In the Name of God; the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful
O you who believe, Allah and His Angels send blessings on the Prophet! Send him your blessings and give him a sincere salutation”. The time is (33:56).
The best way to know a person’s character is to read and listen to his or her writing. “Man is hidden behind his tongue,” Imam Ali explains in Nahjul-Balagha. This means that we introduce ourselves with our words, not with our certificates.
The jargon used by various individuals varies according to their occupation. As physicians do, as drivers do, so do politicians, all of whom speak their own language. A truck driver’s jargon differs from that of a professor’s. As a result, when people are talking, depending on your abilities in this field, you can more or less tell what class they belong to.
In honor of the birthday anniversary of Imam Ridha’ (a.s.), I offer to you a very fragrant flower from Imam Ridha’ (a.s.)’s garden, namely a word of wisdom they shared together. Salawat, which we offer every day and on many occasions, is the subject of the Hadith. Although we may know very little about the significance of the event, there are many of us who do not.
Let’s begin by reading the Hadith:
As our distinguishing Olama* who lived in the 4th century AH, Sheikh Sadouq wrote the book ‘Oyoun-Akhbarul-Ridha’*, which means the wisdom words of Imam Ridha. From this book, we are considering the Hadith in question.
“O Allah!” The Imam Ridha’ (a.s.) said. Your blessings go out to the one who is honored with the Salawat by Daily Prayers.
There is no doubt that Salaam and Salawat on the Prophet are established facts in the Quran. The following is the recitation from Surah 33 Ayah 56:
“Allah and His Angels send Salat to the Prophet, and to those who believe! “Send Salat on him, and salute him thoroughly”. (33:56)
According to my knowledge, sending Salam and Salawat to the prophet of Islam is one of the distinguishing characteristics of our Prophet, which the prior prophets lacked. Until the Great Judgment, all Muslims across the globe are required to give Salawat to the Prophet. Even in their daily prayers, Muslims send Salawat upon the Prophet of Islam five times a day when they call for the Adhan and Eqama. This is because God has promised it
You were regarded with high respect by Us (94:4)
Your Eminence, Dr. Sh., when you are in the presence of someone highly respected is an appropriate title. I.e. During the absence of the man, these titles may not matter to us. The above expression is used in Islamic Erfan first for Allah (s.w.t), and then for the 14 Infallibles. Muslims Gnostics believe that they are always in the presence of Allah and the 14 infallibles, and so they always mention those names with respect. In my memory, Imam Khomeini (r.a.) never mentioned Allah (s.w.t.) without His Divine Attributes.
Sholawat on the Prophet and his pure progeny comes in this regard.