Writing of Durood Shareef

A unique feature that we find in the famous books of hadeeth like the Sihaah Sittah i.e. Saheeh Bukhaari, Saheeh Muslim, Tirmizi, etc. is that when the authors recorded the ahaadeeth, they always wrote the durood on Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) in full.

They never used abbreviations as we find nowadays like ‘S.A.W.’

It didn’t matter even if the duroods took up a third of the kitaab.

Hence, we find that upon their demise, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) personally came to welcome and receive them.

Thus, they lived for the sunnat and died in the laps of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).

Through the blessings of the ahadeeth and abundant durood, they were honoured during their lifetimes and even after death.

The grave of Imaam Bukhaari (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) would give off a fragrant smell.

Abu Sulaymaan Muhammad ibnul Husain Hiraani (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) says, “Amongst my neighbours was a man by the name of Fadhl, who would engross himself in performing nafl salaah and observing nafl fasts. He once mentioned to me, ‘I used to copy the Ahaadith of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), but was never in the habit of writing the durood after the name of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam).

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) then appeared in a dream and told me, ‘Why is it that you fail to recite durood upon me whenever my name is spoken or written?” Fadhl then took great precaution in reciting durood upon Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) whenever the name of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) was mentioned. A few days later, he saw Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) again in a vision and Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) told him, ‘Continue reciting durood upon me whenever my name is mentioned for verily your durood reaches me.'” (Fazaail Durood)

صلى الله عليه وسلم
صلى الله عليه وسلم
صلى الله عليه وسلم