Are We Required to Send Prayers upon the Prophet When Reciting His Name in the Quran?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch


Should I say “Allah bless him and give him peace” after mentioning the Prophet’s name (Allah bless him and give him peace) when reading the Quran?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

When reciting the Prophet’s name in the Quran, one is not required to send prayers to him (may Allah bless him and give him peace).

Reciting the Quran in its proper order without breaking up the recitation is better than sending blessings on the Prophet (may Allah bless him and give him peace) mid-recitation. [Ibn Mazah, al-Muhit al-Burhani]

However, once one is finished reciting the Quran, they should send blessings on the Prophet (may Allah bless him and give him peace) – although not required.  [Ibid.]

Hope this helps

Allah knows best

[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch teaches Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he completed four years at the Darul Uloom Seminary in New York, where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences. He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he stayed for three years studying in Dar Al-Mustafa under some of the greatest scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib. In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Qur’an and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Qur’anic exegesis, Islamic history, and several texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.