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Monday, 05 October 2020 06:16

Sunnats of Greeting - Part Nineteen

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25. It is sunnah for one to greet children with salaam. When Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) would see children, he would make salaam to them.

وعن أنس قال : إن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم مر على غلمان فسلم عليهم (صحيح مسلم الرقم: 2168)

Hazrat Anas (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that on one occasion, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) passed by a group of children and made salaam to them.”

Monday, 21 September 2020 05:32

Sunnats of Greeting - Part Eighteen

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23. If one promises to convey the salaam of a person to someone else, it becomes waajib on him to fulfil the promise and convey the salaam.

24. One should not make salaam to non mahrams. If a non mahram woman makes salaam to a man, then if she is an old woman, regarding whom there is no fear of fitnah, then one may reply to her salaam. However, if she is a young woman making salaam, then one should not verbally reply to the salaam. Rather, one may reply to the salaam within one’s heart.

Tuesday, 01 September 2020 05:29

Sunnats of Greeting - Part Seventeen

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21. One should not reply to the salaam of anyone while relieving himself. Similarly, one should not make salaam to anyone while relieving himself.

22. One should make salaam to his elders with humility in a low voice.

Monday, 24 August 2020 05:47

Sunnats of Greeting - Part Sixteen

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19. If one enters a gathering wherein a talk or discussion of Deen is taking place, one should not make salaam as this disturbs the speaker as well as the gathering.

20. It is not permissible (makrooh-e-tahreemi) to bow and make salaam.

Monday, 17 August 2020 07:31

Sunnats of Greeting - Part Fifteen

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17. t is better for one not to greet someone who is engrossed in a conversation or busy in some work.

18. It is makrooh to greet a person involved in any Deeni activity or while he is eating etc.

Monday, 03 August 2020 04:35

Sunnats of Greeting - Part Fourteen

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16. If one enters a gathering wherein a talk or discussion of Deen is taking place, one should not make salaam as this disturbs the speaker as well as the gathering.

Monday, 06 July 2020 05:44

Sunnats of Greeting – Part Thirteen

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15. It is not correct to write the salaam in an abbreviated form (e.g. slmz, salaams, etc.). This is not in keeping with the respect of the salaam. If the salaam was written in an abbreviated form (e.g. slmz, salaams, etc.), it is not waajib to reply to such a salaam.

Monday, 29 June 2020 06:33

Sunnats of Greeting – Part Twelve

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13. When one greets his Muslim brother with salaam, he benefits him in three ways:

a) He makes duaa for him that Allah Ta‘ala keep him in peace. Salaam is a greeting of peace.

b) He reminds him that Allah Ta‘ala is with him and watching him at all times. ‘Salaam’ is the name of Allah Ta‘ala.

c) He informs him that when he has greeted him with the greeting of peace, he is certainly his well-wisher and he will not harm him in any way (neither verbally, physically or in any other way).

14. It is waajib to reply to the salaam that is written in a letter/SMS/Email etc. The reply may be given in writing or verbally.

Sunday, 21 June 2020 18:31

Sunnats of Greeting - Part Eleven

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12. When someone conveys the salaam of a person to you, then you should reply by saying “Alaika Wa Alaihis Salaam”. However, if one replies by merely saying “Wa alaikumus Salaam”, it will suffice.

عن غالب قال إنا لجلوس بباب الحسن إذ جاء رجل فقال حدثنى أبى عن جدى قال بعثنى أبى إلى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم فقال ائته فأقرئه السلام. قال فأتيته فقلت إن أبى يقرئك السلام. فقال: عليك وعلى أبيك السلام. (سنن أبي داود رقم: 5233)

Hazrat Ghaalib (rahimahullah) reports, “We were once seated at the door of (the home of) Hazrat Hasan Basri (rahimahullah) when a person came and said, ‘My father related the following incident from my grandfather. He (my grandfather) said, ‘My father once sent me to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) saying, ‘Go to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and convey my salaams to him.’ When I reached him, I conveyed the salaams of my father saying, ‘My father conveys salaams to you.’ Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) replied, “Alaika Wa ala abeeka salaam (i.e. may salaam (peace) descend upon you and upon your father).’’”

Monday, 15 June 2020 05:49

Sunnats of Greeting – Part Ten

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11. The person who makes salaam first gains greater reward.

عن أبي أمامة رضي الله عنه قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: إن أولى الناس بالله من بدأهم بالسلام (سنن أبي داود الرقم: 5199)

Hazrat Abu Umaamah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “The one who greets people first with salaam is the closest of them to Allah Ta‘ala (i.e. he is closest to the mercy of Allah Ta‘ala).”

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