Hadith about excellence and miracles of durood sharif

EXCELLENCES OF THE DUROOD SHAREEF AS EXPLAINED IN THE AHADITH

“Hadith” is an Arabic word which means “Holy Sayings”. It is the narration of all the affectionate words of advice uttered by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) from time to time. These sayings (Ahadith) are instructions offered for the guidance of mankind, and to follow them is as important as daily prayers.

The famous books of Hadith are the following: Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud, Muwatta, Nisaai’, Ibn-Majah, Darmi, Baihaqi and Miskhaat Shareef.

Imam Bukhari (radi Allahu anhu), the compiler of Bukhari Shareef, took the greatest and painstaking precautions in making his collections of Ahadith and exerted to his utmost to achieve all accuracy and reliability as possible. Hence, Ahadith quoted by Imam Bukhari (radi Allahu anhu) and his work on Ahadith stands as one of the wonders of intellectual achievement in Islamic History. He wrote all Ahadith in the sacred Haram of Madina Munawwarah. It is, therefore, that most of the Ahadith have been taken from the book of Bukhari Shareef.

Important Ahadith of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) have been included here for the betterment, benefit guidance and gain of the readers of this book. If followed, the reader of these sayings will receive a permit to Paradise even in this world. Every saying opens door to Divine favour and sure success.

1. For every Durood Shareef that you recite, ten sins are forgiven, ten good deeds are entered into your sheet of actions and ten position are upgraded.
2. Allah showers ten blessings on the man who recites a Durood.
3. The first man who will meet the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) on the Day of Judgement will be that person who had recited the Durood maximum number of times in his life time.
4. Those who recite Durood in maximum number will be nearest and dearest to the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) in the next world.
5. If any one is involved in a difficulty then he must recite countless number of Durood Shareefs.
6. Reciting Durood Shareef eradicates poverty and hunger.
7. If the Sawaab of the Durood Shareef is dedicated to another person, then that person will receive the Sawaab, while the Sawaab of the reciter will not be lessened.
8. Reciting excessive Durood Shareef brings purity.
9. Reciting maximum number of Durood Shareef is full compensation of all sins.
10. Any one who recites excessive Durood Shareef in this world will be safe and sound in the next world.
11. When a prayer is made to Allah it is never accepted unless praise of Allah Ta’ala and Durood Shareef on the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is first of all recited.
12. Those who recite Durood quite often will see Divine Light on the dark Day of Judgement.
13. Three persons will be under the cool shade and the favours of Allah Ta’ala on the Doom’s Day. One who kept the Holy Prophet’s (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) Sunnah alive, one who removed difficulty of a fellow being and one who recited maximum number of Durood Shareef in his life time.
14. When you forget anything and your memory fails to recollect it, then recite Durood, you will remember the forgotten thing.
15. Reciting Durood in this world is rewarding in the next.
16. The reciter of 10 Duroods in the morning and 10 in the evening will receive the help of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) on the Day of Judgement.
17. One who recites Durood Shareef near the shrine of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is heard by him there and then alone.
18. Any one who recites Durood is just as one who purchased a slave and freed him.
19. If a Durood is written in a book by someone Angels of Allah shower blessings on him till the Durood remains in that book.
20. The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said that he himself recites blessings on one who recites Durood on him.
21. Any one who wants to meet his Allah with a happy face must recite countless number of Durood Shareef.
22. Reward equivalent to a big mountain (Uhad) is given to one who recites one Durood.
23. All people will be presented to the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) with their habits, natures and distinct manner, so it is obligatory for a man to recite maximum number of Durood.
24. Allah is Great and Almighty to forgive all sins of the reciter during the day and night when he recites Durood Shareef.
25. If any one meets in a tragedy, he should recite Durood Shareef in countless numbers.
26. Reciting Durood is like giving something in charity.
27. Reciting maximum number of Durood kills all hardships.
28. Recite Durood Shareef in countless number on Friday, as it is presented to me (the Holy Prophet).
29. Bad deeds of 200 years (equivalent) are obliterated if a man recites 100 Durood on Friday.
30. Anyone who recites Durood will overcome all their troubles.
31. If the name of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is mentioned and one who hears it but does not recite Durood Shareef, understand that he has forgotten the path to Paradise.
32. “I pray for all those who recite Durood on me”, said the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).
33. If any one recites Durood Shareef from any place, any part of the world from any distance, it actually reaches the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) immediately. Allah Ta’ala has appointed several Angels who are given exclusive duty to collect all Durood Shareef and present the same before the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) immediately.
34. Angels of Allah shower 70 blessings on a man who recites Durood once.
35. Whenever you hear the call of prayers (Azaan) you should recite Durood.
36. Wherever you are, from any quarter of the world, you must recite Durood as it reaches the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).
37. Ablution is not complete if Durood is not recited on it.
38. The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said to his wife that any one who hears the name of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and does not recite Durood on him will not see the beautiful face of Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) on the Day of the Judgement.
39. Sayyiduna Ali (radi Allahu anhu) reports that Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “The real miser is he in whose presence I am mentioned and then he fails to recite Salat on me”.
40. If a person recites 1 000 Durood Shareef daily, he will never die unless he himself sees his place in Heaven with his own eyes.
41. The Durood Shareef that is recited by the person is written with a Golden Pen on a Silver tablet by the Angels. The Angels then present this Durood Shareef to Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and proclaim, “O Habeeb of Allah! The son of such and such a person has presented this gift in your majestic court”.

