUNJINA BAE HA MIN JA-MEE-IL AHA VALAE VAL-A-FA-TAE VA TAK ZEE LA NA BAE HA JA-MEE-AL HA-JA-TAE VA TOH TAHAE ROH NA BAE HA MIN JA MEE ISSAIIYYAE ATAE VA TAR FA OH NA BAE HA IN DA KA A LADDA RA JA TAE VA TOH BALLAE GOH NA BAE HA AK-SAL GA-YA-TAE MIN JA MEE IL KAI-RA TAE FIL-HA-YA-TAE VA BA DAL MA MA TAE INNA KA ALA KOLLAE SHAI IN KADEER


Relevance of sending Salaam on the Beloved (Peace and Blessings be upon him)

On the night of Ascension (Meraj), on his approach ... the Most Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) greeted Allah Almighty with ' Greeting & Pure Blessings unto Allah,' ... Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) greeted the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) with ' Peace be to you, O' Muhammad.' He (Peace be upon him) said in reply 'Peace be with us and with the virtuous servants of God.' From this narration it should be clear of the significance and importance of sending Salaam on our Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him).

Every day the Ummah of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) send 'Salam' to the Noble Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) in their five daily prayers i.e. during every second and last rakat of the prayer during the Jalsa & Quadah. That is :

Peace be on you O Prophet! & the Mercy of Allah & His Blessings

ASSALAMMO ALAIKA AYYU HANNA BIYYU VA RAHMATULLAHHI VA-BARA-KA-TUHU

This works out as 25 Salams daily. When we send 'Salam' on the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) replies with 'Salam' on us, as stated by Imam al-Ghazali (May Allah be pleased with him).[9] And when the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) replies with 'Salam' on us, Allah Almighty gives us peace of mind from our problems and they will disappear as Allah Almighty always honours His Most Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa's (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) words.

Once the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) bade a tree to come to him. The tree moved and drawing up its roots from the ground walked before him and saluted him with ' Peace be on you, Apostle of God.'[10] Even the stones in the streets of Makkah greeted the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) with ' Salam.' We should consider reading this 'Salam' as mentioned above, on a voluntary basis outside our regular prayers, or some other methods of ' Salam ' on the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him).

If we send 'Salam' regularly on the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) and read Durood Shareef and follow the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa's (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) Sunnah, then hopefully, there will be the greeting of ' Salam ' on us in Al-Jannah as stated in Al-Qur'an 56:26 ' But only the saying of Salam (greetings with peace).'


Thursday Night


The Significance of Reading Durood Shareef on Thursday Night and Friday

If anybody reads 100 Durood Shareef on Thursday evening then according to Ahadith 70 necessities will be met in this life and 30 in the Hereafter. On every Thursday Allah Almighty sends Angels to the earth in the afternoon. They have silver leaves and golden pens which they use to record the Durood Shareef of the reciter from that afternoon of Thursday till the sunset of Friday.[11] The Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) informed the Ummah, that reading Durood Shareef on Thursday night and Friday is presented to him.[12] The Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) has also informed us the best way to have our prayers answered, and that is to start with and end with Durood Shareef.[13]


Night of Power


Excellent of Laylat al-Qadar

When we are considering purchasing a business, we first need to look at the figures before a decision can be made as to whether or not the business is viable. Similarly if we combine the 600,000 Durood Shareef Sawaab with Laylat al-Qadar the results of the figures are nothing short of a miracle due to the combination of the two superior blessings from Allah Almighty. We are rarely presented with the figures for Dhikr nor do we consider calculating the figures. The following figures are an indication of Allah Almighty's Supreme Mercy and Blessings upon us.


Billions of Sawaab



100 times (5 minutes) Equals 1,800,000,000,000 Durood Shareef Sawaab


In other words just five minutes results in 1.8 Million Million Durood Sawaab or One Thousand & Eight Hundred Billion Durood Sawaab, Insha-Allah! (see below).

