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Sunnats and Aadaab of Greeting

Sunnats and Aadaab of Greeting (Salaam) – Part 15

This entry is part 15 of 15 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Greeting

1. It is better for one not to greet someone who is engrossed in a conversation or busy in some work.

2. It is makrooh to greet a person involved in any Deeni activity or while he is eating etc.

Sunnats and Aadaab of Greeting (Salaam) – Part 14

This entry is part 14 of 15 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Greeting

1. If one enters a gathering wherein a talk or discussion of Deen is taking place, one should not make salaam as this disturbs the speaker as well as the gathering.

Sunnats and Aadaab of Greeting (Salaam) – Part 13

This entry is part 13 of 15 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Greeting

1. It is not correct to write the salaam in an abbreviated form (e.g. slmz, salaams etc.). This is not in keeping with the respect of the salaam. If the salaam was written in an abbreviated form (e.g. slmz, salaams etc.), it is not waajib to reply to such a salaam.

Sunnats and Aadaab of Greeting (Salaam) – Part 12

This entry is part 12 of 15 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Greeting

1. When one greets his Muslim brother with salaam, he benefits him in three ways:

1) He makes duaa for him that Allah Ta’ala keep him in peace. Salaam is a greeting of peace.

2) He reminds him that Allah Ta’ala is with him and watching him at all times. ‘Salaam’ is the name of Allah Ta’ala.

3) He informs him that when he has greeted him with the greeting of peace, he is certainly his well-wisher and he will not harm him in any way (neither verbally, physically or in any other way).

2. It is waajib to reply to the salaam that is written in a letter/SMS/Email etc. The reply may be given in writing or verbally.

Sunnats and Aadaab of Greeting (Salaam) – Part 11

This entry is part 11 of 15 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Greeting

1.  When someone conveys the salaam of a person to you, then you should reply by saying “Alaika Wa Alaihis Salaam”. However, if one replies by merely saying “Wa alaikumus Salaam”, it will suffice.

عن غالب قال إنا لجلوس بباب الحسن إذ جاء رجل فقال حدثنى أبى عن جدى قال بعثنى أبى إلى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم فقال ائته فأقرئه السلام. قال فأتيته فقلت إن أبى يقرئك السلام. فقال: عليك وعلى أبيك السلام. (ابو داود رقم 5233)

Hadhrat Ghaalib (Rahimahullah) reports: “We were once seated at the door of (the home of) Hadhrat Hasan Basri (Rahimahullah) when a person came and said: ‘My father related the following incident from my grandfather. He (my grandfather) said: ‘My father once sent me to Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) saying, ‘Go to Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and convey my salaams to him.’ When I reached him I conveyed the salaams of my father saying, ‘My father conveys salaams to you.’ Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) replied: “Alaika Wa ala abeeka salaam (i.e. May salaam (peace) descend upon you and upon your father).’”