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The jewels of the holy quran

 The jewels of the holy quran

Jewels of Quran
Isa bin Muhammad (Alaihir Rahmah) says that I once saw Abu Bakr bin Mujahid (Alaihir Rahmah) after his death in a dream reading the Holy Quran. I asked, “You have died, how are you reciting,” upon which he said, “After every Salah and finishing of the Quran, I would pray “O Allah, give me the Taufiq to recite the Quran in my grave” and that is why I am praying.” (Faizan-e-Sunnat)

Ahadith

The Holy Prophet said:
1) The best of you is he who learnt the Holy Quran and taught it to others. (Bukhari)
2) Undoubtedly, the heart gets rusted like metal gets rusted when water goes over it. The People asked, “How can they [hearts] be cleaned.” The Prophet replied, “To remember death in abundance and to recite the Holy Quran.” (Mishkat)
3) That chest which does not have any Quran in it is like an abandoned house. (Tirmizi, Darmi)
4) Whoever read the Quran and memorized it and belived its’ Halal to be Halal and its Haram to be Haram [i.e., accepted it commandments of Halal and Haraam], Allah will accept the intercession for such 10 people on from him whom Hell had already become Wajib. (Tirmizi, Ibn-e-Majah)
5) Whoever is an expert in reciting the Holy Quran is with the Kiraman Katebeen and whoever reads the Quran with pauses and it is difficult for him, that is, his tounge does not move easily and he recites with difficutly for him there are two rewards. (Bahar-e-Shariat)
6) The one who has memorized Quran will be told to read and climb and recite with Tarteel (clear and distinct recitation) like you used to read with Tarteel in the Dunya; your place will be where you read your last Ayat. (Bahar-e-Shariat)
7) Allah says, “Whoever was kept busy with the [recitation] of Quran from my Zikr and asking me, I will give him better than those who I give to those who ask” and the excellence of the Word of Allah over all the other words is like the excellence of Allah over all his creation.
8) Learn the Quran and read it because whoever learned the Quran and read it and did Qayam with it is like a bag filled with Musk whose fragrance is spread everywhere and whoever learned the Quran and slept that is he did not do Qiyamul Layl is like a bag which is filled with Musk and its mouth has been closed. (Tirmizi, Ibn-e-Majah, Nisaee)
9) Read the Quran when you heart feels affection and attachment and when your heart becomes bored stand up that is stop reciting the Quran. (Saheeh Bukhari and Muslim)
10) Decorate the Quran with your (good) voices. (Mishkat)
11) O People of the Quran, do not make the Quran a pillow, that is do not be lazy and be careless, and read the Quran in the day and night like it is the Haq of Recitation, and spread it, that is, read with good voices or do not take compensation for it, and whatever is in it, reflect upon itso that you may attain success, and do not hurry in its reward because the reward for it is great (which will be given in the Akhirah). (Bahiqi)

Rewards for certain Surahs and Ayahs

The Holy Prophet said:
1) Surah Fatiha is a cure from every illness. (Darmi, Bahiqi)
2) Do not make your home a graveyard, the Shaitan runs from the home in which Surah Baqrah is recited. (Sahih Muslim)
3) Whoever memorized the first ten ayahs of Surah Kahf will be saved the Dajjal. (Sahih Muslim)
4) Whoever recites Surah Kahf on the day of Jummah, there will be a Nur brightened for him between two Jummahs.
5) Everything has a heart and the heart of the Quran is Surah Yaseen, whoever read Yaseen, Allah will write the reward of reading the Quran ten times from him. (Tirmizi and Darmi)
6) Whoever reads Surah Yaseen for the pleasure of Allah, his past sins will be forgiven so read this near your deceased. (Bahiqi)
7) (Reading) Qul hu WAllahu Ahad (Surah Ikhlas) is equal to [reading] one third of the Quran.
8) Whoever read Ayatul Kursi after every Fard Salah, he will be under the protection and security of Allah. (Dailmi on the Authority of Sayeduna Ali)
9) (On the Day of Judgement) a caller will say O Recitor of Surah Inaam, come to Jannat for loving Surah Inaam and its recitation.
10) Surah Tabarak (Surah Mulk) saves one from Hell.
11) Whatever task is not begun with Bismillahir Rahamnir Raheem remains incomplete and unfinished.

Ettiquteets and Rules of Tilawat:
1) To memorize one Ayah of the Quran is Fard-e-Aeen on every Mukallaf Muslim; to memorize the entire Holy Quran is Fard-e-Kafyah; to memorize Surah Fatiha and a small Surah or something similar like three small Ayahs or one long Ayah is Wajib-e-Aeen. (Durre Mukhtar)
2) To read the Holy Quran while looking at it is better then reading without looking at it because in this case one touches the Holy Quran, sees the Holy Quran, and reads the Holy Quran and all this is Ibadat. (Bahar-e-Shariat)
3) To read the Holy Quran in the restroom and such places of impurity is not allowed (Na-Jaiz)
4) It is Haraam that everybody read the Holy Quran in a gathering loudly at once, however, it is necessary to read loudly enough so that one can hear what he/she is reading, that is, if there is no other distraction like noise. (Bhare-e-Shariat) Also, many children read together at once in a Madrsa loudly for learning purposes and this is okay.
5) It is better to read the Quran loudly that is if somebody praying, sleeping, or somebody ill will not be distracted. (Gunyah)
6) If somebody is reciting the Quran incorrectly then it is Wajib to tell him/her unless if one fears jealousy and hate. (Gunyah)
7) To memorize the Holy Quran and then to forget it is a sin.
8) It is from the ettiqutes of respecting the Holy Quran that one does not put their back towards the Quran or spread their legs towards the Quran or sit in a high place when the Quran is beneath. (Bahare Shariat)
9) During recitation reflect on what you are reading. For example, when reading about punishment, one should repent; when reading about paradise, one should rejoice and pray for Jannah.
10) The way to do Sajdah of Tilwat is as follows: If one hears or reads the Ayat of Sajdah then he should stand with the intention of performing the Sajdah of Tilawat and saying Allahu Akbar should go into Sajdah and should recite the Tasbeeh of Sajdah atleast three times. Then, saying Allahu Akbar, one should stand up. To say Allahu Akbar both times is Sunnah. Similarly, to stand before and after the Sajdah is Mustahab. (Durre Mukhtar)

Lastly, learn how to read the Quran in the company of a Qualified Sunni Alim [and mature sisters must go to a Qualified Sister] who can teach them how to read as this is necessary. At times, while reciting many brothers and sisters unknowingly make mistakes in recitation which change the meaning which breaks their Salah. Likewise, send your children to Madrsas where they may learn how to recite the Quran with correct pronunciation and Qirat. If there is not a Madrsa in your town, then establish one. Knowledge of Islam leads one to Love Allah and helps to build a good moral character within the Muslim community. By learning the Quran, a Muslim saves his Salah, his Iman, and his Akhirah. Learning the Quran is not limited to just learning how to recite the Holy Book, rather, it is a life long process of learning how to recite it and understand what the Quran says. The noble Ulama have worked hard and written volumes of Tafseer which consists of Ahadith, Stories, and important points. After learning the Quran, we must practice it and spread the word into our family and community.

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Dalailul khairat the famous book of durood sharif

 Dalailul khairat the famous book of durood sharif

DALAILU`L-KHAIRAAT

ROMANISED ARABIC

DUA BAD ‘I DALAAIL U`L-KHAIRAAT

BISMILLAH HIRRAHMAAN NIRRAHIIM

Al-hamdu lillahi rabbil-‘alamiin, hasbiyallahu wa ni’mal-wakiil, wala haula wala quwwata illa billahil-‘aliyyil-‘aziim, Allahumma innii ubarri‘u min hauli wa quwwati ilaa haulika wa quwwatik, Allahumma innii ataqarrabu ilaika bissalaati ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadin ‘abdika wa nabiyyika wa rasuulika sayyidil-mursaliina Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa aalihii wa sallam wa ‘alaihim ajma‘iina , imtithala…

TRANSLATION

The Supplication Of Intention

In the name of Allah, All-Merciful, the Mercy Giving

Praise be to Allah (Subhaanahu wa ta’ala), Lord of the worlds. Allah (Subhaanahu wa ta’ala) suffices me, and He is the best Protector. There is no help or power save in Allah (Subhaanahu wa ta’ala) the high, the Mighty. Ya Allah, I rid myself of reliance upon any Help or Power save Your Help and Your Power Ya Allah, I intend to ask for blessing upon the Prophets, Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, in obedience

ROMANISED ARABIC

..Lli amrika wa tassdiqal lahu wa mahabbatan fiihi wa shauqan ilaihi wa ta’ziimal liqadrihi wa likaunihi Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallama ahlal lizalika fata qabbalha minni bi fadhlika waj‘alni min ‘ibadikas-salihina wa waffiqni liqiraa ‘atihaa ‘alad-dawami bijahihii ‘indaka wa Sallallahu ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadinw wa lihii wa sahbihi ajma‘iina as-taghfirullahal- ‘aziima subhanallahi wal-hamdu lillahi hasbiyallahu wa ni’mal-wakil

TRANSLATION

Your command and with faith in Your Prophet, our master Muhamamd (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam), Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, loving him and longing for him, extolling the greatness of his rank and because is he deserving of this. Accept this from us through Your Favours and Your Grace, and make the veil of forgetfulness fall frommy heart and make me of Your Righteous slaves. YA Allah, make him more Noble than he already. And make him mightier than he is already. And make his light greater than the light from which You created him. And make his station higher than all the stations of the Messengers. And make his rank higher than all the ranks of the Prophets. And I ask You (Ya Allah) for Your Pleasure and his pleasure. Ya Allah, the Lord of the worlds and eternal Well-being and a death following The Book and the Sunna and that my witnessing of Faith is truly without modification or innovation. Forgive me, through Your Grace, Your Favour Your Generosity and Your Nobility for what I have done, Ya Allah, the Merciful of the Merciful and the blessings and peace of Allah (Subhaanahu wa ta’ala) be upon our master Muhammad and his family and Companions

ROMANISED ARABIC

SURAH IKHLAAS

BISMILLAH HIRRAHMAAN NIRRAHIIM

Qul huwallah hu ahad. Allahus samad. Lam yalid. Wa lam yulad. Wa lam yakullahu kufuwan ahad.

SURAH FALAQ

BISMILLAH HIRRAHMAAN NIRRAHIIM

Kull a`udhu birabbil-falaq. Min shaari ma khalaq. Wa min sharri ghaasiqin izaa waqab. Wa min sharrin-naffathaati fil-‘uqad. Wa min sharri haasidin izaa hasad O

TRANSLATION

SURAH IKHLAAS

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Say: “ He is “Allah” the One.Allah is care-free.He begot none and nor was He begotten.And there is none comparable (equal) to Him.

SURAH FALAQ

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Say : “ I seek refuge in the Rab of Day-break.From the evil of what He created( His creatures).And from the evil of darkness when it prevails.And from the evil of those women who blow into the knots.And from the evil of the envier when he envies.

ROMANISED ARABIC

SURAH NAAS

BISMILLAH HIRRAHMAN NIRRAHIIM

Kull a`udhu birabbin-naas. Malikin-naas. Ilaahin-nass. Min sharril-waswasil- khannas. Allazi yuwaswisu fi sudurin-naas. Minal-jinnati wan-naas.

SURAH FATIHAH

BISMILLAH HIRRAHMAN HIRRAHIIM

Al-hamdu lillahi rabbil ‘alamiin. Ar-rahman nirrahiim. Maaliki yaumiddiin. ‘Iyyaka na’budu wa ‘iyyaka nasta‘in. ‘Ihdinas-siratal-mustaqim. Siratalladhiina an’amta ‘alaihim ghairil-maghdhubi ‘alaihim walad-dhaallin. Aamiin.

TRANSLATION

SURAH NAAS

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Say: “ I seek refuge in the Rab of the people.King of the people.

Elah of the people. From the evil of sneeking Khannas (Whisperer). Who whispers in the hearts of the people. Of the Jinn and the people.

SURAH FATIHAH

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

All Praise is for Allah the Rab (Raiser) of the worlds. Rahman, the Beneficent, Rahim, the Merciful. The Maalik, the Master of the Day of Judgement. We worship you alone and seek your help only. Conduct us to the right course (path). The course of those who are favoured by You and not the course of those who rage nor of those who slip from the right path.

ROMANISED ARABIC

ASMAA ‘ULLAHIL-HUSNA

BISMILLAH Al-RAHMAAN Al-RAHIIM

Huwalla-hullazi la ilaaha illa huwar-ramanur-rahiim (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Almaliku (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-Quddus (Jalla Jalaaluhu)Al- Salaamu (Jalla Jalaaluhu)Al-Mu’minu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-Muhaiminu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-‘aziizu (Jalla Jalaaluhu)Al-Jabbaaru (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-Mutakabbiru (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-khaaliqu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-Baari‘u (Jalla Jalaaluhu)Al-Musawwiru (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-ghaffaaru (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-qahhaaru (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-wahhaabu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Ar-razzaaku (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-fattaahu(Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-‘Aliimu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-qaabidhu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-baasitu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-khaafidhu (Jalla Jalaaluhu)

TRANSLATION

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL NAME OF ALLAH (SUBHAANAHU WA TA’ALA)

IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, ALL-MARCIFUL, THE MERCY GIVING

Allah, the All-Merciful, The Mercy Giving, The king, The Holy, The Saviour, The Guardian of Faith, The Protector, The Mighty, The Compeller, The Victorious, The Creator, The Inventor, The Designer, The Forgiver, The Suduer, The Bestower, The Provider, The Opener, The Knower, The Straitener, The Expander, The Abaser,

ROMANISED ARABIC

Ar-raafi‘u (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-mu ‘izzu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-muzillu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) As-samii‘u (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-basiiru (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-hakamu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-‘adalu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-latiifu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-khabiiru (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-haliimu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-‘azzimu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-ghafuuru (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Ash-shakuuru (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-‘aliyu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-kabiiru (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-hafiizu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-muqiitu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-hasiibu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-jaliilu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-kariimu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Ar-Raqiibu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-mujiibu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-waasi‘u (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-hakiimu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-waduudu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-majiidu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-baa‘isu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Ash-shahiidu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-haqqu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-wakiilu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-qawiyyu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-matiinu (Jalla Jalaaluhu)

TRANSLATION

The Exalter, The Honourer, The Dishonourer, The Allah-Hearing, The Allah-Seeing, The Judge, The Just, The Subtle, The Aware, The Forbearer, The Magnificent, The All-Forgiving, The Benefactor, The High, The Greatest, The Preserver, The Norisher, The Reckoner, The Glorious, The Generous, The Observer, The Responsive, The All-Embracing, The Wise, The Loving, The Majestic, The Resurrector, The Witness, The Truth, The Provident, The Strong,

ROMANISED ARABIC

Al-waliyu (Jalla jalaaluhu) Al-hamiidu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-muhsi (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-mubdi ‘u (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-mu‘iidu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-muhyii (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-mumiitu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-haiyu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-qayyuumu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-waajidu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-maajidu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-waahidu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-ahadu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) As-samadu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-qaadiru (Jalla jalaaluhu) Al-muqtadiru (Jalla jalaaluhu) Al-muqaddimu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-mu akhiru (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-awwalu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-aakhiru (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Az-zhohiru (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-baatinu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-waali (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-muta’ aali (Jalla Jalaaluhu)Al-barru (Jalla Jalaaluhu) At-tawwaabu (Jalla jalaaluhu) Al-muntaqimu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-‘afuwwu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Ar-ra‘uufu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) maalikul-mulki (Jalla Jalaaluhu) dhul jalaali wal-ikhraam (Jalla Jalaaluhu)

TRANSLATION

The Firm, The Protecting Friend, The Praise worthy, The Calculator, The Originator, The Renewer, The Life-giver, The Giver of Death, The Living, The Self-Existing, The Presence, The Most Glorious, The unique, The one, The Eternal, The Able, The All-Powerful, The Expediter, The Delayer, The First, The Last, The Manifest, The Hidden, The Governor, The Supreme, The Good, The Acceptor of Repentance, The Avenger, The Pardoner, The Gentle, The Eternal Sovereign, The Lord of Glory and Nobility,

ROMANISED ARABIC

Al-muqsitu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-jaami‘u (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-ghaniyyu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-mughni (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-mu’ti (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-maani‘u (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Adh-dhaa-ru (Jalla Jalaaluhu) An-naafi‘u (Jalla Jalaaluhu) An-nuuru (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-haadi (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-badii‘u (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-baaqi (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Al-waarithu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Ar-rashiidu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) As-sabuuru (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Allazi laisa kamislihii shai ‘unn-wa huwas-samii ‘u (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Basiir (Jalla Jalaaluhu) ghufraanaka rabbana wa Ilaikal-masiir (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Ni’mal-maulaa (Jalla Jalaaluhu) wa Ni’man-nasiiru (Jalla Jalaaluhu) samii‘u (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Basiiru (Jalla Jalaaluhu) ‘Aliimu (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Qadiirun (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Muriidun (Jalla Jalaaluhu) Muta kallimu (Jalla Jalaaluhu)

TRANSLATION

The Equitable, The Gatherer, The Self-Sufficient, The Enricher, The Giver, The Withholder, The loss-Causer, The Favourer, The Light, The Guide, The Originator, The Everlasting, The Inheritor, The Guide to the Right Path, The Most Patient and great is His Majesty,

ROMANISED ARABIC

ASMAA ‘UN-NABI (SALLALLAHU TA’AALA ‘ALAIHI WA SALLAM)

Zaalika asmaa ‘u sayyidinaa wa nabiyyinaa wa maulaana Muhammadin Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam mia’taani wawaahidun-wahiya haazihii Allahumma salli wa sallim wa baarik ‘alaa manis-muhuu sayyiduna Muhammad-un sollahu ‘alaihi wa sallama

sayyiduna Ahmadu (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)

Sayyiduna Haamidun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)

sayyiduna Mahmuudun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)

sayyiduna ahiidun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)

sayyiduna wahiidun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)

sayyiduna Maahin (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)

sayyiduna haashirun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)

sayyiduna ‘aaqibun (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)

sayyiduna toohaa (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)

sayyiduna yaasiin (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)

sayyiduna Tohirun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)..

TRANSLATION

Ya Allah, bless, sanctify and grant peace to the one named Muhammad (The Praised One) Allah, s blessing and peace be upon him!

Ya Allah, bless, sanctify and grant peace to the one named Ahmad (The most Praised), Allah, s blessing and peace be upon him!

Ya Allah, bless, sanctify and grant peace to the one named Hamed (The Praiser), Allah, s blessing and peace be upon him!

Ya Allah, bless, sanctify and grant peace to the one named Muhammad (The most highly Praised), Allah, s blessing and peace be upon him. Aheed (name of the Prophet in the Torah) Allah, s blessings and peace be upon him. Waheed (The Unique) Allah, s blessings and peace be upon him. Mah (The effacer), Allah, s blessings and peace be upon him. Hashir (The Gatherer), Allah, s blessings and peace be upon him. ‘Aqib (The last in succession), Allah, s blessings and peace be upon him. Taha (Surah of the Holy Qur‘an), Allah, s blessings and peace be upon him. Tahir (The Pure) Allah, s blessings and peace be upon him…

ROMANISED ARABIC

ASMAA ‘UN-NABI

Sayyiduna Mutahharun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Tayyibun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Saiyidun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Rasuulun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Nabiyyun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Rasuulur-rahmat i(Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Qayyimu (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Jaami ‘un (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Muqtafin (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Muqaffi (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Rasuulul-malaahimi (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)sayyiduna Rasuulur-raaahatun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Kaamilun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Ikliilun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Mudath-thirun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Muzammilun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna ‘Abdallahi (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Habiibillahi (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Safiyullahi (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Najiyyullahi (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Kaliimullahi (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)sayyiduna Khaatimul-ambiyaa‘i (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Khaatimur-rusuli (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Muhyi (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)…

TRANSLATION

Mathir (the Purifier) Allah, s blessings and peace be upon him. Taiyeb (The Good) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Saiyed (The Master) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Rasool (The Messenger) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Nabi (The Prophet) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Rasool ur-Rahma (The Messenger of Mercy) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Qayim (The straight one) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Jami (The collector) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Muqtif (The Selected) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Muqfi (The Best Example) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Rasool al-Malahim (The messenger of fierce Battle) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Rasool al-Rahan (The messenger of Rest) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Kamil (The Perfect) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Iklil (The Crown) Allah, blessings and peace be upon him, Mudathir (The Covered One) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Muzzamil (The One Wrapped Up) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Bdullah (The Slave of Allah (Subhaanahu wa ta’ala) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Habibullah (The Beloved of Allah) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Safiyullah (The Intimate of Allah) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Najiyullah (the Confident of Allah) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Kalimullah (The Speaker with Allah(Subhaanahu wa ta’ala) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Khatim ul-Ambiya (Seal of the Prophet) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Khatim-ur Rasuul (The seal of the Messenger) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Muhyi (the Reviver) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

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DALAILU`L-KHAIRAAT SHAREEF

ROMANISED

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Sayyiduna Munjin (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Mudhakkirun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Naasirun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Mansuurun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Nabiyyur-rahmati (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Nabiyyut-taubati (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Hariisun ‘alaikum (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna ma’luumun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna shahiirun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Shaahidun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Shahiidun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Mashhuudun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Bashiirun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Mubash-shirun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Nadhiirun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Mundhirun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Nuurun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Siraajun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Misbaahun (Sallallahu ‘alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Hudan (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Waslam) sayyiduna Mahdiyyu (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Muniirun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna daa‘in (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Mad‘uwwun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)..

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Munji (the Rescuer) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Muthakkir (The Reminder) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Nasir (The Helper) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Mansoor (The Victorious one) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Nabiy ur-Rahman (The Prophet of Mercy) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Nabiy ut-Tauba (The Prophet of Repentance) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Haris Alaykum (The Watchful over you) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Ma’lum( The known One) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Shair (The Famous) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Shahid (The witnesser) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Shaheed (The Witness) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Mashhood (The Attested) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Bashir (The news bringer) Allah’s blessings ad peace be upon him,

Mubashir (The Spreader of Good News) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Nadhiir (The Warner) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him,

Mundhir (‘Admonisher) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him,

Nur (The Light) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Siraj (The Lamp) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Misbah (The Lantern) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Huda (The Guidence) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Mahdi (the Rightly Guided One) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Munir (The Illumined One) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Da’a (the Caller) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Madu‘u (The Called One) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

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Sayyiduna Mujiibun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Mujaabun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Hafiyyu (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna ‘Afuwwun (Sollalahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Waliyyu (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayydiduna haqqu (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Waallam) sayyiduna qawiyyu (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Amiinun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Maa’muunun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna kariimun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Mukarramun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)sayyiduna Makiinun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Matiinun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Mubiinun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna mu ‘ammilun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Wasuulun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna zuu-quwwatin (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna zuu-hurmatin (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Zuu-makaanatin (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)sayyiduna Zuu-’izzin (Sollalahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Zuu-fadhlin(Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Mutaa’un (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Mutii’un (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Qadamun sidqin (Sollalahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)…

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Mujib (the Responsive) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Mujab (The One Responded to) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Hafiy (The Welcoming) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him,

‘Afw (The over looker of sins) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Wali (The Friend) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Haqq (The Truth) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Qawly (The powerful) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Amin (The Trust Worthy) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Ma’mun (The Trusted) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Karim (The Noble) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Mukarram (The Honored) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Makin (The Firm) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Matin (the stable) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Mubin (The Evident) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Mu’mil (The Hoped for) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Wasul ( The connection) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Dhu Quwa (The Possessor of Power) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Dhu Quwa (the Possessor of Honor) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Dhu Makana (The possessor of Firmness) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Dhu ‘Azz (The Possessor of Might) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Dhu Fadhli (The Possessor of Grace) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Muta’ (The One Obeyed) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Muti’ (The Obedient) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Qadim Sidq (The Foot of Sincerity) Allah’s blessing and peace be upon him,

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Sayyiduna Rahmatun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Bushra (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Ghauthun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Ghaithun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Ghiyaathun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna ni’matulllahi (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Hadiyyatullahi (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Urwatun-wuthqa (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Siraatullahi (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Siraatun-mustaqiimun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Zikrullahi (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Saifullahi (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)sayyiduna Hizbullahi (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Annajmuth-thaaqibu (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Mustafa (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Mujtaba (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)sayyiduna Muntaqa (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Umiyyu (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Mukhtaarun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Ajiirun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Jabbaarun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Abuqaasimi (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Abut-taahiru (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Abut-tayyib (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam

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Rahmah (Mercy) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Bushra (The Good News) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Ghawth (The Redeemer) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Ni’matullah (Blessings of Allah) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Hatiyatullah (the Gift of Allah) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

‘Urwatu Wuthqa (The Trusty Handhold) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Siratullah (The Path of Allah) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Siratumustaqim (The straight Path) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon,

dhikrullah (The Remembrance of Allah) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

sayfullah (The sword of Allah) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Hizbullah (The party of Allah) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Al Najm ath-Taqib (The Piercing Star) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Mustafa (The chosen One) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Mujtaba (The Select) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Muntaqa (The Eloquent) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Umiy (The Unlettered) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Mukhtar (the chosen) Allah’s blessings an peace be upon him,

Ajeer (Allah’s worker) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Jabbar (The Compelling) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Abu Qasim (Father of Qasim) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Abu at Tahir (The Pure Father) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Abu at Taiyeb (The Good Father) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

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Sayyiduna Abu ibrahiima (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Mushaffa’un (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Shafi’un (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Salihun (Sollallhu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Muslihun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Muhaiminun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Sodiqun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Musaddaqun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Sidqun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Sayyidul-mursaliina (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Imaamul-muttaqiina (Sollalahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Qaa’idul-ghurril-muhajjaliina (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Khaliilur-rahmaani (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Barrun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Mubarrun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Wajiihun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Nasiihun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)sayyiduna Naasihun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Waqiilun (Sollalahu ‘Alahi Wasallam) sayyiduna Mutawaqqilun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Kafiilun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Shafiiqun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)…

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Abu Ibraahiim (The Father of Ibraahiim) Allah, s blessings and peace be upon him,

Mushafa (the one whose intercession is accepted) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Shafi’ (The Interceder) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Salih (The Righteous) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Muslih (The conciliator) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Muhaymin (The Guardian) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Sadiq (The Truthful) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Musaddaq (The Confirmer) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Sidq (Sincerity) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Saiyed ul-Mursalin (The Master of Messenger) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Imam ul-Mutaqin (The Leader of the Good Fearing) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Qayid ul-Ghur-il-Muhajjilin (The Guide of the Bright Shinning Ones) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Khalil ur-Rahman (The friend of the Merciful) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Bar (The Pious) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Mubirr (The Venerated) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Wajih (The eminent) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Naseeh (The Adviser) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Nasih (The Counselor) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Wakeel (The Advocate) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Mutawakil (the Reliant on Allah (Subhaanahu wa ta’ala) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Kafeel (The Guarantor) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

Shafeeq (The tender) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

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Sayyiduna Muqiimus-sunnati (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Muqaddasu (Sollahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Ruuhul-qudusi (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Ruuhul-haqqi (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Ruuhul-qisti (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Kaafin (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Muktafin (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Baalighun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Muballighun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Shaafin (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Waasilun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Mausuulun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Saabiqun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Saa’iqun (Sallallahu ‘Alihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Haadin (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Muhdin (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Faadhilun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Mufaddhalun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Muqaddamu (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna ‘Aziizun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Faatihun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Miftaahun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)…

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Muqeem as sunna (The Establisher of the way) Allah, s blessings and peace be upon him, Muqaddis (The sacred) Allah, s blessings and peace be upon him, Ruh ul-Qudus (the Holy Spirit) Allah, s blessings and peace be upon him, Ruh ul Haqq (The Spirit of Truth) Allah, s blessings and peace be upon him, Ruh ul-Qist (The Spirit of Justice) Allah, s blessings and peace be upon him, Kaf (The Qualified) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Muktaf (The broad-shouldered) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Baligh (The Proclaimer) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Mubaligh (The Informer) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Shaf (The Healing) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Wasir (The Inseparable Friend) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Mausool (The one Bound to Allah) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Sabiq (The Foremost) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Sa’iq (The Driver) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Had (The Guide) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Muhd (The Guided) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Muqaddam (Overseer) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Aziz (The Mighty) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Fadil (Outstanding) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Mufaddil (the Favoured) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Fatih (The Opener) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Miftah (The Key) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

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Sayyiduna Miftaahur-rahma (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Miftaahul-janna (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna ‘Alamul-iimaani (Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) sayyiduna ‘Alamul-yaqiini (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Daliilul-khairaati (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Musahhihul-hasanaati (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Mukiilul-atharaati (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Safuuhun ‘anizzallaati (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Saahibul-shafa’ati (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Saahibul-maqaami (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Saahibul-qadami (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Makhsuusun bil-’izzi (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Makhsuusun bil-majdi (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Makhsuusun bish-sharfi (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna saahibul-wasiilati (Sollallhu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Saahibus-saifi (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)

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Miftah ur-Rahmah (The Key to Mercy (Allah, s blessings and peace be upon him, Miftah ul-Jannah (The key to the Garden) Allah, s blessings and Peace be upon him, ‘Alam ul-Iman (he thaught the Faith) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, ‘Alam ul-Yaleen (He taught Certainly) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Daleel ul-Khayrat (Guide to Good Things) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Musahih ul-Hasanat (the Verifier of Good Deeds) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Muqeel ul-’Atharat (The Forewarner of False Steps) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Safooh ‘an az-Zallat (the Pardoner of Oppression) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Sahib ush-Shafa’h (the Possessor of intersession) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Sahib ul-Maqam (The Possessor of the Honored Station) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Sahib ul-Qadam (the Owner of the Footprint) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Makhsoosun bil-’Azz (Distinguished with Might) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Makhsoosun bil-Majd (Distinguished with Glory) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,Majhsoosun bil-Sharaf (Distinguished with Nobility) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Sahib ul-Waseelah (The Possessor of the (Closest Access) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Sahib us-Sayf (the Owner of the Sword) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

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Sayyiduna Saahibul-fadhiilata (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Saahihibul-izaari (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Saahibul-hujjati (Sollalahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Saahibus-sultaani (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Saahibur-ridaa’i (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Saahibud-darajatir-rafii’ati (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Saahibut-taaji (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Saahibul-mighfari (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Saahibul-liwaa’i (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayiduna Saahibul-mi’raaji (Sollalahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Saahibul-qadhiibi (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Saahibul-buraaqi (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Saahibul-khaatimi (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Saahibul-’alaamati (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Saahibul-burhaanu (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna Saahibul-bayaani (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)…

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Sahib ul-Fadeelaah (the Possessor of Pre-eminence) Allah, s blessings and peace be upon him, Sahib ul-izar (The Owner of the Cloth) Allah, s blessings and peace be upon him, Sahib ul-Hujjah (the Possessor of Proof) Allah, s blessings and peace be upon him, Sahib ul-Sultan (Possessor of Authority) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Sahib ur-Roda (The Owner of the Robe) Allah, s blessings and peace be upon him, Sahib ud-Darajat ir-Rafi’ (The Possessor of the Lofty Rank) Allah, s blessings and peace be upon him,Sahib ut Taj (The Possessor of the Crown) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Sahib ul-Maghfir (The Possessor of Forgiveness) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Sahib ul-Rewa’ (The Possessor of the Flag) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Sahib ul-Mi’raj (The Master of the Night Journey) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Sahib ul-Qadeeb (The Possessor of the Staff) Sahib ul-Buraq (The Owner of Buraq) Allah, s blessings and peace be upon him, Sahib ul-Khatam (The Owner of the Ring) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Sahib ul-’Alama (The Owner of the Sing) Allah, s blessings and peace be upon him, Sahib ul-Burhan (The Possessor of the Evidence) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Sahib ul-Bayan (The Possessor of Evident Proof) Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him…

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Sayyiduna fasiihul-lisaani (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)

sayyiduna mutahharul-janaani (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)

sayyiduna Rau’fun (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)

sayyiduna Rahiimun (Sollalahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)

sayiduna Udhunu khairin (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)

sayyiduna sahiihul-islaami (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)

sayyiduna Sayyidul-kaunaini (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)

sayyiduna ‘Ainun-na ‘iimi (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)

sayyiduna ‘Ainul-ghurri (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)

sayyiduna Sa`dullahi (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)

sayyiduna sa`dul-khalqi (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)

sayyiduna Khatiibul-umami (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)

sayyiduna ‘Alamul-hudaa (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)

sayyiduna Kaashiful-kurabi (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)

sayyiduna Raafi‘ur-rutabi (Sollallalhu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)

sayyiduna ‘Izzul-‘arabi (Sollallalhu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)

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Our Master “The Good Communicator” Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Our Master “The Purifier of the Soul” Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Our Master “the Kind” Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him Our Master “The Mercy Giving” Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Our Master “The Good Listener” Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Our Master “The Completer of Islam” Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Our Master “The Master of Two Universes” Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Our Master “The Spring of Bliss” Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Our Master “The Spring of Beauty” Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Our Master “The Joy of Allah” Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Our Master “The Joy of the Creator” Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Our Master “The Preacher to Nations” Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Our Master “The teacher of Guidence” Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Our Master “The Remover of Worries” Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Our Master “The Raiser of Rank” Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, Our Master “The Might of the Arab” Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him,

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Sayyiduna Saahibul-faraji (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) sayyiduna kariimul-makhraji (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam). Allahumma ya rabbi bijaahi nabiyyikal-mustafa. Wa rasuulikal-murtadha. Tahhir quluubana min kulli wasfin-yuba‘iduna ‘ann mushahadatika wa mahabbatika wa amitna ‘alas-sunnati wal-jama‘ati wash-shauqi ilaa liqaa‘ika ya dhaljalaali wal-ikraam. Wa Sallallahu ‘alaa sayyiduna wa maulaana Muhammadin wa ‘alaa aalihi wa sahbihi wa sallama tasliima. wal-hamdu lillahi rabbil-‘alamiin.

