Q: What is the basis in shariah of reciting Durood before giving the azaan? Also, when carrying out a good deed, eg, performing umrah, nafl hajj, reciting the Quraan etc, if one makes intention to pass the reward onto deceased relatives or our Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), does the person himself get reward in full too?
A: 1. Reciting Durood upon Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is a virtuous deed and earns one immense reward, however reciting durood before giving Azaan is not a Sunnah.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)