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The virtues excellence and importance of durood sharif

THE EXCELLENCE OF DUROOD SHAREEF AS EXPLAINED IN THE AHADITH

"Hadith" is an Arabic word which means "Holy Sayings". It is the narration of all the affectionate words of advice uttered by the Noble Prophet (Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi

wa Sallam) Muhammad (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) from time to time. These sayings (Ahadith) are instructions offered for the guidance of mankind, and to follow

them is as important as daily prayers.

The famous books of Hadith are the following: Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud, Muwatta, Nisaai', Ibn-Majah, Darmi, Baihaqi and Miskhaat Shareef.

Imam Bukhari (radi Allahu anhu), the compiler of Bukhari Shareef, took the greatest and painstaking precautions in making his collections of Ahadith and exerted to his

utmost to achieve all accuracy and reliability as possible. Hence, Ahadith quoted by Imam Bukhari (radi Allahu anhu) and his work on Ahadith stands as one of the

wonders of intellectual achievement in Islamic History. He wrote all Ahadith in the sacred Haram of Madina Munawwarah. It is, therefore, that most of the Ahadith have

been taken from the book of Bukhari Shareef.

Important Ahadith of the Noble Prophet (Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam) (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) have been included here for the betterment, benefit

guidance and gain of the readers of this book. If followed, the reader of these sayings will receive a permit to Paradise even in this world. Every saying opens door to

Divine favour and sure success.

1. For every Durood Shareef that you recite, ten sins are forgiven, ten good deeds are entered into your sheet of actions and ten position are upgraded.

2. Allah showers ten blessings on the man who recites a Durood. 3. The first man who will meet the Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) on the Day of Judgement will

be that person who had recited the Durood maximum number of times in his life time.

4. Those who recite Durood in maximum number will be nearest and dearest to the Noble Prophet (Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam) (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim)

in the next world.

5. If any one is involved in a difficulty then he must recite countless number of Durood Shareefs.

6. Reciting Durood Shareef eradicates poverty and hunger.

7. If the Sawaab of the Durood Shareef is dedicated to another person, then thatperson will receive the Sawaab, while the Sawaab of the reciter will not be lessened.

8. Reciting excessive Durood Shareef brings purity.

9. Reciting maximum number of Durood Shareef is full compensation of all sins.

10. Any one who recites excessive Durood Shareef in this world will be safe and sound in the next world.

11. When a prayer is made to Allah it is never accepted unless praise of Allah Ta'ala and Durood Shareef on the Noble Prophet (Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam)

(Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) is first of all recited.

12. Those who recite Durood quite often will see Divine Light on the dark Day of Judgement.

13. Three persons will be under the cool shade and the favours of Allah Ta'ala on the Doom's Day. One who kept the Holy Prophet's (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim)

Sunnah alive, one who removed difficulty of a fellow being and one who recited maximum number of Durood Shareef in his life time.

14. When you forget anything and your memory fails to recollect it, then recite Durood, you will remember the forgotten thing.

15. Reciting Durood in this world is rewarding in the next.

16. The reciter of 10 Duroods in the morning and 10 in the evening will receive the help of the Noble Prophet (Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam) (Sallal Laahu Alaihi

Wasallim) on the Day of Judgement.

17. One who recites Durood Shareef near the shrine of the Noble Prophet (Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam) (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) is heard by him there and

then alone.

18. Any one who recites Durood is just as one who purchased a slave and freed him.

19. If a Durood is written in a book by someone Angels of Allah shower blessings on him till the Durood remains in that book.

20. The Noble Prophet (Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam) (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) said that he himself recites blessings on one who recites Durood on him.

21. Any one who wants to meet his Allah with a happy face must recite countless number of Durood Shareef.

22. Reward equivalent to a big mountain (Uhad) is given to one who recites one Durood.

23. All people will be presented to the Noble Prophet (Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam) (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) with their habits, natures and distinct manner,

so it is obligatory for a man to recite maximum number of Durood.

24. Allah is Great and Almighty to forgive all sins of the reciter during the day and night when he recites Durood Shareef.

25. If any one meets in a tragedy, he should recite Durood Shareef in countless numbers.

26. Reciting Durood is like giving something in charity.

27. Reciting maximum number of Durood kills all hardships.

28. Recite Durood Shareef in countless number on Friday, as it is presented to me (the Holy Prophet).

29. Bad deeds of 200 years (equivalent) are obliterated if a man recites 100 Durood on Friday.

30. Anyone who recites Durood will overcome all their troubles.

31. If the name of the Noble Prophet (Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam) (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) is mentioned and one who hears it but does not recite Durood

Shareef, understand that he has forgotten the path to Paradise.

32. "I pray for all those who recite Durood on me", said the Noble Prophet (Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam) (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim).

33. If any one recites Durood Shareef from any place, any part of the world from any distance, it actually reaches the Noble Prophet (Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa

Sallam) (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) immediately. Allah Ta'ala has appointed several Angels who are given exclusive duty to collect all Durood Shareef and present the

same before the Noble Prophet (Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam) (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) immediately.

34. Angels of Allah shower 70 blessings on a man who recites Durood once.

35. Whenever you hear the call of prayers (Azaan) you should recite Durood.

36. Wherever you are, from any quarter of the world, you must recite Durood as it reaches the Noble Prophet (Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam) (Sallal Laahu Alaihi

Wasallim).

37. Ablution is not complete if Durood is not recited on it.

38. The Noble Prophet (Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam) (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) said to his wife that any one who hears the name of the Noble Prophet

(Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam) (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) and does not recite Durood on him will not see the beautiful face of Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi

Wasallim) on the Day of the Judgement.

