Durood e Akbar is a mar'roof Durood Shareef which is commonly read. It is referred to as Durood e Akbar because it is said that it includes (almost ?) all the Sifaat e Jameela of Huzoor Sallal Laahu Ta'ala Alayhi Wa Aalihi Wa Sallam in Jama'a andaaz. And it is also referred to as Akbar because of its length.
The word 'nida or nada' (??) is often used in introduction of this Durood Shareef and so one who reads this Durood Shareef Once on a daily base before or after Salatul Fajar will be blessed with the immense love for Huzoor Sallal Laahu Ta'ala Alayhi Wa Aalihi Wa Sallam in one's heart. And eventually will be blessed with the Ziyarah of Nabi Sallal Laahu Ta'ala Alayhi Wa Aalihi Wa Sallam and if after that he increases the wird of this Durood Shareef then he will meet (Nafs e Nafees) with the blessed Soul of Nabi Kareem Sallal Laahu Ta'ala Alayhi Wa Aalihi Wa Sallam. InshaAllah Azwajal.
This Durood Shareef is in fact the explanation of the true heart feelings of Ashiqaan e Rasool (Sallal Laahu Ta'ala Alayhi Wa Aalihi Wa Sallam) so one who reads this Durood Shareef will be enriched with Sa'adat e Daarain.
One who wishes to be accepted in the Darbar e Rasalat (Sallal Laahu Ta'ala Alayhi Wa Aalihi Wa Sallam) and that one wishes to become beneficial/useful to others then one should become the Aamil of this Durood Shareef and then whatever one wants to achieve will be made easy. For becoming an Aamil its necessary that one should read this Durood Shareef for 40 nights in Solitude for 21 times.. InshaAllah Azawajal all the permissible desires of one's heart will be fulfilled.
For making the heart clean and pure this Durood Shareef is very beneficial and should be read once after Salatul Isha. This Durood Shareef is also very beneficial for the cure of various diseases/ailments.
For cure of Aasaib (Demonic possession ??) and Dafa e Balyaat (Calamities) this Durood Shareef should be read 7 times and then do dam on water and the one who is suffering from demonic possession (Aasaib Zada) should be made to drink this water.. all the Aasaib will disappear.. InshaAllah Azwajal. And if a place is occupied by jinaats then this Durood Shareef should be read at that place for 41 days continuously one time InshaAllah Azwajal all the jinaats will run away.
To escape or find cure from the oppression of a zaalim hakim (oppressor/dictator) this Durood Shareef should be read for 11 nights continuously one time InshaAllah Azwajal one will see the benefits and good result. This Durood Shareef has Galbaa ke Asraat in excess so one who reads this Durood Shareef will never face any other becoming Gaalib over him/her (Gaalib: Overpowering him/her). InshaAllah Azwajal.
Benefits include that there is increase in sustenance if read everyday once after Salatul Fajar. And one who makes it a habit to read this Durood Shareef everyday after Salatul Isha 3 times then all his/her sins will be forgiven.
Many Buzurgaan e Salaf Rahmatullahi Ta'ala Alayh have written in Qutub e Wazaif (Barawaiyat e Sahiya) that one who does a wazeefa of this Durood Shareef.. then Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta'ala will order the Angels (who write in Naama e Aamaal (Book of Deeds)) to write the suwab of one Hajj and one Umrah for every harf/word read/recited. And Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta'ala will look at him with Nazar e Rehmat for 360 times and will create 1000 Palaces of Yaqoet for him/her and he/she will see one's place in Jannah before death. And after death all the Angels of earth, heaven, Arsh wa kursi will give voice to his/her janaza and till Qayamah the Angels will come to his/her grave and pray for his/her Bakshish (forgiveness).
Method of Zakaat e Durood e Akbar: Buzurgaan e Salaf Rahmatullahi Ta'ala Alayh has stated that one should start on Thursday Night.. wear neat and clean cloths that are white in color with nice attar/perfume and on neat and clean place offer 2 Rakat Nafl Salah with Khushu & Khuzu and then read this Durood Shareef 3 times and offer as hadiya or taufa (gift) to Bahazoor Sarware e Qainaat Sallal Laahu Ta'ala Alayhi Wa Aalihi Wa Sallam and with Siddq e Dil and Akhlas e Niyat (with pure heart and intentions) ask for the blessed Ziyarat of Jamaal e bei Masaal Hazoor, Mehboob e Khuda Azwajal wa Sallal Laahu Ta'ala Alayhi Wa Aalihi Wa Sallam and sleep at that place.. do this wazaifa for 11 nights continuously.. this will complete the Zakaat e Durood e Akbar.. And Haq Ta'ala will grant him the Blessed Ziyarah of Nabi Kareem Sallal Laahu Ta'ala Alayhi Wa Aalihi Wa Sallam.. In Ayaam e Zakat 5 times Salah is compulsory and after that this Durood Shareef should be read once after Salatul Fajar or after Salatul Isha on a daily base.. and he/she will keep receiving Blessed Ziayarah of Habeeb e Haq Sallal Laahu Ta'ala Alayhi Wa Aalihi Wa Sallam se musharaf and he/she will be enriched with all sort of deeni o duniyavi Blessings and Happiness (Sa'adat). InshaAllah Azwajal.