Category:
Fatwa#: 38931
Asked Country: United Kingdom

Answered Date: Sep 29,2017

Title: Greeting with As-salamu-alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh Wamaghfiratuh

Question

السلام عليكم

In regards to the greeting with salaam i do know that the full salaam is assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa baraatuh. but recently i have had brothers greet me with the following 2:

  1.  As-salamu-alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh wamaghfiratuh.
  2.  As-salamu-alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh wamaghfiratuh watayyib salawatih.

 

how would you go about explaining to the individual proper form of doing salaam with hadith?

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum Wa-rahmatullāhi Wa-barakātuh.

The Sunnah way of making Salam and replying to the Salam is understood from the following Hadith,

أن رجلا جاء إلى النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم فقال: السلام عليكم فرد عليه ثم جلس. فقال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم: «عشر» . ثم جاء لآخر فقال: السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته فرد عليه فقال: «ثلاثون» . رواه الترمذي وأبو داود

“A man came to Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam and said, As-salamu-alaikum, then he replied to it and sat down. Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said, ten rewards. Another man came to Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam and said, As-salamu-alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh, then he replied to it. Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said, thirty rewards.” (Tirmithi and Abu Dawud) 

It is understood from the above Hadith that the response to the Salam with more words is till “Wabarakatuh”.[1] [2]

One may add “Wamaghfiratuh” to the Salam.[3] [4] The addition of “Watayyib Salawatih” is not established through Sunnah.

And Allah Taala Knows Best

Mehrazur Rahman

Student Darul Iftaa

Brooklyn, NY, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



[1]( ( فتاوی محمودیہ، ج    ۲۸ ، ص   ۱۸۰ ، مکتبہ محمودیہ  

 

[2] ( فتاوی محمودیہ، ج    ۲۸ ، ص   ۱۸۲ ، مکتبہ محمودیہ )

 

( تبرانى، حديث ٧٨٢ )

 

( مجمع الزوائد، ج ٨، ص ٣٣ )

 

( موطأ الإمام مالك، حديث ١٧٢٨ )

 

( شعب الإيمان، حديث ٨٤٨٧ )

 

( الفتحاة الرباني، ج ٣، ص ٢٨ )

 

( موطأ الإمام محمد، حديث ٩١٣)

 

(در المختار، ج  ٦، ص ٤١٤ )


( المنتقة، ج ٩، ص ٤٢٢)

[3]( ابو داود، ج ٢، ص ٧٠٦، مطبوعة بلال ديوبند)

وعن معاذ بن أنس، عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم بمعناه، وزاد، ثم أتى آخر فقال: السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته و مغفرته، فقال: أربعون، وقال هكذا تكون الفضائل،

 

( مشاة المصابيح، ج ٣، ص ٢٥، المكتب الإسلامي )

 وعن معاذ بن أنس، عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم بمعناه، وزاد، ثم أتى آخر فقال: السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته و مغفرته، فقال: أربعون، وقال هكذا تكون الفضائل

 

[4]( فتح البارى، ج ١١، ص ٨)

 

مختصر سسن ابى داود، ج ٨، ص ٦٩)

 

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