Darud Sharif – Before i forget !

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One of the best, if not THE best work written on sending salutations upon the Prophet (Sallalahu Alaihi Wassalam) is the al-Qawl al-Badi of Imam al-Sakhawi, the reknowned student Hafidh Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani. I have en edition of the work with poor editing and typo’s, very poor for a publishing house to print something wihout even bothering to get it proofread. The best available edition is by the hanafi hadith scholar residing in Madinah al-Habibah, Sheikh Muhammad Awwmah al-Madani, may Allah Most High facilitate meeting the sheikh and benefitting from his work, amin.
Since childhood I have been told to recite darud sharif when i had lost something and could not find it. Rather than being a baseless indo-pak custom it has a basis in the shariah as I discovered when i found the following when skimming through the contents of al-Qawl al-Badi, Imam al-Sakhawi says on p227:
As for salat upon Him for one whom forgets something, or wishes to remember something, and likewise for the one fearing forgetfullness, on the authority of Anas (r.a) who said: the Messenger of Allah (Sallalahu Alaihi Wassalam) said: if you forget something then send salat upon me and you will remember it with the permission of Allah Taala, reported Abu Musa al-Madeeni with a weak chain, and on the authority of Uthman bin Abi Harb al-Bahili that the Prophet (Sallalahu Alaihi Wassalam) said: whomever wishes to say something but then forgets should send salat upon me for his salat upon me is a substitute for that which he wishes to say, and perhaps he will remember, reported like this by al-Daylami and its chain is weak….
and on the authority of Abu Hurayrah (r.a) said: whom so ever fears forgetfulness for himself should make abundant salat upon the Prophet (Sallalahu Alaihi Wassalam), reported by Ibn Bushkawal with a broken (munqati) chain

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