100 times read in one day equals :
100 x 600,000 = 60,000,000 Durood Sawaab

One month's Sawaab Equals :
30 x 60,000,000 = 1,800,000,000 Durood Sawaab

1000 months Sawaab equals : 1000 x 1,800,000,000 =
1,800,000,000,000 Durood Sawaab

Prior Prophets (Peace be upon Them) and their generations couldn't imagine in their wildest dreams that the Ummah of the Most Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) could gain so much Sawaab for reading Durood Shareef. These methods of calculations and principals also apply to the 1000 days of Sawaab, that Durood Shareef brings, and any other Durood Shareefs for that matter. Any businessman would give his soul for these figures if it was money, yet we can save our souls with this amount of Sawaab.


Negligence



Negligence of Durood Shareef For Worldly Gain


Al-Qur'an al Kareem 3: 185 informs us that '... The life of this world is only enjoyment of deception ... ' and this again is reiterated in Al-Qur'an 6: 32 ' And the life in this world is nothing but play and amusement ...' and again in Al-Qur'an 10: 23 ' ... brief enjoyment of this worldly life, then (in the end) unto Us is your return and We shall inform you of that which you used to do.' There are many passages like this in Al-Qur'an al Kareem, here are some more ; Al-Qur'an 13: 26 '... the life of this world compared with the Hereafter is but a brief passing enjoyment.'

Al-Qur'an 53: 61 states ' wasting your (precious) lifetime in pastime and amusements ' and Al-Qur'an 47: 36 states, ' The life of this world is but play & pastime; but if you believe and fear Allah & avoid evil, He will grant you, your wages and will not ask you your wealth.'

The key words here in these ayats are mentioned above. Life is too short, as the saying goes: the days, the weeks, months and years are passing at such a speed that we cannot comprehend where they went. Every day that is lost, can't be regained or replaced, there is no opportunity to return. Every lost day is a lost day spent in Dhikr and is a lost opportunity to tip the scales in our favour.

The results of our efforts are presented to us immediately in this world, when the notes pass through our hands after a hard week's work. Sometimes, we are unable to see the results of our Dhikr until the Hereafter. For this reason we are pre-occupied with rivalry with one another as stated in Al-Qur'an 57: 20 ' Know that the life of this world is only play and amusement, pomp and mutual boasting among you and rivalry in respect of wealth and children ...' However, we can, without difficulty have the best of both worlds Insha-Allah.

These warnings are all those who are pre-occupied with this worldly life. Attention is devoted to the pursuit of wealth and one's family commitments and not enough attention to our Deen. These warnings are summarised in Al-Qur'an 9: 24 ' Say: If your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wives, your kindred, the wealth that you have gained, the commerce in which you fear a decline, and the dwellings in which you delight are dearer to you than Allah and His Messenger & striving hard to fight in His Cause, then wait until Allah brings about His Decision (torment). Allah guides not the people who are Al-Fasiqun (rebellious, disobedient to Allah).' Therefore we should reflect upon our lives, as narrated in Al-Qur'an 68: 33 ' Such is the punishment (in this life), but truly, the punishment in the Hereafter is greater if they but knew.' And the result of neglecting our Deen will be as stated in Al-Qur'an 56:93-94 ' Then for him is an entertainment with boiling water. And burning in Hell fire.'

In other words the most important person in our lives should be the Most Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him). It is a sign of the times that we devote so much time to our businesses, our families and maintaining our homes, yet we cannot sacrifice five minutes for reading Durood Shareef for our Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him). We know more about unimportant people than we do about our Blessed Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) : we know names of many film actors and singers, yet we can't recite a similar number of names of Allah Almighty and our Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) or even ayats of Al-Qur'an al-Kareem. Why is it that we can sacrifice time for watching television and video, and listening to music, but not for our Deen ? Al-Bukhari 9: 395 states that the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) forbid Quil and Qual i.e backbiting and talking too much about others, yet we are happy to spend time on this activity rather than reading Durood Shareef for 5 minutes a day.

