Durood Sharif

Durood Sharif

Durood Sharif

 

Durood Sharif: Nos 1-10.

 

Collection of Durood Sharif  / Various Durood Sharif

Question

The question was posed to ḤuĎūr Tāj ash-Sharīá Muftī Muḥammad Akhtar RiĎā al-Qādrī al-Bareylwī ḥāfidhullāh,Could you please share with us any wazīfa (litany) or any áml which can be performed for the protection of our Îmân and a means of achieving spiritual peace?

Answer

ḤuĎūr Tāj ash-Sharīá ḥāfidhullāh replied, – The recitation of Durūd (and Salawāt) is the most superior of wazāíf, recite Durūd abundantly

 

Durood Shareef are equivalent and give full benefits, but some selected and very promptly accepted and favored Durood Shareefs are the following:-

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1. DUROOD-E-IBRAHIMI

DUROOD-E-IBRAHIMI
DUROOD-E-IBRAHIMI

ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIW WA ALA AALI MUHAMMADIN KAMAA SALLAITA ALA IBRAHIMA WA ALA AALI IBRAHIMA INNAKA HAMIDUM MAJID. ALLAHUMMA BAARIK ALA MUHAMMADIW WA ALA AALI MUHAMMADIN KAMAA BAARAKTA ALA IBRAHIMA WA ALA AALI IBRAHIMA INNAKA HAMIDUM MAJID.

“O Allah, let Your Blessings come upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have blessed Ibrahim and his family. Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious. Allah, bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have blessed Ibrahim and his family. Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious”.

The famous companion of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), Hadrat Ka’ab bin Ujrah (radi Allahu anhu), narrates that once it was enquired from Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) as to how blessings should be sent to him. The Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) replied that the blessings be said in the manner (it has been mentioned) above, that is, Durood-e-Ibrahimi.
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2. DUROOD-E-NAHARIYA

DUROOD-E-NAHARIYA
DUROOD-E-NAHARIYA

ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SALAWATAN KAMILATAW WA SALLIM SALAAMAN TAAAMAN ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADINIL LAZI TANHALLU BIHIL UQADU WATAN FARIJU BIHIL KURABU WA TUQDA BIHIL HAWA IJU WA TUNAALU BIHIR RAGHAAA’IBU WAHUSNUL KHAWATIMI WA USTASQAAYAL GHAMAMU BIWAJHIHIL KAREEMI WA ALAAA A’LIHI WASAHBIHI FI KULLI LAMHATIW WA NAFSIN BI ADADA KULLI MA’LUMIL LAKA YAAA ALLAHU YAAA ALLAHU YAAA ALLAHU.

“O, Allah! Every moment and in every breath, bestow complete and the best blessings and perfect peace which is endless on Muhammad, our master, and on his descendants and his Companions, and may, for His Sake, all our troubles and tortures be over, calamities ended, and all our needs fulfilled, all our cherished desires attained, and good ends vouch-saved, and clouds are laden with water through the glorious countenance of Prophet. The perfect blessings and peace on the Prophet’s House, his family and his Companions every instance in number equal to the count of all things in Thy Knowledge”.

Durood-e-Nahariya is a great power. If it is recited daily, it will give such strength and power to the reciter that no one on earth will be able to subdue him. It is a grand success in all the affairs of the world. If this Durood Shareef is recited during days of calamities, Allah Ta’ala will help the reciter from the quarters unknown to the human beings. The reciter will be able to cross every barrier of handicap safely and soundly. In every worldly affair, in every trial and tribulation, success will be his net income.

3. DUROOD-E-FATH

DUROOD-E-FATH
DUROOD-E-FATH


ALLAHUMMA SALLI WASALLIM WABARIK ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADINIL FAATIHI LIMA UGHLIQA WAL KHAATIMI LIMA SABAKA WAN NAASIRIL HAQQA BIL HAQQI WAL HAADI ILA SIRAATIKAL MUSTAQEEMI SALLAL LAAHU ALAIHI WA ALA AALI WA ASHABIHI HAQQA QADRIHI MIQDAARIHIL AZEEM.

“O, Allah! May Thy grace, peace, and blessings rest on Muhammad, our Master, who opens that which is closed, and closes that which is preceded, who helps truth with truth, and who guided mankind to Thy straight path. May blessings of Allah be on him and his Family and Companions as according to his exalted position befitting his merit and his high rank”.

Actually, this Durood Shareef is in the Holy Quran; but then it was kept a secret. Hadrat Abu-Bakr Siddique (radi Allahu anhu), the first Caliph of Islam, used to recite it daily without fail. Some narrations say that it is because of this Durood that he was awarded the title of “Siddique” which means “Testifier to the Truth”.

Hadrat Abul Muqqarab (radi Allahu anhu) says that a man’s total sins will be washed away if he recites Durood-e-Fath for forty days continuously.

Hadrat Shaikh Muhammad Bakari (radi Allahu anhu) says that the recitation of Durood-e-Fath once a day relieves the reciter from the Fire of Hell.

Hadrat Syed Ahmed Hillam (radi Allahu anhu) says that Durood-e- Fath was the most favourite routine of Hadrat Ghaus-e-Azam, Sheikh Abdul Qaadir Jilani (radi Allahu anhu) of Baghdad Shareef.

The great Saints also say that Durood-e-Fath is actual and real light.

Hadrat Sheikh Yusuf Bin Ismail (radi Allahu anhu) says that this Durood Shareef is the greatest mystery of Allah. It brings 100% success and happiness to the reciter. In fact, this Durood Shareef brings prosperity and favor and solves all the complex problems by the Grace of Allah. When a man recites this Durood Shareef, the Angels of Allah surround him, mercy covers him and peace starts descending on him.

4. DUROOD-E-SHAFI’I

DUROOD-E-SHAFI’I
DUROOD-E-SHAFI’I


ALLAHUMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIN KULLAMA ZAKARAHUZ ZAAKIRUNA WA KULLAMA GHAFALA UN ZIKRIHIL GHAFILUN.

“O, Allah! Shower blessings on Muhammad and his children whenever he is remembered by those who remember him, and shower blessings on Muhammad and family whenever he is not remembered by the negligent, and grant him peace constantly in abundance”.

This Durood Shareef is called Durood-e-Shafi’i because Hadrat Imam Shafi’i (radi Allahu anhu) used to recite it constantly and he received glad tidings of Jannah in this world. This Durood Shareef is of a very great significance. It brings tremendous prosperity, health, happiness and success in this and the next world.

Hadrat Allama Sakhavi (radi Allahu anhu) has written in his book that Abdullah bin Abdul Hakam saw Hadrat Imam Shafi’i (radi Allahu anhuma) in a dream after his death and inquired about life after death. Imam Shafi’i (radi Allahu anhu) told him that because of the continuous recitation of the above Durood Shareef, Allah Ta’ala gave him the most exalted position of the highest grade in Heaven and forgave him. Hadrat Imam Muzni (radi Allahu anhu) has also narrated exactly the same story.

This Durood Shareef is of very great significance. It brings tremendous prosperity, health and happiness, and success to this world and the Aakirah.

5. DUROOD-E-DAWAAMI

DUROOD-E-DAWAAMI
DUROOD-E-DAWAAMI


ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIW WA ALA AALI SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIN ADADA MA FI ILMIL LAAHI SALAWAATAN DAA’IMATAN BIDAWAAMI MULKILLAH.

“O Allah! Shower blessings on Muhammad, our master, in the number that is in Thy knowledge such blessings as may continue forever eternal as the Thy Kingdom”.

This Durood Shareef is of very great value. If it is recited only once, it amounts to all the rewards of all the Durood. By reciting this Durood, one gets peace of mind and success in this world as well as in the next. After reciting this Durood Shareef, the reciter can claim that he has recited almost all the Duroods which are in this world known to the people. During days of upheavals, this Durood Shareef brings relief, success, and true happiness. It is mostly the Saints and very pious people who recite this Durood after every prayer. They also recommended this Durood Shareef to all the needy.

6. DUROOD-E-TUNAJJINA

DUROOD-E-TUNAJJINA
DUROOD-E-TUNAJJINA


ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA WA MAULANA MUHAMMADIW WA ALA AALI SAYYIDINA WA MAULANA MUHAMMADIN SALAATAN TUNAJJINA BIHA MIN JAMI’IL AHWAALI WAL’AFAATI WA TAQDILANA BIHA MIN JAMI’IL HAAJAATI WATU TAHIRUNA BIHA MIN JAMI’IS SAYYI AATI WATAR FA’UNA BI HAA A’LAD DARAJAATI WATU BAL LIGHUNA BIHA AQSAL GHAAYAATI MIN JAMI’IL KHAIRAATI FIL HAYAATI WABA’DAL MAMAATI INNAKA ALA KULLI SHAY IN QADEER.

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

This Durood Shareef is always a cure for all calamities in the world of worldly affairs. It was taught by Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) himself. To recite this Durood Shareef 70 times during days of calamity, turmoil and trouble is a must. It works wonders.

The great Scholar, Saint, Jurist, and author, Imam ibn-Faikihani (radi Allahu anhu) says that there was once a pious man called Sheikh Moosa Zareer (radi Allahu anhu). He embarked on a voyage by ship. Due to a heavy storm, the ship started sinking. All the passengers on board started crying and clamouring, but Sheikh Moosa Zareer (radi Allahu anhu) went to sleep. He saw the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) in his dream and the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) directed him and the passengers to recite Durood-e-Tunajjina 1 000 times. Sheikh Moosa Zareer (radi Allahu anhu) got up and started the recitation. As soon as he finished 300 Durood Shareefs, the storm subsided and the ship was saved. The other ship on the high seas sank, but this ship reached its destination safely and soundly. This miracle was a sufficient eye-opener for the members of the ship. It was by the Grace of Allah Ta’ala and Durood-e-Tunajjina that all were saved.

All the Saints have unanimously given a verdict that Durood-e-Tunajjina is the best cure of all ills and all calamities of this world.

7. DUROOD-E-QURAANI

DUROOD-E-QURAANI
DUROOD-E-QURAANI

ALLAHUMMA SALLI WASALLIM ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIW WA ALA AALI WA ASHABI BI ADADA MA FI JAMI’IL QURAANI HARFAN HARFAN WABI ADADI KULLI HARFIN ALFAN ALFAN.