39. Sayyiduna Ali (radi Allahu anhu) reports that Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) said, "The real miser is he in whose presence I am mentioned and then he

fails to recite Salat on me".

40. If a person recites 1 000 Durood Shareef daily, he will never die unless he himself sees his place in Heaven with his own eyes.

41. The Durood Shareef that is recited by the person is written with a Golden Pen on a Silver tablet by the Angels. The Angels then present this Durood Shareef to

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) and proclaim, "O Habeeb of Allah! The son of such and such a person has presented this gift in your majestic

court".
RESPECT THAT SHOULD BE ACCORDED WHEN RECITINGTHE DUROOD SHAREEF

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) said: "Without doubt, there is an Angel of Almighty Allah whom Allah has given power to listen to the voices of all

the people. Whenever any person reads the Durood Shareef, this Angel delivers the Durood Shareef to me. I then plead to Almighty Allah for the person to receive ten

blessings for reading a single Durood Shareef". (Jami'us Sagheer).

How should one recite the Durood Shareef?
What should be the persons condition and the conditions of his environment? The following points should be taken into account when reciting Durood Shareef:

1. It should be read with utmost humility and respect.

2. The clothes of the reciter should be clean and free from all impurity.

3. The place where the Durood Shareef is to be read should be clean.

4. It is more superior to be in a state of Wudhu while reciting the Durood Shareef. (Not a must, can be recited without Wuduh [Islamic Academy] )

5. It is better to sit in the Tashahudd position as you would sit when in Salaah and recite the Durood Shareef with concentration and the respect due to it.

6. It is preferable to face Madinatul Munawwarah.

7. If possible, one should have sweet fragrance around the place.

8. The reciter should try and understand the meaning of the Durood Shareef.

9. One should possess a clean and untainted intention. One should read with the sole intention of pleasing Almighty Allah and Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi

Wasallim).

10. The person should not be involved in worldly talks.

11. A person should try his level best to follow the example or Sunnah of the Noble Prophet (Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam) (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim).

12. When reading Durood Shareef, you should try and imagine that you are sitting in the august presence of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim).

Utmost respect and reverence should be displayed.

13. Whenever one hears or recites the Durood Shareef, it should be read and written in full. It is also preferable to kiss one's thumb and rub them over one's eyes when

hearing the name of the Noble Prophet (Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam) (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim). It's a Sunnah of Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique (Radiallah Tala

Anhu).

14. When the reading of the Durood Shareef is completed one should praise Allah Ta'ala that he has given you the opportunity of reading such a great Zikr as the Durood

Shareef.

15. Whenever one takes the name of the Noble Prophet (Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam) (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim), one should use titles of respect and

reverence.

16. As an advantage one should count (if possible) on one's fingers as Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) often encouraged this practice because on

the Day of Qiyamah those same fingers will bear witness at the time when they are questioned.

17. Recite Durood Shareef wherever you are (not in the bathroom or toilet) and during any occasion.

Islamic Academy Note: Above are mostly Mustihibaats. If above conditions cannot be met please do not let them stop you from reciting Durood Shraif. One should recite

Durood Sharif whenever possible but avoid places like restrooms, toilets and bathrooms.


VIRTUSE OF DAROOD

BENEFITS OF SALAAT & SALAAM:


*It has come in the hadeeth shareef that when people gather in any gathering and they do not remember Allah Ta'ala nor is durood and salaam sent on His

Nabi(Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam),on the Day of Qiyamat their gatherings will be a means of regret even though they have entered jannat, due to being deprived of the

reward of the remembrance of Allah and durood and salaam.

*It has been reported in the hadeeth shareef that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: "Send durood and salaam upon me in abundance on Friday because your

durood and salaam is presented before me (especially on the day of Friday)."

*It has been narrated in another hadeeth that whoever sends durood on me on Friday his durood is (especially) and most certainly presented before me.

*It has come in another hadeeth: "Whoever sends salaam to me (especially in a standing position at my Rowdha my soul is returned to me (i.e. I turn my attention to him)

until I give the answer to his salaam)."

*In yet another hadeeth it has come that Huzoor Aqdas Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: "On the Day of Qiyamat the person most nearest to me will be the person who

conferred most durood upon me."

*It has come in another hadeeth that Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: "A miser is he, before whom my name is mentioned and he does not send durood upon me."

*It has come in another hadeeth that Huzoor (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) has said: "You should send durood upon me abundantly because this durood is a means of

purifying your own self."

*It has come in another hadeeth that Huzoor Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: "May that person be disgraced before whom my mention is made and he does not send

durood upon me."

*In one other hadeeth it has come that Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam has said: "Before whomever my name is mentioned he should send durood upon me because that

person who sends durood upon me once, Allah Ta'ala will send ten mercies upon him."
*In another hadeeth Huzoor Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam has said: "Whoever mentions me should send durood upon me."
*In yet another hadeeth Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam has explained the means of how the durood reaches him, that, verily, there are some angels ordered by

Allah who roam around the assemblies and gatherings of the earth and around the Muslims, to present the durood of my ummat before me.

*In another hadeeth Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: "Once I met Jibraeel Alayhis Salaam and he gave me glad tidings by saying:'Your Lord says: Whoever

sends durood upon you I will descend upon him My Special Mercy And whoever sends salaam upon you, then I will descend upon him My Special Peace. On this I

performed a Sajda-e-Shukr (ie. prostration of gratitude) in the Court of Allah`.

*In another hadeeth it has been reported that Hazrat Ubay bin Kaab Radiallahu anhu came in the service of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam and said:
"O Rasulullah! I have devoted (made wakf) all my time of zikr and du'aa in sending durood upon you.' Huzoor Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: "Then all your dificulties

will be solved, your needs will be fulfilled and your sins will be forgiven... (until the end of the hadeeth)

*It has come in another hadeeth that whoever sends durood upon me once Allah Ta'ala will send ten mercies upon him.

