Durud for the assurance of the intercession of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

Question

Please inform me on the authenticity of the following:

Imam Ibn Abi ‘Asim (rahimahullah) has cited a narration in which Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) has mentioned that whoever recites the Salutation (durud) below, seven times on seven Fridays, then the intercession of the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) is assured for the reciter on the Day of Judgement.

اللهم صل على محمد عبدك ورسولك النبي الأمي وعلى آل محمد، اللهم صل على محمد وعلى آل محمد صلاة تكون لك رضاء وله جزاء ولحقه أدآء، وأعطه الوسيلة والفضيلة والمقام المحمود الذي وعدته واجزه عنا ما هو أهله واجزه عنا من أفضل ما جزيت نبيا عن أمته ورسولا عن أمته، وصل على جميع إخوانه من النبيين والصالحين يا أرحم الراحمين

I have come across many such narrations whereby one is promised the intercession of the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam). Which one of these Hadiths are suitable to act upon?

 

Answer

‘Allamah Sakhawi (rahimahullah) has mentioned that this narration appears in one of Ibn Abi ‘Asim’s books (rahimahullah). However, he states that he has not come across the chain [i.e. The authenticity cannot be verified].

(Al-Qawlul Badi’, pg. 126)

 

As you have alluded to, however, many other narrations have been recorded that could be quoted and practiced upon instead.

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) has guaranteed his intercession for the one who recites the du’a upon hearing the Azan.

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 614. See here)

 

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) has also promised to intercede on behalf of those who recite the following salutations (duruds):

اللهم صل على محمد وعلى آل محمد كما صليت على إبراهيم وآل إبراهيم، وبارك على محمد وعلى آل محمد كما باركت على إبراهيم وآل إبراهيم، وتَرَحَّمْ على محمد وعلى آل محمد، كما ترحمت على إبراهيم وآل إبراهيم

Allahumma salli ‘ala Muhammadin wa ‘ala aali Muhammadin kama sallayta ‘ala ibrahima wa aali Ibrahima, wa barik ‘ala Muhammadin wa ‘ala aali Muhammadin kama barakta ‘ala Ibrahima wa aali Ibrahima, wa tarahham ‘ala Muhammadin wa ‘ala aali Muhammadin kama tarahhama ‘ala Ibrahima wa aali Ibrahim.

(Adabul Mufrad, Hadith: 641; Also see: Al-Qawlul Badi’ pg. 112)

 

اللهم صل على محمد وَأنْزِلْهُ المَقْعَدَ المُقَرَّبَ عِنْدَكَ يَومَ القِيَامَة

Allahumma salli ‘ala Muhammadin wa anzilhul maq’adal muqarraba ‘indaka yaumal Qiyamah. 

(Al-Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 4481; Also see: At-Targhib wat Tarhib, Hadith: 2491, and Al-Qawlul Badi’ along with the footnotes of Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah, pg. 115)

 

Also see here.

 

Note:

1) The wording of the salutation [durud] cited in your question is fine and could therefore be recited without anticipating the accompanying reward.

2) ‘Allamah Sakhawi (rahimahullah) has cited a shorter salutation than the one mentioned in your question. The underlined parts are not found in Al Qawlul Badi’.

 

And Allah Ta’ala knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Farhan Shariff

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

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