Sending Blessings on our Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

One of the matters which we Muslims overlook or not implement it as much in our lives is to get in the habit of sending blessings on our prophet Muhammad (SallaAllahWasallam). This matter is of so much importance that in Quran Allah declares doing so Himself along with the angels and then instructs the Muslims to do the same.

In Quran, Allah says:

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“Allah sends His Salaah (Graces, Blessings, Mercy) on the Prophet (Muhammad), and also His angels (Angels ask Allah to bless and forgive him). O you who believe! send your Salah on (ask Allaah to bless) him (Muhammad), and greet him with the Islamic way of greeting (salutation, i.e. As?Salaamu ‘Alaykum)” [Quran: al-Ahzaab 33:56]

Sending blessings on the prophet is so vital that in one of the hadeeth, acceptance of our Dua is made dependant on it. According to a hadith by ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab (may Allah be pleased with him) who said:

Dua is suspended between heaven and earth and none of it is taken up until you send blessings upon your Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).” (Classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi).

Another hadith takes this topic further in that it advises believers to include as much blessings on the Prophet (SAW) part of our dua. It was narrated (in part of the hadith) that Ubayy ibn Ka’b said:

I said: O Messenger of Allah, I send blessings upon you a great deal; how much of my prayer (dua) should be for you? He said: “Whatever you wish.”

I said: One quarter? He said: “Whatever you wish, and if you do more it is better for you.”

I said: Half? He said: “Whatever you wish, and if you do more it is better for you.”

I said: Two thirds? He said: “Whatever you wish, and if you do more it is better for you.”

I said: Should I make all my du’aa’ for you? He said: “Then your concerns will be taken care of and your sins will be forgiven.” Narrated by al-Tirmidhi (2457); classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi.

About the above hadith, Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy on him) said in Jala’ al-Afhaam (79): Our Shaykh Abu ‘Abbaas (i.e., Ibn Taymiyah) was asked about the meaning of this hadeeth. He said: Ubayy ibn Ka’b had a dua that he used to say for himself, and he asked the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) whether he should make one-quarter of it sending blessings on him, and he said … because whoever sends blessings on the Prophet, Allah will send blessings on him tenfold, and if Allah sends blessings on a person He will take care of his concerns and forgive him his sins.

In another hadith by Al-Tirmidhi (484) narrated from ‘Abd-Allah ibn Mas’ood that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

The closest of people to me on the Day of Resurrection will be those who send the most blessings on me.” [Classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Targheeb wa’l-Tarheeb.]

In summary, we should send our salutations to the prophet (SAW) whenever possible or whenever we hear his name mentioned. Let’s remember that Allah Himself does that along with the angels too.

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50 comments… add one
  • Munim

    Excellent.We should share our islam with all openly.Keep it up

  • asad kayani

    Nothing is better then randomly sending blessings, throughout the day, on the Holy Prophet saws. It should not be restricted only to the period during dua.
    Congrats to IqraSense for sending the message. May you all be blessed.

  • May all graces be upon him (SAW), He is the messenger of Islam. Let ALLAH bless him
    his paak rooh rest in peace.

    Aamin Summa Aamin

  • Wajihaddin Khan

    Mashallah !!! best site to learn and explore Quranic Knowledge

  • Yaaseen

    Subhan Allah!

    May Allah bless all of us to constantly send blessings on the Holy Prophet (Sallal laahu Alaihi Wassalam)

    May Allah open all the eyes of muslims who says it is shirk sending salaam on our Beloved Prophet (Sallal laahu Alaihi Wassalam)

    Ameen!

    Thumma Ameen!

  • muhammad irshad

    i m so thankful to you its very pleasure for me that anybody tell me about my superior personality like Syedna Muhammad S.A.W.Its my full try to love him then all things of the world.

  • fareedha

    mashaallah who ever is behind all these sites may allah show blessings on everybody,,

  • brenda

    July 2

    Knowledge is a awakening —Truth!

