Found this great reminder on the importance of Darood Sharif in our times from Sidi Ibn Ata’illah Sikanderi (ra). There are other interesting posts on this blog especially about the Tariqa Muhammadiyya so do take a look if you’re interested.

You must, my brother, do a lot of salaat on the Prophet salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam, for the zabaniya (the gate keepers of Hell) will not approach the servants (khuddam, sing. khadim) of the Prophet salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam, in honor of the Prophet salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam.

So this protection might avail with taqseer (not doing enough) what plentiful righteous deeds do not avail, if they lack this reliance on the Prophet salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam – this special type of reliance.

* With salaat on the Prophet salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam you become connected to the Prophet salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam.

And the salaat on the Prophet salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam is beneficial in any form, and nothing is more beneficial for illuminating the hearts and for the arrival of the seekers (mureedeen) to Allah ‘azza wa jall than it. For he who perseveres in doing salaat on the Prophet salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam will gain many lights, and through its blessings he will be connected to the Prophet salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam, or meet someone who will take him to him, especially if he had istiqama (uprightness, straightness in following the Prophet salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam).

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