September 24, 2023

The Background of ATTAHIYYAAT (Tashahhud)

Do you know background of ATTA’HIYYAAT, as to why we recite it in every prayer ?

The Tashahhud (التَّشَهُّدَ) is an Arabic word which literally means ‘testimony’ or ‘witness’ and it is also known by another name called at-tahiyyat (التَّحِيَّاتُ) which literally means ‘greeting’ or ‘salutation’. It is recited when a person sits or kneels down during second rakah or last rakah of the prayer (salah). It contains salutation or greetings to The God (Allah) and sending peace and blessings upon The Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) and upon all the righteous slaves of Allah and is followed by two testimonials.

Attahiyyaat is a very important ‘Dua’ we repeat it in our daily prayers. When I learnt the importance of this, it melted my heart.

Attahiyat is actually a part of conversation between Our Creator Allah SWT and our beloved Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu’alayhi wasallam during his journey of Al Isra Wal Miraj.

When Prophet Muhammad Sallalahualayhiwasallam met Allah SWT, he didn’t say ‘Assalam aleikum’. What is someone going to say when he meets Allah? We can’t wish HIM peace because ALL sources of peace are through HIM.

So Prophet Muhammad Sallalahualayhiwasallam said:

“Attahiyyaatu Lillahi Was Salawatu Wattayyibatu” (All compliments, all prayer and worship are for Allah)

Allah replied:
“Assalamu Alaika Ayyuhannabiyyu ‘Warahmatullahi Wabarka’tuhu” (Peace be upon you, Oh Prophet and Allah’s Mercy and Blessings).

To this, Prophet Muhammad sallalahualayhiwasallam replied:
“Assalamu Alaina Wa’ala’Ibadillahis Saa’liheen” (Peace be on us and on all good slaves of Allah)

Note Prophet Muhammad Sallalahualayhiwasallam included “us” in his reply… (and on all good slaves of Allah)

And listening to this conversation between Allah and His Messenger sallalahualayhiwasalam, the Angels said:
“Ash’had’u’un La ilahaillallahu Wa Ash’hadu Anna Muhammadun Abd’uhu Wa Rasooluh”
(I bear witness that no one is worthy of worship except Allah And I bear witness that Muhammad is His Messenger).

SubhanAllah! I now understand the importance of this conversation in our daily prayers and how the Salat was prescribed to us.

What do you think you should do with it. Imagine if other people read it just because of you So please share

Pls read the first 10 lines ……………… can decide what to do with it next.

Allah humma salli ala muhammad wa-ala aali muhammad kama sallayta ala Ibraaheem wa ala aali Ibraheem inna ka hameedum majeed.

Allah hummabarik ala muhammad wa ala aali muhammad kamaa baarakta alaa Ibraaheem wa alaa aali Ibraheem inna ka hameedum majeed.

Rab-banaa aatinaa fid-dunya hasanah wa fil aakhirati hasanah wa qinaa adhaaban-naar.

Rabigh fir lee wa li waalidayyaa wa lil mu’mineena wal mu’minaati, yauma yaqoomul hisaab.

Asthaqfirullaha rabbi min kulli zambioun wa atubu ilah.


You have given multitude of sawaab to the person that sent this durood. You have received multitude of sawaab for reading this durood. You will receive multitude of sawaab for forwarding this durood.


And Say- “SUBHAN ALLAH” 10times.

Now send this on.

In 1 hour u’ll have caused many ppl to do zikr.

So Please forward ..don’t let it stop

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