Assalam-O-Alaikum! Friends I want to ask a question a part of which has already been asked before. Is my saying "salam" to non-Muslims sin? And the part which is asked before is How to return salam to non-Muslims.. I want answer for the first one not the second!
I have a friendly nature and I say Salam a hundred times a day to people passing by the way, travelling with me, entering a shop etc. So you can say it has become my habit which I can't avoid! No problem I would have said "Hello or Hi etc." to non-Muslim people in England or America but I live in Pakistan and Christians here don't say Hello or Hi. Even when the meet each other they say "Assalam-O-Alaikum!" Now many Christians live in my neighbourhood and when I have to pass through way to somewhere I say Salam to them as I say to a Muslim! Am I doing something sinful. I can't avoid saying Salam to them because:
- I don't want them to feel as minority! I don't want them to feel bad about us Muslims.
- I love old people! When I see some aged human I can't stop myself greeting him! As a respect I say Salam to them and they reply me well!