In our religion Islam there are different types of zikar and every zikar have its own blessings but one zikar is always accepted in the court of Allah عَزَّ وَجَلَّ that is sending Darood upon the beloved Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ . In this piece of writing we will learn about the blessings of Darood shareef. As we know it is obligatory upon every Muslim to send Darood upon Holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ says in Holy Quran:
اِنَّ اللّٰهَ وَ مَلٰٓىٕكَتَهٗ یُصَلُّوْنَ عَلَى النَّبِیِّؕ-یٰۤاَیُّهَا الَّذِیْنَ اٰمَنُوْا صَلُّوْا عَلَیْهِ وَ سَلِّمُوْا تَسْلِیْمًا
Indeed Allah and His angels send blessings on the Informer of the unseen news (Prophet); O Believers! (You must also) send blessings and abundant salutations upon him.
(Al ahzaab, 56)
Collection of Hadiths about Sending Darood on Prophet Muhammad PBUH.
It was narrated that Ubayy ibn Ka‘b (may Allah be pleased with him) said:
I said: O Messenger of Allah, I send a great deal of blessings upon you; how much of my du‘aa’ should be sending blessings upon you? He said: “Whatever you wish.” I said: One quarter? He said: “Whatever you wish, and if you do more, that will be better for you.” I said: One half? He said: “Whatever you wish and if you do more, that will be better for you.” I said: Two thirds? He said: “Whatever you wish and if you do more, that will be better for you.” I said: I will make all of my du‘aa’ for you. He said: “Then your concerns will be taken care of and your sins will be forgiven.”
[Tirmidhi – 2457]
‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin al-Aas (رضي الله عنه) reported that he heard the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) saying:
When you hear the mu’adhdhin, repeat what he says, then invoke blessings on me for every one who invokes blessings on me once, will receive ten blessings from Allah. Then ask Allah for the waseelah to be granted to me. It is a position in paradise that may not be granted to any but one of Allah’s servants, and I dearly hope that I will be that servant. Whoever asks Allah for the waseelah for me, my intercession is guaranteed for him.
Muslim, as-Saheeh, b. of salat (prayer) ch.7 (1: 288-9 # 384)
The supplication is stopped between the heaven and the earth and nothing of it ascends, till you invoke blessing on your Prophet.
Tirmidhi related in al-Jami‘-us-saheeh, b. of salat (prayer) ch.352 (2: 356 # 486).
The Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) said:
He who invokes blessings upon me once, Allah showers ten blessings upon him and obliterates (his) ten sins and elevates him by ten ranks
Ahmad bin Hambal, Musnad, 3: 102 & 261
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!’”.
Amir bin Rabeeah (رضي الله عنه), on his father’s authority, said that he heard the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) saying:
“The angels will continue to bless anyone who blesses me, as long as he continues to do so, so the servant should either reduce or enhance this”
Ahmad bin Hambal, Musnad (3:445)
Shaddad bin Aws (رضي الله عنه) reported that Allah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) said:
“The most excellent day is the day of Jumu‘ah (Friday). Adam was created on that (day) and on it the Trumpet will be blown and on it will (the people) loose their senses. So invoke blessings on me abundantly on that (day) for your blessings are presented to me”
Abū Dawūd, Sunan, b. of salat (prayer), 1: 275 (# 1047)