I dream of defending shalawat nariyah. In my dream someone said that that shalawat is bid’ah then I defend it. But in realty I never know about shalawat nariyah. I never heard it before. I just knew about shalawat nariyah after I wake up from that dream and then I search it on internet. What is that mean? Should I practice that shalawat? If so, how should I do it? Please give me advise.
اللهم صلي صلاةً كاملة وسلم سلاما تاما على سيدنا محمد الذي تنحل به العقد، وتتفرج به الكرب، وتقضى به الحوائج ، وتنال به الرغائب، وحسن الخواتيم ويستسقى الغمام بوجهه الكريم وعلى آله وصحبه في كل لمحة ونفس
“Allahumma salli salatan kamilatan wa sallim salaman tamman `ala sayyidina Muhammadini’Lladhi tanhallu bihi ‘l-`uqadu wa tanfariju bihi ‘l-qurabu wa taqda bihi ‘l-hawaiju wa tunalu bihi ‘r-raghaibu wa husnu ‘l-khawatimi wa yustasqa ‘l-ghamamu bi-wajhihi ‘l-karimi wa `ala alihi wa sahbihi fi kulli lamhatin wa nafasin bi `adadi kulli ma`lumin lak”
This salawat sharifah is essentially a supplication, which is meritorious to recite, and is great in virtue. The meaning of it is:
“O Allah! Bestow complete blessings and perfect peace on Sayyidina Muhammad and for his sake may all our difficulties be removed, all calamities and agonies prevented; all needs fulfilled; all our cherished desires obtained; and a felicitous end to earthly life attained (with iman); and (give us) rain-showering clouds through the generous countenance of the Prophet, and (bestow blessings and peace as well) on his family and companions in every moment and every breath, as many times as is in Your Knowledge (that is, unlimited blessings).”
This du`a has countless and untold blessings. Defending it is a sign of true faith on the `aqidah of Ahl as-Sunnah wa’l-Jama`ah and belief in the enormous mercy and grace that attends our Beloved Prophet Sayyidina Muhammad (s) for whose sake the Creator created all things, known and unknown, in this world and the next, and for whose sake Allah swt may relieve burdens, uplift the distressed, and cause the rain to fall, and none of which is shirk at all but is true belief, for taking the Prophet (s) as a means in du`a is an important sunnah taught by our beloved Prophet (s) and practiced by his four caliphs and the Successors and later generations of Muslims.
And this dream is a sign that you have acceptance in the Divine Presence as a lover of the Prophet (s) and that you will attain the station of defender of the faith against the innovations of the innovators who declare what is permissible forbidden and worse, consider it idolatry. With the power the shaykhs dress you from their own power and knowledge, you will be successful in opposing the people of innovation and exaggerated and false pride in their tawhid.
reviewed and approved by Shaykh Hisham Kabbani