Al-Nawawi on supplications for Prophet Muhammed

Al-Nawawi on supplications for Prophet Muhammed


Mohamad Mostafa Nassar
Twitter:@NassarMohamadMR

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Al-Nawawi recorded in his book Riyad us Saliheen:

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

ู…ูŽู†ู’ ุตูŽู„ูŽู‘ู‰ ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠูŽู‘ ูˆูŽุงุญูุฏูŽุฉู‹ ุตูŽู„ูŽู‘ู‰ ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ู ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ู ุนูŽุดู’ุฑู‹ุง

Whoever blesses me once will be blessed by Allah ten times.

Source: Sahih Muslim 408, Grade: Sahih 

Ibn Masโ€™ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

ุฃูŽูˆู’ู„ูŽู‰ ุงู„ู†ูŽู‘ุงุณู ุจููŠ ูŠูŽูˆู’ู…ูŽ ุงู„ู’ู‚ููŠูŽุงู…ูŽุฉู ุฃูŽูƒู’ุซูŽุฑูู‡ูู…ู’ ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠูŽู‘ ุตูŽู„ูŽุงุฉู‹

The closest of the people to me on the Day of Resurrection are those who most often invoked blessings upon me.

Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 484, Grade: Hasan

Aws ibn Aws reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

ุฅูู†ูŽู‘ ู…ูู†ู’ ุฃูŽูู’ุถูŽู„ู ุฃูŽูŠูŽู‘ุงู…ููƒูู…ู’ ูŠูŽูˆู’ู…ูŽ ุงู„ู’ุฌูู…ูุนูŽุฉู ูููŠู‡ู ุฎูู„ูู‚ูŽ ุขุฏูŽู…ู ูˆูŽูููŠู‡ู ู‚ูุจูุถูŽ ูˆูŽูููŠู‡ู ุงู„ู†ูŽู‘ูู’ุฎูŽุฉู ูˆูŽูููŠู‡ู ุงู„ุตูŽู‘ุนู’ู‚ูŽุฉู ููŽุฃูŽูƒู’ุซูุฑููˆุง ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠูŽู‘ ู…ูู†ู’ ุงู„ุตูŽู‘ู„ูŽุงุฉู ูููŠู‡ู ููŽุฅูู†ูŽู‘ ุตูŽู„ูŽุงุชูŽูƒูู…ู’ ู…ูŽุนู’ุฑููˆุถูŽุฉูŒ ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠูŽู‘

Verily, the most virtuous of your days is Friday; on it Adam was created, on it he died, on it the trumpet will be blown and the shout will be made, so increase your supplications for me for indeed your supplications are presented to me.

They said, โ€œO Messenger of Allah, how will our supplications reach you once you have decayed?โ€ He said:

ุฅูู†ูŽู‘ ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ูŽ ุนูŽุฒูŽู‘ ูˆูŽุฌูŽู„ูŽู‘ ุญูŽุฑูŽู‘ู…ูŽ ุนูŽู„ูŽู‰ ุงู„ู’ุฃูŽุฑู’ุถู ุฃูŽุฌู’ุณูŽุงุฏูŽ ุงู„ู’ุฃูŽู†ู’ุจููŠูŽุงุกู

Verily, Allah the Exalted has forbidden the bodies of the prophets from decaying.

Source: Sunan Abu Dawud 1047, Grade: Sahih

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

ุฑูŽุบูู…ูŽ ุฃูŽู†ู’ูู ุฑูŽุฌูู„ู ุฐููƒูุฑู’ุชู ุนูู†ู’ุฏูŽู‡ู ููŽู„ูŽู…ู’ ูŠูุตูŽู„ูู‘ ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠูŽู‘

May the face be dusted of a man in whose presence I am mentioned but he does not supplicate for me.

Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 3545, Grade: Hasan

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

ู„ุงูŽ ุชูŽุฌู’ุนูŽู„ููˆุง ุจููŠููˆุชูŽูƒูู…ู’ ู‚ูุจููˆุฑู‹ุง ูˆูŽู„ุงูŽ ุชูŽุฌู’ุนูŽู„ููˆุง ู‚ูŽุจู’ุฑููŠ ุนููŠุฏู‹ุง ูˆูŽุตูŽู„ูู‘ูˆุง ุนูŽู„ูŽู‰ูŽู‘ ููŽุฅูู†ูŽู‘ ุตูŽู„ุงูŽุชูŽูƒูู…ู’ ุชูŽุจู’ู„ูุบูู†ููŠ ุญูŽูŠู’ุซู ูƒูู†ู’ุชูู…ู’

Do not make your homes into graves, and do not make my grave into a place of celebration. Send blessings upon me, for indeed, your blessings will reach me wherever you are.