“O, Allah! Send your blessings and peace on Muhammad, our Master, and on his Progeny and his Companions according to the number of every letter in the Quran, and let each letter carry thousands of blessings and salutations in it”.

This Durood Shareef is a very sacred one. If it is recited after every prayer, it is said that the reciter will receive the Sawaab equivalent to the recital of the entire Holy Quran. After reading the verses of the Holy Quran, this Durood Shareef should be recited 3 times.
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8. DUROOD-E-SADAQAH

DUROOD-E-SADAQAH
DUROOD-E-SADAQAH


ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIN ABDIKA WA RASOOLIKA WA SALLI ALAL MU’MINEENA WAL MU’MINAATI WAL MUSLIMEENA WAL MUSLIMAATI.

“O Allah! Shower Thy blessings and beneficence on Muhammad, Thy creature and Thy Messenger, and shower beneficence on all men of faith and women of faith, and Muslim men and Muslim women”.

This Durood Shareef is a special one. Hadrat Abu Saeed Khudri (radi Allahu anhu), a close companion of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), says that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said: “Whoever does not possess wealth to give in charity, should recite this Durood in his Du’a. It will become a source of (spiritual) cleanliness for him”.Hadrat Abu Huraira (radi Allahu anhu) says that the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said: “Allah has said, ‘If you spend I shall spend on you’”. This means that if you spend your money on others – the poor, sick, needy and the orphan – Allah will give you in abundance. But, what if a man has nothing to give in charity? By reading Durood-e-Sadaqah, it will suffice.

9. DUROOD-E-WALI

 

DUROOD-E-WALI
DUROOD-E-WALI

 

ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADININ NABI YIL UMMI YI WA AALIHI WABAARIK WA SALLIM.

“O Allah! Send blessings on Muhammad, our chief the unlettered Apostle and his Family Thy favors and thy Salutations”.

Hadrat Shah Wali’ullah Dehlvi (radi Allahu anhu) said that his father commanded him to recite the above Durood Shareef as it was the best one.

Hadrat Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu anhu), a close companion of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), has said that if a person recites this Durood eighty times on Friday (after evening prayers), then his sins equivalent to 80 years will be forgiven.

This is a very important Durood Shareef which brings forth immediate success and satisfaction to the heart and the mind.

Hadrat Zarar bin Auzar (radi Allahu anhu), another companion of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) says that he used to recite this Durood Shareef and fight with the non-believers. In every battle, he saw that success kissed his feet, and he never lost any battle on any day.

10. DUROOD-E-ALI

 

DUROOD-E-ALI
DUROOD-E-ALI

 


ALLAHUMMAJ AL SALAWAATIKA WA BARAKAATIKA ALA MUHAMMADININ NABI YI WA AZWAAJIHI UMMAHAATIL MU’MINEENA WAZURRIYATIHI WA AHLI BAYTIHI KAMA SALLAYTA ALA IBRAHIMA INNAKA HAMEEDUM MAJEED.

“O, Allah! Bestow blessing and bounty on our Prophet and on his wives, who are the Mothers of the Faithful, and on his descendants and on the members of his Household in the manner as Thou conferred blessings on Prophet Ibrahim. Verily, thou art the Praiseworthy and the Glorious”.Hadrat Ali (radi Allahu anhu) said that if any one wishes that he should get the maximum reward for one Durood alone, then he must recite the above Durood Shareef.

 

Durood Sharif Nos: 11-20.

 

Collection of Durood Sharif  / Various Durood Sharif

Question

The question was posed to ḤuĎūr Tāj ash-Sharīá Muftī Muḥammad Akhtar RiĎā al-Qādrī al-Bareylwī ḥāfidhullāh,Could you please share with us any wazīfa (litany) or any áml which can be performed for the protection of our Îmân and a means of achieving spiritual peace?

Answer

ḤuĎūr Tāj ash-Sharīá ḥāfidhullāh replied, – The recitation of Durūd (and Salawāt) is the most superior of wazāíf, recite Durūd abundantly

11. DUROOD-E-GHAUSIA

DUROOD-E-GHAUSIA
DUROOD-E-GHAUSIA

ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADINIS SAABIQI LILKHALQI NURUHU WA RAHMATUL LIL AALIMEENA ZUHURUHU ADADA MAMADA MIN KHALQIKA WAMAM BAQIYA WAMAN SAIDA MINHUM WAMAN SHAQIYA SALAWAATAN TASTAGHRIQUL ADDA WATUHEETU BIL HADDI SALAATAN LA GHAAYATA LAHA WALA MUNTAHA WALAN QADAAA’A SALAWAATAN DAAA’IMATAN BIDAWAAMIKA WA ALAAA AALIHI WASAHBIHI WA SALLIMA TASLEEMAM MISLA ZAALIKA.

“O, Allah! Send thy blessings on our Master, Muhammad, whose light was created before anything else in this world and whose appearance became mercy and signal boon for all the creatures, equivalent to all those created previously and hereafter equal in number with the lucky and unlucky ones; and send thy blessing and bounties on him in the number which is impossible to be counted even, and which may be spread all over, and also that kindness and mercy which has neither beginning nor end, and which is always fresh and fine with your kindness, and the same blessings on his Family and Companions permanently”.

This Durood Shareef was very dear and near to Hazrat Ghaus-e-Azam, Sheikh Abdul Qaadir Jilani (radi Allahu anhu) of Baghdad Shareef. He ended all his lectures, recitations, and writings with this Durood. It is for this reason that it is called Durood-e-Ghausia. It is very sacred, very important, very effective, and 100% successful.

The Saints say that if a man recites this Durood Shareef 10 times in the morning and 10 times in the evening, Allah Ta’ala fetches him nearer and nearer and loves him a lot. The reciter becomes a Saint himself. Apart from this, he will be safe from all the catastrophes of the world. The Mercy of Allah will start pouring upon him endlessly.

12. DUROOD-E-AKBAR

DUROOD-E-AKBAR
DUROOD-E-AKBAR

 

ALLAHUMMA SALLI WA SALLIM ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADININ NABI YIL UMMIYIL ARABIYIL QURASHIYIL HAASHIMIYIL MAKKIYIL MADANIYI SAAHIBAT TAAJI WAL MI’RAAJI SAHIBIS SARAAYA WAL ATAAYA SAAHIBIL MAKAAMIL MAHMUDI WALHAWDIL MAWRUDI SAAHIBAS SUJUDI LIR RABBIL MA’BUD.

“O Allah! May Thy grace and peace rest upon Muhammad, our Master, the Prophet of Arabia of Quraish Tribe, of Hashemite Family of Mecca and of Madinah, who is the wearer of the Holy Cap, the one who ascended the Heavens and fought holy wars and achieved boons and bounties, the one who has a place of praise and who is in-charge of Kausar Fountain, and one ever-bowed in supplication of Allah (and Allah alone)”.

Hazrat Sheikh Mohi’uddin Ibn-e-Arabi (radi Allahu anhu) popularly known as “Sheikh-e-Akbar” has disclosed a number of benefits of this Durood. It is the most sacred, accepted, and appreciated of Durood Shareef.

 

 

13. DUROOD-E-NOOR

 

ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIN NURIL ANWAARI WA SIRRIL ASRAARI WA SAYYIDIL ABRAAR.

“O Allah! Shower Thy blessings on our Hazrat Muhammad who is light, actual light and mystery amongst the mysteries, and the leader of excellent”.

This is one of the best Salawat in this world, and mostly Saints and pious religious leaders recite it daily without fail.

14. DUROOD-E-NABI

DUROOD-E-NABI
DUROOD-E-NABI



ALLAHUMMA SALLI WA SALLIM WA BAARIK ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIW WA AADAMA WA NUH HIW WA IBRAHIMA WA MUSA WA ‘ISA WAMA BAYNAHUM MINAN NABBIYINA WAL MURSALEENA SALAWAATULLAHI WA SALAAMUHU ALAIHIM AJMA’IN.

“O, Allah! Grant Thy blessings and Thy peace and Thy bounty to our Hazrat Muhammad, and on Adam, and on Nuh, and on Ibrahim, and on Musa, and on Isa, and on those Prophets who were sent during the period between each of them. Blessings on Allah and His peace be on them all”.

 

 

15. DAROOD-E-TAIYAB

 


ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIN ABDIKA WA RASOOLIKAN NABBIYIL UMMIYI WA ALAAA AALI MUHAMMADIN. ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIN WA ALAAA AALI MUHAMMADIN SALAWAATAN TAKUNU LAKA RIDAW WALAHU JAZAAA’AW WA LIHAQQIHI DAAA AW WA’ATIHIL WASILATA WAL FADILATA WAL MAQAAMAL MAHMUDAL LAZI WA’AD TAHU WA’AJZIHI AFDALA MA JAZAITA NABIYAN AN QAWMIHI WA RASOOLAN AN UMMATIHI WA SALLI ALA JAMI’I IKHWAANIHI MINAN NABBIYINA WAS SAALIHEENA YAA AR HAMAR RAAHIMEEN.

“O, Allah! Shower Thy beneficence on Hazrat Muhammad, Thy slave, and Thy Messenger, the Prophet who could neither read nor write and on the House of Muhammad. O, Allah! Shower Thy blessings on Muhammad, and on his House such blessings as may earn Thy Pleasure, and as may recompensate him as will be goodly need of his merit, and grant him the way of approach and elevate him to the most glorious positions which Thou has promised, and give him on our behalf the most beautiful requital and a reward more excellent than one granted by Thee to any Prophet on behalf of the people, and shower blessings on his brethren from amongst the Prophets and Righteous, O! The Most Beneficent”.Hazrat Ibn Abi Assim (radi Allahu anhu) narrates that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said that if any person recites the above Durood Shareef on 7 Friday nights for 7 times, then the intercession of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is assured for the reciter on the Day of the Judgement.

16. DAROOD-E-ALFI

DAROOD-E-ALFI
DAROOD-E-ALFI


ALLAHUMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIW WA ALA AALI MUHAMMADIN BI ADADI KULLI ZARRATIM MAA’ATA ALFIN ALFA MARRATIW WABAARIK WA SALLIM.

“O Allah! May Thy beneficence be on Muhammad and on the House of Muhammad in a number equal to a million fold of each atom (that is created by Thee) and Thy blessings be, Thy peace on him”.

