Friday, 4 January 2013

As-salamu alaykum (السلام عليكم)




As-salamu alaykum (السلام عليكم) is an Arabic greeting often used by Muslims around the world. It means "Peace be upon you". Also Islamic rulings related to the use of the greeting

It is also preferred to use the greeting when arriving and also when leaving. It was reported that Abu Hurayrah said “When one of you joins a gathering, let him say salaam. When he wants to get up and leave, let him say salaam. The former is not more important than the latter.” (Hasan hadith reported in Jāmi` al-Tirmidhi)

According to hadith the Islamic prophet Muhammad(Peace be upon him) was asked who should "begin" the salam greeting and he said: "The one who is riding should greet the one who is walking and the one who is walking should greet the one who is sitting and the smaller group should greet the larger group." (Saheeh - Al-Bukhaari, 6234; Muslim, 2160)

It is also stated that one should give the Salam greeting upon entering a house. This is based upon the verse of the Qur'an: "But when you enter the houses, greet one another with a greeting from Allah (i.e. say: Assalaamu ‘Aleykum — peace be on you), blessed and good." (Al-Noor 24:61)










































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