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

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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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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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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 الله ...
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Can one Salaam between male & females?

I've noticed in Bangladesh that one doesn't say Salaam between males & females - one to one that is. What exactly are the rules? Do they vary between Shia & Sunni? By social status?
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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 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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Can we wish non-Muslims "happy holi", "happy Diwali", etc.?

I 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 "...
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Is it appropriate to say "Grüß Gott" (God greets you) to Muslims?

In Upper Germany, people greet each other by saying "Grüß Gott". It has the same function as English "good morning". This greeting means "God greets you", however, nowadays it has mostly non-...
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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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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 sunnah to put hands on chest/heart after shaking hands?

I have seen people putting their right hand on chest or heart (I don't know exactly) after shaking hands and saying salam. Is this sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) ?
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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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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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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 Moanegheh (المعانقه)?

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 are. (According to Quran or Hadith)
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How to greet a group of people in Islam?

I am always confused when I enter a place full of family members, and I greet Asalamu Alaikum to each member separately. Is this the correct way ?
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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 "a-...
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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 instructs 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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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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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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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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How often should you respond to "Assalamu aleikum"?

I am a 19 year old Muslim boy, my brother has rather very blessed habit of greeting everyone whenever he goes out and comes back, even if that going out is for 2-3 minutes. I love to respond to him by ...
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Is it allowed to call anyone "son" except our own child?

I have a cousin brother who is around 7 to 8 years older than me. He calls me betaa (son in urdu) on some occasion purposely or may be just for fun. I don't like it. I want to know if it's allowed in ...
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What is the meaning of "aslamwalequm"? [duplicate]

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 ...
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What is the difference between PBUH and SAW in usage?

I know PBUH and SAW have different meanings, but I am particularly interested in when Muslims apply each phrase. To whom do we add the suffix SAW? partially addresses my question, and Whence came PBUH?...
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Does Qur'an 4:86 ("greet in return") apply to women when greeted by a non-mahram man?

We're supposed to return the salam; see Islam Q&A and And when you are greeted with a greeting, greet [in return] with one better than it or [at least] return it [in a like manner]. Indeed, ...
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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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Is it okay to say "Allah Hafiz" at the end of conversation?

We often say Allah Hafiz instead of Ta ta / bye bye! Is it only to avoid the culture of other religion or does it have any other significance? Did Sahaba do that? What is the view of Islam about ...
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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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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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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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What does our Prophet mean here! Explanation of the Hadith: Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 73, Number 53, Al-Adab

The hadith says: " A group of Jews entered upon the Prophet and said, "As-Samu-Alaikum." (i.e. death be upon you). I understood it and said, "Wa-Alaikum As-Samu wal-la'n. (death and the curse ...
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When someone greets me with "salaam," is it more proper to respond "salaam," or should I respond "as-salamu alaykum"?

I have some Muslim friends and they use different forms of greeting, so I am a little confused. What would be a proper response to "salaam"? When should I use the full "as-salamu alaikum"? When ...
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Refrence of hadith of epidemic handshake?

I already tried to Google but couldn't find out What is the refrence of hadith which prohibits hand shaking with patients of epidemic disease?
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What if someone does not reply back my Salaam?

I had a quarrel with my friend. But, as I had a habbit of greeting her by saying Salaam. So, I did that. But she even after hearing me did not replied me back. I felt very bad. So, are there any ...
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How should we respond to the Jewish expression "Shabbat Shalom"?

What should we answer to a Jew, when he tells us: "שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם (Shabbat Shalom)"?
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Answering "Assalamu Alaikum" [duplicate]

If some one says my brother is saying Assalamu Alaikum To you than what would be his answer : WAALAIKUM MUSSALAM OR ALAIKA WAALAIKUM MUSSALAM I NEED AN AUTHANTIC HADITH
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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 ...
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Can someone explain to me these seemingly blasphemous Hadeeth? Sunan Abu Dawud 1669, Sunan Abu Dawud 5224, Musnad Ahmad 12237

Musnad Ahmad 12237: He (muhammad) crepy unawares behind him (Zahir) and hugged him.The man said,"get off me"who is this?". Then he turned his head and discovered that it was the prophet....