Since I brought this up in chat, I feel I should throw my perspective here. Let me address the inverse of this question (should Muslims return salam?) first, because that issue appears in the mind of Muslims when someone not visibly Muslim gives them salaam. Then, I will address the social implications of doing so.
Should Muslims Return the Greeting of ...
Islamic Point of View
When it comes to non-Muslims offering greetings to Muslims I found this hadith:
Anas b. Malik reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as
saying: When the People of the Book offer you salutations, you should
say: The same to you.
Which tells Muslims to return greetings (whatever they may be) when ...
Wa Alaikum Assalam
Wikipedia has some good explanation here and here.
Please note that there is a Hadith that requires you to return Salam same or better. That means if someone said:
Assalam-o-Alaikum Wa Rahmat-ul-Allah
You should say one of these:
- Wa Alaikum Assalam Wa Rahmat-ul-Allah
- Wa Alaikum Assalam Wa Rahmat-ul-Allah Wa Barakatuhu
Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: A man asked: "O
Messenger of Allah! When a man meets a brother or a friend, should he
bow to him?" He said, "No." The man asked whether he should embrace and kiss him? The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) replied, "No." He asked whether he should hold his
hand and shake it? The Messenger ...
No, it isn't Sunnah
Shaking hands is something that is encouraged in sharia, and it is a cause of sins being forgiven.
It was narrated that al-Bara’ ibn ‘Aazib (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
“There are no two Muslims who meet and shake hands, but they will be forgiven ...
The most used greeting by Muslims is "Eid Mubaarak". It is normally acceptable by a very large majority of Muslims even if it comes from a non muslim.
Note the culture too..
Mostly all cultures use the above greeting. However there might be some other greetings which may be rooted in local tradition. So in order to cover that, you may have to ask around ...
Salam is a way of greeting when you meet another Muslim whether you know them or not. The proper way of Salam is saying Asalamu Alaikum(Peace be upon you), Asalamu Alikum Warahmatullah(Peace and mercy of Allah be upon you) or Asalamu Alikum Warahmatullah Wabarakatoh(Peace, mercy and blessing of Allah be upon you). If I were to put them on a scale of good, ...
Well you can answer:
Alaikum as-salam عليكم السلام
wa alaikum as-salam وعليكم السلام
Both are perfectly fine and good answers!
Also available are the singular forms:
'alaika as-salam عليك السلام
wa 'alaika as-salam وعليك السلام
and also to repeat with the same word
'alaika as-salam السلام عليك ... etc. all this five expressions can be ...
This is not a lame question at all, allow me to thank you for being considerate and wish you a happy Eid as well.
Back to the question:
عيد مبارك Eid Mubarak (Have a blessed Eid) is the most common greeting, and entirely appropriate for all to use.
كل عام وأنتم بخير Kul 'aam wa antum bekhair (May you stay well with every year that passes) is another ...
Excuse me for reviving this old question, but after reading the previous answers, I believe some context is due, especially a historical one. I'll try to summarize in a concise points. The answer to your question is in the last point.
In a salutation context, the word "Assalam" does not mean (nor refer to) God's name "Assalam". Even though the two words are ...
Yes, men may give the salam to women, even if they are not their Maharim. The obligation, or the order to give the salam and return it is general for all Muslims. When salam is given to a women, or the other way round, it must be kept professional, there is no shaking of hands, and if the women is young and there is fear of Fitnah the rule changes. But in ...
In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful
Light on history@
In pre-Islamic Arabia, when people met, they used to greet each other with various greetings. Islam changed and replaced these greetings with this standard form of greeting.
The greeting Assalamu Alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh is commonly translated as May the peace ...
You're confusing things.
"Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala" (meaning "the most glorified, the most high")
"assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah" (meaning "peace and mercy of Allah be upon you")
The first one is meant to praise Allah, and in doing so we mean he is exempt from evil doings. Of the dictionary meanings of تسبیح/سبح/سبّح is: عَظَّمَهُ وَمَجَّدَهُ ...
As an Arabic language rule, when there is the words (letters) "AL" at the initial part of a word, if the first letter is “s” (س), then the word "AL" would changes to "A" (We recite “A” instead of “AL”). Perhaps it could be say that “A” (AL) SalamonAlaikom is the complete (more complete) shape of SalamonAlaikom that both forms of them are correct.
On the ...
Mo’aneqeh is considered as hugging or embracing each other (and putting the hands on the neck of each other). In fact, it is a sort of embracement when two Muslims visit each other. In other word, Muaniqah (المعانقه) is a kind of greeting (physical greeting) that when you visit each other, shake hands and hugging each other.