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Sahib ul-Farah (the Possessor of Happiness) Allah, s blessings and peace be upon him!

Ya Allah, Ya Lord, for the honor of Your Prophet, Al-Mustafa, and Your Messenger, Al-Murtada, purify our hearts from every characteristic which keep us away from Your Presence and Your Love, and have us pass away following his way and his community, longing to meet You, Ya Owner of Majesty and Nobility!

And the blessing and abundant peace of Allah (Subhaanahu wa ta’ala) be upon our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam), his family and his companion and praise be to Allah (Subhaanahu wa ta’ala), lord of the Worlds!

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Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa alihi wa sallam

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Sallallahu ‘alaa sayyidinaa wa-maulana Muhammadinw-wa ‘alaa aalihi wa sahbihii wa sallam. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidina Muhammadinw wa-azwajihii wa-zurriyyatihii kama sallaita ‘alaa sayyidinaa wa-maulanaa ibraahiimaa wa-barik ‘alaa sayyidinaa wa-maulana Muhammadin…

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Section describing the method of salawa uponThe Holy Prophet (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)In the name of Allah, All-Merciful, the Mercy-Giving Allah (Subhaanahu wa ta’ala) blessings and peace be upon our master and Maula Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and his family and companion! Ya Allah, bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and his wife and his descendants just as You (Ya Allah) blessed our master Ibraahiim (‘Alaihis-salaam) and sanctify our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam…

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-Wa-azwajihii wa-zurriyyatihii kama barakta ‘alaa aali sayyidinaa wa-maulanaa Ibraahiima innaka hamidum-majid. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidina wa-maulana Muhammadinw wa ‘alaa alihi kama sallaita ‘alaa sayyidinaa wa-maulanaa Ibrahima wa-barik ‘alaa sayyidinaa wa maulana Muhammadinw wa ‘alaa aali sayyidinaa wa-maulana Muhammadin kamaa barakta ‘alaa aali sayyidina wa-maulana Ibrahiima fil ‘alamina Innaka hamidum-majiid. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa wa maulana Muhammadinw wa aali sayyidinaa…

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Ya Allah, bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and his family just as You (Ya Allah) blessed our master Ibraahiim (‘Alaihis-salaam) and sanctify our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of Maula Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) just as You (Ya Allah) sanctified Ibraahiim (‘Alaihis-salaam) and the family of Ibraahiim (‘Alaihis-salaam) in all the worlds for You (Ya Allah) are the praiseworthy and Mighty! Ya Allah bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) just as You (Ya Allah) blessed our master Ibraahiim(‘Alaihis-salaam) and sanctify our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) just as You (Ya Allah) sanctified our master Ibraahiim (‘Alaihis-salaam) for You (Ya Allah) are the praiseworthy, the Mighty! Ya Allah, bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam…..

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Wa maulana Muhammadin kamaa sallaita ‘alaa sayyidinaa Ibraahiima wa-baarik ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadinw-wa aali sayyidinaa Muhammadin kama barakta ‘alaa sayyidinaa Ibraahiima Innaka hamiidum-majiid. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadi-nin-nabiyyil-ummiyyi wa ‘alaa aali sayyidinaa Muhammad. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadin ‘abdika wa rasulik. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadinw- wa ‘alaa aali sayyidinaa Muhammadin kamaa sallaita ‘alaa sayyidinaa Ibraahiima wa ‘alaa aali sayyidinaa Ibraahiima innaka…

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Ya Allah, bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) just as You (Ya Allah) blessed our master Ibraahiim (‘Alaihis-salam) and sanctify Your master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) just as You (Ya Allah) sanctified our master Ibraahiim (‘Alaihis-salaam) for You (Ya Allah) are the praiseworthy, the Mighty! Ya Allah, bless our master, the Ummi prophet and the family of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)! Ya Allah bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) just as You (Ya Allah) blessed our master Ibraahiim (‘Alaihis-salaam) and the family of our master Ibraahiim (‘Alaihis-salaam) for You (Ya Allah).

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Hamiidum-majiid. Allahumma baarik ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadinw wa ‘alaa aali sayyidinaa Muhammadin kamaa barakta ‘alaa sayyidinaa Ibraahiima wa ‘alaa aali sayyidinaa Ibraahiima Innaka hamidum-majiid. Allahumma watarah-ham ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadinw wa ‘alaa aali sayyidinaa Muhammadin kama tarah-hamta ‘alaa sayyidinaa Ibraahiima wa ‘alaa aali sayyidinaa Ibrahima Innaka hamidum-majiid. Allahumma wata-hannan ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadinw wa ‘alaa aali sayyidinaa Muhammadin kamaa tahan-nanta ‘alaa sayyidinaa Ibraahiima wa ‘alaa aali sayyidinaa…

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You (Ya Allah) are the praiseworthy, the Mighty! Ya Allah, sanctify our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) just as You (Ya Allah) sanctified our master Ibraahiim (‘Alaihis-salaam) and the family of Ibraahiim (‘Alaihis-salaam) for You (Ya Allah) is the praiseworthy, the Mighty! Ya Allah, be merciful to our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) just as You (Ya Allah) were the merciful to our master Abraham (‘Alaihis-salaam) and the families of Ibraahiim (‘Alaihis-salaam) for You (Ya Allah) are the praiseworthy, the Mighty!Ya Allah, be kind our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) just as You were kind to our master Ibraahiim (‘Alaihis-salaam) and the family of our master Ibraahiim (‘Alaihis-salaam)…

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Ibraahiima Innaka hamiidum-majiid. Allahumma wa-sallim ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadinw wa ‘alaa ali sayyidinaa Muhammadin kama sallamta ‘alaa sayyidinaa Ibraahiima wa ‘alaa aali sayyidinaa Ibraahiima Innaka hamiidum-majiid. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadinw wa ‘alaa aali sayyidinaa Muhammadinw warham sayyidinaa Muhammad-anw wa ‘aala sayyidinaa Muhammadinw wa baarik ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadinw-wa ‘alaa aali sayyidinaa Muhammadin kamaa sallaita wa rahimta wa barakta ‘alaa sayyidinaa Ibraahiima wa-‘alaa aali sayyidinaa ibraahiima fii….

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For you are the praiseworthy, the Mighty! Ya Allah, grant peace of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) just as You (Ya Allah) granted peace to our master Ibraahiim (‘Alaihis-salaam) and the families of our master Ibraahiim (‘Alaihis-salaam) for You (Ya Allah) are the praiseworthy, the Merciful! Ya Allah, bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam), and be merciful to our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam), and sanctify our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) just as You (Ya Allah) blessed, and were merciful to, and sanctified our master Ibraahiim(‘Alaihis-salaam) and the family of our master Ibraahiim(‘Alaihis-salaam)

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-al ‘alamiina innaka hamiidum-majiid. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadi-nin- nabiyyi wa azwajihii ummahatil mu’miniina wa zurriyyatihii wa ahli baitihii kama sallaita ‘alaa sayyidinaa Ibraahiima innaka hamiidum-majiid. Allahumma barik ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadinw -wa ‘alaa aali sayyidinaa Muhammadin kamaa barakta ‘alaa sayyidinaa ibraahiima innaka hamiidum-majiid. Allahumma daahiyal-mad- huwwati wa baariy- al-masmukati wa jabbaral-qulubi ‘alaa fitratiha shaqiyyiha wasa’iidihaj ‘al sharaa’ifa salawatika wana-wamiya…

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In the worlds for You (Ya Allah) are the Praiseworthy, the Mighty!Ya Allah, bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi wa sallam), the Prophet, and his wives, the Mothers of the Believers, and his descendants and the People of his House just as You (Ya Allah) blessed our master Ibraahiim (‘Alaihis-salaam) for You (Ya Allah) are the Praiseworthy, the Mighty!Ya Allah, bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) just as You (Ya Allah) blessed our master Ibraahiim (‘Alaihis-salaam) for You (Ya Allah) are the Praiseworthy, the Mighty! Ya Allah, the Leveler of the Plains, the Maker of the Firmament, and the Moulder of Hearts into the good and the bad, grant Your noblest blessings, most fruitful favors,

ROMANISED ARABIC

…barakatika wa ra‘ fata tahannunika ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadin ‘abdika wa rasulikal- fatihi limaa ughliqa wal khatimi lima sabaqa wal mu’linil-haqqa bil haqqi waddami ‘i li-jaishatil- abatili kamaa hummila fadh-tala‘a bi amrika bito-‘atika mustaufizan fii mardhotika waa ‘iyanl-liwahyika hafizal-li‘ahdika madhiyan ‘alaa nifazi amrika hattaa auraa qabasan liqaabisin alaa ‘ullahi tasilu bi ahlihii asbabahu bihii hudiyatil qulubu ba’da khaudhatil-fitani wal ithmi wa abhaja mudhihaati…

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And most loving kindness to our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam), Your slave and Your Messenger, the Opener of what was locked and the Seal of what had gone before, the Announcer of Truth with Truth, and the Refuter of the forces of falsehood! He took upon himself the responsibility of Your order in obedience to You (Ya Allah), speedily seeking Your Pleasure, earnestly heeding Your Revelation, keeping Your promise, carrying out and executing Your command, so that, by kindling a burning brand for the seeker, his family gains access through him to the blessings of Allah (Subhaanahu wa ta’ala)! Hearts were guided through him after having entered into discord and sin, and he gladdened with evident signs,….

ROMANISED ARABIC

…al-‘alami wa naa ‘iratil-ahkami wa muniratil-islami fahuwa aminukal-mamuunu wa khazinu ‘ilmikal-makhzuni wa shahiduka yaumaddiini wa ba’ii-thuka ni’matan warasuluka bilhaqqi rahmah. Allahummaf-sah lahu fii ‘adnika wajzihii mudha ‘afatil-khayri min fadhlika muhannatin-lahu ghaira mukaddaratin-min fauzi thawabikal-mahluli wajazili ‘ataa ‘ikal-ma’-luul. Allahumma ‘aali ‘alaa binaa-’innaasi binaa-ahu wa aqrim-mathwaahu ladaika wa nuzulahu wa atmim lahu nuurahu….

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…With enlightening laws and illuminating Islam! And he is Your Trustworthy One and Safe Custodian of Your Secret knowledge, Your witness on the Day of judgement and Your Envoy, a Favour for us, and Your Messenger, in truth, a Mercy of us! Ya Allah, widen for him his place in Your Eden and reward him doubly with the goodness of Your Favor granting him untarnished felicitations from the victory of Your reward, which is plentiful and fitting, and from Your Lofty Gift! Ya Allah, raise that which he built up over all that mankind has built up and ennoble his place and his sojourn with You (Ya Allah), and complete for ……

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Wajzihi minibti‘a thika lahu maqbuulash-shahaadati wamarziyyal-maqaalati za mantiqin adlin-wa khottatin faslin-waburhaanin aziim. Innallaaha wa malaaikatahu yusolluuna ‘alan-nabi. Yaa ayyuhallaziina aamanu sollu ‘alaihi wa sallimu tasliima. Labbaika Allahumma rabbi wasaadayka salawaatullahil-barrirrahiimi wal-malaaikatil-mukarrabiina wannabiyyena was-siddiqiina wash-shuhadaa‘i was-saalihiina wama sabbah laka min shay-in-yaa rabbal ‘alamiina ‘alaa sayyidina Muhammadin abdillaahi khaatamin-nabiyyiina wasayyidina mursaliina

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His light and reward him with Your approval so that his testimony is accepted and his word is Pleasing to You (Ya Allah), making him the one whose utterance is just and whose course is distinct and whose argument mighty! Verily, Allah and his angles bless the Prophet!. you, who believe, ask (Allah) to bless him and grant him abundant peace! I am here, Ya Allah, at Your service and at Your Command, my Lord! The blessing of Allah (subhaanahu wa ta’ala), the good, the Merciful, and of his closest angles, and of the Prophets and of the sincere ones, and of the martyrs and of the good ones and of whatever else exists which glorifies You (Ya Allah),. Lord of the worlds, are for our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam), son of Abdullah (Radhi allah ta’ala anhu), the seal of the Prophets and the master of Messenger…

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…Wa ima mil-muttaqiina warasuuli rabbil-‘alamiinash-shahidil-bashiirid-daa’ii ilaika bi-iznikas-sirajil-muniri wa ‘alaihis-salam. Allahummaj‘al salawatika wabarakatika warahmataka ‘alaa saiyidil-mursaliina wa imamil-muttaqiina wa khatamin-nabiyyina sayyidinaa Muhammadin ‘abdika warasulika imamil-khairi waqaa‘idil-khairi warasulir-rahmah. Allahummab ‘ath-hu maqaman-mahmuday- yaghbituhu fiihil-awwaluna wal-akhirun. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidina Muhammadin-inw wa ‘alaa…

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The Leader of the Pious and the Messenger of the Lord of the world, the witness the Bringer of Good Tidings, the caller to You (Ya Alalh) by Your leave, the Lamp, the Illumined one, on him may there be peace! Ya Allah grant Your blessings and Favours and Your Mercy to the master of the Messengers and the Leader of the pious and Seal of the Prophets, our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam), Your slave and Your Messenger, the Pioneer of Goodness and Guide to the Goodness, the Messenger of Mercy! Ya Allah send him to the Most Praise Station, the envy of those who came first and those who came last)

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DALAILU’L – KHAIRAAT SHAREEF

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..ali sayyidinaa Muhammadin kama sallaita ‘alaa sayyidina Ibraahiima innaka hamiidum- majiid. Allahumma barik ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadinw wa ‘alaa aali sayyidinaa Muhammadin kama barakta ‘alaa sayyidina Ibraahiima innaka hamiidum majiid. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadinw wa ‘alaa alihi wa asha bihi wa auladihi wa azwaajihi wa zurriyyatihi wa ahli baitihii wa as-harihii wa ansarihi wa ashya-‘ihii wa muhibbiihii wa ummatihii wa ‘alaina ma ‘ahum ajma‘ina yaa arhamar-rahimin. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidina Muhammadin…

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And the family of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) Just as You (Ya Allah) blessed our master Ibraahiim (‘Alaihis-salaam) for You (Ya Allah) are the Praiseworthy, the Mighty! Ya Allah, sanctify our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) as You (Ya Allah) sanctified our master Ibraahiim (‘Alaihis-salaam) for You (Ya Allah) are the Praiseworthy, the Mighty! Ya Allah, bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam), his family, his companions, his children, his wifes, his descendants, the People of his House, his relations by marriage, his Helpers, his adherents, his lovers, his nation and all of us along with them, Ya Allah Most Merciful of the Merciful! Ya Allah, bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)…

ROMANISED ARABIC

…’adada man solla ‘alaihi wa salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadin ‘adada manl-lam yusalli ‘alaihi wa salli ‘alaa sayyidina Muhammadin kamaa amartana bissolati ‘alaihi wasalli ‘alaihi kama tuhibbu an-yusolla ‘alaih. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidina Muhammadinw wa ‘alaa aali sayyidinaa Muhammadin kama amartanaa annusalliya ‘alaihi. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadinw wa ‘alaa aali sayyidinaa Muhammadin kama huwa ahluh. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadinw wa ‘alaa aali sayyidinaa Muhammadin kamaa tuhibbu watardhohu

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As many times as those who have asked for blessings upon him and bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) as many times as those who have not asked for blessings upon him! And bless him as we have been ordered to ask You (Ya Allah) to bless him and bless him just as You (Ya Allah) like him to blessed! Ya Allah, bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) as we have been ordered to ask for blessings upon him! Ya Allah, bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) as he deserves! Ya Allah, bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) just as You (Ya Allah) like and just as You (Ya Allah) pleased with.

ROMANISED ARABIC

…Lah. Allahumma yaa rabba sayyidinaa Muhammadinw wa aali sayyidinaa Muhammadin salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadinw wa aali sayyidinaa Muhammadinw wa ‘ati sayyidanaa Muhammada-niddarajata walwasilata filjannah. Allahumma yaa rabba sayyidinaa Muhammadinw wa aali sayyidinaa Muhammadi nijzi sayyidinaa Muhammad-an Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallama ma huwa ahluh. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadinw-wa ‘alaa aali sayyidinaa Muhammadinw-wa ‘alaa ahli baiti. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadinw wa ‘alaa aali sayyidinaa Muhammadin hatta laa yabqaa mina…

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Ya Allah. Lord of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam), bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and grant to master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) the rank of the Closest Access in the Garden! Ya Allah. Lord of the mater Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam), reward our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam), may Allah (subhaanahu wa ta’ala) bless him and give him peace, just as he deserving! Ya Allah, bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the People of his house! Ya Allah, bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) until there remains not…

ROMANISED ARABIC

As-salaati sha‘i. War ham sayyidanaa Muhammad-anw wa aala sayyidinaa Muhammadin hatta laa yabqa minarrahmati shai ‘un. Wa barik ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadinw wa ‘alaa aali sayyidina Muhammadin hatta laa yabqaa minal-barakati shai-‘un. Wa sallim ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadinw wa ‘alaa aali sayyidina Muhammadin hatta laa yabqa minassalami shai‘un. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadin fil-awwalin. Wa salli ‘alaa sayyidina Muhammadin fil-akhirin. Wa salli ‘alaa sayyidina Muhammadin fin-nabiyyiin. Wa salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadin…

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A single drop of blessings! Ya Allah, favour our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of our master! Ya Allah, bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) until there remains not a single drop of favour! Ya Allah, have Mercy on our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) until there remains not a single drop of mercy! Ya Allah, grant peace to our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) until there remains not a single drop of peace! Ya Allah (Subhaanahu wa ta’ala), bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) among the First! Ya Allah, bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) among the last! Ya Allah, bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) among the Prophets…

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…Fil mursalin. Wa salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadin filmala-il-‘alaa ilaa yaumiddiin. Allahumma ‘aati sayyidanaa Muhammada-nil -wasilata wal fadhilata washrafa waddarajatal-kabiirat. Allahumma innii aamantu bisayyidina Muhammadinw-walam arahu fala tahrimni filjinani ru’-yatahu warzuqni suhbatahu wata waffani ‘alaa millatihi wa asqini min haudihi mashrabar-rawiyyan saa ‘ighan haanii‘ann-la nazma‘u ba’dahu abadan innaka ‘alaa kulli shai-in qadiir. Allahumma abligh ruha sayyidinaa Muhammad-im-minni tahiyyatanw-wasalama. Allahumma …

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Among the Messengers! Ya Allah, bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) in the Heavenly Assembly until the day of Resurrection! Ya Allah, grant our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) the position of the Closest Access, the Pre-eminence and the noblest and the greatest rank! Ya Allah, I have believe in our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and I have not seen him so do not deprive my heart of a vision of him and provide me with his companionship and have me die on his way and lead me to drink from his Pool plentifully, blissfully, heartily, a drink after which we will never feel thirst, for You (Ya Allah) are the Power of all things!Ya Allah, send to the soul of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) my greetings and my salutations! Ya Allah…

ROMANISED ARABIC

Wakamaa amantu bisayyidinaa Muhammadinw-wa lam arahu fala tahrimni filjinani ru‘uyatah. Allahumma taqabbal shafa‘ata sayyidinaa Muhammadi-nil-kubra warfa’ darajatahul-‘ulya wa atihii su’lahu fil akhirati wal ula kama ataita sayyidanaa Ibraahiima wa sayyidanaa muusa. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammmad-inw-wa ‘alaa aali sayyidinaa Muhammadin kama sallaita ‘alaa sayyidinaa ibraahiima wa ‘alaa aali sayyidinaa ibraahiima wa baarik ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadinw-wa ‘alaa aali Muhammadin kama barakta ‘alaa sayyidinaa ibraahiima wa ‘alaa aali sayyidinaa…

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Just as I have believed in our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) without seeing him, so do not deprive my heart of a vision of him! Ya Allah, accept the great intercession of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam), raise his rank high and give him that which he asks for in the Hereafter and in this Present life, just as You (Ya Allah) gave to our master Ibraahiim (‘Alaihis-salaam) and our Lord Moses (‘alaihis-salaam)! Ya Allah, bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) just as You (Ya Allah) blessed our master Ibraahiim (‘Alaihis-salaam) and the family of Ibraahiim (‘Alaihis-salaam) and sanctify our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) just as You (Ya Allah) sanctified our master Ibraahiim (‘Alaihis-salaam) and the family of our master…

ROMANISED ARABIC

…Ibraahiima innaka hamiidum-majiid. Allahumma salli wa sallim wa baarik ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadin-nabiyyika warasulik. Wa sayyidinaa Ibraahiima khalilika wa safiyyika wa sayyidinaa Musa kaliimika wanajiyyik. Wa sayyidinaa ‘isaa ruhika wa kalimatika wa ‘alaa jamii‘i malaaikatika warusulika wa ambiyaa ‘ika wa khiyara tika min khalqika wa asfiyaa ‘ika wa khassatika wa awliyaa ‘ika min ahli ardhika wa samaa‘ik. Wa Sallallahu ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadin ‘adada khalqihii waridha‘a nafsihi wazinata arshihii wa…

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Ibraahiim (‘Alaihis-salaam), for You (Ya Allah) are the Praiseworthy, the Mighty! Ya Allah (Ya Allah), bless, sanctify and grant peace to our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam), Your Prophet, Your Messenger! And also our master Ibraahiim (‘Alaihis-salaam), Your friend and Pure and our Lord Moses, Your Interlocutor and Intimate! And also our Lord Jesus, Your Spirit and word, all the angels, Messengers and Prophets, the righteous ones from Your creation, the pure ones, the elected ones and Your saints the folk of Your earth and Your Heaven! And may Allah’ s blessings be for our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) in all of His creation, to the extent of his pleasure, in the decoration of the Throne,

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…Midada kalimatihi wa kama huwa ahluhu wakullama zakarahuz-zaakiruna waghafala ‘an zikrihil-ghafiluna wa ‘alaa ahli baitihii wa itratihiit-taahiriina wa sallama taslima. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadinw wa ‘alaa azwaajihii wa zurriyatihii wa ‘alaa jamii‘in-nabiyyiina wal-mursaliina walmalaaikatil-muqarrabiina wa jami‘i ‘ibadillahis-salihina ‘adada maa amtaratis-samaa‘u munzu banaitaha wa salli ‘alaa sayyidina Muhammadin ‘adada maa anbatatil-arudhu munzu dahautah. Wa salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadin ‘adadan- nujumi…

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In the ink of His words, to the measure that he deserves, and whenever those who remember him do so and whenever those who neglect to remember him do so, and may these blessings be also for the People of His House and the pure perfumed descendants, on whom may there be peace, over and over again! Ya Allah, bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and his wives and progeny and all the Prophets and Messengers and closest angels and all the righteous slaves of Allah (Subhaanahu wa ta’ala) in all the rain the sky has rained since it was formed and bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) in everything the Earth has produced since it was spread out! And bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) as many times as there are star…

ROMANISED ARABIC

Fissamaa‘i fa innaka ahsaitah. Wa salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadin ‘adada ma tanaffasatil-arwahu munzu khalaqtah. Wa salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadin ‘adada ma khalaqta wa ma takhluqu wa ma ahato bihii ‘ilmuka wa adh ‘afa zalik. Allahumma salli ‘alaihim ‘adada khalqika waridhaa‘a nafsika wazinata arshika wamidada kalimatika wa mablagha’ ‘ilmika wa ayatik. Allahumma salli ‘alaihim solatan tafuqu wa tafdhulu solatal-musallina ‘alaihim minal-khalqi ajma‘ina kafadhlika…

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In the sky and You (Ya Allah) alone there counter!And bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) in every breath of every soul from the moment You (Ya Allah) created them! And bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) in everything You (Ya Allah) have already created and in what You (Ya Allah) will create and in whatever is encompassed by Your knowledge and then double all of that! Ya Allah, bless them in all of Your creation and as much as it pleases Yourself, in the decoration of Your Throne, in the ink of Your words and to the extent of Your knowledge and Signs! Ya Allah, bless them, with blessings excellent, and more gracious, with blessings equal to all the requests for blessing ever uttered by the whole of creation just as in like measure.

ROMANISED

ARABIC

-‘Alaa jami‘i khalqik. Allahumma salli ‘alaihim solawatan daa ‘imatan- mustamirratad-dawami ‘alaa marrillayali wal ayyami muttasilatad-dawami lan-qidhaa‘a laha walan-sirama ‘alaa marrilliyali wal ayyami ‘adada kulli waabil-inw watolli. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadin nabiyyika wa saiyidina ibraahiima khalilika wa ‘alaa jamii‘i anbiya‘ika wa asfiyaa ‘ika min ahli ardhika wasamaa ‘ika ‘adada khalqika wa ridhaa ‘a nafsika wazinata ‘arshika wa midada kalimatika wa muntaha ilmika wazinata jamii‘i makhluqa tika….

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The whole of creation enjoys Your favour!Ya Allah, bless them, with eternal and permanent blessings, for as long as the duration of all future nights and days, never ending and perpetual, with blessings equal to the duration of all the days and nights which have already passed, with blessings as copious as the rain contained in every downpour and in every shower which have ever fallen! Ya Allah, bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) Your Prophet, and our master Ibraahiim (‘Alaihis-salaam), Your friend, and all the Prophets and pure ones from the folk of Your earth and Your Heaven, in all of Your creation and as it pleases Yourself, in the decoration of Your Throne, in the ink of Your words, to the extent of Your knowledge and Adornment of Your created beings,

DALAILU`L-KHAIRAAT SHAREEF

ROMANISED ARABIC

Salaatam-mukarratan abadan ‘adada maa ahso ‘ilmuka wa mil ‘a maa ahsoo ‘ilmuka wa adh‘afa ma ahso ‘ilmuka solatan tazidu watafuqu watafdhulu solatal-musalliina ‘alaihim minal-khalqi ajma‘iina kafadhlika ‘alaa jamii‘i khalqik. Thumma tad‘u bihzad-dua‘i fa innahu marjuwwul-lijabati insha ‘allaahu ta‘laa ba’das-salaati ‘alan-nabiyyi Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam. Allahummaj ‘alni mimman-lazima millata nabiyyik sayyidinaa Muhammadin sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallama wa ‘azzoma hurmatahu wa-a-‘azza kalimatahu wa…

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With blessings repeated eternally as much as Your knowledge and to the depth of Your knowledge and then double this! With blessings, Abundant and excellent and gracious blessings equal to all the requests for blessings ever uttered by all of creation just as in like measure the whole of creation enjoys Your favour!(Then make this supplication, for it is to be hoped it will be answered, Allah (Subhaanahu wa ta’ala) willing, after asking for blessings upon the Prophet, may Allah (subhaanahu wa ta’ala) grant him peace!)Ya Allah, grant me to be from among those who stick close to the way of Your Prophet, our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam), the blessings of Allah (subhaanahu wa ta’ala) be always upon him! Strengthen his holiness, empower his words,

ROMANISED ARABIC
Hafiza ‘ahdahu wa zimmatahu wa nasara hizbahu wada’watahu wa qathara taabi-iihi wafirqatahu wa wafa zumratahu wa lam yukhalif sabilahu wasunnatah. Allahumma innii as‘alukal-istimsaka bisunnatihi wa a‘uzubika minal-inhirafi ‘amma jaa ‘a bih. Allahumma innii as ‘aluka min khairi maa sa ‘alaka minhu saiyidunaa Muhammad-un-nabiyyuka warasuluka Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallama wa a‘uzubika min sharri mastu’azaka minhu saiyiduna Muhammad-un-nabiyyuka warasuluka Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam. Allahum-ma’ simni min sharril…

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Protect his promise and security, and give victory to his party and calling and increase those who pledge him and his company allegiance! And grant that we may die in his company and do not allow us to stray from his path and way! Ya Allah, I ask You (Ya Allah) for loyalty to his way and seek refuge in You from all deviation from it!Ya Allah, I ask You (Ya Allah) the good that our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam), Your Prophet and Your Messenger, asked of You (Ya Allah), and I seek refuge in You (Ya Allah) from the evil from which our master Muhammad(Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam), Your Prophet and Your Messenger, sought refuge, may Allah (Subhaanahu wa ta’ala) grant him peace and bless himYa Allah, protect me from the evil…

ROMANISED ARABIC

-alfitani Wa ‘afini min jamii ‘il-mihani wa aslih minni maa zahara wama batona wanaqqi qalbi minal-hiqdi wal hasadi wala taj‘al ‘alayya tibaa ‘atan-liahad. Allahumma innii as-’alukal-akhza bi ahsani ma ta’lamu watar kalisai ‘i maa ta’lamu wa-as ‘alukat-takaffula birrizqi wazzuhda filkafaafi wal makhraja bilbayani min kulli shubhatinw-walfalaja bis-sowabi fii kulli hujjatinw-wal ‘adla fil-ghadhobi warridaa‘i wattasliima limaa yajri bihil qadhoo‘u wal-iqtisoda fil-faqri wal-ghinaa wat-tawadhu-‘a fil- qawli…

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Of discord and absolve me from all tests and purify me from within and cleanse my heart from hatred and envy and do not allow any one to oppress me! Ya Allah, I ask You (Ya Allah) for the good that You (Ya Allah) know and to let me pass by the evil that You (Ya Allah) know and I ask You (Ya Allah) to provide me with provision, for indifference to being physically satisfied, a clear way out from every uncertainly, a proper stance in every argument, justice in anger and pleasure , peace whatever fate ordains, providence in thought and wealth, humility in my words and actions.

ROMANISED ARABIC

Wal fi‘li wassidqa fil-jiddi wal-hazl. Allahumma inna lii zunuuban fiima baini wabainaka wazunuban fiima baini wabaina khalqi. Allahumma maa kana laka minha fagh-firhu wama kana minha likhalqika fatahammalhu ‘anni wa aghnini bifadhlika innaka waasi- ‘ul-maghfirah. Allahumma nawwir bil ‘ilmi qalbi. wasta’mil bitaa-atika badani. Wakhallis minal-fitani sirri. Washghal bil-‘itibari fiqri. Waqini sharra wasawisish-shaitan. Wa ajirni minhu yaa rahmaanu hatta…

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And sincerity in my seriousness and in my jesting!Ya Allah, indeed there area sins between You (Ya Allah) and me and there are sins between Your creation and me! Ya Allah, what is this for You (Ya Allah), so forgive me my sins and whatever arises from them, bear them for me and enrich me with Your favour, for Your forgiveness spread wide! Ya Allah, enlighten the knowledge of my heart and render my body obedient to You (Ya Allah) and purify me from inner discord and occupy me with contemplation and protect me from the whisperings of Satan and save me from him, …

ROMANISED ARABIC

Laa yaquna lahu ‘alayya sultaan.

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(Ya Allah) the compassionate one, until he no longer has any power over me!

