The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) Receives the Greetings

Although angels are commissioned by Almighty Allah to convey the blessings on the Noble Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم), salam is directly received by the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم).

  He has categorically and unambiguously said: Invoke blessings on me, since blessings invoked by you are conveyed to me wherever you may be.[6] We have mentioned two sayings of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) substantiating the same theme in the preceding pages. Ahmad Shahab-ud-Dīn Khafajī says in this context as follows: It was the routine of predecessors to invoke blessings upon the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). "Abdullah bin ‘Umar also complied with this routine, and invoked blessings and salutations upon the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) along with Abu Bakr and ‘Umar (رضي الله عنهما). Everyone’s blessings are conveyed to him whether he is remote from him. But it is rather better to invoke blessings in person and receive the benign of response from the Prophet.[7]


6. Abu Dawood, Sunan, b. of manasik (rituals of hajj) (2: 218 # 2042); ‘Ali bin Abu Bakr Haythami, Majma‘-uz-zawa’id, 2: 247.

7. Ahmad Shahab-ud-Dīn Khafajī, Nasim-ur-riyad, 3: 516.