Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel
Is One Allowed to Add a Phrase or a Word to a Durud Sharif?
Yes, one is allowed to formulate one’s own durud.
The proof is the Quranic command, “Allah and His angels send blessings upon the Prophet, O you who believe send blessings upon him….” [Quran, 33:56] is open and unconditional. Therefore, it would be permissible as long the wording and additions are correct.
Many scholars, awliya, and pious individuals of the umma, past, and present, have taken the liberty to formulate their own forms of durud from the heart of the author, in addition to the sunna forms of durud found in the hadith books. The Dala’il al-Khayrat is one of the more famous examples.
As for durud that was taught and mentioned by the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) like Durud Ibrahim, for example, in its various wordings, it is superior to all. However, it does not mean other formulated forms are impermissible.
[Sakhawi, Al-Qawl al-Badi‘]
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[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
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Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally-trained scholar who has studied within UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan and Turkey.
He started his early education in UK. He went onto complete hifz of Qur’an in India, then enrolled into an Islamic seminary in UK where he studied the secular and Alimiyyah sciences. He then travelled to Karachi, Pakistan.
He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for a number of years. He has taught hifz of the Qur’an, Tajwid, Fiqh and many other Islamic sciences to both children and adults onsite and online extensively in UK and Ireland. He was teaching at a local Islamic seminary for 12 years in the UK where he was a librarian and a teacher of Islamic sciences.
He currently resides in UK with his wife. His personal interest is love of books and gardening.