Salla'l Allahu Alyihi wa Sallam:-
It is usually translated as "God's blessing and peace be upon him"
The above translation is completely INACCURATE and MISLEADING because the words used in the Arabic of the Quran are not translated faithfully in the English language as explained in the following:
1. In the earlier published Arabic dictionaries, the following words were correectly translated as in these TRANSLITERATIONS:
a) Bless = Ba-raka, As'ada, Sabbahha, Mannahha, An'ama 'ala, Ttawwaba, Yahhfuth, Yahhmi
b) Blessing = Barakat, Ni'mat, Sha'adat
c) Pray = Salla, Ibtahala, Tawassala, Tarajja, Raja^a = Supplicate
d) Shower = Yanshur
2. In the more POLITICALLY CORRECT newer versions of Arabic dictionaries, they have - ever so slightly but- deliberately changed the meaning of the word PRAY to:
c) Pray = Bless, in addition to the other meanings.
This deliberate SLIGHT of HAND is used to cover up the very embarrassing
Salla'l Allahu Alyihi wa Sallam
which when translated CORRECTLY would read:
Allah's PRAYERS and SALUTATIONS be upon him
Thus requiring Allah - if he is the Almighty - to PRAY upon and SALUTE His own creation, Muhammad.
2: 157 They are those on whom (descend) blessings [salawatun] from Allah and Mercy and they are the ones that receive guidance.
*** The word [salawatun] - which is actually PRAYERS - is deliberately mistranslated to mean otherwise ***
7: 96 If the people of the towns had but believed and feared Allah We should indeed have opened out to them (all kinds of) blessings [barakatin] from heaven and earth; but they rejected (the truth) and We brought them to book for their misdeeds.
7: 137 And We made a people considered weak (and of no account) inheritors of lands in both east and west lands whereon We sent down our blessings [ba-rakna]. The fair promise of the Lord was fulfilled for the Children of Israel because they had patience and constancy and We levelled to the ground the great works and fine buildings which Pharaoh and his people erected (with such pride).
11: 73 They said: "Dost thou wonder at Allah's decree? The grace of Allah [rahmatul'Allah] and His blessings [bara-katuhoo] on you O ye people of the house! for He is indeed worthy of all praise full of all glory!"
18:16 "When ye turn away from them and the things they worship other than Allah betake yourselves to the Cave: your Lord will shower [yanshur] his mercies [rahhmatihi] on you and dispose of your affair towards comfort and ease."
33: 43 He [Allah] it is Who sends blessings on you [yousalli 'alaykum] as do His angels that He may bring you out from the depths of Darkness into Light: and He is Full of Mercy to the Believers.
33: 56 Allah and His angels send blessings [yousalloona] on the Prophet: O ye that believe! send ye blessings on him [salloo alaiyhi] and salute [sallimoo] him with all respect.
*** Once more are the words [yousalloona] and [salloo alaiyhi] are mistranslated to mean otherwise ***
41: 10 He set on the (earth) Mountains standing firm high above it and bestowed blessings [baraka] on the earth and measured therein all things to give them nourishment in due proportion in four Days in accordance with (the needs of) those who seek (sustenance).
Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 1.160
Sunnah acts of prayer, Prayers upon the Prophet, Upon Whom Be Peace
In the last tashahud, it is preferred for the person to say prayers upon the Prophet in one of the following manners:
1. Reported Mas'ud al-Badri, "Basheer ibn Sa'd said, 'O Messenger of Allah, we have been ordered to make prayers upon you. How are we to do it?' The Prophet was quiet and then said,
'Say, O Allah, shower blessings upon Muhammad and upon the family of Muhammad as you showered blessings upon the family of Abraham. And grant favors to Muhammad and to the family of Muhammad as you granted favors to the family of Abraham in this world. You are the Praiseworthy and Glorious.' And make the salutations as I have taught you." (Related by Muslim and Ahmad.)
Fiqh-us-Sunna Fiqh 4.139
Invoking Allah's Blessings Upon the Prophet when Writing his Name
The scholars hold it desirable to invoke Allah's blessings upon the Prophet, peace be upon him [PBUH], each time one writes his name. But this is not mentioned in any hadith, so none can be used to support this view. Al Khatib al-Baghdadi said, "I saw the handwriting of Imam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal and I found that often he wrote the name of the Prophet, peace be upon him, without invoking Allah's blessings upon him." Then he added, "It has come to my knowledge that he used to invoke Allah's blessings upon the Prophet verbally."
An-Nawawi said, "When invoking Allah's blessings upon the Prophet, peace be upon him, we should combine prayers for peace and blessings upon him (by saying Salalahu 'alaihi was sallam), and should not confine it to one of these saying either Sallahu 'alaihi (May Allah shower His blessings upon him) or 'Alaihi as-salaam (peace be upon him)'."
2. Reported Ka'b ibn 'Ajazah, "We said, 'O Messenger of Allah, show us how we are to make salutations and prayers upon you.' He said,
'Say, O Allah, shower blessings upon Muhammad and upon the family of Muhammad as you have showered blessings upon the family of Abraham. You are the Praiseworthy, the Glorious. O Allah . grant favors to Muhammad and the family of Muhammad as you granted favors to the family of Abraham.''
The salutations upon the Prophet, upon whom be peace, is a preferred act and is not obligatory. This contention is based on a hadith recorded by at-Tirmidhi (who said it is sahih), Ahmad and Abu Dawud from Fidhalah ibn 'Ubaid who said, "The Messenger of Allah heard a man supplicating in his prayer and he did not make the prayers on the Prophet. The Prophet said, 'He has hastened.'
Then he called him and said, 'When one of you prays, begin with the praise and lauding of Allah. Then make prayers upon the Prophet, and supplicate whatever you wish of Allah." The author of al-Muntaqi says, "This is a proof for those who say that the prayers upon the Prophet are not obligatory, because he did not order the one who did not do it to repeat his prayer. This is supported by his statement to Ibn Mas'ud, after mentioning (only) the tashahud, 'Then choose whatever you wish to ask (of Allah)." In his comments on this hadith, ash-Shaukani observes, "In my opinion, there is no confirmed proof that it is obligatory."
*** It is obvious that the followers of Muhammad were 'ordered' to make prayers for him through the usual MADE to ORDER 'revelation' that Muhammad passed on to his gullible, mostly illiterate and unlearned
Al-Tirmidhi HadithHadith 922 Narrated byAnas ibn Malik
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: He who invokes one blessings upon me, Allah will shower ten blessings upon him and obliterate ten sins (of his) and elevate him by ten ranks.
Transmitted by Nasa'i.
Al-Tirmidhi HadithHadith 935 Narrated byAbdullah ibn Amr
He who invokes blessings upon Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) once, Allah and His Angels shower seventy blessings upon him.
Transmitted by Ahmad.
Al-Tirmidhi HadithHadith 956 Narrated byJabir ibn Abdullah
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) used to say in his prayer after tashahhud: The most excellent words are the words of Allah and the most excellent guidance is the guidance given by Muhammad.
Transmitted by Nasa'i.
*** "May Allah pray over him and salute him" is a mantra that is used only for Muhammad every time his name is mentioned or written.
It beggars belief that Allah - if he is the Almighty - should be praying over one of His own creations instead of the other way round.
Not even Moses, who talked directly to Allah as "Kalimul 'Allah" was given anything so remotely honourific by his followers. On the contrary, they insisted more on his being a true human being with faults, warts and all.
Only Muhammad is made to surpass even Jesus as the pre eminent exemplar of manhood in the WARPED world of the Muhammadans ***