Should I Respond With Salawat After Hearing the Prophet’s Name in a Video?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat


Should I respond with blessings on the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) after hearing his name in a video?


I pray you are well.

Yes, you should. In general, it is obligatory to send blessings on the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) once if his name is mentioned in a gathering or during an activity – such as watching a video in which he is mentioned. Beyond that, it is highly recommended to send as many blessings on him as one can, and after each time his name is mentioned. [Ibn ‘Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar]

One of the Greatest Deeds

This is one of the greatest of deeds; a combination of dua, dhikr, and direct obedience to a command of Allah. Make it a regular practice that you do not neglect. The matter is as the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Whoever forgets the blessings on me has missed the way to the Garden.“ [Ibn Maja]

May Allah makes our lives fragrant with the blessings on the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace).

[Shaykh] Abdul-Rahim
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with many erudite scholars. In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (Usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Quranic recital and he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Quranic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.