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Virtues of Durood and Salaam

Three Unfortunate People

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

dome picعن كعب بن عجرة رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم احضروا المنبر فحضرنا فلما ارتقى درجة قال آمين فلما ارتقى الدرجة الثانية قال آمين فلما ارتقى الدرجة الثالثة قال آمين فلما نزل قلنا يا رسول الله لقد سمعنا منك اليوم شيئا ما كنا نسمعه قال إن جبريل عليه السلام عرض لي فقال بعد من أدرك رمضان فلم يغفر له قلت آمين فلما رقيت الثانية قال بعد من ذكرت عنده فلم يصل عليك فقلت آمين فلما رقيت الثالثة قال بعد من أدرك أبويه الكبر عنده أو أحدهما فلم يدخلاه الجنة قلت آمين  رواه الحاكم وقال صحيح الإسناد (الترغيب و الترهيب رقم 1479)

Hadhrat Ka’b bin Ujrah (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that on one occasion Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) asked the Sahaabah to come close to the mimbar. When we came close, Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) ascended the mimbar. When he ascended the first step he said “Aameen”. When he ascended the second step he said “Aameen”. When he ascended the third step he said “Aameen”. (When he descended from the mimbar after delivering the khutba) The Sahaabah (Radhialahu Anhum) enquired, “O Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), we heard you mention something today that we never hear from you before (i.e. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) saying ‘Aameen’ thrice while ascending the mimbar). Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “When I ascended the first step, Hadhrat Jibra’eel (Alaihis Salaam) appeared before me and said, “Woe to him who found the blessed month of Ramadhaan and let it pass without gaining forgiveness (i.e. he did not fulfil the rights of this month).” Upon that I said ‘Aameen’. (When I ascended the second step) he said “Woe to him before whom your name is mentioned and he does not recite durood upon you.” I replied, ‘Aameen’. (When I ascended the third step) he said, “Woe to that person in whose presence both parents or one of them attain old age (and through failure to serve them and fulfil their rights) is not allowed to enter Paradise.” I said ‘Aameen’.”

 

The Experience of Shaikh Abul Khair Aqtaa (Rahmatullahi Alaihi)

Shaikh Abul Khair Aqtaa (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) says: “When I came to Madinah Tayyiba and had spent five days there, I experienced poverty and difficulty. I therefore went to the mubaarak grave of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and greeted him, and also to the graves of Hadhrat Abu Bakr and Hadhrat Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhuma). I then said to Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), “O Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), today I want to be your guest.” Thereafter I left that spot and went to sleep behind the mimbar. In a dream I had seen Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) with Hadhrat Abu Bakr (Radhiyallahu Anhu) on his right, and Hadhrat Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhu) on his left, and Hadhrat Ali (Radhiallahu Anhu) in front of him. Hadhrat Ali (Radhiallahu Anhu) came to me and said: “Rise up, Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is coming.” I hastily rose from my resting place and kissed Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) between his eyes. He gave me some bread, from which I ate one half and kept the other half. When I woke up from the dream, the other half of the bread was still in my hand.” (Fazaail Durood)

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

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