Tuesday

DALAILU’L-KHAIRAAT SHAREEF

ROMANISED ARABIC

AL-HIZBUTHANI FIYAUMITH-THALATHA

Allahumma innii as-aluka min khairi ma ta‘ lamu wa a‘uzu- bika min sharri maa ta’lamu wa astaghfiruka min kulli maa ta’lamu innaka ta’lamu wala na’lamu wa-anta ‘allamul-ghuyyub. Allahummar-hamni min zamani haza wa-ihdaqil-fitani wata-uli- ahlil-jur-ati ‘Alaiya wastidh’a fihim iyya. Allahumma aj-‘alni minka fi ‘iyazim-manii‘inw-wa hirzin hasiinim-min jamii‘i khalqika hatta tubal-lighanii ajali mu‘afa. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa

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Ya Allah , I ask You (Ya Allah) the good of what You (Ya Allah) know and I seek refuge in You (Ya Alalh) from the evil of what You(Ya Alalh) know and I seek Your forgiveness for everything You (Ya Allah) know,for You (Ya Allah) indeed know and we do not know and indeed You (Ya Allah) are the knower of the Unsen! Ya Allah,have mercy on me in this time from the encirclement of discord, from the oppression of the insolent and their deficiencies and all such ill! Ya Allah, give me an unassailable refuge in You(Ya Alalh), an impenetrable protection with You(Ya Alalh) from all of Your creation until I come to a virtuous end! Ya Allah, bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)

ROMANISED ARABIC

Muhammadinw-wa-‘alaa aali sayyidinaa Muhammadin ‘adada man solla ‘alaih. Wa salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadinw-wa-‘alaa aali sayyidinaa Muhammadin ‘adada mal-lam yusalli ‘alaihi wa-salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadinw-wa-‘alaa aalihii sayyidinaa Muhammadin kamaa tambaghis-solatu ‘alaihi wa salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadinw- wa-‘alaa aali sayyidinaa Muhammadin kamaa tajibuss-solatu ‘alaih. Wa-salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadinw-wa-‘alaa aali sayyidinaa Muhammadin kama amarta anyusollah ‘alaihi. Wa-salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadi-nilladhi nuruhu minnuri……

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And the family of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) as many times as those who have asked for blessings upon him! Ya Allah, bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) as many times as those who have not asked for blessings upon him and bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) with as much blessings as is fitting for him and bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) with as much blessings as is his due! And bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) as You (Ya Allah) have ordered him to be blessed! And bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) whose light is from the light of light…

ROMANISED ARABIC

-al-anwaari wa-ashraqa bi-shu‘a ‘i sirri-hil-asrar. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadinw wa-‘alaa aali sayyidinaa Muhammadinw wa-‘alaa aahli baitihil-abraari ajma’in. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadinw wa-‘alaa aalihi bahrii anwarika wa ma’diini asrarika wa lisaani hujjatika wa -‘arusi mamlu-katika wa-imami hadhratika wakhatimi ambiya‘ika solatan tadumu bidawamika watabqa bibaqa‘ika solatan turdhika waturdihi watardha bihaa ‘anna Ya arhamar-rahimiin. Allahumma rabbal-hilli wal-harami…

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And who with a ray of his secret illuminated all Secrets! Ya Allah, bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and all the chosen people of his House! Ya Allah, bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family, the sea of Your lights, the mine of Your secrets, the Tongue of Your proof, the Bridegroom of Your kingdom, the leader of Your presence and the seal of Your prophets, with blessings which last as long as You (Ya Allah) last and remain as long as You (Ya Allah) remain, blessings which please You (Ya Allah), which please him, and which make You Ya Allah) please with us, Ya Allah, Maula (helper) of the worlds!Ya Allah, Maula(helper) of the Hill and the Haram…

ROMANISED ARABIC

….warabbal-mash‘aril-harami wa rabbal-baitil harami wa rabbar-rukni wal-maqami abligh li-sayyidinaa wa-maulana Muhammad-im- minnas-salam. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa wa maulana Muhammadin sayyiddil awwalina wal-akhirin. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa wa maulana Muhammadin fii kulli waqtinw-wa-hiin. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa wa maulana Muhammadin filmala ‘il ‘alaa ilaa yaumiddin. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa wa maulana Muhammadin hatta tarithal-ardha wa man ‘alaiha wa-anta khairul-warithiin.

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Lord of the Sarctuary, Lord of the Sacred House, and Lord of the corner and the station of Ibraahiim (these are all places connected with pilgrimage to macca), send peace from us to our Maula (helper) and master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)! Ya Allah bless our Maula (helper) and master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) the master of the first and the last! Ya Allah bless our lord and master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) at every moment and the instant! Ya Allah, bless our Maula (helper) the master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) in the heavenly assembly until the day of judgment! Ya Allah, bless our Maula (helper) master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) until the earth bequeaths itself and what is on it to You (Ya Allah) are the best of those who inherit!

ROMANISED ARABIC

Allahumma salli ‘alaa saiyidinaa Muhammadi-nin-nabiyyil-ummiyyi wa-‘alaa aali sayyidinaa Muhammadin kama sallaita ‘alaa sayyidinaa Ibraahiima innaka hamiidum majiid. Wa baarik ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadi-nin-nabiyyil-ummiyyi kamaa barakta ‘alaa sayyidinaa Ibraahiima innaka hamiidum majiid. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadinw-wa-‘alaa aali sayyidinaa Muhammadin ‘adada maa ahata bihi ilmuka wajaraa bihii qalamuka wasaba-qat bihi mashii-‘atuka wa-sollat ‘alaihi mala‘ikatuka solatan daa ‘imatam bidawamika baqiyyatan bifadhlika…

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Ya Allah, bless our lord and master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam), the Unlettered (not thought to read and write by any human being) Prophet, and the family of Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) just as You (Ya Allah) blessed our master Ibraahiim (‘Alaihis-salaam), for You (Ya Allah) are praiseworthy, the Mighty! And bless our Maula (helper) master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam), the Unlettered (not thought to read and write by any human being) Prophet, and the family of Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) just as You (Ya Allah) blessed our master Ibraahiim(Alaihis-salaam), for You (Ya Allah) are praiseworthy, the Mighty! Ya Allah, bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) in all that Your knowledge encompasses, in everything that Your Pen writes, in all that Your will preordains, and as often as Your angels have blessed him, with eternal blessings, lasting as long as You (Ya Allah) last, remaining…

ROMANISED ARABIC

Wa ihsanika ilaa abadil-abadi abadal-laa nihayata liabadiyyatihi wala fana‘a lidaimu miyyatih. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadinw-wa ‘alaa aali sayyidinaa Muhammadin ‘adada maa ahata bihi ‘ilmuka wa ahsahu kitabuka washahidat bihii malaa ‘ikatuka wardha ‘an ashabihi war-ham ummatahu innaka hamiidum-majiid. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidina Muhammadinw-wa ‘ala aali sayyidinaa Muhammadinw-wa ‘alaa jamii‘i ashabi sayyidinaa Muhammadin. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadin wa ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadin …

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By Your race and Your Generosity, until the end of eternity, never-ending, with no beginning to them, and no disappearing of them, forever and ever! Ya Allah, bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) as much as You (Ya Allah) know him, as much as Your Book and as much as the witnessing of Your angels and be pleased with his companion and be merciful on his nation for You (Ya Allah) are Praiseworthy, the Mighty! Ya Allah, bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of our Maula (helper) Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam), and all the companion of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)! Ya Allah, bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of our Maula (helper) Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)

ROMANISED ARABIC

Kama sallaita ‘alaa sayyidinaa Ibraahiima wa barik killahumma ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhamamd-inw-wa ‘alaa aali sayyidinaa Muhamamd-in kama barakta ‘alaa sayyidinaa Ibrahiima wa ‘alaa aali sayyidinaa Ibraahiima fil-‘alamina innaka hamidum-majiid. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa wa maulana Muhamamdin ‘adada maa ahata bihi ‘ilmuka. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa wa maulaana Muhamamd-in ‘adada maa ahsahu kitabuk. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa wa maulana Muhammadin ‘adada ma nafazat bihi qudratuk. Allahumma salli ‘alaa…

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Just as You bless our master Ibrahiim (‘Alaihis-salaam) and bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) just as You (Ya Allah) bless our master Ibrahiim (‘Alaihis-salaam) in all the word s for You (Ya Allah) are the Praise worth the Mighty!Ya Allah, bless our master Muhamamd (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) as much as You (Ya Allah) know of him! Ya Allah bless our Maula (the helper) and master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) as much as Your Book!Ya Allah bless our Maula (the helper) and master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) as much as that would exhaust Your power by doing so!Ya Allah, bless our Maula (The helper)…

ROMANISED

Sayyidinaa wa maulana Muhammadin ‘adada ma khassa-sat-hu iradatuk. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa wa maulana Muhammadin ‘adada ma tawajjaha ilaihi amruka wa nahyuk. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa wa maulana Muhamamd-in ‘adada ma wasi‘ahu sam‘uk. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa wa maulana Muhammadin ‘adada ma ahaata bihi basaruk. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa wa maulana Muhammadin ‘adada ma zakarahuz-zaakirun. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadin ‘adada ma ghafala ‘an zikrihil-ghafilun. Allahumma….

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And master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) as much as he distinguished by Your will! Ya Allah bless our Maula and master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) as much as he is crowned by Your command and Your prohibition! Ya Allah bless our Maula (the helper) and master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) as much as all that is within range of Your Hearing! Ya Allah bless our Maula (the helper) and master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) as much as that is encompassed by Your vision! Ya Allah bless our Maula (the helper) and master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) as many as those who remember him do so! Ya Allah bless our Maula (the helper) and master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) as many times as those who neglect to remember him do so! Ya Allah

ROMANISED ARABIC

Salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa wa maulana Muhammadin ‘adada qatril-amtar. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa wa maulana Muhammadin ‘adada auraqil-ashjar. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa wa maulana Muhammmad-in ‘adada dawaabbil-qifar. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa wa maulana Muhammadin ‘adada dawaab-bil-bihar. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa wa maulana Muhammadin ‘adada miyahil-bihar. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa wa maulana Muhammadin ‘adada ma azlama ‘alaihil-lailu wa adha‘a ‘alaihin-nahar. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa wa maulana Muhammadin bil-ghuduwwi wal-aasal. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa wa…..

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Ya Allah, bless our master and Maula (helper) Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam), as many times as there are drops of rain! Ya Allah, bless our master and Maula (helper) Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam), as many times as there are leaves on the trees! Ya Allah, bless our master and Maula (helper) Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) as many times as there are beasts of the desert! Ya Allah, bless our master and Maula (helper) Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam), as many times as there are creatures in the sea! Ya Allah, bless our master and Maula (helper) Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam), as much as there is water in the sea! Ya Allah, bless our master and Maula (helper) Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) as much as all that the night has covered and the day has illuminated! Ya Allah, bless our master and Maula (helper) by morn and by eve! Ya Allah bless our lord and master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)…

ROMANISED ARABIC

…maulana Muhammadin ‘adadar-rimal. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa wa maulana Muhammadin ‘adadan-nisaa‘i warrijal. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa wa maulana Muhammad-ir-rida ‘a nafsik. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa wa maulana Muhammad-im midada kalimatik. Allahumma salli ‘alaa saiyidinaa wa maulaana Muhammad-im mil‘a samawatika wa ardhik. Allhumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa wa maulaana Muhammadin zinata ‘arshi. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa wa maulana Muhammadin ‘adada makhluqaatik. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa …

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As many times as there are grains of sands! Ya Allah, bless our master and Maula (helper) Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) as many times as there are men and women! Ya Allah, bless our master and Maula (helper) Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) as much as pleases You (Ya Allah)! Ya Allah, bless our master and Maula (helper) Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) as much as the in of Your words! Ya Allah, bless our master amd Maula (helper) Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) to the fullness of Your heavens and Your earth! Ya Allah, bless our master and Maula (helper) Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) in the decoration of Your Throne! Ya Allah, bless our master and Maula (helper) Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) as many times as there are created beings! Ya Allah, bless our master and Maula (helper) Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)…

DALAILU’L-KHAIRAAT SHAREEF

ROMANISED

ARABIC

Wa maulana Muhammadin afdhala salawaatik. Allahumma salli ‘alaa nabiyyir-rahmah. Allahumma salli ‘alaa shafii‘il-ummat. Allahumma salli ‘alaa kashifil-ghummah. Allahumma salli ‘alaa mujlil-dhulmah. Allahumma salli ‘alaa mulin-ni’mah. Allahumma salli ‘alaa mu’tir-rahmah. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sahibil-hauzil-maurud. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sohibil-maqamil-mahmud. Allahumma salli ‘alaa saahibil-lilwaa‘il ma‘qud. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sahibi…

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Of the site of witnessing!

Ya Allah, bless the One dressed in nobility and generosity!

Ya Allah, bless the one called Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) in Heaven and Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi wasallam) On the earth!

Ya Allah, bless the Possessor of the mole!

Ya Allah, bless the Possessor of the distinguishing mark!

Ya Allah, bless the One dress in miracles!

Ya Allah, bless the One with special leadership!

Ya Allah, bless the One shaded by clouds!

Ya Allah, bless the One who can see equally from behind him as before him!

Ya Allah…

ROMANISED ARABIC

Makanil-mash hud. Allahumma salli ‘alal-mausufi bilkarami waljud. Allahumma salli ‘ala man huwa fissamaa ‘i sayyiduna Mahmuduw-wafil ardhi sayyidunaa Muhammad. Allahumma salli ‘alaa saahibish-shamah. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sahibil-‘alamah. Allahumma salli ‘alal-mausufi bilkaramah. Allahumma salli ‘alal-makhsusi bizza‘amah. Allahumma salli ‘alaa man kana tuzziluhul- ghamamah. Allahumma salli ‘alaa man kana yaraa khalfahu kama yara mann amamah. Allahumma salli…

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With the very best of Your blessings!

Ya Allah, bless the Prophet of Mercy!

Ya Allah, bless the intercessor of his nation!

Ya Allah, bless the Remover of grief!

Ya Allah, bless the clarifier of darkness!

Ya Allah, bless the Master of happiness

Ya Allah, bless the Granter of mercy!

Ya Allah, bless the Owner of visited Pool!

Ya Allah, bless the Owner of the Most Praised Station!

Ya Allah, bless the Owner of the Flag!

Ya Allah, bless the Owner…

ROMANISED ARABIC

‘Alash-shafii‘il-mushaffa‘i yaumal-qiyamah. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sohibid-dhora’ah. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sohibish-shafa‘ah. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sohibil-wasilah. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sohibil-fadhilah. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sohibid-darajatir-rafi‘ah. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sohibil-harawah. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sohibin-na’ lain. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sohibil-hujjajah. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sahibil-burhan. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sohibis-sultaan.

TRANSLATION

Bless the One whose intersession is accepted on the Day of Resurrection!

Ya Allah, bless the Possessor of humanity!

Ya Allah, bless the Possessor of intersession!

Ya Allah, bless the Possessor of closest Access!

Ya Allah, bless the Possessor of pre-eminence!

Ya Allah, bless the Possessor of the Lofty Rank!

Ya Allah, bless the Owner of the stalwart staff!

Ya Allah, bless the Owner of the sandals!

Ya Allah, bless the Possessor of sound argument!

Ya Allah, bless the Possessor of convincing reason!

Ya Allah, bless the Possessor of authority!

ROMANISED ARABIC

Allahumma salli ‘alaa sohibit-taaj. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sohibil-mi’raj. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sohibil-qadhiib. Allahumma salli ‘alaa rakibin-najiib. Allahumma salli ‘alaa rakibil-buraaq. Allahumma salli ‘alaa mukhtariqis-sab‘ittibaq. Allahumma salli ‘alash-shafii’ fii jamii‘il-anam. Allahumma salli ‘alaa mann sabbaha fii kaffihit-to’am. Allahumma salli ‘alaa mann baka ilayhil-jiz‘u wahanna lifiraqih. Allahumma salli ‘alaa man tawassala bihi tairul-falat. Allahumma salli…..

TRANSLATION

Ya Allah, bless the Owner of the turban!

Ya Allah, bless the Master of the night journey!

Ya Allah, bless the Owner of the scepter!

Ya Allah, bless the Noble Rider!

Ya Allah, bless the Rider of Buraq!

Ya Allah, bless the One who traversed the seven heavens!

Ya Allah, bless the intercessor of all creatures!

Ya Allah, bless the one who held food in his hand, which glorified Allah (Subhaanahu wa ta’ala)!

Ya Allah, bless the One for whom a palm trunk wept and sighed at its separation from him!

Ya Allah, bless the One whose mediation was sought by the birds of the desert!

Ya Allah, bless…

ROMANISED ARABIC

‘Alaa mann sabbahat fii kaffihil-hasoh. Allahumma salli ‘alaa mann tashaffa‘a ilaihiz-zabyu bi-afsahil-kalam. Allahumma salli ‘alaa mann kallamahudh-dhabbu fi majlisihii ma‘a ashaabihil-‘alam. Allahumma salli ‘alal-bashirin-nazir. Allahumma salli ‘alas-sirajil-munir. Allahumma salli ‘alaa man shakaa ilaihil-ba’ir. Allahuma salli ‘alaa man tafajjara mim baini asobi ‘ihil-maa’un-namir. Allahumma salli ‘alat-tahiril-mutahar. Allahumma salli ‘alaa nuril-anwaar. Alahahumma salli ‘alaa manin-saqqa lahul-qamar. Allahumma…

TRANSLATION

Bless the One who held stones in his hand, which glorified Allah (Subhaanahu wa ta’ala)!

Ya Allah, bless the One whose intercession the gazelles sought and whose request were made in human speech!

Ya Allah, bless the One to whom a lizard spoke at an open gathering of the most learned companions!

Ya Allah, bless the Bearer of glad tidings and the Warner!

Ya Allah, bless the Brilliant Lamp!

Ya Allah, bless the One whom a camel made its complaint!

Ya Allah, bless the One for whom sparking water burst forth forth from his fingertips for his companion!

Ya Allah, bless the Pure One, the Purifier!

Ya Allah, bless the Light of Lights1

Ya Allah, bless the One for whom the moon was split open!

Ya Allah…

ROMANISED ARABIC

….Salli ‘alat-tayyibil-mutayyab. Allahumma salli ‘alar-rasulil-muqarrab. Allahumma salli ‘alal-fajris-saati’. Allahumma salli ‘alan-najmith-thaaqib. Allahumma salli ‘alal-‘ur-watil-wusqa. Allahumma salli ‘alaa naziri ahlil-ardh. Allahumma salli ‘alash-shafii ‘i yaumal-ardh. Allahumma salli ‘alas-saqi linnasi minal-haud. Allahumma salli ‘alaa saahibi liwaa‘il-hamd. Allahumma salli ‘alal-mushammiri ‘ann sahidil-jidd. Allahumma salli ‘alal-musta’ aamili fii mardhotika…….

TRANSLATION

Bless the One who was good and did Good!

Ya Allah, bless the Messenger close to Allah (Subhaanahu wa ta’ala)!

Ya Allah, bless the Breaking Down!

Ya Allah, bless the Shining Stars!

Ya Allah, bless the Trusty Handhold!

Ya Allah, bless the Warner of the folk of the earth!

Ya Allah, bless the intercessor of the Day of Petition!

Ya Allah, bless the One who will give people to drink from the Pool!

Ya Allah, bless the Owner of the Flag of happiness!

Ya Allah, bless the One who was ever ready for Your service!

Ya Allah, bless the One who was strived his utmost…

ROMANISED ARABIC

…ghayatal-juhd. Allahumma salli ‘alan-nabiyyil-khatim. Allahumma salli ‘alar-rasulil-khatim. Allahumma salli ‘alal-mustafal-qaaim. Allahumma salli ‘alaa rasulika abil-qasim. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sohibil-ayat. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sohibid-dalalat. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sohibil-isharat. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sohibil-karamat. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sohibil alamat. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sohibil-bayyinaat. Allahumma salli ‘alaa…

TRANSLATION

For Your Pleasure!

Ya Allah, bless the Prophet, the Seal!

Ya Allah, bless the Messenger, the Seal!

Ya Allah, bless the chosen one the Upright one!

Ya Allah, bless Your Messenger, the father of Qasim!

Ya Allah, bless the Possessor of signs!

Ya Allah, bless the Possessor of portents!

Ya Allah, bless the Possessor of indicators!

Ya Allah, bless the Possessor of miracles!

Ya Allah, bless the Possessor of marks!

Ya Allah, bless the Possessor of proofs!

Ya Allah, bless…

ROMANISED ARABIC

Sohibil-mu’jizaat. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sohibi-khawariqil-‘adat. Allahumma salli ‘alaa mun sallamat ‘alaihil-ahjaar. Allahumma salli ‘alaa man sajadat baina yadaihil-ashjaar. Allahumma salli ‘alaa mann tafattaqat min nurihil-azhaar. Allahumma salli ‘alaa mann tobat bibarkatihith-thimar. Allahumma salli ‘alaa manikh-darrat mimm baqiyyati wadhuu ‘i-hil-ashjaar. Allahumma salli ‘alaa mann fadhat min-nurihi jami‘ul-anwar. Allahumma salli ‘alaa…

TRANSLATION

The Possessor of marvels!

Ya Allah, bless the Possessor of wondrous events!

Ya Allah, bless the One who was greeted by rocks!

Ya Allah, bless the One before whom trees prostrated!

Ya Allah, bless the One from whose light blossom unfolds!

Ya Allah, bless the One from whose blessing fruit ripens!

Ya Allah, bless the One from whose leftover ablution-water trees become green!

Ya Allah, bless the One…

ROMANISED ARABIC

Mam bissolati ‘alaihi tuhattul-auzar. Allahumma salli ‘alaa mam bissalaati ‘alaihi tunalu manazilul-abrar. Allahumma salli ‘alaa mam bissolati ‘alaihi yurhamul-kibaru wasighar. Allahumma salli ‘alaa mam bissalati ‘alaihi natana’ ‘amu fii hazihid-dari wa fii tilkad-dar. Allahumma salli ‘alaa mam bissolati ‘alaihi tunalu rahmatul-aziizil-ghaffar. Allahumma salli ‘alal-mansuril-mu’aiyad. Allahumma salli ‘alal-mukhtaril-mumajjad. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa wa maulana Muhammad . Allahumma salli …

TRANSLATION

Whose light engulfs all other lights!

Ya Allah, bless the One, the request for blessings upon whom lightens our every load!

Ya Allah, bless the One, the request for blessings upon whom grants mercy to the Young and Old!

Ya Allah, bless the One, the request for blessings upon who bring favor to his house and that house!

Ya Allah, bless the One, the request for blessings upon whom brings mercy fro the All mighty, the Forgiving!

Ya Allah, bless the victorious one, the confirmer!

Ya Allah, bless the chosen One, the Extoller!

Ya Allah, bless…

ROMANISED

ARABIC .’Alaa man kana izaa mashaa fil barril-aqfari ta-’allaqatil-uhushu bi-azyalih. Allahumma salli ‘alaihi wa ‘alaa alihii wa sahbihi wa sallim taslii-maw-walhamdu lillaahi rabil-’alamiin O

IBTIDAA ‘UR-RUB ‘ITH-THANI

Alhamdu lillaahi ‘alaa hilmihi ba’da hilmihi wa ‘alaa ‘af-wihi ba’da qudratihi. Allahumma innii ‘auzu bika minal-faqri illaa illaik. Waminaz-zulli illa laka wa minal-kaufi illa minka. Wa ‘auzubika ann aqula zura. au-aghsha fujura. Au

TRANSLATION

The one who when he walked in the desert wild creatures would cling to the hem of his cloak! Ya Allah bless and grant abundant peace to him and his family and companion, and praise be to Allah (Subhaanahu wa ta’ala), Lord of all the worlds!

(BIGINNING OF THE SECOND QUARTER)

Praise be to Allah (subhaanahu wa ta’ala) for His forbearance in spite of His knowledge and His clemency in spite of His power! Ya Allah, I seek refuge in You (Ya Allah) all through which is not directed towards You(Ya Alalh)! And from all humility which is not for You (Ya Allah) and from all fear, which is not fear of You (Ya Allah)! And I seek refuge in You (Ya Allah) from telling lies! Or.

DALAILU’L KHAIRAAT SHAREEF

ROMANISED

ARABIC

Akuna bika maghrura. Wa ‘auzubika min shamatatil-‘adaa‘i Wa-’u-dhaalid-daa‘i wa khaibatir-raja‘i wa zawalin-ni’mati wafujaa-atil-niqmah. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadinw-wa sallim ‘alaihi wajzihi ‘anna ma huwa ahluhu habiibuka (thalaatha). Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Ibraahiima wa sallim ‘alaihi wajzihi anna ma huwa ahluhu khaliluka (thalaatha). Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadinw-wa ‘alaa aali sayyidinaa Muhammadin kama sallaita wa rahmita wa barakta ‘alaa sayyidinaa Ibrahiima fil-‘alamina innaka hamiidum-majiid.

TRANSLATION

From being dishonest and immoral! Or what I be proud in front of You(Ya Alalh)! And I seek refuge in You (Ya Allah) from gloating over my enemies, from disease, malady and despair, from the waning of favour and from sudden catastrophes! Ya Allah bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and grant him peace and reward him as much as he deserves, and he is Your Beloved! (Three times) Ya Allah bless our master Ibraahiim (‘Alaihis-salaam) and grant him peace and reward him as much as he deserves, and he is Your Friend! (Three times) Ya Allah, bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) just as You Ya Allah) blessed and were merciful to and bless our master Ibraahiim (‘Alaihis-salaam) in all the worlds, for You (Ya Allah) are the praiseworthy the Mighty!

ROMANISED ARABIC

‘Adada khalqika wa ridhaa nafsika wazinata arshika wa midada kalimatik. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadin ‘adada mann solla ‘alaih. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadin ‘adada man-lam yusalli ‘alaih. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadin ‘adada ma sulliya ‘alaih. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadin adh-‘aafa ma sulliya ‘alaihi. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadin kamaa huwa ahluh. Allahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammadin kamaa tuhibbu watardho lahu.

TRANSLATION

As much as all of Your creations, to the extent of Your Pleasure, in the decoration of Your throne and in the ink of Your words! Ya Allah, bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) as many times as those who have asked for blessing upon him! Ya Allah, bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) as many time as those who have not asked for blessing upon him! Ya Allah, bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) as many times as he has been blessed! Ya Allah, bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) twice as many times as he has been blessed! Ya Allah, bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) just as he deserves! Ya Allah, bless our master Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) just as You Ya Allah) love and You (Ya Allah) desire for him.

Beautiful durood sharif collection

Beautiful durood sharif collection

The message of Allah Ta’ala to Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) has come down to us in the form of the Holy Quran and the teachings of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) have reached us in the form of the Ahadith. Let us see what both the Holy Quran and Ahadith say about Durood Shareef (Salawat):

Innal llaha wa Malaa’ikatahu Yu salluna allan nabiyi.

Ya Ayyuhal lazeena aamanu sallu alaihi wasallimu tasleema.

Almighty Allah says: “Surely Allah and His Angels send blessings on the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim). O you who believe! Send Blessings (Durood) and Salutations (Salaams) on the Prophet with worthy Salutation”.(Surah al-Ahzab: 56)

In this verse of the Holy Quran, Almighty Allah, His Malaa’ikah and the Muslims have been mentioned as sending Durood upon Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim). So, Durood Shareef is actually “a Du’a in praise of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim).”

Hazrat Anas (radi Allahu anhu) narrates that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) 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 (internally). (Mishkaat)

Hazrat Abdullah ibn Ma’sud (radi Allahu anhu) also narrates that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) said: “On the Day of Qiyamah, the closest to me from among the people will be those who have read the most amount of Durood Shareef”. (Tirmidhi)

It is now evident that the recitation of Durood Shareef (Salawat) is in perfect obedience to the Divine Command and in complete conformity with the teachings of Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) of Islam. There is no scope to choose anything else when we have with us the words of Allah Ta’ala and His Apostle, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim).

Divine blessings on Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) is the highest and the most meritorious act in our Deen. This “Divine Blessings” is called Durood Shareef.

When Almighty Allah sends Durood and Salaams upon Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim), He is actually blessing him. When the Malaa’ikah and the Muslims send Durood and Salaams to Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim), they are actually showing Almighty Allah their respect for the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim).

Muslims hope that, through the blessings of the Durood and Salaams, Almighty Allah will forgive them of their sins and increase their status in this world and in the Aakirah. The Malaa’ikah hope that Almighty Allah will increase their status.

Durood is a sure means of Allah Ta’ala granting blessings, peace, prosperity and favours of great magnitude on one who recites Durood Shareef on the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim). The reciter of Durood Shareef receives all the benefits in this world and utmost gain in the next world with addition to the love of the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim).

The invocation of Blessings on the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) is styled in Arabic as “Salawat”, in Persian as “Durood”, and in Urdu as “Salawat-o-Salaam”.

The regular recitation of Durood Shareef on Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) lifts up our hearts on to a plane of comprehension where we gaze in our new found peace and moral armour.

The reciter of Durood Shareef will, after some time, come to realise by himself that it is the spontaneous outpouring of his heart before the Great Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) of Islam, whose love and attachment is needed to get all the present day problems solved and obtain mercy in the next world.

The more Durood Shareef we recite, the greater the gain and benefit will be achieved in both the worlds. Hazrat Shaikh-e-Akbar Mo’inuddin ibn Arabi (radi Allahu anhu) has stated that, “Those who claim to love and revere the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) should increase their recital of the Durood Shareef in patience and perseverance until, through the mercy of Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim), they have the opportunity of witnessing his blessed countenance”.

The special and exclusive aspect of this prayer is that Durood Shareef is immediately accepted by Allah Ta’ala. No one can doubt its acceptance, as Durood Shareef is being recited by Allah Ta’ala too. Not only this, but He has revealed this secret in the Holy Quran by saying:

Wara fa’na laka zikrah
“Have I not exalted thy name.”

Muslims are a very fortunate people. Allah Ta’ala chose for them the name of Islam as a religion, declared to be comprehensive and final for mankind. The person chose to deliver this message in this specific form and extra-ordinary style of love and hope was the most beloved of Allah Ta’ala and became the Light of Divinity to be shed upon the entire universe. This Light devastated all the domains of darkness and depression. By reciting Durood Shareef (Salawat) we invite Light and drive away all darkness from our inner soul. Our mind becomes soft and love saturated. If there is softness in everything, it tends beauty to it. People become ugly owing to lack of this essential beauty of the inner part of the mind. This ugliness cannot be glossed over by any amount of cosmetics. It is the Durood Shareef on the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) which works wonders.

In the same manner, the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) taught us Durood Shareef to attain salvation, perfect peace and maximum gain in this world as well as the next. The soul is the soil where the faith of Allah is to be implanted firmly and faithfully which requires continuous recitation of Durood Shareef to thrive and flourish.

We have been told by Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) that Durood Shareef is itself Light and when Light enters the soul every aspiration is achieved and every goal is won. Nothing remains thereafter to worry about.

1. DUROOD-E-IBRAHIMI
ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIW WA ALA AALI MUHAMMADIN KAMAA SALLAITA ALA IBRAHIMA WA ALA AALI IBRAHIMA INNAKA HAMIDUM MAJID. ALLAHUMMA BAARIK ALA MUHAMMADIW WA ALA AALI MUHAMMADIN KAMAA BAARAKTA ALA IBRAHIMA WA ALA AALI IBRAHIMA INNAKA HAMIDUM MAJID.

“O Allah, let Your Blessings come upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have blessed Ibrahim and his family. Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious. Allah, bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have blessed Ibrahim and his family. Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious”.

The famous companion of the Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim), Hazrat Ka’ab bin Ujrah (radi Allahu anhu), narrates that once it was enquired from Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) as to how blessings should be sent to him. The Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) replied that the blessings be said in the manner (it has been mentioned) above, that is, Durood-e-Ibrahimi.

2. DUROOD-E-NAHARIYA
ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SALAWATAN KAMILATAW WA SALLIM SALAAMAN TAAAMAN ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADINIL LAZI TANHALLU BIHIL UQADU WATAN FARIJU BIHIL KURABU WA TUQDA BIHIL HAWA IJU WA TUNAALU BIHIR RAGHAAA’IBU WAHUSNUL KHAWATIMI WA USTASQAAYAL GHAMAMU BIWAJHIHIL KAREEMI WA ALAAA A’LIHI WASAHBIHI FI KULLI LAMHATIW WA NAFSIN BI ADADA KULLI MA’LUMIL LAKA YAAA ALLAHU YAAA ALLAHU YAAA ALLAHU.

“O Allah! Every moment and in every breath, bestow complete and the best blessings and perfect peace which is endless on Muhammad, our master, and on his descendants and his Companions, and may, for His Sake, all our troubles and tortures be over, calamities ended, and all our needs fulfilled, all our cherished desires attained, and good ends vouch-saved, and clouds are laden with water through the glorious countenance of Prophet. The perfect blessings and peace on the Prophet’s House, his Family and his Companions every instance in number equal to the count of all things in Thy Knowledge”.

Durood-e-Nahariya is a great power. If it is recited daily, it will give such strength and power to the reciter that no one on earth will be able to subdue him. It is a grand success in all the affairs of the world. If this Durood Shareef is recited during days of calamities, Allah Ta’ala will help the reciter from the quarters unknown to the human beings. The reciter will be able to cross every barrier of handicap safely and soundly. In every worldly affair, in every trial and tribulation, success will be his net income.

3. DUROOD-E-FATH
ALLAHUMMA SALLI WASALLIM WABARIK ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADINIL FAATIHI LIMA UGHLIQA WAL KHAATIMI LIMA SABAKA WAN NAASIRIL HAQQA BIL HAQQI WAL HAADI ILA SIRAATIKAL MUSTAQEEMI SALLAL LAAHU ALAIHI WA ALA AALI WA ASHABIHI HAQQA QADRIHI MIQDAARIHIL AZEEM.

“O Allah! May Thy grace, peace and blessings rest on Muhammad, our Master, who opens that which is closed, and closes that which is preceded, who helps truth with truth, and who guided mankind to Thy straight path. May blessings of Allah be on him and his Family and Companions as according to his exalted position befitting his merit and his high rank”.

