Fatwa n° 550
Category: Miscellaneous Fatwas – Words on scale
The ruling concerning saying
“Peace be upon him” for others
than Prophets and Messengers
At what extent is it valid to say: “Peace be upon him” for others than Prophets and Messengers? May Allah reward you.
All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. Peace and blessing be upon whom Allah sent as a mercy to the Worlds, upon his Family, his Companions and his Brothers until the Day of Resurrection.
Sending blessings and saluting others than the Prophets can be either by dependence as it is the case of As-Salât Al-Ibrâhîmia (a supplication recited during At-Tashahhud) which is permissible unanimously; or [the invocation is] said alone and independently and the majority of scholars prevents it with their divergence in the kind of prevention: is it disapproved for the inappropriateness [unpleasant] or is it disapproved for forbiddance or is it contrary to what is approved in priority. The most valid opinion is that it is disapproved for the inappropriateness [unpleasant] which is the opinion of Ibn Kathîr, An-Nawawî and Ibn Al-Qayyim رحمهم الله تعالى.
The perfect knowledge belongs to Allah عزَّ وجلَّ; and our last prayer is all the praises and thanks are to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, and prayers of Allah are to Muhammad and his Family, Companions and Brothers until the Day of Resurrection.
Makkah on: Rabî‘ Al-Awwal the 21st, 1427 H.
Corresponding to: April the 19th, 2006 G.