Do you know why we recite Attahiyat, in every Salah?
Attahiyat is a very important ‘Dua’ we repeat it in our daily prayers.
When I came to know the background, it actually melted my heart. ❤
Attahiyat is actually a part of a conversation between Our Creator Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala and our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) during his journey of Al Isra Wal Miraj.
When Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) met Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala, he didn’t say ‘Assalam aleikum’.
What is someone going to say when he meets Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala?
We can’t wish HIM peace because ALL sources of peace are through HIM.
So Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said:
“Attahiyyaatu Lillahi Was Salawatu Wattayyibatu”
(All compliments, all prayer and worship are for Allah)
“Assalamu Alaika Ayyuhannabiyyu ‘Warahmatullahi Wabarka’tuhu”
(Peace be upon you, Oh Prophet and Allah’s Mercy and Blessings).
To this, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) replied:
“Assalamu Alaina Wa’ala’Ibadillahis Saa’liheen”
(Peace be on us and on all good slaves of Allah)
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) included “us” in his reply…
(and on all good slaves of Allah)
And listening to this conversation between Allah and His Messenger (pbuh), the Angels said:
“Ash’had’u’un La ilahaillallahu Wa Ash’hadu Anna Muhammadun 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).
I now know the background of this conversation and its importance in our daily prayers and how the Salat was prescribed to us. 🌺
Now that you too know, what do you think you should do with it. Imagine if your friends read and know what you know just because of you !!!