This Durood Shareef brings immediate success for the reciter and his entire family. It is a cure of all worldly ills.

 

17. DUROOD-E-ROOHI

DUROOD-E-ROOHI
DUROOD-E-ROOHI

 

ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIM MA DAAMATIS SALAWAATU WAS SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIM MADAAMATIR RAHMATI WA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIM MADAAMATIL BARAKAATU WA SALLI ALA RUHI MUHAMMADIN FIL ARWAAHI WA SALLI ALA SURATI MUHAMMADIN FIS SUWARI WA SALLI ALA ISMI MUHAMMADIN FIL ASMAAA’I WA SALLI ALA NAFSI MUHAMMADIN FIL NUFUSI WA SALLI ALA QALBI MUHAMMADIN FIL QULUBI WA SALLI ALA QABRI MUHAMMADIN FIL QUBURI WA SALLI ALA RAWDATI MUHAMMADIN FIR RIYAADI WA SALLI ALA JASADI MUHAMMADIN FIL AJSAADI WA SALLI ALA TURBATI MUHAMMADIN FIT TURABI WA SALLI ALA KHAIRI KHALQIHI SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIW WA ALA ALIHI WA ASHABIHI WA AZWAAJIHI WAZURIYAATIHI WA AHLI BAYTIHI WA AHBABIHI AJMA’INA BIRAHMATIKA YAAA AR HAMAR RAAHIMEEN.

“O, Allah! Shower Thy blessings on Hazrat Muhammad ever and ever until Thy blessings are to be showered. Grant Thy bounty and mercy on Muhammad until Thy bounty is granted and mercy is showered. The most selected favors on the Spirit of Muhammad amongst all persons, on the name of Muhammad amongst all names, on the heart of Muhammad amongst all hearts. Thy most bountiful favors on the grave of Muhammad amongst all graves, on the tomb of Muhammad amongst all the bodies, on the clay of Muhammad (tomb) amongst all clays. May Allah shower His blessings on Muhammad the best of all that and on the descendants of Muhammad, on the Companions of Muhammad, on the friends of Muhammad, and on all his family members, O! Merciful Almighty Allah and Great Merciful”.This Salawat is usually recited in the graveyard while paying homage to the deceased. When it is recited, Allah showers His blessings on the deceased. When the sons go to the graveyard they should recite the above Durood Shareef on the graves of their father and mother, and all the parents who have passed away.

18. DUROOD-E-SHIFA

DUROOD-E-SHIFA
DUROOD-E-SHIFA


ALLAHUMMA SALLI WA SALLIM WA BAARIK ALA RUHI SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIN FI ARWAAHI WA SALLI WASALLIM ALA QALBI SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIN FIL QULUBI WA SALLI WA SALLIM ALA JASADI MUHAMMADIN FIL AJSAADI WA SALLI WA SALLIM ALA QABRI SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIN FI QUBUR.

“O, Allah! Shower Thy blessings on the soul of Muhammad amongst all Souls, on the heart of Muhammad amongst all hearts, and on the body of Muhammad amongst all bodies, and on the grave of Muhammad amongst all graves”.

A poor man complained to Hazrat Shahabuddin Ibn Arslan (radi Allahu anhu) about his illness. The disease was incurable. No doctor or physician could even suggest any medicine for his disease. Hazrat Shahabuddin (radi Allahu anhu), who was a very great Saint, listened patiently to this poor man and then told him to recite the above Durood Shareef. The poor man immediately did so and his illness disappeared so quickly as if it was never present. The poor man gladly returned to his house.

19. DUROOD-E-INAAM

 

DUROOD-E-INAAM
DUROOD-E-INAAM



ALLAHUMMA SALLI WA SALLIM ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIW WA ALA AALIHI ADADA IN’AAMIL LAAHI WA IFDAA LIHI.

“O Allah! Shower Thy blessings and peace on Muhammad, our Master, and on his progeny according to the number of Thy rewards and Thy bounties”.

Those who wish to visit Madinah Shareef and pay respects to the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) must read this Salawat 313 times before going to bed. This Durood is the jewel of all Duroods. Its reward is unimaginable.

20. DUROOD-E-AWAL

DUROOD-E-AWAL
DUROOD-E-AWAL

 

 

 

ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIN AFDALI AMBIYAAA’IKA WA AKRAMI AS FIYAAA’IKA MAN FAA DAT MIN NURIHI JAMI’IL ANWAARI WA SAAHIBIL MU’JIZAATI WA SAAHIBIL MAQAAMIL MAHMUDI WA SAYYIDIL AWWALINA WAL AKHIREEN.

“O, Allah! Shower Thy beneficence on our Master Muhammad, the most favored of Thy Prophets and the most honored of Thy chosen persons, whose radiant life is the source of all light and who is the conferee of miracles and conferee of the most glorious place (Maqaam-e-Mahmood), and who is the leader of the previous and the later”.

Those who recite this Durood Shareef reach the first place before Allah Ta’ala. It is for this reason that this Durood is called Durood-e-Awal (First). Those who read this Durood Shareef daily are rewarded abundantly and all their bad habits evaporate. This Salawat fetches the reciter nearer and nearer to Allah Ta’ala and brings forth all kinds of delight.

 

Durood Sharif Nos: 21-30.

 

Collection of Durood Sharif  / Various Durood Sharif

Question

The question was posed to ḤuĎūr Tāj ash-Sharīá Muftī Muḥammad Akhtar RiĎā al-Qādrī al-Bareylwī ḥāfidhullāh,Could you please share with us any wazīfa (litany) or any áml which can be performed for the protection of our Îmân and a means of achieving spiritual peace?

Answer

ḤuĎūr Tāj ash-Sharīá ḥāfidhullāh replied, – The recitation of Durūd (and Salawāt) is the most superior of wazāíf, recite Durūd abundantly

21. DUROOD-E-TAJ

DUROOD-E-TAJ
DUROOD-E-TAJ

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ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA WA MAULANA MUHAMMADIN SAAHIBIT TAAJI WAL MI’RAAJI WAL BURAAQI WAL ALAM. DAA FI’IL BALAAA’I WAL WABAAA’I WAL QAHTI WAL MARADI WAL ALAM. ISMUHU MAKTUBUN MARFU’UN MASHFU’UN MANQUSHUN FIL LAWHI WAL QALAM. SAYYIDIL ARABI WAL AJAM. JISMUHU MUQADDASUN MU’ATTARUN MUTAHHARUN MUNAWWARUN FIL BAYTI WAL HARAM. SHAMSUD DUHAA BADRIT TUJAA SADRIL ULA NURRIL HUDA KHAFIL WARA MISBAAHIZ ZULAM. JAMILISH SHIYAMI SHAFI’IL UMAM. SAAHIBIL JUDI WAL KARAM. WAL LAAHU AASIMUHU WA JIBREELU KHAADIMUHU WAL BURAAQU MARKABUHU WAL MI’RAAJU SAFARUHU WA SIDRATUL MUNTAHA MAQAAMUHU WA QAABA QAWSAYNI MATLUBUHU WAL MATLUBU MAQSUDUHU WAL MAQSUDU MAWJUDUHU SAYYIDIL MURSALEENA KHA TAMIN NABIYYINA SHAFI’IL MUZ NABINA ANEESIL GHARIBEENA RAHMATIL LIL AALAMEENA RAAHATIL AASHIQEENA MURAADIL MUSHTAAQEENA SHAMSIL AARIFINA SIRAAJIS SAALIQEENA MISBAHIL MUQAR RABINA MUHIBBIL FUQARAAA’I WAL GHURABAAA’I WAL MASAAKINA SAYYIDIS SAQALAINI NABIYYIL HARAMAINI IMAAMAL QIBLATAYNI WASILATINA FID DAARAINI SAAHIBI QABAA QAWSAYNI MAHBOOBI RABBIL MASHRIQAYNI WA RABBIL MAGHRIBAYNI JADDIL HASSANI WAL HUSSAINI MAULANA WA MAULAS SAQALAYNI ABIL QAASIMI MUHAMMADINIBNI ABDILAAHI NURUM MIN NURIL LAAHI YAAA AYYUHAL MUSHTAAQUNA BI NURI JAMAALIHI SALLU ALAIHI WA AALIHI WA ASHABIHI WASALLIMU TASLIMAN.

“O, Allah! May Thy grace and peace rest upon Hazrat Muhammad, our Master, and our patron, the Wearer of Holy Cap, the one who ascended the Heavens, the rider of the Heavenly Steed and holder of the Flag of Divine Unity, the remover of calamity, epidemic, famine, disease, and pain. His name is written in Divine edict, exalted authorized for intercession, and inscribed in the Tablet and Pen.

“He is the leader of Arabs and non-Arabs. His body is the holiest, pure, fragrant, fully perfected in purity and luminous in the sanctuary of Kaaba and its precincts. He is the sun of the glorious morning light, and the (full beautiful) moon of the dark night, the chief occupant of the highest seat in Heaven, light of guidance, refuge for the creatures, and lamp in the darkness. Of excellent manner, is the intercessor for mankind, one gifted with generosity and magnanimity. Allah is his protector and Angel Jibrael attends to him frequently. The Heavenly Steed is his conveyance and the glorious ascension to Heavens (to meet his Allah) is his last station in his march onwards, his object is to come in the closest company of his Allah, and this object has successfully achieved the point of destination reached and the goal covered.

“He is the most prominent amongst all the apostles, and the last in the line of the Prophets (no Prophet will come after him. Isa will come in the capacity of his ambassador), the intercessor of Sinners, Mercy indeed for all the domains of existence, comfort for the lovers and the desired object for the yearning souls, the sun of the gnostics, and the shining lamp for those who travel on the road leading to Allah, the lover of the poor and needy, the leader of the Jinns and all mankind, Prophet of the twin sacred centers (Makkah and Madinah), leader of the two exalted positions (Qiblas, the Kaaba of Mecca and of Jerusalem), our Supporter in both the worlds, honored with Kaaba Kausaine, the beloved of the two east and the west, the grandfather of Hazrat Hassan and Hussain, our Patron and the patron of the Jinns and mankind, father of Hazrat Qassim (his son) Muhammad, son of Abdullah, who is the light of Allah’s Light. Therefore, O lovers of light and beauty of Hazrat Muhammad, invoke blessings on him and salute him with worthy salutations.”

