Increase Salutations and Blessings Upon The Messenger (PBUH) In Supplication

عَنْ الطُّفَيْلِ بْنِ أُبَيِّ بْنِ كَعْبٍ عَنْ أَبِيهِ قَالَ كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِذَا ذَهَبَ ثُلُثَا اللَّيْلِ قَامَ فَقَالَ يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اذْكُرُوا اللَّهَ اذْكُرُوا اللَّهَ جَاءَتْ الرَّاجِفَةُ تَتْبَعُهَا الرَّادِفَةُ جَاءَ الْمَوْتُ بِمَا فِيهِ جَاءَ الْمَوْتُ بِمَا فِيهِ قَالَ أُبَيٌّ قُلْتُ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ إِنِّي أُكْثِرُ الصَّلَاةَ عَلَيْكَ فَكَمْ أَجْعَلُ لَكَ مِنْ صَلَاتِي فَقَالَ مَا شِئْتَ قَالَ قُلْتُ الرُّبُعَ قَالَ مَا شِئْتَ فَإِنْ زِدْتَ فَهُوَ خَيْرٌ لَكَ قُلْتُ النِّصْفَ قَالَ مَا شِئْتَ فَإِنْ زِدْتَ فَهُوَ خَيْرٌ لَكَ قَالَ قُلْتُ فَالثُّلُثَيْنِ قَالَ مَا شِئْتَ فَإِنْ زِدْتَ فَهُوَ خَيْرٌ لَكَ قُلْتُ أَجْعَلُ لَكَ صَلَاتِي كُلَّهَا قَالَ إِذًا تُكْفَى هَمَّكَ وَيُغْفَرُ لَكَ ذَنْبُكَ


At-Tufail bin Ubayy bin Ka’b[may Allah be pleased with him] narrated from his father who said:


“When a third of the night had passed, the Messenger of Allah(PBUH) stood and said: ‘O you people! Remember Allah! Remember Allah! The Rajifah is coming, followed by the Radifah, death and what it brings is coming, death and what it brings is coming!'”


Ubayy said: “I said: ‘O Messenger of Allah! Indeed I send salutations and blessings (salawat) upon you. How much salawat should I make for you (in my prayer supplication)?’ He said: ‘As you wish.'” [He said:] “I said: ‘A fourth?’ He said: ‘As you wish. But if you add more it would be better for you.’ I said: ‘Then half?’ He said: ‘As you wish. And if you add more it would be better [for you].'” [He said:] “I said: ‘Then two-thirds? ‘He said: ‘As you wish, but if you add more it would be better for you.’ I said: ‘Should I make all of my supplication a salawat for you?’ He said: ‘Then your problems would be solved, and your sins would be forgiven.'”

Lessons:

  1. The Prophet’s (PBUH) companions [may Allah be pleased with them] are the best examples for us to follow.
  2. Ubayy bin Ka’ab [may Allah be pleased with him] was one of the companions who invoked a great deal of salutations and blessings upon The Prophet (PBUH) in his supplications.
  3. Among the etiquette of supplication is sending salutations and blessings upon the Prophet (PBUH) at the beginning and at the end of one’s supplication.
  4. The more salutations one recites, the better.
  5. One can recite salutations for a portion or the whole of one’s supplication.
  6. Allah will suffice all needs and forgive all of (minor) sins of a mukmin (faithful, righteous muslim) who makes his entire supplication as salutations upon The Prophet (PBUH).

Let us increase sending salutations and blessings upon the Prophet (PBUH) in our supplication.

Grade: Hasan saheeh (Sunan Tirmidhi)

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Categories: Personal Development

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