Sunnats and Aadaab of Greeting (Salaam) – Part 20

This entry is part of 20 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Greeting

1.Upon meeting, one should commence the conversation with salaam.

عن جابر قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: السلام قبل الكلام. (ترمذي رقم 2699)

Hazrat Jaabir (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Salaam should be made before the conversation.”

Sunnats and Aadaab of Greeting (Salaam) – Part 19

This entry is part 1 of 20 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Greeting

1. It is sunnah for one to greet children with salaam. When Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would see children, he made salaam to them

وعن أنس قال : إن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم مر على غلمان فسلم عليهم (مسلم رقم 2168)

Hazrat Anas (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that on one occasion Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) passed by a group of children, and he made salaam to them.”

Sunnats and Aadaab of Greeting (Salaam) – Part 1

This entry is part 2 of 20 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Greeting

Salaam1. When one meets his Muslim brother, he should greet him with salaam.

عن علي رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : للمسلم على المسلم ست بالمعروف يسلم عليه إذا لقيه ويجيبه إذا دعاه ويشمته إذا عطس ويعوده إذا مرض ويتبع جنازته إذا مات ويحب له ما يحب لنفسه. )الترمذي رقم 2736)

Hadhrat Ali (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “A Muslim has six rights over his Muslim brother. When he meets him he should greet him (with salaam); if he invites him he should accept his invitation; when he sneezes (and says Alhamdulillah) he should reply to his sneeze by saying ‘Yarhamukallah’; when he falls ill he should visit him; when he passes away he should attend his Janaazah; and he should love for him what he loves for himself.

Sunnats and Aadaab of Greeting (Salaam) – Part 2

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Salaam1. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has encouraged us in the mubaarak Ahaadith to make salaam a common practice among ourselves. Making salaam will be a means of creating love and unity among ourselves.

عن عبد الله بن عمرو: أن رجلا سأل رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: أي الإسلام خير؟ قال: تطعم الطعام وتقرأ السلام على من عرفت ومن لم تعرف (بخاري رقم 12)

Hadhrat Abdullah ibn Amr (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that a man once asked Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam): “Which feature and etiquette of Islam is highly commendable and good?” Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) replied: “Feeding the creation and greeting people with salaam whether you know them or not.”

عنه قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: لا تدخلون الجنة حتى تؤمنوا ولا تؤمنوا حتى تحابوا أولا أدلكم على شيء إذا فعلمتموه تحاببتم؟ أفشوا السلام بينكم. (مسلم رقم 54)

Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: "You will not enter Paradise until you bring Imaan; and you will not acquire perfect Imaan until you possess mutual love. Should I not show you a method whereby you will be able to inculcate mutual love among yourselves? Make salaam a common practice amongst yourselves (i.e. at the time of meeting each other).”

Sunnats and Aadaab of Greeting (Salaam) – Part 3

This entry is part 4 of 20 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Greeting

Salaam1. When making salaam, one should make salaam by saying “Assalaamu Alaikum.”  One may add to the words of the salaam by saying “Assalaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah ” or “Assalaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa barakaatuhu”. The more words one uses in the salaam causes the reward to increase.

عن عمران بن حصين رضي الله عنه قال جاء رجل إلى النبى صلى الله عليه وسلم فقال السلام عليكم. فرد عليه السلام ثم جلس فقال النبى صلى الله عليه وسلم عشر. ثم جاء آخر فقال السلام عليكم ورحمة الله فرد عليه فجلس فقال عشرون. ثم جاء آخر فقال السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته فرد عليه فجلس فقال ثلاثون. (ابو داود رقم 5197)

Hadhrat Imraan ibn Husain (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that once a person came to Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and greeted him saying: "Assalaamu alaikum." Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) replied to the salaam, and the person sat down in the gathering. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) then said: "He has received ten rewards." Thereafter another person came to Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and greeted him saying: "Assalaamu alaikum warahmatullah." Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) replied to the salaam, and the person sat down in the gathering. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) then said: "He has received twenty rewards." Thereafter another person came to Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and greeted him saying: "Assalaamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakaatuh." Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) replied to the salaam, and the person sat down in the gathering. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) then said: "He has received thirty rewards."