Actually, this Durood Shareef is in the Holy Quran; but then it was kept a secret. Hazrat Abu-Bakr Siddique (radi Allahu anhu), the first Caliph of Islam, used to recite it daily without fail. Some narrations say that it is because of this Durood that he was awarded the title of “Siddique” which means “Testifier to the Truth”.

Hazrat Abul Muqqarab (radi Allahu anhu) says that a man’s total sins will be washed away if he recites Durood-e-Fath for forty days continuously.

Hazrat Shaikh Muhammad Bakari (radi Allahu anhu) says that the recitation of Durood-e-Fath once a day relieves the reciter from the Fire of Hell.

Hazrat Syed Ahmed Hillam (radi Allahu anhu) says that Durood-e- Fath was the most favourite routine of Hazrat Ghaus-e-Azam, Sheikh Abdul Qaadir Jilani (radi Allahu anhu) of Baghdad Shareef.

The great Saints also say that Durood-e-Fath is actual and real light.

Hazrat Sheikh Yusuf Bin Ismail (radi Allahu anhu) says that this Durood Shareef is the greatest mystery of Allah. It brings 100% success and happiness to the reciter. In fact, this Durood Shareef brings prosperity and favour and solves all the complex problems by the Grace of Allah. When a man recites this Durood Shareef, the Angels of Allah surround him, mercy covers him and peace starts descending on him.

4. DUROOD-E-SHAFI’I
ALLAHUMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIN KULLAMA ZAKARAHUZ ZAAKIRUNA WA KULLAMA GHAFALA UN ZIKRIHIL GHAFILUN.

“O Allah! Shower blessings on Muhammad and his children whenever he is remembered by those who remember him, and shower blessings on Muhammad and family whenever he is not remembered by the negligent, and grant him peace constantly in abundance”.

This Durood Shareef is called Durood-e-Shafi’i because Hazrat Imam Shafi’i (radi Allahu anhu) used to recite it constantly and he received glad tidings of Jannah in this world. This Durood Shareef is of a very great significance. It brings tremendous prosperity, health, happiness and success in this and the next world.

Hazrat Allama Sakhavi (radi Allahu anhu) has written in his book that Abdullah bin Abdul Hakam saw Hazrat Imam Shafi’i (radi Allahu anhuma) in a dream after his death and inquired about life after death. Imam Shafi’i (radi Allahu anhu) told him that because of the continuous recitation of the above Durood Shareef, Allah Ta’ala gave him the most exalted position of the highest grade in Heaven and forgave him. Hazrat Imam Muzni (radi Allahu anhu) has also narrated exactly the same story.

This Durood Shareef is of a very great significance. It brings tremendous prosperity, health and happiness and success in this world and the Aakirah.

5. DUROOD-E-DAWAAMI
ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIW WA ALA AALI SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIN ADADA MA FI ILMIL LAAHI SALAWAATAN DAA’IMATAN BIDAWAAMI MULKILLAH.

“O Allah! Shower blessings on Muhammad, our master, in the number that is in Thy knowledge such blessings as may continue for ever eternal as Thy Kingdom”.

This Durood Shareef is of a very great value. If it is recited only once, it amounts to all the rewards of all the Duroods. By reciting this Durood, one gets peace of mind and success in this world as well as in the next. After reciting this Durood Shareef, the reciter can claim that he has recited almost all the Duroods which are in this world known to the people. During days of upheavals, this Durood Shareef brings relief, success and true happiness. It is mostly the Saints and very pious people who recite this Durood after every prayer. They also recommended this Durood Shareef to all the needy.

6. DUROOD-E-TUNAJJINA
ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA WA MAULANA MUHAMMADIW WA ALA AALI SAYYIDINA WA MAULANA MUHAMMADIN SALAATAN TUNAJJINA BIHA MIN JAMI’IL AHWAALI WAL’AFAATI WA TAQDILANA BIHA MIN JAMI’IL HAAJAATI WATU TAHIRUNA BIHA MIN JAMI’IS SAYYI AATI WATAR FA’UNA BI HAA A’LAD DARAJAATI WATU BAL LIGHUNA BIHA AQSAL GHAAYAATI MIN JAMI’IL KHAIRAATI FIL HAYAATI WABA’DAL MAMAATI INNAKA ALA KULLI SHAY IN QADEER.

“O Allah! Shower blessings on Muhammad, our Master, and his Family such blessings by means of which Thou may relieve us of all anxieties and calamities. Thou may satisfy all our needs. Thou may clean us of all evils and thanks for which Thou may grant us high position and high rank and status in Thy presence, and Thou may lead us to the utmost limit of our aspirations and capacity in whatever is best in this world as well as in the world Hereafter, as Thou has the full Power over everything”.

This Durood Shareef is always a cure for all calamities in the world of worldly affairs. It was taught by Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) himself. To recite this Durood Shareef 70 times during days of calamity, turmoil and trouble, is a must. It works wonders.

The great Scholar, Saint, Jurist and author, Imam ibn-Faikihani (radi Allahu anhu) says that there was once a pious man called Sheikh Moosa Zareer (radi Allahu anhu). He embarked on a voyage by ship. Due to a heavy storm, the ship started sinking. All the passengers on board started crying and clamouring, but Sheikh Moosa Zareer (radi Allahu anhu) went to sleep. He saw the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) in his dream and the Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) directed him and the passengers to recite Durood-e-Tunajjina 1 000 times. Sheikh Moosa Zareer (radi Allahu anhu) got up and started the recitation. As soon as he finished 300 Durood Shareefs, the storm subsided and the ship was saved. The other ship on the high seas sank, but this ship reached its destination safely and soundly. This miracle was a sufficient eye-opener for the members of the ship. It was by the Grace of Allah Ta’ala and Durood-e-Tunajjina that all were saved.

All the Saints have unanimously given verdict that Durood-e-Tunajjina is the best cure of all ills and all calamities of this world.

7. DUROOD-E-QURAANI
ALLAHUMMA SALLI WASALLIM ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIW WA ALA AALI WA ASHABI BI ADADA MA FI JAMI’IL QURAANI HARFAN HARFAN WABI ADADI KULLI HARFIN ALFAN ALFAN.

“O Allah! Send your blessings and peace on Muhammad, our Master, and on his Progeny and his Companions according to the number of every letter in Quran and let each letter carry thousands of blessings and salutations in it”.

This Durood Shareef is a very sacred one. If it is recited after every prayer, it is said that the reciter will receive the Sawaab equivalent to the recital of the entire Holy Quran. After reading the verses of the Holy Quran, this Durood Shareef should be recited 3 times.

8. DUROOD-E-SADAQAH
ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIN ABDIKA WA RASOOLIKA WA SALLI ALAL MU’MINEENA WAL MU’MINAATI WAL MUSLIMEENA WAL MUSLIMAATI.

“O Allah! Shower Thy blessings and beneficence on Muhammad, Thy creature and Thy Messenger, and shower beneficence on all men of faith and women of faith, and Muslim men and Muslim women”.

This Durood Shareef is a special one. Hazrat Abu Saeed Khudri (radi Allahu anhu), a close companion of the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim), says that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) said: “Whoever does not possess wealth to give in charity, should recite this Durood in his Du’a. It will become a source of (spiritual) cleanliness for him”.

Hazrat Abu Huraira (radi Allahu anhu) says that the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) said: “Allah has said, ‘If you spend I shall spend on you'”. This means that if you spend your money on others – the poor, sick, needy and the orphan – Allah will give you in abundance. But, what if a man has nothing to give in charity? By reading Durood-e-Sadaqah, it will suffice.

9. DUROOD-E-WALI
ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADININ NABI YIL UMMI YI WA AALIHI WABAARIK WA SALLIM.

“O Allah! Send blessings on Muhammad, our chief the unlettered Apostle and his Family Thy favours and thy Salutations.

Hazrat Shah Wali’ullah Dehlvi (radi Allahu anhu) said that his father commanded him to recite the above Durood Shareef as it was the best one.

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu anhu), a close companion of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim), has said that if a person recites this Durood eighty times on Friday (after evening prayers), then his sins equivalent to 80 years will be forgiven.

This is a very important Durood Shareef which brings forth immediate success and satisfaction to the heart and the mind.

Hazrat Zarar bin Auzar (radi Allahu anhu), another companion of the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) says that he used to recite this Durood Shareef and fight with the non-believers. In every battle, he saw that success kissed his feet, and he never lost any battle on any day.

10. DUROOD-E-ALI
ALLHUMMAJ AL SALAWAATIKA WA BARAKAATIKA ALA MUHAMMADININ NABI YI WA AZWAAJIHI UMMAHAATIL MU’MINEENA WAZURRIYATIHI WA AHLI BAYTIHI KAMA SALLAYTA ALA IBRAHIMA INNAKA HAMEEDUM MAJEED.

“O Allah! Bestow blessing and bounty on our Prophet and on his wives, who are the Mothers of the Faithful, and on his descendants and on the members of his Household in the manner as Thou conferred blessings on Prophet Ibrahim. Verily, thou art the Praiseworthy and the Glorious”.

Hazrat Ali (radi Allahu anhu) said that if any one wishes that he should get the maximum reward for one Durood alone, then he must recite the above Durood Shareef.

11. DUROOD-E-GHAUSIA
ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADINIS SAABIQI LILKHALQI NURUHU WA RAHMATUL LIL AALIMEENA ZUHURUHU ADADA MAMADA MIN KHALQIKA WAMAM BAQIYA WAMAN SAIDA MINHUM WAMAN SHAQIYA SALAWAATAN TASTAGHRIQUL ADDA WATUHEETU BIL HADDI SALAATAN LA GHAAYATA LAHA WALA MUNTAHA WALAN QADAAA’A SALAWAATAN DAAA’IMATAN BIDAWAAMIKA WA ALAAA AALIHI WASAHBIHI WA SALLIMA TASLEEMAM MISLA ZAALIKA.

“O Allah! Send thy blessings on our Master, Muhammad, whose light was created before anything else in this world and whose appearance became mercy and signal boon for all the creatures, equivalent to all those created previously and hereafter equal in number with the lucky and unlucky ones; and send thy blessing and bounties on him in the number which is impossible to be counted even, and which may be spread all over, and also that kindness and mercy which has neither beginning nor end, and which is always fresh and fine with your kindness, and the same blessings on his Family and Companions permanently”.

This Durood Shareef was very dear and near to Hazrat Ghaus-e-Azam, Sheikh Abdul Qaadir Jilani (radi Allahu anhu) of Baghdad Shareef. He ended all his lectures, recitations and writings with this Durood. It is for this reason that it is called Durood-e-Ghausia. It is very sacred, very important, very effective and 100% success.

The Saints says that if a man recites this Durood Shareef 10 times in the morning and 10 times in the evening, Allah Ta’ala fetches him nearer and nearer and loves him a lot. The reciter becomes a Saint himself. Apart from this, he will be safe from all the catastrophes of the world. The Mercy of Allah will start pouring upon him endlessly.

12. DUROOD-E-AKBAR
ALLAHUMMA SALLI WA SALLIM ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADININ NABI YIL UMMIYIL ARABIYIL QURASHIYIL HAASHIMIYIL MAKKIYIL MADANIYI SAAHIBAT TAAJI WAL MI’RAAJI SAHIBIS SARAAYA WAL ATAAYA SAAHIBIL MAKAAMIL MAHMUDI WALHAWDIL MAWRUDI SAAHIBAS SUJUDI LIR RABBIL MA’BUD.

“O Allah! May Thy grace and peace rest upon Muhammad, our Master, the Prophet of Arabia of Quraish Tribe, of Hashmite Family of Mecca and of Madinah, who is the wearer of the Holy Cap, the one who ascended the Heavens and fought holy wars and achieved boons and bounties, the one who has place of praise and who is in-charge of Kausar Fountain, and one ever-bowed in supplication of Allah (and Allah alone)”.

Hazrat Sheikh Mohi’uddin Ibn-e-Arabi (radi Allahu anhu) popularly known as “Sheikh-e-Akbar” has disclosed a number of benefits of this Durood. It is the most sacred, accepted and appreciated of Durood Shareefs.

13. DUROOD-E-NOOR
ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIN NURIL ANWAARI WA SIRRIL ASRAARI WA SAYYIDIL ABRAAR.

“O Allah! Shower Thy blessings on our Hazrat Muhammad who is light, actual light and mystery amongst the mysteries, and the leader of excellents”.

This is one of the the best Salawat in this world, and mostly Saints and pious religious leaders recite it daily without fail.

14. DUROOD-E-NABI
ALLAHUMMA SALLI WA SALLIM WA BAARIK ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIW WA AADAMA WA NUH HIW WA IBRAHIMA WA MUSA WA ‘ISA WAMA BAYNAHUM MINAN NABBIYINA WAL MURSALEENA SALAWAATULLAHI WA SALAAMUHU ALAIHIM AJMA’IN.

“O Allah! Grant Thy blessings and Thy peace and Thy bounty to our Hazrat Muhammad, and on Adam, and on Nuh, and on Ibrahim, and on Musa, and on I’sa, and on those Prophets who were sent during the period between each of them. Blessings on Allah and His peace be on them all”.

15. DAROOD-E-TAIYAB
ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIN ABDIKA WA RASOOLIKAN NABBIYIL UMMIYI WA ALAAA AALI MUHAMMADIN. ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIN WA ALAAA AALI MUHAMMADIN SALAWAATAN TAKUNU LAKA RIDAW WALAHU JAZAAA’AW WA LIHAQQIHI DAAA AW WA’ATIHIL WASILATA WAL FADILATA WAL MAQAAMAL MAHMUDAL LAZI WA’AD TAHU WA’AJZIHI AFDALA MA JAZAITA NABIYAN AN QAWMIHI WA RASOOLAN AN UMMATIHI WA SALLI ALA JAMI’I IKHWAANIHI MINAN NABBIYINA WAS SAALIHEENA YAA AR HAMAR RAAHIMEEN.

“O Allah! Shower Thy beneficence on Hazrat Muhammad, Thy slave and Thy Messenger, the Prophet who could neither read nor write, and on the House of Muhammad. O Allah! Shower Thy blessings on Muhammad, and on his House such blessings as may earn Thy Pleasure, and as may recompensate him as will be goodly need of his merit, and grant him the way of approach and elevate him to the most glorious positions which Thou has promised, and give him on our behalf the most beautiful requital and a reward more excellent than one granted by Thee to any Prophet on behalf of the people, and shower blessings on his brethren from amongst the Prophets and Righteous, O! The Most Beneficent”.

Hazrat Ibn Abi Assim (radi Allahu anhu) narrates that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) said that if any person recites the above Durood Shareef on 7 Friday nights for 7 times, then the intercession of the Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) is assured for the reciter on the Day of the Judgement.

16. DAROOD-E-ALFI
ALLAHUMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIW WA ALA AALI MUHAMMADIN BI ADADI KULLI ZARRATIM MAA’ATA ALFIN ALFA MARRATIW WABAARIK WA SALLIM.

“O Allah! May Thy beneficence be on Muhammad and on the House of Muhammad in a number equal to a million fold of each atom (that is created by Thee) and Thy blessings be, Thy peace on him”.

This Durood Shareef brings immediate success for the reciter and his entire family. It is a cure of all worldly ills.

17. DUROOD-E-ROOHI
ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIM MA DAAMATIS SALAWAATU WAS SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIM MADAAMATIR RAHMATI WA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIM MADAAMATIL BARAKAATU WA SALLI ALA RUHI MUHAMMADIN FIL ARWAAHI WA SALLI ALA SURATI MUHAMMADIN FIS SUWARI WA SALLI ALA ISMI MUHAMMADIN FIL ASMAAA’I WA SALLI ALA NAFSI MUHAMMADIN FIL NUFUSI WA SALLI ALA QALBI MUHAMMADIN FIL QULUBI WA SALLI ALA QABRI MUHAMMADIN FIL QUBURI WA SALLI ALA RAWDATI MUHAMMADIN FIR RIYAADI WA SALLI ALA JASADI MUHAMMADIN FIL AJSAADI WA SALLI ALA TURBATI MUHAMMADIN FIT TURABI WA SALLI ALA KHAIRI KHALQIHI SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIW WA ALA ALIHI WA ASHABIHI WA AZWAAJIHI WAZURIYAATIHI WA AHLI BAYTIHI WA AHBABIHI AJMA’INA BIRAHMATIKA YAAA AR HAMAR RAAHIMEEN.

“O Allah! Shower Thy blessings on Hazrat Muhammad ever and ever until Thy blessings are to be showered. Grant Thy bounty and mercy on Muhammad until Thy bounty is granted and mercy is showered. The most selected favours on the Spirit of Muhammad amongst all persons, on the name of Muhammad amongst all names, on the heart of Muhammad amongst all hearts. Thy most bountiful favours on the grave of Muhammad amongst all graves, on the tomb of Muhammad amongst all the bodies, on the clay of Muhammad (tomb) amongst all clays. May Allah shower His blessings on Muhammad the best of all that and on the descendants of Muhammad, on the Companions of Muhammad, on the friends of Muhammad, and on all his family members, O! Merciful Almighty Allah and Great Merciful”.

This Salawat is usually recited in the graveyard while paying homage to the deceased. When it is recited, Allah showers His blessings on the deceased. When the sons go to the graveyard they should recite the above Durood Shareef on the graves of their father and mother, and all the parents who have passed away.

18. DUROOD-E-SHIFA
ALLAHUMMA SALLI WA SALLIM WA BAARIK ALA RUHI SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIN FI ARWAAHI WA SALLI WASALLIM ALA QALBI SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIN FIL QULUBI WA SALLI WA SALLIM ALA JASADIMUHAMMADIN FIL AJSAADI WA SALLI WA SALLIM ALA QABRI SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIN FI QUBUR.

“O Allah! Shower Thy blessings on the soul of Muhammad amongst all Souls, on the heart of Muhammad amongst all hearts, and on the body of Muhammad amongst all bodies, and on the grave of Muhammad amongst all graves”.

A poor man complained to Hazrat Shahabuddin Ibn Arslan (radi Allahu anhu) about his illness. The disease was incurable. No doctor or physician could even suggest any medicine for his disease. Hazrat Shahabuddin (radi Allahu anhu), who was a very great Saint, listened patiently to this poor man and then told him to recite the above Durood Shareef. The poor man immediately did so and his illness disappeared so quickly as if it was never present. The poor man gladly returned to his house.

19. DUROOD-E-INAAM
ALLAHUMMA SALLI WA SALLIM ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIW WA ALA AALIHI ADADA IN’AAMIL LAAHI WA IFDAA LIHI.

“O Allah! Shower Thy blessings and peace on Muhammad, our Master, and on his progeny according to the number of Thy rewards and Thy bounties”.

Those who wish to visit Madinah Shareef and pay respects to the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) must read this Salawat for 313 times before going to bed. This Durood is the jewel of all Duroods. Its reward is unimaginable.

20. DUROOD-E-AWAL
ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIN AFDALI AMBIYAAA’IKA WA AKRAMI AS FIYAAA’IKA MAN FAA DAT MIN NURIHI JAMI’IL ANWAARI WA SAAHIBIL MU’JIZAATI WA SAAHIBIL MAQAAMIL MAHMUDI WA SAYYIDIL AWWALINA WAL AKHIREEN.

“O Allah! Shower Thy beneficence on our Master Muhammad, the most favoured of Thy Prophets and the most honoured of Thy chosen persons, whose radiant life is the source of all light and who is the conferee of miracles and conferee of the most glorious place (Maqaam-e-Mahmood), and who is the leader of the previous and the later”.

Those who recite this Durood Shareef reach the first place before Allah Ta’ala. It is for this reason that this Durood is called Durood-e-Awal (First). Those who read this Durood Shareef daily are rewarded abundantly and all their bad habits evaporate. This Salawat fetches the reciter nearer and nearer to Allah Ta’ala and brings forth all kinds of delight.

21. DUROOD-E-MUQADDDAS
ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIN HATTA TARDA WA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIN BA’DAR RI DA WA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIN ABADAN ABADAN.

“O Allah! Shower Thy blessings on our Master Muhammad, in such a measure that earns Thy pleasure, and shower Thy blessings on our Master Muhammad exceeding that measure which has earned Thy pleasure, and shower Thy blessings on our Master Muhammad forever and forever”.

This is the best Salawat, and if recited regularly, brings one nearer and nearer to Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) in this world as well as in the next.

22. DUROOD-E-TAAJ
ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA WA MAULANA MUHAMMADIN SAAHIBIT TAAJI WAL MI’RAAJI WAL BURAAQI WAL ALAM. DAA FI’IL BALAAA’I WAL WABAAA’I WAL QAHTI WAL MARADI WAL ALAM. ISMUHU MAKTUBUN MARFU’UN MASHFU’UN MANQUSHUN FIL LAWHI WAL QALAM. SAYYIDIL ARABI WAL AJAM. JISMUHU MUQADDASUN MU’ATTARUN MUTAHHARUN MUNAWWARUN FIL BAYTI WAL HARAM. SHAMSUD DUHAA BADRIT TUJAA SADRIL ULA NURRIL HUDA KHAFIL WARA MISBAAHIZ ZULAM. JAMILISH SHIYAMI SHAFI’IL UMAM. SAAHIBIL JUDI WAL KARAM. WAL LAAHU AASIMUHU WA JIBREELU KHAADIMUHU WAL BURAAQU MARKABUHU WAL MI’RAAJU SAFARUHU WA SIDRATUL MUNTAHA MAQAAMUHU WA QAABA QAWSAYNI MATLUBUHU WAL MATLUBU MAQSUDUHU WAL MAQSUDU MAWJUDUHU SAYYIDIL MURSALEENA KHA TAMIN NABIYYINA SHAFI’IL MUZ NABINA ANEESIL GHARIBEENA RAHMATIL LIL AALAMEENA RAAHATIL AASHIQEENA MURAADIL MUSHTAAQEENA SHAMSIL AARIFINA SIRAAJIS SAALIQEENA MISBAHIL MUQAR RABINA MUHIBBIL FUQARAAA’I WAL GHURABAAA’I WAL MASAAKINA SAYYIDIS SAQALAINI NABIYYIL HARAMAINI IMAAMAL QIBLATAYNI WASILATINA FID DAARAINI SAAHIBI QABAA QAWSAYNI MAHBOOBI RABBIL MASHRIQAYNI WA RABBIL MAGHRIBAYNI JADDIL HASSANI WAL HUSSAINI MAULANA WA MAULAS SAQALAYNI ABIL QAASIMI MUHAMMADINIBNI ADBILAAHI NURUM MIN NURIL LAAHI YAAA AYYUHAL MUSHTAAQUNA BI NURI JAMAALIHI SALLU ALAIHI WA AALIHI WA ASHABIHI WASALLIMU TASLIMAN.

“O Allah! May Thy grace and peace rest upon Hazrat Muhammad, our Master and our patron, the Wearer of Holy Cap, the one who ascended the Heavens, the rider of the Heavenly Steed and holder of the Flag of Divine Unity, the remover of calamity, epidemic, famine, disease, and pain. His name is written in Divine edict, exalted authorised for intercession and inscribed in the Tablet and Pen.

“He is the leader of Arabs and non-Arabs. His body is the most holy, pure, fragrant, full perfected in purity and luminous in the sanctuary of Kaaba and its precincts. He is the sun of the glorious morning light, and the (full beautiful) moon of the dark night, the chief occupant of the highest seat in Heaven, light of guidance, refuge for the creatures, and lamp in the darkness. Of excellent manner, is the intercessor for mankind, one gifted with generosity and magnanimity. Allah is his protector and Angel Jibrael attends on him frequently. The Heavenly Steed is his conveyance and the glorious ascension to Heavens (to meet his Allah) is his last station in his march onwards, his object is to come in the closest company of his Allah, and this object was successfully achieved the point of destination reached and the goal covered.

“He is the most prominent amongst all the apostles, and the last in the line of the Prophets (no Prophet will come after him. I’sa will come in the capacity of his ambassador), the intercessor of Sinners, Mercy indeed for all the domains of existence, comfort for the lovers and the desired object for the yearning souls, the sun of the gnostics, and the shining lamp for those who travel on the road leading to Allah, the lover of the poor and needy, the leader of the Jinns and all mankind, Prophet of the twin sacred centres (Makkah and Madinah), leader of the two exalted positions (Qiblas, the Kaaba of Mecca and of Jerusalem), our Supporter in both the worlds, honoured with Kaaba Kausaine, the beloved of the two east and the west, the grand father of Hazrat Hassan and Hussain, our Patron and the patron of the Jinns and mankind, father of Hazrat Qassim (his son) Muhammad, son of Abdullah, who is the light of Allah’s Light. Therefore, O lovers of light and beauty of Hazrat Muhammad, invoke blessings on him and salute him with worthy salutations.”

If anyone wants to see Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) in his dream, then he should recite Durood-e-Taaj on eleven Friday nights continuously and that too on the advancing stages of the moon. The pre-requisites of the Revision of the Durood are as below:

a. Make Wudhu.
b. Put on clean scentful clothes.
c. Face the Qibla and recite Durood for 170 times, then go to bed.

For the sanctity of the soul, one should recite the Durood seven times after Salaatul Fajr, three times after Salaatul Asr and Esha, each day.

And for overcoming the cruel Rulers and enemies, and to come out of the misery of poverty, one should recite Durood for 40 days continuously, 41 times each day. One who wishes to enhance the avenues of economy in abundance, he or she must make it a routine to revise the Durood seven times each day after Salatul Fajr.

Besides all this, Durood-e-Taaj is panacea of all the present day ills and will enable the reciter to pass a happy and peaceful life for ever.

23. DUROOD-E-DA’IM
ALLAHUMMA SALLIALA MUHAMMADIW WA ALA AALI MUHAMMADIN SALAATAN TAKUNU LAKA RIDAW WALIHAQQIHI ADAAA’AW WA A’TIHIL WASILATA WAL MAQAAMAL MAHMUDAL LAZI WA AD TAHU WAJ ZIHI ANNA MA HUWA AHLAHU WA AJ ZIHI ANNA MIN AFDALI MA JAZAITA NABIYYAN AN UMMATIHI WA SALLI ALA JAMI’I IKHWAANIHI MINAN NABBIYINA WAS SAALIHEEN.

“O Allah! Send blessings upon Muhammad and upon his family the mercy which will be for You a pleasure of fulfilment of Your Right and grant him Wasila and the highest position which You promised him and reward him from us what his is according to his status and reward him from us the highest what You rewarded any Prophet, any Messenger, from his Ummat and send Your blessings for all his brothers from the Messengers and pious people”.

The Hadith of Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) says that if a man recites the above mentioned Durood Shareef 7 times, for 7 Fridays, then the mercy of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) will reach him. (The name “Da’im” means “permanent”. Thus, this Durood Shareef should be recited by every Muslim permanently).

24. DUROOD-E-HAQ
ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIW WA ABLIGHUL WASILATA AD DARAJATAR RAFI’ATAL JANNAH.

“O Allah! Shower peace upon our Chief Muhammad and endow him with the means and high status in Heaven”.

This is the highest Durood Shareef and if recited after every prayer and in every prayer, it brings a great deal of reward.

25. DUROOD-E-RADAWIYYA
SALLAL LAAHU ALAN NABIYIL UMMIYI WA AALIHI SALLAL LAAHU ALAIHI WASALLAM. SALAATAW WAS SALAAMAN ALAIKA YA RASOOLALLAH.

The above Durood Shareef should be read 100 times after every Salaah if possible. Especially after Jummah Salaah, the men should stand together facing Medina Shareef and recite this Durood Shareef with absolute respect.

The following benefits are derived from reciting Durood-e- Radawiyya:

1. The reciter is blessed with 300 Mercies of Almighty Allah.
2. Allah Almighty sends peace on him 2 000 times.
3. 5 000 good deeds are written in his Naama-e-Amaal.
4. 5 000 of his sins are forgiven.
5. His status is eleated by 5 000 times.
6. It will be written on his forehead that he is not a Hypocrite.
7. It will be written on his forehead that he is free from the Fire of Jahannum.
8. On the Day of Qayamah, he will be amongst the Shuhadaa (Martyrs).
9. He will gain Barakah in his wealth.
10. There will be Barakah in his children.
11. He will be strong over his enemies.
12. People will have love in their hearts for him.
13. He will see the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) in his dream.
14. He will leave this world with Imaan.
15. On the Day of Qiyaamah, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) will shake hands with him.
16. The intercession of Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) will be compulsory on him.
17. Almighty Allah will be pleased with him in such a way that he will never be displeased.

26. DUROOD DIDAAR-E-MUSTAPHA
ALLAHUMMA SALLI WASALLIM WA BAARIK ALA SAYYIDINA WA MAULANA MUHAMMADININ NABIYYIL UMMIYIL HABEEBIL AALIL QADRIL AZEEMIL JAAHI WA ALA AHLIHI WA SAHBIHI WASALLIM.

“O Allah! Send your Mercy and Blessings upon our master Muhammad who is the beloved and most exalted, and upon his Companions and family.”

The pious people and the Awliya Allah said that whoever recites this Durood Shareef regularly every Thursday night, at least once, then at the time of his or her death, he or she will see the blessed countenance of Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) and when he or she enters the grave, that person will make the Ziarat of Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim). They will see Rasool-e-Paak (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) with his own blessed hands taking him or her in their Qabr.

27. DUROOD SALAATUL SA’AADAT
ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA WA MAULANA MUHAMMADIN ADADA MAA FI ‘ILMI LAAHI SALAATAN DAAA IMATAM BI DAWAMI MULKILLAH.

“O Allah! Send Your Mercy and Blessings upon our master Muhammad the number which is in the Knowledge of Allah and mercy forever”.

Hazrat Sayed Ali bin Yusuf Madani (radi Allahu anhu), Sheik-ul-Dala’il, narrated from Imam Suyuti (radi Allahu anhu) that he who recites this Durood Shareef once gets the Sawaab of 600 000 Durood Shareefs. He who recites this Durood Shareef everyday one thousand times, will be blessed in both worlds, this world and the Aakirah.

28. DUROOD-E-ISME AZAM
ALLAHU RABBU MUHAMMADIN SALLA ALAIHI WASALLAMA, NAHNU IBBADU MUHAMMADIN SALLA ALAIHI WASALLAMA.

“Allah is the Lord of Muhammad, mercy and blessings upon him. We are the slaves of Muhammad, may mercy and blessings be upon him and Salaams”.

One should make it a habit to recite this Durood Shareef for at least one hundred times daily so that one will be able to see the results of the recitation in this world and in the Hereafter. You will be prosperous and you will never be overcome by your enemies.

29. DUROOD: VIRTUES OF 1 000 DAYS
ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA WA MAULANA MUHAMMADIW WA ALA AALI SAYYIDINA WA MAULANA MUHAMMADIN KAMA TUHIBBU WA TARDALAHU.

“O Allah! Send Your Mercy and Blessings upon our master Muhammad and upon the family of our master as You love and like for him”.

That person who recites the above Durood Shareef once will be fortunate to be rewarded with virtuous deeds for 1 000 days. Several Angels of Allah Ta’ala keep on writing good deeds for 1 000 days in the person’s mark sheet.

30. DUROOD-E-MALWAAN
ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIM MAKHTALAFAL MALWAANI WA TA ‘AAQABAL ASRAANI WAKARRAL JADIDAANI WAS TAQALLAL FARQADAANI WABALIGH RUHAHU WA ARWAAHA AHLI BAYTIHI MINNAT TAHIYATA WAS SALAAMA WA BAARIK WA SALLIM ALAIHI KASEERAN.

“O Allah! Send blessings upon our leader Muhammad as long as there is the interchange of night and day, as long as the morning and the evening follow one behind the other, as long as the night and day repeat themselves jointly, and as long as the two bright stars (of Ursa Minor) remain fixed in their places, send from us our gift and peace on his soul and the souls of his family members and send peace and blessings on him abundantly”.

By reciting this Durood Shareef once, one gets the Sawaab as reciting 10 000 Durood Shareefs. It will take you only 30 seconds to read this Durood Shareef, and you will get the Sawaab for 10 000 Durood Shareefs. By reciting one Tasbeeh of this Durood Shareef 100 X 10 000 = 1 million Duroods! In Ramadaan X 10 = 10 million Duroods!

FEW DUROOD SHAREEFS FROM DISTINGUISHED PERSONALITIES

1. Hazrat Royafai (radi Allahu anhu), a very close companion of the Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) has revealed that once Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) said: “There is a Durood which if anyone recites, then I shall definitely come to his help on the final Day of the Judgement”.

That Durood is the following:
ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIW WA ANZILHUL MAQADAL MUQARRABA INDAKA YAWMAL QIYAMAH.

“O Allah! Shower Thy blessing on Muhammad and make him enter the highest place which is the greatest before You on the Day of Resurrection”.

2. It is written in “Bukhari Shareef” that after hearing the prayer call, Azaan, if anyone recites the following Durood then he will certainly receive the Holy Prophet’s (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) mercy and assistance on the Day of Judgement.