Source: Sunan Abu Dawud 2044, Grade: Hasan

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

ู…ูŽุง ู…ูู†ู’ ุฃูŽุญูŽุฏู ูŠูุณูŽู„ูู‘ู…ู ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠูŽู‘ ุฅูู„ูŽู‘ุง ุฑูŽุฏูŽู‘ ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ู ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠูŽู‘ ุฑููˆุญููŠ ุญูŽุชูŽู‘ู‰ ุฃูŽุฑูุฏูŽู‘ ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ู ุงู„ุณูŽู‘ู„ูŽุงู…ูŽ

There are none of you who send peace upon me except that Allah returns my spirit so that I can return his greeting of peace.

Source: Sunan Abu Dawud 2041, Grade: Sahih

Ali ibn Abu Talib reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

ุงู„ู’ุจูŽุฎููŠู„ู ู…ูŽู†ู’ ุฐููƒูุฑู’ุชู ุนูู†ู’ุฏูŽู‡ู ุซูู…ูŽู‘ ู„ูŽู…ู’ ูŠูุตูŽู„ูู‘ ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠูŽู‘ ุตูŽู„ูŽู‘ู‰ ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ู ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ู ูˆูŽุณูŽู„ูŽู‘ู…ูŽ

The miser is the one in whose presence I am mentioned and he does not supplicate on my behalf.

Source: Musnad Ahmad 1738, Grade: Sahih

Fadalah ibn Ubaid reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, heard a man supplicating in his prayer but he did not find him glorifying Allah the Exalted or invoking blessings upon the Prophet. The Messenger of Allah said:

ุนูŽุฌูู„ูŽ ู‡ูŽุฐูŽุง

This man has rushed.

Then the Prophet called him over and he said to him:

ุฅูุฐูŽุง ุตูŽู„ูŽู‘ู‰ ุฃูŽุญูŽุฏููƒูู…ู’ ููŽู„ู’ูŠูŽุจู’ุฏูŽุฃู’ ุจูุชูŽู…ู’ุฌููŠุฏู ุฑูŽุจูู‘ู‡ู ุฌูŽู„ูŽู‘ ูˆูŽุนูŽุฒูŽู‘ ูˆูŽุงู„ุซูŽู‘ู†ูŽุงุกู ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ู ุซูู…ูŽู‘ ูŠูุตูŽู„ูู‘ูŠ ุนูŽู„ูŽู‰ ุงู„ู†ูŽู‘ุจููŠูู‘ ุตูŽู„ูŽู‘ู‰ ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ู ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ู ูˆูŽุณูŽู„ูŽู‘ู…ูŽ ุซูู…ูŽู‘ ูŠูŽุฏู’ุนููˆ ุจูŽุนู’ุฏู ุจูู…ูŽุง ุดูŽุงุกูŽ

When one of you prays, let him begin by glorifying his Lord the Almighty with praises and then with supplications for the Prophet, and then you may supplicate for whatever you wish.

Source: Sunan Abu Dawud 1481, Grade: Sahih

Ibn Abu Layla reported: Kaโ€™b ibn Ujra met me and he said: Shall I not offer you guidance? The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, entered upon us and we said, โ€œWe know how to invoke peace upon you, but how do we invoke blessings upon you?โ€ He said:

ู‚ููˆู„ููˆุง ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ูู…ูŽู‘ ุตูŽู„ูู‘ ุนูŽู„ูŽู‰ ู…ูุญูŽู…ูŽู‘ุฏู ูˆูŽุนูŽู„ูŽู‰ ุขู„ู ู…ูุญูŽู…ูŽู‘ุฏู ูƒูŽู…ูŽุง ุตูŽู„ูŽู‘ูŠู’ุชูŽ ุนูŽู„ูŽู‰ ุขู„ู ุฅูุจู’ุฑูŽุงู‡ููŠู…ูŽ ุฅูู†ูŽู‘ูƒูŽ ุญูŽู…ููŠุฏูŒ ู…ูŽุฌููŠุฏูŒ ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ูู…ูŽู‘ ุจูŽุงุฑููƒู’ ุนูŽู„ูŽู‰ ู…ูุญูŽู…ูŽู‘ุฏู ูˆูŽุนูŽู„ูŽู‰ ุขู„ู ู…ูุญูŽู…ูŽู‘ุฏู ูƒูŽู…ูŽุง ุจูŽุงุฑูŽูƒู’ุชูŽ ุนูŽู„ูŽู‰ ุขู„ู ุฅูุจู’ุฑูŽุงู‡ููŠู…ูŽ ุฅูู†ูŽู‘ูƒูŽ ุญูŽู…ููŠุฏูŒ ู…ูŽุฌููŠุฏูŒ

Say: O Allah, sanctify Muhammad and the family of Muhammad just as you have sanctified Abraham and the family of Abraham. Verily, You are praiseworthy and glorious. O Allah, bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad just as you have blessed Abraham and the family of Abraham. Verily, You are praiseworthy and glorious.

