Some of the most prominent advantages of the act of As-Salatu alan-n-Nabi as per the Prophetic Sayings are:
1. Closeness To The Holy Prophet PBUH On the Final Day
Hazrat Abdullah ibn Ma’sud (R.A) narrates that Sayyidina Rasulullah ﷺ said:
“On the day of Qiyamah the person closest to me will be the one who has sent the most Durood unto me.” (Tirmidhi)
The above mentioned Hadith highlights the remarkable standing of Durood e Pak in a believer`s life that it will eventually lead to attaining nearness to the Messenger ﷺ of God on the Day of Resurrection and get benefited from His Mercy and Intercession.
2. Presentation of Durood to Prophet PBUH On Friday
Friday is the most revered and blessed day of the week in Islam, which is even mentioned in the Holy Quran. This day encloses the greatest virtues in gaining the blessings of Allah through different modes of worship like Jummuah prayer and reciting Surah Kahf, and other prayers like Durood Sharif.
“On Fridays, send Durood abundantly on me, as it is presented before me.” (Abu Dawud)
So, Salawat sent on the Holy Prophet ﷺ on the auspicious day of Friday results in great reward in the form of getting prominent near Rasulullah ﷺ as He receives them Himself.
3. Raising of One`s Status By Ten Times
Abdullah bin `Amr bin Al-`As (R.A) reported: I heard the Messenger ﷺ of Allah saying:
“Whoever supplicates Allah to exalt for me, Allah would exalt him ten times.”(Muslim)
It means that carrying out of Durood e Pak brings about elevation in a Muslim`s rank near Allah SWT by ten times.
In short, Durood e Pak is solely done for asking Allah SWT to bestow His Blessings and Mercy on His Messenger ﷺ in order to show one`s reverence and gratitude for Rasulullah`s ﷺ services to the Religion of Islam. It not only completes the Prophet`s ﷺ right of honor but also results in getting many of bounties and rewards for God, the Exalted in this world and in the hereafter.