Importance of Praising the Prophet (s)

“Invoke blessings upon me abundantly on Friday because it is a day that is (particularly) witnessed and the Angels witness it (abundantly). As soon as a person invokes blessings on me his invocation is shown to me until he ends it.” Abu al-Darda’ (r)said: “Even after (your) death?” The Prophet (s) replied: “Verily, Allah has forbidden the earth to consume the bodies of Prophets.” [4]

Some made the initial addition of the following: “The best of your days is Friday, for in it Adam was created, and in it his soul was taken back, and in it is the blowing of the Horn, and in it is the universal Seizure, therefore invoke blessings upon me abundantly on Friday…” [5]

The Holy Prophet (s) says in a Hadith, “Definitely there are many Angels of Allah that sojourn the earth and bring the Salaam of my Ummat to me”. [6]

Sayyidina ‘Abd ar-Rahman bin ‘Auf (r) says that one day the Holy Prophet (s) came and entered a date garden. There he performed a very long prostration. Sayyidina ‘Abd ar-Rahman (r) feared that Allah had sent death to him. He drew close to him and began to look at him. The Holy Prophet (s) raised his holy head from the prostration and asked what had happened to him, then he disclosed his fear to him. At this, the Holy Prophet (s) said Sayyidina Jibra’il (‘alaihis salaam) asked whether he should not give him glad tidings that Allah said that He would send blessings to the person who recited the Holy Qur’an on him and peace and security to the person who bade Salutations to him. [7]

Footnotes


Jila-ul Ifhaam, by Ibn Qayyim.

Ibn Habbaan, Ibn Majah, Abu Dawood.

al-Sakhawi, al-Qawl al-badi` p. 107., al-Sakhawi said: “Our shaykh (Ibn Hajar) graded it hasan without doubt.”

Related by Ibn Majah with a sound chain through Abu al-Darda’. Also related with a sound chain from Aws ibn Aws al-Thaqafi by Ahmad, Ibn Abi Shayba, Abu Dawud, al-Nasa`i, Ibn Majah, al-Darimi, Ibn Khuzayma, Ibn Hibban, al-Hakim (sahih, confirmed by Dhahabi), Tabarani in his Kabir, and Bayhaqi in many places.

The first part concerning the order to invoke more Salat on Friday and the disclosure of this invocation to the Prophet is related by Bayhaqi in Shu`ab al-Iman through Abi Umama, Anas, and Abu Mas`ud al-Ansari, and by al-Hakim in his Mustadrak from the latter. Shafi`i in his Musnad relates the first part only (“Invoke blessings upon me abundantly on Friday”) mursal from Safwan ibn Salim.

Narrated by Nisai and Ibn Habban.

Ahmad.

Peace and Blessings upon the Prophet, his Family, and his Companions

© 2012 As-Sunnah Foundation of America

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