Salam. I have a question about Bashair al Khayrat. Is it authentic? I began reciting it last year and out of love shared it with my family. I emailed it to my aunt and she showed it to someone and they told her its bidah because it had the shaykh’s name.
It is a book of Salawat on the Prophet (s) so it is part of fulfilling the Divine and Prophetic obligation to bless the Prophet in every way possible. Allah Most High said, “Believers, bless him and greet him abundantly” and the Prophet (s) said to make ijtihad, meaning to do one’s best efforts, in sending blessings upon him. These are commands upon Muslims until the Day of Resurrection.
Hajj Gibril Haddad