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

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How should I reply to "Assalamu Alaikum"?

What is the difference between responding with "Alaikum Salaam/علیکم السلام" and responding with "Walaikum Salaam/وعلیکم السلام"? Is it wrong to say "Alaikum Salaam" in reply to "Assalamu Alaikum"?
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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 you)...
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Salam to non-Muslims

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 ...
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What is the correct format for replying to salam? [duplicate]

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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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 their ...
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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 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 'as salaam aleikum' a suitable greeting?

I learned this phrase from the autobiography of Malcolm X. If I said this as warm greeting in place of hello, would it be received as a gesture of goodwill? If so, I'd like to use this as a ...
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Why don't we say "subhanahu wa ta'ala" after saying "assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah"?

After saying Allah, it seems we're encouraged to say "subhanahu wa ta'ala" (meaning "the most glorified, the most high"). However, there seems to be exceptions to this, e.g., when we say "assalamu ...
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Is the hadith about not initiating greetings to non-muslims authentic? And what is its explanation?

Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) as saying: Do not greet the Jews and the Christians before they greet you and when you meet any one of them on the roads force him to go to the narrowest ...