Islamic prayers

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Also see Salat.

Here are some examples below:

As-Salāh ‘alā an-Nabeyy (Sending Prayers on the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم).[edit]

As-Salāh ‘alā an-Nabeyy (Sending Prayers on the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم):

Allāhumma ṣalli ′alā Muḥammad wa ′alā āli Muhammad kamā ṣallayta ′alā Ibrāheem, wa ′alā āli Ibrāheem, innaka Ḥameedum-Majeed. Allāhumma bārik ′alā Muḥammad wa ′alā āli Muhammad kamā bārikta ′alā Ibrāheem, wa ′alā āli Ibrāheem, innaka Ḥameedum-Majeed.

O Allāh send prayers on Muḥammad and on the family of Muḥammad as You sent prayers on Ibrāhīm ("Abraham") and on the family of Ibrāhīm, indeed You are Worthy of Praise, Most Glorious.

O Allāh send blessings on Muḥammad and on the family of Muḥammad as You sent blessings on Ibrāhīm and on the family of Ibrāhīm, indeed You are Worthy of Praise, Most Glorious.

′Alayhiṣ-Ṣalātu was-Salām[edit]

Meaning: “Upon him be prayers and peace”
Arabic: “عليه الصلاة والسلام”
Example: "The Messenger of Allāh (′Alayhiṣ-Ṣalātu was-Salām) ..."

′Alayhe wa ′alā Ālehiṣ-Ṣalātu was-Salām[edit]

Meaning: “Upon him and on his family be prayers and peace”
Arabic: “عليه وعلى آله الصلاة والسلام”
Example: "The Messenger of Allāh (′Alayhe wa ′alā Ālehiṣ-Ṣalāt was-Salām) ..."

Ṣallallāhu ′alayhe wa sallam[edit]

Meaning: “May Allāh send blessings and peace upon him”[1]
Arabic: “صلى الله عليه وسلم”
Example: "The Messenger of Allāh (Ṣallallāhu ′alayhe wa sallam) ..."

Note: It is important to write out the invocation in full and it is correct to say it verbally as well. Abbreviations such as "SAW" or "PBUH" should not be used.

Ṣallallāhu ′alayhe wa ′ālehe wa Ṣaḥbehe wa sallam[edit]

Meaning: May Allāh send blessings and peace upon him, his family, and his companions.
Arabic: “صلى الله عليه وآله وصحبه وسلم”
Example: "The Messenger of Allāh (Ṣallallāhu ′alayhe wa ′ālehe wa Ṣaḥbehe wa sallam) ..."

Ṣallallāhu ′alayhe wa ālehe wa sallam[edit]

Meaning: May Allāh send blessings and peace upon him and his family
Arabic: “صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم”
Example: "The Messenger of Allāh (Ṣallallāhu ′alayhe wa ālehe wa sallam) ..."

′Alayhis-Salām[edit]

Meaning: Peace be upon him.
Arabic: “عليه السلام”
Example: "Nooḥ (′Alayhis-Salām) ..."

′Alayhemus-Salām[edit]

Meaning: “Peace be upon them.”
Arabic: “عليهم السلام”
Example: "The Prophets (′Alayhemus-Salām) ..."

Radeyallāhu ′Anhu[edit]

Meaning: “May Allāh be pleased with him.”
Arabic: “رضي الله عنه”
Example: "Al-‘Abbās (Radeyallāhu ′Anhu) ..."

Radeyallāhu ′Anhā[edit]

Meaning: “May Allāh be pleased with her.”
Arabic: “رضي الله عنها”
Example: "Khadeejah (Radeyallāhu ′Anhā) ..."

Radeyallāhu ′Anhum[edit]

Meaning: May Allāh be pleased with them.
Arabic: “رضي الله عنهم”
Example: "Aṣ-Ṣaẖābah (Radeyallāhu ′Anhum) ..."

The three above are used a lot for the Companions of the Prophet Muḥammad (ṣallallāhu ′alayhe wa sallam), otherwise known as “Aṣ-Ṣaẖābah”.

Raḥemahullāh[edit]

Meaning: May Allāh bestow His mercy on him.[2]
Arabic: “رحمه الله”
Example: "Shaykh ‘Abdul Qādir Al-Jilānī (Raḥemahullāh) said so and so" and "Shaykh Al-Albānī (Raḥemahullāh) said so and so"

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://islamqa.info/en/47976
  2. ^ The Prophet's Prayer Described — صلى الله عليه وسلم — Glossary