• Tuesday, July 7, 2015

    As-salamu alaikum

    In the name of Allah the beneficent the merciful

    People of every religion of the world when they meet then they says Specific words. Hindu during meeting says: “ram ram, namaskar or namaste, Sikh jai guru and English good morning, good evening or good night etc “. While Muslims during meeting says to each other:" Assalamu Alaikum WA Rahmatullahi WA Barakatuh”. This is an excellent and Comprehensive pray, the importance of this from Quran and Hadith is clear.
    Almighty Allah Advice to saying Salam and his answer. Lord Rahman says: "And when you are greeted with a prayer, greet ye with a better prayer or at least returns it. Surely, Allah takes account of all things”, (Al-Nisa: 86). And said: “when you enter houses, salute your people--a greeting from your Lord, full of blessing and purity. Thus does Allah make plain to you the commandments, that you may understand”, (Al-Nur: 61). And said: " O ye who believe! Enter not houses other than your own until you have asked leave and saluted the inmates thereof. That is better for you, that you may be heedful", (Al-Nur: 27). By saying Salam brotherhood, compassion and love Increase.
    Messenger of Allah (May peace be upon him) also describe great importance and virtue of Salam. "A man asked the Prophet (May peace be upon him), "What sort of deeds or (what qualities of) Islam are good?" The Prophet (May peace be upon him) replied, 'To feed (the poor) and greet those whom you know and those whom you do not know", (Sahih al-Bukhari: 12). Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (May peace be upon him) as saying: Six are the rights of a Muslim over another Muslim. It was said to him: Allah's Messenger, what are these? Thereupon he said: When you meet him, offer him greetings; when he invites you to a feast accept it. when he seeks your council gives him, and when he sneezes and says:" All praise is due to Allah," you say Yarhamuk Allah (May Allah show mercy to you); and when he fails ill visit him; and when he dies follow his bier", (Sahih Muslim: 5379). The Prophet (May peace be upon him) said: Those who are nearest to Allah are they who are first to give a salutation ", (sunan abu-dawud: 5197). Whoever initiative to give salute, he/she is sacredness from pride.
    Every Muslim should know the rules and issues of Salam. Little to big, passing man to sitting, few men to more, rider to hike and walker to sitting man could be saluted. If once after meeting come between wall, stone or tree so again meeting time should be saluted. In convention entering and leave time should be greeting. In reply of unseen salute should say: “Alayka Wa Alay Hissalamu WA Rahmatullahi WA Barakatuh’’. As you enter the house and during meeting before discussing should be saluted. When a person is urinating does not respond to greeting. Should not be salute to alcoholic. Only with hand indicator greeting is not allowed. When non-Muslims greet then should say in answer: “WA Alaikum”. Any Muslim when his life spent according to: “Kitab O Sunnat”, then he will taste the sweetness of faith.
    We should that instead of: “hello, hi, bye and good bye”, spread great Sunnat Assalamu Alaikum WA Rahmatullahi WA Barakatuh. That is our Lord order and method of Prophet Muhammad (May peace be upon him). Salam is a pray which grows love and brotherhood, which is charity and Muslims have the right.