Duroods And Supplications

I have seen especially women reciting verses from Holy Quran, part or complete surah, darood ( different kinds - Tanjeena , Taj , Ibraheemi etc etc ) , Ayat Kareema , or reciting Allah's name etc etc. They recite these in specific numbers. And they recite in group or singly to complete a given number of quantity. They do it to pray and wish for specific objective which may be either: health recovery of someone who is sick, suffering from a dangerous life threatening disease, getting a job, selling a business or for any other purposes.

My question is: Is it right per Islamic teaching? Doing this make ones prayer answered much faster? What is the significance of doing all this - gathering some women or children or man and reading as mentioned above for the purpose of achieving some objective etc ?

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I was in Medina where some people told me that Darood e Taj should not be recited since it has some concepts of "Shirk" in it. However, there are other people who tell me to recite it whenever in difficulty or when we want Allah to fulfill our desires. I am very confused as to whom should I listen to. Could you please clarify whether one should recite Darood e Taj?

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Blessing The Prophet (sws)

There is a Quranic verse which states that Allah and His Angels send their blessings (i.e recite darood) to bless the Holy Prophet. I am very much confused about the interpretation of this verse. Why does Allah send blessing to the Holy Prophet? Is it in line with the other verses of the Holy Quran which portray Allah as Al-mighty and Omniscient?

Secondly, what is the meaning of "Aal-e-Muhammad" in the Darood that we recite so often? Many of my Shia and Sunni "Syed" friends claim that it refers to the descendants and family of the Holy Prophet, and not to the Ummah of the Holy Prophet in general.

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Why Invoke Allah’s Blessings Upon The Prophets?

We pray for safety and security of Prophets in durood and salam. I have a confusion that they have passed away they don’t have any thing to do with this world any more. Neither they have any danger so why should we pray for their safety and security i.e, Hazrat Esa (Peace be upon him) etc.

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Supplications After The Salah

The imam who leads the prayer, supplicates after the salah is completed. I personally prefer to recite supplications ascribed to the Prophet (sws) through reliable narrators. Some prayers have wahid mutakallim tense whereas Imam has to say dua for all namazeez using (plural) tense. Since for me it is difficult to change from singular to plural like Qalbi to Qulobuna and so on. So is it ok for imam to recite dua in wahid mutakallim tense.

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Direct Address To The Prophet In The Prayer

Why do we say in salah the following as if the Apostle (pbuh) is alive and present with us?

"All compliments, all physical prayer and all monetary worship are for Allah. Peace be upon you, Oh Prophet, and Allah's mercy and blessings. Peace be on us and on all righteous slaves of Allah. I bear witness that no one is worthy of worship except Allah And I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger." Why and how does it make sense? Why do we start talking to the Apostle while praying to Allah? Is prayer not supposed to be addressed to Allah?
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Declaration Of Faith

My parents taught me the kalimah shahadah as follows: la ilaha illAllah Muhammad ur rasulullah. Why do I have to add that Prophet Mohammed is the Messenger of Allah while there were so many prophets and all of them taught the same religion? Would it matter if I just said la ilaha illallah?

Why do we mention the name of the Prophet Muhammad (sws) and the Prophet Ibrahim (sws) in the tashahhud (sitting position in the prayer)? Also please tell me who authored the supplication to be made in this position?

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Authenticity Of Kalima Tayyiba

I am a student of the Qur’an and have few questions for you. But at this time, I would like to have your thought and guidance only on the following questions.

1. Nowhere in the Qur’an I found the First Kalima. Do you think Allah (God forbid) forgot to mention it or it is we who ignored the real Kalima from the Qur’an and invented something for ourselves? The first Kalima is called Kalima Tauheed. But with all honestly, I do not think that the first Kalima is a Kalima Tauheed because it includes two entities (Creator and one of his creatures, i.e. Allah SWT and Muhammad (sws). It is also a violation of the Qur’anic teaching when God says “do not make distinction among my messengers”, and yet we pick one Prophet and include in our daily prayers. It seems the Islamic world has abandoned and forgotten God's true message and started worshipping the messenger.
2. Hadiths have contradictions and included a lot of non-sense. I believe it can't be a source of Islamic laws and has very little, if any, to do with the Prophet (sws). Then why we put so much emphasis on it when we talk about Islam? Is Qur’an not clear, complete and fully detailed book?
3. Almost all Islamic duties (Ibadat) came through Prophet Ibrahim (sws) and at the time of Ibrahim A.S, Prophet Muhammed (sws) did not exist. Then why we say Durood-e-Ibrahimi in our prayers? Our Ibadat/Namaaz must be fully devoted to Allah ONLY. None of His creatures should be part of our Ibadat/Namaaz.
4. We conclude that al Prophets were pious people and guaranteed Jannah. Then instead of worrying about our own neck, why we say Durood-O-Salaam to the prophet, day and night? It is shirk (polytheism) and against the teachings of the Prophet. Is it not? I expect a comprehensive and logical answer.
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Allah’s Blessing For His Creatures

The Holy Qur'an says: "Allah and His angels send blessings on the Holy Prophet (sws)" (Q 33:56) My question is that what does it mean that Allah sends blessings on His creatures, like for example the Holy Prophet (sws), given the fact that He is the Creator and the Absolute?

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Chanting Durood For Mundane Purposes

I watch your program "Deen-o-Danish" and I learn a lot from it. I wish that all the people can learn Islam in the right way. I have a question, if someone reads drood shariff 100 times or more to get their wishes, is it allowed in Islam?

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Meaning Of Aal-I Muhammad

What do the terms aal-i Muhammad and aal-i Ibrahim occurring in the durood (prayer for blessing) refer to?

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