Hadith 1

Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Masood (radi Allahu anhu) narrates that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “On the Day of Qiyamah, the closest to me from among the people will be those that have read the most amount of Durood”. (Tirmidhi: Kanzul Amaal)

Hadith 2

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “On the Day of Qiyamah, at all places the closest to me will be those that have read the most number of Durood.” (Sa-daatud Daarain)

Hadith 3

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “He who sends a single Durood upon me, Almighty Allah rewards him ten times and ten good deeds are recorded in his book of good deeds”. (Tirmidhi)

Hadith 4

Sayyiduna Anas (radi Allahu anhu) narrates that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “He who reads a single Durood upon me, Almighty Allah blesses him ten times, ten of his sins are forgiven and he is increased ten times in stages (spiritually)”. (Mishkaat)

Hadith 5

Sayyiduna Abu Talha (radi Allahu anhu) narrates that he once entered the Court of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and noticed that the Habeeb of Almighty Allah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was in a state of great joy and happiness. When he inquired as to the reason for this, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) replied that, “Why should I not be happy and joyous? At this very moment Sayyiduna Jibra’el Ameen (alaihis salaam) has brought me a message. Almighty Allah has declared, ‘O Muhammad! Are you not pleased with this, that if any of your followers sends a single Durood upon you, I and My Angels (Malaa’ikah) send ten blessings upon that person, ten of his sins are pardoned and ten good deeds are recorded in his favour. He who sends Salaams upon you, I send Salaams upon him, so therefore, notify your Ummah of this good news and tell them that it is now left to them to either increase or decrease the recital of the Durood Shareef'”. (Nisaai)

Hadith 6

It is recorded that Sayyiduna Abi bin Kaab (radi Allahu anhu) inquired from Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) as to how much time should he dedicate for reading Durood Shareef. Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) replied, “As much as you wish”. He then asked, “Should I not dedicate a quarter of my time?” Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) replied, “As you wish, if you increase the recitation it would be better for you”. He further asked, “O Master! If it is better, should I not dedicate half my time?” Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) replied, “As you wish. If you increase it though, it would be better for you”. Sayyiduna Abi bin Kaab (radi Allahu anhu) then remarked, “O Master! Should I not, therefore, dedicate my entire time in the recital of the Durood?” To this Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) replied, “If you do this, then all your obligations will be fulfilled and all your sins will be forgiven!” (Mishkaat)Commentary: From the above Hadith, we clearly realise the excellence of reading the Durood Shareef as much as possible. O Almighty Allah! Grant us the strength to increase the recital of the Durood Shareef. Aameen.

Hadith 7

It is reported that once Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was sitting in the Masjid when a person entered to perform his Salaah. After the Salaah, the person made Du’a to Almighty Allah in the following manner, “O Allah! Please forgive me and have mercy on me”. On hearing this, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) stated, “O Reciter of the Salaah! You have been extremely hasty. When you complete the Salaah, you must first praise Almighty Allah according to His Magnificence and then read the Durood Shareef. Only then should you beg Almighty Allah for what you desire”.Soon after this another person entered the Masjid. When that person completed his Salaah he began to praise Almighty Allah and then recited the Durood Shareef. Seeing this, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said to the person, “O Reciter of the Salaah, ask, for certainly your Du’a will be answered”. (Tirmidhi)

Hadith 8

Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Masood (radi Allahu anhu) narrates that, “I read my Salaah in the Masjid when Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), Sayyiduna Abu Bakr and Sayyiduna Umar (radi Allahu anhuma) were present. When I had completed the Salaah, I began to praise Almighty Allah. Thereafter, I began to read the Durood Shareef. When I started the Du’a, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) exclaimed, ‘Ask, and you shall receive, you shall receive!'”. (Tirmidhi)

Hadith 9

It is reported that someone asked Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), “O Nabi of Allah, if one adopts the recital of the Durood Shareef daily, how then will it be?” Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu wasallam) replied, “If you do this, then enough for you is Allah in the affairs of this world and the next”. (In other words, the person will have no need to run to anybody and all his affairs will be completed with ease). (Al Qolul Badi)

Hadith 10

Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Umar (radi Allahu anhu) narrates that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “He who reads a single Durood, Almighty Allah and His Angels (Malaa’ikah) send seventy blessings upon the reciter”. (Mishkaat)

Hadith 11

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “Sayyiduna Jibra’el (alaihis salaam) has come to me with good news. He has mentioned, ‘O Nabi of Allah, Whosoever amongst your Ummah reads a single Durood, that person is rewarded by Almighty Allah with ten good deeds, ten of his sins are pardoned and he is increased (in status) ten stages. He is also blessed according to the Durood Shareef'”. (Jaami-us-Sagheer)

