Duruud al -Taj
In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.
There appears a hadith in Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim where Saiduna Kaab Ibn Ujrah Radiallahu Anhu reported to have said ; “(When this verse was revealed Surah Al-Ahzaab v.56), someone asked the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam “The verse orders us to do two things, salah and salam we already know the method of salam, now tell us the method of salah also.” He said: “Say these words:
‘O Allah, send mercy on Muhammed and on the progeny of Muhammed, as you sent mercy on Ibrahim and on the progeny of Ibrahim. Verily you are praised, Glorious.”
The Sahabaas asked this question, as they did not like to determine, on their own, the precise words of saying salah. Instead, they wanted the exact words from the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam himself. It is for those reasons that Salah has generally been adopted in these very words in prayers and so on. But, it does not mean that the obligation of sending duruud is restricted to these words. The requirement of sending salah and salaam can be fulfilled by every such sentence that has the words of salah and salaam. It is also not necessary that those words should have been reported exactly as said by the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam. However, it is more blessed and rewardable that one sends salutation with the exact words reported from the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam.
(Maariful Quraan P.229-230 V.7)
From the above we can deduce that books such as Duruud al Taj will be permissible in reciting as long as one avoids considering it to be established through the sunnah and it is not regarded to be superior than the other forms of salutation that are narrated from the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam.
Only Allah Knows Best
Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham.