Durud-e-Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

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I have been reading the following Durud (Salawat) known as Durud-e-Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) for many years due to the spectacular virtue mentioned in the Hadith. Kindly provide me with its authenticity as I have heard that it is a fabrication.

اللهمَ صلّ على محمد وعلى آل محمد في الأولينَ والآخرينَ وفي الملأ الأعلى إلى يوم الدين

Allahumma salli ‘ala Muhammad wa ‘ala ali Muhammad filawwalina wal akhirina wa fil mala-il a’ala ila yawmiddin



This is part of a lengthy narration which Imam Ibnul Jawzi (rahimahullah) has recorded on the authority of Muhammad ibn Ishaq and others (rahimahumullah).

(Al-Mutrib; Al-Qawlul Badi’, pg. 125)

In this narration,

Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) asked Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) : “What is the virtue of this salutation/supplication?”

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) replied: ‘O Abu Bakr, you have most certainly asked me about that which I am incapable of enumerating! For if the oceans were ink, the trees pens, and the angels scribes writing [and recording the reward], the ink would certainly perish, the pens would break, and the angels would have [still] been unable to come to the reward of this salutation!’

(Al-Qawlul Badi’, pg. 125)


However, ‘Allamah Sakhawi (rahimahullah) has declared this narration a fabrication, and, it should therefore not be quoted.

(Al-Qawlul Badi’, pg. 125)



And Allah Ta’ala knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Farhan Shariff


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist.