What is the literal meaning of Sallallahu?

Would it be right if I say 'Allah's salah/salat', which means Allah's blessings, Mercy.

  • Salah means either Prayers or Prayers/Blessings. A person can go do Salah, as in go pray. Or a person can say/send Salah as a dua. For example, Muhammad Sala'Lahu Alaihi Wa Salam (Peace/Blessing be upon him) "Sallallhu" as you mean is part of "Blessing be upon" - It's 2-words in Arabic.
    – Shadi
    Commented Sep 22, 2017 at 17:07

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Salla , is derived from Sila that means : Connection , link .. etc.

That's why Salah (prayer) is very realted to mentioning and praising ,

"surely, I am Allah: There is no god but I: So worship Me , and establish regular prayer for celebrating My praise "


" establish prayer for My remembrance." http://tanzil.net/#trans/en.sahih/20:14

[Saheeh International translation]

Salla Allahu , means: may Allah give Salat (or Salawat) .

Salla is a past tense verb , Allahu : is the subject. (Literally : Allah did Salat.)

It's mentioned usually when saying : May Allah give Salat to his Prophet. And it means here : mercy and blessings , or means : praising the prophet among the angels.

see : https://islamqa.info/en/69944



  • What is the difference between sallalahu and barakallah? Do they both mean mercy?
    – Ahmed
    Commented Mar 22, 2018 at 3:46
  • @Ahmed you should ask this in a new question how ever this sounds more likely a fit for the Arabic proposal
    – Medi1Saif
    Commented Mar 22, 2018 at 6:17

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