There is a very helpful feature built into Microsoft Word as explained in a video by Sh. Mikaeel Ahmed Smith. This can especially be helpful if you write Islamic articles, essays, research papers, etc. in Microsoft Word. The basic steps are as follows:
- Open Microsoft Word
- Type fdfa where you want to put the darood
- Hold down the ALT key and then press down on the X key
- Now fdfa should automatically switch to ﷺ
I found a really neat Google chrome extension called Text Blaze that lets me send salah on the Prophet ﷺ automatically by simply typing in the command “/saw”. Whenever I type that command in Chrome, it automatically converts it to ﷺ. You can make the command words whatever you like. You can download the instructions for it here. The instructions given on the site are not related to this topic but you can follow the same directions and just change the shortcut to the salah/darood.
Android and iPhone
Follow the commands below to send darood/salah on the Prophet (ﷺ) on your smart phone! Copy this first: ﷺ