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Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam

An Appreciation by Siddiq Osman Noormuhammad


But you don't need to be present at his Rawda to offer salawaat (blessings) and salaams (salutations) on Habib-Allah, Nurin Min Nurillah, Muhammad ibn 'Abdillah Sallallahu 'alaihi wa Sallam. Indeed, Muslims wherever they are, send salawaat and salaams on the Holy Prophet Sallallahu 'alaihi wa Sallam as he has assured us the angels take such salawaat and salaams and present them to him. And Muslims offer him salawaat and salaams in both prose and verse and the malaika (angels) join in the chorus.

The most well-known salaams that have been composed in verse are inevitably to be found in mawlid (birth) eulogies of the Holy Prophet Sallallahu 'alaihi wa Sallam. The most famous salaam in 'Arbi is in the kitab of Mawlid-un-Nabi Sallallahu 'alaihi wa Sallam by Imam as-Sayyid Ja'far al-Barzanji, Rahmatullahi 'alaih, in Urdu by Imam Ahmed Raza Khan Rahmatullahi 'alaih, and in Turkish by al-Allamah Sulaiman Chelebi Effendi Rahmatullahi 'alaih.

The mashaaikh (spiritual masters) explain that the beloved Prophet Sallallahu 'alaihi wa Sallam, his sahaba (companions) and the awliya (saints) are present together with the angels at the majlis (spiritual gathering) where the salaam is recited provided it is done with adab (respect), devotion and proper 'aqeeda (belief). May Allah Ta'ala increase our spiritual benefits by giving us the hidaya (guidance) to recite these salaams as well as the ones composed by other great mashaaikh to achieve maghfira (salvation), Aameen Yaa Rabba'l 'Aalameen.

Let us now look at some of the more well-known salaams that have been composed in verse in 'Arbi, Urdu, Turkish and English languages, in that order.

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