We read Attahiyat dua in every prayer. When we read our salah, we should know the meaning of the dua as well.

Here is transliteration of the dua attahiyat and word by word translation which can help you memorise attahiyat Dua.

Here is the Attahiyat in Arabic text,

التَّحِيَّاتُ لِلَّهِ وَالصَّلَوَاتُ وَالطَّيِّبَاتُ، السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ وَرَحْمَةُ اللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ، السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْنَا وَعَلَى عِبَادِ اللَّهِ الصَّالِحِينَ، أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ

At-tahiyyatu Lillahi wa-salawatu wa’t-tayyibat, as-salamu ‘alayka ayyuha’n-Nabiyyu wa rahmat-Allahi wa barakatuhu. As-salamu ‘alayna wa ‘alaa ‘ibad-Illah is-saliheen. ashhadu alla ilaha illallah wa ashhadu anna muhammadan ‘abduhu wa rasuluhu

Attahiyat dua

Meaning

“All the best compliments and the prayers and the good things are for Allah. Peace and Allah’s Mercy and Blessings be on you, O Prophet! Peace be on us and on the pious slaves of Allah, I testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah, and I also testify that Muhammad is Allah’s slave and His Apostle.”

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Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari 6265

Word by Word translation of Attahiyat

ArabicTransliterationWord-by-Word Translation
التَّحِيَّاتُAt-tahiyyatuThe greetings
لِلَّهِLillahito Allah
وَالصَّلَوَاتُwa’s-salawatuand the prayers
وَالطَّيِّبَاتُwa’t-tayyibatand the pure things
السَّلاَمُas-salamuThe peace
عَلَيْكَ‘alaykabe upon you
أَيُّهَاayyuhaO
النَّبِيُّan-NabiyyuProphet
وَرَحْمَةُwa rahmatuand mercy
اللَّهِAllahiof Allah
وَبَرَكَاتُهُwa barakatuhuand His blessings
السَّلاَمُas-salamuThe peace
عَلَيْنَا‘alaynabe upon us
وَعَلَىwa ‘alaand upon
عِبَادِ‘ibad-Ithe servants
اللَّهِAllahiof Allah
الصَّالِحِينَas-saliheenthe righteous ones
أَشْهَدُashhaduI bear witness
أَنْannthat
لاَlano
إِلَهَilahadeity
إِلاَّillaexcept
اللَّهُAllahAllah
وَأَشْهَدُwa ashhaduand I bear witness
أَنَّannathat
مُحَمَّدًاmuhammadanMuhammad
عَبْدُهُ‘abduhuHis slave
وَرَسُولُهُwa rasuluhuand His Messenger

Reference:

Abdullah (b. Mas`ud) said:

In the company of the Prophet (PBUH), we would chant, “Peace be upon Allah, Peace be upon so and so” as we prayed behind him. We were once told by Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) that Allah is Himself and that He is Peaceful. Therefore, you should say, “All services performed by words and deeds of worship and all good things are due to Allah” whenever one of you sits during the prayer.”

Allah’s mercy and blessings are upon you, O Prophet. Whenever Allah says this, it reaches every righteous servant in the universe, including those in the heavens and Earth. I swear that Muhammad is a servant and Messenger of Allah, and I attest that there is no God but Allah. Then he can make whatever supplication he wishes.

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