Salah and Salam upon Prophet (ﷺ)
Assalamu Alaikum, Dear Brothers, and Sisters, today I am going to teach you the true method of sending Salah (Darood) and Salam upon the Prophet (ﷺ). I’m going to start with a verse from the Qur’an. Almighty Allah says in Qur’an,
“Indeed Allah and his Angel are sending Salah (Mercy) upon the prophet, (Almighty Allah says) O who is believers you too send Salah (Darood) upon him and more than more Salam”Surah- Al-Ahjab 56
In this verse of the Qur’an Almighty Allah has given us two orders.
- Sending Darood
- Sending more than more Salam
Narrated by Abu Talhah (RA), he said, One day the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) came to the Companions with a great smile. He said Angel Jibril came to me. He said to me, Your Lord said, O Muhammad (ﷺ) are you not happy with that whoever of your Ummah recites (Sends) Salah upon you once, I will send mercy on him ten (10) times? And if a person from your Ummah sends Salam upon you once, I will send Salam upon him ten times? (1)
- Nasa’i Hadith No 1283
- Darimi Hadith No 2815
- Miskatul Masabih Hadith No 928
Benefit of Darood
Narrated by Abu Hurairah (RH) he said that, indeed The Messenger of Allah said whoever recite (send) Salah one time upon me, Allah will send his mercy ten times upon him. (2)
- Sahih Muslim Hadith No 408
- Tirmizi Hadith No 485
- Nasa’i Hadith No 1295
Narrated by Anas bin Malik (RA) said, the Messenger of Allah said: Whoever sends Salah (Darood) upon me once, Almighty Allah will send mercy upon him ten times, and Allah will erase ten sins from him and will raise dignity for him in ten ways. (3)
- Nasa’i Hadith No 1296
Benefit of Salam
In a Hadith, narrated by Jabir bin Samrah (RA), he said, The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: I know a stone in Makkah, which was sending me Salam even before I was sent; I still know that stone. (4)
- Sahih Muslim, Hadith No. 5833
Think for a moment that a stone was sending Salam to the Prophet (ﷺ) before his arrival on earth, and the Prophet (ﷺ) says I know that stone even today. So if we send Salam to the Prophet, will he not recognize us? Of course, he will better know us.
In a Hadith e Qudsi, Almighty Allah Said, O Muhammad (ﷺ) are you not happy with that, if a person from your Ummah sends Salam upon you once, I will send Salam upon him ten times? (5)
- Nasa’i Hadith No 1283
The question may arise in the mind of many if we send salam to the Prophet (ﷺ), how does that salam reach?
Almighty Allah gave the Prophet (ﷺ) so much hearing power. he could hear any Darood and Salam from anywhere and part of the world. Without That, the angels convey the Salam to the Prophet with respect. For example, I want to quote a hadith-
Narrated by Abdullah (RA). He said The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “There are some angels of Allah Ta’ala who roam the earth, they convey the Salam of my Ummah to me.” (6)
- Sahih Ibn Hibban No. 914
- Sunan Ad-Dareemi Hadith No. 2812
Method of sending Salah and Salam upon Prophet (ﷺ)
Now we will learn the method of sending Salah and Salam upon the Prophet (ﷺ).
How to send Salah
Reported by Abdur Rahman bin Abi Laila. He said: Ka’b bin Ujra met me and said, do I not give you a present which I got from the Prophet (ﷺ)?. I said yes give me. He said (listen) we asked the prophet (ﷺ) How to send Salah upon you and member of your family? . The prophet (ﷺ) said, Say,
How to send Salam
It is perfectly permissible to send Salam by any sentence which means to send salam to the prophet (PBH). You can send Salam upon the prophet (PBH) Like that,
(1). “ﺍﻟﺴَّﻼَﻡُ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻚَ ﺃَﻳُّﻬَﺎ ﺍﻟﻨَّﺒِﻲُّ” (Assalamu Alaika Ayyuhan-Nabi) O prophet Peace be upon You. That sentence mentioned into Attahiyyat. (Sahi Bukhari 6265) Synonyms of “ﺍﻟﺴَّﻼَﻡُ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻚَ ﺃَﻳُّﻬَﺎ ﺍﻟﻨَّﺒِﻲُّ” is “يا نبي سلام عليك” Meaning of two is same.
(2) “السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ” (Assalamu Alaika yaa Rasulallah) Peace upon you O Prophet. (Miskat-5919, Tirmizi 3626)
(3) “والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله” (Assalatu was-Salamu ala Rasulillah) Darood and Salam upon Messenger of Allah.
I have Discussed in this Article Benefits of Darood and Salam and Also the method of sending Darood and Salam. we will recite Darood and Salam regularly. InShallah.
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