If anyone wants to see Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) in his dream, then he should recite Durood-e-Taaj on eleven Friday nights continuously and that too on the advancing stages of the moon. The pre-requisites of the Revision of the Durood are as below:-
a. Make Wudhu.
b. Put on clean scentful clothes.
c. Face the Qibla and recite Durood for 170 times, then go to bed.
For the sanctity of the soul, one should recite the Durood seven times after Salaatul Fajr, three times after Salaatul Asr, and Esha, each day.

And for overcoming the cruel Rulers and enemies, and to come out of the misery of poverty, one should recite Durood for 40 days continuously, 41 times each day. One who wishes to enhance the avenues of the economy in abundance, or must make it a routine to revise the Durood seven times each day after Salatul Fajr.

Besides all this, Durood-e-Taaj is a panacea for all the present-day ills and will enable the reciter to pass on a happy and peaceful life forever.

22. DUROOD-E-MUQADDDAS

DUROOD-E-MUQADDDAS
DUROOD-E-MUQADDDAS


ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIN HATTA TARDA WA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIN BA’DAR RI DA WA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIN ABADAN ABADAN.

“O, Allah! Shower Thy blessings on our Master Muhammad, in such a measure that earns Thy pleasure, and shower Thy blessings on our Master Muhammad exceeding that measure which has earned Thy pleasure, and shower Thy blessings on our Master Muhammad forever and forever”.

This is the best Salawat, and if recited regularly, brings one nearer and nearer to Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) in this world as well as in the next.

23. DUROOD-E-DA’IM

 

DUROOD-E-DA’IM
DUROOD-E-DA’IM


ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIW WA ALA AALI MUHAMMADIN SALAATAN TAKUNU LAKA RIDAW WALIHAQQIHI ADAAA’AW WA A’TIHIL WASILATA WAL MAQAAMAL MAHMUDAL LAZI WA AD TAHU WAJ ZIHI ANNA MA HUWA AHLAHU WA AJ ZIHI ANNA MIN AFDALI MA JAZAITA NABIYYAN AN UMMATIHI WA SALLI ALA JAMI’I IKHWAANIHI MINAN NABBIYINA WAS SAALIHEEN.

“O, Allah! Send blessings upon Muhammad and upon his family the mercy which will be for You a pleasure of fulfillment of Your Right and grant him Wasila and the highest position which You promised him and reward him from us what he is according to his status and reward him from us the highest what You rewarded any Prophet, any Messenger, from his Ummat and send Your blessings for all his brothers from the Messengers and pious people”.

The Hadith of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) says that if a man recites the above-mentioned Durood Shareef 7 times, for 7 Fridays, then the mercy of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) will reach him. (The name “Da’im” means “permanent”. Thus, this Durood Shareef should be recited by every Muslim permanently).

24. DUROOD-E-HAQ

DUROOD E HAQ
DUROOD E HAQ

 



ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIW WA ABLIGHUL WASILATA AD DARAJATAR RAFI’ATAL JANNAH.

“O Allah! Shower peace upon our Chief Muhammad and endow him with the means and high status in Heaven”.

This is the highest Durood Shareef and if recited after every prayer and in every prayer, it brings a great deal of rewards.

25. DUROOD-E-RADAWIYYA

DUROOD-E-RADAWIYYA
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 elected 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.

26. DUROOD DIDAAR-E-MUSTAPHA

 

DUROOD DIDAAR-E-MUSTAPHA
DUROOD DIDAAR-E-MUSTAPHA

ALLAHUMMA SALLI WASALLIM WA BAARIK ALA SAYYIDINA WA MAULANA MUHAMMADININ NABIYYIL UMMIYIL HABEEBIL AALIL QADRIL AZEEMIL JAAHI WA ALA AHLIHI WA SAHBIHI WASALLIM.

“O, Allah! Send your Mercy and Blessings upon our master Muhammad who is the beloved and most exalted, and upon his Companions and family.”

The pious people and the Awliya Allah said that whoever recites this Durood Shareef regularly every Thursday night, at least once, then at the time of his or her death, he or she will see the blessed countenance of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and when he or she enters the grave, that person will make the Ziarat of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). They will see Rasool-e-Paak (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) with his own blessed hands taking him or her in their Qabr.

27. DUROOD SALAATUL SA’AADAT

 

DUROOD SALAATUL SA’AADAT
DUROOD SALAATUL SA’AADAT


ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA WA MAULANA MUHAMMADIN ADADA MAA FI ‘ILMI LAAHI SALAATAN DAAA IMATAM BI DAWAMI MULKILLAH.

“O Allah! Send Your Mercy and Blessings upon our master Muhammad the number which is in the Knowledge of Allah and mercy forever”.

Hazrat Sayed Ali bin Yusuf Madani (radi Allahu anhu), Sheik-ul-Dala’il, narrated from Imam Suyuti (radi Allahu anhu) that he who recites this Durood Shareef once gets the Sawaab of 600 000 Durood Shareef. He who recites this Durood Shareef every day one thousand times will be blessed in both worlds, this world, and the Aakirah.

28. DUROOD-E-ISME AZAM

 

DUROOD-E-ISME AZAM
DUROOD-E-ISME AZAM



ALLAHU RABBU MUHAMMADIN SALLA ALAIHI WASALLAMA, NAHNU IBBADU MUHAMMADIN SALLA ALAIHI WASALLAMA.

“Allah is the Lord of Muhammad, mercy and blessings upon him. We are the slaves of Muhammad, may mercy and blessings be upon him and Salaams”.

One should make it a habit to recite this Durood Shareef for at least one hundred times daily so that one will be able to see the results of the recitation in this world and in the Hereafter. You will be prosperous and you will never be overcome by your enemies.

29. DUROOD: VIRTUES OF 1000 DAYS

DUROOD VIRTUES OF 1000 DAYS
DUROOD VIRTUES OF 1000 DAYS


ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA WA MAULANA MUHAMMADIW WA ALA AALI SAYYIDINA WA MAULANA MUHAMMADIN KAMA TUHIBBU WA TARDALAHU.

“O Allah! Send Your Mercy and Blessings upon our master Muhammad and upon the family of our master as You love and like for him”.

That person who recites the above Durood Shareef once will be fortunate to be rewarded with virtuous deeds for 1 000 days. Several Angels of Allah Ta’ala keep on writing good deeds for 1 000 days in the person’s mark sheet.

30. DUROOD-E-MALWAAN


ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIM MAKHTALAFAL MALWAANI WA TA ‘AAQABAL ASRAANI WAKARRAL JADIDAANI WAS TAQALLAL FARQADAANI WABALIGH RUHAHU WA ARWAAHA AHLI BAYTIHI MINNAT TAHIYATA WAS SALAAMA WA BAARIK WA SALLIM ALAIHI KASEERAN.

“O, Allah! Send blessings upon our leader Muhammad as long as there is the interchange of night and day, as long as the morning and the evening follow one behind the other, as long as the night and day repeat themselves jointly, and as long as the two bright stars (of Ursa Minor) remain fixed in their places, send from us our gift and peace on his soul and the souls of his family members and send peace and blessings on him abundantly”.

By reciting this Durood Shareef once, one gets the Sawaab as reciting 10 000 Durood Shareef. It will take you only 30 seconds to read this Durood Shareef, and you will get the Sawaab for 10 000 Durood Shareefs. By reciting one Tasbeeh of this Durood Shareef 100 X 10 000 = 1 million Duroods! In Ramadaan X 10 = 10 million Duroods!

 

Allah’s Name (we) begin with, The Compassionate Most Merciful As Salaatu Was Salaamu Alaika Ya Rasool’Allah The Command of the Holy Qur’an, Sending Durood Shareef upon our Nabi is one of the most blessed and virtuous practices.

This blessed practice is evident and proven in the Holy Qur’an. Almighty Allah says in the Glorious Qur’an:

innallah-wnnallah WaMalaikatahu Yushalluna Alan Nabi
innallah-wnnallah WaMalaikatahu Yushalluna Alan Nabi

‘Verily Allah and His Angels send Durood upon The Proclaimer of the Unseen’ (Nabi). O, Believers! Send Durood upon him and Salaams in abundance.’ [Surah 33 Verse 56]

Durood Sharif Virtues in the Hadith Shareef

Hazrat Abu Hurairah ؓ◌ reported that Rasoolullah said, ‘Almighty Allah will send down blessings ten times upon a person who sends Durood upon me once.’ [Muslim]

Hazrat Ali ؓ◌ states that ‘a tree has been created in Jannah (Paradise), the fruits of which are larger than an apple and smaller than a pomegranate. It is softer than butter, sweeter than honey, and more fragrant than musk.

Its branches are made of pearls, its trunk is made of gold, and its leaves are made of jasper. With the exception of those who sent Durood in abundance upon Nabi Kareem, none other will be allowed to eat from it.’

Hazrat Abu Dardah ؓ◌ reported that the Beloved Rasool said, ‘Allah Almighty will bless a person who recites ten Durood Shareef in the morning and ten Durood Shareef in the evening, with my intercession.’
[Tabrani]

Subhaan’Allah! How long does it take a person to sincerely recite ten times Durood Shareef upon Nabi Kareem? We should all make a sincere effort to make this Amal of ten Durood Shareef recitations in the morning and ten Durood Shareef recitations in the evening, part of our daily routine.

 

There are immense blessings in reciting Durood Shareef which will even assist us in our graves.

Durood Shareef before All Good Actions

Hafiz Abu Nu’aim states that Hazrat Sufyan Thawri reported to me, “I was on my way somewhere when I saw a young man, who would not raise or place his foot down without saying, ‘Allahum’ma Salle Ala Muhammadin Wa Ala Aale Muhammadin’.

I said to him, ‘On the basis of which knowledge do you say this?’ He said, ‘Who are you?’ I said, ‘Sufyan Thawri.’ He said, ‘Is it Sufyan the Iraqi?’ I said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘Do you know Allah?’ I said, ‘Yes.’

He asked, ‘How do you know Him?’ I said, ‘It is He who enters night into day, and day into night, and creates the form of a child in the womb of the mother.’ He said, ‘You have not understood that which is the Right of knowing Allah.’ So I said, ‘How did you know Allah?’ He said, ‘I made a firm intention (to do something).

He revoked what I intended. I made a firm intention, and He caused it to subside, so I knew that there is a Divine Planner who sets out my plans.’

