Salawat (singular) is referred to as divine blessings on prophet Muhammad SAW. Salatul Ibrahimiyyah is usually expressed by the Muslims as part of their five times daily prayers (usually during the tashahhud) and also when Muhammad’s name is mentioned.
Let’s see the meaning and importance of sending salaat upon prophet Muhammad SAW.
Salatul Ibrahim in Arabic
Here is Salatul Ibrahimiyyah in Arabic text
اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ كَمَا صَلَّيْتَ عَلَى إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَعَلَى آلِ إِبْرَاهِيم إِنَّكَ حَمِيدٌ مَجِيدٌ اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكَ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ كَمَا بَارَكْتَ عَلَى إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَعَلَى آلِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ إِنَّكَ حَمِيدٌ مَجِيدٌ
Salat Al Ibrahimiyyah Transliteration
The transliteration of Salat Ibrahimiyyah is
Allaahumma salli ‘alaa Muhammadin wa ‘alaa ‘aali Muhammadin, kamaa sallayta ‘alaa ‘Ibraaheema wa ‘alaa ‘aali ‘Ibraaheema, ‘innaka Hameedun Majeed. Allaahumma baarik ‘alaa Muhammadin wa ‘alaa ‘aali Muhammadin, kamaa baarakta ‘alaa ‘Ibraaheema wa ‘alaa ‘aali ‘Ibraaheema, ‘innaka Hameedun Majeed.
Salatul Ibrahimiyyah Meaning In English
O Allah, bestow Your favor on Muhammad and on the family of Muhammad as You have bestowed Your favor on Ibrahim and on the family of Ibrahim, You are Praiseworthy, Most Glorious. O Allah, bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad as You have blessed Ibrahim and the family of Ibrahim, You are Praiseworthy, Most Glorious.
Provisions Of Salatul Ibrahim In Quran And Hadith
Allah Subhanahu Wata’ala says:
Indeed, Allah and His angels send blessings to the Prophet. O you who believe, invoke Allah to bless him, and send your salām (prayer for his being in peace) to him in abundance.”Surah Ahzab 33:56
Whoever sends salah upon me once, Allah will send salah upon him tenfold, erase ten sins from him, and will raise him ten degrees in status.” (Nasa’i)
“Allah has angels who travel around the earth conveying to me the salam of my ummah.” (Nasa’i)
“The closest of people to me on the Day of Judgement will be those who send the most salah upon me.” (Tirmidhi)
What does salah mean?
Salah means Mercy and praise among the loftiest assembly of angels.
Salam means Protection from all harm and evil.
Salah also means ‘honour him’ i.e. honour him in the world by elevating his mention, granting victory to his din and preserving his shari‘ah; and honour him in the hereafter by rewarding him abundantly, accepting his succession on behalf of his ummah and granting him the loftiest station of glory (maqam mahmud).
Sending abundant salah upon the Messenger of Allah SAW is a manifestation of our love, reverence and obedience to him.
Sent as a mercy for mankind, he SAW constantly remembered us and worried about us.
On one occasion he SAW lifted his hands and weeping, he invoked:
“O Allah! My ummah, my ummah!” Allah sent Jibril down with the glad tidings of: “Muhammad, surely we will please you in regards to your ummah and we will not cause you grief.” (Muslim)
In every salah, he asked Allah to forgive us. (Ibn Hibbān)
He missed us and yearned to see us. He once said: “I wish to see my brothers!” The companions asked him: “O Messenger of Allah, are we not your brothers?”
He replied: “You are my companions, but my brothers are those who have not yet come in the world. I will welcome them at the Hawdh (fountain).” (Nasa’i)
On the Day of Judgement, the other messengers will say: ‘Myself, myself ’, whereas the Messenger of Allah SAW, after praising Allah with a unique litany of praise, will be given the opportunity to ask and he will say: ‘My ummah, my ummah.’
Unlike the other messengers who had their exclusive du‘a’ accepted for them in this world, the Messenger reserved his du‘a’ for us: he will intercede for us on the Day of Judgement. (Bukhari)
The Messenger of Allah said: “Among the strongest in love for me in my ummah will be those who will come after me. Every one of them will wish to catch a glimpse of me even at the cost of his family and wealth.” (Muslim)
Salatul Ibrahim Benefits
There are many benefits of salatul Ibrahim and this includes the following
- Following Allah’s command.
- Conformity with Allah sending blessing upon him.
- Compliance with the angels who send blessings.
- Allah will bestow ten blessings on you.
- The servant’s level is raised by ten levels.
- Ten good deeds are written for the servant.
- The servant’s ten sins are forgiven.
- If followed by salah on the Prophet, dua is accepted.
- The Prophet’s intercession.
- A means for forgiveness of sins.
- Allah will provide for the servant.
- Closeness to the Prophet on the Day of Judgement.
- Reward of charity.
- A means of fulfilment of your needs.
- Allah and His angels bestow their blessings on the servant.
- A cleansing and purification method.
- Glad tidings of Paradise before death.
- Protection from the Day of Judgment’s terrors.
- The Prophet responds to him.
- A means of reminding the servant of what he has forgotten.
- A way to bring blessings to the gathering and avoid regret on the Day of Judgment.
- A method of avoiding poverty.
- It is repulsive to be described as a miser.
- Protection from the curse of the Prophet.
- It leads to the path to Paradise.
- A shield against the stench of a gathering in which Allah and His Prophet are not mentioned.
- It completes speech, after Allah’s praise.
- There is a lot of light on the Sirat.
- Protection against heart hardness.
- Allah bestows positive praise on the servant.
- A wellspring of blessings for the servant.
- A way to receive Allah’s mercy.
- A way to love the Prophet indefinitely.
- A means of the Prophet continuously loving the servant.
- A means of guidance as well as a ‘living’ heart.
- The servant’s name is presented to the Prophet.
- On the Sirat, the servant’s feet will be firm.
- The servant fulfils a small portion of the Prophet’s right.
- Comprises gratitude to Allah. It is a dua.
When To Recite Salatul Ibrahimiyyah
It is better to recite Salat Ibrahimiyyah on a daily basis. However, there are some special places that is recommended to say such as
- After Azan
- After Tashhahud in Salah
- on Thursday night
- on Friday and many more.