Darud al Taj

August 6, 2006

The Darud al Taj or “Invocation of the Crown” was compiled by Shaykh Abî Bakr ibn Sâlim (rahmatullah alayh) the Great Paternal Grandfather of Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz. A dear teacher and Shaykh informed me this Salawat is included in Habib `Umar’s own compilation of Awrad, which his Murids carry with them.

The transliteration and translation can be found at;




A rendition of the Darud can be found at;



The Darud al Taj was attacked by some in British India and a Fatwa was issued that it contained Shirkiyah statements (contaminated with shirk). It stated that spreading the teaching of Durood al Taj to the masses is like giving them lethal poison, because many people will become victims of contaminated shirk beliefs and thus causes one to be destroyed. May Allah protect us from such people and their whisperings, Ameen.



This Fatwa resulted in the famous caliph of Haji Imdadullah Muhajir Makki (rahmatullah alayh); Mawlana Karamatullah writing a letter to Sayyidi Hadrat Imām Aĥmad RiĎā Khān (rahmatullah alayh)  about ‘Durud al-Taj’, in which the Prophet Muhammad صلي الله عليه و سلم was referred to as ‘Dafi al-Bala’ or the ‘a guard from befalling calamities’. Whereupon receiving this letter the Imam wrote an epistle on the Prophet صلي الله عليه و سلم as the protection and guard of the Ummah entitled, ‘Ikmal al-Tamah ala shirki sawa bi al-Umur al-Aamah’ also known as ‘al-Amnu wa al-Ula’ in which he collected three hundred Hadith on the permissibility of calling him by this name and mentioning sixty verses from the Holy Quran in his work.

Alhamdulillah the epistle is in the stage of being translated into English and there are plans to translate it into Arabic. The Original work is available online at




One Response to “Darud al Taj”

  1. almiskeenah Says:

    Assalamu alaikum
    Jazakukullah for this enlightening site, May Allah Ta’ala continue to bless your efforts. Ameen.
    Wassalamu alaikum

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