I then asked, ‘What is (the wisdom) behind you reciting Durood Shareef upon Hazrat Muhammad .’ He said, ‘I took my mother with me and departed for Hajj.

My mother stopped in Makkah. Her stomach began to swell and her face became dark. I immediately realized that my mother had committed some sin.

I raised my hand in the Court of Allah (in Dua), when suddenly from the direction of Tihama, a cloud appeared, and then a personality dressed in a white garb appeared.

He ran his hands over her face and her face began to glow. He ran his hands over her stomach and the swelling subsided.’

I asked, ‘Who are you, for you removed me and my mother from our calamity?’ The personality said, ‘I am your Nabi Muhammad .’ I said, ‘Ya Rasool’Allah ! Please bless me with some advice.’

He said, ‘Never raise a foot without saying, ‘Allahum’ma Salle Ala Muhammadin Wa Ala Aale Muhammadin.’

Subhaan’Allah! The message of our Nabi was taken by him literally and he never raised his foot or placed it on the ground again without sending Durood upon Nabi Kareem.

Even if we take the figurative meaning of this, then we will understand that Nabi advised him to
recite Durood Shareef before doing anything (good) in life.

A Sinner is Forgiven

Imam Safuri ؓ◌ states in Nuzhat ul Majaalis that a person said, ‘I saw a person in Yemen who was blind, a leper, mute and crippled. I asked about his condition and the people said that he used to recite the Qur’an in a very beautiful tone of voice. Once, instead of reading the verse

 

innallah-wnnallah WaMalaikatahu Yushalluna Alan Nabi
innallah-wnnallah WaMalaikatahu Yushalluna Alan Nabi

 

 

In place of the word ‘Nabi’ he read ‘Ali’. In other words, he changed the Ayat e Durood. From that moment on he was engulfed by this calamity.’

It has been reported in the book Mufid Al Ulum Wa Mubid Al Humum by Imam Abu Haamid Qazweeni Alaihir Rahma that a person went on a journey with his son. During the journey, this man passed away and his head (face) became like that of a swine.

On seeing this, his son began to cry and he begged (for the forgiveness) of his father in the Court of Allah. Whilst in this state of distress he fell asleep, and in his dream, he heard a voice saying to him, ‘Your father used to charge interest (Riba/usury), but Hazrat Muhammad interceded on his behalf because whenever he heard the blessed Name of Nabi Kareem, he would send Durood upon Nabi Kareem, so We have restored his face to its original form.’ Allahu Akbar!

Look at the detrimental effect of charging interest! However, this man was fortunate that he sincerely used to send Durood upon Nabi Kareem and the Barkat of this, and his son asking Dua on his behalf afforded him the intercession of Nabi Kareem.

However, this does not mean that we should intentionally commit sin and then expect salvation because of Durood Shareef. We must abstain from sinful acts and continue reciting Durood Shareef in hope that Almighty Allah will forgive our weaknesses due to the recitation of Durood Shareef.

 

Our Nabi and the Deer Once the Beloved Rasool went into the wilderness. Nabi Kareem saw a deer that had been trapped by a hunter. The deer said, ‘Ya Rasool’Allah, ask the hunter to release me, so that I may feed milk to my children and then return, and if I do not return, then I am even worse than that person who does not send Durood upon you when you are mentioned.’

Nabi took responsibility for the Deer and guaranteed its return, so the hunter let her go. The deer went to her children with the intention of feeding them and mentioned to them her promise to Nabi Kareem.

 

Her children said to her, ‘Your milk is forbidden upon us until such time that you fulfill the guarantee that Nabi Sall Alaihi was Sallam gave on your behalf.’

The deer then returned (with her children) to the hunter (in order to fulfill her promise) and the hunter on seeing this amazing sight freed her and accepted Islam at the Blessed hand of Nabi Kareem. Subhaan’Allah!

Look at what the deer said. It said that if it did not fulfill its promise it was worse than that person who does not send Durood upon Nabi Kareem when he is mentioned. Even a deer knows the condition of someone who does not send Salaam upon Nabi Kareem when Nabi is mentioned.

 

Now what can be said about those who claim to be believers when Durood and Salaam are being rendered they become restless and quickly look for an exit and then slip away to avoid having to send Salaam upon Nabi Kareem.

Yet, they claim to be the men of ‘Tabligh’. Allah saves us from deviants and from their traps of deceit. Aameen.

Lesson From A Deer

It is reported that once a person was seated near the Sacred Rauda Shareef of The Beloved Rasool when a deer appeared and entered the Holy Haram of Nabi Kareem.

It then proceeded towards the Rauda e Mubarak. Once it reached the Sacred Rauda Shareef, the Deer stood in front with great respect and it began to respectfully gesture with its head as if it was conveying Salaam to Sayyiduna Rasoolullah.

The Deer then walked out backward with great respect, not allowing its back to face the Rauda Shareef. The scholars have said that indeed this deer too would have been from the lineage of the deer, which was freed by the hunter on the guarantee of Nabi.

Subhaan’Allah! Even this Deer knew the Adaab (ethics) of conveying Salaams in the Court of Nabi Kareem.

Subhaan’Allah! Look at the respect it displayed. It walked out backward and would not face its back to the Rauda Shareef of Nabi Kareem.

This should be a lesson to those disrespectful Wahabis who stand with their backs to the Rauda Shareef arrogantly chasing those who respectfully send Salaams at the Rauda Shareef. They should learn from respect, which even animals displayed when conveying Salaams to Nabi Kareem.

However, then we can conclude that they do not have the Taufiq to display this honor, due to their disrespect towards Nabi Kareem, whereas the deer had the Taufiq to show such honor to Nabi due to
the respect of its ancestor.

A Helper in our Graves

Hazrat Shaykh Shibli Rahmatullah Alaih says, ‘One of my neighbors had passed away, and then one day I saw him in my dream. I asked him about his condition and he mentioned that when he was placed in his grave, Munkar and Nakeer (the Angels of the grave) came to him, and asked him the questions of the grave.’

He says, ‘I tried to answer, but I could not speak. At that moment, I thought in my heart that I am probably not a Muslim anymore. Just then, a person appeared to me, and he guided me concerning the answers. I asked (this unknown) person, who are you and how have you become my well-wisher (helper) in such a crucial moment?’ He said, ‘I am the Angel who was created due to your abundant recitation of Durood, and today I am present here as your helper.’ Subhaan’Allah!

Which of us does not wish to have such a helper in our graves? Thus, we should increase the recitation of Durood Shareef, as it is indeed our means to salvation.

Freedom from Calamities

Reciting Durood upon Nabi Kareem is indeed a great blessing and a means of freedom from calamities. Whenever we are faced with difficult times in our lives we should increase the recitation of Durood Shareef upon Nabi Kareem.  An example of this is the following narration:

 

Durood e Tunaj’jeena

 

A mystic stated, ‘Once, I was journeying by ship, and our ship was caught in a storm. The ship could not handle the powerful gusts of wind, and soon our ship began to sink. I then suddenly dozed off and I dreamt of the Beloved Rasool who in my dream said to me, ‘Ask all of them to recite this (Durood)’:

durood e tanjeena

‘Allahum’ma Salle ‘Ala Sayyidina Muhammadin Salaatan Tunaj’jeena Biha Min Jamee’il Ahwaali Wal Aafaati Wa Taqdee Lana Biha Jamee’al Haajaati Wa Tu-Tah’hiruna Biha Min Jamee’is Sayi’aat Wa Tarfa’una Biha ‘Indaka Aa’lad Darajaat Wa Tubal’lighuna Bihaa Aqs-al Ghayaat min Jamee’il Khayraati Fil Hayaati Wa Ba’dal Mamaat.’ (In’naka Ala Kul’li Shay’in Qadeer)

The mystic further says, ‘I then woke from my sleep and asked all those present to recite this Durood, and by the Command of Allah, the wind (storm) subsided. Subhaan’Allah. The Durood that Nabi Kareem advised the mystic to recite is the famous Durood, which is known to the people as Durood e Tunjeena or Tunaj’jeena.

Ten Special Blessings

Imam Muhammad Mahdi Faasi ؓ◌ in his world-renowned Matali Al Masar’rat, which is the explanation of Dalaa’il ul Khayraat, says that Ibn Farhan Qurtubi states in his book that the one who recites Durood
Shareef upon Nabi Kareem receives ten special miraculous blessings:

  • He receives Almighty Allah’s Mercy
  • He receives the Intercession (Shafa’at) of Nabi Kareem
  • He follows the way of the Mala’ika (Angels)
  • He refutes the Munafiqeen (hypocrites) and kuf’far
  • His shortcomings and sins are forgiven
  • His needs and wishes are fulfilled
  • His inner and outer condition is illuminated with Noor
  • He receives salvation from Jahannam
  • He receives passage into Jannat
  • He is blessed with Receiving Allah’s Salaam

Now, who from us would not like to receive these ten special miraculous blessings? Hence, we should all increase the recitation of Durood Shareef upon our Beloved Nabi.

Recite Durood in Abundance on a Friday

The Beloved Nabi commanded us to recite Durood in abundance on a Friday. We should all sincerely make effort to recite Durood Shareef in abundance on a Friday.

When we recite Durood upon Nabi Kareem, we are not only attaining the blessings whilst in this world but that Durood Shareef will be a great Light for us in the hereafter, especially the Duroods which are recited on a Friday.

It is reported from Hazrat Ali ؓ◌ that Rasoolullah said, ‘The one who sends Durood upon me 100 times on a Friday will come on the Day of Qiyaamat with such a Noor (Light), that if that Noor were to be distributed amongst the entire creation, it will be sufficient for them all.’

We have already discussed above the importance of sending Durood upon Nabi on a Friday, and I am sure all of us will at least practice what we have read about the importance of increasing the recitation of Durood Shareef on a Friday.

At this juncture, I must emphasize that our aim in preparing such books is not merely to impart knowledge, but the real aim is to create awareness and inculcate a spiritual atmosphere, which inspires us to practice what we learn.

The real blessings are attained when we practice what we have learned, and encourage others to do the
same.

Eighty years of Sins Forgiven

It is reported that Nabi e Akram said, ‘One, who sends Durood upon me one hundred times on a Friday, will have eighty years of his sins forgiven.’

