Actual Opinion

Friday, 04 January 2019

Doing Sholawah for the Ummi Prophet

At one of the night during the recitaiton, we had been informed that Allah swt actually had already prepared a very huge grace for the people who are committed and still on the path to struggle for the glory of Tawheed words. Such a huge grace from Allah swt which had been prepared, so it can make someone who is able to see it unconscious.

Because of such huge grace, then we all had been asked to do many sholawah for the prophet. But, the question is: which type of sholawah?

Today, we found out that there are so many type of sholawah for the prophet Mohammed saw, and all of them were coming from the hadith which had been declared as shahih. But, most of us do not understand the purpose and intention of each type of sholawah.

إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ ۚ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا صَلُّوا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوا تَسْلِيمًا
“Indeed, Allah confers blessing upon the Prophet, and His angels [ask Him to do so]. O you who have believed, ask [ Allah to confer] blessing upon him and ask [ Allah to grant him] peace.” (QS 33:56)

Which type of sholawah do we have to do in answering such instruction from Allah swt as stated above? The prophet Mohammed saw had been ever taught his disciples to do sholawah as below:

اَللّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى سَيِّدِ نَا مُحَمَّد وَعَلى الِ سَيِّدِ نَا مُحَمَّد عَبْدِكَ وَرَسُوْلِكَ نَبِيِّ الْاُ مِّيِّ وَعَلى الِهِ وَ صَحْبِهِ وَ سَلَّمْ
“O Allah our God, please bestow prosperity to our leader Mohammed and his relatives, Your Servant and Your Messenger, The Ummi prophet with all of his families, his companions may all of them bestowed with safety.”

That was the sholawah which had ever being taught by the prophet. If that sholawah will always be repeatedly dhikr in our qalb (heart), so then our qalb will always do the sholawah, then in the afterlife Rasulullah saw will recognize us from the qalb which always be repeatedly doing sholawah. That was the type of sholawah which had been ever taught by the prophet, and also that type of sholawah which will be used as an identification code to recognize that someone is part and follower of Mohammed saw’s ummah or not.

After we passed away, does our qalb which always be doing dhikr will also die? The answer is No. the qalb of a human will not die, it will live eternally even after we passed away. So, if our qalb is always doing dhikr, then it will be repeatedly doing dhikr forever after we passed away. That what was said as qalbun salim (qalb which is Safe – Islam).

As for the other type of sholawah those ones are not the type which is intended for the identification code of ummah of Mohammed saw in the afterlife. So, please do not make a mistake to select, we shall do the sholawah in our qalb that had ever been taught by Rasulullah saw, not the other type of sholawah.

Whoever with true sincerity in his heart doing sholawah to the prophet saw, then all of the goodness from its sholawah will return back as goodness for himself. There is no greater gratitude for the grace from Allah swt, except with doing sholawah to His Messenger. (AK/ST)