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Say durood with salaam.

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Say durood with salaam

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 none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


The Islamic greetings of As-Salaam-o-Alaykum and the Durood are two separate and distinct supplications made by the believers; the believers are guided and commanded to declare the Salaam supplications when they meet one another, and recite the Durood when the name of their beloved Prophet Mohamed (saws) is mentioned amongst them or when they wish to make supplications for the Prophet (saws).


Ref: The Salaams

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 54:

54 When those come to thee who believe in Our Signs say: "Peace be on you: your Lord had inscribed for Himself (the rule of) Mercy: verily if any of you did evil in ignorance and thereafter repented and amended (his conduct) lo! He is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful."


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verse 86:

86 When a (courteous) greeting (salaam) is offered you, meet it with a greeting still more courteous, (or at least) of equal courtesy. Allah takes careful account of all things.


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 24 Surah Noor verse 61 (part):

But if ye enter houses greet (declare salaams upon) each other, a greeting or blessing and purity as from Allah. Thus does Allah make clear the Signs to you: that ye may understand.



Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 849 Narrated by Abu Yusuf Abdullah ibn Salam

Abdullah heard the Prophet (saws) say: O believers! Spread the Salams (greetings), feed (the poor and needy), behave kindly to your blood relations, offer prayer when others are asleep, and (thus) enter Paradise in peace.


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.250 Narrated by Abu Huraira

The Prophet (saws) said, "The young should declare salaams to the old, the passerby should declare salaams to the sitting one, and the small group of persons should declare salaams upon the large group of persons."


Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 861 Narrated by Anas ibn Malik

The Prophet (saws) said to him: Son, when you enter your home declare salaams to your people with the salutation of peace. It will be a source of blessing for you and for the members of your family.


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.253B Narrated by Abdullah bin Amr

A man asked the Prophet (saws): "What Islamic traits are the best?" The Prophet (saws) said, "Feed the (poor and needy) people, and declare salaams to those whom you know and those whom you do not know."


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.753 Narrated by Al Bara bin Azib

The Prophet (saws) ordered us to do seven other things. To pay a visit to the sick; to follow funeral processions; to say, "May Allah be merciful to you" to a sneezer if he says "Praise be to Allah"; to return the salaams, to accept invitations; to help others to fulfill their oaths, and to help the oppressed ones.


Allah and His Messenger (saws) have Commanded and Guided the believers to declare the salaams upon each other, absolutely regardless of whether one knows their brethren or not; for the declaration of the salaams in Islam is a supplication one makes in earnest for his believing brethren, and a source of blessing and hasanah for those who declare it and upon those to whom it is declared.


Ref: The Durood

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.


Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet (saws) said, "When any Muslim sends greetings upon me, Allah returns my soul to me so that I may respond to his greetings." (Related by Abu Dawud)


Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet (saws), "Do not turn my grave into a site of festivities, but send salutations to me for your salutations are raised to me wherever you might be." (Related by Abu Daw'ud)


Abdullah bin Amr bin Al-'As reported that he heard the Prophet (saws) saying, "If anyone invokes blessings upon me once, Allah will bestow blessings upon him ten times over."

Related by Muslim.


Ibn Masud reported that the Prophet (saws) said, "The people nearest to me on the Day of Judgment will be the ones most conscientious in invoking blessings upon me." Related by Tirmidhi.


Abu Hurairah reports that the Prophet (saws) said, "May the nose of the person in whose presence I am mentioned be covered with dirt if he does not invoke blessings upon me.

Related by Tirmidhi.


Abu Dharr al-Ghaffari narrated that the Prophet (saws) said, 'The most miserly amongst people is the one who fails to invoke blessings upon me when my name is mentioned in his or her presence.


The believers are guided and Commanded by Allah and His Messenger (saws) to recite the durood or salutations upon the Prophet in the tashahud in their prayers, whenever the blessed name of the Prophet Mohamed (saws) is mentioned amongst them, or wherever and whenever one wishes and pleases to remember and send salutations unto the Prophet (saws).


Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet (saws), "Do not turn my grave into a site of festivities, but send salutations to me for your salutations are raised to me wherever you might be." (Related by Abu Daw'ud)



Whenever the Prophet (saws) and his noble companions would meet, they would declare and announce the Salaam amongst them; and whenever the name of the Prophet (saws) was mentioned, the companions would send salutations or recite the durood upon the Prophet (saws).


There is absolutely no evidence in the authentic and established Sunnah which obliges, requires, or encourages the believers to recite the durood upon the Prophet (saws) every time they declare the Islamic greeting of Salaams when they meet each other.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your brother and well wisher in Islam,





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