Salawat Nabi Muhammad SAW ; The Law and Ways to Do It.

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Salawat Nabi Muhammad SAW ; The Law and Ways to Do It. | Prophet Muhammad SAW is the messenger of God whom we praise. His service and sacrifice fighting for Islam with his companions at that time was enormous and priceless. And we can see the effect of the development of the Islamic religion and the increase of Muslims in all corners of the world until Islam itself reaches us today. 

Allah says in Surah al-Ahzab, verse 56 which means: 
"Verily Allah and His angels bless respect and kindness) to the Prophet (Muhammad SAW); O you who believe, bless him and greet him with full respect" 


Salawat Nabi Muhammad SAW ; The Law and Ways to Do It.

Salutations/Salawat to the Prophet Muhammad SAW means glorifying, enlarging, adding honor and praise as well as dignifying his noble struggle. It also shows that a person is grateful to Allah who made Prophet Muhammad SAW as his messenger and mercy to the whole world.

Salawat to Prophet Muhammad SAW 

Salawat to Prophet Muhammad SAW

Allah SWT created His servants consisting of jinn and humans as the Word of Allah SWT in Surah al-Hasyr 59:21 which means; 

"If We had sent down this Qur'an on a mountain, you would have seen the mountain humbled and split in fear of God. and (remember), examples of this comparison We present to mankind, so that they think about it" 

The creation of jinn and humans is solely to worship, recognize Him and glorify Him as the meaning of the Word of Allah SWT in Surah al-Zariyat 51: 56 

"And ( remember) I did not create jinn and humans except for them to worship and worship Me" 

There are many forms and sighahs of worship or zikrullah whether it is prayer, fasting, zakat, hajj or the pronunciation of zikrullah itself such as tasbih, tahmid, tahlil and takbir pronounced by the creatures in heaven and on earth as God says in Surah al-Jumaah 60:1 which means; 

"Everything that is in the sky and on the earth always glorifies Allah Who is in control (of all the worlds), the Most Holy, the Most Powerful, and the Most Wise."

The salutations that are read are a form of worship commanded by Allah SWT for the purpose of praying, praying and have mercy Here is shared information related to the Recitation of Salawat on the Prophet Muhammad SAW which includes the types of salawat and the meaning of it.

Law of Salawat 

The law of salawat on the Prophet Muhammad SAW is generally circumcision. Especially when: 
  • Every time the name of the Prophet Muhammad SAW is mentioned, 

however, the law is obligatory in the following circumstances: 
  • When performing the prayer, that is when reciting tashyahud (tahiyyat) 

The majority of scholars think that salawat on the Prophet Muhammad SAW is one of the forms of worship such as dhikr, tahmid and rosary.

The law is mandatory for life and circumcision and is encouraged at every time of prayer. This is as stated in a hadith narrated by Imam Ahmad, Ibnu Hibban and al-Hakim which means;

"Whoever blesses me once, Allah SWT will surely bless him ten times". In a hadith narrated by Imam al-Tirmizi, Prophet Muhammad SAW said which means; "A stingy person is someone who does not pray for me" 

To get a guarantee of intercession from the Prophet SAW is to pray 10 times in the morning and evening. 

In a hadith, the Prophet SAW said which means: 
"Whoever prays for me in the morning ten times and in the evening ten times, he will obtain my intercession on the Day of Resurrection." (Riwayat Al-Tabrani

Ways of Reciting Salawat 

It is prescribed to send salawat on our lord Prophet Muhammad SAW in the following way: 

  • Using polite speech 
  • Revealing the noble nature of the Prophet Muhammad SAW, the majesty of his rank, honor and nobility of character and his merits 
  • A salawat that is afdhal is a Salawat Ibrahimiah (as recited at the end of the tahiyat) 

Recitation of the General Prayer with the Meaning  

General Salawat

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ عَبْدِكَ وَرَسُولِكَ النَّبِيِّ الأُمِّيّ وَعَلَى آلِهِ وَصَحْبِهِ وَسَلم 

Rumi: Allahumma salli ‘ala muhammadin ‘abdika warasulika n-nabiyyi l-ummiyyi wa’ala aalihi wasahbihi wasallim 

Meaning: O Allah, give salawat to our leader Muhammad, Your servant and Your messenger, the Prophet who is Ummi (cannot read) and to his family and his companions and peace

Simple General Salawat 

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِ سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ 

Rumi : Allahumma salli `ala sayyidina muhammadin wa`ala ali sayyidina muhammad 

Meaning: Oh God, give salutations to Muhammad and the family of Muhammad. 

Recitation of the Ibrahimiyah Blessings (Salaats in the Last Days) with Meaning

Selawat Ibrahimiyah

Selawat Ibrahimiyah 

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّى عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍٍ، وَعَلَى آلِهِ مُحَمَّدٍٍ، كَمَا صَلَّيْتَ عَلَى إِبْرَاهِيْمَ وَعَلَى آلِ إِبْرَاهِيْمَ، وَبَارِكْ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍٍ وَعَلَى آلِهِ مُحَمَّدٍٍ كَمَا بَارِكَتْ عَلَى إِبْرَاهِيْمَ وَعَلَى آلِ إِبْرَاهِيْمَ، فِى الْعَالَمِيْنَ إِنَّكَ حَمِيْدٌ مَجِيْد 

Rumi: Allaahumma shalli 'alaa Muhammadin wa'alaa aali Muhammadin, kamaa shallaita 'alaa Ibraahim wa'alaa aali Ibrahim, wa baarik 'alaa Muhammadin wa'alaa aali Muhammadin, kamaa baarakta 'alaa Ibrahiima wa'alaa aali Ibraahima, fil 'aalamiina innaka hamiidun majiid 

Meaning: Ya Allah! Send salawat to Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as You have sent salawat to Ibrahim and the family of Ibrahim, and bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as You have blessed Ibrahim and Ibrahim out In this universe only You are the Most Praised (Indeed You are Praiseworthy) and Glorious

Advantages of Salawat :

There are many advantages of praying on the Prophet Muhammad SAW, Among them are: 
  • Obtaining intercession and protection and defense from the Prophet SAW in the afterlife 
  • Obtaining forgiveness of sins from Allah SWT 
  • Obtaining a reward for the soul to be calm 
  • Obtaining mercy from Allah SWT 
  • Facilitating the way to enter heaven

Original Source: MySumber

Don't forget to recite Salawat everyday and may Allah bless us all.

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