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Reciting A Word Of Reverence For The Name Of Allahu Ta'ala

Whenever uttering, hearing or writing the name of Allahu ta'ala, it is wajib [1] to say or to write when it first occurs and it is mustahab [2] if it is used more than once to recite a word of reverence, such as Subhanallah, Tabarakallah, Jalla-jalaluh, 'Azimush-shan, Jalla-qudratuh or Ta'ala. As for uttering a certain prayer called the salawat [3] when hearing the name of Rasulullah, the same rule applies.

It is written in Bezzaziyya and in the fifth part of the book Hindiyya: "When you hear the name of Allahu ta'ala it is wajib to show respect by saying 'jalla jalaluh' or 'ta'ala' or 'tabaraka' or 'subhanallah.' And, when you repeat the name of Allahu ta'ala, it is mustahab to say, 'Allahu ta'ala,' instead of only saying 'Allah.' That is, it is necessary to add a word of reverence after saying the name of Allahu ta'ala." Similarly, one should not only say "Qur'an," but always say "Quran al-karim." As it is understood, it would be wrong to say or to write, "Allah said that..." or "Allah ta'ala said that..." You should say, "Allahu ta'ala said that..."

Islam does not accept racism. All nations, speakers of all languages should utter these Arabic words. They should not be disrespectful by attempting to translate them. It is written in the final chapter of the fifth volume of Ibni Abidin and in the annotation of Kadi-zade by Birgivi: "It is mustahab to add the benedictory phrase 'radiy-Allahu 'anh' when you say [or write] the name of a Sahabi, and to add 'rahmatullahi 'aleyh' with the name of one of the other scholars."

GLOSSARY
[1] wajib: (act, thing) never omitted by the Prophet, so almost as compulsory as fard and not to be omitted. Wajib al-wujud: Being whose existence is indispensable and nonexistence is impossible.
[2] mustahab: (act, thing) deserving thawab if done but no sin if omitted, nor disbelief if disliked.
[3] salawat: (pl. of salat) special prayers in which blessings and high ranks are invoked on the Prophet ('alaihi 's-salam).