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What should one say after Prophet or companions name?

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my question is for our prophet muhammad (S A W) we say peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, what do we say for other prohets individually like hazrat nuh peace and blessings of Allah be upon him? as my friend said only for prophet muhammad we say peace and blessings of Allah be upon him

my question to you is what do we say for them. for radhiyallho what do we say in english. for the prophets` wifes what should one say. (individually) e.g hazrat fatima?

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What should one say after Prophet or companions name?

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzaab verse 56: Allah and His angels send blessings on the Prophet: O ye that believe! send ye blessings on him and salute him with all respect.

 

Abu Mas'ud Al-Ansari reported the following account from Bashir ibn Sa'd: "I asked the Prophet (saws), 'O Messenger of Allah, Allah has commanded us to invoke blessings upon you. How should we do it?' The Messenger of Allah (saws) remained silent until we wished we had not asked him. Then he told us to say: 'Allahumma salli 'ala muhammadin wa 'ala ali muhammadin kama sallayta 'ala ali ibrahima, wa barik 'ala muhammadin wa 'ala ali muhammadin kama barakta 'ala ibrahima wa 'ala ali ibrahima fil 'alamin, innaka hammidum majeed.


(O Allah, bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad as You blessed the family of Ibrahim, and give baraka to Muhammad and the family of Muhammad as You gave baraka to the family of Ibrahim, in all the worlds. You are worthy of Praise and Most Glorious)."

(Narrated by Muslim)

 

Allah Subhanah has commanded the believers to send salutation upon the Prophet Mohamed (saws); and when asked the Messenger of Allah (saws) taught the believers how to obey the command of Allah in the above authentic narration.

 

Thus whenever the name of Prophet Mohamed (saws) is mentioned, one may recite the whole durood, or state sallal laaho alayhe wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) which would suffice.

 

Your Question: what do we say for other prohets individually like hazrat nuh peace and blessings of Allah be upon him?

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 37 Surah Saafaat verses 79, 109, 120, 130, 181:

79 "Peace and salutation (Salaam) to Noah among the nations!"

109 "Peace and salutation (Salaam) to Abraham!"

120 "Peace and salutation to (Salaam) Moses and Aaron!"

130 "Peace and salutation (Salaam) to such as Elias!"

181 And Peace (Salaam) on (all) the Messengers!

 

Time and again all over the Quran, the Merciful Lord Himself declares Salaam or peace upon the various Messengers. Thus whenever one hears or takes the name of any of Allahs Messengers, it would be righteous etiquette to say Alayhum us-Salaam or peace upon them.

 

Your Question: as my friend said only for prophet muhammad we say peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 37 Surah Saafaat verse 181:
And Peace (Salaam) on (all) the Messengers!

 

Allah Subhanah declares Salaam or peace upon all the Messengers, thus it is not true that only when Prophet Mohameds (saws) name is pronounced one should say peace and blessings of Allah be upon him; but it would be considered righteousness to declare salaam or peace upon all of them.

 

Your Question: for radhiyallho what do we say in english.

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 9 Surah Taubah verse 100: The vanguard of Islam, from amongst the Muhaajirs (the first of those who forsook their homes) and the Ansaars (those who gave them aid), and (also) those who follow them in (all) good deeds: well pleased is Allah with them, as are they with Him: for them hath He prepared gardens under which rivers flow to dwell therein for ever: that is the supreme felicity.

 

In the above Aayah (and several other Aayahs) of the Glorious Quran, Allah Subhanah declares that He is well pleased with the noble companions of the Messenger of Allah (saws), the vanguards of Islam from amongst the Muhajirs and the Ansaars, and those who followed them in good righteous deeds.

 

Thus whenever the names of any of the noble companions of the Messenger of Allah (saws) are mentioned, it would be considered righteous etiquette to supplicate for them and say radhe-Allaho-ann or may Allah be well-pleased with them.

 

Your Question: for the prophets` wifes what should one say. (individually) e.g hazrat fatima?
Firstly, Hadrat Fatimah (r.a.) is one of the daughters of the Prophet (saws). When the name of any of the noble and chaste wives of the Messenger of Allah (saws) is mentioned, or the name of any of his children is mentioned; one should supplicate the same as one would for any of the noble companions of the Messenger of Allah (saws); ie. by saying: radhe-Allaho-ann (annha for female) or may Allah be well-pleased with him/her.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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