Durood on prophet(saws).
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my question is "As far as i have come across i have seent that in all general contexts we refer our beloved prophet as "Sallallahu alaihi wasallam" (SAWS). kindly tell me in which context do we refer our prophet as ""Sallallahu alaihi wa-alaihi wasallam" (SAWW). and what is the difference between these.
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Durood on prophet(saws)
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.
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Your Question: .my question is "As far as i have come across i have seent that in all general contexts we refer our beloved prophet as "Sallallahu alaihi wasallam" (SAWS). kindly tell me in which context do we refer our prophet as ""Sallallahu alaihi wa-alaihi wasallam" (SAWW). and what is the difference between these.
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.
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 (saws) 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 recited by the believers till today, and until the end of time; Insha Allah.
Al-Muwatta Hadith 9.70
Yahya related from 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, O Messenger of Allah (saws). How should we do it?' The Messenger of Allah (saws), remained silent until we wished we had not asked him. Then he (saws) told us to say, 'O Allah, bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad as You blessed Ibrahim and the family of Ibrahim, and give baraka to Muhammad and the family of Muhammad as You gave baraka to Ibrahim and the family of Ibrahim. In all the worlds You are worthy of Praise and Glorious,'"
(Allahumma salli ala Muhammad wa ali Muhammad kama sallaita ala Ibrahim wa ala aale Ibrahim, wa barak ala Muhammad wa ali Muhammad kama barakta ala Ibrahim wa ali Ibrahim. Fi'l alamin, innaka Hamidu'm - Majid.)
Sallalaahu alayhe wa sallam: literally means may the Blessings of Allah be upon him (Prophet Mohamed (saws)) and peace.
Sallalaahu alayhe wa alihi wa sallam: literally means may the Blessings of Allah be upon him (Prophet Mohamed (saws) and his family (or his followers); and peace.
Whenever the name of Prophet Mohamed (saws) is mentioned in ones midst, regardless of whether one chooses to invoke the Blessings of Allah upon the Noble Prophet (saws) alone, or along with his family (and followers), it would suffice to fulfill the Command of Allah Subhanah.
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.
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) said, "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.
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,