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3) Virtues of Greeting and Salutation


Hadith #7

Abu Talhah (رضي الله عنه) narrated assigning it to his father:

Allah’s Messenger came one day with a gleaming countenance and said, "Jibreel came to me and said," (Verily your Lord says,) "Muhammad! Does it not please you that one amongst your Ummah should invoke blessings on you and I should bless him ten times and one amongst your Ummah should send greetings of peace to you and I should send ten greetings of peace upon him.

Reference

►Nasai, Sunan, b. of sahw (unintentional mistake), 3: 50.



Hadith #8

Ibn Wahb (رضي الله عنه) related that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) said:

"Whosoever asks for peace on me ten times, it is as if he has freed a slave"


Reference

►Qadi ‘Iyad, ash-Shifa, 2:653.



4) Angels’ Salutations


Angels shower blessings and salutations upon the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)

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

 

All the groups of angels are equally and unexceptionally engaged in showering blessings and salutations upon the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) together. Angels convey the greetings and salutations of the faithful from dawn to dusk. Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) likes these presents and invokes blessings upon the senders. As he (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) stated:



Hadith #9

"The mobile (squads) of angels in the earth conveys to me the blessings invoked upon me by my Ummah"

Reference

►Nasai, Sunan, b. of sahw (unintentional mistake) 3:43

►Sulayman bin Ahmed Tabarani, al-Mu‘jam-ul-kabeer, (10: 219-20 # 10528-9)

►Ahmad bin Husayn Bayhaqi, Shu‘ab-ul-iman, (2: 218 # 1582).


Hadith #10

"Invoke blessings upon me, since blessings invoked by you are conveyed to me wherever you may be"

Reference

►Abu Dawood, Sunan, b. of manasik (rituals of hajj) (2: 218 # 2042)

►‘Ali bin Abu Bakr Haythami, Majma‘-uz-zawa’id, 2: 247


Hadith #11


"He who invokes blessings upon me by my grave, I will hear him and he who invokes upon me at a distance it will be conveyed to me."

Reference

►Ahmad bin Husayn Bayhaqī, Shu‘ab-ul-īmān, (2: 218 # 1583)

►‘Ala’-ud-Din ‘Alī, Kanz-ul-‘ummal, (1: 498 # 1583)  5)

 

 

Virtues of sending blessing and sending greetings of peace

Hadith #12

Abu Talhah (رضي الله عنه) narrated assigning it to his father:

Allah’s Messenger came one day with a gleaming countenance and said, "Jibreel came to me and said," (Verily your Lord says,) "Muhammad! Does it not please you that one amongst your Ummah should invoke blessings on you and I should bless him ten times and one amongst your Ummah should send greetings of peace to you and I should send ten greetings of peace upon him.

Reference

►Nasai, Sunan, b. of sahw (unintentional mistake), 3: 50.



If a believer sends salam upon the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) the reward is much higher in rank and degree. Muslims who pay salam upon the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) will be given a reply and have the same returned to them by Almighty Allah and the angels. Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) stated:


Hadith #13

"There is no Muslim who invokes blessings upon me (salutes me), but Allah returns to me my soul till I respond to him in return."

Reference

►Abu Dawood, Sunan, b. of manasik (rituals of hajj), (2: 218 # 2041)

►Ahmad bin Hambal, Musnad, 2:527


Hadith #14

‘Abd-ur-Rahman bin ‘Awf (رضي الله عنه) narrates that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) said:

I met Jibril who said: I give you good news that Allah has said, "Whosoever asks for peace for you, I ask for peace for him, whosoever blesses you, I bless him."

References

►Muhammad Hakim transmitted it in al-Mustadrak (1:222-3) and Dhahabi also confirmed it

►Bayhaqi in Sunan-ul-kubra (2:371 & 9:286)

►Qadi ‘Iyad in ash-Shifa, 2:650.

 

Hadith #15

Amir bin Rabeeah (رضي الله عنه), on his father’s authority, said that he heard the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) saying:

"The angels will continue to bless anyone who blesses me, as long as he continues to do so, so the servant should either reduce or enhance this"

References

►Ibn Majah, Sunan, b. of iqamat-us-salat was-sunnah fiha (establishing prayer and its sunnahs) ch.25 (1:294#907)

►Ahmad bin Hambal, Musnad (3:445)

►Husayn bin Masood Baghawi, Sharh-us-sunnah (3:198#688)

►Qadi ‘Iyad, ash-Shifa (2:651)



Hadith #16

Ibn Wahb (رضي الله عنه) related that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) said:

"Whosoever asks for peace on me ten times, it is as if he has freed a slave"

Reference

►Qadi ‘Iyad, ash-Shifa, 2:653



6) Curse on People who Don't send blessing on Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)


Hadith #17

"The miserly is he, before whom I am mentioned and he does not invoke blessings on me"

Reference

►Tirmidhi, al-Jami‘-us-saheeh, b. of da‘wat (supplications) ch.101, (5: 551 # 3546)



Hadith #18

"Let his nose be smeared with dust, in whose presence I am mentioned, and he does not invoke blessings upon me."

Reference

►Tirmidhi, al-Jami‘-us-saheh, b. of da‘wat (supplications) ch.101, (5: 550 # 3545).