THE SAFETY IN DUROOD SHAREEF
Sheikhul Hadith Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya Sahib رحمه الله mentions in ‘Virtues of Salaat Alan Nabi صلي الله عليه وسلم’ that an incident is related in ‘Rowdhul Fā’ik’.
There was once a woman who had a very evil son. In spite of the fact that she admonished him on numerous occasions, he paid no attention to her advice and never heeded her warnings. In this state and without repentance, he passed away. His mother felt great sorrow and suffered much grief that he died without repenting. She therefore had a great desire to be able to see him in a dream. When she did see him in a dream, she was even more distressed to find him suffering great punishment. After some time she again chanced to see him in a dream, and this time she saw him in great ease, comfort and pleasure. She asked him, “What happened to you?” He replied, “A great sinner passed our graveyard. When he saw our graves, he was greatly affected and took a warning from the graves. He started to cry bitterly about his sins and with a sincere heart, repented for his deeds. He then recited some verses of the Holy Qur’ān and twenty times Salaat Alan Nabi صلي الله عليه وسلم, and the reward thereof he presented to us (inmates of the grave). I was one of the recipients and the portion that came to me had such an effect that it lifted me from my previous condition to what you see now. O Mother, Salaat Alan Nabi صلي الله عليه وسلم is the light of the hearts, forgiveness for sins and a mercy for both the living and the dead.”
يارب صل وسلم داءما ابدا
على حبيبك خير الخلق كلهم
Our Sustainer, shower Salaat and Salaam forever and ever upon Your Beloved, who is the best of all creation.
Hadhrat Abdullah bin Umar رضي الله عنهما has mentioned that an inmate of the grave is like a drowning person. (He is in desperate need of the assistance of well-wishers who will recite some verses of the Holy Qur’ān or some Azkār and pass on the rewards thereof.) Let us therefore make it a point to recite Salaat Alan Nabi صلي الله عليه وسلم or some verses of the Kalaamullah and pass on the reward to all who have passed away. The journey to the Barzakh and beyond is no ordinary matter; it is thus vital for each one of us to prepare ourselves – there is no return. We will be presented in the Court of Allah Ta’ala with our deeds. May Allah Ta’ala bless us with His pleasure and enter us into His Jannah without reckoning!
امين يارب العالمين
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