Hadith 12

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has commanded us, “Recite the Durood Shareef for verily Durood Shareef is a repayment for your sins. It also cleanses you internally. He who reads a single Durood Shareef, Almighty Allah blesses him ten times”. (Al Qolul Badi)

Hadith 13

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “Increase your recital of the Durood, for the Durood is the best means of repayment for your sins. Supplicate to Almighty Allah through me, for status and intercession, for certainly, in the Court of Almighty Allah, my mediation is intercession (Shafa’at) for you.” (Jaami-us-Sagheer)

Hadith 14

Nabi Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “The constant reader of the Durood Shareef will be given a brilliant light to accompany him over the Pul-Siraat. He who is given this light will not be among the Dwellers of Hell”. (Dalaa’ilul Khayraat)

Hadith 15

Nabi Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “Beautify your gatherings (by reading) the Durood Shareef. By reading the Durood it will certainly be your light on the Day of Qiyamah”. (Jaami’us Sagheer)

Hadith 16

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “Without doubt, that person who has read the most amount of Durood Shareef will be able to transcend the stages of difficulty and anxiety on the Day of Qiyamah as quickly as possible”. (Shifa Shareef)

Hadith 17

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “On the Day of Qiyamah there will be a group of people around the Fountain of Kauther whom I will recognise as those who used to read the Durood Shareef in abundance”. (Shifa Shareef)O Muslims! Imagine the Hour of Qiyamah! It will be an hour of immense intensity. When the sun will be one mile above one’s head and when the earth will be like a boiling oven. Neither will one be able to hide one’s head nor will water be found. Man’s perspiration will reach his lips. On the other hand, imagine those who will be comfortable under the cool shade and enjoying the cool goblets of drink due to their reading of the Durood Shareef. These fortunate people will also be enjoying the sacred company of Almighty Allah’s beloved Habeeb (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). O Allah! Bestow upon all Muslims, the strength to read as much Durood as possible. Aameen.In the book, “Shawaa’idul-Haqq”, Sayyiduna Shaikh Abu Abdullah (radi Allahu anhu) narrates the following incident.

Once I visited the Holy City of Mecca and met a man who claimed that he never felt thirsty. When I asked him the reason for this strange event, he replied, “There was a time when I did not have any respect for the Sahaba of Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). One night, I dreamt that it was the Day of Qiyamah and there were many people in various queues looking very thirsty and ragged. I decided to follow a queue. We arrived at the Fountain of Kauther and saw that it had four corners. At each corner were the four Caliphs, Sayyiduna Abu Bakr, Sayyiduna Umar, Sayyiduna Uthman and Sayyiduna Ali (radi Allahu anhum). I thought that there was no need for me to approach the first three Caliphs as I only believed in Sayyiduna Ali (radi Allahu anhu). Yet, when I approached him, he turned his head away in displeasure. Feeling extremely alarmed, I approached the other three Caliphs and they also behaved in the same manner. By now I was very despondent.”I noticed that Nabi Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was also approaching the Fountain. I ran towards him and explained to him the behaviour of the four Caliphs. He replied, ‘Why should beloved Ali offer you a cool drink, when you bear hatred and scorn for the Sahaba?’ When I heard this, I asked Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) whether I would be forgiven or not if I asked pardon for my incorrect beliefs. He replied that I would be forgiven. I then recited the Kalimah again and asked for forgiveness. I was then ordered to return to the Fountain of Kauther and drink from it. After this, I awoke from my sleep. From that night onwards, I have never felt thirsty. I then warned my family that I would only accept those as my true family if they accepted my true beliefs. Some of them did accept”.

The presence of the four Caliphs at the four Pillars of Kauther is also substantiated by a Hadith. Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “The Fountain of Kauther possesses four Pillars: one commanded by Abu Bakr, the second by Umar, the third by Uthman and the fourth by Ali (radi Allahu anhum)”.Again, explaining the lofty status of these four Caliphs, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “He who speaks good about Abu Bakr, his religion is well established; he who speaks good about Umar, his religious path has been well grounded’ he who speaks good about Uthman is enlightened with the Noor of Almighty Allah’ and he who speaks good about Ali holds on to a bond that never breaks. They who speak well of my Sahaba (Companions) are truly Mu’mins”. (Shawaa’idul Haqq)

Hadith 18

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “He who reads one thousand Durood Shareefs daily will not leave this world till he sees his abode in Jannatul Firdous”. (Kashful Gumma)

Hadith 19

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “He who recites a single Durood upon me will be blessed a ten times by Almighty Allah, while he who recites ten Durood Shareefs will be blessed a hundred times by Almighty Allah and he who reads a hundred times will be blessed a thousand times by Almighty Allah. For him who reads with love and reverence, I will be his intercessor and Witness on the Day of Qiyamah”. (Al Qolul Badi)

Hadith 20

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “He who reads a single Durood will be blessed ten times by Almighty Allah while he who reads ten Durood Shareefs will be blessed a hundred times by Almighty Allah. Almighty Allah has also imprints an invisible message on the person’s forehead which will read, ‘This slave is free from Hypocrisy and the Fire of Hell’. On the Day of Qiyamah, he will be with the Shaheeds”. (At Targheeb)

