I have found some discrepancies in using this term "Radiyallahu Anhu" does it mean:
1) May Allah be pleased with him (A dua to Allah)
2) Allah is pleased with him (A statement about whom Allah is pleased with)
I want the answer to be based on the meaning in Quran 9:100, if it means the former(1) (A dua to Allah) then what is the arabic expression for the latter(2) i.e Allah is pleased with him ?
Also if it means the latter(2) then shouldn't such a statement be used only by Allah , since ALLAH alone knows whom he is pleased with which he explicitly mentions in 9:100.?
And the first forerunners [in the faith] among the Muhajireen and the Ansar and those who followed them with good conduct - Allah is pleased with them and they are pleased with Him, and He has prepared for them gardens beneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide forever. That is the great attainment.
وَالسَّابِقُونَ الْأَوَّلُونَ مِنَ الْمُهَاجِرِينَ وَالْأَنصَارِ وَالَّذِينَ اتَّبَعُوهُم بِإِحْسَانٍ رَّضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمْ وَرَضُوا عَنْهُ وَأَعَدَّ لَهُمْ جَنَّاتٍ تَجْرِي تَحْتَهَا الْأَنْهَارُ خَالِدِينَ فِيهَا أَبَدًا ۚ ذَٰلِكَ الْفَوْزُ الْعَظِيمُ