It is fine to speak in the masculine tense when speaking to women formally.
After making a reference to Muhammad, Muslims say "Peace be upon him" in order to bless and honor Muhammad; see also the abbreviation SAW for the corresponding Arabic expression. This is based on the quranic injunction in al-Ahzab Allah and His angels shower blessings on the Prophet.
O ye who believe! Ask blessings on him and salute him with a worthy salutation. The above is Pickthall's rendering of S. However, this translation is not entirely accurate and hides some problems associated with this verse.
Exclusive to Muhammad A noteworthy observation is that in English Muslims often speak the phrase "peace be upon him" or put PBUH into a written text after mentioning any one of prophets, thus creating the appearance of giving equal honor to all of them. The original Arabic expression Salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam is, however, used exclusively for Muhammad.
All other prophets receive honoring phrases of a lesser kind. After making reference to any of the other prophets Muslims say alaihi al-salam which means "upon him be the peace"; written form in English texts: After mentioning the name of Muhammad Muslims either say the above mentioned phrase Salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam or alternatively alaihi al-salat wa al-salam which means "upon him be the prayer and the peace".
In either case, Muslims ask for something more special and additional for Muhammad, i. Though we are not aware of an explicit prohibition in Islamic law to do so, most Muslims would look somewhat bewildered and perhaps even protest if anyone were to use Salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam or alaihi al-salat wa al-salam after mentioning Noah, Abraham, David, or any of the other prophets.
Exclusive to the prophets Even this lesser phrase, alaihi al-salam, is not a general expression of honoring anyone that may be worthy of honor in the eyes of the speaker.
Muslims would never use this phrase for a living or a deceased president of a country, even if he had been a pious Muslim. This phrase is used exclusively for the recognized prophets of Islam at least by the vast majority of Sunni Muslims.
Therefore, speaking this phrase or writing the acronym PBUH after the name of anyone implies that this person is recognized as a genuine prophet of God, i. Should Christians use the expression "peace be upon him"?
Sometimes Muslims complain that Christians do not speak with enough respect of the prophets because they do not say "peace be upon him" after mentioning the name of a prophet. There are mainly two persons in regard to whom this is an issue, Jesus and Muhammad. Since Christians believe that Jesus is God Incarnate, i.
It would be just as inappropriate for a Christian to to ask for peace upon Jesus, as it would be for a Muslim to say or write " Doing so, would be giving Jesus explicitly less honor than he deserves, i. Should Christians say "peace be upon him" after mentioning Muhammad?
Since Muhammad's message clearly contradicts and attacks the message of God's true prophets as recorded in the Bible, Muhammad cannot be accepted as a prophet of the Biblical God. Christians should neither give unnecessary offense when speaking about Muhammad, nor should they give the impression that they recognize his claim to prophethood.
Using any of the Islamic phrases that are exclusive to Muhammad as the highest and final prophet of Allah or to the prophets accepted in Islam would be an implicit acknowledgement of Muhammad's prophethood and should therefore be avoided for the sake of clarity.
See also our more detailed response to a Muslim who requested that we do so: Other recipients of honorific phrases After mentioning Ali, Abu Bakr, or any one of the other companions of Muhammad, Sunni Muslims usually say radi Allah anho Allah be pleased with himcommonly abbreviated as RA.
A difference in Shia Islam In addition to the prophets mentioned in the Qur'an, Shia Muslims commonly say alaihi al-salam peace be upon him also after mentioning the name of Ali, Fatima, al-Hasan, al-Husain and other members of Muhammad's household, particularly after the mentioning any of the twelve Imams of Shia Islam.
The following quotation is taken from a Shia glossary of Islamic terms: It is said after the names of all previous prophets, their mothers e. Bibi Maryam [Mary] A. It will change to 'Alayhas-salaam peace be with her if it follows a lady's name. After any two names we say 'Alayhimas-salaam and after more than two names or when referring a group of people we say 'Alayhimus-salaam.The Qur’an commands Muslims to call on Allah by his “most beautiful names”: Qur’an —The Most Beautiful Names belong to Allah: So call on Him by them; But shun such men as use profanity in His names: For what they do, they will soon be requited.
In the Hadith, Muhammad says that there are 99 names of Allah, and that anyone who memorizes the list of names will be awarded paradise.
The Quran mentions many qualities of a Muslim throughout the various chapters (surahs) of the Quran. In one such instance, the following verses of Surah Al-Anfal highlight five noteworthy qualities. 2. The believers are only those who, when Allah is mentioned, feel a .
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Sign the Petitions. Ghulam Mustufa Introduce Yourself. Discussion. I am so sorry that I do not have the Arabic software to have in that format, but the du'a you said was similar, is exactly the same as the one I gave ijazat for. These letters are abbreviations for the words Peace Be Upon Him which are the meaning of the Arabic expression ” ‘Alaihis Salam”, which is an expression that is said when the name of a prophet is mentioned.
or they may use the abbreviated form of (s.a.w) in writing. R. RADHIALLAHU ‘ANHU of common Phrases – 1 Minute Ago.
Here are 10 Arabic greetings you can use so you’ll know how to say hello in Arabic, whatever the situation. Just as a joke, write the word “health” on a lot small pieces of paper, and throw them at an Arabic-speaking friend.
Salam – “Peace.