The Comforter of Hearts, the Noble Prophet

has stated,

Undoubtedly, Allāh Almighty has stationed an angel on my [blessed] grave who has been granted the power to hear the voice (or sound) of every creation. Hence, whosoever, until the Day of Judgment, recites Durūd [Blessings on the Prophet] upon me, [this angel] presents that person‟s name and his father‟s name to me. The angel says, „A certain son of a so-and-so person has recited Durūd [Blessings on the Prophet] upon you.‟” 1 The Leader of the God wary [Imām al-Muttaqīn] affirmed,

Perform your Fardh [obligatory] Hajj pilgrimage. Undoubtedly, its reward is greater than participating in twenty Gazwah and reciting one Durūd upon me, equals that [in reward].2 The Owner of the Seal [Sâhib al-Khâtim] stated,

Whoever recites two hundred Durūd upon me on the day of Friday, two hundred years of sins will be forgiven.3 The Most Selected One [muntaqā] said, Whoever recites Durūd upon me, I will intercede for him.4 The Beloved Prophet said,

The closest person to me on the Day of Judgement will be the one who recites Durūd upon me the most.5 The Knower of the Unknown [Dana-e Ghuyūb], the Blessing for the Universe has said,

When the day of Thursday approaches, Allāh Almighty sends his angels, who have scribes made of Silver and pens made of gold. They write the names of those who recite Durūd in abundance on the day of Thursday and during Friday night [which begins after sunset on Thursday].6 The Seal of Prophets [Khatim al-Nabīyyīn] said,

Recite Durūd upon me in abundance, undoubtedly this is cleansing [Taharah] for you.7 Allah's Chosen and Purified [Safi Allāh] Prophet said,

Whoever recited the Holy Qur‟ān, glorified Allāh Almighty recited Durūd on the Prophet for forgiveness; found goodness from its source. 8 The Most Truthful [al-Asdaq], the Most Bounteous [al-Ajwad], the Beloved Prophet
Imām al-Haytamī, Majmua az-Zawā’id, vol. 10, pp. 251, Hadīth 17291 Firdaus-bima’ Šaur al-Khitab, vol. 2, pp. 607, Hadīth 2484 3 Imām al-Hindī, Kanz al-Ummal, vol. 1, pp. 256, Hadīth 2238 4 al-Qawl al-Badī’, pp. 117, Dar al-Kutubul Ilmiyyah. Beirut 5 Imām at-Tirmizī, Jamī at-Tirmizī, vol. 2, pp. 27, Hadīth 484, Dar al-Fikr. Beirut 6 Imām al-Hindī, Kanz al-Ummal, vol. 1, pp. 250, Hadīth 2174, Dar al-Kutubul Ilmiyyah, Beirut 7 Abū Ya‟la, Musnad, vol. 5, pp. 458, Hadīth 6383 8 Imām as-Suyūtī, Durr al-Manthūr, vol. 8, pp. 698
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has stated,

Indeed Jibra‟īl gave me glad tidings that whoever recites Durūd upon you, Allāh Almighty sends blessings upon him and whoever sends Salām [salutations] upon you, Allāh Almighty sends peace upon him.9 The Master of Madīnah al-Munawwarah said,

Whoever recites Durūd upon me once, Allāh Almighty sends ten blessings upon him.10 The Intercessor of the Sinners [Shafī’ al-Muznibīn] has stated,

Whoever recites ten Durūd upon me, Allah Almighty sends one hundred blessings upon him.11 The Leader and Conductor [sā’iq] affirmed,

The one who loves another for the sake of Allāh Almighty, upon meeting his brother, they embrace and recite Durūd upon the Prophet, before departing their past sins shall be forgiven.12 The Guide for Allāh Almighty‟s creation, the Intercessor on the Day of Judgement, the Noble Prophet has stated, Angels will continue to seek forgiveness [istighfār] for, whoever writes Durūd on me in a book; until my name remains in it.13 The Master of Both Worlds said,

The closest to me on the Day of Judgement will be the one who recited the most Durūd upon me in the duniyah.14 The blessed Companion Ubay bin Ka'ab said that, [aside from my Fardh obligations, etc.] I will devote all my time in reciting Durūd. Upon this, the Master of Madīnah al-Munawwarah said to him, This will be sufficient to drive away your worries and shall be redemption for your sins. 15 The Leader of Prophets [Imām al-Nabīyyīn] said,

