1. It is an adab (Islamic etiquette) that the one who is walking should greet the one who is sitting first. The one who is riding a conveyance should greet the one who is walking first. Similarly, the young should greet the elders first, and a small jamaat (those that …
1.One should not make salaam when greeting a non Muslim. If a non Muslim greets one with salaam, then one should reply by merely saying “Wa Alaik” (and upon you), and if many non Muslims greet one with salaam, one should reply by saying “Wa Alaikum” (and upon you all). …
1.When two Muslims meet, then after salaam they should make musaafaha (shake hands). Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has said that the completion of greeting one’s Muslim brother at the time of meeting him is that he makes musaafaha with him after salaam. عن ابن مسعود رضي الله عنه عن النبي …
1. One should make musaafaha with both hands. عن ابن مسعود قال علمني رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وكفي بين كفيه التشهد كما يعلمني السورة من القرآن (بخاري رقم 6265) Hazrat Abdullah bin Mas’ood (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports: “Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) taught me the tashahhud in the manner he …
1.When making musaafaha one should merely grasp the next person’s hands. There is no need to shake the hands. 2.When making musaafaha do not grip the next person’s hands so tight causing him pain or difficulty.
1.One should not hasten in removing his hand after making musaafaha. Rather, one should allow the next person to remove his hand first. عن أنس بن مالك قال : كان النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم إذا استقبله الرجل فصافحه لا ينزع يده من يده حتى يكون الرجل الذي ينزع …