How to be in Rasullullah SAW company?

INCREASING SALUTATIONS UPON RASULULLAH S.A.W. TO BE IN HIS COMPANY

عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بن مَسْعُودٍ، قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: إِنَّ أَوْلَى النَّاسِ بِي يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ أَكْثَرُ النَّاسِ عَلَيَّ صَلاةً

Abdullah bin Mas’ud narrated that Allah’s Messenger said: “The person closest to me on the Day of Judgment is the one who sends the most salutations (selawat) upon me.”

Narrated by at-Tabrani
Grade: sahih (authentic)

Lessons:

  1. Sending salutations (selawat) upon Rasulullah S.A.W. is a noble deed/practice.
  2. The ones who send the most selawat upon Rasulullah S.A.W. are most deserving of being in his company in the Hereafter.
  3. One of the most comprehensive forms of selawat is mentioned in the following hadith:

عَنْ أَبِي مَسْعُودٍ الْأَنْصَارِيِّ قَالَ أَتَانَا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَنَحْنُ فِي مَجْلِسِ سَعْدِ بْنِ عُبَادَةَ فَقَالَ لَهُ بَشِيرُ بْنُ سَعْدٍ أَمَرَنَا اللَّهُ تَعَالَى أَنَّ نُصَلِّيَ عَلَيْكَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ فَكَيْفَ نُصَلِّي عَلَيْكَ قَالَ فَسَكَتَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ حَتَّى تَمَنَّيْنَا أَنَّهُ لَمْ يَسْأَلْهُ ثُمَّ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قُولُوا اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ كَمَا صَلَّيْتَ عَلَى آلِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَبَارِكْ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ كَمَا بَارَكْتَ عَلَى آلِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ فِي الْعَالَمِينَ إِنَّكَ حَمِيدٌ مَجِيدٌ وَالسَّلَامُ كَمَا قَدْ عَلِمْتُم

Narrated Abu Mas’ud Al-Ansari: “The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) came to us while we were sitting in a gathering of Sa’d bin ‘Ubadah. Bashir bin Sa’d said: ‘Allah ordered us to say Selawat upon you, so how do we say Selawat upon you?'” The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) was silent until we thought that we had not even asked him. Then the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ، كَمَا صَلَّيْتَ عَلَى آلِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، وَبَارِكْ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ، كَمَا بَارَكْتَ عَلَى آلِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ فِي الْعَالَمِينَ إِنَّكَ حَمِيدٌ مَجِيدٌ

‘Say: O Allah! Send selawat upon Muhammad and upon Muhammad’s family just as you have sent [upon Ibrahim and] upon Ibrahim’s family. And bless Muhammad and Muhammad’s family just as you have blessed [Ibrahim and] Ibrahim’s family among the nations. Indeed, You are the Praised, the Glorious.’

Narrated by Imam Muslim
Grade: sahih (authentic)

Let us increase our selawat upon Rasulullah S.A.W.

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