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Sending Salutations of Peace upon the Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) is Lawful
Question:

If sending salutations of peace is a good innovation, then is it permissible to forbid the people from sending salutations of peace upon the noble Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam)?
Answer:

Sending blessings and salutations of peace upon our Messenger, and upon his brothers, the Prophets is not a good innovation, as the questioner says, in fact they are both lawful, based upon sound evidences. Therefore, it is not permissible to forbid the people from doing so, unless it is done in a way which was not done during the time of the righteous Companions or the Tabiin, such as the practice of saying it aloud after the Adhan, as if it were part of the Adhan, or such as the gathering of people at specific times, expressly for the purpose of sending prayers and salutations upon the Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam), since this has not been reported from our righteous ancestors. Performing them in this way is therefore the innovation which is detested and which has no basis (in the Sunnah). And may the peace and blessings be upon our Prophet, Muhammad and upon his family and Companions.

Permanent Committee for Research and Verdicts
Fatawa Islamiyah Vol. 1 Page 285
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