Every year, during the blessed month of Rabi’ al-Awwal, Rabata encourages a global effort in collective salawat (sending prayers upon the Prophet Muhammad (s)*) to increase our love for him. It is said that an increasing love for the Prophet (s) engenders sincerity in our efforts to follow his example, facilitates the application of his teachings in our daily lives and enables us to remain steadfast on the straight path under the Prophetic banner. Salawat is also a means of receiving blessings, light, and mercy.
Rabata first began the Salawat Project in 2010, and continues to launch annually with the intention to fulfill the beautiful purpose of global effort in collectively sending prayers upon Prophet Muhammad (s).The Prophet Muhammad (s) said, “Whoever sends one prayer upon me, Allah (swt) sends ten prayers upon him and records ten good deeds.” (Sunan al- Tirmidhi)
*One of the simplest forms of sending prayers upon the Prophet (s) is by reciting the following supplication: “Allahumma salli ala Sayyidina Muhammad”