Miracles Attributed to
from his bed and from his entire house. People enquired about this mystery. His son-in-law said that the Aalim used
to recite Durood Shareef every Friday night in his house. The fragrance was as a result of the recitation to the
2. In another incident, a calligrapher died. His family members saw him, who was a great sinner, after his death in
their dream sitting in Heaven with full pomp and dignity. On enquiry, he said that he gained all these benefits
because he used to write Durood whenever the name of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) used to
3. Shaikh Zardaq (radi Allahu anhu) says that when the writer of the book of Durood Shareef died, for one month
the fragrance of flowers used to arise from his grave.
4. It is reported in "Rahhatul Quloob" that once there was a Sultan who became very ill. Six months passed by
without any cure in sight. A few people went to the Sultan and told him that Hazrat Sheikh Abu Bakr Shibli (radi
Allahu anhu) had arrived in the city. The Sultan requested the great Saint to visit and and to make Du'a for his
health. Sheikh Abu Bakr Shibli (radi Allahu anhu) visited the Sultan on his request for he knew that the Sultan was
very generous to his subjects and that he was also a very pious person. When Sheikh Abu Bakr Shibli (radi Allahu
anhu) sat next to the bed of the Sultan, he assured the Sultan that he would recover very soon. Sheikh Abu Bakr
Shibli (radi Allahu anhu) then recited a few Durood Shareefs and passed his hands along the body of the Sultan. A
few minutes later, the Sultan awoke as if from a dream. He felt as if he had never been sick.
the world. After some years, people saw him sitting in the company of a great person, Hazrat Ibni Rashiq (radi
Allahu anhu). The people of the town were astonished and enquired about his presence. He disclosed that the Holy
Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) told him in a dream to associate himself with the meetings of Hazrat Ibni
Rashiq since in quite a large number of Durood Shareef was recited in his meetings.
6. One day a person from among the Bani Isra'il passed away. The people refused to bury him. They threw his body
on a rubbish heap. They all considered him to be a great sinner.
At that moment, Hazrat Musa (alaihis salaam) received the Revelation from Allah Ta'ala, "O Musa! One of my chosen
slaves has passed away. The Bani Isra'il have thrown his body on a rubbish heap. Command your people to retrieve
the body. Bath him and give him a proper burial".
What Hazrat Nabi Musa (alaihis salaam) saw that person, he immediately recognised him. Obeying the Commands of
Almighty Allah, Nabi Musa (alaihis salaam) then proceeded to give the person a proper bath and burial. Upon
completion of this task, he asked Allah Ta'ala the reason for such an unusual command. Allah Ta'ala said: "O Musa!
You are correct when you say that this person was a sinner. According to My Divine Command he was entitled to
punishment. However, one day, while he was reading the Taurah, he came across the name of My beloved Habeeb
Muhammad. He then kissed the name and sent salutations upon My Habeeb. It is due to this action of his, O Musa,
that I have blessed him with Jannah".
7. Hazrat Sufyan bin Aienna (radi Allahu anhu) says that Hazrat Khalaf (radi Allahu anhu) had a friend who was a
student of Islamic Law. One day, all of a sudden, he died and Hazrat Khalaf (radi Allahu anhu) saw him in his dream
on the same night. It was seen that this student of Islamic Law was sitting on the throne of honour, pomp and
dignity, clad in beautiful golden clothes.
Hazrat Khalaf (radi Allahu anhu) inquired about this exclusive and extraordinary honour. The student said that this
was all because of his loud recitation of Durood Shareef at the time when the Prophet's (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)
name was mentioned during the tuition of his Islamic Law studies. Allah Ta'ala counted the Durood Shareef as well
as the sins. Every Durood Shareef that was recited loudly was millions of times bigger and heavier than all the sins.
So the Salawat (Durood) won all this.
8. Hazrat Abi Sulaiman (radi Allahu anhu) says that he saw his father, who was a great sinner, in a dream after his
death. Much to his great surprise, his father was in an excellent position in Heaven. When Hazrat Abi Sulaiman (radi
Allahu anhu) inquired about that great reward, his father told him that it was all due to the recitations of Durood
Shareef over the name of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) at a time when the name was written
in the books.
9. Hazrat Kaab Ahbar (radi Allahu anhu), a great scholar of the Taurat says: "Allah revealed to Hazrat Musa (alaihis
salaam) saying, 'O Musa, if on this earth there were no such people to glorify and praise Me, I shall not cause one
drop of water todescend from the Heavens, and I shall not cause one seed to grow ...' and he mentioned several
other things and then said, 'O Musa, do you desire to be nearer to Me than speech is to your tongue, or thought is to
your heart, or nearer than your soul to your body, or nearer than your eyesight to your eyes?' Musa (alaihis salaam)
replied: 'Yes, indeed, O Allah!'. Allah Ta'ala said: 'Then recite much Salawat on the Rasool Muhammad (sallal laahu
10. It is written in "Nuzhat-ul-Majalis" that a man fell sick and was about to die. He was shivering and fearing the
tortures of the grave and the tortures of the Day of Judgement. All of a sudden, a pious man caught hold of his hand
and told him that he should be perfectly at ease as the Durood Shareef which he had recited in abundance during his
life time is certainly to come to his rescue. The man, thereafter, died very peacefully.
