Commands Allah (SWT) has commanded mankind to perform various acts Prayer Fasting Zakat Hajj
Commands Allah (SWT) Himself does not do any of these acts/commands He does not pray He does not fast He does not need to do of these – He is Allah (SWT), the Creator of everything
Command However, there is one act that He tells mankind to do that He Himself also does. Can you imagine how important that act must be if Allah Himself does it.
Command In fact, before Allah (SWT) commands mankind to this act, Allah (SWT) says he does it first and then tells mankind to do it. Not only does Allah (SWT) do this act, but all the angels to it as well.
Command So Allah (SWT) says He does this act, His angels do this act, then He commands the believers to do this act. What is this act?
Surah Ahzab (33), Ayat 56 Verily Allah and His angels send salaam and blessings on the Prophet (SAW); O People who Believe! You too should send blessings and abundant salutations (salaam) upon him.
Why send Salaam on the Prophet (SAW) To show respect for Him To show that we are thankful for all that He did for Islam It is because of Him that you and I are Muslim 1400 years later
Why send Salaam on the Prophet (SAW) On the Day of Judgment He will look for all the people in His Ummah and help them get into Heaven He will act as an intercessor for us He will not enter Heaven until all of His Ummah as entered Heaven He will allow us to drink from His blessed hands the water from River Kawther
Sending Salaam We do it 5 times a day in our prayer already be reciting Darood-e-Ibrahim
Darood-e-Ibrahim Allahumma! Send blessings upon (Holy Prophet) Muhammad and upon the followers of (Holy Prophet) Muhammad as You sent blessings upon Ibraheem and upon the followers of Ibraheem; indeed, You are praiseworthy and glorious. Allahumma! Bless (Holy Prophet) Muhammad and the followers of (Holy Prophet) Muhammad as You blessed Ibraheem and the follower of Ibraheem; indeed, You are praise worthy and glorious.
Sending Salaam Should send Salaam/recite Darood more often Must say whenever we hear the name of the Prophet (SAW)
Hadith The Prophet (SAW) was climbing the member and took one step and then said “Ameen”. He took a second step and said “Ameen”. He took a third step and said “Ameen”. The companions asked him why he said Ameen three times.
Hadith The Prophet (SAW) said: “Angel Jibraeel came to me and made a dua to curse 3 types of people and I said Ameen after each one.” Anyone cursed in this way will mean certain destruction on the Day of Judgment
Hadith Angel Jibraeel said: Curse be upon that person who sees the month of Ramadan and does not attain forgiveness in that month. And I said “Ameen”.
Hadith Angel Jibraeel said: Curse be upon that person who finds their parents in an old age and does not attain Heaven by serving them. And I said “Ameen”.
Hadith Angel Jibraeel said: Curse be upon that person who hears my name and does not say And I said “Ameen”.
Hadith Look at who is making this dua – Angel Jibraeel Look at who is saying Ameen after the dua – Prophet Muhammad (SAW) Don’t you think this will be answered
Hadith Prophet Muhammad (SAW) never cursed anyone He even forgave the people of Taif But these 3 types of people he did curse
Hadith We must make sure that we are not one of these cursed people on the Day of Judgment Take full advantage of Ramadan Take care of our parents Say when hearing the Prophet’s name
Best Way To Show Respect Reciting Darood is one way to show respect for the Prophet (SAW) Best way?
Best Way To Show Respect Follow the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) Follow the Hadith of the Prophet (SAW) Follow the footsteps of the Prophet (SAW)
Hadith Prophet (SAW) said: When the dwellers of Paradise will have reached there and its superlative boons will been conferred upon them, Allah will speak to them: “O dwellers of Heaven, are you pleased with what you have been given here?”
Hadith They will reply: “Why should we not be pleased when You have granted us everything that we could ever want.” Allah will inquire: “May We bestow upon you something which is even more superior than these joys?”
Hadith They will say: “O Lord, what is there which is superior to these blessings?” Allah will say: “We bestow upon you Our eternal good pleasure. Now We shall never be displeased with you.”
Surah Al-Imran, Ayat 31 Say (O Muhammad (SAW) to mankind): If you really love Allah (SWT), then follow me, and Allah (SWT) will love you.