By Mujlisul Ulama
⚫ THE RECITATION OF DUROOD AND SALAAM UPON OUR NABI (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) AT LEAST ONCE IN A LIFETIME. IS FARDH. THIS IS COMMANDED IN THE QURAAN SHAREEF.
⚫ WHEN THE MENTION OF RASULULLAH (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) IS MADE IN A GATHERING THEN IT IS WAAJIB TO RECITE DUROOD AND SALAAM AT LEAST ONCE, PROVIDED THAT ONE IS NOT ENGAGED IN SALAAT OR LISTENING TO THE KHUTBAH. THIS IS ESTABLISHED FROM MANY AHADITH.
⚫ RECITING DUROOD UPON OUR NABI (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) DURING SALAAT AFTER TASHAHHUD IS SUNNATUL MUAKKADAH, AND ACCORDING TO IMAAM SHAFI IT IS FARDH.
⚫ AT ALL OTHER TIMES ITS RECITATION IS MUSTAHAB.
⚫ Question: On Fridays when the Khateeb is reciting the Khutbah some people recite Durood Shareef audibly when the ayat: “Innal-Iaaha wa malaa-ikatahu yusal-loona alan nabi ” is read. Is this correct?
Answer: While the Khutbah is in process it is not permissible to recite anything. It is not permissible to recite Durood Shareef or anything else when the Khateeb recites the aforementioned verse of the Quraan Shareef. During the Khutbah when the name of Rasulullah (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) is mentioned, Durood should be “recited” in one’s mind i.e. the tongue must not be moved.