*In yet another hadeeth shareef it has been narrated that one day Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam came;and on the blessed face of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi

Wasallam the signs of happiness and joy were visible. Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: "Just now Jibraeel Alayhis Salaam came to me and said that your Lord has

said: O Mohammad! Will you not be happy with this good news that from your ummat whoever will send durood upon you once I will send ten mercies upon him and

from your ummat whoever sends salaam upon you once I will send peace upon him ten times.'

*It has come in another hadeeth shareef that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: 'Whoever sends durood upon me once Allah Taala sends ten mercies upon him,

ten of his sins are forgiven, in jannat ten of his stages are raised and ten rewards are written for him.'

*It has come in another hadeeth shareef that the person who sends durood upon Nabi Akram Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam once, Allah and His Angels sends seventy

mercies upon him.

* Hazrat Anas Radiallahu anhu says:'That every du'aa is prevented from reaching the Court of Allah until the person making du'aa sends durood upon Rasulullah

Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam and upon the family of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam (then it reaches the Court of Allah and is accepted).


WHAT IS DUROOD SHAREEF AND THE IMPORTANCE OF DUROOD SHAREEF

Divine blessings on Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is one of the highest and the most meritorious act in our Deen. This "Divine Blessings" is called

Durood Shareef. When Almighty Allah sends Durood and Salaams upon Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), He is actually blessing him. When the

Malaa'ikah and the Muslims send Durood and Salaams to Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), they are actually showing Almighty Allah their respect for

the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). Muslims hope that, through the blessings of the Durood and Salaams, Almighty Allah will forgive them of their sins and

increase their status in this world and in the Hereafter. The Malaa'ikah hope that Almighty Allah will increase their status.

Durood is a sure means of Allah Ta'ala granting blessings, peace, prosperity and favours of great magnitude on one who recites Durood Shareef on the Holy Prophet

(sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). The reciter of Durood Shareef receives all the benefits in this world and utmost gain in the next world with addition to the love of the Holy

Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).
The invocation of Blessings on the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is styled in Arabic as "Salawat", in Persian as "Durood", and in Urdu as

"Salawat-o-Salaam".

The reciter of Durood Shareef will, after some time, come to realise by himself that it is the spontaneous outpouring of his heart before the Great Prophet (sallal laahu

alaihi wasallam) of Islam, whose love and attachment is needed to get all the present day problems solved and obtain mercy in the next world. The more Durood Shareef

we recite, the greater the gain and benefit will be achieved in both the worlds.

Hadhrat Shaikh-e-Akbar Mo'inuddin ibn Arabi (radi Allahu anhu) has stated that, "Those who claim to love and revere the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)

should increase their recital of the Durood Shareef in patience and perseverance until, through the mercy of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), they have the

opportunity of witnessing his blessed countenance".

The special and exclusive aspect of this prayer is that Durood Shareef is immediately accepted by Allah Ta'ala. No one can doubt its acceptance, as Durood Shareef is

being recited by Allah Ta'ala too. Not only this, but He has revealed this secret in the Holy Quran by saying: Wara fa'na laka dhikrak - "Have I not exalted thy name."

Muslims are indeed very fortunate . Allah Ta'ala chose for them Islam as a religion, declared to be comprehensive and final for mankind. The person chose to deliver this

message in this specific form and extra-ordinary style of love and hope was the most beloved of Allah Ta'ala and became the Light of Divinity, to be shed upon the entire

universe. This Light devastated all the domains of darkness and depression. By reciting Durood Shareef (Salawat) we invite Light and drive away all darkness from our

inner soul. Our mind becomes soft and love saturated. If there is softness in everything, it tends beauty to it. People become ugly owing to lack of this essential beauty of

the inner part of the mind. This ugliness cannot be glossed over by any amount of cosmetics. It is the Durood Shareef on the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)

which works wonders.

In the same manner, the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) taught us Durood Shareef to attain salvation, perfect peace and maximum gain in this world as well as

the next. The soul is the soil where the faith of Allah is to be implanted firmly and faithfully which requires continuous recitation of Durood Shareef to thrive and flourish.

We have been told by Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) that Durood Shareef is itself Light and when Light enters the soul every aspiration is achieved

and every goal is won. Nothing remains thereafter to worry about.



DUROOD-E-RADAWIYYA

SALLAL LAAHU ALAN NABIYIL UMMIYI WA AALIHI SALLAL LAAHU ALAIHI WASALLAM. SALAATAW WAS SALAAMAN ALAIKA YA

RASOOLALLAH.

The above Durood Shareef should be read 100 times after every Salaah if possible. Especially after Jummah Salaah, the men should stand together facing Medina

Shareef and recite this Durood Shareef with absolute respect.

The following benefits are derived from reciting Durood-e- Radawiyya:

1. The reciter is blessed with 300 Mercies of Almighty Allah.
2. Allah Almighty sends peace on him 2 000 times.
3. 5 000 good deeds are written in his Naama-e-Amaal.
4. 5 000 of his sins are forgiven.
5. His status is eleated by 5 000 times.
6. It will be written on his forehead that he is not a Hypocrite.
7. It will be written on his forehead that he is free from the Fire of Jahannum.
8. On the Day of Qayamah, he will be amongst the Shuhadaa (Martyrs).
9. He will gain Barakah in his wealth.
10. There will be Barakah in his children.
11. He will be strong over his enemies.
12. People will have love in their hearts for him.
13. He will see the Noble Prophet (Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam) Muhammad (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) in his dream.
14. He will leave this world with Imaan.
15. On the Day of Qiyaamah, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) will shake hands with him.
16. The intercession of Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) will be compulsory on him.
17. Almighty Allah will be pleased with him in such a way that he will never be displeased.