Hadith 21

Sayyiduna Abdur Rahmaan bin Auf (radi Allahu anhu) narrates: We, the Sahaba, used to spend day and night in the company of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). The reason being that we never separated from him was so that we could be of assistance to him in any matter. One day as Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) left his house, I followed him. He entered an orchard and he went into Salaah. He prolonged his Sajdah to such a degree that I began to cry with the thought that perhaps his soul had been taken away. When he completed his Sajdah, he came up to me and asked as to what the problem was. I replied, “O Nabi of Allah, I thought that maybe Almighty Allah had taken away your blessed soul and that I would never be able to see you again”.Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) replied, “Verily, my Creator has rewarded me. Therefore, I prolonged the Sajdah. The reward which I speak about was that my Creator has promised me that whosoever amongst my Ummah reads a single Durood, ten of his sins are pardoned and he is rewarded with ten good deeds”. (Saadaatud Daarain)

Hadith 22

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) once proceeded alone towards an open field. When Sayyiduna Umar (radi Allahu anhu) saw that he was alone, he became worried and followed him with a container of water. As he drew near, he saw that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was in Sajdah so he moved and sat at one side. When Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) had completed the Sajdah, he remarked, “O Umar! You have done good by moving away when you saw me in Sajdah. Sayyiduna Jibra’el Ameen (alaihis salaam) has brought a message from Almighty Allah saying that any person among my Ummah who reads a single Durood, then Almighty Allah will bless him ten times and will also increase him in status”.This very Hadith has also been recorded by Imam Bukhari (radi Allahu anhu) in his book, “Adaabul Mufrad”.

Hadith 23

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “He who reads a single Durood upon me, Almighty Allah blesses him ten times. It is now up to the individual to increase the Durood or not”. (Al Qolul Badi)

Hadith 24

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “He who reads a single Durood, Almighty Allah blesses him ten times, pardons ten of his sins and Almighty Allah increases his status ten fold (internally). This is also equal to freeing ten slaves”. (At Targheeb)

Hadith 25

Sayyiduna Aamir bin Rabi’ah (radi Allahu anhu) narrates that he heard Nabi Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) say in a sermon that, “As long as the slave of Almighty Allah is reading the Durood, the Angels (Malaa’ikah) bless him. It is now up to the individual to either increase or decrease the recital Durood Shareef”. (Al Qolul Badi)

Hadith 26

Sayyiduna Abu Bakr Siddique (radi Allahu anhu) narrates that he heard Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) say, “For that person who reads the Durood, I will be his intercessor on the Day of Qiyamah”. (Al Qolul Badi)

Hadith 27

It is narrated that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) once declared to a Sahabi, “O Abi Kaahil! That person who reads the Durood Shareef thrice every day and night out of love and reverence for me, verily, Almighty Allah considers it necessary to forgive the daily sins of that person”. (At Targheeb)

Hadith 28

ayyidah Ayesha Siddiqa (radi Allahu anha) narrates that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “The person who desires that Almighty Allah be pleased with him or her when they are in the Court of Allah, that person should increase the recital of the Durood Shareef”. (Kashful Gumma)

Hadith 29

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “If you forget about anything, you should read the Durood Shareef. By the grace of Almighty Allah, you will remember (what you have forgotten)”. (Sadaatud Daarain)Commentary: It is mentioned that Sayyiduna Khwaja Qaazi Mohammed Sultaan-e-Aalam Meerpuri (radi Allahu anhu), in whose court great Scholars and Saints used to frequent, was in the habit of reading the Durood Shareef continuously. Whenever a question was put to him, he used to immediately point out the answer quoting the book and the page. Others used to find the answer after great search. But this Saint used to merely place his finger on the book and while reading the Durood Shareef used to open the exact page. This was through the Barakah of the Durood Shareef.

Hadith 30

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has advised his Ummah, “O my Ummah! Read the Durood abundantly because the first question that will be asked in the grave will be concerning me”. (Kashful Gumma)Commentary: One must bear in mind that the words “first question” actually means the most important question! One is urged to increase the recital of the Durood Shareef. By doing so, one’s love and reverence for Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is increased. This will be of immense advantage in the grave. It is such a pity that modern Muslims sceptically question others about the status of love that one should possess for Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). All we can say to them is: the grave will be your place of realisation!

The following incident highlights the plight of the modern Muslim.

There were once two scholars who decided to debate about the greatness of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). The debate was held and continued for seven days. On the morning of the eight day, the scholar who was trying to prove the greatness of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) stood before the crowd and proclaimed, “O People! listen, whatever be the outcome of this debate, let it be so. But let us inspect our destiny. I have hardly slept for the past seven nights because the majority of my time was spent finding proofs to the greatness of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). I am sure that the opposing scholar must have spent his time in like manner. Yet, how unfortunate for him in that all the while he was looking for proofs to disprove the greatness of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). How fortunate for me that I was searching the proofs to prove the greatness of my Nabi”.When the opposing scholar heard this declaration, it was as if a veil was removed from his eyes. He replied, “Certainly, he is right! How wretched I am! I have spent all the while looking for proofs to belittle the Prophet. Only now do I realise how unfortunate I am. I, therefore, divorce all affiliation to that group who merely claim to be Muslims by name. Their sole purpose is to rob the Muslims of pure Imaan”.

