The origin of the tashahhud

Reference: Sharh ‘Umdatil-Fiqh – Tape 1, Question No.15

Question: Some of them say the origin of the first [part of the] tashahhud is that when the Messenger ﷺ ascended to heaven, he began by extending the salaam to his Lord, and said:

«التَّحِيَّاتُ لِلهِ وَ الصَّلَوَاتُ وَ الطَّيِّبَاتُ»

…and [in response], Allaah (‘Azza wa Jall) said to His Prophet:

«السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ»

…[and so on] to the end?

Response: By Allaah, I have not seen this. This is the first time I am hearing this. I have not seen this. Whoever it is that says this – if he has a reference then let him share it with us; tell us ‘I found it in such-and-such a book’.

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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