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Muslims do not pray to Mohamed they pray on Mohamed SAW

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Submitted by Wadood (United States), Jan 28, 2010 at 03:28

From Quran: "Allah and His angels pray on on the prophet: O you who believe! pray on him, and salute him with all respect." (Ahzaab 33:56)

In a Hadith, the prophet SAW said "who ever prays on me once, Allah prays on him 10 times"

- Prayer or Salat in Arabic means connection or be connected, and that is what Muslims seek when praying to Allah or praying On his messenger. Muslims are not praying TO the prophet here but On/FOR him.

- Allah prays on Mohamed by praising him in the heavens. Angles make salat by supplicating to increase his status

- Allah and the Angles pray on the belivers as well: from the Quran: " He it is who sends blessing on you, as do His angels, that He may bring you out from the depth of darkness into light and He is full of mercy to the believers" Al Ahzab 33:43.When Allah Makes salat on us, it means bestowing his mercy on us. And the angles make supplication for our salvation.

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