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Durood Al-Fatih

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Assalamualaikum, I came across durood Al faith and its various virtues in an article. From what i have read, it was inspired to sheikh sidna in a dream and wakeful state by prophet SAW. I wanted to ask if it has other references besides (Jawahir al maani). I would also like to know whether its authentic and whether this durood is equivalent to 600,000 regular salawats upon prophet SAW. Do i need to get any special permission to recite this durood if its correct?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Tijanis are a group who attribute themselves to Shaikh Abu Abbas Ahmad bin Muhammad At-Tijani. It is one of the Tariqahs in Tasawwuf (different paths or methods of spiritual reformation). We are unaware of any difference in belief between the Tijanis and other Tariqhas in Tasawwuf of the Ahl us-Sunnah.

However, the Durood al-Fatih is not found in any hadith. Tijanis believe that a Shaikh by the name of Sayed Bakri went into solitude for 40 years and continued to pray to Allah Ta’āla to bestow him with the greatest Durood. When he looked up, he found it written on the wall. This incident shows that this Durood is not based on any Hadith[1]. Although the wordings of this Durood may be correct, the virtues mentioned for reading it have been overly exaggerated.

Therefore, it is permissible to recite the Durood al-Fatih as long as one does not consider it to be established through Ahadith.

However, it is best to recite the Duroods which are found in the Hadiths and are recommended by Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) himself, as the greatest rewards are found in that which is told to us by Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam).

There are many compilations of such Duroods such as the forty Duroods compiled by Hadhrat Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya (Rahimahullah).  

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mudassir Benish

Student-Darul Iftaa
Houston, TX, U.S.A

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



[1] http://www.tijani.org/the-controversy-surrounding-the-prayer-on-the-prophet-salat-al-fatih/



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