Sunnats and Aadaab of Speech – Part 5

1. When one meets a Muslim or contacts him via any means of communication (e.g. cellphone, whatsapp, SMS, email, etc.) then one should first make salaam before commencing the discussion.

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. (سنن الترمذي، الرقم: 2736)

Hazrat ‘Ali (radhiyallahu ‘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.”

عن جابر رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: السلام قبل الكلام. (سنن الترمذي، الرقم: 2699)

Hazrat Jaabir (radhiyallahu anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said: “Salaam should be made before the conversation.”

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