Greeting the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) at his grave

Question: Did the Sahaabah (Companions of the Prophet) use to stand when greeting the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)? When is it permissible to greet the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) while standing? If greeting him while standing is permissible at the blessed Rawdah (the area between the Prophet’s pulpit and grave), why it is not permissible if a person is away from it?

Answer: Standing in an upright position beside the grave of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) when greeting him with peace is not for the sake of paying salutation to measure against it the necessity of standing up when greeting him at any other place… read more here.

Ruling on standing up when greeting the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)

Question: Did the Sahaabah (Companions of the Prophet, may Allaah be pleased with them) forbid the people from standing to greet the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)?

Answer: It was never the habit of the Sahaabah (may Allaah be pleased with them) to stand up when greeting the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), when visiting his grave, or at any other time… read more here.

Permissibility of sending peace and blessings on the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)

Question: If paying salutation is Bid‘ah (innovation in religion), can we prevent people from invoking Allaah’s peace and blessings upon the honorable Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)?

Answer: Invoking Allaah’s peace and blessings upon our Prophet and his fellow Prophets is not Bid‘ah as was mentioned by the questioner. They are lawful acts as evident from the previously stated proofs… read more here.

Greeting the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) more than once

Question: Some people believe that it is obligatory to invoke peace and blessings upon the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) once in their lifetime and anything that exceeds this is Mustahab (desirable).

Answer: Invoking Allaah’s peace and blessings upon the Prophet is Fard (obligatory, based on a definitive text), for Allaah’s Command in His Saying (Exalted be He)… read more here.

Ruling on invoking blessings on the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) aloud and making collective Du`aa’ after Salaah

Question: What is the Islaamic ruling on the following: Invoking peace and blessings upon the Prophet aloud after the congregational Salaah (Prayers), making Du`aa’ (supplication) collectively after offering Salaah, reciting a Hizb (a 60th portion of the Qur’aan) collectively, singing in different styles, and praying behind a blind Imaam who sometimes makes mistakes in recitation?

Answer: Firstly, invoking peace and blessing upon the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is greatly rewarded and enjoined by Allaah (Exalted be He) in the Glorious Qur’aan. Additionally, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) encourages Muslims to conduct this practice as it entails double reward based on the Prophet’s (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) Hadeeth… read more here.