Al-Qur'an 6: 162 states '' Say O' Muhammad, verily my Salaat, my sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allah, the Lord of the Alamin (Mankind & Jinn & all that exists) '' After all the sacrifices our Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) made for us, why is it that we can't sacrifice 5 minutes for reading Durood Shareef, we should be ashamed of ourselves. The least we can do is to follow our Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa's (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) Sunnah and read Durood Shareef for 5 minutes a day.


Life-Exam


Succeed in Your Life-Exam

The key to success in passing any exam is preparation. A small amount of daily study, which regularly results in a greater chance of success i.e. passing your exam. Studying closer to the exam day will make it more difficult to pass your exam. Similarly regular and daily Dhikr will give you a better chance of passing your Life-Exam. Concentrating on Dhikr near the end of one's life will make it harder to pass your Life Exam, and there is no opportunity to sit your Life-Exam again, even though we will request for it as stated in Al-Qur'an 7: 53 '... or could we be sent back to the 1st life of the world so that we might do good deeds other than those evil deeds which we used to do ...'


Interview


Excel in your interview

At an interview, the interviewer wants to know what you have done with your time to date. If one starts discussing political issues with the interviewer, then one has failed the interview. Similarly, when one is interviewed by the Master Creator, Allah Almighty, as to how one has spent his/her time in this world, a response of ' I bought an expensive house and an expensive car and left a vast amount of money in the bank,' will apparently result in failing the interview. However, on the other hand if the response is ' I read my prayers and followed the Sunnah of the Most Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) and I Read 1 Million Durood Shareef (see above - we are all millionaires), then the Interviewer will be impressed with you and you will stand out more than normal and be more successful.


Seconds


Every second counts

To find an extra 5 minutes a day in our busy lives is not difficult. The key to success is to manage our time more efficiently. An opportunity to recite Durood Shareef exists when we are in a queue waiting. Whether this is in a queue at a post office, market, doctor's surgery or waiting at the traffic lights. Read Durood Shareef during this time or any other spare time. Ideally memorise a powerful Shareef (see above - 600,000 Durood Sawaab) and recite this to gain Sawaab and tip the scales in the right direction Insha-Allah. Don't think that a few Durood Shareef read or recited is not enough, every time you read, it is never wasted as stated in Al-Qur'an 7: 170 ' And to those who hold fast to the Book and perform Salaat (prayers) certainly we shall never waste the rewards of those who do righteous deeds.' This is also confirmed in Al-Qur'an 50: 18 ' Not a word does he/she utter but there is a watcher (recording angels) by him ready to (record it).' Again in Al-Qur'an 54: 52 ' And everything they have done is noted in (their ) Records of (deeds).' And the reward for those who do righteous deeds is Al-Jannah as mentioned in Al-Qur'an 14:23 ' And those who believed & did righteous deeds will be made to enter the Gardens under which rivers flow-to dwell therein forever (i.e. Paradise) with the permission of their Lord. There greetings therein will be Salam (Peace).' Reading Durood Shareef is a righteous deed and is never wasted. Over time it will add up and result in a considerable amount.


Meezan



Toppling the Scales (Meezan) in our Favour

Al-Qur'an 7:8-9 states ' And the weighting on that day (Day of Resurrection) will be the true weighting so far as those whose scale of good deeds will be heavy they will be the successful (ones) by entering Paradise. As for those whose scales will be light, they are those who will lose them ownselves (by entering Hell) because they denied and rejected our Ayat.' By memorising, reading and reciting Durood Shareef it is possible that we can benefit ourselves considerably. Each time one reads Durood Shareef the scales get heavier to the right side. Durood Shareef is a blessing from Allah Almighty and each time you read them (see above - Powerful Durood Shareefs) they help you increase your chances of success by tipping the scales over to the right side in your favour, Insha-Allah!

