Salutations are recited out of respect when mentioning the names of Prophets and holy personages. These salutations have been abbreviated and inserted into the text where applicable. Readers are urged to recite the full salutations for the following abbreviations:
(sas) Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, meaning ‘May peace and blessings of Allah be upon him’, is written after the name of the Holy Prophet Muhammad(sas).
(as) Alaihis-salaam, meaning ‘May peace be on him’, is written after the names of Prophets other than the Holy Prophet Muhammad(sas).