Hadith 31

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “On the Pillars of the Arsh of Almighty Allah are written the following words, ‘He who desires to meet Me, I bless him. He who asks from Me, I grant him. He who reads the Durood upon my Habeeb (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) desiring My closeness, I pardon his sins, even if it be more than the foams of the ocean'”. (Dalaa’ilul Khayraat)

Hadith 32

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “He who reads the following Durood, ‘Allahuma salli ala Muhammad wa an zil hul Maq-adatil Mubaarakah indaka Yaumul Qiyamah’, my intercession becomes Waajib upon him”. (At Targheeb)

Hadith 33

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “When two friends meet and shake hands and, thereafter, both read the Durood Shareef before they separate, their past and future sins are pardoned”. (Nuzhatun Naazireen)

Hadith 34

Sayyiduna Zaid (radi Allahu anhu) narrates that he once accompanied Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) for a walk. When they reached a small hill, a Bedouin approached them and greeted Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) asked, “O Bedouin! When you were approaching us, what were you reading?” The Bedouin replied, “O Nabi of Allah, I was reading the Durood, ‘Allahuma Sallim ala Muhammad hatta laa tabqa salaatah, Allahuma Baarik ala Muhammad hatta laa tabqa Barakaah. Allahuma Sallim ala Muhammad hatta laa tabqa Salaam. Allahuma irham ala Muhammad hatta laa tabqa rahmaah'”. Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) remarked, “Indeed, I saw the Angels (Malaa’ikah) from that place (meaning were the Bedouin was) till the Heavens”. (Sadaatud Daarain)

Hadith 35

Sayyiduna Abdur Rahmaan bin Samrah (radi Allahu anhu) narrates that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “Tonight I have truly seen a strange sight. I saw one of my followers crossing the Pul-Siraat. At times he was walking, at times falling, and at times he was hanging on. Then I saw that the Durood which he had once read come to his assistance. It grabbed hold of the person, straightened him and led him safely across the Pul-Siraat”. (Al Qolul Badi)

Hadith 36

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “O my followers! Your recital of the Durood Shareef will be your light in the dark when crossing the Pul-Siraat. He who desires to be amply rewarded on the Day of Qiyamah should increase the reading of the Durood Shareef”. (Sadaatud Daarain)

Hadith 37

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “O my followers! Your recital of the Durood Shareef is a protector for your Du’as. It also achieves for you the Pleasure of Almighty Allah and it purifies your actions”. (Sadaatud Daarain)

Hadith 38

It is stated that no person used to sit between Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radi Allahu anhu) in a gathering. One day, a person arrived and sat in between them. This surprised the Sahaba. When the individual had departed, they inquired from Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) about this. He replied, “He is also one of my beloved followers. Whenever he reads the Durood Shareef, he reads, ‘Allahuma salli ala Muhammad kama tahibbu wa tarda lahu'”. (Sadaatud Daarain)Commentary: We realise from this Hadith that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is well aware of the actions of his Ummah. Shah Abdul Aziz (rahmatullahi alaih) substantiates this by saying, “Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) will be a Witness on the Day of Qiyamah because he is able to see each person with the light of Nabuwah. He comprehends whether a person has reached a certain stage in Faith or not. He also understands the obstacles that face each person. Therefore, remember, that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) comprehends your sins, your state of Imaan, the good and the hypocrisy in each individual”. (Tafseer Azeezi: Surah Baqarah)

Hadith 39

Sayyiduna Samrah (radi Allahu anhu) narrates that they were present with Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) when a person arrived and asked, “O Nabi of Allah! What are the beloved actions with Allah?” Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) replied, “Speak the truth and fulfil your trust”. When asked further, he replied, “To perform the Tahajjud and to fast in Summer”. When asked further, he replied, “To increase the Zikr of Almighty Allah and to read the Durood Shareef as it eradicates poverty”. When asked further, he replied, “The Imaam of the congregation should shorten the duration of the Salaah, for among the congregation are those who are elderly, sick, children and those involved in trade”. (Al Qolul Badi)

Hadith 40

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “He who records a Durood in a book and as long as my name is in that book, the Angels (Malaa’ikah) seek forgiveness for that person”. (Sadaatud Daarain)

Hadith 41

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “He who writes any knowledgable matter about me and with it also writes the Durood Shareef upon me, then as long as the book is read, the writer will receive the reward (for having written the Durood Shareef)”. (Sadaatud Daarain)

Hadith 42

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “On the Day of Qiyamah, Almighty Allah will bring forward the Scholars and Muhadditheen. Their ink will be of sweet scent. When they are placed in the Court of the Almighty, He will proclaim, ‘For a long period, you have recited the Durood Shareef upon My Messenger. Therefore, O Malaa’ikah, take them into Jannah'”. (Sadaatud Daarain)

