Faith Friday: Salawat

"Allah and His angels send blessings on the Prophet:
O you that believe! Send your blessings on him, and salute him with all respect."
(Holy Qur'an, Surah Al 'Ahzab, verse 56)

The Holy Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wa salaam) said : 
"Increase your recitation of salawat on me on Friday because on this day Angels present themselves to me. There is no servant of Allah who recites salawat upon me, except that his voice reaches me from wherever he is". The Companions asked, "Even after your death?" "He replied, "Yes after my death too, because Allah has made it Haraam upon the earth to consume the bodies of the Prophets".
{Recorded by Imam Tabarani (r) as narrated by Abu Darda (r)}

How can we benefit from saying the salawat?
Umar radi Allahu anhu said, “Duaa is suspended between heaven and earth
 and none of it is taken up until you send blessings upon your Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wa salaam)”
{At-Tirmidhi, Hasan Al-Albani}

More benefits and virtues of the salawat