Based on the outcome of the scales, the results of our efforts will be presented to us as stated in Al-Qur'an 56:8-9 ' So those on the Right Hand - how (fortunate) will be those on the Right Hand! ( As a respect for them, because they will enter Paradise). And for those on the Left Hand how (unfortunate) will be those on the Left Hand (as a disgrace for them, because they will enter Hell).' When this happens i.e. the scales tip to the wrong side, then one will blame shaitan but he will respond as mentioned in Al-Qur'an 14:22 ' ... Verily, Allah promised you a promise of truth. And I too promised you, but I betrayed you. I had no authority over you except that I called you and you responded to me so blame me not but blame yourselves ... ' It will be too late by then and blaming shaitan will be our only recourse Astaghfurallah. This is also confirmed in Al-Qur'an 36:62 'And indeed he (shaitan) did lead astray a great multitude of you. Did you not, then understand ? '

Nothing is weightier than the name of Allah Almighty. Therefore, it follows that if one reads Durood Shareef whereby, we are requesting Allah Almighty to send His blessings upon the Most Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) and in the process we are fulfilling our requirements to follow Al-Qur'an 33:56 then our scales will naturally become heavier.

'On the Day of Judgement Hadrat Adam (alaihi as-salam) will be dressed in a green robe, sitting near the Empyrean and observing the fate of his descendants. He will see one of the followers of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) being taken to Hell, whereupon he will call the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) and the Beloved of Allah said ; ' I will gird up my loins and rush after the angels to stop them.' The angels would say that they could not disobey Allah Almighty's orders. Then the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) would debase himself before Allah Almighty and remind Him His Promise with the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) not to disgrace him about his Ummah. On this Allah Almighty will order the angels to obey the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) and take that man back to the scale. When his virtues will be re-weighed the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) will produce a white paper of holy light from his pocket and place it along with his other virtues. The scale will turn in the right direction and he will be taken to Paradise. He will thank the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) who will inform the man that the white paper was his Durood Shareef that the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) had preserved for that day.'[14] Subhan-Allah!


Death



Reciting Durood Shareef at the moment of Death

The blessings of Durood Shareef are such that a person destined for Hell can tip the scales over to the right side by reading Durood Shareef, and end up in Al-Jannah. For example, a woman whose daughter had died came to Khawaja Hasan Basri (May Allah Almighty be pleased with him) and said that she wished to see her daughter in a dream. He told her the method to achieve this. Then the woman saw her daughter in Paradise where she informed him that a stranger read Durood Shareef at the graveyard and with Allah Almighty's Mercy she and 70,000 others were transferred to Al-Jannah.[15]

Once an Israelite (200 year sinner) died and Allah Almighty ordered a proper burial for him. Moses (alyahi as-salaam) complained to Allah Almighty that the Israelite was very sinful and did not deserve pardon & forgiveness. Allah Almighty agreed and added that one day that man had opened the Torah and kissed the name Muhammad (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) and recited Durood Shareef, so Allah Almighty had forgiven his sins.[16]

These two hadiths give us an indication of the highest regard Allah Almighty has for the reader of Durood Shareef. If the greatest of sinners can be forgiven and enter Al-Jannah through Durood Shareef, then surely there are great blessings for the Ummah if they but considered the merits of this blessed Dhikr along with their prayers.

Al-Qur'an 16: 32 states ' Those whose lives the Angels take while they are in a pious state saying to them ' Assalamu 'Alaykum ' (Peace be upon you) enter you Paradise, because of that Good which you used to do in the world.' Clearly then if one is engaged in reading Durood Shareef when one's time in this world is at an end then he/she is indeed blessed and death will pass easily. It is reported in the hadith that if a person recites Durood Shareef at the time of Death, Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) will order all creatures to pray for his salvation.[17]

When a true believer is buried in a grave, it welcomes him by saying ' You are welcome here, of all the people walking upon Earth, you were the dearest to me. Now that you have been made over to me, you will see my excellent behaviour.' Then the grave will expand to the farthest point of sight and a door of paradise opens into it. Through this door comes the scented air of the Paradise. Imagine then the welcome the grave will give to the one who recited Durood Shareef on earth. Surely the one who read Durood Shareef constantly all his/her life will be the most welcome to the grave.