Hadith 43

It is mentioned that a person came to Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and complained to him about poverty and hardship. Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) replied, “When you enter your house, you should say, ‘As Salaamo Alaikum’ if there is anybody there. If there are no occupants then you should read the Salaam upon me being, ‘As Salaamo alaikum Ya Ayyuhan Nabi wa rahmatullaahi wa barakatuhu’. Thereafter, you should read Surah Ahad (Qul Huwal laahu Ahad) once”.It is mentioned that when the person began to practise upon this advice, the Doors of Bounty was open to him and even his friends and relatives began to receive bounty through him. (Al Qolul Badi)

Hadith 44

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “He who reads the Holy Quran, praises his Creator and he who reads the Durood Shareef upon me, verily, he has found for himself a place of honour”. (Al Qolul Badi)

Hadith 45

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “He who reads the Durood Shareef 50 times daily, I shall compliment him on the Day of Qiyamah”. (Al Qolul Badi)

Hadith 46

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “There is a purifier and a refinement for everything. For the heart of a Muslim, a means of purification and refinement is through the recital of the Durood Shareef”. (Al Qolul Badi)

Hadith 47

Sayyiduna Ali (radi Allahu anhu) narrates that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “For that person who reads the Durood Shareef once, Almighty Allah records in his or her favour reward (Thawaab) equal to Qiraat”. (Qiraat is equivalent in weight to Mount Uhud). (Al Qolul Badi)

Hadith 48

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “He who reads the Durood Shareef upon me manifold in this world then, at the time of departing from this world, Almighty Allah orders the universe to make Du’a for the departing soul”. (Nazhatul Majaalis)

Hadith 49

Sayyiduna Jibra’el Ameen (alaihis salaam) is reported to have mentioned to Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) that, “O Prophet of Allah! Almighty Allah has given you an abode in Jannah whose might is equivalent to 300 years of travel. It is surrounded by winds of miracle. Those persons that used to read the Durood Shareef in abundance will enter the alcove”. (Nuzhatul Majaalis)

Hadith 50

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “On the Day of Qiyamah, three types of persons will be under the shade of the Divine Throne, besides whose shade there will be no shade”. When he asked as to who these persons were, he replied, “The first is he who removes a difficult experience by one of my followers. The second is he who revives one of my practises. The third is he who has read the Durood Shareef in abundance”. (Al Qolul Badi)

Hadith 51

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “He who smells the fragrance of a rose, yet does not read the Durood Shareef, has indeed insulted me”. (Nuzhatul Majaalis)

Hadith 52

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “There are Angels who have been given the duty of observing. When they come across a gathering busy in Zikr, they advise each other to sit. When Du’a is read by the people, the Angels mention the Aameen. When the people read the Durood Shareef, the Angels also join them in the recitation. When the people complete the recital and depart for home, the Angels remark to one another, ‘Good news for such people, for they are returning home as people forgiven'”. (Al Qolul Badi)

Hadith 53

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “Almighty Allah has appointed certain Angels who go in search for gatherings in which the Zikr of Almighty Allah is being proclaimed. When they find such gatherings, they surround it and thereafter travel to the Court of Almighty Allah. They declare to Almighty Allah, ‘O Allah! We have visited such servants of yours who revere Your Bounties. They recite the Revealed Book and send Durood Shareef upon Your beloved Messenger. They supplicate to You (asking good) for the present and the Hereafter’.”In reply to this, Almighty Allah declares, ‘Surround them with My Mercy’. The Angels reply that there was also one among the gathering who was a disobedient and sinful person. To this, Almighty Allah says, ‘Surround them still with My Mercy, for they who sit together in this manner, none amongst them is unfortunate'”. (Sadaatud Daarain)

Hadith 54

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “There are certain individuals who are the Awtaads (extremely pious) of the Divine Throne. They have their twin in the Angels. When they go away, the Angels go in search of them. When they fall sick the Angels visit them. When they visit the Masjid again the Angels welcome them. When they seek assistance the Angels are there to assist them. When they rest, they are guarded by Angels from the Heavens to the Earth. The Angels inscribe the Durood Shareef that the Awtaad is reading with pens of gold on Plates of silver. They bless the Awtaads with the words, ‘Increase your Zikr and Durood Shareef. May Almighty Allah have Mercy upon you and may He increase His reward and Blessing upon you’. When the Awtaad reads the Zikr, a door is opened to him in the Heavens and his Du’a is accepted. Beautiful Maidens peer at him and the Mercy of Almighty Allah surrounds him till he remains in Zikr. When he departs from the place of Zikr, the Angels then seek other gatherings of Zikr”. (Al Qolul Badi)

Hadith 55

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “When you hear the Azaan being read, you should read as the Mu’azzin is reading. Thereafter, you should read the Durood Shareef. He who reads the Durood Shareef once, Almighty Allah bestows ten blessings upon him. You should then read a Du’a using me as a Wasila (Medium), for in Jannah there is a mansion named Wasila which was built for one person and I have hope that, that person will be me. He who pleads to Almighty Allah using me as his Wasila will be blessed with my intercession on the Day of Qiyamah”. (Sadaatud Daarain)

Hadith 56

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has stated that, “He who reads the Durood Shareef in abundance will be blessed with many beautiful Maidens as wives in Jannah”. (Kashful Gumma)

MIRACLES ATTRIBUTED TO READING THE DUROOD SHAREEF AND SALAAM

1. Once in India an Aalim had passed away and it was observed that for one month sweet fragrance used to arise from his bed and from his entire house. People enquired about this mystery. His son-in-law said that the Aalim used to recite Durood Shareef every Friday night in his house. The fragrance was as a result of the recitation to the Durood Shareef.