In another narration, Hazrat Abu Darda (radi Allahu anhu) says that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) himself used to recite this Durood Shareef after hearing the Azaan. He says that the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) used to read this in such an audible voice that those sitting besides him used to hear it.

The Durood is the following:
ALLAHUMA RABBA HAZIHID DA’WATIT TAAA MATTI WAS SALAATIL QAA’IMATI AATI MUHAMMADINIL WASILATA WAL FADEELATA WAB’ASHU MAQAMAM MAHMUDANIL LAZI WA ‘ADTA’U.

“O Allah! For the sake of this call of prayer and for the sake of this prayer, give Thy assistance to Muhammad, our master, and make him seated on the most exalted place which You had promised, i.e. the Maqaam-e-Mahmood”.

3. Hazrat Saeed Ahmed Savi (radi Allahu anhu) says there is one Durood Shareef which is just like actual light. In fact, it is light in itself. If recited once, the reciter obtains the reward for 100 000 Duroods.

Whenever a person is faced with trouble, he or she should recite it 1 500 times daily and all his or her troubles are bound to disappear.

Hazrat Abu Abideen (radi Allahu anhu) says that if a man recites this Durood daily, the love of Allah Ta’ala and a very high position will be given to him.

Hazrat Shaikh Ahmed Malool (radi Allahu anhu) says that this single Durood Shareef is equivalent to 100 000 Duroods.

The Durood is the following:
ALLAHUMMA SALLI WA SALLIM WA BAARIK ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIN NURIZ ZAATI WA SIRRIS SAARI FI SAAA’IRIL ASMAAA’I WAS SIFAAT.

“O Allah!Send actual blessings and grace on Muhammad, our master, who is light and this secret is spread up in all things in every corner and in every name and fame”.

4. Hazrat Abdullah ibn Abbas (radi Allahu anhu), a companion of the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim), says that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) said that if a man recites the following Durood Shareef once, then for the coming 1 000 days the Angels of Allah Ta’ala will be busy in writing reward for the reciter of this Durood. This Durood Shareef is a very rewarding one. By reciting it only once, the Angels go on writing good deeds in the account sheet of the reciter for full 1 000 days. What a great reward and what a great return?

The Durood is the following:
JAZZALLAHU ANNA MUHAMMADAM MA HUWA AHLAHU.

“O Allah! Give reward to our Hazrat Muhammad the reward which is benefitting as he deserves”.

5. Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) taught this Durood Shareef to Hazrat Qabisa bin Mukharib (radi Allahu anhu) on a particular occasion. If any Muslim man or woman recites this Durood Shareef once, then Allah Ta’ala opens all the four Doors of Heaven for him. The reciter is at a liberty to enter into Heaven from any door he chooses. Hazrat Qabisa (radi Allahu anhu) used to only recite this Durood.

The Durood is the following:
ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIW WA ALA AALI SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIW WAH DINI MIN INDIKA WA AFYID ALAYYA MIN FADLIKA WA ANSHUR ALAYYA MIR RAHMATIKA WA ANZIL ALAYYA MIM BARAKAATIKA.

“O Allah! Shower your blessings on our Master Muhammad, and his Family, and give me exclusive guidance and shower grace and favours, and spread your kindness on Muhammad and favours on him.”

G. 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 Wasallim) 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 Hazrat 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, Hazrat 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 Wasallim) told him in a dream to associate himself with the meetings of Hazrat 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, Hazrat 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 Hazrat 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. Hazrat Sufyan bin Aienna (radi Allahu anhu) says that Hazrat Khalaf (radi Allahu anhu) had a friend who was a student of Islamic Law. One day, all of a sudden, he died and Hazrat 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.

Hazrat 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 Wasallim) 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. Hazrat 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 Hazrat 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 Wasallim) at a time when the name was written in the books.

9. Hazrat Kaab Ahbar (radi Allahu anhu), a great scholar of the Taurat says: “Allah revealed to Hazrat 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 todescend 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 Wasallim)’.”

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 Wasallim) 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 Wasallim) 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 Wasallim). 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 Wasallim) 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 Wasallim).

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 Wasallim) 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 Wasallim) in a dream. He complained to Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) of great poverty. Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) 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 Hazrat 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 Wasallim) 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 Wasallim), he has been made to return tohis original form”.

14. Once while Hazrat 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 Hazrat 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 Hazrat 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 Wasallim) 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”.

A GOLDEN PAGE OF HUMAN HISTORY

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) occupies an exalted, everlasting and the most unique position in the religious history of mankind. Of all the Founders of Religion only Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) is the first and the last to claim that the Message which he brought from Allah Ta’ala to mankind is absolutely complete and final, that his dispensation shall remain in force till the end of the world, and after him no Divine Messenger will come to modify, add, subtract or abrogate any of his teachings. In him, the institution of Prophethood attained its full, final and most perfect form.

History shows that the world from the beginning has not produced any other man who can rival the Prophet of Islam (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) in the field of his teachings, his actions, his deeds or practical way of life.

It was Hazrat Muhammad’s (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) grandest contribution to the elevation of his fellow-men that he re-affirmed the sovereign principle of Monotheism and universal brotherhood of man transcending all barriers that people erect in ignorance and fear. Hazrat Muhammad (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) arose in the midst of a society that was cruelly barbarious, which had no culture, no manners, no society and no civilisation. Humanity was coming very close to calamity. Imagine the same society is today the noble torch-bearer of a new and excellent civilisation. This is one of the main miracles the Prophet ofIslam (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) performed and world history bears testimony to this truth. In a short span of 23 years he brought under one banner a most barbarous tribe spread over 2 000 000 square miles of a very remote region of the world.

It is a universal fact that Hazrat Muhammad (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) is the only Prophet in whose honour praises have been sung by all other religious leaders and some have rather recommended to their followers to follow the path of this great Prophet. People like Guru Nanak, the spiritual head of Sikh sect, and George Bernard Shaw, the philosopher, are such personalities.

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) accomplished what he undertook in his own short span of life with limited means and all round adversities, trials tortures and tribulations. The task that he accomplished, the work that he did, the manners and the character that he exhibited, and above all, the way in which he completed this stupendous task, is itself a clear proof of his being the last and the living Messenger of Allah whose religion is perfect, character blotless and complete, and teachings marvellous in all respects.

What he preached appealed to man’s reasons and rational faculties rather than to mere sentimentalism, fanaticism, irrationality and superstition. He showed what was crystal clear.

Although he was apostle, philosopher, reformer, religious head, statesman, orator, commander, soldier, administrator, and the head of state, he never sat an inch above the place where his followers used to sit, or ate a morsel more than his Companions ate or wore what was superior than what others used to wear.He was a selfless and sincere friend, perfect guide, graceful companion, loving teacher, an impartial judge and above all a simple and straight forward person. He sat in such a simple attire and mixed up so freely and simply with all the common people that the foreign delegations visiting his capital used to inquire from others as to who the Prophet of Islam was. Can any head of the state or any religious head in any part of the world boast to possess such an amicable nature? Can any head of state be so courageous?

History has known many great and glorious civilisations. The main amongst them being the Chinese civilization, Greek civilization, Roman civilization, Marxism and the Imperialistic. None owes its origin and establishment to a single individual. Nor can it be counted as everlasting. Moreover, these civilisations of the world covered a certain field and certain part of the world. All the civilisations were basically collective efforts of many, but Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) gave Islamic civilisation single-handedly for all times to come.

A GUIDE TO PRACTICAL LIVING FROM THE BLESSEDS LIPS OF SAYYIDUNA RASOOLULLAH (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim)

Read a Hadith and light the way:

1. I leave with you two things; as long as you hold fast to them both, you will never be misguided – the Kitab (Book) of Allah and Sunnat of His Rasool (Messenger). (Muwatta)

2. He has tasted the sweetness of faith who is pleased with Allah as Rabb, with Islam as Deen and with Muhammad (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) as Rasool (Messenger). (Sahih Muslim)

3. Blessed is he who is guided to Islam, and whose livelihood is just sufficient and who is contented therewith. (Tirmidhi)

4. Everyone of my followers will enter Jannat (Paradise) except he who refused. He (the Rasool of Allah) was asked: And who has refused (truth)? He said: Whosoever obeys me shall enter Jannat (Paradise) and whoever disobeys me has refused. (Sahih Bukhari)

5. The Pleasure of the Rabb is in the pleasure of the father, and the displeasure of the Rabb is in the displeasure of the father. (Tirmidhi)

6. A man asked: O Rasool of Allah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim): What are the rights of the parents over their children? He replied: They are your Jannat (Paradise) and your Jahannam (Hell). (Ibn-Majah)

7. No father can give a better gift to his son than good manners.(Tirmidhi)

8. Let no believing man hate a believing woman. If he hates one trait of her character, he should be pleased with another that is within her. (Sahih Muslim)

9.Whichever female dies while her husband was pleased with her, will enter Jannat (Paradise). (Tirmidhi)

10. The most perfect of the believers in faith is he who is the best of them in conduct, and the best of you are those who are the best to their wives. (Tirmidhi)

11. If a young man shows honour to an old man on account of his age, Allah will create for him in his old age someone who will show him honour. (Tirmidhi)

12. You will see the believers in their mutual kindness, displaying love and sympathy just like one body. When a limb complains, the whole body responds to it with wakefulness and fever. (Agreed)

13. You shall not enter Jannat until you believe; and you will not believe until you love one another. Shall I not guide you a thing? When you will do it, you will love one another. Spread (Salaam) among you. (Sahih Muslim)

14. Be not happy over (the sorrows of) your brother, lest Allah shows mercy to the latter and tries you. (Tirmidhi)

15. The duties of a Muslim towards another Muslim are five: to return his greeting, to visit the sick, to follow the bier of a dead man, to accept his invitation, and to respond to one’s sneezes. (Agreed)

16. Eat together and be not separate, because blessings is only with the united body. (Ibn-Majah)

17. If a Muslim is afficted with any trouble, continuous pain, anxiety, sorrow, harm, disaster, and even a thorn which he is pierced with – Allah expiates his minor sins thereof. (Agreed)

18. Allah is not kind to one who is not kind to men. (Agreed)

19. He who is devoid of kindness is devoid of good. (Sahih Muslim)

20. Be careful of (narrating) traditions from me except what you know. Whoso imputes falsehood to me intentionally, let him then seek his abode in the fire. (Tirmidhi)

21. When a man dies, all his actions are cut off from him except three: ever recuring charity; or knowledge from which benefit it derived; or virtuous son praying for him. (Sahih Muslim)

22. Whoso interprets the Quran according to his opinion, let him seek his abode in the fire. And in a naration: Whoso interprets the Quran without knowledge, let him seek his abode in the fire. (Tirmidhi)

23. Whoever guides towards good, will have a reward of one who acts up to it. (Hadith)

24. The dearest to me among you is he who is the best of you in conduct. (Sahih Bukhari)

25. Whoso gives up falsehood which is void, there is built for him a mansion in the corner of Jannat; and whoso gives up dispute while he has right (to it), there is built for him a mansion in the middle of Jannat; and whoso makes his conduct good, there is built for him a mansion in its loftiest part. (Tirmidhi)

26. One (on the Day of Judgement, before Allah) will not be able to move away until he has accounted for his:

a. Life, how it was spent,
b. Knowledge, to what use it was put,
c. Wealth, how it was acquired and spent,
d. Body, how it was utilised? (Hadith)

27. Avoid the seven deadly sins. The Companions asked: What are they, O Rasool of Allah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim)? The Rasool of Allah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) replied:

a. Attributing partner to Allah,
b. Magic,
c. Murder,
d. Usury,
e. Misappropriating that which belongs to orphans,
f. Turning the back on the day of Jihad,
g. Levelling charges against chaste and innocent women. (Hadith)

28. An honest and trustworthy merchant shall be with the Ambiya (Prophets) and the Martyrs and the pious men. (Hadith)

29. Hazrat Abu Huraira (radi Allahu anhu) said: O Rasool of Allah! (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) I offer myself. Rasoollulah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) caught his hand and enumerated five advices:

a. Avoid what is unlawful, and you will be praying more than others,
b. Be satisfied with what Allah has allotted to you, and you will never feel any lack,
c. Be good to your neighbours, and you will attain the position of a Mu’min (Faithful),
d. Choose for others what you choose for yourself, and you will be a perfect Muslim,
e. Do not laugh too much, for laughter deadens the heart. (Hadith)

30. Be responsible for six things, and I shall be responsible for your entry into Jannat:

a. Speak always the truth,
b. Fulfil all your promises,
c. Return any article given to you in trust in its proper condition,
d. Guard the secret places of your body,
e. Keep your eyes down,
f. Hold off your hands (from tyranny and wrong doing). (Hadith)

31. Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) forbade blood sports, like the Bedouins. (Hadith)

32. Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) said:

a. To gaze at a strange (ghair mahram) woman is the Zina (adultery) of the eyes,

b. To listen to passion-stirring words is Zina of the ears,
c. To converse with a strange women (and derive pleasure therefrom) is Zina of the tongue,
d. To touch a strange women is Zina of the hands,
e. To walk towards her is Zina of the feet,
f. The heart desires and craves; the sexual organs then either testify to these or deny them. (Sahih Muslim)

33. Allah Ta’ala will not cast a merciful glance towards the person that commits sodomy or anal sex with his wife. (Mishkaat)

34. (Part of) the beauty of a man’s Islam is to leave what does not concern him. (Tirmidhi)

35. Don’t be moved by anger. He (the man seeking advise) then repeated (i.e. his request) several times, but Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) said: Don’t be moved by anger. (Sahih Bukhari)

36. Surely (for you) every Tasbih is an act of charity, everyTakbir is an act of charity, every Tahmid is an act of charity, the commanding of right actions is an act of charity, and your sexual intercourse (with you wives) is an act of charity. They asked, (in surprise), O Rasool of Allah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim)! Can it be that anyone of us fulfils his passion, and be rewarded for it? Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) said: Do you see, if you got it (i.e. sexual satisfaction) through unlawful means, would there be sin in it? In the same manner, there is reward for him who performs it lawfully. (Sahih Muslim)

37. Whosoever among you sees an undersirable thing, he should change it with his hand. But, if he cannot, he should do it (i.e. change it) with his tongue. If he is not able to do that even, he should do it with his heart, and that is the weakest of faith. (Sahih Muslim)

38. Whoso kills a sparrow for nothing, it will cry loud to Allah on the Day of Resurrection, saying, O my Rabb! Such-and-such a man killed me for nothing: he never killed me for any good. (Nisaai)

39. Every good word is charity. (Hadith)

40. Almsgiving extinguishes the Wrath of Allah. (Tirmidhi)

41. That a man give a dirham in alms during his lifetime, is better for him than that he should give a hundred dirhams at his death. (Abu Dawud)

42. Cleanliness is one-half of faith. (Sahih Muslim)

43. To be alone is better that (to have) a bad companion; and a good companion is better than being alone; and dictating the good is better that keeping silence; and silence is better than dictating evil. (Baihaqi; Mishkaat Shareef)

44. Whoso curses a thing when it does not deserve it, – makes the curse to return upon him. (Abu Dawud)

45. All sins are pardoned of a Martyr except (his) debts. (Sahih Muslim)

46. I said: O Rasool of Allah! (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) I have so much hair upon my head, should I then comb it? The Rasool of Allah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) said: Yes, and also do it justice! (Nisaai)

47. Deliberation is of Allah, and haste is of Satan. (Tirmidhi)

48. The most hateful of (all) lawful thing, in the sight of Allah, is divorce. (Abu Dawud)

49. The women who seeks divorce from her husband, without being forced (to it due to unjust treatment), shall not smell the fragrance of Jannat. (Tirmidhi)

50. I never saw anyone smile more than the Prophet. (Tirmidhi)

51. No present or gift of a parent, out of all the gifts and presents to a child, is superior to a good education. (Tirmidhi)

52. The best part of faith is to say, There is no Allah but Allah, and the least of it is to remove all injurious things from the (public) road. (Sahih Bukhari)

53. Faith is a restraint against all unjust violence, let no Mu’min commit violence. (Abu Dawud)

54. Whoso brings up three daughters or three sisters, or two sisters or two daughters, and gives them a good education, and treats them well, and gives them in marriage, for him is Jannat.(Abu Dawud)

55. Feed the hungry, visit the sick, and free the captive. (Sahih Bukhari)

56. There are four qualities which being (found) in any make him a complete hypocrite; and whoever has one of these, has one hypocritical quality until he avoids it: perfidy when trusted, lying when speaking, leaving in the lurch when convenanting, and wickedness when quarrelling. (Sahih Bukhari)

57. Every deen has a distinctive virtue, and the distinctive virtue of Islam is modesty. (Malik)

58. Whoso walks in a path seeking knowledge therein, Allah will thereby make easy for him the path of Jannah. (Sahih Muslim)

59. Whoso goes forth in search of knowledge, engages himself in the cause of Allah until he returns (home). (Tirmidhi)

60. When the Rasool of Allah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) sent me as a Governor of Yemen, he said: Beware of leading a luxurious life for verily the servants of (Allah) never lead a luxurious life. (Ahmad)

61. When a servant (of Allah) tells a lie, (his) Angel goes away from him to the distance of a mile, because of the internal commotions of what it brings. (Tirmidhi)

62. When there are three men, let not two egage in a private discourse without the third, for that may grieve him. (SahihBukhari)

63. A woman is married for four qualifications: for her wealth, for her birth, for her beauty, and for Deen; but you look out for Deeni women; and if you do it for any other consideration, your hands will be rubbed in dirt! (Sahih Bukhari)

64. Allah is not merciful to him who is not merciful to men. (Sahih Bukhari)

65. Whoso shows (a way) to good, shall have a reward like that of the man who does it himself. (Sahih Muslim)

66. Eat and give alms and cloth yourselves without being extravagant or vain. (Sahih Bukhari)

67. In his journeys, Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) would remain in the rear, taking care of the weak, and seating them behind him, and he would also pray for them. (Abu Dawud)

68. A Mu’min does not eliminate, nor curse, nor is he a doer of filthy actions, nor is he an impudent fellow. (Tirmidhi)

69. He is not a Mu’min who eats his fill while his neighbour lies hungry by his side. (Baihaqi)

70. Seize five opportunities before the five (calamities): your youth before weakness in old age; your health before your sickness; richness before poverty; your leisure before business; your life before death. (Tirmidhi)

71. The worst of feasts are the marriage feasts in which the rich are invited and the poor left out. (Sahih Bukhari)

72. Send presents to one another, for verily presents take away the grudge of the heart; and let no neighbour despise the present of his neighbour, be it ever so little. (Tirmidhi)

73. Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) loved an action which could be performed regularly, although it was little. (Nisaai)

74. Whoso causes (others) to hear (of his virtues) Allah will disgrace him thereby; and whoso shows (himself) off, Allah will humiliate thereby. (Sahih Bukhari)

75. Whoso holds fast to my example during the corruption of my people, he shall have the reward of hundred Martyrs. (Baihaqi)

76. He who spends in the Cause of Allah will have his reward seven hundred times. (Tirmidhi)

77. Avoid all things doubtful for those that are not doubtful, verily truth brings quiet, and falsehood doubt. (Tirmidhi)

78. Moderation in expenses is half livelihood, and the love of men is half wisdom, and good questioning is half knowledge. (Baihaqi)

79. There are two traits which are never found together in a hypocrite: good conduct and the understanding of Deen. (Tirmidhi) 80. There is a trial for every people, and the trial for my people is wealth. (Tirmidhi)

81. The world is a provision, and the best provision of the world is a virtuous woman. (Sahih Muslim)

82. I have left behind me no more greater trial for men than woman. (Nisaai)

83. No man is alone with a strange woman, but Satan is the third among them. (Tirmidhi)

84. I asked the Rasool (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) with regard to a sudden glance cast on a woman. He said: Turn away your glance. (Sahih Muslim)

85. My companions are like stars, whosoever (from among them) you (choose to) follow, you will be guided. (Mishkaat)

86. All actions depend upon its intention. (Sahih Bukhari; Sahih Muslim)

87. Offering prayer in congregation carries twenty-seven times greater reward that offering it alone. (Sahih Muslim)

88. I am the last of prophets and there will be none after me. (Sahih Bukhari; Sahih Muslim)

89. When someone makes his Wudhu at home and walks to the mosque with the intention of discharging an obligation to Allah, then each (alternate) step cancels a sin while the other one adds to his virtues. (Sahih Muslim)

90. Narrate the virtues of the dead and refrain from revealing their sins. (Abu Dawud)

91. Remember often the terminator of pleasures (i.e. death). (Tirmidhi)

92. When your good deeds make you happy and your bad deeds make you sad, you have Imaan. (Ahmad)

The world of the unseen

 The world of the unseen

The Holy Quran – the most accomplished and the final revealed Divine Book has laid great stress on the acquisition of knowledge and it’s blessings, inviting human endeavour in seeking and preserving more and more knowledge for leading a successful life in this world and the Hereafter.

The very first Revealed verses of the Holy Quran proclaim in an unambiguous manner that the acquisition of knowledge is the most fundamental pre-requisite for survival and development of existence (Wajud) in all its pervasive sense. Says the Holy Quran: “He (Allah the Almighty) taught (man) the use of the Pen (the basic implement in the field of knowledge) and taught man which he knew not (a divine invitation for research and advancement of knowledge so as to lead the life in conformity and obedience to Divine Pleasure).” 1

At another place it is said: “O my Lord! Advance me in knowledge.”2 These divine Revelations brought in focus the significance of knowledge to motivate and enlighten the human mind to seek more and more knowledge in any conceivably beneficial manner.

The Holy Quran is a treasure house of Knowledge and Wisdom.It contains references or mentions at more that 800 places relating to knowledge and it’s derivatives, i.e. the innumerable branches of knowledge which continue to grow as the life advances from stage to stage. Similarly, references to “books” and “writing” are at more than 600 places in the Holy Quran. This clearly indicates the divine emphasis on knowledge and its acquisition at all levels of life.

In a tradition (Hadith), the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has said: “I have been raised as a teacher and an accomplisher of (refined) manners.” 3 The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has laid great emphasis as a compulsive obligation of the Ummah to seek more and more knowledge and brought forth the blissful significance of knowledge. 4

Hazrat Ali (Karramallahu wajhul Kareem) has said: “The real dignity to men is through learning.” The Holy Quran itself bears testimony to the significance of knowledge when its says that it was on account of his knowledge that Almighty Allah chose Hazrat Talut (alaihis salaam) as the King of the Bani Israel, “Allah hath filled Talut with Knowledge and bodily prowess.” 5 The superiority of Hazrat Adam (alaihis salaam) – the epitomic symbol of human progeny – over angels (and all the creations) was on account of this knowledge alone. 6

All these examples illustrate the significance and dignified evaluation of the acquisition of knowledge in the fields of human pre-eminence, viz. the Prophetic assignment, the leadership and Five Regent kingship for guidance the human destining as the Vicegerent of Allah on earth.

1. Surah Alaq: Verses 4-5

2. Surah Taha: Verse 114

3. Ibn-i-Abd al-Birr: Jami bayan al I’lm wa fazlihi, p. 47

4. ibid., p. 46, 49

5. Surah Baqarah: Verse 247

6. Surah Baqarah: Verse 31

2. THE TWO CATEGORIES OF KNOWLEDGE

In its abstract sense, there are two kinds of Knowledge (or learning); the one which is taught in Madrasahs, school, colleges and universities (in the progressive order). For a lay-man as well as for the majority of the populace this is what constitutes the knowledge and it is believed to be sufficient to satisfy our material quest and urge in this behalf.
However, there is yet another branch of knowledge which is taught and acquired directly or straightaway through the divine agency, with the functional audio-visual aids, such as books, papers, pens or such-like paraphernalia, needing neither the teaching institutes, such as schools, colleges, universities, etc. nor the professional teachers and degree holders. This is the transcendental or divine sector of knowledge, which in Quranic terminology is known as “I’lm-i-Ghayb” or the “Knowledge of the Unseen” 7 and which constitutes one of the fundamental tenets of Islamic belief. In fact, the belief and unbelief in the Unseen (Ghayb) is the distinguishing mark of a person being a Muslim or a Heathen. 8

This is the branch of knowledge which is super human in nature surpassing the human intellect as also the five proverbial senses on their own. The Knowledge of the Unseen (I’lm-i-Ghayb) is superior to and dominant over all other knowledge in any field of human activity, defying all methods of imparting and receiving education and knowledge. This is essentially an emblem of Divine Grace bestowed upon the chosen servants of Allah, like the gentle blissful rain showered upon the hearts and minds of the esteemed recipients on earth.

7. Surah Kah’f: Verse 65

8. Surah Baqarah: Verse 3

3. VERSES OF THE QURAN PERTAINING TO I’LM-I-GHAYB

There are many verses in the Holy Quran in which there is mentioned or reference to I’lm-i-Ghayb (The Knowledge of Unseen). It is clear from these verses that this I’lm-i-Ghayb pertain and belong to Almighty Allah alone.
The following verses of the Holy Quran corroborates this proposition:-

A. “With Him are the Keys of the Unseen; the treasure that none knows but He.” 9

B. “I know the secrets of the heaven and earth.” 10

C. “Say: O Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)! The Unseen isfor Allah”. 11

D. “The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is asked todeclare: Say, I tell you not that the Treasures of Allah are with me, nor do know on my own, what is hidden (In the Unseen).” 12

From these verses, it is learnt that the Knowledge of the Unseen (I’lm-i-Ghayb) belongs as His most exclusive supreme prerogative to Allah the Almighty. None on his own, can know the Unseen (Ghayb) unless bestowed by Almighty Allah as a grace (and not as a matter of right to claim).

A little probe into these verses would reveal that while even the minutest part of the Ghayb remains in the Divine Authority, it is not to be said anywhere that Allah the Almighty does not grant this knowledge even to anyone among his servants nor that the treasure of the Ghayb remain un-bestowed and unshared by anyone else. This the prime point of consideration on which the Ummah must devote thoughtful attention to avoid any pitfalls in assuming or imbibing any self-founded notions of I’lm-i-Ghayb.

This point is stressed again and again in the Holy Quran:

A. “He (Allah the Almighty) alone is the Knower of the Unseen; He does not make anyone acquainted with the mysteries except the apostle whom He has chosen.” 13

B. “Allah will not disclose to you the secret of the unknown, but He chooses of His apostles whom He pleases.” 14

9. Surah An’am: Verse 59

10. Surah Baqarah: Verse 33

11. Surah Yunus: Verse 20

12. Surah Hud: Verse 31

13. Surah Jinn: Verse 26

14. Surah Ale Imran: Verse 179

4. LEVELS OF I’LM-I-GHAYB POSSESSED BY THE AMBIYA (ALAIHIMUS SALAAM)

This, however, does not mean that Allah the Almighty restricts and retains the Knowledge of Unseen exclusively to Himself and does not reveal any part of it to any other person. No, not at all. Allah the Almighty has revealed and honoured His apostles as much and as and when He willed, for guidance and enlightenment to cope with the circumstances and situations confronting them viz-a-viz the enemies of Allah, and to fulfill the mission assigned to them. These phenomena have been illustrated at various places in the Holy Quran.
Some of the relevant verses are quoted below:-

A. Regarding Hazrat Adam (alaihis salaam) and the Angels, it is said: “He (Allah) taught the names (nature and qualitative attributes) of all the things and placed them before the Angels”. 15

B. Regarding Hazrat Da’ud (alaihis salaam), it is said, “He (Allah) gave Da’ud power and wisdom and taught him whatever (else)He willed.” 16

C. In respect of the I’lm-i-Ghayb to Hazrat Sulaiman (alaihis salaam), it is said, “O People! We have been taught the speech of the birds, and on us has been bestowed (a little of) all things.” 17

D. For Hazrat Lut (alaihis salaam), it is said, “And to Lut We gave Judgement and Wisdom.” 18

E. About Hazrat Yaqub (alaihis salaam) it was said, “He was, by Our instructions full of Knowledge (and experience), but most men know not.” 19

F. Hazrat Yaqub (alaihis salaam) himself told his sons about this blessing from Allah thus, “Did I not say to you, I know from Allah that which you know not.” 19

G. About Hazrat Yusuf (alaihis salaam), it is said, “When Yusuf attained his full manhood, We gave him Power and Knowledge; thus do We reward those who do the right things.” 20

H. Regarding Hazrat Musa (alaihis salaam), it is said, “When he reached full age and was firmly established (in life), We bestowed on him Wisdom and Knowledge.” 21

I. It is said about Hazrat Khizr (alaihis salaam): “So they found one of our servants on whom We had bestowed Mercy from Ourselves and whom We had taught knowledge (of special significance) from Our Own Presence.” 22

These verses of the Holy Quran make it clear that Allah the Almighty bestowed the Knowledge of the Unseen (Ghayb) on His chosen servants, but is unfortunate that most people do not know this; on the contrary, even they refuse to believe it without realising the consequence thereof! These pious souls, at times on their own, disclosed this Divine bestowment in order to convince the people and clear their doubts and put them on the right track of faith and Belief.

J. For example, Hazrat Isa (alaihis salaam) spoke to his followers thus, “And I declare to you whatever you eat and whatever you store in your houses.” 23 (It meant that whatever they had eaten in the houses – within four walls – and whatever they had preserved therein, was well known to the Prophet of Allah.

K. On another ocassion, Hazrat Yusuf (alaihis salaam) spoke to his fellow prisoners before telling them the meaning of their dreams. He said, “Before any food comes to you, I shall surely reveal to you the truth and meaning of this. It is due to the knowledge bestowed upon me by Allah that I have to reveal to you what you did not know.” 24

These verses reveal that Allah the Almighty has bestowed I’lm-i-Ghayb to His chosen Apostles. To deny this, amounts to the denial and rejection of the Holy Quran itself. This is not an ordinary or routine knowledge. Elaborate precautionary and protective measures are adopted before such messages relating to the “Unseen” are despatched. Special angels are sent (on earth) who stay around the Apostles, on whom the Knowledge of the Unseen (I’lm-i-Ghayb) is bestowed. 25

The grant of I’lm-i-Ghayb is admitted by a great honour and whosoever of the Apostles are bestowed this Unique Divine blessing become the holders of great Divine Treasure. However, there is no uniform and set pattern of Divine Message transmitted to each recipient in accordance to their status.

According to the Holy Quran the status and nature of responsible of the Apostles vary from one to another. “Those Apostles, we bestowed with gifts (endowed with ranks, etc.) as willed by Allah.” 26 Likewise the grant of I’lm-i-Ghayb to Prophets varies according to their nature of assignment relating to their prescribed mission.

The story of Hazrat Musa and Khizr (alaihimus salaam) so vividly described in the Holy Quran explains this aspect of the proposition. Hazrat Musa met Khizr (alaihimus salaam) and requested him to enlighten him with the specific knowledge which Allah bestowed on him. Hazrat Khizr (alaihis salaam) accepted, but advised Hazrat Musa (alaihis salaam) to be patient and not to utter any word until he would permit him to do so. Whatever Hazrat Khizr (alaihis salaam) did was beyond the understanding of Hazrat Musa (alaihis salaam).

The promise of keeping silence on events taking place before his eyes was too much for Hazrat Musa (alaihis salaam) to sustain and at last (he broke the silence) Hazrat Khizr (alaihis salaam) revealed the secrets of the events. Hazrat Khizr (alaihis salaam) did not keep him in his company any more. Details of the story is found in the Holy Quran 27 This clearly shows that the nature of I’lm-i-Ghayb even to Prophets of Allah was not uniform nor of equal measure.

15. Surah Baqarah: Verse 31

16. Surah Baqarah: Verse 251

17. Surah Namal: Verse 16

18. Surah Anbiya: Verse 74

19. Surah Yusuf: Verse 96

20. Surah Yusuf: Verse 22

21. Surah Qasas: Verse 140

22. Surah Kah’f: Verse 65

23. Surah Ale Imran: Verse 49

24. Surah Yusuf: Verse 37

25. Surah Jinn: Verse 26

26. Surah Baqarah: Verse 253

27. Surah Kah’f: Verse 65-82

5. I’LM-I-GHAYB OF THE HOLY PROPHET MUHAMMAD (SALLAL LAAHU ALAIHI WASALLAM)

The Knowledge of the Unseen (I’lm-i-Ghayb) was also bestowed upon the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). This I’lm-i-Ghayb was, in essence, the most revealing and surpassing miracle given to the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

This miracle, in it’s totality and persuasiveness, surpassed all miracles given to other Prophets taken together. More or less 124 000 Apostles were raised at different periods of time with some specific knowledge of the hidden realm, i.e. I’lm-i-Ghayb. But the Knowledge of the Unseen bestowed upon the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was limitless in scope and magnitude. This is to say that each and every miracle in the nature of I’lm-i-Ghayb given to different Prophets was also given to the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was the epitomic symbol of all the previous Prophets in the past in respect of their qualitative characteristics and quantum of knowledge and spiritual enlightenment. Relating to this bestowment of knowledge and observation upon the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), the Holy Quran says: “Allah has sent down to you O Prophet! the Book and Wisdom and taught what you knew not. Great is the Grace of Allah upon you.” 28 In this virtuous essence the Quranic verse asserts that after bestowment of this everlasting treasure of knowledge now there remains no realm of knowledge and enlightenment which is not in the grip of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). This is what the Holy Quran describes as the “Fazl-i-Azim” (The Great Grace) – whatever the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was taught by way of knowledge was taught by Allah the Almighty. 29

If the teacher says to the pupil: I have taught you to read and you knew nothing before this, then he is justified to make this claim and there is nothing derogatory on his part to make such a claim; it cannot be termed as insolence to degrade the student. But if the student says to his teacher, you knew nothing and it was your teacher who gave you knowledge, then though, this logic cannot be denied. Nonetheless, it demonstrates that the student is guilty of insolence and misbehaviour towards his teacher. Such an example can hardly be traced in the annals of civilised behaviour.

