Forty Durood – Durood 40

This entry is part of 40 in the series Forty Durood

green domeﺑِﺴْﻢِ اﷲِ وَاﻟﺴﱠﻼمُ ﻋَﻠَﻰ رَﺳُﻮْلِ اﷲِ

 I begin in the name of Allah Ta’ala, and may peace descend upon the Messenger of Allah Ta’ala.

Hadhrat Talha (Radhiyallahu Anhu) in the Battle of Uhud

Hadhrat Zubayr bin Awwaam (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) wore two suits of armour on his mubaarak body in the battle of Uhud. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) intended climbing a rock during the battle, but was unable to do so. He therefore requested Hadhrat Talha (Radhiallahu Anhu) to sit, and with his assistance he climbed the rock. Hadhrat Zubayr (Radhiallahu Anhu) says that I heard Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) say: “It has become waajib for Talha. (i.e. Jannah or the intercession of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam).”

In the battle of Uhud, Hadhrat Talha (Radhiallahu Anhu) very bravely accompanied and protected Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). Whenever the Sahaabah discussed the battle of Uhud, they would say that this day belonged to Hadhrat Talha (Radhiallahu Anhu). Hadhrat Talha (Radhiallahu Anhu) shielded Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) with his body. He received more than eighty wounds on his body, yet he did not leave the side of Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), even though his hand had become paralyzed. (Shamaail Tirmizi with Khasaail Nabawi)

أَحسن منكَ لَم تَرَ قَطُّ عَينِي                وَأجْمَل مِنْكَ لَمْ تَلِدِ النّسَاءُ

خُلِقْتَ مُبَرَّأً مِنْ كُلّ عَيبٍ                     كَأَنّكَ قَدْ خُلِقْتَ كَمَا تَشَاءُ 

Better than you no eye has ever seen, More beautiful than you no woman has given birth to

You have been created free from any defect, As if you were created like how you desired.

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

Forty Durood – Durood 1

This entry is part 1 of 40 in the series Forty Durood

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ﺳَﻼمٌ ﻋَﻠَﻰ ﻋِﺒَﺎدِﻩِ اﻟﱠﺬِﻳْﻦَ اﺻْﻄَﻔَﻰ ﺳَﻼمٌ ﻋَﻠَﻰ اﻟـْﻤُﺮْﺳَﻠِﻴْﻦ َ

 

اﻟﻠﻬُﻢﱠ ﺻَﻞﱢ ﻋَﻠَﻰ ﻣُﺤَﻤﱠﺪٍ وﱠ ﻋَﻠَﻰ ﺁلِ ﻣُﺤَﻤﱠﺪٍ وﱠ أَﻧــْﺰِﻟْﻪُ اﻟْﻤَﻘْﻌَﺪَ اﻟْﻤُﻘَﺮﱠبَ ﻋِﻨْﺪَكَ (الطبراني)

 O Allah, shower your choicest durood (blessings) on Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and upon the family of Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), and grant him the lofty position of maqaam-e-mahmood on the day of Qiyaamah.

 

A Benefit of Reciting Durood

In Roudhul Faa’iq, Sufyaan Thauri (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) relates: “Once when performing Tawaaf, I saw a man doing the same. Throughout his entire Tawaaf , he was only reciting durood upon Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) at every step, and did not recite any tasbeeh, tahleel etc. When I asked him the reason, he replied: “And who are you?” I replied: “I am Sufyaan Thauri.” He then said: “Had you not been the only scholar of your calibre, I would not have revealed something which is my secret. My father and I went for Hajj. Enroute my father fell ill. While I was doing my utmost to treat him, he suddenly passed away, and his whole face turned black.” This distressed me greatly (and seeing that this was a bad sign) I said, “Inna lillah.”

I then covered his face with a cloth. Soon thereafter my eyes closed and I fell off to sleep in this sorrow. In a vision I saw a man approaching. I had never seen a man as handsome as he, clothes as clean as his, and a fragrance as sweet as his. He approached in haste, removed the cloth from my father’s face, and put his hand over his face. Immediately the face turned white. As he was about to depart, I held onto him and asked, “May Allah Ta’ala have mercy upon you. Please tell me who are you, for Allah Ta’ala has shown mercy to my father in his great need because of you.” He replied: “Do you not recognize me? I am Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), the son of Abdullah, the person of the Qur’an. Your father was a very great sinner, but he always recited durood upon me abundantly. Hence, when through his sins, evils descended on him, I saw his great need and hastened to assist him, as I do for all those who recite durood upon me.” (Fazaail Durood)  

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

Forty Durood – Durood 2

This entry is part 2 of 40 in the series Forty Durood

green domeاﻟﻠﻬُﻢﱠ رَبﱠ هَﺬِﻩِ اﻟﺪﱠﻋْﻮَةِ اﻟْﻘَﺂﺋِﻤَﺔِ وَاﻟﺼﱠﻠَﻮةِ اﻟﻨﱠﺎﻓِﻌَﺔِ ﺻَﻞﱢ ﻋَﻠَﻰ ﻣُﺤَﻤﱠﺪٍ وَارْضَ ﻋَﻨﱢﻰ رِﺿًﺎ ﻻَ ﺗـَﺴْﺨَﻂُ ﺑَﻌْﺪَﻩُ أَﺑَﺪًا

O Allah, Rabb of this lasting call and this beneficial duaa, confer Your special blessings upon Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and bless me with Your everlasting pleasure after which You would never be displeased with me.