This Hadith Shareef has been reported by Imam Dailami from Hazrat Anas. The scholars have mentioned that from this Hadith the apparent text shows that these 100 Durood Shareef can be recited at any time on a Friday.

However, another narration shows that it should be recited after Asr Salaah. I am hopeful that after reading the above-mentioned narration, we will all attempt to send at least one hundred Durood Shareef on a Friday after Asr or whenever possible on Friday, upon our Nabi.

The Journey of a Durood

Many of us do not realize how many blessings we receive when we recite Durood Shareef, and the excellence of this Noble Deed. Let me share with you a narration that I am sure will inspire you to recite Durood Shareef more often when you realize the powerful journey of one Durood, which is recited with sincerity. Sayyiduna Imam Jazuli ؓ◌ in his world-renowned Bouquet of Duroods Dalaa’il ul Khayraat says, “Nabi Kareem said, ‘When a servant sends Durood upon me, his Durood exits his mouth swiftly, and there is no place in the wilderness and the seas, or in the East or West, by which this Durood does not pass.

 

Also, it announces, I am the Durood of a certain person the son of a certain person, which he has sent
upon the greatest in the entire creation Hazrat Muhammad. All (these) things send Durood upon him .’”
From this Durood a bird is created, which has seventy thousand wings,
and each wing has seventy thousand quills, and each quill has seventy
a thousand heads and each head has seventy thousand faces and each face
has seventy thousand mouths, and each mouth has seventy thousand
tongues and each tongue recite the Tasbeeh of Allah in seventy
a thousand languages and the reward of all of this is written for the one
who recited the Durood. Allahu Akbar! Look at the journey of one Durood
and the number of blessings the reciter attains, and try to understand the
great excellence of a Durood sent upon Nabi Kareem.
The Inscription on the Base of the Arsh
It is mentioned in some narrations that it is inscribed on the base (legs) of
the Arsh: “For the one who truly wants My closeness, I will have Mercy on
him; and for the one who asks Me for anything, I will give it to him; and
for the one who wishes to attain closeness to Me through My Beloved
(Nabi) Muhammad, I will forgive his sins, even though it may be equal
to the foam on the sea.”

How blessed and fortunate we are, that the promise to us is inscribed on
the Legs of The Arsh. It is mentioned that the Arsh has three hundred
and sixty legs. The width of each leg is seventy thousand times more than
that of the world. Between every two legs, there are sixty thousand open
plains, and in every plain, there are sixty thousand worlds (Domains), and
every domain is populated equivalent to the population of all the humans
and Jins. Allahu Akbar! Subhaan’Allah!
The Excellence of Mehfil e Durood
Have we realized how blessed a Mehfil of Durood and Salaam is? There is
great excellence in a gathering in which Durood Shareef is recited. After
reading the following narration, I am sure that we will attempt to present
ourselves in the gatherings of Durood as often as possible.
It has been reported by a few Blessed Companions that when Durood
Shareef is recited at any place, or Nabi is remembered there, a special
fragrance rises from there, which tears through the seven skies, and
reaches the Arsh e, Majeed. This fragrance can be smelt by all creatures
except for the Jin and humans. If the human and Jins had to experience
this as well, then they would leave their livelihood and remain lost in this
fragrance. The Angels and those creatures which get to experience this
fragrance, make Dua e Istighfaar for those in that gathering, and a reward
equal to those creatures is written for those in that gathering, and their
status is elevated by that many folds. If there is just one person or even one hundred thousand people in that gathering, they are all elevated to this level. The reward from Allah is the
best and the greatest.

A Special Fragrance by Durood Sharif

It has been reported by a few Blessed Companions that when Durood
Shareef is recited upon Nabi Kareem in a gathering, a special pure
fragrance rises from this blessed gathering until it reaches the heights of
the skies, so the Angels say, ‘This is that gathering in which Durood has
been recited upon Nabi e Akram .’

Blessings until Qiyaamat by Durood Sharif

Sending Durood Shareef upon Nabi Kareem is such a great blessing that our Durood becomes the means of blessings upon us until the Day of Qiyaamat.

Nabi Kareem said, ‘Whosoever recited Durood upon me to Honour my
Haq (Right upon them), then from that recitation Almighty Allah creates
an Angel, whose one wing is in the East and the other wing is in the West,
whilst its feet are in the lowest earth and its neck embraces the Arsh e
Azeem. Almighty Allah commands that Angel by saying, ‘Send blessings
upon My servant, just as he has sent Durood upon My Nabi .’ Hence,
that Angel will continue to send blessings upon him (the reciter) until
Qiyaamat. Subhaan’Allah!

Do not waste time in sin and in the vices of this world. Spend your time
in Allah’s Ibaadat and in sending Durood in abundance upon Nabi e
Akram. This will be a means of blessing for us all until Qiyaamat.
Angels Make Dua for our Forgiveness
It has been reported in some narrations that when a truly believing man
or woman starts to send Durood upon Nabi Kareem, the Doors of the
skies are opened for them and the veils are opened for them up to the
Arsh. Every Angel in the skies sends Durood upon Allah’s Beloved Habeeb
, and all the Angels make Dua e Maghfirat for that man or woman, as
much as Allah wills.

The Extinguisher of Grief by Durood Sharif

At times when we face difficulties and hardships, we become aggrieved
and do not know which direction to take. In such times we should always
remember that Durood Shareef is our solution and the extinguisher of
Grief.
Nabi e Akram said, ‘When it becomes difficult for a person to attain
any of his needs, he should send Durood upon me in abundance, for
Durood removes grief, sadness, and difficulties; and it is a means of
abundance in Rizq (Sustenance), and fulfillment of needs.’

Never Forget the Path to Jannat by Durood Sharif

We should never become so lost in our worldly life that it causes us to be
neglectful of sending Durood upon our Beloved Nabi. There is a
warning in the Hadith Shareef concerning those who do not send Durood
upon Nabi Kareem. Our Beloved Nabi said, ‘Indeed the one who has
forgotten (been neglectful) to send Durood upon me, has forgotten the
path to Jannat.’
Subhaan’Allah, this short but beautiful narration clearly shows that if you
wish to remain on the path of Jannat you should make sending Durood
upon Nabi your daily litany, for Durood is the path to Jannat.
The Excellence of Those Who Send Durood
The excellence of those who sincerely send Durood upon Nabi Kareem
is explained in a Hadith on the authority of Hazrat Abdur Rahman bin Auf
ؓ◌, he reports that Rasoolullah said, ‘Jibra’eel Alaihis Salaam came to
me, and he said O (Nabi) Muhammad! When anyone from amongst
your Ummah sends Durood upon you, seventy thousand Angels will send
Blessings upon him (the reciter), and the one upon whom the Angels send
blessings, becomes from amongst the dwellers of Jannat.’ Subhaan’Allah!
Indeed Durood is the path to Jannat, meaning that our Nabi Kareem
holds the keys to Jannah by Allah’s Will.

A Noor on Pul Siraat by Durood Sharif

Firstly, let us understand what is Pul Siraat? Pul Siraat (The Bridge) is
Haq. This is a bridge that is constructed over the fire of Hell. It is thinner
than hair and sharper than a sword. This is the only route that can be
taken to enter Jannat. The Beloved Rasool will be the first to cross the
Pul Siraat followed by all the Ambia and Mursaleen السلام عليهم. Thereafter,
followed by the Ummat of the Beloved Rasool and then the Ummats of
all the other Prophets. One will pass over Pul Siraat as per his deeds.
Some will pass over with swiftness of the flash of lightning. Some will
pass over like wind traveling at high speeds. Some will pass over as fast
as birds whilst others will pass over with the speed of a fast horse. Some
will pass over with the speed of a running man whilst others will do so
dragging themselves on their bottoms. There will also be those who will
pass over as slow as ants. There are two massive iron rods with curved
ends like hooks on either side of Pul Siraat. They will seize whomsoever
they have been commanded to seize. Some of those seized will be
severely wounded, but will still manage to cross over Pul Siraat, whilst
others will be plunged by them into the fire of hell. Whilst all will be
struggling to pass over Pul Siraat, our pure master, the intercessor for the
sinful Hazrat Muhammad will be waiting on the other end of Pul Siraat
praying for his Ummah to pass safely. He will be saying

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O Allah
grant them safe passage. The Beloved Rasool said, ‘For the one who
sends Durood upon me, there will be a Noor on Pul Siraat, and the
possessor of Noor on Pul Siraat will not enter Jahannam.’

Nabi Kareem said, “He who sends Durood upon me once, Allah will
send ten blessings upon him, and one who sends ten Durood upon me.
Allah will send one hundred blessings upon him, and one who sends one
hundred Durood upon me. Allah will send one thousand blessings upon
him, and the one who sends one thousand Durood upon me, Allah will
make his body Haraam upon the fire (of Hell), and Allah will keep him on
the True Word at the time of questioning in this world and in there
hereafter. Also, Allah will enter him into Jannat, and on the Day of
Qiyaamat, the Duroods which he sent upon me, will appear and its Noor
will brighten a distance of five hundred years on Pul Siraat, and for every
Durood (which he recited), Allah will bless him with a Palace in Jannat; be
this Durood more or less.” Subhaan’Allah!
Look at the blessing we receive by reciting Durood Shareef. May we be
sacrificed at the Sacred Feet of our Nabi. Ya Rasool’Allah! How
blessed we are that you have made us your slaves. Allahu Akbar!
Entrance into Jannat with Rasoolullah
It is reported from Ibn Abbas Radi Allahu anhuma that the Beloved
Rasool said,
“He who sends Durood upon me once, Allah will send ten Blessings upon
him, and one who sends ten Durood upon me, Allah will send one
hundred blessings upon him, and one who sends one hundred Durood
upon me, Allah will send one thousand blessings upon him, and the one

who sends one thousand Durood upon me, he will be shoulder to shoulder
with me at the Door of Jannat.”
Allahu Akbar! Look at the last part of this narration, ‘He will be shoulder
to shoulder with me at the Door of Jannat.’ Can we understand what this
means? Do we realize the honor and excellence being bestowed upon a
true believer who sends one thousand Durood upon Nabi Kareem ?
Have we realized that we will enter Jannat ul Firdaus shoulder to
shoulder, in other words, together with Rasoolullah? What greater
honor can an Ummati ask for, when he is honored with entering Jannat
with his Nabi! This is a guarantee because Nabi Kareem has said it
and there is not an iota of doubt in the word of our Nabi, for His
every word is Haq.

