Alhamdolillahe Rabbil A’alameen Wassalato Wassalamo Ala Ashraful Ambiya’e Wa Mursaleen Wa Khatemil Nabiyyeen Wa Ala A’alehi Wa Ashabehil Ajmae’en!
إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ ۚ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا صَلُّوا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوا تَسْلِيمًا
[Surah Al-Ahzab 33:56] Indeed Allah Subhanohu Wa Ta’ala and His angels send blessings on the Prophet; O People who Believe! Send blessings and abundant salutations upon him. (Everlasting peace and unlimited blessings be upon the Beloved Prophet Mohammed.)SadaqAllahul Adheem Wa Sadaqa Rasuluhul Kareem!
Alhamdolillah! We have always been taught to show our love with utmost respect and reverence for the one and only, the Chosen One, the Best of Creation, the Mercy to the Universe, the Beloved of Allah Subhanohu Wa Ta’ala, and our Beloved Master Nabi Alaihes Salato Salaam. We all know the reward of Invoking Salawaat o Salaam on Beloved Prophet Alaihes Salato Salaam, since this is the Sunnah of Our Magnificent Creator, the Almighty Allah Subhanohu Wa Ta’ala. And the reward is the same for writing them and every time they are read also.SubhanAllah!
The Beloved Prophet SalAllahu Alaihe Wasallam stated, “When an individual writes Durood Shareef/Salawaato Salaam (Blessings) in his book, the Angels will continue seeking forgiveness for him as long as my Name will remain in the book!” (Sa’adat-ud-Darain pg 83, Nuzhatun Nazireen pg 31)
ALSO: If a person quotes something from me (the name of the Beloved Prophet SalAllahu Alaihe Wasallam) in the book and writes Durood Shareef/Salawaato Salaam within it, will get a reward as long as that book will be read.” (Sa’adat-ud-Darain Page 83) SubhanAllah!
Imam Sakhawi Rehmatullahe Ta’ala Alaihe narrated, once there was a man who used to sit in the company of Muhadditheen and every time the name of Beloved Prophet Alaihes Salato Salaam would be mentioned, he would write Salawaat-o-Salaam and recite loudly. Because of him invoking the Salawat loudly, the people in the Majlis would do the same; It turned out, that due to this love for His Beloved Nabi Alaihes Salaato Salaam, Allah Kareem forgave all the sins of that person and also the sins of all the people sitting in that Majlis.
Shaykh Bakr Aboo Zayd Rehmatullah said, “The safe practice, the way of true love, (seeking) reward from Allah Kareem, respect and honor for the Beloved Prophet Alaihes Salato Salaam of this nation is to send the Salawaat and Salaam upon him whenever he is mentioned, SalAllahu Alaihe Wasallam.This way we carry out the order of Allah Kareem and the guidance of his Beloved Prophet SalAllahu Alaihe Wasallam.”
The following Hadith is quoted by Shaykh Imam Abu Nuaim Isfahani Rehma, a great Imam and Muhaddith, whose transmission of Hadith literature is included in Mishkat Shareef in his book, Hilyat al-Awliya; Shaykh Allama Imam Hallabi Rehma also quotes it in Sirate Halabia and Shaykh Imam Jalaluddin Suyuti Rehma quotes it in Qasaise Kubra Shareef.
The Hadith is as follows:There was Jewish a man belonging to Bani Israeel, prior to the physical birth of the Beloved Prophet SlaAllahu Alaihe Wasallam, who reached a ripe old age was considered an evil man by the society. When he died, the Bani Israeel neither washed his body, nor wrapped him with a funeral shroud or prayed over his body. They dumped his body in a rubbish dump.
At this juncture Allah (the Almighty and Glorious) sent revelation to Sayyedna Musa Alaihes Salaam. Allah Kareem said, O Musa (Alaihes Salaam)! Your people have thrown a man, thinking him to be wholly evil, into a rubbish dump- that person is one of My beloved servants, whom I have forgiven and have prepared a mansion in heaven for him. I have married seventy damsels of paradise (Hourain) to him. O Musa (Alaihes Salaam)! Pick him up, wash his body, wrap him in a funeral shroud, pray his funeral prayer and bury him.
Sayyedna Musa Alaihes Salaam asked Allah Kareem on what grounds did this man secure salvation? Allah Kareem answered “When this man had seen my Beloved Muhammad SalAllahu Alaihe Wasallam’s name in the Torah, he kissed it, put it to his eyes and sent Salutations upon My Beloved SalAllahu Alaihe Wasallam. This act of love was accepted by Me and I granted him Salvation!”Allahu Akber!
He who respects and reveres the name of Beloved Muhammad SalAllahu Alaihe Wasallam, The Creator has made the fire of hell forbidden on such person!