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Durood and salawaat

Fatwaa ID: 1178

Asalāmu ‘alaykum. Is saying Sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasalam a durūd?
Basically, is durūd and Salawāt the same thing? ^ that any Salawāt will suffice to be considered durūd?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

  1. Yes. Saying صلى الله عليه وسلم is a durood. It is one of the shortest and easiest forms of durood. It combines both, Salaah and Salaam.
  2. Durood is the Farsi equivalent of salawaat. They are both the same. They both refer to sending salutations and blessings upon Nabi ﷺ.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

10/29/1444 AH – 05/19/2023 CE | AMG1-3082

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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