Writing durood in Arabic

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Q: When writing the name of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) in a book or article, does the translated English phrase “may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him” give the same reward as writing the transcribed Arabic “Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam” after His name?


A: As far as possible, write the Durood in Arabic.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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