Whatever the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) knew was through the knowledge bestowed upon him by Allah the Almighty. This being the fact, if before imparting the knowledge through the Holy Quran, Almighty Allah mentioned the state of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam): “You knew nothing of the Book nor of the Faith (Imaan).” 30; it is consonance with the Almighty state of Divine Grandeur. It does not at all behove mortals like us to utter such words in respect of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). This would be downright degrading and insulting the high virtuous status of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

The uncontroversial fact remains that Allah the Almighty granted the I’lm-i-Ghayb to the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and if anyone denies and suspects the veracity of this Divine Truth, he is surely guilty of falsehood and diminishing the eminence of Divine Favour. If there be such a one, he ought to be condemned as a blasphemer, worthy of being expelled from the rank and file of Muslimhood. The quality of a true Muslim is that he accepts and believes as true each and every command of Almighty Allah and acts upon it ungrudgingly and unreservedly and induces others to do so.

The Darbar (seat of pre-eminences) of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is a grand Darbar surpassing the grandeur of worldly kings and monarchs. It is an act of misbehaviour and misdemeanour even to utter loud words in his august presence; such an act causes the loss of other virtuous deeds of a Believer, forfeiting the Divine Grace. There is a stern warning against those who slip away slyly from his assembly without seeking his permission, this amounts to misbehaviour. For them there is stern foreboding of dire punishment on the day of Judgement. It is said: “Deem not the summons of one Apostle among yourselves, like the summons of one of you to another. Allah doth knows those of you who slip away under shelter of some excuse; then those of you who slip away under shelter of some excuse; then beware those who withstand the Apostle’s orders, lest some trial befell them or a grievous penalty be inflicted on them.” 31 We can guess what would be the state of awe-inspiring grandeur of the Holy Company graced by the Holy Presence of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) where even the slightest misdemeanour is caught up as a misdeed inviting punishment from the providence.

The companions of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) used to sit in his presence in due respect holding their breaths and not making any gestures to disturb the dignity of the assembly. They would only utter respectful words like: “O Prophet of Allah! May my parents be sacrificed at the alter of your dignity.” To every question put to them, their reply used to be, “Allah and his Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) know better.”

28. Surah Nisa: Verse 113

29. Surah Aala: Verse 6

30. Surah Nur: Verse 63

31. Surah Shura: Verse 52

6. THE THREE DIMENSIONS OF THE GHAYB OF THE HOLY PROPHET(SALLAL LAAHU ALAIHI WASALLAM)

In the light of the foregoing evidence it must be admitted that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was endowed with the Knowledge of the Unseen (I’lm-i-Ghayb) as a Grace from Allah.

We can examine the issue from three angles.

A. The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was granted this treasure of knowledge directly from the Providence, i.e. without the means of any agency conveying the “knowledge.”

B. Through the revelation of the Holy Quran which is the Treasure-House of all Knowledge operating in the universe.

C. The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was sent as a “Shahid” (Witness), i.e. a person who is in constant touch will the affairs taking place in the world, examining and analyzing them as an observer with an insight to assess and analyse their influence in day-to-day matters. He thus remained ever aware of the God-gifted vigilance possessing full knowledge as an eye-witness, with powers of Haqq-ul-Yaqeen and Ain-ul-Yaqeen – the faculty of witnessing things with unwavering faith and certitude.

By examining the Holy Prophet’s (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) Knowledge of the Unseen under the first view-point, viz. the bestowment of I’lm-i-Ghayb directly from Allah the Almighty, we might refer to the following verses of the Holy Quran:-

A. “These are some of the stories of the Unseen which We haverevealed to you, O Prophet!” 32

B. “Such is one of the stories of what happened Unseen which We revealed by inspiration unto you.” 33

C. “The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) does not withhold grudgingly a knowledge of the Unseen.” 34

Examining the Knowledge of the Unseen of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) from the second point of view, the following verses of the Holy Quran are enough to open our eyes:-

A. “And We have sent down to you the Book explaining all things, a Guide, a Mercy and Glad Tidings to Muslims.” 35

B. “The Quran is not a tale invented, but a confirmation of what (went) before it – a detailed exposition of all things.” 36

C. “Nothing We have omitted from the Book.” 37

D. “Surely there has come to you from Allah a Light and a Perspicuous Book.” 38

E. “Nor is there ought of the Unseen, in Heaven, or earth butit is recorded in the Clear Book.” 39

F. “There is no grain in the darkness (or depth) of the earth,nor anything, fresh or dry, (green or withered), but is inscribed in a record clear.” 40

It is seen that in these verses, first there is the mention of the Holy Quran being the Kitab-i-Mubeen – the Book Manifest making everything clear, without even the minutest part remaining under any shadow of doubt or omitted. It is worth observing that the Book manifest contains the mention of all things (with all their attributes), under the sun. Now just imagine what shall be the expanse and depth of the knowledge of the Person on whom the Book was revealed. Surely each and everything mentioned in the Book must have been in full view of the recipient. The phenomena must be pondered over in a most dispassionate and open-minded manner without casting any aspersions over the Divine bestowment on the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

Examining the Knowledge of the Unseen possessed by the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) as a SHAHID or witness to all affairs, the following verses carry us to the visionary world of enlightenment where we stand completely wonder-struck at the very idea of the extent of the knowledge which Allah the Almighty revealed to him so as to make him the true representative of Divine rights, not alone on this earth, but even forces of heavenly kingdom operating at the present moment as well as that would take place in the universe and the Hereafter. It is but essential that we should bow our heads and accept the truth of Divine assertions, and spare ourselves the repercussions, should any shade of wavering creep our mind and vision. It is beyond our capacity to guess the extent of Knowledge of the Unseen (I’lm-i-Ghayb) bestowed upon the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) by Almighty Allah. Only Allah knows that He has bestowed upon His beloved Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

A. “Surely We sent you as a Witness, as a Bringer of Glad Tidings and as a Warner.” 41

B. “And We shall bring you as a Witness against the people.” 42

C. “Surely we have sent to you (O men!) an Apostle to be a Witness concerning you.” 43

D. “And one day We shall raise from all peoples a Witness against them from among themselves and We shall bring as witness against them from among themselves and We shall bring you as a Witness against them. 44

From these verses it is clear that on the day of Judgement not only the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) shall be a Witness over his own Ummah, but shall also testify before Almighty Allah on behalf of the peoples of other Prophets. Now this testimony or evidence can only be given by the person who is an eye-witness to all events and incidents under scrutiny on the Day of Judgement.

This, in other words, means that the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is fully informed and kept in touch with all those events which he shall be witness to. Incidently, this also means that he is keeping watch over our deeds and misdeeds at all times. We should therefore beware of our activities lest any of them displeases or grieves him.

This fact is further corroborated by the (under noted) traditions (Ahadith) of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam):-

A. In one tradition it is said: “As I see in front of me, so I see things clearly behind me.” 45

B. In the second tradition the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is reported to have said: “I saw Prophet Musa (alaihis salaam) in the valley of Azraq, while passing from Mecca to Madina. He was reciting Talbiah. On another ocassion, I saw Prophet Yunus (alaihis salaam) wearing a long woollen overcoat and riding a red camel.” 46

C. In the third Tradition, the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is described witnessing Paradise and Hell. 47

D. From the fourth Tradition it is learnt that the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) knows each inmate by name going in the Paradise or in the Hell. 48

E. From the fifth Tradition, it is learnt that when a man enquired from the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) whether he would go into Jannah or Jahannam, the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) replied without a moment’s pause that, “You shall go to Jahannam.” 49

F. The sixth Tradition says: “My entire Ummah was presented before me with each individual’s scroll of deeds, good as well as bad.” 50

G. In the seventh Tradition, the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said: “One night, my Ummah was presented before me at my Hujrah and I know each of them as clearly as anyone knows his colleague.” 51

At one place in the Holy Quran, it is said: “Does he possess the Knowledge of the Unseen that he sees the dead?” 52 It is understood from this verse that only such a person possesses I’lm-i-Ghayb as is capable of seeing things beyond normal reach in terms of time and space. At various places in the Holy Quran, the transcendental power of witnessing things by the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has been described. 53 The truth is that when a Chosen Friend of Allah has seen Allah, nothing remains hidden from him. The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “I saw Allah the Almighty. He placed His Hand on my back. I felt the coolness in my breast. Within an instance everything became visible clear before me and I recognised everyone.” 54

32. Surah Hud: Verse 49

33. Surah Yusuf: Verse 102

34. Surah Takweer: Verse 24

35. Surah Nahl: Verse 89

36. Surah Yusuf: 111

37. Surah An’am: Verse 38

38. Surah Maida: Verse 15

39. Surah Nam’l: Verse 75

40. Surah An’am: Verse 59

41. Surah Fatah: Verse 8

42. Surah Nisa: Verse 41

43. Surah Muzammil: Verse 15

44. Surah Nahl: Verse 89

45. Muslim Shareef, vol.2, p. 116

46. Ibn-i-Majah, pp. 20, 208

47. Muslim Shareef, vol.2, p. 180

48. Miskhat Shareef, p. 19

49. Bukhari Shareef, vol.3, p. 855

50. Muslim Shareef, vol. 1, p. 207; Musnad-i-Ahmad; Ibn-e-Maja

51. Ref: Anba al-Mustafa, p. 19; ref: Tibrani

52. Surah Najam, Verse 35

53. Surahs Mujadilah: Verse 7; Surah Ibrahim: Verse 19; SurahBaqarah: Verses 243 & 258; Surah Nur: 41; Surah Feel.

54. Tirmizi Shareef; Miskhat Shareef, Karachi, p. 72

7. THE PROPHET (SALLAL LAAHU ALAIHI WASALLAM) ALSO DISTRIBUTEDPORTIONS OF HIS I’LM-I-GHAYB TO HIS SERVANTS

So far we have been discussing the vast expanse and depth of the Holy Prophet’s (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) knowledge and meditative understanding of the cosmic forces operating in the universe together with the super human forces operating in the universe with super human visual insight of the Unseen as a special gift from the Divine Grace, transcending and surpassing human intellect, unmatched in the entire history of mankind.
We are apt to feel and think if the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) kept the whole repository of these God-gifted treasures, of the knowledge, particularly relating to the Unseen confined to himself alone or he also, as charitable gesture, passed on some part of it to his devotees who were eager and capable to receive and preserve the rare and priceless beneficence from Almighty Allah.

It is learnt from different Traditions of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) that he not only favoured his devotees and admirers with this rare and Divine gift, but did so in a greater and open-hearted manner, taught them how communion with Divinity may be maintained and carried forward as the intellect advances and progresses in the realm or history. This is an expression of Divine Dispensation of charity among the fellow beings, the humanity at large for whose benefit the vast universe has been created.

A. This is what the well-known and famous devoted Companion of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) Abu Zarr Ghaffari (radi Allahu anhu) has to say in this respect, “The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) did not leave this material world without telling us in effect that there is not a single birdflying in the atmosphere about which he left anything unsaid.” 55

B. Another companion, Hazrat Huzaifa (radi Allahu anhu) reports, “Only the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) stood amongst us (to deliver a sermon) and disclosed before us every detail of events that were to take place that moment onward till the Day of Judgement; he left nothing. Anyone who could retain in his memory remembered it; and the one who forgot it, could not revive it afterwards.” 56

C. It is reported in the Tradition: “The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) did not leave the world without telling the description of every disrupter (creating disturbance on earth) till the coming of the Day of Resurrection; everything, i.e. his name, his father’s name and the name of the tribe or clan to which he belonged.” 57

D. The Battle of Badr took place on the 17th of Ramadaan. Before the fighting (Jihad) started, the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) went over the field and disclosed the identity of the enemies of Islam and indicated by placing his hand at different spots and telling “here so and so will be slain.” When the battle was over, it was discovered that each and every person about whom the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) had indicated, was found at the very spot lying dead, neither inch more or less. 58

E. There is a lengthy Tradition (Hadith) of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) which is an eye-opener for any sceptic who entertained misgivings about the truth of the Holy Prophet’s (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) Knowledge of the Unseen. It is reported by Hazrat Anas bin Malik (radi Allahu anhu), who says: “After the decline of the sun (noon) the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) came out of his Hujrah, and led the Zohr Prayer. After completing the prayer the Holy Prophet mounted the pulpit and delivered the sermon about the Day of Judgement and the big events that will take place before the advent of the Day. Then addressing the companions he asked them if any one of them had any question to ask from him. He proceeded, ‘I swear in the name of Allah, there is nothing that you would ask me and I will not answer it (no query, whatever its nature shall remain unanswered), so long as I am here.’” Hazrat Anas (radi Allahu anhu) reports that on hearing this the companions burst in tears, (for it forbode the grave tidings of his leaving the world). But the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) continued, saying again and again: “Ask me. Ask me (as none after me will tell you).” 59

The following verse of the Holy Quran bears testimony to his truth: “The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) does not withhold grudgingly a Knowledge of the Unseen.” 60 It amounted to saying, “whatever you ask will be answered and whatever you will require, shall be granted.”

The insistence of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) on oath in the Name of Allah and urging the audience again and again to ask and enquire about anything indicates beyond a shadow of doubt that by the Grace of Almighty Allah, the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was endowed with the Knowledge of the Unseen and was extremely generous to satisfy every enquirer in his quest for knowledge including the Unseen.

An Arab Scholar, Shaikh Ahmad bin Muhammad Al-Siddique Al-Ghamari Al-Hasani has written a very learned book entitled “Motabiqa al-Ikhtia’at al-Asriya.” (Mufti Ahmad Mian Barkati has translated this book in Urdu with the title “Islam aur Asri Eijadaat” printed and published at Lahore in 1980). In this book the learned scholar has collected forebodings of the Unseen, which the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has disclosed on various ocassions. One is explicably amazed and wonderstruck while going through these details how gracefully the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was honoured by Allah the Almighty about even the minutest details of the Unseen. It appears that the past, the present and the future lay clear before the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) like a mirror. Why this should not be so! because the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has himself said: “The keys of the Unseen were brought before me and placed over my hand.” 61

Thus the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was made the key Bearer (Owner) of the treasures of the earth, 62 because one who possesses the keys, enjoys the right of possession too. This however does not mean that Allah the Almighty has divested himself of the Divine Powers of the Unseen. On the contrary, it indicates the Absolute Authority and Power of Allah even to bestow any one of His Choice anything as He pleases. It also demonstrates how much Allah has favoured and honoured the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)! These are, in fact, the keys with which the hidden meanings and interpretations of the Holy Quranic treasures are opened. The Holy Quran as the Divine Book, we all see and recite, but whatever the Prophetic Vision observes behind the contents of words and letters we cannot even imagine and visualize with our limited blurred vision of intellect.

I might refer to but one verse of the Quran: “Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies of Allah.” 63

In this verse the word “power” seems to denote nothing in particular, i.e. weapon or means to subdue the enemy, but when the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) lifts the veil from the word “power” then the human wisdom simply gets perplexed to the extreme, as the real significance, as expressed and stressed by the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is definitely beyond the reach of human intellect. Expressing the real significance of the word “power”, he said: “Beware this power is Rami! Beware this power is Rami! Beware this power is Rami!” 64

In the Arabic language, the word “Rami” means to throw or strike. One of the important ritual observance during the course of hajj, is to throw small stones at the Satan which ritual is known as “Rami.” In this Hadith (Tradition) the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) meant all such weapons which demand throwing or hurting from a distance at the enemy. The simplest form of this “throw” is by the hands with as much power as one is capable of, and this power is in the hands of those nations in possession of those weapons, especially firing cannon shells, hurting missiles, rockets or even bombs of any description. All these weapons are thrown at the enemies from a distance and these are the secrets of “power.” If you refer to Ahadith (Traditions) you will discover an ocean of the Knowledge of the Unseen spring up from its bottom.

55. Anba al-Mustafa, p. 8 ref: Musnad-i-Ahmad and Tabaqat-i-Ibn-i-Sa’ad

56. Anba al-Mustafa, p. 7 ref: Bukhari, Muslim and Musnad-i-Ahmad

57. Miskhat Shareef, Bab al-Fitan

58. Muslim Shareef, Kitab al-Jihad, vol. 2

59. Bukhari Shareef, Kitab al-E’tisaam, vol. 3, p. 855

60. Surah Takweer: Verse 24

61. Bukhari Shareef, p. 848 and Muslim Shareef, vol. 2, p. 116

62. Bukhari and Muslim Shareef

63. Surah Anfal: Verse 60

64. Muslim Shareef, vol. 2, p. 143

8. CONCLUSIVE FACTS CONCERNING I’LM-I-GHAYB

From what has been discussed with apparent justification and presentable conviction, the following broad basic realities about the Knowledge of the Unseen must be borne in mind to avoid any pitfalls from any biased and intense quarters in this behalf.

A. This first thing to be noted in this connection is that the “Unseen” is a reality, concrete and irrefutable.

B. That the “I’lm-i-Ghayb” or the “Knowledge of the Unseen” belongs exclusively to Allah the Almighty as His Exclusive Divine Prerogative, none having any share in it, or any power to controvert and refute His Exclusive Domain. His knowledge is total.

C. Allah the Almighty bestows this Knowledge of the Unseen (I’lm-i-Ghayb) to his chosen servants.

D. Allah the Almighty has granted this Knowledge of the Unseen to the Apostles and Prophets.

E. Allah the Almighty has granted this Knowledge of the Unseen to the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

F. The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) bestowed this Knowledge of the Unseen (I’lm-i-Ghayb) to his companions who in turn passed this knowledge to the qualified persons who were entrusted with the mission to propagate the Religion of Allah to succeeding generations.

No doubt, the great poet philosopher of Islam, Allama Iqbal, has aptly summed up the illustrious personality of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) in one of his beautiful couplets:

“Lauh bhi tu, Qalam bhi tu, tera wajud Al-KitabGhumbad-e-Abgina rang tere muheet mein habab”

“You are O Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) theScroll (of human destiny), you are the pen of Divine(with powers) to scribe and delineate the affairs of the universe, you are the personification of the Book of Allah.This vast glassy canopy (the sky) is not more than a bubblein the vast ocean of your August Knowledge.”

Closeness to allah almighty

 Closeness to allah almighty

It should be the desire of every Muslim to draw nearer and closer to Almighty Allah the most compassionate and the most merciful. By drawing closer and near to Allah we gain his help in every aspect of our lives in this world and to be merciful to us so that we may gain mercy in the hereafter in order to enter Jannah in the next world.

When we call upon him he would answer our calls and when we ask of him for anything he would give it to us and when we draw nearer to him then our sincerity and intentions will enable us to become closer to him.

So we should strive to draw nearer to Allah, the Glorified the Exalted, who is the majesty of honour and generosity and the giver of peace, the most high and the most honoured.

So what can we do to draw closer to him? The following are 10 steps for us to draw closer to our Almighty Allah:

1. Fulfilling obligatory duties and abstaining from prohibited matters

The Prophet (May Allah bless him and grant him peace) has guided us. And Allah, the Glorified and the Exalted, has guided us how to draw near to Him. As He said According to Hadith Qudsi:

“Whoever draws near to Me among those drawn near by fulfilling what I have made obligatory on them….

You do not draw near to Allah except by fulfilling the obligatory duties which Allah has made obligatory on you; (that is) the obligatory duties from the obligatory duties (Faraid) such as Prayers, and Zakat (obligatory charity), and Hajj, and Fasting and being good to Parents and all these obligatory duties on you draw you near to Allah, the Glorified and the Exalted. And the faraid (obligatory duties) are the first things that draw you near to Allah. You do not reach the door of nearness nor do you reach to the presence of nearness except by fulfilling the obligatory duties. This is the first thing that draws you near to Allah, the Glorified and the Exalted, and you are in His Presence.

So the first thing we need to do is fulfil ALL of our obligatory duties and abstain from that which Allah and his messenger have forbidden us from.

2. Nawafil prayers (superogatory prayers)

Allah says in Hadith Qudsi:

….and My slave keeps on coming closer to Me through performing Nawafil (voluntary deeds) until I love him, so I become his sense of hearing with which he hears, and his sense of sight with which he sees, and his hand with which he grips, and his leg with which he walks; and if he asks Me, I will give him, and if he asks My Protection, I will protect him…” [Bukhari]

A Source of Elevation for you

The Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Ask (anything).” Rabi’ah said: “I ask of you to be your companion in paradise.” The Prophet said: “Anything else?” Rabi’ah said: “That is it.” The Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) said to him: “Then help me by making many prostrations (i.e., supererogatory prayers).” [Muslim]

Tahajjud

Allah Most High said, “Establish worship at the going down of the sun until the dark of the night, and (the recital of) the Qur’an at dawn. Lo! (the recital of) the Qur’an at dawn is ever witnessed. And some part of the night awake for its recital, as voluntary worship for you. It may be that your Lord will raise you to a praised estate.” [Qur’an, 17: 78-79]

Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him, his family, and companions) said, “The best prayer after the obligatory prayers is the night prayer.” [Muslim]

Abu Umama al-Bahili (Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him, his family, and companions) said, “Hold fast to night prayer, for it was the way of the righteous before you, a way of drawing closer to your Lord, an expiation for wrong deeds, and a shield from sin.” [Tirmidhi, and others] In some narrations, there is an addition, “And it repels sickness from the body.”

And because night vigil time is the best of times for voluntary worship and prayer, and the closest a servant is to his Lord.

So let us make the habit of reading as many Nawafil prayers as we can for more prayers means more prostrations and one is truly the closest to Allah in prostration.

….bow down in prostration and bring yourself the closer (to Allah).” (96:19)

3. Zikr (remembrance of Allah) and glorification of Allah

“…Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest.” (13:28)

Remembrance of Allah indeed is the greatest virtue.(29:46).

O ye who believe, remember Allah much. And glorify Him morning and evening (33:42-43)

Remembrance of Allah is the foundation of all good deeds. Whoever succeeds in it is blessed with the close friendship of Allah. That is why the Prophet, peace be upon him, used to make remembrance of Allah at all times. When a man complained, “The laws of Islam are too heavy for me, so tell me something that I can easily follow,” the Prophet told him, “Let your tongue be always busy with the remembrance of Allah.” [Ahmad].

Remembrance of Allah the best of deeds

The Prophet, peace be upon him, would often tell his Companions, “Shall I tell you about the best of deeds, the most pure in the sight of your Lord, about the one that is of the highest order and is far better for you than spending gold and silver, even better for you than meeting your enemies in the battlefield where you strike at their necks and they at yours?” The Companions replied, “Yes, O Messenger of Allah!” The Prophet, peace be upon him, said, “Remembrance of Allah.” (Tirmidhi,Ahmad)

Abu Musa Al-Ash`ari (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said, “The similitude of one who remembers his Rubb and one who does not remember Him, is like that of the living and the dead.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Zikr can be done anywhere and anytime

A person may ask, ‘How can we do Zikr all the time whilst we have so many things to do in life such as we go to work, feed the family, pay bills, etc.? Well, the answer to this is that, firstly, it is the Sunnah of Allah’s Messenger to work and feed the family which is rewarded by Allah and, secondly, that when a person is working or at school or wherever a person may be this does not mean that he should stop remembering Allah while he is working, while he is serving his customers or while he is programming his computer.

In fact the heart of the believer should be attached to Allah’s remembrance throughout his day to day activities such that he protects himself from falling in love with the materials and temptations of this world and that his love for Allah and his Messenger becomes stronger and stronger as time goes by. When a person begins to remember Allah all the time it is then that he becomes conscious of his actions.

Remember: in a place where people are oblivious to dhikir, remembrance of Allah is like being steadfast in jihad, when others are running away. (Targhib, p. 193, vol. 3 ref. Bazar and Tibrani)

“… And the men and the women who remember Allah much with their hearts and tongues. Allah has prepared for them forgiveness and a great reward (i.e., Jannah).” (33:35)

4. Calling upon Allah in Dua (supplication)

Allah the most compassionate says in the Holy Quran, “Call on Me. I will answer your prayer, but those who are too arrogant to serve me will surely find themselves humiliated in Hell” (40:60).

Allah the Exalted, has said: “And your Lord says: Pray unto me: and I will hear your prayer” (Quran 40:60),

“Call upon your Lord Humbly and in secret” (Quran 7:55),

“When My servants question thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me” (Quran 2:186),

“Is not He (best) who listens to the (soul) distressed when it calls on Him, and who relieves its suffering.” (Quran 27:62)

Dua’s are never wasted

Aisha radhiallaahu anha said, “No believer makes Dua and it is wasted. Either it is granted here in this world or deposited for him in the Hereafter as long as he does not get frustrated.”

Allah’s anger at those who don’t make dua

In fact, it is even wrong to never make Dua, “Whosoever does not supplicate to Allah, He will be angry with Him.” [Saheeh Jaami`as-Sagheer #2414]

Dua is a weapon for the believers

Rasullullah is reported to have said, “Dua is the weapon of a Muslim”.

Dua for ones brother in his absence

“The supplication that gets the quickest answer is the one made by one Muslim for another in his absence.” [Abu Daw’ud and Tirmidhi]

So let us build a close relationship with Allah by making much dua to him. He loves it when his slave calls upon him and it angers him if his slave does not call upn him.

Let us have full hope that our dua’s will be accepted and if you think they won’t they know Allah is keeping the rewards for you in the hereafter and those rewards are so great that one would wish that none of there duas were excepted in this world just so that one can gain all the rewards for their duas in the next world.

5. Building a close relationship with the Qur’an

Recite the Holy Qur’aan as much as we can for It will come as an intercessor for its reciter’ on the Day of Judgement [Muslim]
Learn the Qur’an and recite it, because the example of one who learns the Qur’an, reads it and recites it in Tahajjud is like an open bag full of musk whose fragrance permeates the entire place. And the person who has learnt the Qur’an but sleeps while the Qur’an is in the heart is like a bag full of musk but with its mouth closed.

Virtues of reciting the Qur’an

“Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah will receive a hasanah (good deed) from it (i.e. his recitation), and the hasanah is multiplied by ten. I do not say that Alif-Laam-Meem is (considered as) a letter, rather Alif is a letter, Laam is a letter, and Meem is a letter.” [At-Tirmidhi, Ad-Darimi]

“There is no envy (acceptable) except in two (cases): a person whom Allah has given the Qur’an and recites it throughout the night and throughout the day. And a person whom Allah has given wealth, that he gives out throughout the night and throghout the day.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

It was narrated that Abdullah ibn Mas’ud said: Whoever reads Tabarakallahi Biyadihil Mulk [i.e. Surah al-Mulk] every night, Allah will protect him from the torment of the grave. At the time of the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) we used to call it al-mani’ah (that which protects). In the Book of Allah it is a surah which, whoever recites it every night has done very well. (an-Nasa’i)

Abdullah Ibn ‘Abbas and Anas Ibn Malik (Ra) reported that the Prophet (Peace be upon him) said, ‘Whoever recited Surah Zilzilah (99) would get the reward of reciting half the Qur’an. Whoever recited Surah al Kaafirun (109) would get a reward as if reading a quarter of the Qur’an. Whoever recited Surah al Ikhlas (112) would get a reward as if reading one third of the Qur’an’. (At-Tirmidhi 2818/A)

Reading, understanding and implementing the Qur’an in our daily lives

The virtues of reciting the Qur’an are too numerous to list. In order to get closer to Allah we need to recite the Qur’an, understand it and implement it in our daily lives.

We should make a target of reading at least a chapter a day. If one can’t manage that then at least half a chapter. If one still can’t manage that then recite at least quarter of a chapter or even a page a day. However much we can manage we should try to recite each day with its meanings and implement what we learn into our daily lives.

Reading a little each day is better than reciting a lot once in a while. We should build a close relationship with the Qur’an which is in fact building a close relationship with Allah!

“Verily Allah raises nations by this book (the Qur’an) and puts down (i.e. destroys) others by it.” [Muslim]

6. Keeping good company

One of the most important things we must do, which sadly many people neglect, is that we should avoid bad company. People we should avoid taking as friends those who speak too freely, who miss Salah, who do not dress modestly, who backbite, slander etc.

The company of such people is poison; just even sitting and talking with them will lead one to commit sins. Just as a person who sits for a long time with a perfume seller begins to smell nice, and a person who sits by a gutter cleaner begins to smell awful, similarly a person who spends time in the company of the wicked eventually gets affected badly by them.

Rather, we should seek out pious friends who fear Allah taala and who have the qualities of humility, charity, compassion, modesty and knowledge. If we sit with them we will always benefit and they will be a means for us to get closer to Allah taala!

The Prophet (saws) said, “The case of the good companion and the bad companion is like that of the seller of musk and the blower of the bellows (iron-smith). As for the seller of musk, he will either give you some of the musk, or you will purchase some from him, or at least you will come away having experienced its good smell. Whereas the blower of the bellows will either burn your clothing, or at least you will come away having experienced its repugnant smell.” [Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim]

Remember: “All friends will be enemies of one another on that Day (Day of Judgment) except those of the virtuous.” (al-Qur’an 43:67)

7. Having fear and hope in Allah

Indeed, no one despairs of relief from Allah except the disbelieving people. (Surah Yusuf 12:87)

One must be hopeful of Allahs mercy and forgiveness and fearful of His punishment. It is this fear that should lead one to seek Allahs forgiveness with hope. Allah says:

Know that Allah is severe in punishment and that Allah is Forgiving and Merciful. (Surat al-Maaidah 5:98)

In the above verse, Allah gives us reason to fear because His punishment is justly severe, as well as good reason to have hope, since He is the Most Forgiving and Merciful. There should be a balance between fear and hope and not too much or too less of one or the other.

We should always remain between fear and hope. For, the right and the approved kind of fear is that which acts as a barrier between the slave and the things forbidden by Allah. But, if fear is excessive, then the possibility is that the man will fall into despair and pessimism.

On the other hand the approved state of optimism is of a man who does good in the light of the Shari’ah and is hopeful of being rewarded for it. Or, conversely, if a man committed a sin, he repents sincerely, and is hopeful of being forgiven. Allah (swt) said:

“Verily, those who believed, and those who migrated and fought in the way of Allah, it is they who are hopeful of Allah’s mercy. And Allah is very Forgiving, very Merciful.” (Al-Baqarah, 218)

In contrast, if a man indulges in sins and excesses, but is hopeful that he would be forgiven without doing anything good, then, this is self-deception, mere illusion and false hope. Abu ‘All Rowzbari has said, “Fear and hope are like the two wings of a bird. If they are well balanced, the flight will be well balanced. But, If one is stunted, the Right would also be stunted. And, to be sure, if the two are lost, the bird will soon be in the throes of death.” Allah has praised the people of hope and fear in the following verse:

‘Is one who worships devotedly during the night, prostrating himself or standing, fearing the Hereafter, and hoping for the mercy of his Lord (is equal to him who doesn’t do these things)?’ (Al Zumar, 9)

Hope then also demands fear. If that was not the case, one would be in a state of false security. Conversely, fear demands hope. Without that it would be despair.

Fear and hope, both should be equally proportioned in our hearts, in our worship, and in our dua to Allah. Allah says:

Call out to Him with fear and hope. (Surat al-Araaf 7:56)
They forsake their beds to call their Lord in fear and hope. (Surat as-Sajdah 32:16)

8. Voluntary fasting for the pleasure of Allah

Fasting in general and voluntary fasting in particular is a great worship. Fasting is not restricted to Ramadhan, but it is an act of worship that can be [and should be in some cases] performed at any time and at any place except when not recommended. Indeed, it is a worship that draws the believer closer to Allah and closer to perfection.

