The Mercies of Allah Most High on those recite Durood
It is related in Waseelatul Udhma: The individual who sneezes and says: Alhamdullillahi ala kulli haalin maa kaana min haalin and then recites Durood on Me and My progeny, Allah Most High creates a bird from that person’s left nostril, bigger than a fly and smaller than a locust, which flies under the ‘Arsh (of the Lord Almighty) and says: O Allah! Forgive the person who glorifies You and sends greetings on Your Prophet.
This is related by Ibn Bashkawaal.
Imam Sakhawi (May Allah shower His Mercy on him) has written in Al Qaul Ul Bad’ee that the chain of narration of this Hadith is sufficiently reasonable yet there is Yazeed bin Abi Zyad about whom most have composed that he is a weakly-authenticated narrator. However Imam Muslim (May Allah shower His Mercy on him) has related Hadith from him underneath other Hadith.
Now, some discussions are being related here. If the readers keep them in mind, it is hoped that they would succeed at many (such) places.
The first discussion :
It might be that some people are thinking how a bird could be born out of words. The answer to this is that we have never thought on these lines. Apart from believing in the Power of the Lord Almighty, there is such a process before our very eyes which is answering to this.
Just think of it. The food that we consume every day – it produces blood, etc. and some other bodily fluids are produced which help humans reproduce. Just have a look at them. What connection do vegetables, etc. have with humankind that they reproduce with their help?
In the same way, many other strengths of the body depend on food although they don’t have anything to share.
Thus on careful looking, we can get many examples which show that for something to be born of something, it is not at all necessary that they should be of the same species. Frankly, if we hadn’t seen some things, people would never believe them. For e.g., if someone says: Today a child was born of grain and vegetables, we will not understand although the same is true in a sense. Even this understanding is through sight, otherwise our minds wouldn’t accept it either.
This shows that our intellects are dependent on sight. Without it, they can take a single step forward and can never take us to our destinations….
The second discussion :
It might be that people are astonished at the size of the angel. We should see at what this astonishment is directed? Is it at the creation of the angel or its existence per se?
There cannot be the possibility of doubt about creation as with respect to creation, the smallest thing and the biggest thing are equal, as there only the command of Kun is need and nothing else. Thus, Allah Most High says in the Holy Quran:
Then when Allah Most High has created it, then its existence is also proved. Considering it to be against logic is itself a logical flaw.
The third discussion :
That Qustullani (May Allah shower His Mercy on him) has said about some Hadith that … signs of fabrication are apparent in them, it is clear that they are actually fabricated. This is a discussion of the science of Hadith and we have written a book on this: Al Kalaam Ul Marfoo’ Fee Maa Yata ‘Allaqu bil hadeethil Maudoo’ and in that we have proved from the clarification of the Hadith experts that words such as these cannot be taken as proof that the Hadith is truly fabricated.