11. Once, a passenger bus travelling from Mir Purkhas to
heavy machinery tools. About 120 passengers were travelling in that bus and all but one of the passengers was badly
injured. That one man was reciting Durood Shareef on the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) at the time of
the collision. When the journalist and the members of the police team later interviewed this man, he disclosed that
he was constantly reciting Durood on Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and Allah Ta'ala saved him.
A similar incident took place in a bus travelling from
12. Abu Hafs Samarqandi (radi Allahu anhu) writes in his book, "Rownaqul Majaalis": In Balkh there lived a merchant
of great wealth and substance. When he passed away, his two sons divided his estate among themselves equally.
Among the inheritance there were three hairs of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). Each one took one. The
elder brother suggested that they cut the third one in half, each then taking one piece. This suggestion filled the
younger brother with distress and he exclaimed, "That shall never be done. The blessed hair of Rasoolullah (sallal
laahu alaihi wasallam) shall not be cut". The elder then suggested, "Will you be satisfied that these three hairs come
to you as your portion of inheritance, while I take the rest of the estate?" The younger brother agreed to this with
great pleasure and satisfaction. The elder brother then acquired all that the father had left behind. The younger
brother had the three hairs. He kept those hairs on his person at all times. Very often he took them out, looked at
them and recited Salaat upon the Nabi (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).
Not long thereafter, the elder brother had squandered and exhausted all his wealth, while the younger one became
very wealthy. After some time the younger one died, someone from among the saintly ones saw a dream wherein
Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) appeared to him and said, "If there be anyone with any kind of need, let
him proceed to the grave of this person, sit down there and beg of Allah his need". (Qawlu Badee)
The same story is told in "Nuzhatul Majaalis", but with a slight addition. The story there says that when the elder
brother became a pauper and saw Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) in a dream. He complained to
Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) of great poverty. Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) told him: "O
unfortunate one, you turned away from my hair and your brother accepted them and whenever he looked at them,
he recited Salawat on me. For this reason, Allah had made him most fortunate, both in this world and in the
Hereafter". When the elder brother awoke, he went forth and became one of the servants of his younger brother.
13. In "Nazhatul Majaalis", it is narrated that Hazrat Abu Haa'mid Qazwaini (radi Allahu anhu) said: A man and his
son were on a journey. On the way, the father died and his face was transformed to that of a swine. The son, seeing
this, cried bitterly and prayed to Allah. Soon the son fell asleep and saw a man telling him, "Your father used to
consume interest (usury) and it is for this reason you see his face thus. But rejoice for Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi
wasallam) interceded on his behalf because whenever he heard his holy name he recited Salaat on him. Through the
intercession of the Rasool (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), he has been made to return tohis original form".
14. Once while Hazrat Fareeduddin Data Ganj-e-Shakr (radi Allahu anhu) was explaining the excellence of Durood
Shareef, a few Faqirs came to him. They told him that they were travelling to perform the Hajj and that they had no
money for food and for the journey. The great Saint then offered them a few seeds of eaten dates upon which he
recited the Durood Shareef. When the Faqirs looked at the date seeds, they were surprised to see that it changed
into pieces of gold.
15. It is reported in "Al-Qolul Badi" that a lady once approached Hazrat Sheikh Hassan Basri (radi Allahu anhu) and
asked him whether it was possible to see her deceased daughter in a dream or not. The great saint ordered her to
go home. Before sleeping, she was asked to read four Rakaah of Salaah and in each Rakaah, after Sura Fatiha, she
was to recite Sura Kaafirun once. She was told to continue reading the Durood Shareef after the Salaah till she fell
off to sleep.
When she did all this, that night, she saw her daughter in her dream. She was shocked to see her daughter in
terrible pain and anguish. She also saw that her daughter was locked by chains of fire and was completely
surrounded by fire.
She told Hazrat Hassan Basri (radi Allahu anhu) about her dream and he advised her to give some Alms. After a few
days, Sheikh Hassan Basri (radi Allahu anhu) himself dreamt of a young girl sitting on a throne and wearing a gold
crown. When she asked the great Saint whether he recognised her or not, he replied that he did not. She then said:
"I am the daughter of that woman who had related to you her dream". Sheikh Hassan Basri (radi Allahu anhu) then
told her that according to her mother, she was in the pit of Hell and asked her how she reached that position.
The girl replied: "O Friend of Allah! About 70 000 others and myself were being punished by Almighty Allah by His
Justice. But one day, a lover of Nabi Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was walking by. As he passed by our
graves, he recited the Durood Shareef and then conveyed the Sawaab of the Durood Shareef to us. Almighty Allah
accepted the Durood Shareef. As a result of this, all of us who were in punishment were
d and granted Jannah".
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