The Etiquette’s of Reading ..DUROOD SHAREEF
The place where the Durood Shareef is to be read should be clean.
It is more superior to be in a state of ablution [Wudhu] while reciting the Durood Shareef.
The clothes of the reciter should be clean and free from all impurity.If possible, one should have sweet fragrance around the place.
The person should not be involved in worldly talks.
The reciter should try and understand the meaning of the Durood Shareef.
It should be read with utmost humility and respect.
It is better to sit in the Tashahudd position as you would sit when in Salaah and recite the Durood Shareef with concentration and the respect due to it.
Brief Durood Shareef :
ִSal-lal-Laahu ‘Alaieh Wa Sal-lam
By reading this brief Durood Shareef ‘Sal-lal-Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sal-lam’ abundantly, the Lateefa’-e- Qalb is activated.The way to read is this, that while repeating Durood Shareef,turn your face in the direction of Rauza-e-Rasool [Mausoleum] of the Beloved Holy Prophet (ִSallal-Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sal-lam) and in your heart think,I am present at Rauza-e-Aqdas [Sacred Mausoleum] of Rasool Al-Laah (ִSal -lal-Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sal-lam). And the grace and bounty from Allaah Kareem Jal-la Shaanahu is going into the blessed heart of Rasool-e-Kareem (ִSal-lal-Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sal-lam). And from the Sacred heart of Rasool-e-Kareem (ִSal-lal-Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sal-lam) it is pouring into my heart like a stream of water like water on your heart.
(This Durood Shareef must be read with full attention in your heart).
Excerpt-Auraad e Mashaa’ikh by Hazrat Allaamah Kaukab Noorani Okarvi