Hadrat Jibrail (alayhi as-salaam) came to the Most Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) when he was very worried and said ' Almighty Allah has sent His Salaam to you and Has enquired why you look so worried and sad!' The Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) replied 'O' Jibrail (alayhi as-salaam) I am worried about my Ummah as to how they will fare on the Day of Judgement! ' ' Is it about the non-believers or about the Muslims' asked Hadrat Jibrail (alayhi as-salaam). 'About Muslims' replied the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him). Jibrail (alayhi as-salaam) then took the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) to a graveyard where the people of the tribe of Banu Salama were buried; then he struck a grave with his wing and said 'stand by the orders of Allah.' Out of the grave came an extremely handsome man, who stood up and he was reciting LA ILAHA ILLALLAH MUHAMMAD-UR-RASOOLALLAH - ALHAMDOH LILLAH HAE RABIL ALAMEEN. Hadrat Jibrail (alayhi as-salaam) told him to go back to his place which he did. He then struck another grave out of which came an ugly person with a black face and had worried eyes who was saying ' Alas there is nothing but sorrow, shame and horror! ' Hadrat Jibrail (alayhi as-salaam) told him to go back to his place and then explained to the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) that the people will rise up on the Day of Resurrection in the same state they were at the time of death.

This is confirmed in Al-Qur'an 55: 39 ' So on that Day (of Resurrection) no question will be asked of man or jinn as to his sin (because they have already been known from their face, either white-dwellers of Paradise, or black-dwellers of Hell)' and again in Al-Qur'an 67: 27 ' But when they will see it (the torment on the Day of Resurrection) approaching, the faces of those who disbelieve will change and turn black with sadness in grief and it will be said (to them) ' This is the promise which you were calling for.'

Imagine then the superiority of a person who is raised reciting Durood Shareef. If we are raised in such a manner and approach our Master Creator Allah Almighty with shame and guilt because of our sins. Al-Bukhari 7: 484 states 'An adulterer at the time he/she is committing illegal sexual intercourse is not a believer; a person at the time of drinking alcohol is not a believer; a thief at the time of stealing is not a believer.' Therefore if one dies after committing these sins, without the opportunity to repent, then what a tragedy of tragedies it would be that a Muslim should be raised and brought up as a Muslim but on the Day of Judgement his/her name does not appear in the list of Muslims.


Intercession



Obtaining Intercession with Durood Shareef

Al-Qur'an 3:164 states 'Indeed Allah confessed a great favour on the believers when he sent among them a Messenger [Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) ] from among themselves.' We can repay Allah Almighty's favour by following the Sunnah of the Most Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) and reading Durood Shareef regularly. This is the least we can do after all the sacrifices the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) made for us. Hadrat Abu Bakr Siddiq (May Allah Almighty be pleased with him) said that I heard the Beloved Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) say that he would intercede for anyone who recites Durood Shareef upon him, on the Day of Judgement.[18] If we genuinely expect the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) to intercede for us then we have to make a positive effort, that is, to follow the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa's (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) Sunnah and to read Durood Shareef.

Al-Qur'an 7:157 states ' ... so those who believe in him [Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him)] honour him, help him and follow the Light-Qur'an, which has been sent down with him, it is they who will be successful.' The best way to honour the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) is to follow his teachings and read Durood Shareef consistently. Thus by doing this we can truly fulfil this ayat's command to honour our Most Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him).

In one narration it states that the Most Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) asked a bee on how is it that honey is always sweet. Then the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) informed his Companions (May Allah Almighty be pleased with them) that it (the bee) has replied that the bees have a leader whom they obey. When they suck nectar from the flower, their leader starts reading Durood Shareef and the bees join in the chorus. This recitation transforms the bitter tasteless essence of the flowers into delicious sweet honey.[19]

From this narration we can see that even the humble bee, a creation of Allah Almighty honours the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) by reading Durood Shareef. It even knows the status of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him). That is, which is to know, its creation is because of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him).


