Sending peace and blessings upon our Prophet Muhammad ﷺ is not only highly virtuous but something many Muslims are unfortunately not doing enough. In hopes of inspiring you to pick up the great habit of consistently sending blessings on the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, we have put together a short list of benefits one achieves by doing so.
1️⃣ You are fulfilling a command of Allah Ta’ala
Allah Subhaanahu WaTa’ala clearly commands the believers in the Quran to send blessings on the Prophet Muhammadﷺ.
“ Indeed, Allah and His Angels send blessing upon the Prophet, and His angels. O you who have believed, ask [Allah to send] blessing upon him and peace”
2️⃣ All your concerns will be lifted
Ubai bin Ka’ab (may Allah be pleased with him), who said; ‘I said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, I supplicate often, so how much of my supplication should I devote to you?’ He replied, ‘ as you desire’ . I said, ‘a quarter of it?’ He said ‘ as you desire, but if you were to increase upon this, it would be better for you. ’ I said, ‘half of it?’ He said, ‘ as you desire, but if you were to increase upon this, it would be better for you.’ I said, ‘two-thirds of it?’ He said again, ‘ as you desire, but if you were to increase upon this, it would be better for you .’ Finally I said, ‘and if I dedicate my supplication in its entirety to you?’ He said, ‘ then your needs will be satisfied, and your sins forgiven.’
(Sahih Musnad Ahmed)
3️⃣ Allah Ta’ala will send blessings on you
The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said: “ Whoever sends blessings upon me, Allah will send blessings upon him tenfold” .
(Sahih Muslim, 384).
4️⃣ The Prophet will receive and return your greetings
Abdullah ibn Mas’ood said: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “ Allah has angels who go around on earth, conveying to me the Salaam of my Ummah.”
Abu Hurayrah narrated that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “ There is no one who sends Salaam upon me, but Allaah will restore to me my soul so that I may return his Salaam.”
(Abi Dawood Sahih)
5️⃣ Your sins will be forgiven
Anas Ibn Malak reported that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “ Whoever sends blessings upon me once, Allah… will erase ten sins from him, and will raise him ten degrees in status.”
6️⃣ It will draw you closer to the Prophet
‘Abdullah ibn Mas‘ood that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “ The closest of people to me on the Day of Resurrection will be those who sent the most blessings upon me. ”
Imam Nawawi states, “Nearest to me” signifies “those who are most entitled to my intercession”.
7️⃣ It helps your Duaa get accepted
Umar Ibn Khattab said, “ Duaa is suspended between heaven and earth and none of it is taken up until you send blessings upon your Prophet ﷺ”.