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Is it sunnah to put hands on chest/heart after shaking hands?

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: ...
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Salam to non-Muslims

Assalam-O-Alaikum is an Arabic phrase meaning "Peace be on you". So applying the same logic of your question, can it be sin to say "Peace be on you" in English? Obvious answer is no.
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Why don't we say "subhanahu wa ta'ala" after saying "assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah"?

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 ...
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How to greet a group of people in Islam?

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 ...
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Is it allowed to call anyone "son" except our own child?

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 : ...
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How often should you respond to "Assalamu aleikum"?

When he initiates salam, if you alone are present then it is compulsory for you to respond to him. However if there are multiple people present then it is sufficient for any one of them to respond.
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It is Wajib to reply "Salam-on-Alaikum"?

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 ...
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Can we wish non-Muslims "happy holi", "happy Diwali", etc.?

We can not wish non-muslims to on their Religious Festival. Reference: Fatawa Mahmoodiya 19/567 Kitabul Fatawa 1/304
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Can we wish non-Muslims "happy holi", "happy Diwali", etc.?

Sorry but I totally disagree with Maythux's answer. It's forbidden in Islam to wish non-Muslim on Diwali and Christmas and other religious festivals as it's the biggest sin (shirk) in Islam and ...
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Can one Salaam between male & females?

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-...
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Is saying Salam or facing towards the grave of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and greeting him Shirk?

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

In Arabic, we often say this to greet other people when we meet them: حياك الله --- الله يحييك The literal translation of these two phrases is: "may Allah greet you", "Greetings of Allah upon you" ...
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What is the correct format for replying to salam?

Allah said, وَإِذَا حُيِّيتُم بِتَحِيَّةٍ فَحَيُّواْ بِأَحْسَنَ مِنْهَآ أَوْ رُدُّوهَآ (When you are greeted with a greeting, greet in return with what is better than it, or (at least) return it ...
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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 you've mentioned can be found in Sahih al-Bukhari (see for example in the book of good manners and forms: al-Adab, in the book of asking permission, in the book of fighting for the cause of ...
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What is the difference between PBUH and SAW in usage?

We say صلى الله عليه وسلم after the name of Muhammad. Some people had invented abbreviations (like ص) for ease in writing and so when English literature on Islam was first produced they also adopted ...
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Is the hadith about not initiating greetings to non-muslims authentic? And what is its explanation?

Yes, this hadith is authentic. It is reported in Sahih Muslim "Do not initiate greetings with the Jews and Christians. When you meet any of them in the road, then make him take its narrowest path....
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Ruling for giving and returning Salam in written media?

Bismillah, Yes, you should say Salam regardless. The Prophet (PBUH) when he used to send letter to the kings inviting them to Islam, he would include greetings in the letters. Here is an example: (...
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Is the hadith about not initiating greetings to non-muslims authentic? And what is its explanation?

The hadith is Sahih. It is recorded by Imam Muslim in his Sahih under the heading باب النهي عن ابتداء أهل الكتاب بالسلام (The prohibition of initiating the greeting with the People Of The Book). The ...
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When someone greets me with "salaam," is it more proper to respond "salaam," or should I respond "as-salamu alaykum"?

Saying: Salaam is an incomplete greeting. And Allah the almighty taught us how to respond: And when you are greeted with a greeting, greet [in return] with one better than it or [at least] ...
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What if someone does not reply back my Salaam?

As a man when I give Salaam to a muslim woman, they're not required to respond, which is fine. Bearing this in mind, if a muslim man doesn't respond to my Salaam, well... I'm sure you can see where I ...
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What if someone does not reply back my Salaam?

With some exceptions, replying to Salam is obligatory: وإذا حييتم بتحية فحيوا بأحسن منها أو ردوها إن الله كان على كل شيء حسيبا And when you are greeted with a greeting, greet [in return] with one ...
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Does Qur'an 4:86 ("greet in return") apply to women when greeted by a non-mahram man?

Greeting non-mahrams is considered makruh and it is not required to return such a greeting: ويكره أن يسلم على امرأة أجنبية (غير زوجة له ولا محرم) إلا أن تكون عجوزاً أي غير حسناء، أو ألا تشتهى لأمن ...
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Does Qur'an 4:86 ("greet in return") apply to women when greeted by a non-mahram man?

Responding to greeting is wajib. Not engaging isn't wajib. Doing better is only recommended, not doing better isn't haram. Respond to his greeting but then feel free to do as you please. Apply your ...
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Is 'as salaam aleikum' a suitable greeting?

Basically there are two aspects of saying greetings. You want to greet or wish someone ethically (as cultural practice where we live) You live in religious society where you greet the other person ...
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Is 'as salaam aleikum' a suitable greeting?

As-Salam Alaikom is a greeting that literally means: "Peace be upon you". This type of greeting didn't originate with Islam, as it can be traced to the Christian bible, and Hebrew scriptures....
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Can we wish non-Muslims "happy holi", "happy Diwali", etc.?

No. Initiating greetings to non-Muslims, even the Islamic greeting of As-salamu alaykum (Peace be on you), is haram or makruh based on the hadith: لا تبدءوا اليهود ولا النصارى بالسلام فإذا لقيتم ...
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Can we wish non-Muslims "happy holi", "happy Diwali", etc.?

In the name of God, Most Merciful, Most Kind All praise and thanks are due to God, the Lord of the worlds. We cannot find words to praise Him, as He only sees fit how laudation should be addressed to ...
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