Angels


Angel's Failure to honour the Beloved Prophet (Peace be upon him)

One day Hadrat Jibrail (alayhi as-salaam) came to the Most Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) and narrated a strange event: 'I had a chance to visit Khoe Quaf (mountain) where I heard wailing. On further investigation I saw an angel whom I had seen in heaven. This angel lived in honour and glory, 70,000 angels waited on this angel. With every breath of this angel Allah Almighty created another angel. On the Night of Ascension when the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) passed by the throne of this angel, he (the angel) was sitting on it and he did not show respect to him [i.e. did not recite Durood Shareef as the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him)] as he passed by. Consequently, Allah Almighty threw him in disgrace. Now he requested me to recommend his case to Allah Almighty. I appealed to Allah Almighty who said that the angel will have to recite Durood Shareef upon the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) for it to be forgiven. On hearing this verdict the angel started reading Durood Shareef and gradually and quickly his wings and feathers developed and the angel soared into the skies and resumed his throne.'[20]

If failure to read Durood Shareef results in such punishment for an angel then what will be the outcome for those who CLAIM to be followers of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) yet are neglecting this blessed Dhikr. Hadrat Abu Huraira (May Allah Almighty be pleased with him) has reported that the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) said, 'Anyone who forgets to recite Durood Shareef on me forgets the path to heaven.'[21]

Also, in another hadith it has been narrated that, ' He who does not recite Durood Shareef for me has no faith.'[22] The moral of this narration is that we should always consider reading Durood Shareef as a means of honouring our Most Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him).


Closeness to Allah Almighty


Achieving closeness with the Master Creator Allah Almighty

When we read Durood Shareef we are elevated 10 degrees closer to the ARSH of Allah Almighty.[23] If we read Durood Shareef in abundance then we should realise that the more we read the closer we will be to Allah Almighty. Take for example the fortunate pious individuals whose NOOR (Light of Islam) can be seen on their faces. Over a lifetime they are able to read many millions of Durood Shareef, resulting in closeness to Allah Almighty. This is a direct result of Dhikr and especially of reading Durood Shareef in abundance.

Once Allah Almighty sent Divine Revelation to Prophet Moses (Peace be upon him), 'Do you desire closeness to me; just as your conversation is with your tongue, your fears with your heart, your soul with your body and your sight with your eyes.' Prophet Moses (Peace be upon him) replied in the affirmative. Them Allah Almighty, 'If you want this then you should read Durood Shareef constantly on my Most Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him).[24]

Allama Fasl (May Allah Almighty be pleased with him) has narrated that, 'Allah has made Durood Shareef the means by which we can achieve Allah's proximity and approval.'[25]

Khawaja Ziaullah Naqshbandi Mujaddadi (May Allah Almighty be pleased with him) has said that, 'Frequent recitation of Durood Shareef .... serves as a passport to Allah Almighty's proximity and all evils are turned into virtues.'[26]

It is also narrated in the hadith that 'the person who recites Durood Shareef the most will be the nearest to the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and Blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him).[27]


Conclusion


The Most Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) said that everything has a heart and the heart of Al-Qur'an is Surah Yaseen. The Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) also said that everything has a symbol and the symbol of faith is prayer. Therefore, since we read Durood and Salam in our 5 daily prayers, and prayer is the symbol of faith and everything has a heart, then Durood and Salam are the Heart of Islam.



Afterword


This short article highlights the importance of how we can achieve a high status in the Hereafter by regularly reading Durood Shareef. The purpose of writing this afterword for the second revised edition in 2003 is to provide a summary of the booklet and enable the reader to see at a glance the ways in which Durood Shareef has benefited individuals in the past and will benefit others in the future Insha-Allah. The following examples have been selected from this booklet and cross referenced to the relevant section. In my opinion these examples provide a summary of the importance of the connection between honouring the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) by reading Durood Shareef, being forgiven by Allah Almighty, achieving high status and being honoured by Allah Almighty with a place in Al-JANNAH. This Honour-Forgiveness-Honour relationship is achieved through reading Durood Shareef.


