Another very important prayer of a Muslim that everyone who is conscious of having peace for his soul should question is the prayer probably prayed more than the Al Fatiha. When you mention the name of Muhammad in a conversation, you must immediately pray for him: Sallah Allahu wa Sallam (May the peace of Allah be upon him).
This prayer comes from a command both in the Quaran and in the Hadith. The Quran says: “… O you who believe (followers of Muhammad), invoke blessings on him and invoke peac upon him…” (Sura 33:56). The Hadith of Al-Tirmidi records Abu Hurayrah as saying:
“The Messenger of Allah said… ‘May he be humiliated, the man in whose presence I am mentioned and he does not send Salah upon me: may he be humiliated, the man who sees the month of Ramadan come and go, and he is not forgiven: may he be humiliated, the man whose parents live to old age and they do not cause him to be granted admittance to paradise.’”
Therefore, because you do not want to be under a curse, at the end of every daily prayer (salat) session, as a Muslim, you must repeat a similar prayer: “O Lord, have mercy upon and give peace to Muhammad.”
Do you know that it is not the decayed body or bones of Muhammad that you are praying for? You are praying for the peace of his soul after death. You’re praying that Allah would grant Muhammad paradise, which is actually called “the home or abode of peace” in the Quran (Surah 10:25-26). In other words, you are all praying for the salvation of his soul. These are my sincere questions for you?
1. Is this demand and command for prayer an indication that the prophet didn’t have an assurance that he would be saved and so decided to command all of you his followers to pray that Allah would grant him mercy to enter the abode of peace?
2. Have you heard of any place in the bible where Christians were commanded to pray for Jesus or for the peace and salvation of any of God’s true prophets and apostles after their deaths?
3. Why do you have to always pray for Muhammad’s peace regularly?
4. Are you on a safe ground to be following a prophet that depends on your prayer for his peace? Or should you not follow a prophet that would be praying for you instead?
5. Since billions of you have been praying to Allah to grant peace to Muhammad for 1,400 years, should the prayers not have been answered?
6. What guarantee do you have as a Muslim that after death you will have peace if prayers of billions of people have not produced peace in 1,400 years for the prophet?
7. If Muhammad is in paradise would he not be in peace?
8. Who prays for you to have peace?
9. Has it ever crossed your mind that the only place where there is no peace after death is in Hell Fire?
10. Do you know that Christians are not under any obligation to pray for Jesus Christ and such prayers are not needed for him from the Muslims?
We must know that in Isaiah 9:6 the Bible already tells us that the peace of God already rests upon Jesus. Thus, he is called the Prince of Peace. Jesus himself said in John 14:27; Peace I leave with you; my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful. Jesus is peace to us Christians, we do not pray for Him, He prays for us as found in John 17.
Come to Jesus now so that you may have rest for your souls!