Translation of Arabic terms
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's
Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
Brother I have a question, for which I have received different
answers, hence so leaves me in a state of confusion.
I would like to know the meaning/translation of the following:
ASALATU-WASALAMALAIKA YAA SAYEDI YAA RASOOLILAH,
ASALATU-WASALAMALAIKA YAA SAYEDI YAA HABIBULAH and: YAA HAIYUM YAA KAIYUM
Also are there any references of this in the Holy Quran, if not
then where does this derive from?
I look forward to your reply InshAllah.
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In the name
of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness.
Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray,
none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no
person, no grave, no prophet, no imam,
no dai, nobody!) worthy of
worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His
slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
would like to know the meaning/translation of the following:
YAA SAYEDI YAA RASOOLILAH, ASALATU-WASALAMALAIKA YAA
Blessings and Peace (of Allah) on you O my Leader, O Messenger of Allah; the
Blessings and Peace (of Allah) on you O my Leader, O you who is loved by Allah.
statement is neither from the Quran, nor the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah
(saws); but a statement of praise and salutation used by some believers in
praise and honor of the Noble Prophet (saws).
best way to send salutation to the Prophet (saws) would be the way he (saws)
taught the believers:
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzaab verse 56: Allah and His Angels send blessings on the Prophet: O ye that
believe! send ye blessings on him, and salute him with all respect.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 4.589 Narrated
by Abdur Rahman bin Abi Laila
We asked Allah's Messenger (saws) saying, 'O Allah's Messenger
(saws)! How should one (ask Allah to) send blessings on you, for Allah has
commanded us to salute you?' The
Messenger of Allah (saws) said, 'Say: O Allah! Send Your Mercy on Muhammad and
on the ‘Aal’ of Muhammad (wives, family, followers, etc), as You sent Your
Mercy on Ibraheem and on the ‘Aal’ of Ibraheem (wives, family, followers, etc)
, for You are the Most Praiseworthy, the Most Glorious. O Allah! Send Your Blessings on Muhammad and
the ‘Aal” of Muhammad, as You sent your Blessings on Ibraheem and on the family
of Ibraheem, for You are the Most Praiseworthy, the Most Glorious.' "
‘durood’ or salutation commanded by Allah Subhanah, and the one taught to the
believers by the Messenger of Allah (saws) is the one quoted in the authentic
narration above. This is the ‘durood’
the Messenger of Allah (saws) prayed in his prayers, and this is the ‘durood’
the Messenger of Allah (saws) taught the believers to pray.
YAA HAIYUM YAA KAIYUM
translation of the above phrase would be: O Ever-Living, O Self-Subsisting
(The Ever Living) and Al-Qayyum (The Self-Subsisting Eternal) are two of the
Noble and Exclusive Names and Attributes of Allah Subhanah related together in
several places in the Quran.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 255: Allah! There is no Allah but He The Living, The
Self-Subsisting Eternal. No slumber can seize him nor sleep. His are all things in the heavens and on
earth. Who is there can intercede in His
presence except as He permitteth? He
knoweth what (appeareth to his creatures as) before or after or behind
them. Nor shall they compass aught of
his knowledge except as He willeth. His
throne doth extend over the heavens and the earth and He feeleth no fatigue in
guarding and preserving them. For He is
the Most High the Supreme (in glory).
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 20 Surah Ta Ha verse 111: (All) faces shall be humbled before (Him), The Living, The
Self-Subsisting Eternal: hopeless indeed will be the man that carries
iniquity (on his back).
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imraan verse 2: Allah! There is no god but He, The Living, The Self-Subsisting
written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance,
and whatever of error is of me. Allah
Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your Brother in Islam,