Hadhrat Jaabir (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Whoever recites durood one hundred times upon me daily, Allah Ta’ala will fulfil one hundred of his needs, seventy of the hereafter and thirty of this world.
Giving Preference to the hair of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)
Abu Hafs Samarqandi (Rahimahullah) writes in his book ‘Rownaqul Majaalis’, “In Balkh there lived an extremely wealthy merchant. When he passed away, his two sons divided his estate equally among themselves. Among the inheritance were three strands of hair of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). After each brother taking one hair, the elder brother suggested that the third hair be cut in half, so that each may be able to equally share the third hair. However, the younger brother was overcome with grief and distress upon hearing this suggestion and thus exclaimed, “The blessed hair of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) shall never be cut.” The elder brother then suggested, “Will it please you that the three strands of hair come to you as your portion of the inheritance, while I take the rest of the estate?” The younger brother agreed to this with great pleasure and satisfaction. Thus the elder brother had acquired all the wealth that the father had left behind, while the younger brother had the three strands of hair. The younger brother kept those mubaarak strands of hair with him all the time. Very often, he would take them out, look at them and recite durood upon Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam).
It was not long thereafter that the elder brother lost all his wealth, while the younger brother became extremely wealthy. After some time when the younger brother had passed away, a pious person had seen a dream wherein Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) appeared before him and said, “If any person has a need, he should proceed to the grave of this person, and beg Allah Ta’ala to fulfil his need.”
يَا رَبِّ صَلِّ وَ سَلِّم دَائِمًا أَبَدًا عَلَى حَبِيبِكَ خَيرِ الخَلْقِ كُلِّهِمِ