Salla Ala Mohammadin Rabuhu


Dawat ni Zabaan Khulaso and Audio

Introduction

Allah Taala says in the Holy Quran, “Verily Allah and His angels pray salawaat upon the Prophet; O ye that believe! Pray ye salawaat upon him, and salute him (pray salaam on him) with all respect” {33:56}. When this aayat was revealed to Rasulullah, people came to him and asked him, “We know how to salute/ pray salaam on you, but how do we pray salawaat? Rasulullah replied, “Say thus: O Allah, pray salawaat upon Mohammad and the progeny of Mohammad as you have prayed salawaat upon (the Prophet) Ibrahim and the progeny of Ibrahim.”

The meaning of salawat is to pray to Allah to bless Rasullullah and his progeny. The deeper meaning of salawat signifies that we are asking Allah that He always continue the silsila of Aimmat tahereen till the day of qayamat. The Prophet and his progeny are the greatest blessings of Allah on us, and we pray that He continue to bless us through them as they, for the guidance they give us, are the only path through which salvation can be attained.

There is great reward in aakherat for those who pray salawaat: Rasullullah has said that whenever someone prays salawaat on me, the firishta (angel) beside me, conveys to me that such and such a person has prayed salawat on you and your progeny. At that time I pray to Allah to bless that person and give him barakat. Imam Ali Zainul Aabedeen, always prays salawaat repeatedly in all his doas, at the beginning and at the end and in between. When a mumin does doa to Allah, and if he prays salawat in the beginning and the end and several times in between, since Allah always accepts salawat, he will also listen to all the wishes that one has prayed for.

Rasulullah says one should pray many salawat on Friday; at least a thousand times. Imam Sadiq has said that Allah Taala sends a number of angels on the eve of Friday, and when the day begins they write down the salawat of all those who pray salawat on the Prophet Mohammad and his progeny on that day until the sun sets, that is their only duty.

We can pray the long salawat (as mentioned above), or the short one
“اللهم صل على محمد وعلى ال محمد وبارك وسلم ”, but it is vital to pray salawat not only on the Prophet, but also his progeny Aimmat Tahereen, as without it the salawat is incomplete and is not accepted by Allah.

There is a riwayat about the sawab of praying salawat: In Rasulullah’s time a man was falsely accused of stealing a camel, and there were witnesses who testified to this; so Rasulullah passed the judgement that the ‘hand’ (literally four fingers) of that man be cut according to the tenets of Sharia. When the man was being taken away to be punished, the camel spoke! It said aloud, this man is innocent! Rasulullah asked the man, what were you praying when you came to me? He replied that he was praying salawat. So because of the barakat of salawat, the man’s innocence was revealed and he was set free.

Our Mawali Tahereen say that if you cannot remember something, for example in an exam, praying salawat will help you to remember. There is much barakat in the well-known custom of praying salawat upon mawali tahereen on sweet dishes before eating.

Syedna Taher Saifuddin has written a qasida of salawat “Salla ala Mohammadin Rabbohu” which is regularly prayed every Friday. Every mumin should always pray salawat, do tasbeeh of salawat, to gain sawab and gather bounties for the hereafter.


Arabic Script and Full Audio

 

حَبِيْبِهِ مَنْ حُبُّهُ حُبُّهُ

صَلَّى عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ رَبُّهُ

مُحَمَّد عَزَّ بِهِ حِزْبُهُ

صَلَّى عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ رَبُّهُ

مَنْ هُوَ بَـيْـنَ خَلْقِهِ لُبُّهُ

صَلَّى عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ رَبُّهُ

شَمْسُ هُدًى وَ كُلُّهُمْ شُهْبُهُ

مُحَمَّدٌ مِنْ بَيْـنِ رُسْلٍ خَلَتْ

حَتَّى كَقَوْ سَيْنِ غَدَى قُرْبُهُ

مُحَمّدٌ قَـرَّبَهُ رَبُّهُ

تَوْحِيدُ هُ مِنْ دِينِهِ قُطبُهُ

مُحَمّدٌ مُوَحِّدٌ رَبَّهُ

طُوْبَىَ لِمَنْ مُحَمَّدٌ حَسْبُهُ

مُحَمّدٌ حَسْبِيَ فِيْ شِدَّ تِيْ

عِتْرَتَهُ صِفْوَ تَهُ صَحْبُهُ

صَلَّى عَلَيْهِ وَ عَلَى مَنْ هُمُ

عَنْ مُسْلِمِيْـنَ رَبُّهُمْ رَبُّهُ

صَلّى عَلَيْهِ وَ عَفَى رَحْمَةً


Arabic Script and Dawat ni Zaban Translation

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Arabic Script and English Translation
May Allah bestow salawaat upon Mohammad,

