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When the believer abandons this world, he is elevated and finds the sweet taste of Allah's love; he appears to the people of this world as if he is corfounded in his mind, whereas truly it is they who have corfounded the sweetness of Allah's love such that they do not occupy themselves with other than Him.'

Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sadiq [as]
Ibid. p. 130, no. 1

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Question : #101 Category: Holy Qur'an
Subject: What does 'Sali mean in the Quran
Question: What is the meaning of inna allaha wa malli'katuh yusaalona 3ala al-nabi?


This is what I don't understand from the meaning it says
Truly Allah and his angels pray upon/to Muhammad

Why does Allah pray upon/to Mohammed. Why does Allah pray?
Answer: Salaam alaykum,

A better translation of this verse would be: "Indeed Allah and His angels bless the Prophet; O you who have faith! Invoke blessings on him and invoke Peace upon him in a worthy manner." (Quran, 33:56, Quli Qara'i translation)

It is understood from this translation that the term 'sali' here does not mean pray, but rather means bless. Therefore, Allah is not praying to Muhammad (s); rather blessing him.

Fi amanillah

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