Fatwa ID: 02022
Answered by UstaadhaAmatullah
(1) Are the virtues mentioned in the DalailulKhairat authentic?
(2) If I decide to read duroodsharif, shall I read those mentioned in the hadith books, more more reward?
(3) Do I need "Ijaza" to read DalailKhairat book? If so, can you give me the ijaza?
Please advise me in this matter for best result in this world and for the akirat.
There appears a hadith in Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim where SaidunaKaab Ibn Ujrah reported to have said; “(When this verse was revealed Surah Al-Ahzaab v.56), someone asked the Prophet of Allah SallallahuAlahiWasalam “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 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 durood 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 . However, it is more blessed and rewardable that one sends salutation with the exact words reported from the Prophet of Allah .
(MaarifulQuraan P.229-230 V.7)
It has been reported from Abdullah ibn Abi Talha from his father that
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) came one day with a joyful expression on his face. He said: "Jibril came to me and said: 'Will it not please you, O Muhammad, (to know) that no one of your Ummah will send salah upon you but I will send salah upon him tenfold, and no one will send salam upon you but I will send salam upon him tenfold?"
(SunanNasai, Chapter about sending Salah upon the Prohphet , Hadith 1295)
DalailulKhairat is a book which is a compilation of durood by Imam Muhammad al Mahdi bin Ahmad .
When it comes to durood, as long and one is giving salat and or salam it will be allowed and he will be rewarded irrespective of whether he obtains the wording from hadith or not. There is no restriction in this so there is no need to look at authenticity, hence one may recite durood from the book in discussion.
However, to recite durood found in hadith will be better because of acting upon both the Quranic verse and the hadith of Prophet of Allah .
There is no need to obtain ijazah to recite from this book.
Only Allah knows best.
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham