Originally Posted by Nitro Zeus
وعلیکم السلام ورحمتہ اللہ وبرکاتہ
There are numerous types of Darood like Darood Noor, Darood Shifa, Darood Taaj, Darood Shaafi, Darood Muqaddas etc etc, almost all of them are from pious people who used to recite different darood sharif and suggested others to recite them. Depending on the level of understanding, and avoiding the words of shirk if any in those, one can recite all of them, with the intention of showing love for our beloved Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم) and of course there are blessings with the very remembrance of beloved Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم).
But what is taught by our beloved Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم) is "Darood Ibrahimi".
There are many Hadiths stating that the prophet told his companions to say it in the prayer (i.e. in Salah), and state the actual words of it.
"O Allaah, send prayers upon Muhammad and upon the family of Muhammad, as You sent prayers upon Ibraaheem and upon the family of Ibraaheem; You are indeed Worthy of Praise, Full of Glory. O Allaah, send blessings upon Muhammad and upon the family of Muhammad as You sent blessings upon Ibraaheem and upon the family of Ibraaheem; You are indeed Worthy of Praise, Full of Glory". [Bukhari sharif]
So there should be no question about it, that whatever is taught and told by the Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم), nothing can surpass that. May Allah SWT give us strength and taufeeq to recite Darood e Ibrahimi every day in abundance, Ameen.