An authentic hadith regarding sending salah upon the Prophet ﷺ

مَنْ صَلَّى عَلَيَّ وَاحِدَةً ، صَلَّى الله بِها عَلَيْهِ عَشْرًا

Whoever sends a single ṣalāh upon me, Allāh will send salutations and blessings upon him ten fold.

Narrator(s): Abu Hurayrah.

Reference: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim.


  • The meaning of “Whoever sends a single ṣalāh upon me” i.e. whoever seeks closeness to Allāh by saying:
    • “Sal Allāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam”
    • “Allāhumma ṣalli ‘alā Muḥammad kamā ṣallayta ‘alā ibrāhīma…” to the end of as-ṣalāh al-ibrāhīmiyyah;
    • or any other form of ṣalāh which is permitted.
  • The meaning of “Allāh sending ṣalāh upon the Prophet” is either:
    • Bestowing His mercy upon him.
    • Praising His prophet among the angels.
  • There is no limit to how many times a person should send ṣalāh upon the Prophet ﷺ, in fact an abundance of doing so indicates the love a person has for him.
  • A Muslim should send ṣalāh upon the Prophet ﷺ any time, and all the time; it is further emphasised to send ṣalāh upon him:
    • When his name is mentioned.
    • After the athān.
    • On Friday before Jumu’ah Prayer.
    • Whenever his name is mentioned.
    • After Tashahhud in ṣalāh. This is done by saying as-ṣalāh al-ibrāhīmiyyah.
    • When entering and leaving the Masjid.
    • In Du’ā, after praising Allāh.
    • In any sitting or gathering.
    • In the Janāzah prayer, after the 2nd Takbīr.

  Related Āyāt:

  • {Verily, Allāh sends salutations of praise upon the Prophet and His angels do as well. O you who believe, send ṣalāh upon him and salutations of peace} [33:56]

  Related narrations:

  • The Prophet ﷺ said, “Whenever one of you supplicates, he should begin by praising and extolling Allāh, then sending ṣalāh upon the Prophet ﷺ, thereafter he can supplicate for whatever he requires…” [At-Tirmidhī]
  • The Prophet ﷺ said, “The closest of the people to me on the Day of Resurrection are those who most often invoked blessings upon me.” [At-Tirmidhī]
  • Abul ‘Āliyah said, “Ṣalāh of Allāh upon His Prophet means: Allāh praising His Prophet among the angels in the higher abode.” [Al-Bukhārī]

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2010. He currently resides in Nelson, Lancashire.

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