Posted by: SAKINA AND SARA | March 8, 2009

GIVING SALAMS

Etiquette of offering Greetings

Abu Umamah Sudaiy bin Ajlan Al-Bahili (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “The person nearest to Allah is one who is the first to offer greeting.”[Abu Dawud].
The narration in At-Tirmidhi is: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) was asked: “O Messenger of Allah! When two persons meet, who should greet the other first?” The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “The person nearest to Allah (i.e., one who is more obedient) and therefore closer to Allah will say: As-Salam first.”
133/858 – Riyad Us-Saliheen (Gardens of the Righteous)


Commentary:

 

The degree of a man’s humbleness and modesty will be measured by the degree of his nearness to Allah. One who is nearer to Allah is always the first to offer As-Salam to others, while others stick to their stuck-up behaviour

 

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  1. Jazakallahu khayr:)


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