Forms and rules of greeting: what to say or to do to greet

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Ruling for giving and returning Salam in written media?

When two Muslim brothers meet each other, they exchange Islamic greetings (says Salam to each other). This is done verbally. My question is regarding non-verbal communication. Like when we chat, write ...
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How should I reply to Assalamu Alaikum?

What is the difference between responding with "Alaikum Salaam" and responding with "Walaikum Salaam"? Is it wrong to say "Alaikum Salaam" in reply to "Assalamu Alaikum"?
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Why did Ibrahim greet his father with the Salam, if one shouldn't greet disbelievers with salaam?

It happens that I am told not to greet disbelievers with Salaam, or peace. However in the Quran Surah Maryam, Ibrahim clearly said peace to his father who at the time was a disbeliever, a polytheist. ...
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It is Wajib to reply “Salam-on-Alaikum”?

It is considered as a famous issue that almost majority of people in my country (Iran) say that it is Wajib (compulsory) to reply the person who says Salam to you. I.e. if somebody tell you ...
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How to greet women in Arabic?

Normally we say "Assalam o Alaikum", but my sir said that for women we need to say "Assalam o Alaikuna". Is that right?
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Why do we greet with “AS-SALA-MU-ALIKUM” instead of “SALA-MUN-ALY-KUM”?

In Sura Anam, ayat 54 Allah clearly instruct us to say "SALA-MUN-ALY-KUM" but we from our childhood all say "AS-SALA-MU-ALIKUM". Why and from where has this come into our practice? Can anybody help ...
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What is Moanegheh (المعانقه)? (According to Quran or Hadith)

I am aware that Moaneqah is a kind of greetings which is famous between Muslims and apparently has so Thawab, but I'd like to know what the circumstances of it is. (According to Quran or Hadith)
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What Is the exact shape of Mosafeha (المصافحه)? [duplicate]

I am aware that Mosafeheh (المصافحه) is a kind of greetings which is famous between Muslims as an Islamic deed and apparently has a Thawab (reward). Actually it seems to be shake-hands. But I'd like ...
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Is there a ruling for giving and returning the Salam while eating?

What is the ruling, if any, of offering salaam to someone who is eating? And also what is the ruling when being offered salaam while you yourself are eating? Lately, we hear people saying that it is ...
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What is the correct format for replying to salam?

While saying salam to others, nobody will say Wassalamu alaikum or Assalamu Walaikum. But, while replying I can hear different format like Wa alaikum Wassalam Wa alaikum Assalam Alaikum ...
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Can we wish non-Muslims?

I am from India and am working in MNC software company. Over here all employees, mostly non-Muslims, wish each other with "Good morning" and "Good night". And during special festival with "Happy ...
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Is it bad manner to pass elders while walking?

I read somewhere that one should not walk in front of an elder person. But what if an elder person walking in front of me is really slow and I just overtake him and be on my way. Is it a bad manner? I ...
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What is the sunnah way to say salam or greeting in Islam?

What is the sunnah way of saying salam or greeting someone in Islam? I am searching sunnah.com but I found only greet your fellow muslim but how? i.e. Assalamu Alaikum or Salaam only The Prophet ...
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Is saying Salam or facing towards the grave of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and greeting him Shirk?

I am asking so because a lot of Muslims in Masjid Al Nabawi in Madina face to the grave of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) say Salam directly to prophet or read some Du'a: السَّلامُ عَلَیکَ یا رَسول ...
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How do I greet a Muslim man in a letter referencing Eid?

Sorry for coming with such a lame question but this is the first place I thought of when the idea came to my mind, and it is not just a question for questions sake but I really do need some advice. I ...
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To whom do we add the suffix (SAW)?

Prompted from this discussion, there are various opinions as to who we are allowed to add the suffix sallah Allahu allehe wa salam. Allah and His angels send blessings on the Prophet: O ye that ...
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What is the proper way to shake hands?

What is the proven (via quran/hadith) method of greeting Muslims? I have seen some people who handshake with: …1 hand. …2 hands. …1 hand, followed by putting their hand on ...
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Is it proper to greet a non-Muslim with “As-Salāmu Alaykum”?

Is it proper to greet a non-Muslim with "As-Salāmu Alaykum" (Peace be upon you) or respond with "wa alaykumu s-salāmu wa rahmatu l-lāhi wa barakātuh" (may peace, mercy and blessings of God be upon ...