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2. The tashahhud

The First Part

 

At-tahiyyato-li-l-lah wa-s-salawato wa-t-tayyibat

As-salamu’alayka ayyuha-n-nabiy

Wa rahmatu-l-lahi wa barakatuh

Alsalamu ‘alayna

Wa ‘ala ‘ibadi–l-lahi-s-salihen

Ashhadu an la ilaha-illa-l-lah

Wahdahu la shareeka lahu

Wa ashadu ana Muhammadan

Abdahu wa rasulahu

           

This may be interpreted as follows:

          

All reverence, all worship, all sanctity are due to God.

Peace be upon you, O prophet and the mercy of God and His blessings.

Peace be upon us all and on the righteous servants of God.

I bear witness that there is no god but God alone,

And I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and His Messenger.

(This part is recited after the second unit in every prayer consisting of three or four units and then the worshipper stands up for the third unit.)

 

The Second Part

 

Allahumma salli ‘ala Muhammad

Wa ‘ala ale Muhammad

Kama sallayta ‘ala Ibraheem

Wa ‘ala ale Ibraheem

Wa Barek ala Muhammad

Wa ala ale Muhammad

Kama barakta al Ibraheem

Wa 'ala ale Ibrahem

Fil –‘ala Meena innaka hameeddun majeed

            

This may be interpreted as follows:

           

O God! Exalt Muhammad and the people of Muhammad,

As You did exalt  Abraham and the people of Abraham.

And bless Muhammad and the people of Muhammad

As You did bless Abraham and the people of Abraham

Indeed You are praiseworthy, and glorious.

 

           

(The two parts of the Tashahhud are recited in the last unit concluding any prayer, With the end of the second part followed by the peace greetings, the prayer is completed. The second part alone is recited in the funeral prayer after the third Takbeer.)

 

 

 
 
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