Sending Prayers upon the Prophet ﷺ
Its Rulings, Virtues & Benefits
Translated by Abdul Aziz Suraqah
First Edition, 2015
Sunni Publications, Rotterdam
Paperback, 240 pages, 275 grams
Indeed, Allah and His Angels
send prayers upon the Prophet.
O you who believe! Send prayers
and abundant salutations upon him.
[Sura al-Ahzab 33:56]
Sending Prayers upon the Prophet ﷺ is an extraordinary work of scholarship infused with Prophetic love that expounds upon the command of Allah and His Prophet ﷺ to send abundant prayers and salutations upon the Master of the Messengers ﷺ and details their deeper meanings, great virtues, numerous benefits and different rulings.
Steeped in spiritual insight and profound love and devotion, Imam ʿAbdallah Sirajuddin unravels the secrets of this noble act and elegantly explains its high status by drawing extensively from the Qurʾan and Hadith traditions and the understandings of the scholars of the past.
Sending Prayers upon the Prophet ﷺ will satisfy students of jurisprudence and the spiritual path alike, inspire them to act out of love for our Master Muhammad ﷺ, and intensify their yearning for him.
Live happily with never-ending union
With the one you love,
with the veils of distance raised
Witness the utter beauty
of the one for whose sake
The hearts of the lovers
split asunder from its light
Be of good cheer for attaining
what you hoped for
Upon the brow of the Elect Prophet
has the sun of the forenoon shined!
Imam ʿAbdallah Sirajuddin al-Husayni was an exegete of the Qurʾan, scholar of Hadith, master of the spiritual path, expert of the Sacred Law, lover of the Prophet and Light of Aleppo about whom it was said:
“He is the Pole of Prophetic love a in our times.”
—Shaykh ʿAbd al-Rahman al-Shaghuri
“This man is walking towards him [the Prophet ﷺ], even if it would be on his eyelashes.”
—Shaykh ʿAlawi al-Maliki al-Hasani
“It is obligatory upon every eye to see him.”
—Habib ʿAbd al-Qadir al-Saqqaf
“You [Shaykh ʿAbdallah] are surrounded by the vision of our Master the Messenger of Allah ﷺ
—Shaykh Ahmad Harun al-Dimashqi