How to Send Darood and Salam on Prophet

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How to send Darood and Salam on Prophet?

Assalamu alaikum,Today I Would like to Share with You the Correct manner of Sending Salam and Darood on Prophet (pbuh). All muslims have been advised to send salam and Darood On Prophet(pbuh) .This is Evident in the Verse 56 of Surah Al Ahzab.The Below excrept has been taken from the Tafseer of Quran:Surah Al Ahzab-33:56).Please Send Abundant Darood on prophet Muhammad and remember Us in Your prayer.

Command Of Sending Darud and salam on Prophet in Quran

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ وَمَلَٰٓئِكَتَهُۥ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى ٱلنَّبِىِّ ۚ يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ صَلُّوا۟ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوا۟ تَسْلِيمًا

Allah and His angels send blessings on the Prophet: O ye that believe! Send ye blessings on him, and salute him with all respect(Quran :33;56)

In this verse, Muslims have been commanded two things: (1) Sallu alaihi; and (2) sallimu taslima.

Therefore, the meaning of giving the Command of sallu’alaihi to the believers for the Holy Prophet is: ‘Be attached to him, praise and adore him and pray for him.”

Meaning of Sallamu Taslima or Salam

The word salam also ‘has two meanings:

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(1) To be secure from every kind of affliction and fault and defect; and

(2) to be at peace and refrain from opposing the other person.

Therefore, one meaning of sallimu taslima in regard to the Holy Prophet is: “You should pray for his well-being and security,” and another meaning is: “Cooperate with him with aII your heart and mind; refrain from opposing him and obey him most faithfully and sincerely.”

Our Intention of sending Salat and darood on Prophet should be:

“O Lord of the worlds: Just as Your Prophet has done us countless and endless favours, so do You also show him endless and limitless mercy: raise him to the highest ranks in the world and bless him with the greatest nearness to Yourself in the hereafter.’

How to Pronounce Salam on Prophet(pbuh)?

. اللهم صل وسلم على سيدنا محمد.

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How to Send Darood and Salam on Prophet?

How do we send salat on Prophet: (hadiths)

Narrated Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri:We said, “O Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) This is (i.e. we know) the greeting to you; will you tell us how to send Salat on you?” He said, “Say: ‘Allahumma Salli ‘ala Muhammadin `Abdika wa rasulika kama sal-laita ‘ala Ibrahima wa barik ‘ala Muhammadin wa all Muhammadin kama barakta ‘ala Ibrahima wa `Ali Ibrahim.” (Sahih al-Bukhari 6358)

 اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ عَبْدِكَ وَرَسُولِكَ، كَمَا صَلَّيْتَ عَلَى إِبْرَاهِيمَ، وَبَارِكْ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ، كَمَا بَارَكْتَ عَلَى إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَآلِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ ‏”‏‏.‏

Narrated Abu Humaid As-Saidi:The people said, “O Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) ! How may we send Salat on you?” He said, “Say: Allahumma Salli ‘ala- Muhammadin wa azwajihi wa dhurriyyatihi kama sal-laita ‘ala `Ali Ibrahim; wa barik ‘ala Muhammadin wa azwajihi wa dhurriyyatihi kamabarakta ‘ala `Ali Ibrahim innaka hamidun majid.”(Sahih al-Bukhari 6360)

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَأَزْوَاجِهِ وَذُرِّيَّتِهِ، كَمَا صَلَّيْتَ عَلَى آلِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، وَبَارِكْ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَأَزْوَاجِهِ وَذُرِّيَّتِهِ، كَمَا بَارَكْتَ عَلَى آلِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، إِنَّكَ حَمِيدٌ مَجِيدٌ ‏”‏‏.‏

Narrated `Abdur-Rahman bin Abi Laila:

Ka`b bin ‘Ujra met me and said, “Shall I give you a present? Once the Prophet (ﷺ) came to us and we said, ‘O Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) ! We know how to greet you; but how to send ‘Salat’ upon you? He said, ‘Say: Allahumma Salli ala Muhammadin wa ‘ala `Ali Muhammadin, kama sal-laita ‘ala all Ibrahima innaka Hamidun Majid. Allahumma barik ‘ala Muhammadin wa ‘ala all Muhammadin, kama barakta ‘ala all Ibrahima, innaka Hamidun Majid.”( : Sahih al-Bukhari 6357)

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ، وَعَلَى آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ، كَمَا صَلَّيْتَ عَلَى آلِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، إِنَّكَ حَمِيدٌ مَجِيدٌ، اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ، وَعَلَى آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ، كَمَا بَارَكْتَ عَلَى آلِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، إِنَّكَ حَمِيدٌ مَجِيدٌ ‏”‏‏.‏

When Should We Send Salam and Darood on Prophet(pbuh)?

