Saying “wa maghfiratuh” – Shaykh al-Albaani

Source: silsilat ul-hudaa wa nnoor – the series of guidance and light - tape no. 253 ~ Question #2: “What is the authenticity of adding wa maghfiratuh[1] in offering thesalaam and responding to it?” Shaykh al-Albaani (rahimahullaah) answers: “There is no addition (of wa maghfiratuh) in the hadeeth with respect to offering the salaam; i.e., …

Shaking Hands after the End of Every Obligatory Prayer – Shaikh ‘Abdus-Salaam bin Barjiss

Shaking Hands after the End of Every Obligatory Prayer AUTHOR: Shaikh ‘Abdus-Salaam bin Barjiss SOURCE: Al-I’laam ‘an ba’adi Ahkaam-is-Salaam (pg. 36-37) PRODUCED BY: Al-Ibaanah.com Many people ask on the ruling of what some people do nowadays, such as the shaking of hands between those next to each other – on the right and justify – …

Excellence of Greeting on Arrival and Departure

Imam Al-Nawawi's Riyad-us-Saliheen Chapter 139 Excellence of Greeting on Arrival and Departure 869. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, "When one of you arrives in a gathering, he should offer Salam to those who are already there, and he should also do so when …

Greeting the Children

Imam Al-Nawawi's Riyad-us-Saliheen Chapter 136 Greeting the Children 862. Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported that he passed by some children and greeted them. Then he said: "Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) used to do the same.'' [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Excellence of Greeting at the time of entry into the House

Imam Al-Nawawi's Riyad-us-Saliheen Chapter 135 Excellence of Greeting at the time of entry into the House Allah, the Exalted, says: "But when you enter the houses, greet one another with a greeting from Allah (i.e., say:  As-Salamu `Alaikum - may you be safe from evil), blessed and good.'' (24:61) 861. Anas bin Malik (May Allah …

Words to be used for offering Greetings

Imam Al-Nawawi's Riyad-us-Saliheen Chapter 132 Words to be used for offering Greetings It is recommended for the one offering greetings to say: `As-Salamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu'. The reply is `Wa `Alaikum us-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu.' 851. `Imran bin Husain (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: A man came to the Prophet …

Excellence of Greeting the Acquaintance Repeatedly

Imam Al-Nawawi's Riyad-us-Saliheen Chapter 134 Excellence of Greeting the Acquaintance Repeatedly 859. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him)reported in the Hadith in respect of the person who was at fault in performing his Salat (prayer): He came to the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) and greeted him. The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) …

Etiquette of offering Greetings

Imam Al-Nawawi's Riyad-us-Saliheen Chapter 133 Etiquette of offering Greetings 857. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, 'A rider should greet a pedestrian; a pedestrian should greet one who is sitting; and a small group should greet a large group (of people).'' [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]. …

Excellence of Promoting Greetings

Imam Al-Nawawi's Riyad-us-Saliheen Chapter 131 Excellence of Promoting Greetings Allah, the Exalted, says: "O you who believe! Enter not houses other than your own, until you have asked permission and greeted those in them.'' (24:27) "But when you enter the houses, greet one another with a greeting from Allah (i.e., say: As-Salamu `alaikum - peace …

Greeting the non-Muslims and Prohibition of taking an Initiative

Imam Al-Nawawi's Riyad-us-Saliheen Chapter 138 Greeting the non-Muslims and Prohibition of taking an Initiative 866. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, "Do not greet the Jews and the Christians before they greet you; and when you meet any one of them on the …

Greeting one’s Wife and other Women

Imam Al-Nawawi's Riyad-us-Saliheen Chapter 137 Greeting one's Wife and other Women 863. Sahl bin Sa`d (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: There was a woman among us who would put beet root in a pot and add to it some ground barley. She used to cook them together. On returning from the Friday prayer, …

Sahih Muslim : Book 26: The Book on Salutations and Greetings (Kitab As-Salam)

Translation of Sahih Muslim, Book 26: The Book on Salutations and Greetings (Kitab As-Salam) INTRODUCTION Just as the face is the index to the mind, in the same way the words of greetings which are exchanged amongst people indicate the spiritual role of a society. The gestures, and the expressions of salutations are, therefore, the …

The Evil of the Jews : Evil Secret Councils and Evil Greetings : Tafsir Ibn Kathir

Source: Tafseer Ibn Katheer . From 58 Surah Al Mujadlah Ibn Abi Najih reported from Mujahid, (Have you not seen those who were forbidden to hold secret counsels, and afterwards returned to that which they had been forbidden,) He said, "The Jews.'' Similar was said by Muqatil bin Hayyan, who added, "The Prophet had a peace treaty …

Returning the Salam, With a Better Salam : Tafseer Ibn Kathir

Tafseer Ibn Kathir . The Noble Qur'an An-Nisa 4:86 Allah said, (When you are greeted with a greeting, greet in return with what is better than it, or (at least) return it equally.) meaning, if the Muslim greets you with the Salam, then return the greeting with a better Salam, or at least equal to …

Bowing as a Greeting Either in Karate or for Some Other Reason – Permanent Committee

Question: We joined a karate club in America, and when our trainer told us that we had to bow to him after he bowed to us, we refused, explaining to him that we couldn't because of our religion. He accepted our excuse but then he said that we had to bow our heads at least. …

Saying ‘Good morning/evening’ – Shaykh Bin Bâz

Scholar: Imâm ´Abdul-´Azîz bin ´Abdillâh bin Bâz Source: binbaz.org.sa/mat/17636 aFatwa.com (site no more exists) Question: Some brothers limit their speech by; ‘good morning…good evening’ instead of ‘assalâmu alaykum wa rahmatu Allâh wa barakâtuh’ ie the greeting of Islâm. So is there any advice concerning this? Shaykh Ibn Bâz: Yes, that is not permitted. What is …

Gesturing Salam by waving or bowing – Permanent Committee

What is the ruling on gesturing Salam (Islamic greeting of peace) by waving? A: Salam should be pronounced and not gestured, for this is the greeting of the Jews. The Prophet (peace be upon him) forbade it, unless the one being greeted is far away or deaf; hence, one should wave along with offering Salam. …

The do’s and don’ts of shaking hands – Shaykh Albanee

Source: silsilat ul-ahaadeeth is-saheeha – the series of authentic narrations –hadeeth no. 16 ~ On the authority of Abu Huraira: “when the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) used to say farewell to someone, he [sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam] would say: أَسْتَوْدِعُ اللهَ دِينَكَ وَأَمَانَتَكَ وَخَوَاتِيمَ عَمَلِكَ (I entrust your religion, your family and belongings (that …

Bowing as a Greeting Either in Karate or for Some Other Reason – Permanent Committee

Question: We joined a karate club in America, and when our trainer told us that we had to bow to him after he bowed to us, we refused, explaining to him that we couldnt because of our religion. He accepted our excuse but then he said that we had to bow our heads at least. …