The Values of Greeting As-Salamu Alaykum

January 26, 2016

Values of Greeting

The values of a greeting are of such greatness, the greetings are regularly exchanged between peoples. In Muslims they exchange greetings by saying As-salamu alaykum and then the receiver replies with Wa-Alaikum-Salaam. The greeting of a Muslim person are said to be in such respect that the receiver of this respect cannot stand out without replying and the deeds of such respect are regarded on the highest level. The meaning of this greeting is peace be granted by Allah on you. It is the same as saying same too you when a person replies over greeting. Luxury Hajj package 2016 London brings you the best and the cheapest packages for the people residing in London.

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.” According to hadith, Muhammad 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)

Shortening the greeting to acronyms, such as A.S., As’kum, or AsA is becoming common amongst Internet users in chat rooms and by people using SMS. This trend is similar to writing (S) or ‘SAWS’ in place of ‘Sallallaahu ‘Aleyhi wa Sallam’. Luxury Hajj package 2016 London Check out for the the best Hajj packages from London.

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