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Duaa to Gain the Intercession of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)

This entry is part 45 of 46 in the series Virtues of Durood and Salaam

dome picعن عبد الله بن مسعود رضي الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم قال : ما من مسلم يقول إذا سمع النداء فيكبر المنادى فيكبر ثم يشهد أن لا إله إلا الله وأن محمدا رسول الله فيشهد على ذلك ثم يقول اللهم أعط محمدا الوسيلة واجعل في عليين درجته وفي المصطفين محبته وفي المقربين داره إلا وجبت له شفاعة النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم يوم القيامة (شرح معاني الآثار رقم 814)

Hadhrat Abdullah bin Mas’ood (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Whichever Muslim hears the azaan being called out, and replies to the takbeer of the muazzin by reciting takbeer, and replies to the shahaadat of the muazzin by reciting shahaadat, and thereafter he recites the following duaa, he will be granted the intercession of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) on the day of Qiyaamah:

اللهُمَّ أَعْطِ مُحَمَّدًا الْوَسِيلَةَ , وَاجْعَلْ فِي عِلِّيِّينَ دَرَجَتَهُ وَفِي الْمُصْطَفَينَ مَحَبَّتَهُ , وَفِي الْمُقَرَّبِينَ دَارَهُ

O Allah, bless Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) with waseela (the right of interceding for the entire creation on the day of Qiyaamah), and elevate his stages to the highest stage in illiyeen (in Paradise), and bless the hearts of Your chosen servants with his special love, and bless the extremely pious of Your servants with his companionship in the Hereafter.

The Barkat of Durood

The following story is related in “Nuzha”, “There was once a pious person who had fallen seriously ill due to not being able to pass urine. One night he had a dream that he was complaining to Shaikh Shahaabuddeen bin Raslaan (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) (who was a very famous saint and scholar) about the difficulty he was going through. In the dream, the sheikh told him, “How is it that you are ignorant of the cure for all diseases? Commence reciting Durood upon Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and Allah Ta’ala will bless you with shifaa. The sheikh then told him to recite the following durood:

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ وَ سَلِّم وَ بَارِك عَلَى رُوحِ سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ فِي الْاَرْوَاح وَ صَلِّ وَ سَلِّم عَلَى قَلبِ سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ فِي القُلُوبِ وَ صَلِّ وَسَلِّم عَلَى جَسَدِ سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ فِي الاَجْسَاد وَ صَلِّ وَ سَلِّم عَلَى قَبْرِ سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ فِي القُبُور

O Allah, from all souls (You have created), bestow Your special mercy, peace and blessings on the mubaarak soul of Hadhrat Sayyiduna Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), and from all the hearts (You have created), bestow Your special mercy and peace on the heart of Hadhrat Sayyiduna Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), and from all the bodies (You have created), bestow Your special mercy and peace upon the body of Hadhrat Sayyiduna Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), and from all the graves (of the creation), bestow Your special mercy and peace upon the grave of Hadhrat Sayyiduna Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam).

Upon awakening, the man continued reciting this durood, and very soon his illness had disappeared. (Fazaail Durood)

يَا رَبِّ صَلِّ وَ سَلِّم دَائِمًا أَبَدًا عَلَى حَبِيبِكَ خَيرِ الخَلْقِ كُلِّهِمِ

Sending Durood through Writing it

This entry is part 44 of 46 in the series Virtues of Durood and Salaam

dome-pic2عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله : من صلى علي في كتاب لم تزل الملائكة تستغفر له ما دام اسمي في ذلك الكتاب رواه الطبراني وغيره وروي من كلام جعفر بن محمد موقوفا عليه وهو أشبه و قال في كشف الخفاء رواه الطبراني في الأوسط وابن أبي شيبة والمستغفري في الدعوات بسند ضعيف (الترغيب و الترهيب رقم 157)  

Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Whoever sends durood upon me through writing the durood in a kitaab, the angels continue seeking forgiveness on his behalf as long as my name remains in that kitaab.

 

An Incident of a Face changing Colour

In Ihyaa Uloomiddeen, Imaam Ghazaali (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) relates this incident as told by Abdul Waahid bin Zaid Basri (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) who says: “I once went on a journey to perform Hajj. With me a certain person travelled as my companion. All the time, whether walking, sitting or standing, he continued to recite durood upon Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). I therefore asked him the reason for his abundant recitation of Durood. He replied: “When I performed my first Hajj, my father accompanied me. On our return, we reached one of the resting places and slept there. While we were there I had seen a dream that someone was telling me: “Wake up, your father has passed away and his face has turned black.” I woke up in great distress and when I removed the cloth from the face of my father, I discovered that he had indeed passed away and that his face was turning black. This filled me with great sorrow and I was overcome with fear. I fell asleep and again dreamt that four dark skinned men with iron rods, about to torment him, were sitting by his head. At that point a handsome man dressed in two green sheets passed by and chased these four men away. He then stroked the face of my father with his hands and said to me: “Rise up (and rejoice) for Allah Ta’ala has changed the colour of your father’s face. It is now white.” I said to him in great joy and happiness: “May my father and mother be sacrificed for you, who are you?” He replied: “My name is Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam).” Thereafter I never stopped reciting Durood upon Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). (Fazaail Durood)

