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A very concerned reader: The correct translation of صلى الله عليه وسلم is not the PBUH nonsense

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Feb 3, 2021 at 15:07

To a very concerned reader,

Thank you for your very kind remarks.

You wrote: Muhammad (PBUH) and this PBUH (sic) I'm afraid to say thay it is is another big lie. This is how صلى الله عليه وسلم (sala allahu 'alyhi wa-salam) is translated as the bogus: Peace Be Upon Him.

صلى الله عليه وسلم means: Allah Prays Upon Him (Muhammad) and Salutes

I challenge any Muslim (Fatou included) to prove me wrong

I suspect that those liars that translate it as: Peace Be Upon Him, found it embarrassing to admit that Allah prays to a mere human being! Or Pakistani and Indian Muslims have no clue about the Arabic language so it is either ignorance or they really know and they hope that we kuffar will not notice such blatant bogus translation. And in this case they are being liars

I suspect it is a combination of lies and ignorance and then everyone lies to everyone else.


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Daniel Pipes replies:

I am not a Muslim but I do challenge you: salla here does not mean prayer but blessings. I translate the phrase as "May the blessings and peace of God be upon him."

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