Forty Durood – Durood 32

green domeﺑِﺴْﻢِ اﷲِ وَﺑِﺎﷲِ ﺧَﻴْﺮِ اﻷَﺳْﻤَﺎءِ، اَﻟﺘﱠﺤِﻴﱠﺎتُ اﻟﻄﱠﻴﱢﺒَﺎتُ اﻟﺼﱠﻠَﻮَاتُ ﻟِﻠّﻪِ ، أَﺷْﻬَﺪُ أَنْ ﻻﱠ إِﻟَﻪَ إِﻻﱠ اﷲُ وَﺣْﺪَﻩُ ﻻ ﺷَﺮِﻳْﻚَ ﻟَﻪُ وَأَﺷْﻬَﺪُ أَنﱠ ﻣُﺤَﻤﱠﺪًا ﻋَﺒْﺪُﻩُ وَ رَﺳُﻮْﻟُﻪُ ، أَرْﺳَﻠَﻪُ ﺑِﺎﻟْﺤَﻖﱢ ﺑَﺸِﻴْﺮًا وﱠﻧَﺬِﻳْﺮًا، وَأَنﱠ اﻟﺴﱠﺎﻋَﺔَ ﺁﺗِﻴَﺔٌ ﻻﱠ رَﻳْﺐَ ﻓِﻴْﻬَﺎ ، اَﻟﺴﱠﻼمُ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻚَ أَﻳــﱡﻬَﺎ اﻟﻨﱠﺒِﻲﱡ وَرَﺣْﻤَﺔُ اﷲِ وَ ﺑَﺮَكَاﺗُﻪُ، اَﻟﺴﱠﻼمُ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻨَﺎ وَﻋَﻠَﻰ ﻋِﺒَﺎدِ اﷲِ اﻟﺼﱠﺎﻟِﺤِﻴْﻦَ ، اﻟﻠﻬُﻢﱠ اﻏْﻔِﺮْﻟِﻲْ واهْدِﻧـِﻲ

I begin with the name of Allah and with the assistance of Allah Ta’ala, whose name is the best of all names. All verbal praises, all monetary devotions and all physical praises are for Allah Ta’ala. I bear witness that there is no deity except Allah Ta’ala, who is alone and has no partner, and I bear witness that Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is His servant and His messenger. He sent him with the truth as a bearer of glad-tidings and as a warner. (And I bear witness) that the Final Hour is coming without any doubt. May the special peace of Allah Ta’ala descend upon you, O Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), and Allah’s choicest mercies and blessings. May peace descend upon us and upon all the pious servants of Allah Ta’ala. O Allah, forgive me and guide me.

The Love of Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) for Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) set out for the hijrah early at night. During the journey, at times Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) walked ahead of Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), and at times behind. At times, he walked on the right of Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and at times, on the left.

When Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) noticed this peculiar behaviour, he asked, “O Abu Bakr! I see you moving in front of me or behind me at times and beside me at times. What prompts you to behave in this way?” Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) replied, “Whenever the thought of the enemy pursuing you from the back occurs to me, I move swiftly towards the back, and whenever the fear overcomes me of the enemy waiting ahead in ambush, then I rush ahead of you. Likewise, when the thought crosses my mind of the enemy attacking from the right or left, then I move in that direction.”

Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) then said, “O Abu Bakr! Do you prefer that your life be sacrificed for me?” Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) replied, “Most definitely O Messenger of Allah, I swear by the Being who has sent you with the truth of Islam!” (Mustadrak lil Haakim #4268)


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Hazrat Abdullah bin Amr bin Aas (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) reported, “Whoever sends salutations upon Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) once, Allah Ta‘ala and His angels will send seventy mercies and blessings upon him in return of his one Durood. Hence, whoever wishes to increase his Durood should increase it, and whoever wishes to decrease his Durood should decrease it (i.e. if he wants to earn great rewards, then he should increase his Durood).”

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