( کلینی، محمد بن یعقوب، الکافی،...
المصافحة is merely the action of shaking hands, and it is not specific to Muslim.
It is mentioned that if a muslim were to greet another muslim, and shake hands, his sins would fall away like the leaves of a tree.
إِنَّ الْمُؤْمِنَ إِذَا لَقِيَ الْمُؤْمِنَ فَسَلَّمَ عَلَيْهِ وَأَخَذَ
بِيَدِهِ فَصَافَحَهُ تَنَاثَرَتْ خَطَايَاهُمَا كَمَا يَتَنَاثَرُ
It is known, that when a person from the people of the book say the greetings, a Muslim will say and on you.
Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah
(sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said, "When the people of the Book
greet you (i.e., by saying 'As-Samu 'Alaikum,' meaning death be upon
you), you should respond with: 'Wa '...
It is Wajib to reply “Salam-on-Alaikum”?
Yes, it is Wajib (mandatory) to reply that. Actually, based on the narration: it is Mustahab (recommended) to start by Saying Salam, but it is Wajib to reply that.
This narration is related to the following book:
(Kolaini, muhammad ibn Yaqub, al-Kafi, volume 2, page 644 ...) .
کلینی، محمد بن یعقوب، الکافی، ...
In the name of Allah, the most compassionate, the most merciful
Briefly speaking, typically, the first person who intends to say hello (as a greeting), he or she says:
But the second one who want to reply to his or her Salam, tells:
Alaikum/Alaika Salam (which demonstrates being the second part who is
saying back his/her hello
as far as I know there is a hadeeth in "muslim" that "anas ibn malek" reported that " Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) addressed me 'O My Son' "
Reference : Sahih Muslim 2151
In-book reference : Book 38, Hadith 38
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Book 25, Hadith 5351
the hadeeth reference
also check this fatwa - but in Arabic -...
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said, "The riding person should greet the
walking one, and the walking one should greet the sitting one, and the
small number of persons should greet the large number of persons."
Sahih al-Bukhari 6233
In his book, (al-Adhkaar),
Al-Nawawi (RA) said: Note that initiating the greeting of salaam is
Respect of elders is a must in Islam. How this respect is shown vary from culture to culture and time to time. If, in your culture, it is considered rude to pass by an elder, then you should not do that.
If you come face to face to a person, it is good to say "Salam". If he is at some distance, you can skip it. Choose what is the norm in your society.
In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful
As a concise answer from the perspective of Shia Islam, in regards to saying hello (Salam) from a non-mahram man to a woman non-mahram and vice versa:
All Maraja’ (Marja’al-Taqlids – religious authorities/scholars--): there is no problem (it’s permissible) if there is no intention of ...
Its a shame that today we have lost touch with the spiritual side of islam. In chapter 2 of the holy Quran Allah states verse 2 , the ones that believe in the unseen.
Then Allah says
وَلَا تَحْسَبَنَّ الَّذِينَ قُتِلُوا فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ أَمْوَاتًا ۚ بَلْ أَحْيَاءٌ عِنْدَ رَبِّهِمْ يُرْزَقُونَ
Think not of those who are killed in the Way of ...
face to the grave of prophet Muhammad (PBUH) say Salam directly to prophet
Not only the prophet's(pbuh) but to say the following in your inner self when ever you come across any grave(Muslim) is highly recommended.
Peace be upon the inhabitants of the graves, believers and Muslims. May Allaah have mercy upon those who have gone ahead of us and those who ...
It's also good to say that the shaf'a is being asked from its real owner Allah subhnih wo t'ala , He is the real owner of the shafa'a , and no one can make shafa'a unless Allah subhnih wo t'ala allow him .
Prophet never tought people to ask shafa'a from him
what is the meaning shafa'ah
Tafser of meaning of اية الكرسي
Saluting the Prophet (saaw) at his grave is not shirk. In fact, it is recommended.
Asking him for help or money or pregnancy or even forgiveness is shirk.
You are required to face Qibla only during prayers. Other than that, face anywhere you like.
Here is a fatwa from Bin Baz regarding this issue (in Arabic):
Salam(islamicic) - peace...with so much more meaning than just one word behind it. Shalom(jewish) - peace...with so much more meaning than just one word behind it.
When you look these words up in the dictionary, you can write a whole book about just the word and its intent! In English...it just has a jew words of explanation. It does not convey the ...