Translation and meaning of Attahiyyaat

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Q: When we say the words “At Tahiyyaatu lilaahi was Salawaatu wat tayibaatu” in tashahhud during Salah, would the following be a correct interpretation? “I am greeting you oh Allah and I perform Salaah and I do good deeds (physical, monetary and with the tongue) for Your pleasure”


A: For the correct translation and meaning of the dua, refer to

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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