Reference: Salīm, ʿAmr ʿAbul-Muniʿim (2006), al-Masāʾil al-ʿIlmiyyah wa al-Fatāwā al-Sharʿiyyah Fatāwā al-Shaykh al-ʿAllāmah Muḥammad Nāṣir al-Dīn al-Albānī fī al-Madīnah wa al-Imārāt, First Edition. Ṭanṭā: Dār al-Ḍiyāʾ.
Question: What is the difference between sending greetings upon the Messenger of Allāh from a country other than al-Madīnah al-Munawwarah and between standing in person in front of his grave?
Response: There is no difference between this or that. It is reported from some of the Ahl al-Bayt that he saw a man sitting next to the grave of the Prophet so he asked him about the reason for his sitting next to it. He said that he did it to send ṣalāh upon the Prophet. So he replied that the ṣalāh of the sender here and the one in Andalus is the same.
Thus from the specialities of the Messenger is that he said: “Indeed Allāh has angels who travel around who convey to me the salām of my Ummah.
As for the ḥadīth:
“Whoever sends ṣalāh upon me… it is conveyed to me, and whoever sends ṣalāh upon me close to me then I hear it.”
This ḥadīth is fabricated and it has no basis.