Definition: When writing the name of the Prophet Muhammad, Muslims often follow it with the abbreviation "SAWS." These letters stand for the Arabic words "sallallahu alayhi wa salaam" (may God's blessings and peace be with him). Muslims use these words to show respect to one of God's Prophets when mentioning his name. It is also abbreviated as "PBUH," which stand for the English words of similar meaning ("peace be upon him").
Also Known As: PBUH
Muslims believe that Muhammad (SAWS) was the last Prophet and Messenger of God.