Fasting Mondays and Thursdays:

`Aa’ishah said: The Messenger of Allah, salla Allahu alaihi wa salam, used to fast Mondays and Thursdays”. [An-Nasaa’i; Sahih]

Abu Hurairah reported that the most the Prophet, salla Allahu alaihi wa salam, would fast would be Monday and Thursday. He was asked about that and he said: “The deeds of people are presented to Allah on every Monday and Thursday. Allah forgives every Muslim except for those who are deserting each other. He says: “leave them for later.” [Ahmad; Hasan]

Intention for voluntary fasting

As opposed to Ramadan, the intention does not have to be made before dawn. The person can intend fasting [and start fasting] after dawn any time [even after noon] given that he did not eat anything. `Aa’ishah said : The Prophet, salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam, came to us one day and said, “Do you have any [food]?” We said “No”. He said: Therefore, I am Fasting”. [Muslim and Abu Dawood]

Fasting three days of every month(White days):

Abu Tharr Al-Ghefari said: “The Messenger of Allah, salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam, said “O Abu Tharr! if you fast three days of every month, then fast the 13th, the 14th and the 15th [these are call the al-ayaam al-beedh, the white days]“. [Ahmad, an-Nasaa’i and at-Tirmithi; Sahih]

“Fasting and the Qur’an will intercede for the slave on the Day of Resurrection. Fasting will say: ‘O My Rabb! I prevented him from food and desires, so accept my intercession for him.’ And the Qur’an will say: ‘I prevented him from sleep during the night, so accept my intercession for him.’ He (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) said: ‘And they will (be allowed to) intercede.’” [Ahmad, at-Tabarani, Al-Hakim, Sahih]

So let us get closer to Allah by fasting Mondays and Thursdays or at least 3 days every month on the 14th,15th and 16th. If we leave something for the pleasure of Allah then we will get MUCH greater in return!

9. Sincerely repenting to Allah

Allah says: O son of Adam, if your sins were to reach the clouds of the sky and you would then seek My forgiveness, I would forgive you.

When a person sins and then sincerely turns to Allah for forgiveness, one will find Allah ready to accept his repentance and to forgive him, as this verse indicates:

And whoever does a wrong or wrongs himself, but then seeks forgiveness from Allah, he will find Allah forgiving and merciful. (Surat an-Nisaa 4:110)

Everyone commits sin and does wrong, but Allah is always willing to forgive and He always gives them a chance to repent and seek His forgiveness. A believer should never forget the fact that Allah is so forgiving. If Allah had willed, He could have held everyone accountable for his or her sins, but He has decreed that He shall allow His servants to seek His forgiveness and that He shall in fact forgive who and what He wills. In fact, Allah commands that His servants seek His forgiveness:

And seek Allahs forgiveness. Certainly, Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
(Surat al-Muzzammil 73:20)

Repentance is an act, which purifies the soul and brings the servant closer to Allah. It puts the heart at rest from guilt. It protects one from falling prey to his desires and lusts and increases his faith.

We must ask ourselves this question: Would we be willing to forgive anyone who hurts us and disobeys us constantly as easily as Allah is Able to forgive? Most probably, the answer would be no. But our Creator is the Most Kind and He is the Most Perfect.

Lo! Allah is a Lord of Kindness to mankind, but most of mankind give not thanks. (Surat al-Baqarah 2:143)

In this Hadithi Qudsi, mankind is encouraged to seek Allahs forgiveness and repent, but there are five conditions of repentance, which must be met for ones repentance to be accepted. The first and most important is that the act of repentance be sincerely for Allah alone. Secondly, the person must feel remorse and guilt over his actions so much so that he wished he had never done it in the first place. The third condition is that the person must immediately cease performing the wrong and sinful act. Fourthly, the repentant person must have a firm intention to never commit the sin again. And lastly, the person must repent before it is too late, meaning before death approaches.

However, there is a condition. One must not associate any partners with Allah, which is shirk. And Allah does not forgive shirk and if one dies without believing in Allah alone as ones Creator, then he will be doomed to the Hellfire for all of eternity. So, Allah emphasizes the importance of calling on Him alone. He has no and needs no partners, associates, wives, children, etc. There is no god, but Allah. None forgives sins except Him, so one who is seeking forgiveness should seek it only from Allah.

Allahs forgiveness and mercy is far greater and vaster than the sins of the creation. One must always have trust and hope in Allah in both good times and bad times and especially when seeking Allahs forgiveness. And the believer who calls out to his Lord for forgiveness demonstrates his true weakness and that he is totally dependent on the Creator.

When one confesses his sins to Allah and sincerely repents with hope in Allahs mercy, the heart should come to peace and the soul should feel rest. When a person has hope, he has no reason to despair because it only leads to destruction. Allah gives hope to all, especially those who despair that there is no reason to despair because Allah is the Most Merciful of all those who show mercy. Allah praises those who repent and turn to Him:

And those who, when they commit a lewd act or wrong themselves with evil, remember Allah and ask forgiveness for their sins and who forgives sins except Allah? And they do not persist in what (wrong) they were doing while they knew it. For such, the reward is forgiveness from their Lord and Gardens with rivers flowing through, wherein they shall abide forever. How excellent is the reward of the doers (of good)! (Surah Ali Imran 3:135-136)

10. Having good manners, character and being humble

Many of us think that “a perfect Muslim” is simply one who is correct in the observance of the salah (ritual Prayer), the fasting, the zakah (payment of a certain portion of one’s wealth to the poor), and the Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah). This indeed is not the case.

If the ritual observances do not help the person to be humble, virtuous and truly God-fearing, then he or she is not a real Muslim. A Muslim should be good and just in dealing with others, no matter their religion, and take special care to keep away from all the shameful and sinful things Allah (God) has forbidden.

One can never get close to Allah by being arrogant, full of pride and having a bad character and manners. Those who have humility and are humble and have good character and manners are the closest to Allah and Allah raises their ranks in the hereafter.

The superiority of good character:

Hadrat Abu Darda, may Allah be pleased with him, relates that the Holy Prophet Muhammad, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said, “Nothing is heavier in the scales of a believer on the Day of Judgement than his good behaviour. Allah detests a person who is obscene and shameless”. (Tirmidhi)

Having humility and being humble:

The Prophet (PBUH) said: “He who was humble for the sake of God by one degree, God (SWT) would then elevate them to a degree till they reach the uppermost of high Orders, and he who was arrogant to God (SWT), God (SWT) would then lower him for a degree till he reaches the lowest of low Orders”, (Narrated by: Muslim (Hadeeth: 6535).
Al-Nawawi said:

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “And no one humbles himself before Allaah but Allaah will raise him (in status).”

Humbleness is to know the value of oneself, to avoid pride, or disregarding the truth and underestimating people. As the Prophet sallallahu `alaihi wa sallam said, according to Muslim and others, “Al-Kibr is rejecting the truth and looking down upon people” [Muslim, Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud].

Humbleness is for one who is important and significant and he fears to gain notoriety or to become too great among people. Humbleness is that one should humble himself with his companions.

Humbleness is to humble oneself to one who is below you. If you find someone who is younger than you, or of less importance than you, you should not despise him, because he might have a better heart than you, or be less sinful, or closer to Allah than you. Even if you see a sinful person and you are righteous, do not act in arrogance towards him, and thank Allah that He saved you from the tribulation that He put him through. Remember that there might be some riyaa’ or vanity in your righteous deeds that may cause them to be of no avail, and that this sinful person may be regretful and fearful concerning his bad deeds, and this may be the cause of forgiveness of his sins.

Humbleness is that your deed should not become too great in your eyes. If you do a good deed, or attempt to get closer to Allah ta`ala through an act of obedience, your deed may still not be accepted, “Allah only accepts from those who have taqwa (fear of Allah).” (Surat al-Maida: 27)

Humbleness is that, when you are advised, if Shaytaan calls you to reject the advice, you must negate him. Because the purpose of advice is that your brother points out the defects that you have.

The arrogant never gives credit to anybody or mentions good about someone, and if he needed to do so, he would also mention five defects of that person. But if he hears somebody reminding him about his own defects, he will not be flexible nor comply due to his inferiority complex. This is why it is among man’s moral integrity to accept criticism or comment without any sensitivity or discomfort or feelings of shame and weakness.

We can summarize the teachings of Islam about the Muslim character in the following list:

Be truthful in everything, don’t lie.
Be sincere and straightforward, don’t be hypocritical.
Be honest, don’t be corrupt.
Be humble, don’t be boastful.
Be moderate, don’t be excessive.
Be reserved, don’t be garrulous.
Be soft-spoken, don’t be loud.
Be refined and gentle in speech, don’t curse and use foul language.
Be loving and solicitous to others, don’t be unmindful of them.
Be considerate and compassionate, don’t be harsh.
Be polite and respectful to people, don’t be insulting or disrespectful.
Be generous and charitable, don’t be selfish and miserly.
Be good natured and forgiving, don’t be bitter and resentful.
Share and be content with what Allah has given you, don’t be greedy.
Be cheerful and pleasant, don’t be irritable and morose.
Be chaste and pure, don’t be lustful.
Be alert and aware of the world around you, don’t be absent-minded.
Be dignified and decent, don’t be graceless.
Be optimistic and hopeful, don’t be cynical or pessimistic.
Be confident and have deep faith, don’t be doubtful and wavering.
Be spiritually oriented and not materialistic.
Be confident of the mercy of Allah, don’t be despairing and lose heart.
Be diligent and vigilant of your duties, don’t be negligent.
Be thankful to Allah and constantly pray to Him, don’t be forgetful of His innumerable blessings.

Finally as the righteous say, “The love of Allah is the axis around which all good revolves.” If you fall in love with Allah, and then strive to be true in your love–in accordance with the way of the Beloved of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace), then you’ll find nothing but increasing light and contentment in your life.

And Allah alone gives success.

The eternal life after death

The eternal life after death

Imagine yourself at the moment of your death.

What thoughts cross your mind? Memories of family and friends? Panic? Regrets? Remembrance of Allah? What is death? What happens to us after we die? What is life in the Hereafter like, this new and strange world after death? Do we lose consciousness of this life? Where does our soul go? Do we feel and think the same?

The ineffable feeling of crossing the boundary between this world and the next cannot be described in words, nor imagined in the mind, but can be understood only through divine revealation and inspiration. Let us for the next few moments seek an understanding of this, death, the only certainty in life.

Sometimes we may not want to know about the processes that occur after we die because we are afraid or don’t want to think about it. However, this is not the attitude of a Muslim. We should be foremost in learning and understanding death, so we can live our lives accordingly. The prophet (saw) said, “Live in this world as though you are a stranger or a traveler (passing through it).” [Muslim] We are on a journey and should know about the whole journey’s itinerary, not just one part.

Death is inevitable. It is the one thing that we can be certain about in life. We are born to die. Every soul shall have a taste of death no matter who they are. This is confirmed for us many times in the Quran:

“Every soul shall have a taste of death: and only on the Day of Judgement shall you be paid your full recompense.” (Quran 3:185)

“Every soul shall have a taste of death: and We test you by evil and by good, by way of trial. To Us must you return.” (21:35)

“Every soul shall have a taste of death: In the end to Us shall you be brought back.” (29:57)

Death is not pure annihilation, but rather both the living and dead are aware, but there is a difference that can’t be compared. Death is merely movement from one world to another. It can be described as a journey through a wormhole to a separate dimension of existence.

We begin this journey in our mother’s wombs. 120 days after
conception the soul is blown into the fetus. Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Mus’ud: “Allah’s Apostle, the true and truly inspired said, ‘(The matter of the Creation of) a human being is put together in the womb of the mother in forty days, and then he becomes a clot of thick blood for a similar period, and then a piece of flesh for a similar period. Then Allah sends an angel who is ordered to write four things. He is ordered to write down his (i.e. the new creature’s) deeds, his livelihood, his (date of) death, and whether he will be blessed or wretched (in religion). Then the soul is breathed into him’”[Bukhari]

We have no choice in who our parents are, our race, color or nationality. “He it is Who shapes you in the wombs as He pleases. There is no god but He, The Exalted in Might, The Wise.” (3:6) Allah knows all of this before our birth even, but we still continue our journey to fulfill our destiny.

The next part of our trip begins after we are born. This is the life of this world, in which we now reside and are familiar with. We may stay at this station for a few seconds or as long as 100 years or more. Here we grow up and acquire the means to happiness or misery. We are given the ability to make choices after the age of puberty and we will later be punished or rewarded based upon them. Allah gives each of us the natural Fitrah, knowledge of good and bad as well as
right and wrong. The rest is up to us. As the Quran says, “By the Soul, and the proportion and order given to it, and its enlightenment as to its wrong and its right–Truly he succeeds that purifies it, and he fails that corrupts it!” (91:7-10)

In this life, the soul and the body are together except during sleep when the soul may leave the body and come back in the morning or Allah may take the soul at that time. “It is Allah that takes the souls at death; and those that die not (He takes) during their sleep: those on whom He has passed the decree of death, He keeps back (from returning to life), but the rest He sends (to their bodies) for a term appointed. Verily in this are Signs for those who reflect.”
(39:42) It is indeed something to be pondered; that we die each night and Allah gives us another chance at life when we wake up the next day.

We also find continuous biological processes of life and death during this time. In every cell, organ or system of organs, life and death is occuring. There are several hundreds of thousands of enzymatic reactions that take place in the body every fraction of a second. Some of these biochemical reactions are used to synthesize living materials while others are either used to synthesize dead materials or to get rid of living materials. “You (Allah) bring the Living out
of the Dead, and You bring the Dead out of the Living” (3:27)

This part of our journey ends as our death begins.

No one knows where, how and when he or she will die. “Verily, the knowledge of the hour is with Allah (alone). It is He who sends down rain, and He who knows what is in the wombs, nor does anyone know what it is that he will earn on the morrow. Nor does anyone know in
what land he is to die. Verily, with Allah is full knowledge and He is acquainted (with all things.)” (31:34) Nor does anyone have the right to take his or her own life. If they do they will
automatically go to Hell. The One who gave life is the only one who has the right to take life.

When someone begins to die the Angel of Death or Izraeel comes to take the soul out of the body and puts it in a place called the Barzakh. “Say: ‘The Angel of Death, put in charge of you, will (duly) take your souls. Then shall you be brought back to your Lord.” (32:11) “Wherever you are, Death will find you out, even if you are in towers built up strong and high! ” (4:78)

For those who led a life of evil, the removal of the soul is tough and difficult. Sometimes, more than one angel has to work together to beat the face and back of the deceased. But for those who lived a good life, the soul yearns to meet its Lord and leaves the body with ease, like a drop of water pouring out. A light like the sun’s ray and a sweet fragrance come out to the soul. Then it ascends amid rows of angels, but those who are there cannot see or smell this. The deceased is questioned, punished, beaten, and wails, and cries out. All this happens while they lie dead and their family is around them, but they neither hear nor see it. The sleeper dreams and enjoys their dream or is tormented by it, while someone awake at their side is not able to perceive what is going on at all.

Allah has given inanimate objects awareness and perception by which they glorify their Lord. The stones fall down out of fear of Him. The mountains and trees prostrate. The pebbles, water and plants glorify Him. All this is going on but we are not aware of it. “There is nothing which does not glorify His praise but you do not understand their glorification.” (17:44) The Companions heard the food that was being eaten glorifying Allah. That was because the Companions had a transparency of heart that does not now exist among us. All these things are part of our world and yet we are in complete ignorance of them. It is not too much of an extrapolation to extend this to our being unaware of the things of the Next World.

After the soul is taken, if it is a pure soul and has relatives in the Next World who are people of the Garden, they come to meet the soul with yearning and great joy. They ask it about the condition of those who are still alive and ‘suffering’ in this world. The angels then bear the soul from one heaven to the next until it comes into the presence of Allah, Then it returns and sees the washing of the body, its shrouding, and the funeral procession. It says either, ‘Take me forward! Take me forward!’ or ‘Where are you taking me?’ The living, of course, hear none of this. The soul comes back and stays floating above the body and when the corpse is placed in the
grave, the soul inserts itself between the body and the shroud so that the questioning can take place.

Whenever someone died, the prophet (saw) would stand for awhile at the burial site and then say, “Seek forgiveness for your (Muslim) brother and pray for his steadfastness since he is now being questioned.” [Abu Dawud]

The angels pray for the soul of the believer in the heavens just as people pray over the body on earth. The soul hears the receding footfall of the last of the people who followed the funeral and the earth is levelled over them. The earth or even a rock hollowed out and sealed over with lead, would not prevent the two angels, Munkar and Nakir from reaching it.

This is all narrated in the following sound hadith of the prophet (saw): “When the believer is about to depart from this world and go forward into the Next World, angels with faces as bright as the sun descend from the heavens and sit around him in throngs stretching as far as the eye can see. Then the Angel of Death comes and sits at his head and says, “Good soul, come out to forgiveness and pleasure from Allah!” Then his soul emerges like a drop of water flows from a
water-skin and the angel takes hold of it. When he has grasped it, the other angels do not leave it in his hand even for the twinkling of an eye. They take it and place it in a perfumed shroud and fragrance issues from it like the sweetest scent of musk found on the face of the earth.’

“Then they bear it upwards and whenever they take it past a company of angels, they ask, ‘Who is this good soul?’ and the angels with the soul reply, ‘So-and-so the son of so-and-so,’ using the best names by which people used to call him in this world. They bring him to the lowest heaven and ask for the gate to be opened for him. It is opened for him and angels who are near Allah from each of the heavens accompany him to the subsequent heaven until he reaches to the heaven where Allah the Great is. Allah, the Mighty and Majestic, says, ‘Register the book of My slave in ‘Illiyun and take him back to earth. I created them from it and I return them to it and I will bring them forth from it again.’

“His soul is then returned to his body and two angels come to him. They make him sit up and say to him, ‘Who is your Lord?’ He replies, ‘My Lord is Allah.’ They ask him, ‘What is your religion?’ He replies, ‘My religion is Islam.’ They ask him, ‘Who is this man who was sent among you?’ He replies, ‘The Messenger of Allah. Then a Voice from on high declares, ‘My slave has spoken the truth, so spread out carpets from the Garden for him and open a gate of the Garden for him!’

“Then some of its fragrance and perfume comes to him, his grave is expanded for him as far as the eye can see, and a man with beautiful garments and a fragrant scent comes to him and says, ‘Rejoice in what delights you for this is the day which you were promised.’ He asks, ‘Who are you? Yours is a face which presages good.’ He replies, ‘I am your good actions.’ Then he says, ‘O Lord, let the Last Hour come soon so that I may rejoin my family and my property!’

“When an unbeliever is about to depart from this world and go forward into the Next World, angels with black faces descend from the heavens carrying rough hair-cloth and sit around him in throngs stretching as far as the eye can see. Then the Angel of Death comes and sits at his
head and says, ‘Foul soul, come out to the wrath and anger of Allah!’ Then his soul divides up in his body and it is dragged out like a skewer is pulled out of wet wool. Then the angel takes hold of it. When he has grasped it, the other angels do not leave it in his hand even for the twinkling of an eye. They take it and wrap it in the rough haircloth and a stench comes out of it like the worst stench of a corpse on the face of the earth.’

“Then they take it up and whenever they take it past a company of angels, they ask, ‘Who is this foul soul?’ and the angels with the soul reply, ‘So-and-so the son of so-and-so,’ using the worst names by which people used to call him in this world. They bring him to the lowest heaven and ask for the gate to be opened for him. It does not get opened.’

“The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, then recited, ‘The gates of heaven will not be opened to them nor will they enter the Garden until the camel passes through the eye of the needle.’ (7:40) Then Allah the Mighty and Majestic, will say, ‘Register his book in Sijjin in the lowest earth.’ Then his soul is flung down. The Prophet then recited, ‘Whoever associates anything with Allah, it is as though he has fallen from heaven and the birds snatch him away or the wind sweeps him headlong into a place far away.’ (22:31)

“Then his soul is returned to his body and two angels come and say to him, ‘Who is your Lord?’ He replies, ‘Alas, alas, I do not know!’ Then a voice calls from on high, ‘My slave has lied, so spread out carpets from the Fire for him and open a gate of the Fire for him!’ then a hot blast from it comes to him, his grave is made so narrow for him that his ribs are pressed together, and a man with a hideous face and clothing and a foul odour comes to him and says, ‘Grieve on
account of what has brought you disgrace for this is the day which you were promised.’ He asks, ‘Who are you? Yours is a face which presages evil.’ He replies, ‘I am your bad actions.’ Then he says, ‘O Lord, do not let the Last Hour come!’”

This life in the grave or Interspace is the next part of our journey. An ‘interspace’ is something that separates two things: heaven and earth, this world and the Next World or the period between death and resurrection. The bliss or punishment of the Interpsace is not the same as that of the Herafter, but rather something that happens between the two worlds.

In death, the body remains in the ground while the soul is in the interspace or Barzakh between the two worlds. However, the two are still connected and so the bliss or punishment happens to both of them. When Allah desires bliss or punishment for the soul, He connects it to the body. This is dependent on the will of Allah and dependent on a person’s own actions. The soul is diffused in more than one place at the same time. The proof of this is that the prophet (saw) saw Musa (as) on the night of the Night Journey standing in prayer in his grave and he also saw him in the sixth and seventh heavens.

During this life in the grave part of our journey the souls are divided into two groups: one group is punished and the other group is in bliss. Usually when we think of the ‘grave’, it is a word that
inspires fear. We are pained, but not aware of the delight it can contain. Indeed, the bliss of the Grave is better than any delight that this world can offer.

The liberated souls of those who are in bliss visit each other and discuss what happened in the world they have left and the people of that world. Allah says, “Whoever obeys Allah and the Messenger, they are with those whom Allah has blessed, the prophets, the sincere, the
martyrs and the righteous. Very excellent companions they are!” (4:69)

As the hadiths narrate, if the soul was a believing one, a door onto the fire is opened and the soul is shown it’s place in the Fire had they disobeyed Allah. Then that door is locked and another door onto the Garden is opened and they are shown their place there. This door will remain open until the Day of Rising. Some of the sweetness and fragrance of the Garden reaches them and their grave is made spacious. The believer sleeps in peace just as if they were in one of the meadows of the Garden. Their narrow grave expands and stretches for the soul as far as the eye can see.

This spaciousness, light and greenery in which the believer remains from the time of his death until the Day of Rising is not the same as we know in our world. If a living person were to open a grave, they would not find any expanse, light or greenness there. They would not find an open door through which they could see the Garden. They do not see bliss or torment. It is only the dead person who is aware of these things and sees them. Allah, through His wisdom, has the power to veil this from the living. The proof that this is so is shown by the fact that there are other creatures like the Jinn who live with us on the earth. They converse in raised voices among us but we do not see or hear them. There were angels who fought with the believers (at Badr) and struck down the unbelievers and shouted at them, but the Muslims did not see or hear them. Jibril came to the prophet (saw) in the midst of the people and they did not see or hear
them.

If however the soul was a disbelieving one, a door to the Garden is opened for the unbeliever and they are told to look at what their place would have been in the Garden had they obeyed Allah. Then it is locked and another door is opened and they are told to look at their place in the fire. It stays open and the blast of hot air from it continues to reach them until the Day of Rising. The earth presses in on them and they are crushed to the point that their ribs split apart.

If a righteous person were to be buried in a fiery furnace, their
portion of bliss would still reach their soul and body and Allah
would make the fire cool and peaceful for them. For the wrongdoer,
the cool air becomes fire and hot wind. The elements and the matter
of the universe obey their Lord, Originator and Creator. None of them
are able to do anything except what He wills and everything obeys His
will in humble submission to His decree.

This part of our journey in our graves is still mostly unknown
territory. Outwardly the grave is stillness and quiet while inwardly
it contains secrets and terrors which an ordinary person cannot
percieve. It is a strange fact that animals are able to hear the
punishment in the grave while human beings as a general rule cannot.
The prophet (saw) said, “They are punished and the animals hear it.”

Various forms of punishment rain down on a person in the grave
according to the type of wrong actions they committed. There are
hadiths of the prophet (saw) about the Night Journey which contain
descriptions of the many types of punishment he saw in the interspace
between the two worlds.

There are those who are driven like cattle and forced to eat herbage
more bitter than aloes and the bitter fruit of Zaqqum and driven on
to the hot stones of Jahannam because they did not purify their
property by paying Zakat.

There are those who have to eat foul putrid meat because they
fornicated. Some of them have bellies as big as houses and whenever
one of them gets up, they are knocked down and say, “O Allah, do not
let the Hour come!” They are in the path of the people of Pharaoh who
come and trample them while they can do nothing but scream. These are
people who devoured usury.

Some of them are screaming with their mouths gaping open while they
devour hot coals which come out of their anuses. These are people
who consumed the property of orphans.

Some of them cut pieces from their own sides and eat their own
flesh. They are the slanderers and those about whom the prophet
(saw) said, “We saw people cutting flesh from their sides and eating
it. It was said, “As you used to consume the flesh of your brother!”
I asked, “Who are they?” and I was told, “Those of your community who
slandered.” Some of them have brass nails with which they scratch
their faces and chests. They are those who were backbiters and
maligned peoples honour.

Part of the hadith of the Night Journey is as follows: “Some people
were cracking open their heads with a stone. Every time they did
this, their heads were restored to what they were like in the first
place. This went on and on without stopping. I said, “Jibril, who
are they?” Jibril replied, “They are the people who turned away from
the prayer.”

All of this shows that the Punishment of the Grave is true beyond any
doubt.

“Race to forgiveness from your Lord, and a Garden whose breadth is
like the breadth of the Heaven and the Earth” (57:21)

The intelligent are those who protect themselves against the evil of
this punishment before it is too late. They know with certainty that
sooner or later this day will come and maybe without any warning.
When it does, they will leave behind everything and move to another
world. Only there will they feel regret, but regret then will not
do them any good. In that place, only good actions will be of any
use. They alone will be useful currency on that Critical day. Only
with them will a person be able to purchase a magnificent mansion in
the Garden with all the luxuries and blessings it contains, an
everlasting mansion, not one which will disappear as things do in
this world. The intelligent person is the one who acts for this world
as if they were going to live forever and acts for the Next World as
if they were going to die tomorrow.

The Grave is an embrace from which neither believer or unbeliever can
escape. Our souls stay in the Barzakh and visit the grave regularly
for rewards or punishments. Afterwards, our journey continues and
the believer is relieved of its pressure while the unebliever remains
in punishment.

The next part of our journey includes the rebirth from what is left
of our bodies, the seed and its embryo, called Ajaf of the sacrum.
This method of rebirth of human beings is as simple as the rebirth of
a plant from its own seeds. Plants carry seeds that have their
genetic traits embedded on chromosomes. The genes on the chromosomes
carry everything needed to bring the plant back to its shape, height,
variety, chemical composition and other characteristics. In the same
way, the embryos of human beings germinate and the new life will
start on the Day of Rising.

Allah instructs Angel Israfeel to blow the horn twice. The first is
to ready every seed for germination. Water of Life is then poured
upon these seeds in their graves. The soul comes back from the
barzakh to join its biological entity at this time. The second blow
of the trumpet helps those seeds to germinate and produce every
person back to normal. They come out of their graves in a state of
shock, naked without any clothes or shoes.

“The trumpet will be sounded when all that are in the heavens and in
the earth will swoon except such as will please Allah (to exempt).
Then will a second one be sounded, when, behold, they will be
standing and looking on!” (39:68) “The trumpet shall be sounded,
when behold! From the sepulchres (men and women) will rush forth to
their Lord! They will say: ‘Ah! Woe unto us! Who had raised us up
from out beds of repose?’ (A voice will say: ) ‘This is what Allah,
Most Gracious had promised, and true was the word of the messengers!”
(36:51-52)

Everyone will be raised up with the same identification features down
to our very fingerprints. “Does man think that We cannot assemble
his bones? Nay, We are able to put together in perfect order the
very tips of his fingers.” (75:3-4)

After our rebirth our journey continues as each of us is taken to a
place of Assembly. “On that day We shall leave them to surge life
waves on one another. The trumpet will be blown, and We shall collect
them all together. (18:99) All will be waiting for the Court of
Allah, the Court of Justice to decide for them. The Day of Assembly
is a day of fear, agony and anxiety. It is a day when each of us
will be worried about what will happen to us personally. “At length,
when there comes the Deafening Noise–that day shall a man flee from
his own brother, and from his mother and his father, and from his
wife and his children. Each one of them, that Day, will have enough
concern (of his own) to make him indifferent to the others.”
(80:33-37)

With the heat of sun, sweating, and presence of too many people next
to one another, the situation will be very scary and chaotic. “O
mankind! Fear your Lord! For the convulsion of the Hour (of
Judgement) will be a thing terrible! The Day you shall see it, every
mother giving suck shall forget her suckling babe, and every pregnant
female shall drop her load (unformed). You shall see mankind as in a
drunken riot, yet not drunk; but dreadful will be the Chastisement of
Allah.” (22:1-2)

On this day seven groups of people will be protected by Allah, these
are mentioned in Hadith: “Seven types of people will be under the
shelter of mercy on the Day when there will be no shade other than
that of Allah’s mercy: 1) a just imam, 2) a young person who kept
busy in Allah’s worship, 3) a person whose heart is attached to the
masjid, 4)two people who loved each other for Allah’s sake, gathered
for His sake and parted, remembering Him, 5) a man who was invited by
a beautiful and charming woman but declined her offer, saying “I fear
Allah”; 6) a person who gave charity so secretly that their left hand
did not know what was given by the right hand , and 7) a person who
remembered Allah privately, so that their eyes brimmed with tears.”
[Bukhari, Muslim]

Each person shall then be grouped behind his or her leader, prophet,
messenger, mentor, celebrity, etc. All will be put in lines waiting
for the Court of Allah to take place and our journey to continue. “On
the day We shall call together all human beings with their
(respective) Imams” (17:71)

Judgement Day will be our next stop. This is the day when Allah
personally will judge everyone directly with absolute justice. Abu
Hurayrah related that the prophet (saw) said: “Every servant of Allah
will remain standing before Allah on the Day of Judgement until he
has answered five questions about five things: His life–how he spent
it; his knowledge–how much he acted upon it; his wealth–how he
acquired it and how he spent it; and his body (and health)–how he
used it.” [Muslim]

Each person will then receive their book that contains each and every
thing they have done from the time of birth till death. This book
includes activites, appearance and intention. Such a book could be
similar to videotape which records all these three paramaters. It is
not unfathomable to think about this in a time in which we have
CDRoms whose glinting thin surface contains encyclopedias full of
information.

“Then he who is given his Record in his right hand, soon will his
account be taken by an easy reckoning, and he will turn to his
people, rejoicing!” (84:7-9) “And he that will be given his Record in
his left hand will say: “Ah! Would that my record had not been given
to me!” (69:25) Their faces will be in gloom and they will be
distressed with fear and anxiety. They will wish and beg to start
their life all over again on the earth

Allah will also select a third group of people: “And those Foremost
(in Faith) will be Foremost (in the Hereafter). These will be those
Nearest to Allah. In Gardens of bliss: a number of people from those
of old, and a few from those of later times. (They will be) on
Thrones encrusted (with gold and precious stones), reclining on them,
facing each other.” (56:10-16)

This is where we near the end of our journey. We shall enter the
everlasting domain, which comprises of the Garden and the Fire.
There is no trip after it for it is the Domain of Eternity.

We shall pass over Hellfire, some of us remaining while others
continue on. “Not one of you but will pass over it: this is, with thy
Lord, a Decree which must be accomplished. But We shall save those
who guarded against evil, and We shall leave the wrongdoers therein,
(humbled) to their knees.” (19:71-72)

The prophet (saw) said: “The mildest punishment to be inflicted upon
a person in Hell is that he will be made to wear a pair of sandals
made of fire which will be so hot that they will make his brain boil
like things boil on a stove. He will imagine that no one is
undergoing a punishment more severe although his punishment, in
reality, will be the mildest in Hell.” [Bukhari, Muslim]

Others who are not qualified to enter Paradise or Hell may be taken
to a waiting station called Al- A’raf, to wait until forgiveness is
given to them through the Mercy of Allah.

Others will finally end their journey with their life in Paradise.
It is the last destination and hope of every person to arrive here.
It is reserved for believers who submitted themselves to Allah and
followed His teachings. They are the ones whose loyalty and obedience
were to Allah. Paradise has all the beauties of life to enjoy
without ever being tired. It is a life of excitement, peace and
happiness. The prophet (saw) said: “Allah, the Almighty, says, ‘I
have prepared for My righteous servants that which no eyes have ever
seen, no ears have ever heard and no heart has ever conceieved.’”
[Bukhari, Muslim]

This Life After is called the Real and the True Life. The Quran
explicitly refers to the Life After as the True Life while the life
in this world is a superficial one. “What is the life of this world
but amusement and play? But verily the Home of the Hereafter — that
is Life indeed, if they but knew.” (29:64)

After completing this journey vicariously here, we should rethink our
lives and our deeds as we do them today. We can hide from each
other, and ourselves but we cannot hide from Allah. It won’t be long
before we are pushed along to the next part of our journey. Time
passes quickly and is precious. Everything we do now affects our
journey at a later stage. Everything is recorded; our deeds,
appearances and even hidden intentions. As travelers, we can prepare
and change to make our journey and especially our final stop a better
one. Perhaps even one small deed or choice we make can save us if we
keep conscious.

