Originally Posted by Rashad
The "durood" is a blessing upon the prophet -s.a.a.w.- that is flawed by structure and expression, as it asks for a blessing to the prophet and then says that the blessing on the prophet should save us. Blessings on the prophet is not a saving tool, and to use it as an instrument of intercession automatically makes it flawed linguistically.
More importantly, it has never been mentioned in any books of sunna or ever had a narration chain, correct or falsified, which is by necessity means it is rejected and should not be used.
This durood has only been mentioned in books of sufi mythology and groups as the sources quoted below show:
In the book “مناهل الحسنات" we find a story taken from the book "فجر منير" of Imam ibn Fakihani (رحمه الله).
Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa, Madrassah In'aamiyyah
So only sufi promoting or supporting sources would mention this duaa.
Third and Finally, repetition of a duaa for a worldly affair has been told to us by the prophet -s.a.a.w.- to be no more than 3 or 7. When someone is in great dire need, by simple istighfar or making a desperate call to Allah for help truthfully from the heart is enough to bring immediate sustenance and saving from the calamity.
I suggest sister zana that you pray two rakaat and make duaa istikhara on what you should do (lawyer for example), and then salatul HHaaja (prayer of need) and that's it, follow then Gossamar's advice and try to address your situation with calm critical thinking knowing that God will help you now that you invoked him AND are paying attention to the situation at hand. Count on Allah and focus your time on dealing with the situation as you should, and trust that Allah will guide you through the hardship to leave nothing but benefit for you in the end.
May Allah help you through it.
Originally Posted by Aabirusabeel
That by its definition is against what the prophet said, because it suggests that there are duaa's that can be given to those sufis by inspiration, and the inspiration has already been held since the passing of the prophet. It is not of Ahlu Sunnah beliefs to even regard the word sufi in any way other than "innovation, rather than "beneficial". It is better however that we do not go into this otherwise it will invoke an unnecessary argument.