A Durood from the Bouquet of Durood Sharif

Here I will share with you a Durood Shareef and some insight about it as
well. This Durood Shareef has been mentioned in the world-renowned
Bouquet of Duroods, Dalaa’il ul Khayraat Shareef. This Durood has also
been mentioned in other narrations with slightly different words but with
the same essence.

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Allahum’ma Salle ‘Ala Sayyidina wa Maulana Muhammadin ‘Adada Ma
Dhakarahudh Dhaakiroon

O Allah, Send Durood upon our Leader and our Master Hazrat Muhammad, as much as those who have remembered him. (i.e. Sent Durood upon
him).

Allahum’ma Salle ‘Ala Sayyidina wa Maulana Muhammadin ‘Adada Ma
Ghafala ‘An Dhikrihil Ghaafiloon
O, Allah! Send Durood upon our Leader and our Master Hazrat Muhammad
as much as those who have neglected to remember him.
Subhaan’Allah!
It must be noted that in this Durood it shows that the reciter is asking
Allah to send Durood upon Nabi equal to all the people, because the
people are made up of those who send Durood and those who do not.
It is reported Abdullah ibn Abdul Hikm wherein he says, “I dreamt
Imam Shafi’i ؓ◌ and I asked him, ‘How has Almighty Allah treated you?’
So he said, ‘He was Merciful to me and forgave me. I was sent towards
Jannat fully adorned like a bridegroom, and flowers of Mercy were rained
upon me like a bridegroom.’ I asked, ‘Due to which reason have you
reached this excellence?’

He said, ‘Someone mentioned to me, you have received this honor
because you wrote this Durood Shareef in ‘Kitaab ur Risaala’’:

Wa Sall Allahu ‘Ala Muhammadin ‘Adada Ma Dhakarahudh Dhaakiroon wa
‘Adada Ma Ghafala ‘An Dhikrihil Ghaafiloon
Hazrat Abdullah ibn Abdul Hikm says, “In the morning I looked in ‘Kitaab
ur Risaala’ and I found the exact Durood Shareef written in it. Sayyiduna
Imam Ghazzali ؓ◌ writes in his Ihya, ‘It is reported from Abul Hasan Shafi’i
that I was blessed with seeing the Beloved Rasool in my dream and I
said, ‘Ya Rasool’Allah, Imam Shafi’i has written in his Kitaab ur
Risaala’:

Wa Sall Allahu ‘Ala Muhammadin ‘Adada Ma Dhakarahudh Dhaakiroon wa
‘Adada Ma Ghafala ‘An Dhikrihil Ghaafiloon
(Ya Rasool’Allah ) What (special) reward has been afforded to him for
this on your behalf?’ He said, ‘He has been blessed with this reward on
my behalf that, he will not have to stand for any accountability (i.e. He
will be entered into Jannat without accountability)’.” Subhaan’Allah!

Leave alone all the services and great works of Imam Shafi’i ؓ◌. He has
been blessed with Jannat and such excellence in the hereafter because of
writing one blessed Durood Shareef. Allahu Akbar!
Hence, we should always make sure that we write Durood Shareef when
we write the blessed name of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah.
Angels at The Rauda Shareef
Ibn Mubaarak, Ibn Abid Danya, and Abu Nu’aim have reported from Hazrat
Ka’ab Ahbaar ؓ◌, that once he had gone to visit Hazrat A’isha Siddiqa Radi
Allahu anha. During their conversation, they began to speak about the
Beloved Rasool, so Hazrat Ka’ab Ahbaar ؓ◌ said,
“Every day at the time of the commencement of dawn; seventy thousand
Angels descend upon the Rauda e Mubaarak of Nabi, and they
envelope the Rauda Mubaarak. They then lower their wings and present
Durood and Salaams in the Court of Nabi Kareem. In the evening,
these Angels return and the same amount of Angels descend again (as
they leave) and they present Durood and Salaam, (and this will continue)
until the time when Nabi e Akram will exit from his Blessed Rauda
Shareef, then at this time seventy thousand Angels will be there to
honor him.”

Explaining this beautiful scene, Imam e Ahle Sunnat Aala Hazrat Ash Shah
Imam Ahmed Raza Khan ؓ◌ so beautifully says the above in a single
stanza,
Sat’tar Hazaar Subho Satar Hazaar Shaam
Yun Bandagi Zulf o Rukh Aatho Pehar ki He
Seventy thousand in the morning, seventy thousand in the evening
In Servitude, to his blessed locks and Sacred Face,
Throughout the day (and night)
Blessings Equal to Raindrops

Allahum’ma Salle ‘Ala Sayyidina Muhammadin ‘Adada Kul’li Qatratin
Qatarat min Samawaatika ila Ardika Miy-yawmi Khalaqtad-duniya ila
Yawmil Qiyaamati Fi Kul’li Yawmin Alfa Mar’ratin
O Allah, send Durood upon our Master Hazrat Muhammad, equivalent
to the amount of all the (rain) drops which have fallen from Your skies
onto Your earth, from the day that You created the World, until the Day
of Qiyaamat, one thousand times every day. Subhaan’Allah!

Since this beautiful Durood Shareef speaks about sending Durood Shareef
equivalent to the raindrops, I want to share with you the reality of rain.
Have you thought about how rain comes down onto the earth? I am sure
that many of us will think about the evaporation process as explained by
science. Now let me try to explain rain in the words of the pious:
Imam Ibn Abi Haatim and Abush-Shaykh have reported from Hazrat Ibn
Abbas Radi Allahu anhuma that he said, ‘Indeed, Allah sends the wind
that acquires the water from the sky and then moves ahead, like a camel
which gives milk.’
Abush-Shaykh reports from Hazrat Hasan Basri ؓ◌ that he was asked;
‘Does the rain come from the clouds or from the sky?’ He replied, ‘From
the sky, as clouds are only a kind of smoke (vapour), onto which water
from the sky descends.’
Hazrat Abush-Shaykh and Ibn Haatim report from Khalid bin Ma’daan ؓ◌
that he said, ‘Rain is that water which falls from under the Arsh and then
passes from one sky to the next, until it reaches the first sky and then
gathers at a place which is called, ‘Al Ayzam’. The black cloud enters this
place and then soaks up this water, like a sponge soaks water, then Allah
sends it to where ever He Wills.’

Special Blessings of Durood Sharif

We have already explained earlier that a person who sends Durood in
abundance upon Nabi will be blessed with special closeness to Nabi e
Akram. The blessed scholars have said that a person who sends
Durood abundantly upon Nabi e Akram will receive such closeness due
too many reasons, amongst which one reason is:
“He attained closeness to Nabi by virtue of sending Durood upon him, which is regarded as a manner of serving him (i.e. Making
khidmat), just as Nabi said to Hazrat Ali bin Muwaffaq ؓ◌ when he
performed Hajj on behalf of Nabi. He saw Nabi in his dream and
Nabi said to him, ‘this is one of your services. On the day of Qiyaamat,
I will bless you with the reward for it. When the people will be facing the
difficulties of accountability (Hisaab), then on the Maydaan e Mahshar
(Plains of Reckoning) I will hold you by your hand and enter you into
Jannat’.”
Blessing Attained by Writing Durood Shareef
after the Name of Rasoolullah
Here we will present narrations pertaining to the importance of writing
Durood Shareef after writing the blessed name of Nabi Kareem or
when referring to Nabi by his blessed attributes and titles.

Ibn Asaakir ؓ◌ reported from Abdullah bin Saleh Sufi that someone saw a
Muhad’dith in their dream, so he asked, ‘How are you?’ He replied,
‘Almighty Allah pardoned me because I consistently wrote Durood after
the name of Rasoolullah in my books’.
Hafiz bin Abdullah reported, ‘I dreamt Abu Zar’aa engrossed in Namaaz
with the Mala’ika on the sky of the earth (first sky), so I asked, ‘How were
you blessed with this excellence?’ He replied, ‘I wrote 100 000 (one
hundred thousand) Hadith with my own hands, and in every Hadith I
wrote full Durood Shareef on Rasoolullah and Huzoor said, ‘One
who recites Durood upon me once, Almighty Allah will send down tenfold
Mercy upon him’.’
The Harmful Effects of abbreviating Durood
Shareef
After reading the above-mentioned narration, you would have realized
how many blessings was attained by the Muhad’dith, because he always
wrote the Durood after the name of Rasoolullah in his books.
Nowadays we find many people who do not write the full Durood after
they write the Name of Rasoolullah. They write abbreviations. You
will find them designing a beautiful poster and finding space to write
everything else, but when it comes to writing Durood Shareef, they
abbreviate it. Even in books nowadays, people just use abbreviations
instead of the actual Durood. They have the habit of writing (s.a.w.) or
(a.s.) or (r.a.) etc. instead of writing the entire Durood Shareef. This has

been declared as disallowed and impermissible by the learned Scholars of
Islam. Aala Hazrat Ash Shah Imam Ahmed Raza Khan ؓ◌ and the other
learned scholars of the Ahle Sunnat have mentioned that Durood such as
should not be written in short but rather in full. They have said that
to write in short is impermissible.
Imam Jalaalud’deen Suyuti ؓ◌ says, ‘The first person who did this, (in
other words) wrote the Durood as an abbreviation, had his hands cut off.’
Allama Sayyid Tahtawi says in the Haashia of Durr e Mukhtar that it is
from Fatawa Tatar Khania as follows: ‘One who writes Durood and Salaam
in such an abbreviated way for any Nabi is an infidel, as it is to make small
(shorten) and to do so for the Ambia is Kufr.’
It is mentioned in Fatawa Africa that this law of kufr only applies to those
who intentionally do this, with the intent of belittling the Ambia
Alaihimus Salaam. It is mentioned that those who write abbreviations
today generally do this out of sheer laziness or just to abbreviate, so the
law of kufr does not apply to them, but it is an action that causes one to
lose great blessings and is a sign of deprivation. It is also mentioned in
Fatawa Africa, ‘The Pen (writing) is also a dialect.’
Allama Tahtawi says, ‘When writing, to write the abbreviation of it ‘’ is
Makruh, rather it should be written completely with its splendor.’

