This short book has been compiled to give to English reading
students of Islam, non-Muslims as well as Muslims an introduction to the basic
concepts and philosophies regarding the sending of salutations and blessings on
to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). A number of recent books have
been published on this subject but they have failed to give the reader a correct and accurate
portrayal according to mainstream Islam. Moreover they have sought to create controversy around
it where none had existed before in Islamic history and tradition.
Greetings and Salutations on the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) is one in a series of new titles recently
published in order to present the fundamental tenets of the Islamic faith according to traditional
and orthodox Islamic teachings. In this compilation use has been made not only of contemporary
academic texts but also of original Arabic sources to ensure full authenticity. In doing so I
would like to thank my team of researchers; Prof. M. Rafique, M. Farooq Rana, Yunus A. Buttor,
A. Naveed, A. Jabbar Qamar and most of all Mrs. Ghazala Hassan Qadri for their resourceful
endeavours in checking the references thoroughly and assisting in the publication of this book,
and the efforts of A. Khaliq Baltistani for composing the book are also appreciable.
Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri