إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا صَلُّوا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوا تَسْلِيمًاThe Prophet (saw) said:
Allah and His angels bless the Prophet. O Believers, invoke blessings and peace on him. (Qur'an 33:56)
"May his nose be robbed in the dust, one in whose presence I am mentioned and he does not send blessings upon me." (Hasan by Tirmidhi, 3545)The Prophet (saw) said:
"The miser is the one in whose presence I am mentioned and he does not send blessings upon me." (Hasan by Tirmidhi, 3546)The Prophet (saw) said:
مَنْ صَلَّى عَلَيَّ وَاحِدَةً صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ عَشْرًاThe Prophet (saw) said:
Whoever sends blessings upon me once will have Allah send blessings upon him ten times. (Muslim, 408)
مَا مِنْ أَحَدٍ يُسَلِّمُ عَلَيَّ إِلَّا رَدَّ اللَّهُ عَلَيَّ رُوحِي حَتَّى أَرُدَّ عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامَ
There are none of you who send peace upon me except that Allah returns my spirit so that I can return his greeting of peace. (Abu Dawud, 2041)
وَأَجَابُوا عَنِ الْأَحَادِيثِ بِأَنَّهَا خَرَجَتْ مَخْرَجَ الْمُبَالَغَةِ فِي تَأْكِيدِ ذَلِكَ وَطَلَبِهِ وَفِي حَقِّ مَنِ اعْتَادَ تَرْكَ الصَّلَاةِ عَلَيْهِ دَيْدَنًاIbn Al-Qayyim adds the additional considerations that indicate it cannot be obligatory:
The scholars responded to those who use these traditions to indicate an obligation by saying that these traditions are rhetorical in confirming and emphasizing sending blessings upon the Prophet, and they are addressed to those who habitually abandon sending blessings upon him.
Source: Fath ul-Bari 11/169
أنه من المعلوم الذي لا ريب فيه أن السلف الصالح الذين هم القدوة لم يكن أحدهم كلما ذكر النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم يقرن الصلاة عليه باسمه وهذا في خطابهم للنبي أكثر من أن يذكر فإنهم كانوا يقولون يا رسول الله مقتصرين على ذلك
It is known beyond doubt that the salaf as-salih who are our example, would not send blessings upon the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, every time his name is mentioned. This happened a number of times when they addressed him. They would say, "O Messenger of Allah," and limit it to that.
Source: Jala Al-Afham 1/393
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