SHAFAQNA – The meaning of Salawat is: O’ Allah (SWT), send your mercy on the Prophet (PBUH) and his family. When mercy is sent to the Prophet (PBUH), will reach others as well because he is the source of mercy and if a mercy to reach others, it must be sent first to the prophet (PBUH) and then to reach others. Imam Ali (AS) said: Recite Dua or ask your needs from God with Salawat because Salawat is an accepted Dua. Imam Sajjad (AS) said that before and after any request from God, recite Salawat.
Translated from parts of speech by the Grand Ayatollah Javadi Amoli