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Why do muslims say or write "Praise be upon him" in referring to Mohammad?

Asked by 2TFX (435points) March 26th, 2014

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Judi's avatar

It’s a phrase of respect.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Respect and praise?

janbb's avatar

What’s not to understand? The Jews usually say in their prayers, “The Holy One, Blessed be He”; it is the same kind of honoring.

pleiades's avatar

Fast foward a couple thousand years to 2014 and I can translate this to you in English…

“Praise be upon him” = “Fuck yea! Mohammed!”

Darth_Algar's avatar

They don’t. They say “peace be upon him”. It’s also a phrase they use in reference to other prophets such as Adam, Noah, Abraham and Jesus.

rojo's avatar

“May the force be with you”

“And also with you”

Yeah, that got me in trouble more than once with my in-laws, and my wife, when she was a “good” Catholic

Maybe respect but more likely for most because it has become habit.

flip86's avatar

Why do Muslims do anything they do? Years of brainwashing.

ETpro's avatar

I’m reading the Koran right now, and it’s in there just about “Peace be upon him” is in there just about every time his name is mentioned, which is often several times per page. So anyone who has been schooled in Islam has that phrase emblazoned into their minds.

Smitha's avatar

It’s just a sign of respect since Prophet Mohammad was the one who conveyed god’s message to the people.

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