Seeking Freedom from the Fire of Jahannum

Once one Bedouin visited the grave of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and said: “O Allah, You have commanded that slaves be set free. Here lies Your most beloved Messenger and here stands Your slave at the final resting place of Your Messenger. I beseech You, set free this humble slave from the fire of Hell.” From the unseen a voice was heard saying, “For yourself alone did you ask freedom, why not on behalf of all mankind? We have set you free from the fire of Jahannum.” (Fazaail Madinah)

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

Forty Durood – Durood 3

This entry is part 3 of 40 in the series Forty Durood

green domeاﻟﻠﻬُﻢﱠ ﺻَﻞﱢ ﻋَﻠَﻰ ﻣُﺤَﻤﱠﺪٍ ﻋَﺒْﺪِكَ وَ رَﺳُﻮْﻟِﻚَ وَﺻَﻞﱢ ﻋَﻠَﻰ اﻟـْﻤُﺆْﻣِﻨِﻴْﻦَ وَ اﻟـْﻤُﺆْﻣِﻨَﺎتِ  وَ اﻟـﻤُﺴْﻠِﻤِﻴْﻦَ وَ اﻟـﻤُﺴْﻠِﻤَﺎتِ

O Allah, send your choicest blessings upon Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) your slave and messenger, and descend blessings upon the believing men and women. 

The Duaa of a Bedouin

Isma’ee (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) narrates: Once a Bedouin stood in front of the grave of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) saying: “O Allah, here lies Your beloved. I am Your slave and Shaytaan is Your enemy. If You forgive me, Your beloved here shall be pleased, Your slave shall be successful and the heart of Your enemy will be displeased. O my Sustainer, if You do not forgive me, the heart of Your beloved will grieve, Your enemy will be overjoyed and this slave of Yours will be defeated. O Allah, it is a custom among the Arabs that whenever a great ruler among them passes away, they used to set free slaves besides his grave. O Allah, here lies the master among all the leaders and rulers, and here I stand as Your slave. O Allah, set me free from the fire of Jahannum.”

Isma’ee (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) says further: “Hearing the supplication of this Bedouin, I said to him, ‘O Arab, for that most appropriate supplication and manner of asking, Allah Ta’ala will definitely forgive your sins.” (Mawaahib) (Fazaail Madina)

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

Forty Durood – Durood 4

This entry is part 4 of 40 in the series Forty Durood

green domeاﻟﻠﻬُﻢﱠ ﺻَﻞﱢ ﻋَﻠَﻰ ﻣُﺤَﻤﱠﺪٍ وﱠﻋَﻠَﻰ ﺁلِ ﻣُﺤَﻤﱠﺪٍ وﱠﺑَﺎرِكْ ﻋَﻠَﻰ ﻣُﺤَﻤﱠﺪٍ وﱠﻋَﻠَﻰ ﺁلِ ﻣُﺤَﻤﱠﺪٍ وﱠارْﺣَﻢْ ﻣﱡﺤَﻤﱠﺪًا وَ ﺁلَ ﻣُﺤَﻤﱠﺪٍ كَمَا ﺻَﻠﱠﻴـْﺖَ وَﺑَﺎرَكْتَ وَرَﺣِﻤْﺖَ ﻋَﻠَﻰ إِﺑـْﺮَاهِﻴْﻢَ وَﻋَﻠَﻰ ﺁلِ إِﺑـْﺮَاهِﻴْﻢَ إِﻧﱠﻚَ ﺣَﻤِﻴْﺪٌ ﻣَﺠِﻴْﺪٌ (بيهقي)

O Allah, bestow Your special mercy upon Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), and  shower Your choicest blessings upon Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and shower Your special mercy upon Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam),  as You bestowed Your mercy, showered Your blessings, and showered Your special mercy upon Hadhrat Ebrahim (Alaihis Salaam) and the family of Hadhrat Ebrahim (Alaihis Salaam). Indeed You are praiseworthy and most glorious.

A story of Allamah Qastallani (Rahmatullahi Alaihi)

Allamah Qastallani (Rahmatullahi Alaihi), the famous scholar of Hadith writes in his kitaab ‘Mawaahib Ladunni’: “Once I became extremely ill that the doctors despaired for my health. For many years I remained in this condition. Then one day on the 28th of Jumaadul Ulaa 893 A.H. while in Makkah Mukarramah, I made duaa to Allah Ta’ala through the waseelah of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), that Allah Ta’ala heals me of my affliction. While I was asleep, I saw a vision in which I saw a man with a piece of paper  in his hand on which was written: ‘Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has commanded that this medicine be given to Ahmad bin Qastallani .’ When I awoke I found that no sign of my illness remained.” (Fazaail Madina)

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