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Why do Muslims add "peace be upon him" after names of important people?

In websites, books and TV programs, I frequently hear that people use this phrase. Example: Muhammad (peace be upon him) was born in 571. What is the meaning and purpose of this?
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What are the rules of saying "peace be upon him"?

I have many questions regarding this phrase: Is this reserved for Muhammad (peace be upon him), or should it be used for other people as well? Is it mandatory to say it every time his name is ...
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Why don't we say "subhanahu wa ta'ala" after saying "assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah"?

After saying Allah, it seems we're encouraged to say "subhanahu wa ta'ala" (meaning "the most glorified, the most high"). However, there seems to be exceptions to this, e.g., when we say "assalamu ...
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What should I say when I hear the death of a Muslim?

What should I say when I hear the death of a Muslim? Is there any specific dua/words that Shahaba (R) uttered?
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