If someone (non believer) wishes you with aslamwalequm instead of asalaamo alaiqum. Is it by intention or merely a mis-pronunciation? Is it death upon you or stones upon you or nay other meaning since a non-believer is targeting me with this phrase? What will be the reply to him?
In the name of Allah, the compassionate, the merciful
What is the meaning of aslamwalequm? … What will be the reply to him?
The mentioned phrase “aslamwalequm” seems to be the incomplete or wrong shape of ASsalamo-Alaikum. And apparently a miss-pronunciation as you said. Hence, you’d better inform him concerning his wrong if he says it unintentionally.
Let’s give you a related example which can be constructive and helpful for you. It is narrated that:
Munafiqs (or Jews according to another narration) were saying Saam-Alaik to the apostle of Allah (peace be upon him and his family). And they would curse him by that. … Afterwards the following verse came down (revelation):
و اذا جاوك حيوك بما لم يحيك به اللّه مجادله:8 /
So, it is quoted that:
… some Jew entered and told the Prophet degradingly “Saam Alaik” (down or death to you) although it has a similar form to Assalam-o-Alaik. But the apostle of Allah dignified and politely replied him: Wa Alaik. (Of course didn’t say Saam Alaik, haply solely he replied “Wa Alaik”)
Accordingly, you’d better tell him Wa alaik (especially if you assume or sure that he had a bad intention by saying that).
As another narration which could be helpful and perhaps related to some extent:
It is quoted that the apostle of Allah (peace be upon him and his family) said: do not reply the person who start speaking without greeting Salam (without Saying Assalam-o-alaik... at first)
According to a hadith: Somebody came to Imam Hussain (a.s.) and told him كيف انت عافاك الله without saying Salam (Assalam-o-Alaik) at first. Imam Hussain told him: (السلام قبل الكلام عافاك الله) (saying Salam has priority on talking …)
has nothing harmful inside it. It is just the way the non-Muslim is able to say the phrase. So it should be treated as perfectly fine.
is the form which contains harm, "as-saam" means poison or death. So, the letter laam "l" means all the difference here.