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Why Salawat is so important to Muslims? Here’s the explanation!

Why Salawat is so important to Muslims? ~ Hi all readers! In this article I will explain one thing that is very important for Muslims. I mean, what I mean is reading salawat. I think we all know what it is to pray to the Prophet Muhammad. We, every day, always say that at least ten times in prayer (salat). So, we should know why that is very important to Muslims.

I must say here, before I explain more about why reading salawat is so important. If we read the Quran, then we will find one verse that explains that Allah and all the Angels read salawat. Directly, the verse explains the command to recite salawat (pray to the Prophet Muhammad) and its urgency for all of us as Muslims.

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The Qur’anic verse I mean is as follows;

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ وَمَلَٰٓئِكَتَهُۥ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى ٱلنَّبِيِّۚ يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ صَلُّواْ عَلَيۡهِ وَسَلِّمُواْ تَسۡلِيمًا ٥٦

Indeed, Allah confers blessing upon the Prophet, and His angels [ask Him to do so]. O you who have believed, ask [Allah to confer] blessing upon him and ask [Allah to grant him] peace. (Al-Ahzab [33]; 56).

The first conclusion we can get from the above Qur’anic verse is that if Allah and all His Angels read salawat, then we must do that. But you also have to know, that if Allah recites salawat to Prophet Muhammad, then that means Allah gave mercy to Prophet Muhammad. If angels read recitations to Prophet Muhammad, that means they ask that Allah always gives mercy to him. But if we are reciting salawat, it means that we pray that Allah always gives mercy to him, so that he (Prophet Muhammad) give intercedes (shafaat) to us, and that Allah forgives our sins. This is important and we must understand that.

In addition to the above Qur’anic verses, we can also find out why reading salawat is very important in the hadith below;

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 alayhi wa sallam said, “All utterances that do not start by saying” al-Hamdulillah “and praying to me (reciting salawat), then (the remarks) will be interrupted, hindered, and destroyed of all blessings.”

All Readers! The above hadith is one of many hadiths which explain why reading salawat is very important. Actually, there are many hadiths that explain that. I will explain another hadith in the next few articles, insha Allah.

If we read the hadith above, then we understand that salawat can read blessings on our speech or our conversation. We can also conclude that reading salawat can add to the goodness of our speech or conversation. This is one of the reasons why reading salawat is very important to Muslims.

All Readers! That is a very brief explanation about why Salawat is so important to Muslims. Do you understand? If you want to ask, please ask!

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

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See you in the next article!