336. Reward of reciting salutation (Salawaat) on the progeny of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) after reciting salutation on him

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أَبِی ره قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا عَلِیُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِیمَ عَنْ أَبِیهِ عَنْ عَلِیِّ بْنِ مَعْبَدٍ عَنْ وَاصِلِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ سِنَانٍ عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ص ذَاتَ یَوْمٍ لِأَمِیرِ الْمُؤْمِنِینَ ع أَ لَا أُبَشِّرُکَ قَالَ بَلَی بِأَبِی أَنْتَ وَ أُمِّی فَإِنَّکَ لَمْ تَزَلْ مُبَشِّراً بِکُلِّ خَیْرٍ فَقَالَ أَخْبَرَنِی جَبْرَائِیلُ آنِفاً بِالْعَجَبِ فَقَالَ أَمِیرُ الْمُؤْمِنِینَ ع وَ مَا الَّذِی أَخْبَرَکَ یَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ص قَالَ أَخْبَرَنِی أَنَّ الرَّجُلَ مِنْ أُمَّتِی إِذَا صَلَّی عَلَیَّ وَ أَتْبَعَ بِالصَّلَاهِ عَلَیَّ أَهْلَ بَیْتِی فُتِّحَتْ لَهُ أَبْوَابُ السَّمَاءِ وَ صَلَّتْ عَلَیْهِ الْمَلَائِکَهُ سَبْعِینَ صَلَاهً وَ أَنَّهُ لِلذَّنْبِ حَطّاً ثُمَّ تَحَاتَّتْ عَنْهُ الذُّنُوبُ کَمَا تَحَاتَّتِ الْوَرَقُ مِنَ الشَّجَرِ وَ یَقُولُ اللَّهُ تَبَارَکَ وَ تَعَالَی لَبَّیْکَ عَبْدِی وَ سَعْدَیْکَ یَا مَلَائِکَتِی أَنْتُمْ تُصَلُّونَ عَلَیْهِ سَبْعِینَ صَلَاهً وَ أَنَا أُصَلِّی عَلَیْهِ سَبْعَمِائَهِ صَلَاهٍ فَإِذَا صَلَّی عَلَیَّ وَ لَمْ یُتْبِعْ بِالصَّلَاهِ عَلَیَّ أَهْلَ بَیْتِی کَانَ بَیْنَهَا وَ بَیْنَ السَّمَاءِ سَبْعُونَ حِجَاباً وَ یَقُولُ اللَّهُ جَلَّ جَلَالُهُ لَا لَبَّیْکَ وَ لَا سَعْدَیْکَ یَا مَلَائِکَتِی لَا تُصْعِدُوا دُعَاءَهُ إِلَّا أَنْ یُلْحِقَ بِالنَّبِیِّ عِتْرَتَهُ فَلَا یَزَالُ مَحْجُوباً حَتَّی یُلْحِقَ بِی أَهْلَ بَیْتِی.


1. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates that one day the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) asked Amirul Momineen (a.s.), “Should I give you a glad-tiding?” He replied, “May my parents be sacrificed on you, only you give the good news every time.” The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “A few moments ago, Jibraeel told me with surprise that one who recites salutations on my progeny after reciting salutation on me, the doors of heaven will be opened for him. Angels recite seventy salutations on that person. Surely, his sins vanish like dry leaves fall off from a tree. Allah says, ‘O My servant! Your supplications are accepted and you are fortunate. O angels! Recite seventy salutations on him and I will recite seven hundred salutations on him’.” The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) went on to say, “One who recites salutation on me but does not do so on my progeny there are seventy veils between that salutation and heaven. The Almighty Allah tells him, ‘There is no reply or fortune for you. O angels do not bring his supplication to Me if he does not supplement his salutation on the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) with the salutation on his holy progeny’. If one does not join the salutation on my Ahle Bayt along with mine his prayers will remain in the veil (unanswered) forever.”