The Significance of ATTAHIYAT
It is a part of the conversation between Allah(SWT) and Prophet Muhammad (SAW) during his journey of Al Isra Wal Miraj.
When Prophet Muhammad (SAW) met Allah SWT, he said: “Attahiyyaatu Lillahi Was Salawatu Wattayyibatu” All compliments, all prayer and worship are for Allah.
Allah SWT replied:”Assala mu Alaika Ayyuhannabi ‘yu ‘Warahmatullahi Wabarka’tuhu” Peace be upon you, Oh Prophet and Allah’s mercy and blessings.
To this, Prophet Muhammad (SAW) replied: “Assalamu Alaina Wa’ala’Ibadilla his Saa’liheen” Peace be on us and on all good slaves of Allah.
Listening to this conversation between Allah and His Messenger (SAW), the angels said, “Ash’had’u’un La ilahaillallahu Wa Ash’hadu Anna MuhammadunAbd’u hu Wa Rasooluh” bear witness that no one is worthy of worship except Allah And I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger.