Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of the sending of blessings from Allah, Exalted and Glorious is He, from the Angels and from the believers upon the Prophet, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, and the meaning of submission
Hadith #1

حدثنا جعفر بن محمد بن مسرور قال: حدثنا الحسين بن محمد بن عامر، قال حدثنا المعلى بن محمد البصري، عن محمد بن جمهور العمي، عن أحمد بن حفص البزاز الكوفي، عن أبيه، عن ابن أبي حمزة، عن أبيه قال: سألت أبا عبد الله عليه السلام عن قول الله عز وجل: " إن الله و ملائكته يصلون على النبي يا أيها الذين آمنوا صلوا عليه وسلموا تسليما " فقال: الصلاة من الله عز وجل رحمة، ومن الملائكة تزكية، ومن الناس دعاء. وأما قوله عز وجل: " وسلموا تسليما " فإنه يعني التسليم له فيما ورد عنه. قال: فقلت له: فكيف نصلي على محمد وآله؟ قال تقولون: صلوات الله وصلوات ملائكته وأنبيائه ورسله وجميع خلقه على محمد وآل محمد والسلام عليه وعليهم ورحمة الله وبركاته، قال: فقلت: فما ثواب من صلى على النبي وآله بهذه الصلاة؟ قال: الخروج من الذنوب والله كهيئته يوم ولدته أمه.

1. We were told by Ja’far bin Muhammed bin Masrur, that he said: We were told by Hussain bin Muhammed bin ‘Amer, that he said: We were told by Mu’alla bin Muhammed al-Basri, from Muhammed bin Jumhour al-‘Ammi, from Ahmad bin Hafs al-Bazzaz al-Kufi, from his father, from Ibn Abi Hamza, from his father, that he said: I asked Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, about the saying of Allah, Exalted and Glorious is He: «Indeed, Allah and His Angels send blessings upon the Prophet. O you who have believed, send blessings upon him and submit to him (in a complete manner of) a submission.» (35:56) He said: The blessings from Allah, Exalted and Glorious is He, is a mercy, and from the Angels, it is a purification, and from the people, it is a prayer. As for the saying of Him, Exalted and Glorious is He: «and submit to him (in a complete manner of) a submission» He indicates submission to him in everything that has been issued of him. He said: Then I said to him: And how do we send blessings upon Muhammed and his Family? He said: You say: «The blessings of Allah, and the blessings of His Angels, Prophets, Messenger and all creation be upon Muhammed and his Family, and peace be upon him and upon them, and so be the mercy of Allah and His benediction.» He said: I then said: And what is the reward of the one who sends blessings upon the Prophet and his Family with this prayer? He said: That one leaves (guilt from) sins, by Allah, like one’s shape on the day his mother gave birth to him.