Thus, it is of utmost importance that we refrain from writing
abbreviations for Durood Shareef and make the effort to write the Durood
Shareef in full. Why should we deprive ourselves of the Mercy of Allah
and instead earn the wrath of Allah? May Allah protect us from all our
shortcomings and allow us the Taufiq to accept our weaknesses and
shortcomings. May we be blessed with hearts that accept the truth and
may we be blessed with the gift of sincere repentance. Aameen.
Our Durood in the Hereafter
Our Durood Shareef will earn us great blessings in the Aakhira, even
before we pass from this world. Sending Durood Shareef upon Nabi
and even remembering the Angel of Death by sending blessings upon him
makes us close to the ‘Angel of Death’, and hence our last moments will be
with peace. Hazrat Abu Zar’aa reported that Najeeb ibn Abi Ubaid said to
me, ‘I saw Malak ul Maut (The Angel of Death) in my dream, wherein he
was saying, ‘Say to your father that he should recite Durood upon me, so
that I may be gentle upon him.’ I mentioned this to my father and he said
to me, ‘O my son! I am even closer to Malak ul Maut than I am to your
mother.’

A Throne in the Skies Durood Sharif

We should also make it habitual to commence and end our Mehfils with
Durood Shareef, and always try to invite people towards Righteousness
(Haq) and educate them to stay away from deviant ways.

Abul Hasan Sha’raani says that he saw Mansur bin Am’maar in his dream
after he passed away. He asked him, ‘How has Allah treated you?’ He
said, ‘Allah asked me, ‘Are you Mansur bin Am’maar?’ I said, ‘Yes.’ He
then asked, ‘Were you the one who used to try to draw people towards
piety and towards the love of the hereafter?’ I said, ‘O my Rub! That is
how it was and whenever I sat in any gathering, I started it with your Zikr, and thereafter I would send Durood upon Your Nabi and thereafter I
would try to advise Your servants.’
Almighty Allah said, ‘My servant has spoken the truth. A place for him a
Chair (Throne) in the skies so that he may Praise and glorify me in the
skies, just as he did whilst in the world’.’
The Blessed Ziyaarah of Rasoolullah
If you wish to attain the special benefits and blessings in this world and in
the hereafter, you should send Durood Shareef in abundance upon Nabi
Kareem. One of the great Imams of his era, who is known as Shaykh e
Akbar, Shaykh Muhiyud’deen Ibn e Arabi ؓ◌ mentions,
‘Those who claim to truly love and honor the Beloved Rasool should
increase the recitation of Durood Shareef with patience and
determination, until through the special mercy of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah
, they are blessed with the honor of making his blessed Ziyaarah (i.e.
seeing him).’

This statement of Shaykh Ibn e Arabi holds a special secret. It is basically
informing us that if you continue to recite Durood Shareef as often as
possible with true love and sincerity, then Insha Allah, the Beloved
Rasool will shower his special mercy and blessings upon you, and you
will be blessed with seeing his radiant and Holy Presence.
Indeed, Shaykh Ibn e Arabi has spoken the truth. May we all be blessed
with seeing the Mubaarak Face of Nabi before we leave this worldly
abode. Aameen.

Our Nabi hears our Durood Sharif

There are those who try to confuse and mislead the Believers by telling
them that the Beloved Rasool cannot hear their Durood Shareef.
These deviants try to play with the minds of unsuspecting Muslims. They
say that there is an Angel at the Sacred Grave of Rasoolullah which
receives the Durood Shareef, hence if the Prophet was hearing our
Durood Shareef, what need is there for an Angel to receive the Durood?
This is sheer ignorance. It does not mean that if an Angel is appointed
there to receive the Durood Shareef, the Beloved Nabi is not aware of
our Durood. The Angel is there to show the excellence of Durood and to
serve as a Khaadim (servant) at the Court of Rasoolullah.

Durood and Hazrat Musa Alaihis Salaam

Almighty Allah sent Wahi to Hazrat Musa Alaihis Salaam, ‘O Musa! Just as
your speech is close to your tongue, your thoughts are close to your
heart, your soul is close to your body, and the light of your vision is close
to your eyes, do you wish that I may become closer to you than all of
this?’ Hazrat Musa Alaihis Salaam said, ‘Yes (O Allah).’ Almighty Allah
said, ‘(O Musa) Then send Durood in abundance upon Muhammad
Mustafa .’
The Beloved Rasool said, ‘I personally hear the Durood of those who
truly love me, and I recognize them as well.’
Forty Special Benefits in Reciting Durood
I will now attempt to share with you some of the Special Benefits of
Durood Shareef as mentioned by Shaykh Muhaq’qiq Shaykh Abdul Haq
Muhad’dith Delhvi in his distinguished ‘Madarijun Nubuiwat’:

  1. To send Durood e Paak upon Nabi Kareem is the source of all blessings and radiance, and the key to the Doors of Good fortune and all Goodness.
  2. For the Awliyah, and to those on the Path of Sulook, Durood Shareef is their great success and the means of attaining forgiveness and countless Blessings.
  3. Durood Shareef is a Perfect Spiritual Guide and a True Mentor to the reciter.
  4. Durood Shareef is the most effective manner of attaining closeness to Nabi.
  5. Recitation of Durood brings one to the level of recognizing the Hidden Realities and attaining a special closeness to Allah.
  6. The sincere reciter will first get to see the Beloved Rasool in his dream and then whilst awake.
  7. Reciting Durood Shareef in abundance causes a Noor (special Light) to be born in the heart, through which the paths of Shariat and Tariqat are easily visible.
  8. The Special Blessings of Nabi are attained without any means.
  9. The continuous recitation of Durood Shareef is more exalted than the continuous recitation of the Best Dhikr.
  10.  There are mediation and assistance in Durood that is attained by way of its recitation.
  11. When going for Hajj and Ziyaarah there is no practice more valuable than Durood Shareef.
  12. By reciting Durood in abundance one is able to visualize the Beloved Nabi.
  13. After the Fard Actions, there is no Ibaadat more virtuous than Durood Shareef.
  14. The Reward for sincerely reciting Durood Shareef is equivalent to being present in twenty battles, and to freeing ten slaves.
  15. On the Day of Qiyaamat, Nabi Kareem will personally testify on behalf of one who sincerely recited Durood Shareef.
  16. On the Day of Qiyaamat, one who sincerely recites Durood Shareef will be blessed with meeting Nabi Kareem and shaking His Blessed Hands.
  17. ll the worldly and Deeni issues of one who sincerely recites Durood Shareef will be in the care of Nabi and He will be the ‘Administrator’ of his affairs.
  18. Durood Shareef suffices as a means to fulfill all needs and to remove all calamities, and as the Kafara (expiation) for sins.
  19. Durood is the equivalent of Sadaqa, but actually, it is more virtuous than Sadaqa.
  20. Durood Shareef removes illnesses and anxiety. It is also beneficial in hunger and thirst.
  21. Reciting Durood frees one from the shackles of false accusations.
  22. The Sincere reciter attains the pleasure and closeness to Allah Almighty and even the Angels look towards him with love.
  23. Due to the sincere recitation of Durood Shareef, wealth is purified and there is Barkat in wealth.
  24. Barkat (Blessings) flows in the wealth and children of the sincere reciter and in their descendants for forty generations.
  25. A sincere reciter receives salvation from the hardships and fears of the Day of Qiyaamat.
  26. Reciting Durood Shareef sincerely saves one from the fitna (strife) of the Duniya (world) and eases one’s last moments at the time of death.
  27. Reciting Durood Shareef sincerely helps one to find lost items and remember forgotten information.
  28.  The one who sincerely recites Durood is recognized amongst the Angels as ‘Generous’.
  29. A gathering in which Durood is recited becomes so fragrant that its fragrance ascends to the Arsh, which can be sensed by the Angels in the Heights of the Heavens.
  30. The Pul Siraat will be glowing with Noor for the sincere reciter of Durood and he will pass over it in the blink of an eye.
  31. Nabi personally replies to the Durood of the one who sincerely sends Durood upon him, and He makes Dua for his goodness and this alone is the bouquet of countless blessings and benefits.
  32. The Kiraaman Kaatibeen (Angels on our left and right) do not record any sins for three days, of a person who recites Durood sincerely; and those who slander and backbite against him are blocked from this.
  33. On the Day of Qiyaamat, the sincere reciter of Durood will be in the A shade of the Arsh.
  34.  On the burning planes of Qiyaamat, the sincere reciter of Durood will be safe from thirst.
  35. Through the Barkat of Durood Shareef, the plate of the scale carrying good deeds will be heavier, meaning one’s good deeds will be more.
  36. To recite Durood Shareef is to be grateful to Allah, so the blessings
    attained through it are more.
  37. There is no fixed amount as to how much Durood one should recite. You should read so many that you become shaded in the beautiful shades of Durood. Try not to read less than 1000 Durood and if you are not able to do this, at least recite 100 after every Salaah.
  38. Through the Barkat of Durood, all the evil schemes of your enemies will become weak like the single strand of a spider’s web.
  39. One who sincerely recites Durood will easily fulfill the needs of his family and children. Even if he earns little, it will have immense Barkat.
  40.  Without Durood Shareef, your Dua and Salaah are not accepted. Durood Shareef is the staircase to the Doors of Acceptance.

A Special Gift

There are a special gift and blessing that Allah has blessed us with; a
blessing which is the coolness of our eyes and the tranquility to our
hearts. It is a blessing that softens the hardness of our hearts and blows a
new breath of life into our spiritual enthusiasm. It opens for us the Doors
of Mercy and saves us from the fire of Hell. What is this blessed
recitation that makes such a great difference in the life of a true believer?
After reading this entire book and reaching this point of the Book, you
would have realized by now that we are talking about the beautiful
recitation which we call, ‘Durood Shareef’.

Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique ؓ◌ states, ‘The recitation of Durood Shareef
upon the Beloved Rasool is more effective in washing away sins and
cleansing them, compared to a fire that is being extinguished with cold
water; and to send Durood upon Nabi is more virtuous than freeing
slaves.’ Continue sending Durood and Salaams upon the Beloved Rasool
. It changes the condition of our hearts, granting us peace, tranquillity
and Light, causing the heart to become a radiant chamber of spiritual
blessings.

 

 

 

 

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