Reciting Surah Al-Kahf on the day of Jumu’ah is a well-known sunnah most of us strive to follow. But did you know that there’s a simple sunnah— with amazing virtues— created specifically for Fridays? Sending salutations on the prophet, salallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam!
What happens when you supplicate for the prophet?
- You’re obeying an order of Allah ‘azza wa jall [Quran, 33:56]
- It raises your rank ten levels.
- It removes ten bad deeds and adds ten good deeds to your record.
- It’s a means to draw you closer to the prophet on the Day of Judgment.
- It’s an act the angels do.
- It allows him to return the same salutation to you.
- Its a way to earn Allah’s mercy.
- It saves you from being stingy in giving him salutations.
[As related by Ibn Qayyim al-Jawzeeyah in “Jala ul-afham fee fadlees salat wa salaam ala kahyree an-nam”]
Al-Manaawee said: There are many of words and phrases for sending salutations on the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon
him). The most famous and best is: “Allahumma salli alaa Muhammadin wa alaa ali Muhammadin, kama sallayta alaa Ibraheem wa alaa ali Ibrahim” [Faydul Qadeer #1403]
- Next Friday make sure to increase your salutations on the Prophet
- Remind yourself by setting an alarm on Fridays.
- Inform and teach others, inshaa’Allah!
NOTE: These salutations on the prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) should be done individually, not in a group.
thank you very much, this mean the world to me, and may Allah give you a handsome reward
Been receiving your great suggestions and tips which are absolutely necessary for me since I am so very unfortunate not to have understood Arabic. Our mother tongue is Assamese and English is our second language. Mere reading or recitation of the Quran without understanding its meanings is useless.
Would appreciate more such insights from you.
Syed Nazimur Rahman