ANSWER249Bear in mind the principle that everything is permissible unless proven otherwise. Our Beloved Prophet Sallallahu Alaihe Wasalam did not specifically prohibit reading Nafil in Jammah (congregation) as he saw himself read Nafil in congregation (i.e. the prayer of eclipse). It is also a Sunnah to read Isharaq Namaz therefore to do so in Jammah has not been specifically prohibited hence it is not against Islamic teaching to do so. Provided that such congregation is not publicised but rather done spontaneously as it is makrooh in the Hanafi Madhab to publicise reading of nafil in congregation.QUESTION250 TOPIC : MeaningsWhat is the meaning of S.A.W , RA ( Radithallah anho), RA ( Rehmatullah aleh) AS (Aslam ) and why do we use these terms for certain individuals i.e. : for Beloved Prophet Musa ( AS ) and not say (S.A.W) and so on.ANSWER250Sallallahu Alaihe Wasalam, literally means Allah sent Darood and Salutations upon Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihe Wasalam.In addition to this; Allah Humah Salle alla Muhammad wasalim, literally means O Allah send Darood and Salutations upon Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihe Wasalam.Alai his Salaam literally means Salutations be upon him.
Radiallahu Anhu, literally means Allah is pleased with him.Radiallahu Anha, literally means Allah is pleased with her.Rahmatulla Alai he, literally mean Allah’s mercy is upon him.Rahmatulla Alai ha, literally mean Allah’s mercy is upon her.It is a good practice to write and renounce the complete salutations and not abbreviations.The reason we use Sallallahu Alaihe Wasalam for Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihe Wasalam is because in a verse of the Holy Quran Allah Azawajal commands Muslims to send Darood and Salutations upon Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihe Wasalam and such command regarding other prophets therefore for Prophet Sallallahu Alaihe Wasalam we use Sallallahu Alaihe Wasalam and for respect of all other prophets we use Alai his Salaam as to distinguish the difference. Allah also in the Quran sends such salutations on other prophets Alai his Salaam.