O‟ People! Indeed, the person to receive quick relief from the anxieties and accountability on the Day of Judgment will be the one who would have recited Durūd upon me in this world, in abundance.16 The Authority and Master of Both Worlds, Guide for Allāh Almighty‟s Creation, Merciful Prophet has said that,
Imām Ahmad, Musnad, vol. 1, pp. 407 Imām al-Muslim, as-Sahīh, vol. 1, pp. 166, Qadīmī Kutub Khāna. Karachi 11 at-Targhīb wat-Tarhīb, vol. 2, pp. 322 12 Abū Ya‟la, Musnad, vol. 3, pp. 95, Hadīth 2951, Dar al-Kutubul Ilmiyyah, Beirut 13 Imām at-Tabaranī, Mu’jam al-Awsat, vol. 1, pp. 497, Hadīth 1835 14 Imām at-Tirmizī, Jamī at-Tirmizī, vol. 1, pp. 64, Hadīth 484, Maktaba Dar al-Qur‟ān wal-Hadīth, Multan 15 Imām at-Tirmizī, Jamī at-Tirmizī, vol. 4, pp. 207, Hadīth 2465 16 Firdaus-bima’ Šaur al-Khitab
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Whoever recites a hundred Durūd upon me on Friday; when he comes on the Day of Judgement, he will be accompanied by such a Nūr that will be sufficient for all the creation if [it were] distributed.17 The Saviour of Mankind said,

Whoever desires that Allāh Almighty is pleased with him when he is presented in His Court, should recite Durūd upon me in abundance.18 The Wearer of the Crown [Sâhib al-Taj] said,

Anyone who recites Durūd upon me three times in the day and three times in the night due to love and affection for me, Allāh Almighty will forgive his sins of that day and night.19 Allāh Almighty's Gift to Creation, the Noble Prophet stated,

On the shining night [Thursday night] and the bright day [Friday], recite Durūd upon me in abundance because your recitation is presented to me.20 The Knower of the Unseen, Beloved of Allāh [Habīb’Allāh], the Holy Prophet said,

Whoever recites one thousand Durūd upon me [daily], will not pass away until he sees his home in Paradise.21 The Master of Humanity [Sayyid al-Nas] said,

Recite Durūd upon me wherever you are, as it reaches me.22 The Most Beautiful [al-Ahsan] Prophet has stated,

Whoever recited ten Durūd upon me in the day and ten in the night will receive my intercession [shafā’at] on the Day of Judgement.23 The Purifier [al-Mutahhir] said,

Recite Durūd upon me in abundance on Friday night [which begins after sunset on Thursday] and the day of Friday because whoever does this, I will be his witness and intercessor on the Day of Judgement.24 The Confidant of the Poor [Anīs al-Gharibīn] stated,

Imām Abu Nuaym, Hilyat al-Awliya, vol. 8, pp. 49, Hadīth 11341 Firdaus-bima’ Šaur al-Khitab 19 at-Targhīb wat-Tarhīb, vol. 2, pp. 328 20 Imām al-Haytamī, Majmua az-Zawā’id, vol. 2, pp. 381, Hadith 3025 21 at-Targhīb wat-Tarhīb, vol. 2, pp. 499, Hadīth 2483, Dar Ibn-e Kathīr 22 Imām at-Tabaranī, Mu’jam al-Kabīr, vol. 3, pp. 82, Hadīth 2829 23 Imām al-Haytamī, Majmua az-Zawā’id, vol. 5, pp. 45, Hadīth 6383 24 Imām as-Suyūtī, Jamī as-Saghīr, pp. 87, Hadīth 1405
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Whoever recites a hundred Durūd upon me, Allāh Almighty inscribes between his eyes that 'This person is free from hypocrisy and the Hell-fire‟, and he will be raised with the martyrs on the Day of Judgement.25 The Master of Kawthar [Sâhib al-Kawthar] said,

Jibra‟īl alayhis salam said to me that Allāh Almighty says, “Oh Muhammad ! Are you not happy [with the fact] that when one of your followers sends one Salām upon you, I send Salām [mercy] upon him a hundred times.”26 The One of Glorified Station [Sâhib al-Maqām al-Mahmūd] said,

