DAILY ISLAMIC REMINDERS. Yaumul Jumuat, 26th day of Shaw’waal. (Friday, 27th of May, 2022).
*_LET’S REMIND EACH OTHER ON HOW TO PRAISE THE PROPHET AS HE TAUGHT US TO DO_*. BismilLah.
Sending blessings upon the Prophet (blessings and peace of ALLAH be upon him) is one of the greatest acts of worship encouraged in Islam, and it is one of the most beneficial supplications for a person in this world and the hereafter, and it is one of the requirements of loving, venerating and respecting the Prophet (blessings and peace of ALLAH be upon him) and giving him his rights. It’s a command from ALLAH for us to do so for our own benefit not for the Prophet to benefit in anyway as he is already guranteed Jannatul Firdaus.
With regard to the ideal way of sending blessings upon the master of mankind (blessings and peace of ALLAH be upon him), there are two sunnah ways of doing that. Among the soundest and most well-known of these ways are the two format that the Prophet (blessings and peace of ALLAH be upon him) taught his Companions (may ALLAH be pleased with them) when they asked him how they should send blessings upon him. These two ways are as follows:
“Allaahumma salli alaa Muhammad wa alaa aali Muhammad kamaa swalayta alaa Ibraaheem wa alaa aali Ibraaheem, innaka hameedum majeed. Allaahumma baarik alaa Muhammad wa alaa aali Muhammad kama baarakta alaa Ibraaheem wa alaa aali Ibraaheem, innaka hameedum majeed (O ALLAH, send prayers upon Muhammad and upon the family of Muhammad, as You sent prayers upon Ibraaheem and upon the family of Ibraaheem; You are indeed Worthy of Praise, Full of Glory. O ALLAH, send blessings upon Muhammad and upon the family of Muhammad as You sent blessings upon Ibraaheem and upon the family of Ibraaheem; You are indeed Worthy of Praise, Full of Glory).” Narrated by al-Bukhaari (3700) and Muslim (406).
“Allaahumma swalli alaa Muhammadin wa alaa azwaajihi wa dhurriyyatihi kama swalayta alaa Ibraaheem, wa baarik alaa Muhammadin wa alaa azwaajihi wa dhurriyyatihi kama baarakta alaa aali Ibraaheem, innaka hameedun majeed (O ALLAH, send Your salaah (grace, honour and mercy) upon Muhammad and upon his wives and offspring, as You sent Your swalaah upon Ibraaheem, and send Your blessings upon Muhammad and upon his wives and offspring, as You sent Your blessings upon the family of Ibraaheem. You are indeed Praiseworthy, Most Glorious).”
Narrated by al-Bukhaari (3369) and Muslim (407).
The Prophet (blessings and peace of ALLAH be upon him) did not choose anything but that which is noblest and best. Please let’s follow what the prophet taught us and its more than enough for us.
It is better to vary the phrases used, switching between the versions that have been narrated, sometimes reciting one and sometimes reciting another, so as to follow the Sunnah and sharee‘ah, and so that always reciting one version does not lead to neglecting another which is also proven. Please remember to take your pure bath(ghusul for jumuat), brush your teeth, wear nice clothing and recite suuratul Kahf Quran chapter 18 as the prophet recommended. Please recite at least 10 salawaat to the prophet today if you can’t recite 100 or 1000.
*_May ALLAH accept it from us all and purify our intentions_*. Aameen.