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.


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.


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.



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).'



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]


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.


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 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.


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.



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!


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.


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).


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.

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.

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).


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).

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.

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.

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).




The Excellence of Durood Shareef for the Ummah as explained in the Holy Quran and Ahadith

This book contains valuable information about Durood Shareef (Salawat) on Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

The message of Allah Ta'ala to Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has come down to us in the form of the Holy Quran and the teachings of Sayyiduna

Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) have reached us in the form of the Ahadith. Let us see what both the Holy Quran and Ahadith say about Durood Shareef

(Salawat):

Innal llaha wa Malaa'ikatahu Yu salluna allan nabiyi.

Ya Ayyuhal lazeena aamanu sallu alaihi wasallimu tasleema.

Almighty Allah says: "Surely Allah and His Angels send blessings on the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). O you who believe! Send Blessings (Durood) and

Salutations (Salaams) on the Prophet with worthy Salutation".(Surah al-Ahzab: 56)

In this verse of the Holy Quran, Almighty Allah, His Malaa'ikah and the Muslims have been mentioned as sending Durood upon Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi

wasallam). So, Durood Shareef is actually "a Du'a in praise of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)."

Hazrat Anas (radi Allahu anhu) narrates that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said: "He who reads a single Durood upon me, Almighty Allah blesses

him ten times, ten of his sins are forgiven, and he is increased ten times in stages (internally). (Mishkaat)

Hazrat Abdullah ibn Ma'sud (radi Allahu anhu) also narrates that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said: "On the Day of Qiyamah, the closest to me

from among the people will be those who have read the most amount of Durood Shareef". (Tirmidhi)

It is now evident that the recitation of Durood Shareef (Salawat) is in perfect obedience to the Divine Command and in complete conformity with the teachings of Holy

Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) of Islam. There is no scope to choose anything else when we have with us the words of Allah Ta'ala and His Apostle, Sayyiduna

Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

What is Durood Shareef and the Importance of Durood Shareef

Divine blessings on Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is the highest and the most meritorious act in our Deen. This "Divine Blessings" is called Durood

Shareef.

When Almighty Allah sends Durood and Salaams upon Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), He is actually blessing him. When the Malaa'ikah and the

Muslims send Durood and Salaams to Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), they are actually showing Almighty Allah their respect for the Holy Prophet

(sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

Muslims hope that, through the blessings of the Durood and Salaams, Almighty Allah will forgive them of their sins and increase their status in this world and in the

Aakirah. The Malaa'ikah hope that Almighty Allah will increase their status.

Durood is a sure means of Allah Ta'ala granting blessings, peace, prosperity and favours of great magnitude on one who recites Durood Shareef on the Holy Prophet

(sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). The reciter of Durood Shareef receives all the benefits in this world and utmost gain in the next world with addition to the love of the Holy

Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

The invocation of Blessings on the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is styled in Arabic as "Salawat", in Persian as "Durood", and in Urdu as

"Salawat-o-Salaam".

The regular recitation of Durood Shareef on Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) lifts up our hearts on to a plane of comprehension where we gaze in our

new found peace and moral armour.

The reciter of Durood Shareef will, after some time, come to realise by himself that it is the spontaneous outpouring of his heart before the Great Prophet (sallal laahu

alaihi wasallam) of Islam, whose love and attachment is needed to get all the present day problems solved and obtain mercy in the next world.

The more Durood Shareef we recite, the greater the gain and benefit will be achieved in both the worlds. Hazrat Shaikh-e-Akbar Mo'inuddin ibn Arabi (radi Allahu anhu)

has stated that, "Those who claim to love and revere the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) should increase their recital of the Durood Shareef in patience and

perseverance until, through the mercy of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), they have the opportunity of witnessing his blessed countenance".

The special and exclusive aspect of this prayer is that Durood Shareef is immediately accepted by Allah Ta'ala. No one can doubt its acceptance, as Durood Shareef is

being recited by Allah Ta'ala too. Not only this, but He has revealed this secret in the Holy Quran by saying:

Wara fa'na laka zikrah

"Have I not exalted thy name."

Muslims are a very fortunate people. Allah Ta'ala chose for them the name of Islam as a religion, declared to be comprehensive and final for mankind. The person chose

to deliver this message in this specific form and extra-ordinary style of love and hope was the most beloved of Allah Ta'ala and became the Light of Divinity to be shed

upon the entire universe. This Light devastated all the domains of darkness and depression. By reciting Durood Shareef (Salawat) we invite Light and drive away all

darkness from our inner soul. Our mind becomes soft and love saturated. If there is softness in everything, it tends beauty to it. People become ugly owing to lack of this

essential beauty of the inner part of the mind. This ugliness cannot be glossed over by any amount of cosmetics. It is the Durood Shareef on the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu

alaihi wasallam) which works wonders.

In the same manner, the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) taught us Durood Shareef to attain salvation, perfect peace and maximum gain in this world as well as

the next. The soul is the soil where the faith of Allah is to be implanted firmly and faithfully which requires continuous recitation of Durood Shareef to thrive and flourish.

We have been told by Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) that Durood Shareef is itself Light and when Light enters the soul every aspiration is achieved

and every goal is won. Nothing remains thereafter to worry about.

Human spirit today is depressed everywhere and mankind has come to the edge of destruction, decay and devastation. Everyone is engulfed in untold miseries and

tragedies of a very great magnitude. Troubles and tortures, pain, poverty, hunger, ill-health, frustrations and accidents have broken the back of a human being. All this can

evaporate with the recitation of Durood Shareef on the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) who has clearly proclaimed that Durood Shareef is the panacea of all

ills and that if any one comes across a calamity he should recite Durood Shareef in the maximum number. Allah Ta'ala has promised that if anyone recites Durood only

once, He showers ten blessings on the reciter immediately.