His beloved; Love for Mohammad is love for Allah

صَلَّى عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ رَبُّهُ

* حَبِيْبِهِ مَنْ حُبُّهُ حُبُّهُ

May Allah bestow salawaat upon Mohammad,

Mohammad through whom his followers gained might

صَلَّى عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ رَبُّهُ

* مُحَمَّدٍ عَزَّ بِهِ حِزْبُهُ

May Allah bestow salawaat upon Mohammad

Who is the essence of Allah’s creation

صَلَّى عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ رَبُّهُ

* مَنْ هُوَ بَـيْـنَ خَلْقِهِ لُبُّهُ

Mohammad is the sun of guidance

All earlier prophets are its stars/

Among all prophets who have passed, Mohammad is the sun of guidance, and they are its stars

مُحَمَّدٌ مِنْ بَيْـنِ رُسْلٍ خَلَتْ

* شَمْسُ هُدًى وَكُلُّهُمْ شُهْبُهُ

Muhammad’s Lord brought Mohammad close

Until he was as close as [the distance of] two bows

مُحَمّدٌ قَـرَّبَهُ رَبُّهُ

* حَتَّى كَقَوْ سَيْنِ غَدَى قُرْبُهُ

Mohammad proclaimed the oneness of Allah/God?

This tawheed is the pivot, qutb, of his religion

مُحَمّدٌ مُوَحِّدٌ رَبَّهُ

* تَوْحِيدُ هُ مِنْ دِينِهِ قُطبُهُ

Mohammad is my support in my time of trouble

Blessed is the person for whom Muhammad is his support

مُحَمّدٌ حَسْبِيَ فِيْ شِدَّ تِيْ

* طُوْبَىَ لِمَنْ مُحَمَّدٌ حَسْبُهُ

May Allah bestow salawaat upon  him

And on his progeny, those close to him, his companions

صَلَّى عَلَيْهِ وَ عَلَى مَنْ هُمُ

* عِتْرَتَهُ صِفْوَ تَهُ صَحْبُهُ

May Allah bestow salawaat upon him

And through His mercy shower all Muslims with forgiveness

صَلّى عَلَيْهِ وَ عَفَى رَحْمَةً

* عَنْ مُسْلِمِيْـنَ رَبُّهُمْ رَبُّهُ


Audio Grid and Key Vocabulary
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صَلَّى عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ رَبُّهُ
مَنْ هُوَ بَـيْـنَ خَلْقِهِ لُبُّهُ
ehni pedaaish (his creation) = خلقه
ehna khulaasa(his essence) = لبه
٢
صَلَّى عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ رَبُّهُ
مُحَمَّدٍ عَزَّ بِهِ حِزْبُهُ
ehna si izzat mili (gained respect from him) = عز به
his group = حزبه
١
صَلَّى عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ رَبُّهُ
حَبِيْبِهِ مَنْ حُبُّهُ حُبُّهُ
salawat parjho (pray salawat) = صلى
ehna piyaraa(his beloved) = حبيبه
٦
مُحَمّدٌ مُوَحِّدٌ رَبَّهُ
تَوْحِيدُ هُ مِنْ دِينِهِ قُطبُهُ
tawheed (oneness) = موحد
ehna qutub (its pivot) = قطبه
٥
مُحَمّدٌ قَـرَّبَهُ رَبُّهُ
حَتَّى كَقَوْ سَيْنِ غَدَى قُرْبُهُ
enhe nazdeek kida (brought him close) = قربه
as close as the two ends of a bow = كقوسين
٤
مُحَمَّدٌ مِنْ بَيْـنِ رُسْلٍ خَلَتْ
شَمْسُ هُدًى وَكُلُّهُمْ شُهْبُهُ
thayaa(became) = خلت
ehna tara(his stars) = شهبه
٩
صَلّى عَلَيْهِ وَ عَفَى
رَحْمَةً عَنْ مُسْلِمِيْـنَ رَبُّهُمْ رَبُّهُ
maaf (forgive) = وعفى
rehmat (mercy) = رحمة
٨
صَلَّى عَلَيْهِ وَ عَلَى مَنْ
هُمُ عِتْرَتَهُ صِفْوَ تَهُ صَحْبُهُ
ehna khulaasa (his essence) = صفوته
ehna ashaab (his friends) = صحبه
٧
مُحَمّدٌ حَسْبِيَ فِيْ شِدَّ تِيْ
طُوْبَىَ لِمَنْ مُحَمَّدٌ حَسْبُهُ
jheet (salvation) = طوبى
sahaara (support) = حسبي