10 Benefits Salawat : blessing for Prophet Muhammad

10 Benefits Of Salawat | Scholars agree on the many benefits of blessings the Prophet Muhammad PBUH. Many evidences show benefits and virtues that go back to anyone who reads the prophet’s blessings. Sayyid Bakri bin Sayyid Muhammad Syatha Ad-Dimyathi in Kifayatul Atqiya wa Minhajul Ashfiya mentions faidah reading shalawat.

واعلم أن للصلاة على النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم فوائد كثيرة

That is, “Know that the shalawat of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) contains many benefits,” (Sayyid Bakri bin Sayyid Muhammad Syatha Ad-Dimyathi in Kifayatul Atqiya wa Minhajul Ashfiya [Indonesia, Al-Haramain Jaya: no year], p. 117).

Benefits Of Salawat

Prophet Muhammad PBUH
Prophet Muhammad PBUH

Sayyid Bakri Ad-Dimyathi then mentioned in detail at least 10 benefits of blessing the prophet’s for those who pray:

  1.  Those who pray have similar “activities” with Allah SWT, namely blessings for the Prophet Muhammad SAW even though the blessings of Allah and the blessings of his people have a different meaning.
  2. Those who pray have similar activities with angels, namely blessings for the Prophet Muhammad SAW.
  3. Allah SWT absolutely prays for Muslims who pray to the Prophet Muhammad SAW.
  4. Allah SWT replied 10 times salawat to those who prayed for a single recitation of the prophet Muhammad’s shalawat.
  5. The Prophet (pbuh) prayed for those who prayed to him.
  6. Those who have the benefit of getting 10 records
  7. With Salawat, Allah will cover up their mistakes.
  8. Because of Salawat raised their ranks with Allah.
  9. Salawat is a reason that can suffice their worldly and ukhrawi interests.
  10. Salawat is the reason for the remission of their sins.

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What Quran Say About It

The advice to read shalawat is found in Quran Sura al-Ahzab verse 56:

إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ ۚ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا صَلُّوا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوا تَسْلِيمًا

It means, “Indeed Allah and His angels pray for the Prophet Muhammad SAW. Say hello to him.” (Sura al-Ahzab verse 56).

The virtue of reading shalawat is mentioned in many histories. The following hadith narrated by the Muslim Imam shows the benefits of reward for those who pray:

مَنْ صَلَّى عَلَىَّ وَاحِدَةً صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ عَشْرًا

He said, “Whoever has mercy on me once, Allah will give him ten blessings.”

The following is the virtue of reading the narration of Imam Al-Thabarani from abu Thalhah RA’s companions quoted by Sayyid Bakri bin Sayyid Muhammad Syatha Ad-Dimyathi in Kifayatul Atqiya wa Minhajul Ashfiya:

وروى أبو طلحة رضي الهة عنه قال دخلت على رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ووجهه تبرق فقلت: يا رسول الله ما رأيتك كاليوم أطيب نفسا ولا أظهر منك بشرا فقال: ومالي لا تطيب نفسي وقد جاءني جبريل عليه السلام الساعة فقال: يا رسول الله من صلى عليك صلاة من أمتك كتبت له بها عشر حسنات ومحيت عنه عشر سيئات ورفعت له عشر درجات وقال له الملك مثل ما قال وفي لفظ آخر وردّ الله تعالى عليه مثل قوله

It means, “Abu Thalhah RA’s friend narrated, One day I met the Prophet SAW. His face was so cheerful. ‘ O Messenger of Allaah, I have never seen you like today who is very happy and looks very happy,’ I asked. ‘How am I not happy? Gabriel the U.S. just met me. He said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah, any of your people who pray to you once, it will be recorded as ten good deeds, ten records of evil are deleted, and the degrees are lifted ten levels, angels who hear his blessings also pray for him like a shalawat read,’

There are many more evidences that indicate the virtue of the prophet’s blessings. This is only part of the hadith that shows the specialty of reading the shalawat.

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