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If Muslims hear or utter the name of any prophet (peace be upon them all) they say

sallallahu alaihi wa sallam or alaihis salam ('peace be upon him')

For example, Muhammad (pbuh), Jesus (pbuh).

Are we allowed to say,

Peace Be Upon Him

during Salah as the name of prophet Muhammad is mentioned?

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Sunni view or Shia view? which madhab? which part of Salah? –  servant-of-Wiser Apr 10 at 2:11

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Simple answer would be to say 'sallallahu alaihi wa sallam' when addressing Prophet Muhammad(pbuh) whether in Salah or not.

'Alaihis salam' is for the rest of the prophets(peace be upon them all).


May the creator guide us all.

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Allah knows best. I dont believe that you are allowed. We can refer to this hadith

Mu'awiya b. al-Hakam said: While I was praying with the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him), a man in the company sneezed. I said: Allah have mercy on you ! The people stared at me with disapproving looks, so I said: Woe be upon me, why is it that you stare at me? They began to strike their hands on their thighs, and when I saw them urging me to observe silence (I became angry) but I said nothing. When the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) had said the prayer (and I declare that neither before him nor after him have I seen a leader who gave better instruction than he for whom I would give my father and mother as ransom). I swear that he did not scold, beat or revile me but said: Talking to persons is not fitting during the prayer, for it consists of glorifying Allah, declaring his Greatness and recitation of the Qur'an or words to that effect. I said: Messenger of Allah. I was till recently a pagan, but Allah has brought Islam to us; among us there are men who have recourse to Kahins. He said, Do not have recourse to them. I said: There are men who take omens. That is something which they find in their breasts, but let it not turn their way (from freedom of action). I said: Among us there are men who draw lines. He said: There was a prophet who drew lines, so if they do it as they did, that is allowable. I had a maid-servant who tended goats by the side of Uhud and Jawwaniya. One day I happened to pass that way and found that a wolf had carried a goat from her flock. I am after all a man from the posterity of Adam. I felt sorry as they (human beings) feel sorry. So I slapped her. I came to the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) and felt (this act of mine) as something grievous I said: Messenger of Allah, should I not grant her freedom? He (the Holy Prophet) said: Bring her to me. So I brought her to him. He said to her: Where is Allah? She said: He is in the heaven. He said: Who am I? She said: Thou art the Messenger of Allah. He said: Grant her freedom, she is a believing woman. In-book reference: (Sahih Muslim book 5 Hadith 39)

You continue praying, after you finish prayer, you can say it, inshallah.

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Please do emphasize the part that you need to express. Also add a little bit of explanation. –  mtk Feb 2 '13 at 12:19

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