The Virtues of Sending Prayers on the Prophet

The Virtues of
Sending Prayers on the Prophet
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[A5] Paperback - pages, New,
by Imam Yusuf al-Nabahani,
Biography by Shaykh Gibril Fouad al-Haddad,
*Translation & Notes by Rashad Jameer.

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The greatest source of mercy All?h has given to mankind is Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, ‘the mercy to the worlds’. Almighty All?h informs us that not only is He Himself perpetually sending Blessings unto the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, but His angels are perpetually asking him to do so as well. He then has instructed every believer to invoke His blessings upon the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and to send salutations unto the him in the following passage :

              “Indeed, Allah confers blessing upon the Prophet and His angels
                invoke Him to do so. O' you who believe, invoke divine blessings
                upon him and salute him with peace
.” (S?rat al-Ahzab 33:56).

Yet, scholars explicitly state that our invoking blessings upon Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, does not benefit him, since he will be forever honoured as the Beloved of All?h and His perfect creation. Rather, our invoking blessings upon him simply benefit us and us alone. This book endeavours to elucidate those benefits.

Translated in Plain English accompanied with its original Arabic script, this publication is a concentration of Imam al-Sakh?w?’s, may Allah be pleased with him, masterpiece entitled Qawl al-Badi?. It includes :

       *** The importance of sending peace and blessings on the Prophet,
       *** The linguistic and spiritual meanings of ‘peace’ and ‘blessings’
       *** The Qur??nic directive to send peace and blessings,
       *** The Prophet’s own command to the believers to send peace and
              blessings upon him,
       *** The spiritual benefits and rewards of sending peace and blessings;
       *** The Prophet’s hearing and responding to this greeting and,
       *** Simple hadith referencing.

This work will be essential for those attending gatherings of remembrance (dhikr), conferences on the Prophet’s biography (s?rah), and for all Muslims in general to call to mind the Islamic centrality of sending blessings and peace upon the greatest man of all time, Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Imam Yusuf al-Nab’hani, may Allah be pleased with him, was born in approximately 1849 CE and hailed from a righteous family in Palestine. He first memorised the Qur??n and learnt its sciences along with had?th literature at the hands of his father. He then furthered his studies at al-Azhar University with the foremost teachers of his time. His knowledge, love and defence of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, knew no bounds. The many books he authored are a testimony to this. Later on in life he taught and presided as a judge in Beirut for many years.

After Qadi Yusuf al-Nab’hani retired from his post, he devoted his time to writing and worshipping. He travelled to al-Mad?nah al-Munawwarah and lived in the noble city for a period. Then he returned to Beirut, Lebanon where he passed on to the mercy of All?h in the beginning of Ramad?n 1932 CE.

Shaykh Dr. Gibril Fouad Haddad is a well-known scholar and religious leader. He is respected for his tireless effort and scholarship in defending and promoting the mainstream way of traditional Sunni Islam; for his erudite, meticulously-researched writings and translations; and his commitment to spread authentic Prophetic teachings, as understood by the great scholars of the Islamic tradition.

In 1960 in Beirut, Lebanon, Shaykh Haddad was born to a Lebanese Catholic Family. He later travelled to the UK and America to continue his education. In 1991, while attending grad school at Columbia University in New York, Allah Most High opened his heart to accept Islam. It was in this same year that he met his teacher Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani of Cyprus, from whom he took the Naqshbandi tariqah. Shortly thereafter, he met Shaykh Hisham Kabbani, who guided him to begin his path in seeking sacred knowledge.

He went on to study for about a decade in Damascus, under many esteemed scholars such as Shaykh Nur Al Din Itr, Shaykh Adib Kallas, Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqubi, Shaykh Abd Al-Hadi Kharsa, Dr Samer Al-Nass and Dr. Muhammad Muti Al-Hafiz. He is now an accomplished author and Arabic translator and holds ijazas from over 150 scholars across the Muslim world.








Also see Treasury of Holy Benedictions (Khazina e Durud Sharif),
More Durood / Salawat books.

*Although the work is authentic, this translation [unbeknown to us] is from a deobandi leaning individual. 


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