After reciting Durood Shareef (Allah Humma Salle Ala Muhammadin, and Allahumma Barik Ala), should we say our Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam's full name? Because, as we know, we should always pronounce His full name whenever we hear or say His name. In Durood Shareef, we say Allah Humma Salle Ala Muhammadin, and we actually say our Prophet's name. So, when we finish reciting Durood Shareef (not in between when reciting), should we say His full name too?

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    The full name of our prophet is Durood so you don't need to say full name of our prophet because you are already reciting Durood.
    – Murtaza
    Commented Aug 9, 2014 at 3:52
  • I thought the Durood Shareef is about praising our Prophet Muhammad SAW, not His name. Am I wrong?
    – user8178
    Commented Aug 10, 2014 at 21:45
  • I am not saying Durood is praising for our Prophet Muhammad's name I am saying the last part after Prophet Muhammad which is (SAW) is same as reciting Durood so if you are reciting Durood then you don't need to mention full name of Our Prophet (SAW).
    – Murtaza
    Commented Aug 11, 2014 at 4:17

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The full name of our beloved prophet(pbuh) is Abū al-Qāsim Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib ibn Hāshim (Source Wiki)

Did you ever hear that before? I just copy pasted it.

Major misconception is that "Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam" is the extension of his name.

Sall + allahu + Alaihi + Wasallam = May Blessings + of Allah + be on him + along with peace.(1)

Durood = Asking allah to send blessings upon Prophet(pbuh).

So, the above (1) Durood is the smallest of all the Durood. You don't have to say the full name of Prophet Muhammad(pbuh) but you should know this....

Cursed be the person in whose presence my name is mentioned and he does not send Salawat(Durood) on me. Tirmidhi. (Source Salawat Meaning)

Hence, it is highly advisable to say, Durood(the smallest Durood Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) after hearing his name.

To your question, you're already reading a big Durood(Durood-E-Ibrahim) salah(Namaz), then why the small Durood?

May the creator guide us all.

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