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Questions and Answers About Salawat

Questions and Answers About Salawat ~ Hi readers! In several previous articles, I have explained many things about Salawat. Now, in this article, I will explain some of the questions and answers that are often asked by Muslims about Salawat. As Muslims, we must know that. So, you have to read this article to the end!

Some of the questions and answers about Salawat that I mean are as follows:

What Is Salawat on Prophet Muhammad?

If a Muslim asks you, “What is Salawat on Prophet Muhammad?”, The answer is a prayer to Allah so that He will always give mercy to the Prophet Muhammad. However, even though Salawat is a prayer for the Prophet Muhammad, in essence, it is a prayer for ourselves.

If we read a lot of Islamic literature about Salawat, then we will find an explanation that every time we read Salawat, it will be delivered to the Prophet Muhammad. After that, the Prophet Muhammad will pray that Allah will always give us goodness. That is the essence of Salawat to Prophet Muhammad.

Readers all! That is the basic explanation of Salawat on Prophet Muhammad. As Muslims, we must understand that.

Why Salawat Is Important?

If a Muslim asks you, “Why Salawat is important?“, The answer is because Salawat has so many features. One of the most common things is that Salawat is one of the best prayers to wash away sins and protect ourselves.

By the way, do you know what Allah is doing now? The answer is that now He is reading the Salawat. We can find this explanation in the verses of the Quran and hadith below:

إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ ۚ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا صَلُّوا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوا تَسْلِيمًا

Indeed, Allah and His Angels read Salawat to the Prophet (Muhammad). O you who believe! Read Salawat, say greetings of respect to him. (Al-Ahzab: 56).

عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ : أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ : كُلُّ كَلَامٍ لَا يُبْدَأُ فِيْهِ بِحَمْدِ اللهِ وَالصَّلَاةُ عَلَيَّ فَهُوَ أَقْطَعٌ وَأَبْتَرٌ مَمْحُوْقٌ مِنْ كُلِّ بَرَكَةٍ

From Abu Hurairah radliyallahu anhu, that the Prophet (Muhammad) sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said, “All utterances that do not begin with saying” al-Hamdulillah “and praying to me (reciting Salawat), then that (speech) will be interrupted, obstructed, and perished from all blessings.”

If we understand the above verses of the Quran and hadith, then we know that it also explains why Salawat is important.

Readers all! That is the basic explanation why Salawat is important. As Muslims, we must understand that.

How to Recite Salawat?

If a Muslim asks you, “How to recite Salawat?“, The answer is that we have to pray to Allah so that He will always give mercy and salvation to the Prophet Muhammad. That is the main sentence that must be present in every editorial staff of Salawat. Apart from that, we may add a few sentences about praises to the Prophet Muhammad, such as that he is the noblest human being, the most glorious Messenger of Allah, the last Prophet, and so on.

The general editorial of Salawat are as follows:

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ , وَعَلَى آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

“O our Lord, give mercy to Muhammad and to Muhammad’s family.”

Readers all! That is the basic explanation of how to recite Salawat. As Muslims, we must understand that.

What Is the Virtue of Salawat?

If a Muslim asks you, “What is the virtue of Salawat?“, The answer is that the virtues of Salawat are numerous. But the most common are the following:

Salawat is the best prayer to remove sins

We can find an explanation that Salawat is the best prayer to remove sins in the hadith below:

رَوَى اِبْنُ أَبِىْ عَاصِمٍ وَالطَّبْرَانِيُّ عَنْ أَبِيْ كَاهِلٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ : قَالَ لِيْ ( رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ) : يَا أَبَا كَاهِلٍ مَنْ صَلَّى عَلَيَّ كُلَّ يَوْمٍ ثَلَاثَ مَرَّاتٍ , وَكُلَّ لَيْلَةٍ ثَلَاثَ مَرَّاتٍ , حُبًّا وَشَوْقًا إِلَيَّ كَانَ حَقًّا عَلَى اللهِ أَنْ يَغْفِرَ ذُنُوْبَهُ تِلْكَ اللَّيْلَةَ وَذَلِكَ الْيَوْمَ

Ibn Abi Ashim and ath-Thabrani have narrated a hadith from Abu Kahil radliyallahu anhu. He (Abu Kahil) has said, “He (Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) has said to me, “O Abu Kahil, whoever reads salawat to me every day up to three times, and every night up to three times, out of love and longing for me., then “Allah has an obligation” to forgive all the sins of the person that night and that day.”

Writing Salawat on a book is the easiest way to get rewarded

We can find an explanation that writing Salawat on a book is the easiest way to get rewarded in the hadith below:

عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : مَنْ صَلَّى عَلَيَّ فِيْ كِتَابٍ لَمْ تَزَلْ الْمَلَائِكَةُ تَسْتَغْفِرُ لَهُ مَا دَامَ اِسْمِيْ فِيْ ذَلِكَ الْكِتَابِ

From Abu Hurairah radliyallahu anhu, he said, “The Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad) sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said,” Whoever writes salawat for me on a book, the angels will continue to ask forgiveness for him as long as my name is on the book.”

عَنْ اِبْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : مَنْ صَلَّى عَلَيَّ فِيْ كِتَابٍ لَمْ تَزَلْ صَلَاتُهُ جَارِيَةً لَهُ مَا دَامَ اِسْمِيْ فِيْ ذَلِكَ الْكِتَابِ

From Ibn Abbas radliyallahu anhu, he said, “The Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad) sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said, “Whoever writes salawat for me on a book, his salawat will become “amal Jariyah (deeds whose rewards continue to flow)” as long as my name is in the book.”

Reading Salawat on Friday is one of the best prayers so that we die in good condition (Husnul Khatimah)

We can find an explanation that reading Salawat on Friday is one of the best prayers so that we die in good condition (Husnul Khatimah) in the hadith below:

قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : مَنْ صَلَّى عَلَيَّ يَوْمَ الْجُمُعَةِ أَلْفَ مَرَّةٍ لَمْ يَمُتْ حَتَّى يَرَى مَقْعَدَهُ مِنَ الْجَنَّةِ

The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said, “Whoever reads Salawat to me on Friday a thousand times, he will not die until he sees his place in Heaven.”

That is the basic explanation of the virtue of Salawat. As Muslims, we must understand that.

Readers all! That is a brief explanation of the questions and answers about Salawat. Do you understand? If you have any questions, please ask!

I think that’s all for this article. May be useful! Amen!

See you again in the next article!

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