It is narrated that once Hazrat Musa (alaihis salaam) walked a very long distance in the desert during summer at noon. He fainted due to thirst and hunger. After a while,

when he regained his consciousness, Allah Ta'ala sent Hazrat Jibrael (alaihis salaam) to go and inquire from Hazrat Musa (alaihis salaam) if he was thirsty or not. Hazrat

Musa (alaihis salaam) replied that he was thirsty. Allah Ta'ala told him that the thirst on the Day of Judgement will be a million times more than what Hazrat Moosa

(alaihis salaam) experienced. Hazrat Musa (alaihis salaam) was told that if he wished to get rid of that thirst on the hottest Day of Judgement, he would have to do one

thing. When Hazrat Musa (alaihis salaam) enquired as to what should be done, Allah Ta'ala told him that he should recite Durood Shareef in abundance on His last

Prophet, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). Hazrat Musa (alaihis salaam) thanked Allah Ta'ala and immediately began reciting Durood Shareef on the

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

From the above fact it is quite clear that Allah Ta'ala has given orders even to his Ambiya to recite Salawat on the last and final Prophet of Islam, and that Durood

Shareef is not only panacea and a solution to the ills of this world but in the next too.

In another story, it is narrated that when Hazrat Adam (alaihis salaam) saw Bibi Hawa (radi Allahu anha) he wanted to be close to her, but Allah Ta'ala sent Hazrat

Jibrael (alaihis salaam) to stop him. Allah Ta'ala told him that if he wanted to take Bibi Hawa (radi Allahu anha) as his wife, he should first pay Mahr (dowry). On his

inquiry as to what the Mahr was, Allah Ta'ala told Hazrat Jibrael (alaihis salaam) to inform him that the best way of paying the dowry is for him to recite Durood Shareef

3 times on His last Prophet, Hazrat Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). Hazrat Adam (alaihis salaam) did so, Bibi Hawa (radi Allahu anha) was granted to him as

his legal and legitimate wife.

The highest blessings which Islam has conferred on man is the concept of Tauheed or Unity of Allah in its purest form. This has been furnished to mankind through

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), the last of the Prophets. It is a cardinal duty of every Muslim man and woman, young and old to entertain the highest

respect, regard, love and esteem for the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and his family. It should be clear that obedience to Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi

wasallam) is always to be charged with intense love and highest regard for him, for it is through love and esteem that truth can be comprehended and communion with the

Creator can be vouch-safed. In fact, love is the motive force, reverence dissolves and implicit obedience to the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) which is the natural

outcome. It is therefore incumbent on those who love him, to pray to Allah Ta'ala and His Angels in wishing for him peace according to the Divine Command. This will

reshape the life which is otherwise infested with turmoil. The reciter will get countless and matchless benefits in both the Worlds and can claim to be the lover of Holy

Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

As Muslims we should recite Durood Shareef in the Arabic language. Islam seeks to create a unified outlook and it is in the Arabic language alone which welds all

Muslims into one great brotherhood. Besides, Arabic is the language of Heaven, it is the language of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), it is the

language of the Angels and it is the language of Hazrat Abu-Bakr, Hazrat Umar, Hazrat Uthman and Hazrat Ali (radi Allahu anhuma).

The daily recitation of Durood Shareef has a tremendous effect on the human head, heart, mind and person. It purifies thoughts and intensifies actions. It makes passages

for perfect peace and personal satisfaction.

The Excellence of Durood Shareef as Explained in the Hadith Shareef

"Hadith" is an Arabic word which means "Holy Sayings". It is the narration of all the affectionate words of advice uttered by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu

alaihi wasallam) from time to time. These sayings (Ahadith) are instructions offered for the guidance of mankind, and to follow them is as important as daily prayers.

The famous books of Hadith are the following: Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud, Muwatta, Nisaai', Ibn-Majah, Darmi, Baihaqi and Miskhaat Shareef.

Imam Bukhari (radi Allahu anhu), the compiler of Bukhari Shareef, took the greatest and painstaking precautions in making his collections of Ahadith and exerted to his

utmost to achieve all accuracy and reliability as possible. Hence, Ahadith quoted by Imam Bukhari (radi Allahu anhu) and his work on Ahadith stands as one of the

wonders of intellectual achievement in Islamic History. He wrote all Ahadith in the sacred Haram of Madina Munawwarah. It is, therefore, that most of the Ahadith have

been taken from the book of Bukhari Shareef.

Important Ahadith of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) have been included here for the betterment, benefit guidance and gain of the readers of this book. If

followed, the reader of these sayings will receive a permit to Paradise even in this world. Every saying opens door to Divine favour and sure success.

1. For every Durood Shareef that you recite, ten sins are forgiven, ten good deeds are entered into your sheet of actions and ten position are upgraded.

2. Allah showers ten blessings on the man who recites a Durood. 3. The first man who will meet the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) on the Day of Judgement will

be that person who had recited the Durood maximum number of times in his life time.

4. Those who recite Durood in maximum number will be nearest and dearest to the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) in the next world.

5. If any one is involved in a difficulty then he must recite countless number of Durood Shareefs.

6. Reciting Durood Shareef eradicates poverty and hunger.

7. If the Sawaab of the Durood Shareef is dedicated to another person, then thatperson will receive the Sawaab, while the Sawaab of the reciter will not be lessened.