2. In another incident, a calligrapher died. His family members saw him, who was a great sinner, after his death in their dream sitting in Heaven with full pomp and dignity. On enquiry, he said that he gained all these benefits because he used to write Durood whenever the name of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) used to appear.

3. Shaikh Zardaq (radi Allahu anhu) says that when the writer of the book of Durood Shareef died, for one month the fragrance of flowers used to arise from his grave.

4. It is reported in “Rahhatul Quloob” that once there was a Sultan who became very ill. Six months passed by without any cure in sight. A few people went to the Sultan and told him that Hadrat Sheikh Abu Bakr Shibli (radi Allahu anhu) had arrived in the city. The Sultan requested the great Saint to visit and and to make Du’a for his health. Sheikh Abu Bakr Shibli (radi Allahu anhu) visited the Sultan on his request for he knew that the Sultan was very generous to his subjects and that he was also a very pious person. When Sheikh Abu Bakr Shibli (radi Allahu anhu) sat next to the bed of the Sultan, he assured the Sultan that he would recover very soon. Sheikh Abu Bakr Shibli (radi Allahu anhu) then recited a few Durood Shareefs and passed his hands along the body of the Sultan. A few minutes later, the Sultan awoke as if from a dream. He felt as if he had never been sick.

5. In Egypt, there lived a pious man whose name was Abu Said Khayyat. He used to remain isolated from the rest of the world. After some years, people saw him sitting in the company of a great person, Hadrat Ibni Rashiq (radi Allahu anhu). The people of the town were astonished and enquired about his presence. He disclosed that the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) told him in a dream to associate himself with the meetings of Hadrat Ibni Rashiq since in quite a large number of Durood Shareef was recited in his meetings.

6. One day a person from among the Bani Isra’il passed away. The people refused to bury him. They threw his body on a rubbish heap. They all considered him to be a great sinner.

At that moment, Hadrat Musa (alaihis salaam) received the Revelation from Allah Ta’ala, “O Musa! One of my chosen slaves has passed away. The Bani Isra’il have thrown his body on a rubbish heap. Command your people to retrieve the body. Bath him and give him a proper burial”.What Hadrat Nabi Musa (alaihis salaam) saw that person, he immediately recognised him. Obeying the Commands of Almighty Allah, Nabi Musa (alaihis salaam) then proceeded to give the person a proper bath and burial. Upon completion of this task, he asked Allah Ta’ala the reason for such an unusual command. Allah Ta’ala said: “O Musa! You are correct when you say that this person was a sinner. According to My Divine Command he was entitled to punishment. However, one day, while he was reading the Taurah, he came across the name of My beloved Habeeb Muhammad. He then kissed the name and sent salutations upon My Habeeb. It is due to this action of his, O Musa, that I have blessed him with Jannah”.

7. Hadrat Sufyan bin Aienna (radi Allahu anhu) says that Hadrat Khalaf (radi Allahu anhu) had a friend who was a student of Islamic Law. One day, all of a sudden, he died and Hadrat Khalaf (radi Allahu anhu) saw him in his dream on the same night. It was seen that this student of Islamic Law was sitting on the throne of honour, pomp and dignity, clad in beautiful golden clothes.

Hadrat Khalaf (radi Allahu anhu) inquired about this exclusive and extraordinary honour. The student said that this was all because of his loud recitation of Durood Shareef at the time when the Prophet’s (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) name was mentioned during the tuition of his Islamic Law studies. Allah Ta’ala counted the Durood Shareef as well as the sins. Every Durood Shareef that was recited loudly was millions of times bigger and heavier than all the sins. So the Salawat (Durood) won all this.

8. Hadrat Abi Sulaiman (radi Allahu anhu) says that he saw his father, who was a great sinner, in a dream after his death. Much to his great surprise, his father was in an excellent position in Heaven. When Hadrat Abi Sulaiman (radi Allahu anhu) inquired about that great reward, his father told him that it was all due to the recitations of Durood Shareef over the name of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) at a time when the name was written in the books.

9. Hadrat Kaab Ahbar (radi Allahu anhu), a great scholar of the Taurat says: “Allah revealed to Hadrat Musa (alaihis salaam) saying, ‘O Musa, if on this earth there were no such people to glorify and praise Me, I shall not cause one drop of water to descend from the Heavens, and I shall not cause one seed to grow …’ and he mentioned several other things and then said, ‘O Musa, do you desire to be nearer to Me than speech is to your tongue, or thought is to your heart, or nearer than your soul to your body, or nearer than your eyesight to your eyes?’ Musa (alaihis salaam) replied: ‘Yes, indeed, O Allah!’. Allah Ta’ala said: ‘Then recite much Salawat on the Rasool Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)’.”

