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An Abandoned Sunnah on Friday – Salutations on the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him)

 أَكْثِرُوا الصَّلاَةَ عَلَىَّ يَوْمَ الْجُمُعَةِ وَلَيْلَةَ الْجُمُعَةِ فَمَنْ صَلَّى عَلَىَّ صَلاَةً صَلَّى الله عَلَيْهِ عَشْرًا

The Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) said: Frequently send salutations to me on Friday during the day and night.
Whoever sends one salutation to me, Allah will send ten to him.”

Collected by Al-Bayhaqi in his Sunnan.Shaykh Al-Albani graded this hadeeth as being Hasan in Saheehah 1407

Benefits for this topic:

Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawzeeyah (May Allah rest him in Firdous) wrote an entire book about the virtues of sending salutations on Prophet Muhammad. It’s titled “ Jala ul-afham fee Fadlees Salat wa salaam ala Khayree An-nam”. Is this book Ibn Qayyim compiled various hadeeth and athar that support and show the virtue of saying “peace and blessings be upon Prophet Muhammad.”

Some of the benefits he wrote for practicing
this hadeeth are:

  1. Doing this act is following Allah’s order
  2. Sending Salutations on the Prophet agrees with Allah’s. And if they differ then our salutations are dua and request. Allah’s salutation raises the Prophet’s rank and is a praise for him.
  3. Sending salutations on the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) is an act the Angels do.
  4. Sending salutations on the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) raises your rank ten levels.
  5. Sending salutations on the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) removes ten bad deeds and adds ten good deeds to your record.
  6. Sending salutations on the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) is a means to draw you closer to the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) on the Day of Judgment.
  7. Sending salutations on the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) allows him to return the same salutation to you.
  8. Sending salutations on the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) is a way to earn Allah’s mercy.
  9. Sending salutations on the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) saves you from being stingy in giving him salutations.
  10. Sending salutations on the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) with the dua after the Athan earns you the right for his intercession on the Day of Judgment. [End of Ibn al-Qayyim’s comments.]

Al-Manaawee said : There are lots of words and phrases for sending salutations on the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). The most famous and best is:” Allahumma salli ala Muhammadin wa alaali Muhammadin, kama sallaita ala Ibrahim wa ala ali Ibrahim” [ Faydul Qadeer #1403]

TN (may Allah pardon him) These salutations on the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) should be done individually, not in a group unison like some of the Soofeeyah and people of Morocco practice
before Jumu’ah.

Prepared
and translated by Abu Aaliyah Abdullah ibn Dwight Lamont Battle

Doha,Qatar
1431 ©

 

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