The Virtues and Blessings of Reciting Durood upon Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)

This entry is part 1 of 46 in the series Virtues of Durood and Salaam

Dome 2بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم الحمد لله رب العالمين والصلاة والسلام على أشرف الأنبياء والمرسلين سيدنا ومولانا محمد وآله وصحبه اجمعين وبعد:

All praise is due to Allah Ta’ala. May the choicest durood (salutations) and salaam (peace) descend upon the noblest of Ambiyaa and Rasuls, our master and leader, Hazrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and upon his blessed household and all his illustrious companions.

It is the belief of every believer that those who enjoy the highest rank after Allah Ta’ala are the Ambiyaa (may Allah Ta’ala’s choicest blessings rain upon them), and from among the galaxy of Ambiyaa, the highest in rank and status is Hazrat Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). Not only was Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) sent to this ummah as the final messenger of Allah Ta’ala and the seal of prophethood, but he was also the leader of all the Ambiyaa and Rasuls of the past.

Allah Ta’ala’s love for Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) can be easily gauged from the style and manner in which Allah Ta’ala has addressed him in many places of the Holy Qur’an. The honour conferred to Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) by Allah Ta’ala on the occasion of Me’raj was an honour not enjoyed by any other Messenger of the past. Furthermore, when Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) will be ushered into the court of Allah Ta’ala on the day of Qiyaamah to the esteemed pedestal of maqaam mahmood so that he may intercede for the entire humanity, his distinct position will be envied by all the Ambiyaa and Rasuls and their nations.

The blessings and virtues of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) are so immense and incredible that it is impossible for anyone to enumerate them all.

Undoubtedly, Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is the greatest of Allah Ta’ala’s creation. It is the greatest honour for every ummati of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) to be linked to him, the Imaam of all the Ambiyaa of Allah Ta’ala.  Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is the source of hidaayat (guidance) for humanity at large, for it was none other than Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) who had shown us the path of guidance, through which we can earn success in this world and eternal bliss and salvation in the Hereafter. The ability of worshipping and recognizing Allah Ta’ala correctly, and simultaneously fulfilling the rights of fellow humans, also depends entirely upon emulating the teachings of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam).

Furthermore, when we study the mubaarak life of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), we realize that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) possessed intense love for not only his family and Sahaabah, but for every ummati till the day of Qiyaamah. The perpetual concern and overwhelming anxiety that Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) had for every ummati is inconceivable and unimaginable.

A person will generally honor and show importance to people according the favors that he enjoys from them. Hence, one will show utmost respect and honor to his parents, as they were the means through which he entered the world. Similarly, one will honor his Ustaad, as his ustaad was the means for him learning Deen. However, the absolute greatest favor and privilege that every ummati enjoys is that of Deen, and it was Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) who was the means of Deen reaching us. Therefore, he should be shown the greatest love and obedience from all Allah Ta’ala’s creation.

Among the rights that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) possesses over us is that we obey him in all that he has commanded, we lead a life in total conformity to his mubaarak Sunnah, and we continuously recite durood and salaam upon him, as we are instructed by Allah Ta’ala in the Holy Qur’an:

إِنَّ اللَّـهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا صَلُّوا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوا تَسْلِيمًا

Allah and His angels send blessings upon the Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). O you who believe! Send durood and salaam upon him.

Each ummati has the greatest love of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) within his heart, however due to worldly involvement, he forgets to take out time to recite durood upon Rasulullah (Sallahu Alayhi Wasallm). Hence, this book was prepared with the aim of rekindling the love of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) within our hearts and with the aim of creating the motivation to send Durood upon him and follow his mubaarak sunnah in all facets of our lives.

We make Duaa to Allah Ta’ala that he accept this humble effort and make it a means of us being blessed with the intercession of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) and His mubaarak company in the Hereafter.

يَا رَبِّ صَلِّ وَ سَلِّمْ دَائِمًا أَبَدًا عَلَى حَبِيبِكَ خَيْرِ الْخَلْقِ كُلِّهِمِ

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