A Bibliography of Salawat

Z. Baqiri-Bidhandi

On the value and importance of salawat, it suffices to remark that the Holy Quran explicitly states, “God and His angels bless the Prophet” (Al-’Ahzab [XXXIII], 56); it recommends Muslims to bestow their blessings on the Prophet. There are a number of hadiths, related from the Prophet, which signify the reward and virtues of giving blessings on the Prophet and his Ahl al-Bayt. This has been a noteworthy topic for many of Sunnite and Shiite authors and scholars. The article is concerned with rendering brief bibliographical information of the literature on salawat. In the first section, Arabic and Persian books written exclusively on salawat are introduced. In the second section, there is a list of books containing at least an article on the subject.

Key Words: the Prophet, Ahl al-Bayt, Reward, Virtues, the Holy Quran, God and His angels bless the Prophet

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