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Imam an-Nawawi رحمه الله has said:

It is recommended = Mustahabb = for the person who writes out Hadith, that he writes out = صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ = Sall’Allahu Alayhi wa Sallam = when there is the mentioning of the Messenger of Allah. He must write it out fully, not merely using abbreviations, {like S.A.W, PBUH, s.a.w.s} and neither sufficing on one of the two, {meaning you have to say the Salat & Salam}. {Sharh Sahih Muslim, Volume 1, pg. 39}

What is Preferred to say after writing the names of Allah Ta’Ala or the Prophet صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ or companions or scholars

Allah عز و جل

It is preferred/recommended for a person who writes out a Hadith, that at the time he comes across the mentioning of the Name of Allah to add after it:

  • A’zza wa Jal
  • Ta’ala
  • Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala
  • Tabarak Wa Ta’Ala
  • Jalla Dhikruh or
  • Tabarak Asmuh or other similar statements.

The Prophet Muhammad صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ سَلَّمَ

It is also recommended to add after mentioning the name of the Prophet Muhammad the following: صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ سَلَّمَ.

This should be written out as it is, without using any abbreviation and using both the “Salah” and “Taslim” on the Prophet صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ سَلَّمَ not just the Salah or Taslim.

The Companions رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُم

If a Companion is mentioned then it should be used after him رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ = Radi’ Allahu Anhu and if he was a companion that his father is a companion as well then it should be written رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُما = Radi’ Allahu Anhuma.

The Scholars رحمهم الله

The same respect should be used in regard to the scholars by writing and asking Allah to be pleased with them and shower them with his Mercy.

All these additions should be written even if they were not mentioned in the original text the writer quotes or writes from because this is not a narration but a Dua’ = supplication…They should not be bored from repeating doing so because whoever does not pay attention to it will surely miss a great reward and a great blessing.”

Reference: Muqaddimah Sharh Sahih Muslim, Imam an-Nawawi

The worshipers in the night

Hasan al-Basri (rahimullah) was asked:

“Why are the people who pray in the depth of the night, those with the most beautiful faces?”

He said:

“Because they were alone with Allah, so He clothed them with a light from His light.”

If u seek protection from Satan

The Prophet said, ‘Whoever recites 4 verses from the first part of Surah al Baqarah, the verse of the Throne, two verses after the verse of the Throne and three verses from the last part of Surah al Baqarah, Satan would never come near him or the members of his family on that day, and nothing he despises would come near him or the members of his family, and never are these verses recited over a madman without him regaining his consciousness’

– [Darimi 3249/A in the Book of Excellence of the Quran; an-Nasai in the Deeds during the Day and Night; Ibn Hibban & Tabrani] –