What is the authenticity of the following and can it be circulated?
A person who reads اللهم صل على محمد أفضل صلواتك, this is equivalent to reading durūd 10,000 times and if read on Friday, it is equivalent to 700,000 times.
بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم
We have been unable to locate the narration in the ḥadīth books available to us, nor in the reliable books of durūd, and the wording suggests it is not authentic. One should therefore avoid circulating it unless the source is identified and the chain verified.
Allah knows best
16 Ramaḍān 1440 / 21 May 2019
Approved by: Mufti Shabbir Ahmed and Mufti Muhammad Tahir