  • Good ,
    Thanks for the knowledge of islam

  • fauzer

    salam and jazak Allah.

    i have looked at a number of interpretations of 33:56, none of them mentioned ‘ending the salah’ on the prophet or linking the ‘sending the blessings on the prophet’ to salath prayer in any way.

    can you pls explain which interpretation links this to the salath prayer?

    also in my view sending the blessings on the prophet is a mark of respect and affection to the prophet, to say that acceptance of our duas depend on it is in contradiction with ‘thouhidh’ and the direct relationship the servants have with God.

    002.186
    YUSUFALI: When My servants ask thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me: Let them also, with a will, Listen to My call, and believe in Me: That they may walk in the right way.

    -peace.

  • mashallah,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,thank you very much may allah bless you

  • Huma

    The prophet is undoubtedly the channel for delivering the messages of the formless Divine, Allah. It is but, natural that all our praises for the prophet will come back as blessings to us, because who else can so perfectly reach our prayers to the Supreme ?, Who else has gone beyond the human bondage of Self ? The more the dua, that much and more is returned because the joy of remembrance knows no measure, nor is the person who is doing the dua should be measuring the blessings. This is a world of pure joy where only Allah’s presence is felt.

  • Salihu

    Allahumma Salli Ala Muhammad Wa Ala Ali Muhammad.
    This is an interesting post. That remind us that today is Friday, We should say Salatun Nabiy as much as we can.

  • ali

    Assalamualykum
    may allah shower you with his mercy. this is amzing reminder.may allah have mercy on his prophet and all muslims at large.

  • Akhlas

    ASSALAMUALYKUM,
    THANKS TO EACH AND EVERYONE THOSE WHO ARE BEHIND THESE WORKS……

  • Abdul-Lateef

    AAWW. Remembring and sending Blessings on our Holy Prophet Mohammed (SAW) & his family in our prayers is also blessings to the supplicant. May Allah SWTA continue to bless, guide & guide us, Ameen. Salaams.

  • umnia

    thank you,
    this has brightened my day.

  • Akbar

    Wonderful, MashAllah.

  • maryam

    Assalamualykum
    i hope that allah shower us with his mercy. this e-mail was so important to me .may prophet (Sallal laahu Alaihi Wassalam)which has an excellent position to allah cause forgiveness for all muslims .The most important thing is the unity of muslim and sharing their good feelings . sure that this is not a shirk , but being in love with each other.so,please keep going for sending these messages becuse it will be back with blessing.
    Allah bless you.

  • Sana

    Mashallah, peace and blessings of allah be upon him ( S.A.W) u guys r doing great job, !!

  • May Allah bless all of us to constantly send blessings on the Holy Prophet (Sallal laahu Alaihi Wassalam)

    Ameen!

  • Saira

    MashaAllah…u r doing a very gud job..may Allah bless u and show all of us the right path Ameen

  • #21 Nia

    Assalamualykum.
    may the peace, mercy of Allah, be sent and receive the love that is meant. This is encouragement, education, which is always accepted.

  • Dhikir-llah

    Alhamdulillah Rabil Allamin
    May the peace and mercy of Allah be with You for these Knowledge you are spreading to the faithful.I ‘ve tried it several times, and feel pleased with my self.I enjoy other Muslims world wide to observe the Al-salat.
    Maa Salam.

  • Dhikir-llah Oyeleke

    Allahu Akbar.
    Let us use this special D’ua for our Muslim Ummah in the Middle East.

  • Abul Hassan

    Salaamun Alaikum,
    Absolutely no doubt!!! We need to send salaam and Salawaat to the Holy Prophet Mohammed (sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) as Allah (swt) mentioned in the quran and command to do.

    “THERE IS NO DOUBT DUAS WON’T BE ACCEPTED IF SOMEONE DELIBERATELY MISSING OUT THE NAME OF PROPHET MOHAMMED (SAW) IN HIS/HER DUAS”.

    Iqra Sense doing a great job, Mashaallah!!! Keep it up!!

    Wassalaam

  • Dear IqraSense,
    thanks for your educative programme on this internet,may ALLAH reward you accodingly.
    My comment is that let the whole world know the type of blessing recomended by the prophet
    himself b/c we could see some group of people gathered together invoking blessing that is not
    in comformity with the recomended blessing in the hadth.
    May i say Jazakallahu Khaeran

  • what an excelent source of confort for us the believers, this should empower us muslims to be more frequent and insistant in our duas to our Rabb Al-A’lameen, especially the most important ingredient of it is to send blessings upon our beloved Prophet (S.A.A.W.S.W.S). I say this are the most beautiful sayings that can soften the believers heart and get it closer to Allah and His Messenger (S.A.A..W.S). Also is recorded in Sahih Al-Tirmidhi that the Prophet(S.A.A.W.S) said: “The miser is the one in whose presence i am mentioned yet does not pray for Allah’s blessings upon me.” At-Tirmidhi 5/551 and others. See also Al-Albaani, Sahih At-Tirmidhi 3/177 and Sahihul-Jaami, As-Saghir 3/25. Brothers and sisters, lets never forget that our Prohet is still is the noblest man on the face of this earth, no other is comparable to him, for his is the most perfect of creation and the greatest of examples for all of us so “ya ayyuha ladheena amanu, “Salli Alayhimu Tasleema.”

  • May Allah bless all of us to constantly send blessings on the Holy Prophet (Sallal laahu Alaihi Wassalam)

    Ameen!

  • lisa

    mashaallah
    may allah reward you, and may he send peace and blessings on our beloved prophet mohammad (saw) as much as he rightly deserves

  • fatima huma

    may allah make a habit of every muslim to recite durood ameen

  • fantastic

  • Noorjehan Khan

    Masha Allah! My aqeeda is that by reciding durood o salaam, we will gain salvation in the hereafter, Insha Allah but ofcourse, we have to be conscientious of our deeds aswell.

  • raheema

    Assalamu allaikum muslim brothers nd sisters. I want to use this opportunity to plead wit everyone to learn salatul ibrahim AS. It is part of our tashahud

  • Idris Sakwa

    Worderful reminder to all of importance of the subject and the Love of our prophet. The Article well discussed. Please include the actual wording in Arabic and English. This forum educates so many keep it up. may allah reward you, and may he send peace and blessings on our beloved prophet mohammad (saw) as much as he rightly deserves

  • Abbakura

    Allahumma Salli Wasallim Wabaarik Alaa Sayyidina, Habeebana Washafee’ana Muhammadin Wa Alaa Aalihi Wa As’haabihi Wasallim Daaiman Abadan Yaa Rabbal Aalameen…………….

    • Abdullahi

      Ameen thumma ameen ya brother, may ALLAH subhanahu wa ta’ala forgive us our sin for the sake of the LOVE He has for the most beloved creation MUMAHAMMAD Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallim.

  • nazia

    masha allah…..
    really very nice.. thnks for the great knowledge…
    i m very thankfull to u for being sooo.. sweet..
    greattttttttt…
    god bless uu..

  • Aliyu Badeggi

    Praise be to Allah Lord of the worlds. May His peace and blessings be upon our beloved Prophet and Mentor, his households and those that follow his teachings. Alhamdu’l-Lah.

  • Somaiya

    MashaAllah

    Loved the Ahadith.