It is an Islamic practice to send darud on the Holy Prophet, that it is commendable to pronounce it when the Holy Prophet’s name is mentioned, that it is a Sunnah of the Prophet to recite it in the Prayer in particular, is agreed upon by aII the scholars.

Is It Obligatory for a Muslim to Pronounce darood On Prophet(pbuh)?

How to Send Darood and Salam on Prophet?

There is also a consensus that it is obligatory to pronounce the darud on the Holy Prophet at least once in a lifetime, because Allah has clearly commanded it, but apart from this there are differences among the scholars regarding it.

Imam Shafe’ i holds the view that it is obligatory to recite salat on the Prophet during tashahhud in the final sitting of the Prayer, for without it the Prayer would be void. Hadrat Ibn Mas’ud, Abu-Mas’ud Ansari, Ibn ‘Umar and Jabir bin ‘Abdullah from among the Companions, Sha’bi, Imam Muhammad bin Baqir, Muhammad bin Ka’b al-Qurzi and Muqatil bin Hayyan from among the immediate followers of the Companions, and Ishaq bin Rahwayah from among the jurists also held the same opinion, and Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal also had adopted the same in the end.
Imam Abu Hanifah, Imam Malik and the majority of the scholars hold that the pronouncing of the Salat is obligatory only once in a life time. It is just like the Kalimah: whoever affirmed the divinity of Allah and the Prophethood of the Messenger of Allah once in a lifetime carried out his duty. Likewise, the one who pronounced the darud and salat once in his lifetime would be deemed to have done his duty of pronouncing the darud on the Holy Prophet. After it, it is neither obligatory ( fend) to recite the Kalimah nor the darud.
Another group holds that it is absolutely wajib to recite it in the Prayer but not necessarily in the tashahhud. Still another group holds the view that it is wajib to pronounce the darood in every supplication. Some others say that it is wajib to pronounce it whenever the Holy Prophet’s name is mentioned, and according to another group recitation of the darrid is wajib only once in an assembly or sitting no matter how often the name of the Holy Prophet is mentioned during it.

The Virtue of Sending Darood On Prophet(pbuh)

How to Send Darood and Salam on Prophet?
These differences only pertain to the darud’s being obligatory in status or otherwise. As for its merit and excellence, its being conducive to high spiritual rewards and its being a great righteous act, there is complete unanimity among the Ummah. No one who is a believer in any degree can have any different opinion about it.

Recitation of Darood Shows his love and depth of Relationship with Allah (SWT).

The darud is the natural supplication of the heart of every Muslim, who realizes that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (upon Whom be Allah’s peace) is the Ummah’s greatest benefactor after Allah. The greater one’s appreciation of Islam and the Faith, the greater will one be appreciative of the favours of the Holy Prophet himself; and the greater one’s appreciation of the favours of the Holy Prophet, the more often will he pronounce the darood and salat on him. Thus, in fact, the frequency with which a person pronounces the darud is the measure which shows the depth of his relationship with the Holy Prophet’s Religion and the extent of his appreciation of the blessing of the Faith.

Angels send blessings on the Person Pronouncing Darood

On this very basis the Holy Prophet has said:

  • “The angels send darud on him who sends darood on me, as long as he does so.” (Ahmad, Ibn Majah).
  • “He who sends darood on me once, Allah sends darud on him ten times over.” (Muslim)
  • “The one who sends darood on me most often will deserve to remain close to me on the Day of Resurrection” (Tirmidhi).
  • °Niggardly is the person who does not send darud on me when I am mentioned before him.” (Tirmidhi)

Ref:Abstract taken from Tafsir of this Verse from Tafseer of Quran.


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