Words of salutation

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

What is the difference between:

1) صلى الله عليه وسلم
2) عليه الصلوة والسلام

Which is better?



There isn’t much of a difference between the two.

The first one explicitly asks for Allah Ta’ala to send salutations upon Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) whilst the second one implies the same.

Generally to be clear and explicit is better, although there is no harm in reciting either of the two.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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