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Holy Prophet (S.A.W) is the last Prophet of Allah Almighty. Allah (S.W.T) sent many Prophets for the guidance of humanity. Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W) is the last Prophet of Allah sent for the guidance of whole humankind in this world. No Prophet will send by Allah after Holy Prophet (S.A.W) till the Day of Judgment. Allah (S.W.T) loves those who love His last Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) has distinct status among the Prophets as He (S.A.W) brought Holy Quran. There are many ways to show love for Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) one of them is to recite Durood Sharif on Prophet (S.A.W).

Benefits of Reciting Durood Sharif

There are many benefits for the one who recites Durood Sharif daily with affection and respect. Recitation of Durood Sharif reflects one’s true love and affection towards Holy Prophet (SAW).Below we will discuss some benefits of Reciting Durood Sharif with reference to Holy Prophet (SAW) Hadiths.
  • Closeness to the Holy Prophet (PBUH) in Jannah: In Hadith Prophet (SAW) said: “On the Day of Judgment the person closest to me will be the one who has sent the most Durood into me.” (Tirmidhi). There is so much importance of reciting Durood Sharif we should recite Durood Sharif excessively if want to close to Prophet (SAW) in Jannah.
  • Closeness to Allah Almighty: Reciting Durood Sharif brings one closer to Allah and Prophet (PBUH). Reciting Durood means we are obeying the commands of Allah Almighty. It is indeed a duty of every Muslim to send blessings to Holy Prophet (SAW) by reciting Durood Sharif as Allah and his angels do.
  • Reciting Durood Sharif on Friday: Holy Prophet (SAW) said: “On Friday, send Durood abundantly to me, as it is presented before me.” (Abu Dawud). For receiving rewards from Allah Almighty we should recite Durood Sharif on Friday.
  • Greatest Rewards from Allah Almighty: Allah showers ten blessings on the man who recites a Durood. Prophet (PBUH) said in Hadith: “Whoever supplicates Allah to exalt for me, Allah would exalt him ten times.”(Muslim)
  • Blessings: One who recites Durood Sharif ten times in the morning and ten times in the evening will receive the help of Holy Prophet (PBUH) on the Day of Judgment.
  • Acceptance of Supplications: Since Durood Sharif is a source of acceptance of supplications. Allah accepts our all Duas if we recite Durood Sharif on Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
  • Solve Problems: If anyone is involved in a difficulty then he must recite Durood Sharif in countless numbers. Also when someone is angry, he should recite Durood Sharif Insha-Allah, Allah will solve all his problems.
  • Erase Poverty and Hunger: Reciting Durood Sharif abolish poverty and hunger.
  • Remember Forgotten Things: When you forget anything and your memory fails to recollect it then recite Durood Sharif, you will remember the forgotten things.
  • Fulfillment of Desires: Moreover, One who recites Durood Sharif maximum time a day and Allah will accept all his prayers or supplications and fulfill all his Hajats (desires).
In short, Durood Sharif is merely done for asking Allah (SWT) to bestow His Blessings and Mercy on His Messenger (PBUH) in order to show one`s reverence and gratitude for Prophet’s (SAW)services to the Religion of Islam. It not only completes the Prophet`s (PBUH) right of honor but also results in getting many of bounties and rewards from Allah Almighty, the Exalted in this world and in the hereafter. May Allah give us the strength to recite Durood Sharif abundantly on Prophet (SAW) so that we can show our love and respect towards Him (SAW), Ameen!