Indeed your names are presented to me, along with your identity; therefore recite Durūd upon me with beautiful words.27 The Beloved of the Creator of the World [Mahbūb Rabbil-‘Aalamīn] said,

Whoever recites one Durūd upon me; Allāh Almighty sends ten blessings upon him, forgives ten of his sins and increases his status by ten ranks. 28 The Merciful Prophet, Intercessor for the Sinners şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam said, Last night I witnessed a strange scene, I saw an individual from my nation crossing the bridge [of sirāt] by dragging himself and crawling on his knees. Suddenly the Durūd he sent on me arrived [to his aid]; he stood up straight on the bridge to the extent that he walked across the bridge.29 Sayyidunā Abu Darda rađiyAllāhu ánhu narrates that the Master of Intercession şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam said, On the Day of Judgement, I will intercede for the one who recites Durūd on me ten times in the morning and ten times in the evening.30 The Intercessor of Mankind şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam said, Recite Durūd upon me in your gatherings as your reciting the Durūd will be Nūr [light] for you on the Day of Judgement.31 The Holder of the Exalted Station [Sâhib al-Maqâm] şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam has said: Decorate your gatherings by reciting Durūd upon me, because this Durūd will be a Nūr for you on the Day of Judgement.32 The Master of Humanity and Jinn [Sayyid al-Kawnayn] şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam said,

Imām al-Haytamī, Majmua az-Zawā’id, vol. 10, pp. 253 Imām an-Nisa‟ī, Sunan, vol. 1, pp. 191, Qadīmī Kutub Khāna. Karachi 27 Imām Abdur Razzaq, Musannaf, vol. 2, pp. 214, Hadīth 3111 28 Imām an-Nisa‟ī, Sunan, vol. 1, pp. 191, Qadīmī Kutub Khāna. Karachi 29 Imām at-Tabaranī, Mu’jam al-Kabīr 30 Imām al-Haytamī, Majmua az-Zawā’id, vol. 10, pp. 163, Hadīth 17022, Dar al-Fikr. Beirut 31 Imām as-Suyūtī, Jamī as-Saghīr, pp. 280, Hadīth 4580, Dar al-Kutubul Ilmiyyah. Beirut 32 Firdaus al-Akhbār, vol. 2, pp. 417, Hadīth 3148, Dar al-Kutubul Arabi. Beirut
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Recitation of Durūd upon me is Nūr for you on the bridge of Sirāt33. Whoever recites eighty Durūd upon me on the day of Friday, eighty years [worth] of his sins will be forgiven.34 The Mercy for the Universe [Rahmat-ul-lil-‘Alamīn], the Noble and Highly Glorified Prophet said, Whoever recites a hundred Durūd upon me on Friday night [which begins after sunset on Thursday] and on the Day of Friday, Allāh Almighty will alleviate a hundred of his needs of which seventy shall be of the afterlife and thirty shall be of this world.35 The Beloved of the Merciful [Habīb al-Rahman] şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam stated, Whoever recites one hundred Durūd upon me, during a day, Allāh Almighty will alleviate one hundred of his needs of which thirty shall be in this world and seventy will be in the hereafter.36 The Beloved Prophet of Allāh Almighty şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam said, Whoever recites Durūd upon me once; Allāh Almighty sends upon him ten mercies and writes ten good deeds in his book of deeds.37 The Key to Paradise [Miftâh al-Janna] şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam has affirmed, When you recite Durūd upon the Prophets álayhis salam also recite Durūd upon me, indeed I am the Prophet [Rasūl] of your Rabb (Creator) Almighty for all the universes. 38 The Rider of the Buraq [Râkib al-Buraq], the Beloved Prophet şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam has stated, Whoever recites one Durūd upon me Allāh Almighty writes the reward of one Qirat for him and one Qirat is the size of Mount Uhud.39 The Master of Jannah, Sayyidunā RasûlAllâh şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam said, When a Muslim recites Durūd upon me the Angels continuously pray for him. Now, [after knowing this] it is the person's desire whether he recites less or more.40 The Leader of Humankind [Imām al-Nas] şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam said, Read Durūd upon me in abundance, undoubtedly this will be forgiveness for your sins.41 The One Chosen and Purified [al-Mustafa] şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam stated,

