Durood – A Gift to the Beloved

Durood

It is mentioned in the Hadeeth that Allah Ta`ala has commanded a group of angels to disperse on the earth and present the greetings and salutations recited upon Nabi  to Nabi عليه السلامصَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَم . They convey the greeting and say, “So and so, the child of so and so, has recited this greeting and salutation for you.” Nabi عليه السلامصَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَم  becomes pleased and replies to the greeting.

Now a person may question that since we are reciting Durood for a lengthy period, how is it that we have not seen any angels? The answer is that ‘seeing’ is not a pre-condition for existence. To ‘see’ or ‘witness’ something physical and use this as the benchmark for

acceptance, is a grave error. Our rationale should be that whatever Nabi عليه السلامصَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَم  has stated, is sufficient for us to accept.

 

A Gift to the Beloved

We have to bring within ourselves the conviction that whatever Rasulullah عليه السلامصَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَم  has said is true.

“Whoever recites Durood on Rasulullah عليه السلامصَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَم  from whichever part of the world, the angels convey it to Rasulullah عليه السلامصَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَم  exactly in the manner it was read.”

If we recite Durood at the blessed grave of Rasulullah عليه السلامصَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَم , he hears it directly; this is established in a Hadeeth of Baihaqi. It is also mentioned in another Hadeeth,

“Whoever recites Durood on me by my grave, I can hear him and whoever reads Durood upon me from afar, it is conveyed to me.”

Therefore, we should not place our confidence and reliance on our eyes. The aspect to place our confidence in is the blessed sayings of Rasulullah عليه السلامصَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَم , whether we are able to see it or not.

Tonight is the night of Jumu`ah. Recitation of Durood on Jumu`ah and the night of Jumu`ah has been emphasised upon in the Hadeeth.

Rasulullah عليه السلامصَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَم  becomes extremely pleased when anyone reads Durood upon him. Therefore, recite Durood as much as possible. Actually, we should be continuously reciting Durood. May Allah bless us with the correct taufeeq. Aameen.