Malik, Ahmad, Bukhari, Muslim, Nasa'i, Abu Da'ud, Ibn Majah The people have found it difficult to understand this
On this very basis the Holy Prophet has said: "The angels send darud on him who sends darud on me, as long as he does so On this very basis Hadrat 'Umar bin 'Abdul 'Aziz once wrote to one of his governors, saying: "I hear that some preachers have started using the word salat in respect of their patrons and supporters in the manner of salat 'alas-Nabi

إن الله وملائكته يصلون على النبي ۚ يا أيها الذين آمنوا صلوا عليه وسلموا تسليما

Likewise, the one who pronounced the darud and salat once in his lifetime would be deemed to have done his duty of pronouncing the darud on the Holy Prophet.

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ان الله وملائكته يصلون على النبي ياايها الذين امنو صلو عليه وسلمو تسليما
Melayu - Basmeih : Sesungguhnya Allah dan malaikatNya berselawat memberi segala penghormatan dan kebaikan kepada Nabi Muhammad saw; wahai orangorang yang beriman berselawatlah kamu kepadanya serta ucapkanlah salam sejahtera dengan penghormatan yang sepenuhnya• Therefore, what the Holy Prophet means to say is this: "O Allah, just as You have made the Prophet Abraham the refuge of the followers of aII the Prophets, so You make me also the refuge, so that no one who is a believer in Prophethood, may remain deprived of the grace of believing in my Prophethood
ان الله وملائكته يصلون على النبي ياايها الذين امنو صلو عليه وسلمو تسليما
" Muslim "The one who sends darud on me most often will deserve to remain close to me on the Day of Resurrection" Tirmidhi
صلوا عليه وسلموا تسليما
Obviously, when the word is used in regard to Allah, it cannot be in the third meaning, for it is absolutely inconceivable that Allah should pray to someone else; it can only be used in the first two meanings
" In response to this, the methods of pronouncing Salat and darud that the Holy Prophet taught to many people on different occasions are as follows: Ka'b bin'Ujrah: Allahumma salli ala Muhammad-in wa ala al-i Muhammad-in kama sallaita ala Ibrahima wa ala al-i Ibrahima irmaka Hamidum-Majid, wa barik 'ala Muhammad-in wa ala al-i Muhammad-in kama barakta 'ala Ibrahima wa 'ala al-i Ibrahima innaka Hamid-um-Majid And about the soul of the believer the Holy Prophet gave the news that the angels prayed for him, thus: Sallallahu 'alaika wa ala jasadika
Abu Sa' id Khudri: Allahumma salli ala Muhammad-in abdika wa rasuli-ka kama sallaita 'ala Ibrahima wa barik 'ala Mahammad-in wa 'ala al-i Muhammad-in kama ba rakta ala Ibrahim For example, he prayed for a Companion, thus: Allahumma salli 'ala al Abi Aufa; on the request of Hadrat Jabir bin 'Abdullah's wife, he said: Sallallahu alaihi wa 'ala zaujiki

ان الله وملائكته يصلون على النبي ياايها الذين امنو صلو عليه وسلمو تسليما

Another group holds that it is absolutely wajib to recite it in the Prayer but not necessarily in the tashahhud.

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صلوا عليه وسلموا تسليما
Abu Humaid Sa'idi:Allahumma salli ala Muhammad-in wa azwaji-hi wa dhurriyati-hi kama sallaita ala Ibrahima wa 'ala al-i Ibrhima wa barik ala Muhammad-in wa azwaji-hi wa dhurriyat-hi kama barakta 'ala al-i Ibrahima irmaka Hamid-um-Majid
ان الله وملائكته يصلون على النبي ياايها الذين امنو صلو عليه وسلمو تسليما
As for the word al it dces not merely denote the people of the Holy Prophet's household, but it applies to aII those people who follow him and adopt his way
إن الله وملائكته يصلون على النبي ۚ يا أيها الذين آمنوا صلوا عليه وسلموا تسليما
Imam Shafe' i holds the view that it is obligatory to recite salat on the Prophet during tashahhud in the final sitting of the Prayer, for without it the Prayer would be void