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Sending blessings upon the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) after the iqaamah

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Is it permissible to read ‘as-salaah al-ibraheemiyyah’ and send blessings on the prophet, peace be upon him, after iqamah is called? Is this an occasion of sending blessings on the prophet, peace be upon him? Did Ibn Al-Qayyim mention this time when he mentioned the timings of sending blessings on our beloved prophet, peace be upon him?.

Praise be to Allaah.

The majority of scholars are of the view that it is mustahabb to send blessings upon the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) after the iqaamah, as after the adhaan, and that it is mustahabb to repeat after the one who saying the iqaamah, then to say the du’aa’: Allahumma Rabba hadhihi’l-da’wah… (O Allaah, Lord of this call …) 

This is the view of the majority of Hanafis, and is the view of the Shaafa’is and Hanbalis. Among contemporary scholars, it is the view of the scholars of the Standing Committee for Issuing Fatwas; Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz; and Shaykh al-Albaani (may Allaah have mercy on him). 

Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) mentioned this (i.e., after the iqaamah) as being one of the situations in which blessings should be sent upon the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), in his book Jala’ al-Afhaam fi Fadl al-Salaati wa’l-Salaami ‘ala Khayr al-Anaam (p. 441-445). 

Some of the Hanafis are of the view that repeating after the muezzin then sending blessings upon the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and saying this du’aa’ applies only to the adhaan, and it is not mustahabb to do that in the case of the iqaamah. Among contemporary scholars, this view was favoured by Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him). 

This has been discussed in the answer to question no. 111791. This is one of the matters that are subject to ijtihaad. We favour the view that repeating after the muezzin, then sending blessings upon the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) then saying the du’aa “Allaahumma Rabba hadhihi’l-da’wat il-taammah…” applies only to the adhaan. 

And Allaah knows best.

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