-- LA ILAHA ILLALLAH MUHAMMADUR RASOOL ALLAH ( SALLALLAHU ALAIHI WASALLAM ) --subhanallah alhamdulillah lailahaillallah allahu akbar (Glory be to Allah, all praise be to Allah, there is none worthy of worhip except Allah, and Allah is the greatest). -- Dhikr (Remembrance) of Allah Ta'ala, Dhikr of Allah Ta'ala is the most excellent act of Allah's servants and is stressed over a hundred times in the Holy Qur'an. It is the most praiseworthy work to earn Allah's pleasure,
What The Qur'an Says About Dhikr-Allah
"Those who remember Allah while standing , sitting, and lying on their sides" (3:19
(Quran and Durud Shareef Khatam falls into it)
"Those men and women who engage much in Allah's praise. For them has Allah prepared forgiveness and a great reward." (33:35
(Quran and Durud Shareef Khatam falls into it)
"He is successful who purifies himself, and remembers the name of his Lord, and so prays." (87:14
Allah Ta'ala said in His Book: "And mention the name of your Lord and devote yourself to Him with a complete devotion" (73:8).
"Those who believe, and whose hearts find comfort in the remembrance of Allah! " Behold in the Remembrance of Allah do hearts find satisfaction." (13-28)
"O ye who believe let not your riches or your children divert you from the Remembrance of Allah if any act thus, the loss is their own." (63:9)
"Then do ye remember Me I will remember you." (2-152)
What Ahadith Say About Dhikr-Allah
Hadith Qudsi, "Those that remember Me in their heart, I remember them in My heart; and those that remember Me in a gathering (i.e. that make mention of Me), I remember them (i.e. make mention of them) in a gathering better than theirs."
Hadhrat Jabir (Radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Prophet (Peace be upon him), said: "The best remembrance of Allah is to repeat la ilaha illallah and the best prayer (du'a) is al-hamdu lillah (all praise belongs to Allah)." (Narrated by Nasa'i, Ibn Majah, and Hakim who declared its chain sound)
The Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him) said: "Remember Allah Ta'ala as much as you want, until people say that you are crazy and foolish" (Narrated by Ahmad in his Musnad, Ibn Hibban in his Sahih, and al-Hakim who declared it sahih);
Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri and Abu Huraira (Radi Allahu anhum ajma'een)reported that the Prophet (Peace be upon him) said, "When any group of men remember Allah, angels surround them and mercy covers them, tranquility descends upon them, and Allah mentions them to those who are with Him." Narrated by Muslim, Tirmidhi, Ahmad, Ibn Majah, and Bayhaqi.
Abu Hurairah related that the Messenger of Allah (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) passed by him while he was planting a seedling. He said, "Say: Subhanallah, walhamdulillah, wa laa ilaaha illa Allah, wallahu akbar (Glory be to Allah, all praise be to Allah, there is none worthy of worhip except Allah, and Allah is the greatest). For each one, a tree will be planted for you in Jannah."
Abu Dharr reported that the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said, "The words dearest to Allah are: subhanAllah wa bihamdihi. - SubhanAllahi 'l-`adheem wa biHamdihi (Glory be to Allah, The Supreme, and Praise Him)
A palm tree is planted for the reciter [of the above] in Paradise.
- SubhanAllahi wa biHamdihi, Subhan-Allahi 'l-`adheem (Glory be to Allah, and Praise, Glory be to Allah, the Supreme)
holy Al-Qur'an 33:56
instructs us to read Durood Shareef. Almighty Allah says: "Surely Allah and His Angels send blessings on the Holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim). O you who believe! Send Blessings (Durood) and Salutations (Salaams) on the Prophet with worthy Salutation".(Surah al-Ahzab: 56)
Hazrat Anas (radi Allahu anhu) narrates that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) said: "He who reads a single Durood upon me, Almighty Allah blesses him ten times, ten of his sins are forgiven, and he is increased ten times in stages (internally). (Mishkaat)
Hazrat Abdullah ibn Ma'sud (radi Allahu anhu) also narrates that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) said: "On the Day of Qiyamah, the closest to me from among the people will be those who have read the most amount of Durood Shareef". (Tirmidhi)
Hazrat Abdullah ibn Abbas (RA), a companion of the Holy Prophet (Sollallaahu 'Alaihi wa sallam), says that Sayyiduna Rasoolullaah (sollallaahu 'Alaihi wa sallam) said that if a man recites the following Durood Shareef once,
Jazallaahu 'Annaa sayyidinaa wa mowlaanaa muHammadan Sollalaahu 'Alayhi wa sallam maa huwa ahluhuu.
"O Allaah! Give reward to our Leader MuHammad (Sollallaahu 'Alayhi wa sallam) the reward which is benefitting as he deserves".
then for the coming 1000 days the 70 Angels of Allaah ta'AAla will be busy in writing reward for the reciter of this Durood
(HADITH RECORDED IN TABRAANI ON THE AUTHORITY OF ABDULLAAH IBN ABBAAS)