8. Reciting excessive Durood Shareef brings purity.

9. Reciting maximum number of Durood Shareef is full compensation of all sins.

10. Any one who recites excessive Durood Shareef in this world will be safe and sound in the next world.

11. When a prayer is made to Allah it is never accepted unless praise of Allah Ta'ala and Durood Shareef on the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is first of all

recited.

12. Those who recite Durood quite often will see Divine Light on the dark Day of Judgement.

13. Three persons will be under the cool shade and the favours of Allah Ta'ala on the Doom's Day. One who kept the Holy Prophet's (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)

Sunnah alive, one who removed difficulty of a fellow being and one who recited maximum number of Durood Shareef in his life time.

14. When you forget anything and your memory fails to recollect it, then recite Durood, you will remember the forgotten thing.

15. Reciting Durood in this world is rewarding in the next.

16. The reciter of 10 Duroods in the morning and 10 in the evening will receive the help of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) on the Day of Judgement.

17. One who recites Durood Shareef near the shrine of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is heard by him there and then alone.

18. Any one who recites Durood is just as one who purchased a slave and freed him.

19. If a Durood is written in a book by someone Angels of Allah shower blessings on him till the Durood remains in that book.

20. The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said that he himself recites blessings on one who recites Durood on him.

21. Any one who wants to meet his Allah with a happy face must recite countless number of Durood Shareef.

22. Reward equivalent to a big mountain (Uhad) is given to one who recites one Durood.

23. All people will be presented to the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) with their habits, natures and distinct manner, so it is obligatory for a man to recite

maximum number of Durood.

24. Allah is Great and Almighty to forgive all sins of the reciter during the day and night when he recites Durood Shareef.

25. If any one meets in a tragedy, he should recite Durood Shareef in countless numbers.

26. Reciting Durood is like giving something in charity.

27. Reciting maximum number of Durood kills all hardships.

28. Recite Durood Shareef in countless number on Friday, as it is presented to me (the Holy Prophet).

29. Bad deeds of 200 years (equivalent) are obliterated if a man recites 100 Durood on Friday.

30. Anyone who recites Durood will overcome all their troubles.

31. If the name of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is mentioned and one who hears it but does not recite Durood Shareef, understand that he has forgotten

the path to Paradise.

32. "I pray for all those who recite Durood on me", said the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

33. If any one recites Durood Shareef from any place, any part of the world from any distance, it actually reaches the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)

immediately. Allah Ta'ala has appointed several Angels who are given exclusive duty to collect all Durood Shareef and present the same before the Holy Prophet (sallal

laahu alaihi wasallam) immediately.

34. Angels of Allah shower 70 blessings on a man who recites Durood once.

35. Whenever you hear the call of prayers (Azaan) you should recite Durood.

36. Wherever you are, from any quarter of the world, you must recite Durood as it reaches the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

37. Ablution is not complete if Durood is not recited on it.

38. The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said to his wife that any one who hears the name of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and does not recite

Durood on him will not see the beautiful face of Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) on the Day of the Judgement.

39. Sayyiduna Ali (radi Allahu anhu) reports that Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, "The real miser is he in whose presence I am mentioned and then he fails

to recite Salat on me".

40. If a person recites 1 000 Durood Shareef daily, he will never die unless he himself sees his place in Heaven with his own eyes.

41. The Durood Shareef that is recited by the person is written with a Golden Pen on a Silver tablet by the Angels. The Angels then present this Durood Shareef to

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and proclaim, "O Habeeb of Allah! The son of such and such a person has presented this gift in your majestic court".

Respect that should be Accorded when Reciting the Durood Shareef

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said: "Without doubt, there is an Angel of Almighty Allah whom Allah has given power to listen to the voices of all the

people. Whenever any person reads the Durood Shareef, this Angel delivers the Durood Shareef to me. I then plead to Almighty Allah for the person to receive ten

blessings for reading a single Durood Shareef". (Jami'us Sagheer)

How should one recite the Durood Shareef? What should be the persons condition and the conditions of his environment? The following points should be taken into

account when reciting Durood Shareef:-

1. It should be read with utmost humility and respect.

2. The clothes of the reciter should be clean and free from all impurity.

3. The place where the Durood Shareef is to be read should be clean.

4. It is more superior to be in a state of Wudhu while reciting the Durood Shareef.

5. It is better to sit in the Tashahudd position as you would sit when in Salaah and recite the Durood Shareef with concentration and the respect due to it.

6. It is preferable to face Madinatul Munawwarah.

7. If possible, one should have sweet fragrance around the place.

8. The reciter should try and understand the meaning of the Durood Shareef.

9. One should possess a clean and untainted intention. One should read with the sole intention of pleasing Almighty Allah and Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi

wasallam).

10. The person should not be involved in worldly talks.

11. A person should try his level best to follow the example or Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

12. When reading Durood Shareef, you should try and imagine that you are sitting in the august presence of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). Utmost

respect and reverence should be displayed.

13. Whenever one hears or recites the Durood Shareef, it should be read and written in full. It is also preferable to kiss one's thumb and rub them over one's eyes when

hearing the name of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

14. When the reading of the Durood Shareef is completed one should praise Allah Ta'ala that he has given you the opportunity of reading such a great Zikr as the Durood

Shareef.

15. Whenever one takes the name of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), one should use titles of respect and reverence.

16. As an advantage one should count on one's fingers as Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) often encouraged this practice because on the Day of

Qiyamah those same fingers will bear witness at the time when they are questioned.

17. Recite Durood Shareef wherever you are (not in the bathroom or toilet) and during any occasion.




Durood-e-Radawiyya

SALLAL LAAHU ALAN NABIYIL UMMIYI WA AALIHI SALLAL LAAHU ALAIHI WASALLAM. SALAATAW WAS SALAAMAN ALAIKA YA

RASOOLALLAH.

