عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ عَمْرِو بْنِ الْعَاصِ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُمَا، أَنَّهُ سَمِعَ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَقُولُ: إِذَا سَمِعْتُمُ الْمُؤَذِّنَ، فَقُولُوا مِثْلَ مَا يَقُولُ ثُمَّ صَلُّوا عَلَيَّ، فَإِنَّهُ مَنْ صَلَّى عَلَيَّ صَلَاةً صَلَّى الله عَلَيْهِ بِهَا عَشْرًا، ثُمَّ سَلُوا اللهَ لِيَ الْوَسِيلَةَ، فَإِنَّهَا مَنْزِلَةٌ فِي الْجَنَّةِ، لَا تَنْبَغِي إِلَّا لِعَبْدٍ مِنْ عِبَادِ اللهِ، وَأَرْجُو أَنْ أَكُونَ أَنَا هُوَ، فَمَنْ سَأَلَ لِي الْوَسِيلَةَ حَلَّتْ لَهُ الشَّفَاعَةُ (مسلم)
Hadhrat Abdullah ibn Amr ibnul Aas (Radhiallahu Anhuma) reports that he heard Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) saying: “Whenever you hear the muazzin calling out the azaan, then repeat the words of the azaan after him, thereafter recite durood upon me. Verily whoever recites durood upon me once, Allah Ta’ala sends ten blessings on him. Then supplicate to Allah Ta’ala to bless me with the honour of ‘waseela’ which is a lofty position and rank in Jannah which will be exclusively granted to one of Allah Ta’ala’s special servants. I earnestly hope that I am granted that position. And whoever supplicates to Allah Ta’ala to grant me the ‘waseela’, my intercession becomes compulsory for him.
In a hadith reported in Bukhaari it is mentioned, “Whoever hears the azaan and recites the following duaa, my intercession becomes compulsory for him:
اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّ هَذِهِ الدَّعْوَةِ التَّامَّةِ وَالصَّلَاةِ الْقَائِمَةِ آتِ مُحَمَّدًا الْوَسِيلَةَ وَالْفَضِيلَةَ وَابْعَثْهُ مَقَامًا مَحْمُودًا الَّذِي وَعَدْتَهُ) وزاد البيهقي في رواية إنَّكَ لَا تُخْلِفُ الميعَاد(
O Allah, Lord of this perfect call and of the established salaah, bestow upon Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) the ‘waseela’ and ‘Fadheela’(special grace), and grant him the “Maqaam Mahmood” (the honour of interceding to Allah Ta’ala to commence the reckoning on the day of Qiyaamah) which you promised him, indeed you do not go against your promise.
Hadhrat Abu Darda (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that when Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would hear the azaan, he would recite the following duaa:
اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّ هَذِهِ الدَّعْوَةِ التَّامَّةِ وَالصَّلَاةِ الْقَائِمَةِ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آتِهِ سُؤلَهُ يَومَ القِيَامَة
O Allah, the Lord of this perfect call and the established salaah; bestow blessings upon Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and grant him that which he beseeched You on the day of Qiyaamah.
Forgiven through the Blessing of Durood
A certain pious person narrated the following incident:
I once saw the person who was known by the title ‘Mistah’ in a dream after he passed away. He was a sinful person during his lifetime. On seeing him in the dream, I asked him, “How did Allah Ta’ala deal with you?” He replied, “Allah Ta’ala forgave me”. I asked him, “On account of which action?” He answered, “On one occasion, I asked a certain Muhaddith to recite a Hadith to me with its chain to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). On taking the blessed name of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), the Muhaddith recited Durood upon him. I also recited Durood upon Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) in a loud tone. Hearing me recite Durood aloud, all the people who were present in the gathering also recited Durood upon Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). At that moment, Allah Ta’ala forgave the sins of each and every one of us.” (Al-Qowlul Badee’ Pg. 259)
Repaying our benefactor
Hafiz Izzuddeen bin Abdus Salaam (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) says, “Our durood upon Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is by no means to be considered as an intercession by us on his behalf, because we are not in any way fit to intercede on his behalf. In reality, Allah Ta’ala has ordered us to repay our benefactor for some of his favours and generosity. No other benefactor has been more generous to us than Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). Due to the fact that we are unable to repay him for his generosity, Allah Ta’ala has seen our weakness and shown us the correct manner of repaying Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), and that is by reciting durood upon him. Since we are unable to even fulfil this command of Allah Ta’ala in the correct manner, we beg of Allah Ta’ala to convey durood upon Hadhrat Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) according to His (Allah Ta’ala’s) majesty and exalted position.” (Fazaail Durood)
با رب صل و سلم دائما أبدا على حبيبك خير الخلق كلهم