Reciting Durood When Awakening for Tahajjud Salaah

عن سيدنا عبد الله بن مسعود قال: يضحك الله إلى رجلين رجل لقي العدو وهو على فرس من أمثل خيل أصحابه فانهزموا وثبت فإن قتل استشهد وان بقي فذلك الذي يضحك الله إليه ورجل قام في جوف الليل لا يعلم به أحد فتوضأ فأسبغ الوضوء ثم حمد الله ومجده وصلى على النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم واستفتح القرآن فذلك الذي يضحك الله إليه يقول انظروا إلى عبدى قائما لا يراه أحد غيري (عمل اليوم والليلة، الرقم: ٨٦٧، وسنده صحيح كما في القول البديع صـ ٣٧٦)

Hazrat Abdullah bin Mas’ood (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) mentioned, “Allah Ta‘ala becomes pleased with two people. The first is the person who encounters the enemy while mounted on the best of horses among his companions. His companions are then defeated while he remains firm and he perseveres. If he is killed then he attains martyrdom, and if he survives then he is the person with whom Allah Ta‘ala is pleased. The second is the person who stands during the night (before Allah  Ta‘ala  to perform tahajjud salaah) without anyone aware of him awakening to perform salaah. He performs a complete and perfect wudhu and thereafter praises Allah Ta‘ala and glorifies Him, and recites Durood upon Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). He then commences the recitation of the Quraan Majeed. This is the person with whom Allah Ta‘ala becomes pleased. Allah Ta‘ala says regarding him, ‘Look at My servant who is standing (in salaah) while nobody is seeing him (perform salaah) besides Me.’”

Hazrat Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu)’s Deep Love and Memories of Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)

One night, Hazrat Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was on his security patrol when he saw a light and heard a sound coming from a house. He found an old lady in it spinning wool and singing a few couplets with the following meaning:

عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَاةُ الْأَبْرَارْ ** صَلَّى عَلَيْكَ الْمُصْطَفَوْنَ الْأَخْيَارْ

“May Allah Ta’ala accept the prayers of the pious and the elect, seeking blessings for Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).

قَدْ كُنْتَ قَوَّامًا بَكِيَّ الْأَسْحَارْ

“O messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), you worshipped each night, and you wept before the dawning of each day.

يَا لَيْتَ شِعْرِي وَالْمَنَايَا أَطْوَارْ ** هَلْ تَجْمَعُنِي وَحَبِيبِي الدَّار

“I wish to know if I could be together with my beloved (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), for death comes in different states (of mind) And I do not know how I shall die.”

On hearing these couplets, Hazrat Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) sat down, weeping in love and memory of Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). (Az-zuhd War-Raqaaiq #1024)


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