يَا رَبِّ صَلِّ وَ سَلِّم دَائِمًا أَبَدًا عَلَى حَبِيبِكَ خَيرِ الخَلْقِ كُلِّهِمِ

The Harm of Neglecting to Recite Durood

This entry is part 43 of 46 in the series Virtues of Durood and Salaam

dome-pic2عن حسين بن علي رضي الله عنهما قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم من ذكرت عنده فخطىء الصلاة علي خطىء طريق الجنة  رواه الطبراني (الترغيب و الترهيب 2/507) (قال الهيثمي في مجمع الزوائد: رواه الطبراني و فيه بشير بن محمد الكندي وهو ضعيف

Husain bin Ali (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “The one in whose presence my name is mentioned and he left out reciting durood upon me, he has left out the path leading one to Paradise. 

 

The incident of Ibrahim bin Khawaas (Rahmatullahi Alaihi)

It is reported from “Nuzhatul Basaatin” that Ibrahim bin Khawaas (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) says: “Once while on a journey I felt such extreme thirst that I fell down unconscious. While I lay there, I felt someone sprinkling water on my face. When I opened my eyes, I saw a handsome young man on horseback near me. He gave me water to drink and begged me to accompany him. After having travelled for a little while, he asked me, “What do you see?” I replied, “This is Madina Tayyiba.” He then said: “You may descend here. Go the mubaarak grave of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and convey to him my salaams. Tell him that his brother Khidar has conveyed his salaams to him. (Fazaail Durood)

Recite Durood From Wherever you May Be

This entry is part 42 of 46 in the series Virtues of Durood and Salaam

dome-pic2عن أبى هريرة رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم لا تجعلوا بيوتكم قبورا ولا تجعلوا قبرى عيدا وصلوا على فإن صلاتكم تبلغنى حيث كنتم (ابو داود رقم 2044)

Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Do not make your homes into graveyards (i.e. Recite Qur’an and perform salaah in your home so that the home does not be a place void of Aa’maal as is the case of the graveyard), and do not make my grave a place of festivity, and recite durood upon me, for certainly your durood reaches me from wherever you may be.

A Benefit of Reciting Abundant Durood

In “Nuzhatul Majaalis”, the following incident is related: “Once a man went to visit a seriously ill person at the time when he was on the throes of death.  He asked the sick man, “How do you find the bitter pangs of death at this moment of departure?” He replied: “I do not feel any discomfort at all. I heard the Ulama mention that whoever recites abundant durood upon Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) will find himself safe from the discomfort of death at the moment of passing away.” (Fazaail Durood)

يَا رَبِّ صَلِّ وَ سَلِّم دَائِمًا أَبَدًا عَلَى حَبِيبِكَ خَيرِ الخَلْقِ كُلِّهِمِ

Manner of Making Duaa

This entry is part 41 of 46 in the series Virtues of Durood and Salaam

dome-pic2عن عبد الله رضي الله عنه قال : إذا أراد أحدكم أن يسأل فليبدأ بالمدحة والثناء على الله بما هو أهله ثم ليصل على النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم ثم ليسأل بعد فإنه أجدر أن ينجح (المعجم الكبير رقم 8780)

Hadhrat Abdullah bin Mas’ood (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports: “When any one of you wishes to supplicate before Allah Ta’ala in duaa, then begin by first glorifying Allah Ta’ala and praising Him with praises that are befitting His majesty and honour, then recite durood upon Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), and thereafter ask of Allah Ta’ala (whatever you desire). Certainly (by following this method of making duaa), one will be successful in getting his duaa answered.

 

Durood were Found to be More than Sins

A person had seen Abu Hafs Kaaghazi (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) in a dream after his death, and inquired as to what had happened to him. He said: “Verily Allah Ta’ala had mercy on me, forgave my sins and commanded that I be admitted into Paradise.” On asking him the reason for that, he answered, “When I appeared before Allah Ta’ala, the angels were commanded to count my durood upon Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasalam) and my sins. My durood were thus found to be more than my sins. Allah Ta’ala then commanded the angels: “O angels, let that be enough, let there be no further reckoning, take him into Paradise.” (Fazaail Durood)

يَا رَبِّ صَلِّ وَ سَلِّم دَائِمًا أَبَدًا عَلَى حَبِيبِكَ خَيرِ الخَلْقِ كُلِّهِمِ