Fatwa: # 19088
Category: Beliefs
Country: Bangladesh
Date: 25th November 2010

Title

Is “Salallahu alahy wa sallam” darud?

Question

I know that “Sallallahu Alayhi Wasalaam” is a darud and sometimes I say it as a darud. Recently I was told that it is not a darud. Please kindly give me information regarding this issue.

Answer

In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

The phrase “ صلى الله عليه وسلم is a form of Salah (darud).

When the name of Rasulullah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) is taken, it is wajib (compulsory) to mention salah (darud) once.  Thereafter, it is mustahabb (desirable) to recite the Salah (darud) every time one says the name of Rasulullah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) or hears someone else say his name.

When writing, some people abbreviate the words and use “saws” or “saw ” or “صلعم, as a short form of Salah (darud). This is not enough. One should write the full Salah and Salam (that is: صلى الله عليه وسلم or salallahu alayhi wa sallam).1

And Allāh knows best.

Ml. Sohail Bengali
Chicago, IL (USA)

Concurred by:

Muftī Abrar Mirza
Chicago, IL (USA)


Under the Supervision of Muftī Ebrahim Desai (South Africa)

 

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1   Maariful Quran, English Edition, Volume 7, pg 232, Maktaba Darululoom Karachi

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