In the Name of Allah
In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

Do you know what is Attahiyaatu?

Attahiyaatu is a very important 'Dua' we repeat in our daily prayers. 

Attahiyaatu is actually a part of the conversation between our Creator Allah (subhan wata'ala), and our beloved Prophet Muhammad SAW during his journey of Al Isra Wal Miraj...Click

When Prophet Muhammad SAW met Allah (subhan wata'ala), he didn't say 'Assalamu alaikum'. What is someone going to say when he meets Allah (subhan wata'ala)? We can't wish HIM peace because ALL sources of peace are through HIM.

So Prophet Muhammad SAW said:
"Attahiyaatu Lillahi Was Salawatu Wattayyibatu" (All compliments, all prayer and worship are for Allah)

Allah (subhan wata'ala) replied:
"Assalamu Alaika Ayyuhannabiyyu 'Warahmatullahi Wabaraka'tu" (Peace be upon you, Oh Prophet and Allah's Mercy and Blessings)

To this, Prophet Muhammad SAW replied:
"Assalamu Alainaa Wa'ala 'Ibadillahis Saa'liheen" (Peace be on us and on all good slaves of Allah)
Note* Prophet Muhammad SAW included "US (and on all good slaves of Allah)" in his reply.


And listening to this conversation between Allah (subhan wata'ala) and His Messenger SAW, the Angels said:
"Ash'had'u'un Laa ilaaha illallaahu Wa Ash'hadu Anna Muhammadan Abd'uhu Wa Rasooluh" (I bear witness that no one is worthy of worship except Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger).

Subhan Allah!!!
Now you understand the importance of this conversation in our daily prayers and how the Salat was prescribed to us.


May Allah save us from any sort of pain and may He let us die with Imaan in our hearts and save us from the adhaab. Aameen.

All praises and thanks are due to Allah the Lord of the worlds. Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength. May Allah forgive our sins with his Infinite Mercy, Aameen.


Last updated 8th Jumada al-Awwal 1435 (Sunday 9th March 2014)


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