This bridge is built over Hell. Everyone who wishes to enter the Heavens must successfully cross it. It is said to be sharper than a sword and finer than a hair 34 Imām as-Suyūtī, Jamī as-Saghīr, pp. 320, Hadīth 5191, Dar al-Kutubul Ilmiyyah. Beirut 35 Imām as-Suyūtī, Durr al-Manthūr, vol. 6, pp. 654 36 Imām al-Hindī, Kanz al-Ummal, vol. 1, pp. 256, Hadīth 2229 37 Imām at-Tirmizī, Jamī at-Tirmizī, vol. 1, pp. 64, Hadīth 484, Maktaba Dar al-Qur‟ān wal-Hadīth, Multan 38 Imām al-Hindī, Kanz al-Ummal, vol. 1, pp. 256, Hadīth 2241 39 Imām Abdur Razzaq, Musannaf, vol. 1, pp. 51, Hadīth 153 40 Sunan Ibn Majah, pp. 65, Qadīmī Kutub Khāna. Karachi 41 Imām as-Suyūtī, Jamī as-Saghīr, pp. 87, Hadīth 1406
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Whoever recites Durūd upon me on the day of Friday, I will intercede for him on the Day of Judgement.42 The Master of Creation, the Beloved Prophet şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam said, O people! Beyond doubt, the one sending Durūd upon me in abundance in this world will soon get rid of the fear and troubles of accountability and those of the Day of Judgement.43 The Supreme Prophet of Allāh Almighty şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam said to the one praising Allāh Almighty and reciting Durūd after offering salāh, Supplicate; (your prayer) will be accepted. Ask! It will be granted.44 The Key to Mercy [Miftâh al-Rahma] şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam stated, Recite Durūd upon me, Allāh Almighty will send blessings upon you. 45 Sayyidunā Sahl bin Sa‟d rađiyAllāhu ánhu narrates, On one occasion when the Beloved Prophet şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam appeared, Abū Talha rađiyAllāhu ánhu stepped forward and said: Ya RasûlAllâh şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam may my parents be sacrificed for you. Signs of happiness are apparent on your blessed face today. He şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam said: Certainly! Recently Jibra‟īl alayhis salam came to me and said: „Oh Muhammad şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam! Whosoever recites one Durūd upon you, Allāh Almighty will write ten good deeds for him, forgive ten of his sins and raise his status ten times‟.46

Sayings of the Blessed Sahāba rađiyAllāhu ánhum
The First Khalīfa, Leader of the Believers, Sayyidunā Abu Bakr as-Siddīq rađiyAllāhu ánhu has stated. Reciting Durūd upon the Beloved Prophet şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam removes mistakes better than cold water [puts out fire], and sending Salām upon the Prophet şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam is better than setting slaves free.47 Mother of the Believers, Sayyidāh Ayesha Siddīqah rađiyAllāhu ánha stated, Adorn your gatherings by reciting Durūd upon the King of Prophets.48 The Second Khalīfa, Leader of the Believers, Sayyidunā Umar rađiyAllāhu ánhu said, Supplications are suspended between the heavens and the earth until you recite Durūd upon the Beloved Prophet şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam.49
Imām al-Hindī, Kanz al-Ummal, vol. 1, pp. 255, Hadīth 2236 Firdaus al-Akhbār, vol. 5, pp. 375, Hadīth 8210, Dar al-Kutubul Arabi. Beirut 44 Imām an-Nisa‟ī, Sunan, vol. 1, pp. 189, Qadīmī Kutub Khāna. Karachi 45 Imām as-Suyūtī, Durr al-Manthūr, vol. 6, pp. 654 46 al-Qawl al-Badī’, pp. 107, Dar al-Kutubul Ilmiyyah. Beirut 47 Imām as-Suyūtī, Durr al-Manthūr, vol. 6, pp. 654 48 Imām as-Suyūtī, Durr al-Manthūr, vol. 6, pp. 655 49 Imām at-Tirmizī, Jamī at-Tirmizī, vol. 1, pp. 64
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The Fourth Khalīfa, Leader of the Believers, Sayyidunā Alī rađiyAllāhu ánhu said, Supplication is veiled until the one making supplication recites Durūd upon the Noble Prophet Muhammad şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam.50 Sayyidunā Abdullah ibn Umar bin Aas rađiyAllāhu ánhu said, Whoever recites one Durūd upon the Beloved Prophet şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam Alláh Almighty and His angels send seventy blessings upon him.51