The above Durood Shareef should be read 100 times after every Salaah if possible. Especially after Jummah Salaah, the men should stand together facing Medina

Shareef and recite this Durood Shareef with absolute respect.

The following benefits are derived from reciting Durood-e- Radawiyya:

1. The reciter is blessed with 300 Mercies of Almighty Allah.

2. Allah Almighty sends peace on him 2 000 times.

3. 5 000 good deeds are written in his Naama-e-Amaal.

4. 5 000 of his sins are forgiven.

5. His status is eleated by 5 000 times.

6. It will be written on his forehead that he is not a

Hypocrite.

7. It will be written on his forehead that he is free from the Fire of Jahannum.

8. On the Day of Qayamah, he will be amongst the Shuhadaa (Martyrs).

9. He will gain Barakah in his wealth.

10. There will be Barakah in his children.

11. He will be strong over his enemies.

12. People will have love in their hearts for him.

13. He will see the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) in his dream.

14. He will leave this world with Imaan.

15. On the Day of Qiyaamah, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) will shake hands with him.

16. The intercession of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) will be compulsory on him.

17. Almighty Allah will be pleased with him in such a way that he will never be displeased.




Hazrat Abdullah ibn Abbas (radi Allahu anhu), a companion of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), says that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi

wasallam) said that if a man recites the following Durood Shareef once, then for the coming 1 000 days the Angels of Allah Ta'ala will be busy in writing reward for the

reciter of this Durood. This Durood Shareef is a very rewarding one. By reciting it only once, the Angels go on writing good deeds in the account sheet of the reciter for

full 1 000 days. What a great reward and what a great return?

The Durood is the following:

JAZZALLAHU ANNA MUHAMMADAM MA HUWA AHLAHU.

"O Allah! Give reward to our Hazrat Muhammad the reward which is benefitting as he deserves".

5. Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) taught this Durood Shareef to Hazrat Qabisa bin Mukharib (radi Allahu anhu) on a particular occasion. If any

Muslim man or woman recites this Durood Shareef once, then Allah Ta'ala opens all the four Doors of Heaven for him. The reciter is at a liberty to enter into Heaven

from any door he chooses. Hazrat Qabisa (radi Allahu anhu) used to only recite this Durood.

The Durood is the following:

ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIW WA ALA AALI SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIW WAH DINI MIN INDIKA WA AFYID

ALAYYA MIN FADLIKA WA ANSHUR ALAYYA MIR RAHMATIKA WA ANZIL ALAYYA MIM BARAKAATIKA.

"O Allah! Shower your blessings on our Master Muhammad, and his Family, and give me exclusive guidance and shower grace and favours, and spread your kindness on

Muhammad and favours on him."




A Guide to Practical Living from the Blessed Lips of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) - Read a hadith and Light the Way

Read a Hadith and light the way

1. I leave with you two things; as long as you hold fast to them both, you will never be misguided – the Kitab (Book) of Allah and Sunnat of His Rasool (Messenger).

(Muwatta)

2. He has tasted the sweetness of faith who is pleased with Allah as Rabb, with Islam as Deen and with Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) as Rasool

(Messenger). (Sahih Muslim)

3. Blessed is he who is guided to Islam, and whose livelihood is just sufficient and who is contented therewith. (Tirmidhi)

4. Everyone of my followers will enter Jannat (Paradise) except he who refused. He (the Rasool of Allah) was asked: And who has refused (truth)? He said: Whosoever

obeys me shall enter Jannat (Paradise) and whoever disobeys me has refused. (Sahih Bukhari)

5. The Pleasure of the Rabb is in the pleasure of the father, and the displeasure of the Rabb is in the displeasure of the father. (Tirmidhi)

6. A man asked: O Rasool of Allah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam): What are the rights of the parents over their children? He replied: They are your Jannat (Paradise) and

your Jahannam (Hell). (Ibn-Majah)

7. No father can give a better gift to his son than good manners.(Tirmidhi)

8. Let no believing man hate a believing woman. If he hates one trait of her character, he should be pleased with another that is within her. (Sahih Muslim)

9.Whichever female dies while her husband was pleased with her, will enter Jannat (Paradise). (Tirmidhi)

10. The most perfect of the believers in faith is he who is the best of them in conduct, and the best of you are those who are the best to their wives. (Tirmidhi)

11. If a young man shows honour to an old man on account of his age, Allah will create for him in his old age someone who will show him honour. (Tirmidhi)

12. You will see the believers in their mutual kindness, displaying love and sympathy just like one body. When a limb complains, the whole body responds to it with

wakefulness and fever. (Agreed)

13. You shall not enter Jannat until you believe; and you will not believe until you love one another. Shall I not guide you a thing? When you will do it, you will love one

another. Spread (Salaam) among you. (Sahih Muslim)

14. Be not happy over (the sorrows of) your brother, lest Allah shows mercy to the latter and tries you. (Tirmidhi)

15. The duties of a Muslim towards another Muslim are five: to return his greeting, to visit the sick, to follow the bier of a dead man, to accept his invitation, and to

respond to one's sneezes. (Agreed)

16. Eat together and be not separate, because blessings is only with the united body. (Ibn-Majah)

17. If a Muslim is afficted with any trouble, continuous pain, anxiety, sorrow, harm, disaster, and even a thorn which he is pierced with - Allah expiates his minor sins

thereof. (Agreed)

18. Allah is not kind to one who is not kind to men. (Agreed)

19. He who is devoid of kindness is devoid of good. (Sahih Muslim)

20. Be careful of (narrating) traditions from me except what you know. Whoso imputes falsehood to me intentionally, let him then seek his abode in the fire. (Tirmidhi)

21. When a man dies, all his actions are cut off from him except three: ever recuring charity; or knowledge from which benefit it derived; or virtuous son praying for him.

