Tag Archives: salawat

Salat Al-Tajiyyah

“The Salutation of the Crowning Adornment” [salatu-t tajiyyah] is a benediction that has found universal fame. It was written by Habib Abu Bakr b. Salim, Allah illuminate his resting abode, who is laid to rest in Aynat, Hadramawt. He is known by the epithet, “honour of creation” [fakhru-l wujud]. His saintliness and piety is widely acknowledged. This […]

Basha’ir Al-Khairat

For the Elect and the Elite [i.e. awliya-allah], their worldly pleasure is in worship and following the Prophetic way. They lead distinguished lives that are characterised by their preoccupation with: Allah, eminent is His Glory the Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace the Hereafter This does not mean that they lead dreary or stoical lives without […]

Salat Al-Kanz Al-A’zam

“The Salutation of the Most Splendid Treasure” [salatu-l kanzu-l a’zam] is one of the most blessed and beautiful prayers upon the Prophet Muhammad, Allah bless him and give him peace. It is attributed to both the lordly cardinal pole [al qutbu-r rabbani] Muhyiddin Abdu-l Qadir al-Jilani and the proof of Islam [hujjatu-l islam] Imam Abu […]

Salat Al-Nariyyah

The “Salutation of Engulfing Blaze” [salatu-n nariyyah] is recited with much faith and fervour in times of trials and tribulations in the Muslim world. Amongst its many names include, Salatu-t Tafrījiyya, Salāt-s Saif, and Miftāh Kanzu-l Muhīt. To achieve a legitimate worldly gain, it is proven to be of benefit to gather a group of 7 […]

The Legal Position on Salawat

Based on Prophetic narrations [ahadith], the righteous scholars have ruled that the recital of salawât is obligatory [fard] in the following situations: The final sitting of every ritual prayer [attahiyât] The Funeral Prayer [salâtu-l janâzah] The Friday Sermon [khutbatu-l jumu’ah] Whenever the blessed names or beautiful attributes of the beloved Prophet (Allah bless him and […]