Salaat Wa Salaam before and after Azaan

Q. What is the ruling of Shariah concerning reciting Doord & Salam before & after Azaan?

 باسمه تعالى

A. Reciting Durood Shareef is, indeed, a virtuous deed. Allah Almighty asked believers to recite Durood Sharif and send peace and blessings on the Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Allah Almighty says in the Glorious Qur’an, “Allah and His angles shower blessings on the Prophet: O believers, you should also send blessings on him and salute him with a worth greeting”. (Suratul Ahzaab: 33/56)

On the basis of the above-mentioned verse, Muslim Jurists are almost agreed that sending peace and blessings on the Prophet (SAWS) is Farz-e-Ain (specific obligation) for every Muslim. Thought the time and number is not fixed for it, it is compulsory to do this virtuous deed at least once in a life time.

Besides, the books of Ahadith abound with the Ahadith that emphasize on sending blessings and peace on the Prophet (SAWS) whenever a Muslim utters or hears the Prophet’s name. Therefore, some Jurists are of the opinion that sending blessings is compulsory whenever one utters or hears the Prophet’s name while the others hold that when the Prophet’s name is repeatedly mentioned in one sitting then sending blessings is compulsory only for the first time and the rest is desirable. This is the opinion adopted by the most of scholars.

As far as the sending Salaat and Salaam before Azaan is concerned, is neither mentioned in the Ahadith nor proved by the practice of the companions (RTA) and their successors (RHT). Had this practice been a virtuous deed, the companions and their successors would certainly have acted upon it. However, reciting Durood Shareef after Azaan is mentioned in the Ahaidh. One should first, recite Durood Shareef and then the Du’aa of Azaan. (Muslim Shareef, Kitabussalat, Babo Badu-Lazan: 1/166) But it should be recited in a soft voice. Since Du’aa and Durood are amongst the Azkaar (remembrance of Allah Almighty) and silence is better in Azkaar. The Glorious Qur’an says, “Call on your Lord with humility and in private: for Allah loves not those who trespass beyond bounds”. (Al-a’raaf: 7/55)

Allah knows best,



Author: jaamiahamidia

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One thought on “Salaat Wa Salaam before and after Azaan”

  1. Assalamoalaikum,
    Is it good to perform NAMAZ-E-ISTAGHFAR daily for our beloved ones who have passed away.I read sura’akhlas 3 times atleast as it gives us sawab of reciting one kalam paak or is there any other better way.However i’m trying to continue reciting quran shareef regularly
    وعليكم السلام
    باسمه تعالى
    Namaaze Istighfaar is to perform two Rakaat Nafil Salaah and then make sincere Tawbah and ask Allaah for forgiveness. It has been reordered in Abu Dawood and in the other Sunan as well on the authority of Abu Bakr رضى الله عنهthat he heard the Nabee of Allaahﷺ saying, “When a servant (of Allah) commits a sin, and he performs ablution well, and then stands and prays two Rak’ahs, and asks pardon of Allaah, Allah pardons him. He then recited this verse: “And those who, when they commit indecency or wrong their souls, remember Allaah.” (Surah Al-Imraan 03:134)

    However, it seems that you mean here by Namaaze Istighfaar to perform Nafil Salaah and then to convey its reward to the beloved one or any one who has passed away. This method of sending rewards by performing any optional Ibadah or doing any virtues deed is called Isaale Thawaab. The Glorious Qur’aan lays much emphasize on Isala-e- Thawab. It says, “And ask forgiveness for your fault, and for the men and women who believe” (Suratu Muhammad 47:19)

    Therefore, performing Nafil Salaah everyday for this purpose is permissible.

    Reciting Surah Ikhlaas three times is equivalent to the Thawaab of reciting one Qur’aan as mentioned in Saheeh Hadith recorded by Imaam Bukhari and Muslimرحمها الله تعالى. But it won’t suffice the recital of the Glorious Qur’aan and thus one must try to recite from the Glorious Qur’aan on regular basis.
    والله اعلم

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