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Why do Shias include descendants of Hazrat Muhammad Saww when blessing him.

بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

It is obvious that the holy Prophet himself taught Muslims to bless him. When the following verse was revealed:

"Surely Allah and His angels bless the Prophet; O, ye who believe! Call for (Divine) blessings on him and salute him with a (becoming) salutation." (33:50),

the Muslims asked the Prophet, "How shall we salute you?"

- "Don't salute me incompletely," the Prophet answered.

-"How, then, shall we salute you?" they repeated.

- "Say," he replied, "O Lord, bless your apostle Muhammad and his descendants."[1]

Saluting Muhammad's descendants is so important that Shafi'i, in his famous poem says:

"O descendants of our holy Prophet! Loving you is a precept recommended by God in the Qur'an. Of the importance and elevation of your position it suffices to say that whoever salutes you not, has performed no prayers."[2]

[1] Ibn Hajar, Al-Sawa'iq al-Muhriqah,

book 11, chap. 1, p. 146;

al-Durr al-Manthur, vol. 5; commenting on verse 56 of Chapter al-Ahzab, the traditionists as well as the authors of Sihah and Masanid (anthologies of traditions) such as 'Abd al-Razzaq,

Ibn Abi-Shaybah,







Ibn Majah,

Ibn Mardawayh-all quoted similar statements from Ibn 'Ajrah, who himself quoted from the Holy Prophet.

[1] Ibn Hajar,

Al-Sawa'iq al-Muhriqah, book 11, p. 148;

al-Shabrawi, al-Ithaf, p. 29;

al-Hamzawi al-Maliki,

Mashariq al-Anwar, p. 88; al-Zarqani,

al-Mawahib, p. 119;

Sabban, al-Is'af, p.119.

رَبَّنَا تَقَبَّلْ مِنَّا إِنَّكَ أَنتَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَّآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَّعَجِّلْ فَرَجَهُمْ

وَالْعَنْ أَعْدَائَهُمْ اَجْمَعِيْن

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التماس دعا

فی امان لله


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