Among the dreams of the early Muslims is one related by Yazid b
Nu’ama who said, “A girl died in the al-Jarib plague. Her father met
her in a dream after her death and asked her to tell him about the
Next World. She replied, ‘My father, this is a big subject you have
raised. We know but cannot act. You can act but do not know. By
Allah, one or two acts of glorification and one or two rakats of the
prayer in the book of my actions are preferable to me than the world
and all it contains.’”

The prophet (saw) related in a true dream he had:

” He saw one of the muslims. The Angel of Death came to take his
soul but his correct behavior towards his parents came and drove the
Angel of Death away from him.’

” He saw another of the muslims surrounded by shaytans. Then his
remembrance of Allah came and made the shaytans fly from him.’

“Then he saw a thrid muslim surrounded by the angels of punishment.
His prayer came and rescued him from their hands.’

“The tongue of a fourth muslim was lolling out from thirst and
whenever he approached a pool of water, he was stopped and driven
away. Then his fasting of Ramadan came and gave him water to drink.’

” He saw another man and the prophets sitting in circles. Everytime
the muslim approached one of the circles, he was stopped and driven
away. His ghusl for janaba came, took hold of his hand, and sat him
down in the circle.’

“Another muslim had darkness in front of him, behind him, on his
right, on his left and above him. He was completely lost in it.
Then his hajj and umra came and led him out of the darkness into the
light.’

“Another muslim was being pursued by flames and sparks of fire. His
sadaqa formed a veil between him and the fire and shaded his head.’

“Another muslim was speaking to a group of believers who would not
speak to him. His upholding of kinship came and told the group of
believers that he had maintained ties of kinship and ordered them to
speak to him. Then the believers spoke to him and shook hands with
him.’

“Another muslim was surrounded by the Zabaniyya (angels of Jahannam).
His commanding the right and forbidding the wrong came and rescued
him from them and put him among the angels of mercy.’

“Another muslim was kneeling with a veil between him and Allah. His
good character came, took his hand and Allah let him enter His
presence.’

“Another muslim had received his book in his left hand. His fear of
Allah came and took his book and placed it in his right hand.’

“The scales of another muslim were light in the balance. Those of his
children who had died young came and made the scales level.’

“Another muslim was standing on the brink of Jahannam. His hope in
Allah came and rescued him from it, and he withdrew from it.’

“Another muslim had fallen into the fire. The tears that he had wept
out of fear from Allah came and rescued him from it.’

“Another muslim was standing on the Sirat trembling like a leaf in a
strong wind. His good opinion of Allah came and his terror was
allayed and he was able to go on.’

“Another muslim was crawling on the Sirat, sometimes creeping, and
sometimes just clinging on. His prayer came and put him on his feet
and rescued him.’

“Another muslim reached the gates of the Garden but they were locked
against him. His testimony that there is no god but Allah came and
opened the gates for him and let him into the garden.”

Let us pray that we are among those who work to have an easy trip and
have as the end to their journey, the final abode of Paradise. O
Allah, We seek refuge with You from the punishment of the grave. O
Allah, help us to live and die as Muslims and help us to understand
the true object of this life. O Allah, grant us good in this life
and good in the life to come, and save us from the torment of the
Hellfire.

“We hear and we obey. Forgive us, our Lord!
To You is the journey’s end.” (2:285)
Ameen.

“Every soul shall have a taste of death: and only on the Day of
Judgement shall you be paid your full recompense. Only he who is save
far from the Fire and admitted to the Garden will have attained the
object (of Life): For the life of this world is but goods and
chattels of deception” (3:185)

Holy hadith prophet muhammad (p.b.u.h.) about reciting durood sharif

 Holy hadith prophet muhammad (p.b.u.h.) about reciting durood sharif

HAZRAT MUHAMMAD MUSTUFA [SAW] HAS SAID:-

1.” On the day of Qiyamah the person closest to me will be the one who has sent the most Durood unto me. ” (TIRMIZI)

2.” On Fridays, send Durood abundantly on me, as it is presented before me. ” (ABU DAWUD)

3. ” If any person, who writing my name, sends darood Sharif to me,then for as long as my name remains in that book, Angels will make Du’a of mercy for him. ”

4. “Whoever recites Durood at my grave, I hear it myself. And whoesoever recites it from a distance, Angels present them to me.” (BAIHAQI)

5. “On the day of Qiyamah, that person will be protected from the frightfulness of Qiyamah who recited durood abundantly to me.” (SA’AYA)

6. “For the reciter of durood, Allah sends 70 blessings on him and the angels make dua for him 70 times.”(TIBRANI)

7. ” On the Day of Qiyamah, besides the Shadow of the Throne, there would be no other shadow.On that Day, Allah Almighty will especially Grant three kinds of people

a place under his trone:
1. Whosoever removed some difficulty of my Ummah and solved his hardship
2. Whoever revived my Sunnah
3. And Whoever recited Doorud Sharif on me abundantly

8.”Allah Almighty has appointed a group of angels who travel the world, and in my Ummah, whoever sends salutatations to me, those salutations are presented to me by

these angels.” (IBNE HABBAN)

9.” Recite durood sharief abundantly on me, it will be a means of cleanliness and purity for you.” (ABU YA”LA

10.”Before whomsoever my mention is made, he should recite durood sharief upon me.” (Nasa”I)

11. ” Whosoever recites Durood Sharief on me 10 times in the morning and evening, I will intercede for him on the day of Qiyamah.” (TIBRANI)

12. ” Whosoever recites Durood Shareef a 1000 times on me daily, then before death he will see his abode in Jannah.” ( SA’AYA)

13. ” Whosoever recites Durood Sharief upon me once, the Allah Almighty orders the Kiraman-Katibeen not to record any (minor) sins of the reciter for 3 days.”

14. ” Send Durood Sharief on me, Allah will also send Durood on you.”

A. THE EXCELLENCE OF DUROOD SHAREEF FOR THE UMMAH AS EXPLAINED IN THE HOLY QURAN AND AHADITH
Almighty Allah says: “Surely Allah and His Angels send blessings on the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim). O you who believe! Send Blessings (Durood) and

Salutations (Salaams) on the Prophet with worthy Salutation”.(Surah al-Ahzab: 56)
In this verse of the Holy Quran, Almighty Allah, His Malaa’ikah and the Muslims have been mentioned as sending Durood upon Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu

Alaihi Wasallim). So, Durood Shareef is actually “a Du’a in praise of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim).”
Hazrat Anas (radi Allahu anhu) narrates that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) 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 (internally). (Mishkaat)
Hazrat Abdullah ibn Ma’sud (radi Allahu anhu) also narrates that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) said: “On the Day of Qiyamah, the closest to me

from among the people will be those who have read the most amount of Durood Shareef”. (Tirmidhi)

Jibrail (alaihissalam) once came to The Holy Prophet (Sallallahooalahi-Wasallam) Said) and said Allah has given me the knowledge to count every leaf on earth,every fish

in the sea, every star in the sky and every particle of sand on earth, but there’s only one thing I cant count. Prophet (s.a.w.s) asked Jibrail {a.s} what is it? Jibrail (a.s)

replied….. When one of your Ummah recites Durood or salaams to you the blessing Allah showers upon him becomes impossible for me to count. Subhan Allah.

The message of Allah Ta’ala to Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) has come down to us in the form of the Holy Quran and the teachings of Sayyiduna

Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) have reached us in the form of the Ahadith. Let us see what both the Holy Quran and Ahadith say about Durood Shareef

(Salawat):

Innal llaha wa Malaa’ikatahu Yu salluna allan nabiyi.

Ya Ayyuhal lazeena aamanu sallu alaihi wasallimu tasleema.

Almighty Allah says: “Surely Allah and His Angels send blessings on the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim). O you who believe! Send Blessings (Durood) and

Salutations (Salaams) on the Prophet with worthy Salutation”.(Surah al-Ahzab: 56)

In this verse of the Holy Quran, Almighty Allah, His Malaa’ikah and the Muslims have been mentioned as sending Durood upon Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu

Alaihi Wasallim). So, Durood Shareef is actually “a Du’a in praise of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim).”

Hazrat Anas (radi Allahu anhu) narrates that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) 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 (internally). (Mishkaat)

Hazrat Abdullah ibn Ma’sud (radi Allahu anhu) also narrates that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) said: “On the Day of Qiyamah, the closest to me

from among the people will be those who have read the most amount of Durood Shareef”. (Tirmidhi)

It is now evident that the recitation of Durood Shareef (Salawat) is in perfect obedience to the Divine Command and in complete conformity with the teachings of Holy

Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) of Islam. There is no scope to choose anything else when we have with us the words of Allah Ta’ala and His Apostle, Sayyiduna

Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim).

B. WHAT IS DUROOD SHAREEF AND THE IMPORTANCE OF DUROOD SHAREEF

Divine blessings on Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) is the highest and the most meritorious act in our Deen. This “Divine Blessings” is called Durood

Shareef.

When Almighty Allah sends Durood and Salaams upon Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim), He is actually blessing him. When the Malaa’ikah and the

Muslims send Durood and Salaams to Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim), they are actually showing Almighty Allah their respect for the Holy Prophet

(Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim).

Muslims hope that, through the blessings of the Durood and Salaams, Almighty Allah will forgive them of their sins and increase their status in this world and in the

Aakirah. The Malaa’ikah hope that Almighty Allah will increase their status.

Durood is a sure means of Allah Ta’ala granting blessings, peace, prosperity and favours of great magnitude on one who recites Durood Shareef on the Holy Prophet

(Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim). The reciter of Durood Shareef receives all the benefits in this world and utmost gain in the next world with addition to the love of the Holy

Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim).

The invocation of Blessings on the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) is styled in Arabic as “Salawat”, in Persian as “Durood”, and in Urdu as

“Salawat-o-Salaam”.

The regular recitation of Durood Shareef on Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) lifts up our hearts on to a plane of comprehension where we gaze in

our new found peace and moral armour.

The reciter of Durood Shareef will, after some time, come to realise by himself that it is the spontaneous outpouring of his heart before the Great Prophet (Sallal Laahu

Alaihi Wasallim) of Islam, whose love and attachment is needed to get all the present day problems solved and obtain mercy in the next world.

The more Durood Shareef we recite, the greater the gain and benefit will be achieved in both the worlds. Hazrat Shaikh-e-Akbar Mo’inuddin ibn Arabi (radi Allahu anhu)

has stated that, “Those who claim to love and revere the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) should increase their recital of the Durood Shareef in patience and

perseverance until, through the mercy of Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim), they have the opportunity of witnessing his blessed countenance”.

The special and exclusive aspect of this prayer is that Durood Shareef is immediately accepted by Allah Ta’ala. No one can doubt its acceptance, as Durood Shareef is

being recited by Allah Ta’ala too. Not only this, but He has revealed this secret in the Holy Quran by saying:

Wara fa’na laka zikrah
“Have I not exalted thy name.”

Muslims are a very fortunate people. Allah Ta’ala chose for them the name of Islam as a religion, declared to be comprehensive and final for mankind. The person chose

to deliver this message in this specific form and extra-ordinary style of love and hope was the most beloved of Allah Ta’ala and became the Light of Divinity to be shed

upon the entire universe. This Light devastated all the domains of darkness and depression. By reciting Durood Shareef (Salawat) we invite Light and drive away all

darkness from our inner soul. Our mind becomes soft and love saturated. If there is softness in everything, it tends beauty to it. People become ugly owing to lack of this

essential beauty of the inner part of the mind. This ugliness cannot be glossed over by any amount of cosmetics. It is the Durood Shareef on the Holy Prophet (Sallal

Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) which works wonders.

In the same manner, the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) taught us Durood Shareef to attain salvation, perfect peace and maximum gain in this world as well

as the next. The soul is the soil where the faith of Allah is to be implanted firmly and faithfully which requires continuous recitation of Durood Shareef to thrive and

flourish.

We have been told by Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) that Durood Shareef is itself Light and when Light enters the soul every aspiration is

achieved and every goal is won. Nothing remains thereafter to worry about.

Human spirit today is depressed everywhere and mankind has come to the edge of destruction, decay and devastation. Everyone is engulfed in untold miseries and

tragedies of a very great magnitude. Troubles and tortures, pain, poverty, hunger, ill-health, frustrations and accidents have broken the back of a human being. All this can

evaporate with the recitation of Durood Shareef on the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) who has clearly proclaimed that Durood Shareef is the panacea of all

ills and that if any one comes across a calamity he should recite Durood Shareef in the maximum number. Allah Ta’ala has promised that if anyone recites Durood only

once, He showers ten blessings on the reciter immediately.

It is narrated that once Hazrat Musa (alaihis salaam) walked a very long distance in the desert during summer at noon. He fainted due to thirst and hunger. After a while,

when he regained his consciousness, Allah Ta’ala sent Hazrat Jibrael (alaihis salaam) to go and inquire from Hazrat Musa (alaihis salaam) if he was thirsty or not. Hazrat

Musa (alaihis salaam) replied that he was thirsty. Allah Ta’ala told him that the thirst on the Day of Judgement will be a million times more than what Hazrat Moosa

(alaihis salaam) experienced. Hazrat Musa (alaihis salaam) was told that if he wished to get rid of that thirst on the hottest Day of Judgement, he would have to do one

thing. When Hazrat Musa (alaihis salaam) enquired as to what should be done, Allah Ta’ala told him that he should recite Durood Shareef in abundance on His last

Prophet, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim). Hazrat Musa (alaihis salaam) thanked Allah Ta’ala and immediately began reciting Durood Shareef on the

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim).

From the above fact it is quite clear that Allah Ta’ala has given orders even to his Ambiya to recite Salawat on the last and final Prophet of Islam, and that Durood

Shareef is not only panacea and a solution to the ills of this world but in the next too.

In another story, it is narrated that when Hazrat Adam (alaihis salaam) saw Bibi Hawa (radi Allahu anha) he wanted to be close to her, but Allah Ta’ala sent Hazrat

Jibrael (alaihis salaam) to stop him. Allah Ta’ala told him that if he wanted to take Bibi Hawa (radi Allahu anha) as his wife, he should first pay Mahr (dowry). On his

inquiry as to what the Mahr was, Allah Ta’ala told Hazrat Jibrael (alaihis salaam) to inform him that the best way of paying the dowry is for him to recite Durood Shareef

3 times on His last Prophet, Hazrat Muhammad (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim). Hazrat Adam (alaihis salaam) did so, Bibi Hawa (radi Allahu anha) was granted to him as

his legal and legitimate wife.

The highest blessings which Islam has conferred on man is the concept of Tauheed or Unity of Allah in its purest form. This has been furnished to mankind through

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim), the last of the Prophets. It is a cardinal duty of every Muslim man and woman, young and old to entertain the

highest respect, regard, love and esteem for the Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) and his family. It should be clear that obedience to Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal

Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) is always to be charged with intense love and highest regard for him, for it is through love and esteem that truth can be comprehended and

communion with the Creator can be vouch-safed. In fact, love is the motive force, reverence dissolves and implicit obedience to the Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi

Wasallim) which is the natural outcome. It is therefore incumbent on those who love him, to pray to Allah Ta’ala and His Angels in wishing for him peace according to the

Divine Command. This will reshape the life which is otherwise infested with turmoil. The reciter will get countless and matchless benefits in both the Worlds and can

claim to be the lover of Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim).

As Muslims we should recite Durood Shareef in the Arabic language. Islam seeks to create a unified outlook and it is in the Arabic language alone which welds all

Muslims into one great brotherhood. Besides, Arabic is the language of Heaven, it is the language of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim), it is the

language of the Angels and it is the language of Hazrat Abu-Bakr, Hazrat Umar, Hazrat Uthman and Hazrat Ali (radi Allahu anhuma).

The daily recitation of Durood Shareef has a tremendous effect on the human head, heart, mind and person. It purifies thoughts and intensifies actions. It makes passages

for perfect peace and personal satisfaction.

“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 Wasallim) 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 Wasallim) 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 Wasallim) 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 Wasallim) 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 thatperson 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 Wasallim) 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 Wasallim)

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 Wasallim) on the Day of Judgement.

17. One who recites Durood Shareef near the shrine of the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) 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 Wasallim) 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 Wasallim) 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 Wasallim) 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 Wasallim).

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 Wasallim)

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 Wasallim) 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 Wasallim).

37. Ablution is not complete if Durood is not recited on it.

38. The Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) said to his wife that any one who hears the name of the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) and does not

recite Durood on him will not see the beautiful face of Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) on the Day of the Judgement.

39. Sayyiduna Ali (radi Allahu anhu) reports that Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) 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 Wasallim) and proclaim, “O Habeeb of Allah! The son of such and such a person has presented this gift in your majestic

court”.

D. RESPECT THAT SHOULD BE ACCORDED WHEN RECITINGTHE DUROOD SHAREEF

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) said: “Without doubt, there is an Angel of Almighty Allah whom Allah has given power to listen to the voices of all

the people. Whenever any person reads the Durood Shareef, this Angel delivers the Durood Shareef to me. I then plead to Almighty Allah for the person to receive ten

blessings for reading a single Durood Shareef”. (Jami’us Sagheer).

How should one recite the Durood Shareef?
What should be the persons condition and the conditions of his environment? The following points should be taken into account when reciting Durood Shareef:

1. It should be read with utmost humility and respect.

2. The clothes of the reciter should be clean and free from all impurity.

3. The place where the Durood Shareef is to be read should be clean.

4. It is more superior to be in a state of Wudhu while reciting the Durood Shareef. (Not a must, can be recited without Wuduh [Islamic Academy] )

5. It is better to sit in the Tashahudd position as you would sit when in Salaah and recite the Durood Shareef with concentration and the respect due to it.

6. It is preferable to face Madinatul Munawwarah.

7. If possible, one should have sweet fragrance around the place.

8. The reciter should try and understand the meaning of the Durood Shareef.

9. One should possess a clean and untainted intention. One should read with the sole intention of pleasing Almighty Allah and Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi

Wasallim).

10. The person should not be involved in worldly talks.

11. A person should try his level best to follow the example or Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim).

12. When reading Durood Shareef, you should try and imagine that you are sitting in the august presence of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim).

Utmost respect and reverence should be displayed.

13. Whenever one hears or recites the Durood Shareef, it should be read and written in full. It is also preferable to kiss one’s thumb and rub them over one’s eyes when

hearing the name of the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim). It’s a Sunnah of Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique (Radiallah Tala Anhu).

14. When the reading of the Durood Shareef is completed one should praise Allah Ta’ala that he has given you the opportunity of reading such a great Zikr as the Durood

Shareef.

15. Whenever one takes the name of the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim), one should use titles of respect and reverence.

16. As an advantage one should count (if possible) on one’s fingers as Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) often encouraged this practice because on

the Day of Qiyamah those same fingers will bear witness at the time when they are questioned.

17. Recite Durood Shareef wherever you are (not in the bathroom or toilet) and during any occasion.

THE VIRTUES OF DUROOD SHARIEF:
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RASULULLAH [SAW] HAS SAID:-

1.” On the day of Qiyamah the person closest to me will be the one who has sent the most Durood unto me. ” (TIRMIZI)

2.” On Fridays, send Durood abundantly on me, as it is presented before me. ” (ABU DAWUD)

3. ” If any person, who writing my name, sends darood Sharif to me,then for as long as my name remains in that book, Angels will make Du’a of mercy for him. ”

4. “Whoever recites Durood at my grave, I hear it myself. And whoesoever recites it from a distance, Angels present them to me.” (BAIHAQI)

5. “On the day of Qiyamah, that person will be protected from the frightfulness of Qiyamah who recited durood abundantly to me.” (SA’AYA)

6. “For the reciter of durood, Allah sends 70 blessings on him and the angels make dua for him 70 times.”(TIBRANI)

7. ” On the Day of Qiyamah, besides the Shadow of the Throne, there would be no other shadow.On that Day, Allah Almighty will especially Grant three kinds of people

a place under his trone:
1. Whosoever removed some difficulty of my Ummah and solved his hardship
2. Whoever revived my Sunnah
3. And Whoever recited Doorud Sharif on me abundantly

8.”Allah Almighty has appointed a group of angels who travel the world, and in my Ummah, whoever sends salutatations to me, those salutations are presented to me by

these angels.” (IBNE HABBAN)

9.” Recite durood sharief abundantly on me, it will be a means of cleanliness and purity for you.” (ABU YA”LA

10.”Before whomsoever my mention is made, he should recite durood sharief upon me.” (Nasa”I)

11. ” Whosoever recites Durood Sharief on me 10 times in the morning and evening, I will intercede for him on the day of Qiyamah.” (TIBRANI)

12. ” Whosoever recites Durood Shareef a 1000 times on me daily, then before death he will see his abode in Jannah.” ( SA’AYA)

13. ” Whosoever recites Durood Sharief upon me once, the Allah Almighty orders the Kiraman-Katibeen not to record any (minor) sins of the reciter for 3 days.”

14. ” Send Durood Sharief on me, Allah will also send Durood on you.”

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THERE ARE MANY MORE VIRTUES THAT ARE NOT MENTIONED HERE…READ DUROOD SHARIEF ABUNDANTLY AND YOU WILL NOTICE A

DIFFERENT IN YOUR LIFE.

The benefits of durood shareef
Rasulullah said :

“Send Durood upon me abundantly because in the beginning you will be questioned in the grave about me”

Rasulullah said :

“Your Durood will be the cause of light at the Bridge of Siraat (on the Day of Judgement), he should send Durood on me abundantly”

Rasulullah said :

“Three categories of people will be be under the shadow of the Sublime Throne on the Day of Judgement when there will be no shadow besides it:

(i) The person who removed a misery of a person

(ii) The person who revived one of my Sunnah (way) and

(iii) the person who sent Durood on me Abundantly.

Rasulullah said :

“The person who asked blessings on me abundantly, will be the nearest to me on the Day of Judgement”

Rasulullah said :

The person who sent Durood on me Abundantly will be best saved from the distress and calamities on the Day of Judgement

Kaab Al-Ahbaar (R.A.) narrates that Allah Ta’ala said to Hazrat Musa (alaihis salaam)

” Do you desire protection against thirst on the Day of Qiyamah?

Hazrat Musa (alaihis salaam) said: “Yes.”

Allah Ta’ala said:

“Recite Durood abundantly on Muhammad

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Virtues and Significances of Durood

Rasulullah said :

Allah bestows ten measures of mercy to the one who recites Durood on me; ten of his sins are forgiven; he is elevated ten ranks and ten virteous deeds are written in his

Book of Deeds (Nasai and Tibrani)

Imam Mustaghfiri (R.A.) narrates that Rasulullah said :

“Whoever recites 100 times Durood on me daily, 100 of his needs will be fullfilled – 30 worldly needs and 70 pertaining to the Akhirah.”

Tibraani narrates that Rasulullah said :

“My Shafaa’at ( intercession ) will be for him who recites daily ten times Durood on me during the morning and ten times during the evening.”

Hazrat Umar Farooq (R.A.) said:

“Duas remain suspended between the heaven and the earth. It does not proceed upward as long as Durood on Nabi has not been recited”
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Warning for those who refrain from reciting Durood

Rasulullah said :

“A gathering deviod of the mention of Allah Ta’ala and Durood for Rasulullah will be the cause of regret on the Day of Judgement even though they will enter Jannah.”

Rasulullah said :

“A great miser is he in whose presence I am mentioned and he refrains from reciting Durood on me.” (Tirmidhi, Ibni Hibban, Mustadrak)

Rasulullah said :

“May that person be destroyed who refrains from reciting Durood on me when I am mentioned in his presence” (Tirmidhi)

Rasulullah said :

“Whoever forgets to recite Durood on me, has lost the way to Jannat.”

Virtues of Salawaat(Durood)

BENEFITS OF SALAAT & SALAAM:

*It has come in the hadeeth shareef that when people gather in any gathering and they do not remember Allah Ta’ala nor is durood and salaam sent on His

Nabi(Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam),on the Day of Qiyamat their gatherings will be a means of regret even though they have entered jannat, due to being deprived of the

reward of the remembrance of Allah and durood and salaam.

*It has been reported in the hadeeth shareef that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “Send durood and salaam upon me in abundance on Friday because your

durood and salaam is presented before me (especially on the day of Friday).”

*It has been narrated in another hadeeth that whoever sends durood on me on Friday his durood is (especially) and most certainly presented before me.

*It has come in another hadeeth: “Whoever sends salaam to me (especially in a standing position at my Rowdha my soul is returned to me (i.e. I turn my attention to him)

until I give the answer to his salaam).”

*In yet another hadeeth it has come that Huzoor Aqdas Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “On the Day of Qiyamat the person most nearest to me will be the person who

conferred most durood upon me.”

*It has come in another hadeeth that Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “A miser is he, before whom my name is mentioned and he does not send durood upon me.”

*It has come in another hadeeth that Huzoor (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) has said: “You should send durood upon me abundantly because this durood is a means of

purifying your own self.”

*It has come in another hadeeth that Huzoor Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “May that person be disgraced before whom my mention is made and he does not send

durood upon me.”

*In one other hadeeth it has come that Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam has said: “Before whomever my name is mentioned he should send durood upon me because that

person who sends durood upon me once, Allah Ta’ala will send ten mercies upon him.”
*In another hadeeth Huzoor Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam has said: “Whoever mentions me should send durood upon me.”
*In yet another hadeeth Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam has explained the means of how the durood reaches him, that, verily, there are some angels ordered by

Allah who roam around the assemblies and gatherings of the earth and around the Muslims, to present the durood of my ummat before me.

*In another hadeeth Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “Once I met Jibraeel Alayhis Salaam and he gave me glad tidings by saying:’Your Lord says: Whoever

sends durood upon you I will descend upon him My Special Mercy And whoever sends salaam upon you, then I will descend upon him My Special Peace. On this I

performed a Sajda-e-Shukr (ie. prostration of gratitude) in the Court of Allah`.

*In another hadeeth it has been reported that Hazrat Ubay bin Kaab Radiallahu anhu came in the service of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam and said:
“O Rasulullah! I have devoted (made wakf) all my time of zikr and du’aa in sending durood upon you.’ Huzoor Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “Then all your dificulties

will be solved, your needs will be fulfilled and your sins will be forgiven… (until the end of the hadeeth)

*It has come in another hadeeth that whoever sends durood upon me once Allah Ta’ala will send ten mercies upon him.

*In yet another hadeeth shareef it has been narrated that one day Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam came;and on the blessed face of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi

Wasallam the signs of happiness and joy were visible. Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “Just now Jibraeel Alayhis Salaam came to me and said that your Lord has

said: O Mohammad! Will you not be happy with this good news that from your ummat whoever will send durood upon you once I will send ten mercies upon him and

from your ummat whoever sends salaam upon you once I will send peace upon him ten times.’

*It has come in another hadeeth shareef that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: ‘Whoever sends durood upon me once Allah Taala sends ten mercies upon him,

ten of his sins are forgiven, in jannat ten of his stages are raised and ten rewards are written for him.’

*It has come in another hadeeth shareef that the person who sends durood upon Nabi Akram Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam once, Allah and His Angels sends seventy

mercies upon him.

* Hazrat Anas Radiallahu anhu says:’That every du’aa is prevented from reaching the Court of Allah until the person making du’aa sends durood upon Rasulullah

Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam and upon the family of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam (then it reaches the Court of Allah and is accepted).

THE EXCELLENCE OF DUROOD SHAREEF AS EXPLAINED IN THE AHADITH

1.Ten sins are forgiven

2.Ten virtues are written for the reciter

3.The rank is raised in Paradise and The reciter is protected from Hypocrisy (Nifaaq)

4.Causes of Light at thr Bridge of Siraat

5.Saved from distress and calamities on the Day of Qiyammah

6.Granted Shade under the Arsh of Allah Ta’ala

7.Closeness to RasulAllah Purifies the heart and removes the rust of sinilluminates the heart

8.Grants safety on the Day of Qayimah and It is one of the most blessed of Deeds

9.Ten Mercies will be bestowed upon the reciterPurifies one deedsShafa’at of RasulAllah on the Day of Qiyamah

10.One will be present at the Haud-e-Kauthar

11.Excellence and Beauty at Meetings

12.Gets rid of poverty and hardship

13.Alaah Ta’ala, His Angels and RasulAllah also send blessings into the reciter

14.It is a sure and certain worship of Allah Ta’alaIt is of benefit in this world and the Hereafter

15.It creates love for the reciter in the hearts of other persons

16.The reciter is safe from backbiters

* when people gather in any gathering and they do not remember Allah Ta’ala nor is durood and salaam sent on His Nabi(Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam),on the Day of

Qiyamat their gatherings will be a means of regret even though they have entered jannat, due to being deprived of the reward of the remembrance of Allah and durood

and salaam.

* Send durood and salaam upon me in abundance on Friday because your durood and salaam is presented before me (especially on the day of Friday

*whoever sends durood on me on Friday his durood is (especially) and most certainly presented before me.

*Whoever sends salaam to me (especially in a standing position at my Rowdha my soul is returned to me (i.e. I turn my attention to him) until I give the answer to his

salaam).”

*On the Day of Qiyamat the person most nearest to me will be the person who conferred most durood upon me

*A miser is he, before whom my name is mentioned and he does not send durood upon me.”

*You should send durood upon me abundantly because this durood is a means of purifying your own self.”

*May that person be disgraced before whom my mention is made and he does not send durood upon me.”

*Before whomever my name is mentioned he should send durood upon me because that person who sends durood upon me once, Allah Ta’ala will send ten mercies upon

him.”

*Whoever mentions me should send durood upon me.”

* verily, there are some angels ordered by Allah who roam around the assemblies and gatherings of the earth and around the Muslims, to present the durood of my ummat

before me.

*Once I met Jibraeel Alayhis Salaam and he gave me glad tidings by saying:’Your Lord says: Whoever sends durood upon you I will descend upon him My Special Mercy

And whoever sends salaam upon you, then I will descend upon him My Special Peace. On this I performed a Sajda-e-Shukr (ie. prostration of gratitude) in the Court of

Allah`.

*once a sahabi asked ….i think..ubai bin kaab …O Rasulullah! I have devoted (made wakf) all my time of zikr and du’aa in sending durood upon you.’ Huzoor Sallallahu

Alayhi Wasallam said: “Then all your dificulties will be solved, your needs will be fulfilled and your sins will be forgiven…

*whoever sends durood upon me once Allah Ta’ala will send ten mercies upon him.

*one day Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam came;and on the blessed face of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam the signs of happiness and joy were visible. Nabi

Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “Just now Jibraeel Alayhis Salaam came to me and said that your Lord has said: O Mohammad! Will you not be happy with this good

news that from your ummat whoever will send durood upon you once I will send ten mercies upon him and from your ummat whoever sends salaam upon you once I will

send peace upon him ten times.’

*Whoever sends durood upon me once Allah Taala sends ten mercies upon him, ten of his sins are forgiven, in jannat ten of his stages are raised and ten rewards are

written for him.’

the person who sends durood upon Nabi Akram Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam once, Allah and His Angels sends seventy mercies upon him.

* Hazrat Anas Radiallahu anhu says:’That every du’aa is prevented from reaching the Court of Allah until the person making du’aa sends durood upon Rasulullah

Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam and upon the family of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam (then it reaches the Court of Allah and is accepted

Blessings Of Durood Shareef

“The Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) asked the Sahaba. “Who is a stingy and miserly person. The Sahaba responded: ” O Messenger Of Allah (sallallahu

aliyhi Wassallam) A stingy person is he who has loads of wealth but does not spend it.” The Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu alaihi wassallam) responded “No! a Stingy and

Miserly person is he in whose presence my name is mentioned and he does not recite Durood.”

The Prophet of Allah ( sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) has said that whoever recites Durood upon me for his each recitation Allah Ta Ala will Forgive ten of his sins , his

rank in paradise will be raised by ten Degrees, and he will receive ten blessings.

Whoever recites Durood abundantly, will be the closest to The Prophet Of Allah (sallallahu Alaiyhi wassallam).

Whoever recites Durood abundantly, he will be relieved of his debts.

Whoever recites Durood abundantly, at the time of his death he will blessed with the tawfiq to recite the Kalimah Tayabbah.

Whoever recites Durood abundantly, will be protected from the punishment of the grave.

Whoever recites Durood abundantly, will be given the Tawfiq to perform Hajj.

Whoever recites Durood abundantly, will be given tawfiq to visit the Blessed Grave of our Beloved (sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam).

Whoever recites Durood abundantly, will be blessed by seeing the Prophet of Allah (sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) in his dreams.

Whoever recites Durood abundantly, on the day of Qiyamah his face will be shining like the Moon on the 14th night of the month when it is at its brightest.

Whoever recites Durood abundantly, he will be as close to The Prophet Of Allah (Sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) as the Index finger is to the middle finger on a hand.

Whoever recites Durood abundantly, will be given the water from the fountain of Al Kawthar to drink by The Prophet of Allah (sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam).

Whoever recites Durood abundantly, and passes away and is buried in Medina
he will be amongst the first to receive devine mercy and to drink from
al Kawthar,and amongst the first to enter Paradise