  • May Allah SWT reward the reminders of the faithful to send prayers of peace and blessings upon our dear Prophet Muhammed ( salla allahu alihe wa salaam) How great the reminder to call others to do good. May Allah SWT bless the believers who encourage good and those who practice it. Ameen. Our love for Rassullah will keep us forever sending prayers upon him whenever we hear his name or references made of him (salla allahu alaihe wa salaam)! We Praise the name of Allah SWT and send prayers upon His Messenger salla allhu alaihe wa salaam! Surely in following the commandments of Allah SWT, the Ummah that follows the Prophet Muhammed will stay strong. Ameen. Alhamdulilah qul sehr! Praise be to Allah SWT every Hour!

  • Anonymous

    Subahan Allah,

    Excellent.

  • ali

    Thanks for everyone who does these useful things May Allah yarhamukum! ?????? ?? ??? ??? ?? ???? ? ??? ???? ? ?????? ??????

  • BEARS FAN

    thank you thank you May Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala bless you for sharing this ………

  • laila

    I really feel very great when I saw your very ineresting website,
    may allah bless you all.
    ” We are as muslims have to thank Allah for His right Path that he granted as, many many peaces be upon our dear leader’s soul ”
    May Allah bless you and whoever is Proud of islam

  • An excellent reminder to our Muslim brethen.Sine I went through this hadith,I always try practising.May Allah give ever one this taufeek.

  • Tajudeen

    Allahumma salli ala Muhammad wa ala ahli Muhammad

  • M. Mushtaq Ahmad

    Sending Durud on the Prophet (SAWS)
    I have read the comments above and have found it interesting. I have tried to edit it and reproduce them. May Allah SWT reward the reminders of the faithful to send prayers of peace and blessings upon our dear Prophet Muhammed (salla allahu alihe wa salaam). How great the reminder to call others to do good. May Allah SWT bless the believers who encourage good and those who practice it? Ameen. Our love for Rassullah will keep us forever sending prayers upon him whenever we hear his name or references made of him (salla allahu alaihe wa salaam)! We Praise the name of Allah SWT and send prayers upon His Messenger salla allhu alaihe wa salaam! Surely in following the commandments of Allah SWT, the Ummah that follows the Prophet Muhammed will stay strong. I sincerely pray for Allah’s blessing on every soul who follows Him and His prophet (SAWS)
    Nothing is better than randomly sending blessings, throughout the day, on the Holy Prophet saws. It should not be restricted only to the period during dua. Sending the blessings on the prophet (SAW) is a mark of respect and affection to the prophet
    Yusufali: 002.186 When My servants ask thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me: Let them also, with a will, Listen to My call, and believe in Me: That they may walk in the right way.
    The prophet is undoubtedly the channel for delivering the messages of the formless Divine, Allah. It is but, natural that all our praises for the prophet will come back as blessings to us, because who else can so perfectly reach our prayers to the Supreme? Who else has gone beyond the human bondage of Self? The more the dua, that much and more is returned because the joy of remembrance knows no measure, nor is the person who is doing the dua should be measuring the blessings. This is a world of pure joy where only Allah’s presence is felt.
    Let the whole world know the type of blessing recommended by the prophet himself because we could see some group of people gathered together invoking blessing that is not in conformity with the recommended blessing in the hadth.
    I say this are the most beautiful sayings that can soften the believer’s heart and get it closer to Allah and His Messenger (S.A.A.W.S). Also is recorded in Sahih Al-Tirmidhi that the Prophet (S.A.A.W.S) said: “The miser is the one in whose presence I am mentioned yet does not pray for Allah’s blessings upon me.” At-Tirmidhi 5/551 and others. See also Al-Albaani, Sahih At-Tirmidhi 3/177 and Sahihul-Jaami, As-Saghir 3/25. Brothers and sisters, lets never forget that our Prohet is still is the noblest man on the face of this earth, no other is comparable to him, for his is the most perfect of creation and the greatest of examples for all of us.

  • Shamim

    Good reminder. Allahumma salle ala Muhammad wa ala Mohammad

  • shaheena

    as salam alekum wrwbktuhu,
    thx to d ppl behind ths lovely site making us all aware of our religion.insha Allah lets all do as said.

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