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(598 words)

(a.), the invocation of God’s blessing upon the Prophet Muḥammad.

The word has many applications, but commonly refers to the section of the tas̲h̲ahhud [q.v.] in the ritual ṣalāt [q.v.], following the taḥiyya (“greeting”) and s̲h̲ahāda [q.v.], in which the worshipper recites the ṣalāt ʿalā ’l-nabī ( taṣliya being derived from this sense of “performing the ṣalāt ”, perhaps). One typical formulation of the taṣliya is known as al-ṣalawāt al-ibrāhīmiyya , see ṣalāt . III. B. A taṣliya is also a part of the response to the ad̲h̲ān [q.v.], also known as the duʿāʾ al-wasīla the “prayer of medi…

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Rippin, A., “Taṣliya”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 01 April 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7436>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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