10. It is written in “Nuzhat-ul-Majalis” that a man fell sick and was about to die. He was shivering and fearing the tortures of the grave and the tortures of the Day of Judgement. All of a sudden, a pious man caught hold of his hand and told him that he should be perfectly at ease as the Durood Shareef which he had recited in abundance during his life time is certainly to come to his rescue. The man, thereafter, died very peacefully.

11. Once, a passenger bus travelling from Mir Purkhas to Hyderabad, Pakistan, collided with a truck loaded with heavy machinery tools. About 120 passengers were travelling in that bus and all but one of the passengers was badly injured. That one man was reciting Durood Shareef on the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) at the time of the collision. When the journalist and the members of the police team later interviewed this man, he disclosed that he was constantly reciting Durood on Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and Allah Ta’ala saved him. A similar incident took place in a bus travelling from Karachi to Hyderabad.

12. Abu Hafs Samarqandi (radi Allahu anhu) writes in his book, “Rownaqul Majaalis”: In Balkh there lived a merchant of great wealth and substance. When he passed away, his two sons divided his estate among themselves equally. Among the inheritance there were three hairs of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). Each one took one. The elder brother suggested that they cut the third one in half, each then taking one piece. This suggestion filled the younger brother with distress and he exclaimed, “That shall never be done. The blessed hair of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) shall not be cut”. The elder then suggested, “Will you be satisfied that these three hairs come to you as your portion of inheritance, while I take the rest of the estate?” The younger brother agreed to this with great pleasure and satisfaction. The elder brother then acquired all that the father had left behind. The younger brother had the three hairs. He kept those hairs on his person at all times. Very often he took them out, looked at them and recited Salaat upon the Nabi (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).Not long thereafter, the elder brother had squandered and exhausted all his wealth, while the younger one became very wealthy. After some time the younger one died, someone from among the saintly ones saw a dream wherein Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) appeared to him and said, “If there be anyone with any kind of need, let him proceed to the grave of this person, sit down there and beg of Allah his need”. (Qawlu Badee)

The same story is told in “Nuzhatul Majaalis”, but with a slight addition. The story there says that when the elder brother became a pauper and saw Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) in a dream. He complained to Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) of great poverty. Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) told him: “O unfortunate one, you turned away from my hair and your brother accepted them and whenever he looked at them, he recited Salawat on me. For this reason, Allah had made him most fortunate, both in this world and in the Hereafter”. When the elder brother awoke, he went forth and became one of the servants of his younger brother.

13. In “Nazhatul Majaalis”, it is narrated that Hadrat Abu Haa’mid Qazwaini (radi Allahu anhu) said: A man and his son were on a journey. On the way, the father died and his face was transformed to that of a swine. The son, seeing this, cried bitterly and prayed to Allah. Soon the son fell asleep and saw a man telling him, “Your father used to consume interest (usury) and it is for this reason you see his face thus. But rejoice for Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) interceded on his behalf because whenever he heard his holy name he recited Salaat on him. Through the intercession of the Rasool (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), he has been made to return to his original form”.

14. Once while Hadrat Fareeduddin Data Ganj-e-Shakr (radi Allahu anhu) was explaining the excellence of Durood Shareef, a few Faqirs came to him. They told him that they were travelling to perform the Hajj and that they had no money for food and for the journey. The great Saint then offered them a few seeds of eaten dates upon which he recited the Durood Shareef. When the Faqirs looked at the date seeds, they were surprised to see that it changed into pieces of gold.

15. It is reported in “Al-Qolul Badi” that a lady once approached Hadrat Sheikh Hassan Basri (radi Allahu anhu) and asked him whether it was possible to see her deceased daughter in a dream or not. The great saint ordered her to go home. Before sleeping, she was asked to read four Rakaah of Salaah and in each Rakaah, after Sura Fatiha, she was to recite Sura Kaafirun once. She was told to continue reading the Durood Shareef after the Salaah till she fell off to sleep.

When she did all this, that night, she saw her daughter in her dream. She was shocked to see her daughter in terrible pain and anguish. She also saw that her daughter was locked by chains of fire and was completely surrounded by fire.

She told Hadrat Hassan Basri (radi Allahu anhu) about her dream and he advised her to give some Alms. After a few days, Sheikh Hassan Basri (radi Allahu anhu) himself dreamt of a young girl sitting on a throne and wearing a gold crown. When she asked the great Saint whether he recognised her or not, he replied that he did not. She then said: “I am the daughter of that woman who had related to you her dream”. Sheikh Hassan Basri (radi Allahu anhu) then told her that according to her mother, she was in the pit of Hell and asked her how she reached that position.

The girl replied: “O Friend of Allah! About 70 000 others and myself were being punished by Almighty Allah by His Justice. But one day, a lover of Nabi Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was walking by. As he passed by our graves, he recited the Durood Shareef and then conveyed the Sawaab of the Durood Shareef to us. Almighty Allah accepted the Durood Shareef. As a result of this, all of us who were in punishment were saved and granted Jannah”.