(Sahih Muslim)

22. Whoso interprets the Quran according to his opinion, let him seek his abode in the fire. And in a naration: Whoso interprets the Quran without knowledge, let him seek

his abode in the fire. (Tirmidhi)

23. Whoever guides towards good, will have a reward of one who acts up to it. (Hadith)

24. The dearest to me among you is he who is the best of you in conduct. (Sahih Bukhari)

25. Whoso gives up falsehood which is void, there is built for him a mansion in the corner of Jannat; and whoso gives up dispute while he has right (to it), there is built for

him a mansion in the middle of Jannat; and whoso makes his conduct good, there is built for him a mansion in its loftiest part. (Tirmidhi)

26. One (on the Day of Judgement, before Allah) will not be able to move away until he has accounted for his:

a. Life, how it was spent,

b. Knowledge, to what use it was put,

c. Wealth, how it was acquired and spent,

d. Body, how it was utilised? (Hadith)

27. Avoid the seven deadly sins. The Companions asked: What are they, O Rasool of Allah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)? The Rasool of Allah (sallal laahu alaihi

wasallam) replied:

a. Attributing partner to Allah,

b. Magic,

c. Murder,

d. Usury,

e. Misappropriating that which belongs to orphans,

f. Turning the back on the day of Jihad,

g. Levelling charges against chaste and innocent women. (Hadith)

28. An honest and trustworthy merchant shall be with the Ambiya (Prophets) and the Martyrs and the pious men. (Hadith)

29. Hazrat Abu Huraira (radi Allahu anhu) said: O Rasool of Allah! (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) I offer myself. Rasoollulah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) caught his hand

and enumerated five advices: a. Avoid what is unlawful, and you will be praying more than others,

b. Be satisfied with what Allah has allotted to you, and you will never feel any lack,

c. Be good to your neighbours, and you will attain the position of a Mu'min (Faithful),

d. Choose for others what you choose for yourself, and you will be a perfect Muslim,

e. Do not laugh too much, for laughter deadens the heart. (Hadith)

30. Be responsible for six things, and I shall be responsible for your entry into Jannat:

a. Speak always the truth,

b. Fulfil all your promises,

c. Return any article given to you in trust in its proper condition,

d. Guard the secret places of your body,

e. Keep your eyes down,

f. Hold off your hands (from tyranny and wrong doing). (Hadith)

31. Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) forbade blood sports, like the Bedouins. (Hadith)

32. Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said:

a. To gaze at a strange (ghair mahram) woman is the Zina (adultery) of the eyes,

b. To listen to passion-stirring words is Zina of the ears,

c. To converse with a strange women (and derive pleasure therefrom) is Zina of the tongue,

d. To touch a strange women is Zina of the hands,

e. To walk towards her is Zina of the feet,

f. The heart desires and craves; the sexual organs then either testify to these or deny them. (Sahih Muslim)

33. Allah Ta'ala will not cast a merciful glance towards the person that commits sodomy or anal sex with his wife. (Mishkaat)

34. (Part of) the beauty of a man's Islam is to leave what does not concern him. (Tirmidhi)

35. Don't be moved by anger. He (the man seeking advise) then repeated (i.e. his request) several times, but Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said: Don't be

moved by anger. (Sahih Bukhari)

36. Surely (for you) every Tasbih is an act of charity, everyTakbir is an act of charity, every Tahmid is an act of charity, the commanding of right actions is an act of

charity, and your sexual intercourse (with you wives) is an act of charity. They asked, (in surprise), O Rasool of Allah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)! Can it be that anyone

of us fulfils his passion, and be rewarded for it? Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said: Do you see, if you got it (i.e. sexual satisfaction) through unlawful means,

would there be sin in it? In the same manner, there is reward for him who performs it lawfully. (Sahih Muslim)

37. Whosoever among you sees an undersirable thing, he should change it with his hand. But, if he cannot, he should do it (i.e. change it) with his tongue. If he is not able

to do that even, he should do it with his heart, and that is the weakest of faith. (Sahih Muslim)

38. Whoso kills a sparrow for nothing, it will cry loud to Allah on the Day of Resurrection, saying, O my Rabb! Such-and-such a man killed me for nothing: he never killed

me for any good. (Nisaai)

39. Every good word is charity. (Hadith)

40. Almsgiving extinguishes the Wrath of Allah. (Tirmidhi)

41. That a man give a dirham in alms during his lifetime, is better for him than that he should give a hundred dirhams at his death. (Abu Dawud)

42. Cleanliness is one-half of faith. (Sahih Muslim)

43. To be alone is better that (to have) a bad companion; and a good companion is better than being alone; and dictating the good is better that keeping silence; and

silence is better than dictating evil. (Baihaqi; Mishkaat Shareef)

44. Whoso curses a thing when it does not deserve it, - makes the curse to return upon him. (Abu Dawud)

45. All sins are pardoned of a Martyr except (his) debts. (Sahih Muslim)

46. I said: O Rasool of Allah! (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) I have so much hair upon my head, should I then comb it? The Rasool of Allah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)

said: Yes, and also do it justice! (Nisaai)

47. Deliberation is of Allah, and haste is of Satan. (Tirmidhi)

48. The most hateful of (all) lawful thing, in the sight of Allah, is divorce. (Abu Dawud)

49. The women who seeks divorce from her husband, without being forced (to it due to unjust treatment), shall not smell the fragrance of Jannat. (Tirmidhi)

50. I never saw anyone smile more than the Prophet. (Tirmidhi)

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