Peace be upon him (Islam)

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alayhi as-salām (SAAS) is a phrase religious muslims say whenever they refer to the name of any prophet and any messenger. Peace be upon him is the English-language translation of alayhi as-salām. In any language it is a sign of great respect and honor.[1] Muslims say or write the phrase to get Allah's blessings for prophet/messenger, and in turn, get blessings for themselves.[2] The abbreviations PBUH and SAAS are used in writing in the Muslim world in private and sometimes government documents.[2] The Qur'an, the holy book of Islam, commands this respect be given.

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  1. "What does the Muslim phrase, "Peace Be Upon Him" mean?". InnovateUs Inc. Archived from the original on 11 July 2015. Retrieved 25 July 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 John L. Esposito, What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam, Second Edition (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011), p. 128