From the Books of the Awliya
Sayyidunā Abul Qāsim Qushayrī rađiyAllāhu ánhu narrates that Allāh Almighty sent a revelation to Sayyidunā Mūsa álayhis salam saying, I created 10,000 ears in you by which you heard my speech and 10,000 tongues by which you spoke to me. You will become beloved to me when you send Durūd upon Muhammad şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam.52 It is stated in al-Qawl al-Badī’, A resident of Shiraz dreamt of Sayyidunā Abul Abbas Ahmad Bin Mansūr rađiyAllāhu ánhu standing in the mihrab of the main mosque of Shiraz wearing a crown of pearls on his head, dressed in a heavenly garment. The man seeing the dream asked, „What did Allāh Almighty do to you?‟ He replied, “Alhamdulillah I used to recite Durūd in abundance and it is this that saved me. Allāh Almighty forgave me and made me enter Heaven wearing a crown of pearls.”53 Sayyidunā Sufyan bin Uyainah rađiyAllāhu ánhu says, I had an Islamic brother whom I saw in a dream after his death, I asked him how Allah Almighty treated him, he replied, „Allāh Almighty forgave me‟. I asked the reason for his forgiveness, he replied, „I would always write Durūd along with the name of the Beloved Rasūl şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam while writing Hadīth hoping to be rewarded. Allāh Almighty has forgiven me due to the blessing of this deed.‟54 It is written in Jazb al-Qulūb:
Once Sayyidunā Abu Bakr Shiblī rađiyAllāhu ánhu went to visit Sayyidunā Abu Bakr Mujāhid rađiyAllāhu ánhu, a prominent scholar of Baghdad. When Sayyidunā Abu Bakr Mujāhid rađiyAllāhu ánhu saw him, he stood instantly, embraced him, kissed him on the forehead and then very respectfully seated him by his side. Those present politely asked Sayyidunā Abu Bakr Mujāhid rađiyAllāhu ánhu, “Until now, yourself, and the people of Baghdad had declared this man a madman, and yet today you show him this respect.” Sayyidunā Abu Bakr Mujāhid rađiyAllāhu ánhu replied, “I haven‟t done this without a reason. Alhamdulillah last night in my dream, I saw a faith enlightening scene. I saw that Sayyidunā Abu Bakr Shiblī rađiyAllāhu ánhu
Imām al-Haytamī, Majmua az-Zawā’id, Hadīth 17278 Imām Ahmad, Musnad, vol. 2, pp. 614, Hadīth 6766 52 ar-Risalatul Qushairiyyah, pp. 377, Dar al-Kutubul Ilmiyyah. Beirut 53 al-Qawl al-Badī’, pp. 112, Dar al-Kutubul Ilmiyyah. Beirut 54 al-Qawl al-Badī’, pp. 239, Dar al-Kutubul Ilmiyyah. Beirut
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was present in the blessed court of the Beloved Prophet şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam. The Beloved Prophet şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam stood up, embraced him, kissed him on the forehead and then seated him by his side, I politely asked, “Ya RasūlAllāh şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam why are you so affectionate towards Shiblī?” The Beloved of Allāh Almighty şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam ُْ replied, After every salāh he recites, ‫ لَقَدْ جٱ َٓء ُُْك َرسول ِّمن َأه ُفسُك عزِيز عَلَ ْيه َما عنِ ْمُّت حرِيص عَلَ ْيُك بِٱلْ ُمؤْ ِم ِنني َرءوف َّرحمي‬and then ٌ َ َ ِ ٌ َ ُْ ِ ْ ٌ ُ َ ٌ ِ ٌ ُ َ 55 recites Durūd upon me.””

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Shaykh al-Muhaqqiq Abd-al Haqq, Jazb al-Qulūb, pp. 271

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