There are three levels of sending salutations to the Prophet ﷺ
1) Gaining the shafa’ah of the Prophet by sending salawat 10 times in the day & 10 times in the night. The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said,
Whoever says salutation upon me 10 times in the morning & 10 times in the night, therefore he is obliged to be given my intercession in Yawm al Qiyama. [Imām al Tabaranī]
2) Sending salawat 200 times in a day (100 in the morning, 100 in the night). Allah will grant our hajat, 70 in this Dunya & 30 in the Akhira. This is what related by Imām Abū Mūsā al Madinī with a hasan sanad. Imām Dāruqutnī related differently by saying sending salawat 100 times, Allah will grant 100 hajat in Dunya & Akhira. But the bottom line is that by sending lots of salawat, Allah will grant one’s wishes in Dunya & Akhira.
3) If you want to have the vision of our Master salla Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam & be amongst the sālihīn, send salawat not less than 500 times. Shaytan would whisper that 500 is too much. But in reality, it’s an easy thing to do. After every fard salat, say
a) [verse 33:56] “Inna Allaha wa mala`ikatahu yu saloon ala anNabi, ya ayyuha allatheena amanoo salloo AAalayhi wasallimoo taslimā.”,
b) “Muhammad” 3 times & then
c) “Allahumma salli ‘alayh” 100 times.
At least do it for 40 days with istiqama (consistency) to gain his vision.
— Al Habīb Kadhim as-Saqqāf hafizu Llah –