We can truly appreciate how Allah Almighty honours His Beloved Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) by the example on page 10 of angels being sent by Allah Almighty to read Durood Shareef. Therefore, it follows that we can honour the Beloved Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) by reading Durood Shareef and achieve honour in Allah Almighty's eyes by practising this Dhikr.

On page 11 it was stated that the Beloved Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) spent a long time in Sajda thanking Allah Almighty for the gift of Durood Shareef whereby an individual can have 10 virtues recorded and 10 sins erased by reading Durood Shareef. The Beloved Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) knew that this Dhikr is an opportunity for his Ummah to honour him thereby having their sins forgiven and achieving a high status and being honoured with a place in Al-Jannah.

In the section entitled 'We are all Millionaires' on page 12 it is reported that he who recites Durood Shareef 100 times a day Allah Almighty inscribes on his forehead; that he has immunity from hypocrisy and hell, and he will be counted among the martyrs on the Day of Judgement.' In other words, the person who has honoured the Beloved Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) by reading Durood Shareef has immunity from hell i.e. is forgiven, achieves a high status i.e. that of a martyr and is honoured by Allah Almighty for his/her efforts. Thereby fulfilling the Honour-Forgiveness-Honour relationship as mentioned above.

The example on page 38 is a reminder to us all of the power of Durood Shareef and the intercession of our Beloved Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) . An individual is being taken to hell by the angels but because of the recital of Durood Shareef there is intercession by the Beloved Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) and the individuals misfortune is overcome because he honoured the Beloved Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) during his lifetime by regularly reading Durood Shareef. In other words Allah Almighty forgives and honours those who honour the Beloved Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) confirming the Honour-Forgiveness-Honour relationship as mentioned above.

On page 39 the example of an Israelite who committed sins and was doomed to hell was given. However, he honoured the Beloved Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) by reading Durood Shareef , was forgiven by Allah Almighty and achieved a high status in Al-Jannah. Because he honoured the Beloved Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) Allah Almighty forgave him and honoured him with a place in Al-Jannah confirming the Honour-Forgiveness-Honour relationship as mentioned above.

On page 40 it was stated that if a person recites Durood Shareef at the time of Death, Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) will order all creatures to pray for his salvation. Imagine all the fish in the depths of the oceans and all the ants in the jungles of the world let alone all the creatures in the world. This is the real indication of the honour and respect Allah Almighty has for the one who honours His Most Beloved Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) by reading Durood Shareef . Again confirming the Honour-Forgiveness-Honour relationship as mentioned above.

Finally, on page 43 , we have the example of the disgraced angel fallen from heaven for not respecting and honouring the Beloved Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him). Firstly, Allah Almighty allowed the angel to honour the Most Beloved Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) by reading Durood Shareef , then forgave it and gave the angel its original honour and high status by allowing it to return to heaven. This again confirms the Honour- Forgiveness-Honour relationship as mentioned above.

The moral of these examples above is that if we honour the Beloved Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him) by reading Durood Shareef Allah Almighty will honour us. AMEEN.
Al-Qur'an Chapter 22: Surah 33 (Al-Ahzab) :Ayat (verse) 56
''Allah sends His Salaat (Blessings & Honours) on the Beloved Prophet (Muhammad) & also His Angels. O you who believe! Send your Salaat (Durood Shareef) and Salaams on him (Muhammad)''
INNALLAH HAVA MALA-AE KATAHUH YOSALLU-NA ALANNA-BEIYYAE YA-AYYO HALLA ZEE NA A-MA-NOO SALLU ALAI HAE VA-SALLEMU TASSLEEMA.



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21. Al-Qual-ul-Badi p.140

22. Kashful Ghamma p.272 vol.1

23. Dalailul Keirat p.6

24. Al-Qual-ul-Badi p.132

25. Mutalia-ul-Masrat p.3

26. Maqasid-us-Salikeen p.53

27. Sa'adat-ud-Darain p.60

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