Can one read Duood-e-Taj?
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AOA, I should be much grateful to you if you could let know whether we could read Darood-e-Taj. If not please tell me why and any proof from Haadith. jzk
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Can one read Durood-e-Taj?
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzaab verse 56: Allah and His angels send blessings on the Prophet: O ye that believe! Send ye blessings on him, and salute him with all respect.
Al-Muwatta Hadith 9.70
Yahya related to Malik from Nuaym ibn Abdullah al-Mujmirthat, Muhammad ibn Abdullah ibn Zayd told him that Abu Masud al Ansari said, "The Messenger of Allah (saws) came to us at the gathering of Sad ibn Ubada. Bashir ibn Sad said to him, 'Allah has ordered us to ask for blessings on you, Messenger of Allah. How should we do it?' The Messenger of Allah (saws), remained silent until we wished we had not asked him. Then he told us to say, 'O Allah, bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad as You blessed Ibrahim, and give baraka to Muhammad and the family of Muhammad as You gave baraka to the family of Ibrahim. In all the worlds You are worthy of Praise and Glorious,'"
Allahumma salli ala Muhammad wa ali Muhammad kama sallaita Ibrahim, wa baraka ala Muhammad wa ali Muhammad kama barakta ala ali Ibrahim. Fi'l alamin, innaka Hamidu'm - Majid.
When Allah Subhanah commanded the believers to send the durood or pray the salutation on Prophet Mohamed (saws), the companions of the Messenger of Allah came to him and asked him how should they obey the command of Allah Subhanah. And the Messenger of Allah (saws) taught them the durood, which is prayed by the believers till today, and until the end of time; Insha Allah.
The believers who sincerely love Allah and His Messenger (saws), pray the durood as taught by the Messenger of Allah (saws). If the believers were to leave the durood that the Messenger of Allah (saws) taught the believers, and invent their own ways of salutations, and give them names like Durood-e-Taj, etc.; they will not be following and obeying the Messenger of Allah (saws), but rather they would be obeying someone else! We have no right to invent, or innovate, or change, or add, or subtract, from anything that is taught to us by Allah and His Messenger (saws), if indeed we fear Allah and the Last Day.
The durood-e-taj has no basis or authority from the Quran and Sunnah, nor was it ever taught to the believers by the Messenger of Allah (saws); thus they should leave it alone.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your Brother in Islam,