Durood: the best form

Q184 :What is the best form of blessing the Prophet. How many times should it be said every day? What do you think of the book called Dala'il Al-Khairat, a collection of "Duroods".

A184 : I have on several occasions warned against using Dala'il Al-Khairat because it includes phrases and things that are totally unacceptable from the Islamic point of view. I repeat my advice to all not to use this book on any occasion. To bless the Prophet or, to use the Islamic term, to ask Allah to grant him peace and blessings, is required of a Muslim. There is no minimum or maximum of times which should be met. It is perfectly sufficient to say, "Salla Allahu alayhi wa aalehee wa sallam", when his name is mentioned. It is, on the other hand, also appropriate to remind oneself that the Prophet has delivered his message intact and given us good counsel and showed us the way to earn Allah's pleasure. Moreover, the form which we use in the last part of our regular prayer requesting Allah to grant peace and blessings to the Prophet and his household as he did to Ibrahim and his household is known to be the best form in this regard. Using it outside prayer is perfectly appropriate.

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