Source: Sahih Muslim 406, Grade: Sahih 

Abu Masโ€™ud Al-Ansari reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, came to us whole we were in the company of Saโ€™d ibn Ubadah. Bashir ibn Saโ€™d said to him, โ€œAllah has commanded us to supplicate for you, O Messenger of Allah, but how should we supplicate for you?โ€ The Messenger of Allah remained silent until we wished he had not asked him. He said:

ู‚ููˆู„ููˆุง ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ูู…ูŽู‘ ุตูŽู„ูู‘ ุนูŽู„ูŽู‰ ู…ูุญูŽู…ูŽู‘ุฏู ูˆูŽุนูŽู„ูŽู‰ ุขู„ู ู…ูุญูŽู…ูŽู‘ุฏู ูƒูŽู…ูŽุง ุตูŽู„ูŽู‘ูŠู’ุชูŽ ุนูŽู„ูŽู‰ ุขู„ู ุฅูุจู’ุฑูŽุงู‡ููŠู…ูŽ ูˆูŽุจูŽุงุฑููƒู’ ุนูŽู„ูŽู‰ ู…ูุญูŽู…ูŽู‘ุฏู ูˆูŽุนูŽู„ูŽู‰ ุขู„ู ู…ูุญูŽู…ูŽู‘ุฏู ูƒูŽู…ูŽุง ุจูŽุงุฑูŽูƒู’ุชูŽ ุนูŽู„ูŽู‰ ุขู„ู ุฅูุจู’ุฑูŽุงู‡ููŠู…ูŽ ูููŠ ุงู„ู’ุนูŽุงู„ูŽู…ููŠู†ูŽ ุฅูู†ูŽู‘ูƒูŽ ุญูŽู…ููŠุฏูŒ ู…ูŽุฌููŠุฏูŒ

Say: O Allah, sanctify Muhammad and the family of Muhammad just as you have sanctified Abraham and the family of Abraham. Verily, You are praiseworthy and glorious. O Allah, bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad just as you have blessed Abraham and the family of Abraham. Verily, You are praiseworthy and glorious.

Source: Sahih Muslim 405, Grade: Sahih

Abu Hamaid As-Saโ€™idi reported: The companions said, โ€œO Messenger of Allah, how should we supplicate for you?โ€ The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

ู‚ููˆู„ููˆุง ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ูู…ูŽู‘ ุตูŽู„ูู‘ ุนูŽู„ูŽู‰ ู…ูุญูŽู…ูŽู‘ุฏู ูˆูŽุนูŽู„ูŽู‰ ุฃูŽุฒู’ูˆูŽุงุฌูู‡ู ูˆูŽุฐูุฑูู‘ูŠูŽู‘ุชูู‡ู ูƒูŽู…ูŽุง ุตูŽู„ูŽู‘ูŠู’ุชูŽ ุนูŽู„ูŽู‰ ุขู„ู ุฅูุจู’ุฑูŽุงู‡ููŠู…ูŽ ูˆูŽุจูŽุงุฑููƒู’ ุนูŽู„ูŽู‰ ู…ูุญูŽู…ูŽู‘ุฏู ูˆูŽุนูŽู„ูŽู‰ ุฃูŽุฒู’ูˆูŽุงุฌูู‡ู ูˆูŽุฐูุฑูู‘ูŠูŽู‘ุชูู‡ู ูƒูŽู…ูŽุง ุจูŽุงุฑูŽูƒู’ุชูŽ ุนูŽู„ูŽู‰ ุขู„ู ุฅูุจู’ุฑูŽุงู‡ููŠู…ูŽ ุฅูู†ูŽู‘ูƒูŽ ุญูŽู…ููŠุฏูŒ ู…ูŽุฌููŠุฏูŒ

Say: O Allah, sanctify Muhammad and his wives and his children just as you have sanctified the family of Abraham. O Allah, bless Muhammad and his wives and his children just as You have blessed the family of Abraham. Indeed, You are the glorious and majestic.

Source: Sahih Muslim 407, Grade: Sahih

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