Durud Sharif


Durud Sharif

Durud Sharif
by Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (rahmatullah ‘alayh)


During a visit to Madina Munawwarah, I was sitting on the marble floor in the courtyard, outside Masjidun Nabawi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), near the Raudha Mubarak[1], looking at the Green Dome and in deep thought. A doctor from Johannesburg walked by. After greeting me with Salam, he asked me what I was watching.

I replied: ‘The flights coming into Madina Sharif.'

He replied: ‘No planes are permitted to fly in the vicinity of the Haram Sharif [2].

I explained: ‘The flights are the flights of the angels, who have collected the Durud and Salam [3] of millions of Muslims worldwide and who are now conveying these to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).'


The Hadith Sharif mentions:

“Verily Allah has certain angels wandering all over the earth; they convey to me the Salutations of my Ummah (followers)[4].


This should be easy to understand in this day and age of advanced technology. Thousands of people are making phone calls to people in different cities and countries worldwide. Within seconds, there is a connection, and the person can speak.


Rasulullah’s (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) Ihsan (favour) upon us is tremendous. Durud Sharif should become our daily practice as it develops that connection with Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).


Using the remarkable gift of imagination, one should imagine the angels conveying one's Durud Sharif in the court of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) or imagine standing before the Raudha Mubarak and personally presenting Salat and Salam to the Master of all men, the Seal of all the Prophets, the Crown of the Believers, the Illuminator of the universe, the Leader of the pious, the Protector and Guide of the Believers, and the Beloved of Allah Ta'ala, Sayyidina[5] Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).


This noble and lofty Ibadah[6] of conveying Salat and Salam with sincerity, attention and meditation will create a ‘Kaifiyyat' or special feeling within the heart as well as gain one the Qurb[7] of Allah Ta'ala, since Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) is the Beloved of Allah Ta'ala.


Moreover, the person who conveys Salat and Salam becomes the beneficiary of many bounties in this world and the next.
Some of these are:
– Sins are forgiven,
– Stages elevated in the hereafter
– Protection from Jahannum
– Protection from harm
– The intercession of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)
– Securing the pleasure of Allah Ta'ala
– Drawing the Rahmah (mercy) of Allah Ta'ala
– Inviting barakah (blessings) into our homes, businesses, and lives, and relieves us from various anxieties.

Through the recitation of Durud Sharif, our duas (supplications) are also accepted.


[1] Rowdha Mubarak: Blessed Garden (in reference to the Prophet’s [sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam] grave)
[2] Haram Sharif: The Holy Mosque of the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)
[3] Durud and Salam: Salutations upon the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam
[4] Nasai
[5] Sayyidina: Our Leader
[6] Ibadah: Worship
[7] Qurb: Proximity, nearness.