Durood Ibrahim is Afzal Durood, and also called durood shareef. Durood-e-Ibrahimi is considered “Ummus-Salawat”, the ‘Mother of All Duroods’. It is what Holy Prophet (PBUH) recited in his prayer, and Muslims believe he is the last messenger of Allah.
All Durood Sharif are considered equal by the Islamic Scholars; however, no Durood Shareef can be better than that taught by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Himself.
Durood Ibrahim (English & Arabic):
The Durood Ibrahim in English and Arabic is given below.
O Allah, let Your Blessings come upon Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) and the family of Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), as you have blessed Ibrahim and his family. Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious. Allah, bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have blessed Ibrahim and his family. Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious.
Can we recite any other durood shareef in place of durood Ibrahim in our prayer? Or it is obligatory to recite only durood Ibrahimi in our salah?
Yes, it is obligatory to recite durood Ibrahim in our prayer because it is the mother of all Duroods.