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Should we recite more duroods in rabi-ul-awal?

Dear mufti sahab, today I went for the jummah prayer in the jamia of my town pattan, and the mufti was talking about the rabi-ul-awal, and was saying, we should recite more duroods these days, because our prophet(pbuh) was born in this month. What is your opinion about that?


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

We begin with Allah’s blessed name, we praise him and we glorify him, seek his forgiveness and ask him to guide us. Whoever Allah guides, None can lead astray and whoever he misguides, None can guide. There is no power and no strength except from Allah, The most high, the Most great, the most powerful. We bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers. We pray for peace and blessings on all the noble messengers and in particular on the last of them all “the blessed prophet Mohammad (pbuh)”

"Allah and His Angels send blessings on the Prophet: O ye that believe! Send ye blessings on him, and salute him with all respect." QURAN[33:56]

Allah clearly commands believers to send peace, blessings and greeting to the beloved prophet Mohammad (pbuh). And in turn Allah benefits tenfold the believer who sends the greeting as is reported in this narration:

Anas bin Malik said: "The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: "Whoever sends salah upon me once, Allah (SWT) will send salah upon him tenfold, and will erase ten sins from him, and will raise him ten degrees in status." (Sahih). . Sunan an-Nasa'i [Vol. 2, Book 13, Hadith 1298]

There is absolutely no obligation on the believers to send ‘durood’ on the blessed Prophet (pbuh) particularly in the month of rabi-ul-awal. One can recite as many daroods as on wishes irrespective of particular month, or particular day. However it has been mentioned that one should increase their recitation of durood on Fridays as there is a greater reward for it.

Thus the more darood one sends the more reward one will earn from Allah. And Allah alone knows the best.

I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.

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