The Virtues Of Salawat/Durood
The books of Ahadith are replete with the virtues of sending Salawat/Durood upon Rasulullah (SAW). The following are some of the numerous virtues.
- It is narrated on the authority of Anas (RA) that Rasulullah (SAW) said: “Whosoever sends one Durood upon me Allah will reward him by sending ten Durood upon the reciter, forgive ten of his sins and elevate his status ten times”(Ahmad).
- Rasulullah (SAW) is reported to have said: “Whosoever sends one Durood upon me, Allah appoints an angel to send Durood upon the reciter till the day of Qiyamah” (Targheeb).
- It is narrated on the authority of Ibn Mas’ood (RA) that Rasulullah (SAW) is reported to have said: “The people nearest to me on the day of Qiyamah will be those who abundantly send Durood upon me” (Tirmidhi).
- It is reported on the authority of Abu Darda (RA) that Rasulullah (SAW) is reported to have said: “Whosoever sends Durood upon me ten times in the morning and evening will receive my intercession on the day of Qiyamah” (Tibrani).
The Benefits Of Durood:
- Reciting Durood alleviates worldly difficulties.
- It is a cure for many a sickness.
- It grants refuge against enemies
- It increases wealth.
- It creates a retentive memory.
- It alleviates the pangs of death.
- It creates unity in the hearts.
- It is a means of shaking hands with Rasulullah (SAW) on the day of Qiyamah.
- It is a means of getting the shade of the throne of Allah on the plains of Hashr (The plain on which mankind will be gathered on the day of Qiyamah).
- It is a means of being remembered in the presence of Rasulullah (SAW) and being honored by getting the salaams of Rasulullah (SAW).
Admonishment Against Those Who Fail To Sends Salawat/Durood.
- It is narrated on the authority of Ka’ab Ibn Ujra (RA) that on one occasion Rasulullah (SAW) said: “When I ascended on the second step of the pulpit, Jibraeel (AS) said: “Curse be upon that person who hears your name and does not send Durood upon you. Upon this I said Aameen” (Al-Bukhari).
- It is narrated on the authority of Qatada (RA) that Rasulullah (SAW) said: “It is unjust of a person in whose presence my name is mentioned and he does not send Durood upon me” (Daarmi).
What doubt can there be with regards to the destruction of that person who is cursed by Jibraeel (AS), especially when this is further intensified by the “AAMEEN” of Rasulullah (SAW).
May Allah grant us the ability to excessively recite Salawat/Durood upon Rasulullah (SAW).
Names of the Rasulullah (SAW) in The Glorious Qur’an.
1) Ahmad – The Praised One.
2) Al Balaagh – To Proclaim.
3) Bashir – Bearer of good tidings.
4) Khatam an Nabiyyeen – Seal of Prophecy.
5) Daa-i an Ilal laah – Caller to Allah.
6) Rahmat al Lil A’lameen – Mercy for all creatures.
7) Rasool – Messenger.
8) Ra’uf ur Raheem – Kind and Merciful (An attribute of Allah which The Almighty has bestowed on Rasulullah (SAW).
9) Siraj am Muneera – Lamp that gives Light.
10) Shaahid – Witness.
11) Mubashir – Bearer of good tidings.
12) Muhammad – The Praised One.
13) Al Mudassir – Wrapped up in Cloak.
14) Muzakkir – One to remind.
15) Al Muzammil – Wrapped up in garments.
16) Munzir – Warner.
17) Abd – Slave of Allah.
18) An-Nabi – The Prophet.