Greeting others after short intervals

Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu anhu) reported in the Hadith in respect of the person who was at fault in performing his Salat (prayer): He came to the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) and greeted him. The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam)  responded

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Etiquette of offering Greetings

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “The riding one should greet the walking one, and the walking one should greet the sitting one, and the small number of persons should greet the large number of persons.” [Sahih Al-Bukhari and

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Greeting with gestures

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “He is not one of us who imitates others. Do not imitate the Jews or the Christians, for the greeting of the Jews is a gesture with the fingers and the greeting of the Christians is a gesture with the

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How to offer Salam to people when some are asleep while others are awake

Al-Miqdad (radi Allahu anhu) reported in course of a long Hadith: “We used to reserve for the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) his share of the milk, and he would come at night and offer greetings in such a manner as did not disturb those asleep

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Repeating greetings to a gathering

Anas (radi Allahu anhu) reported, the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) used to repeat his words thrice so that the meaning thereof would be fully understood, and whenever he came upon a gathering of people, he would greet them. He would repeat Salam

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How to respond to the Salam of a third person

Aishah (radi Allahu anha) said, The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said to me, “This is Jibril (Gabriel) who is conveying you greetings of peace.” I responded: “Wa ‘Alaihis-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu.” [Sahih

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Words for offering Greetings and their rewards

Imran bin Husain (radi Allahu anhu) reported: A man came to the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) and said: “As-Salamu ‘Alaikum. The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) responded to his greeting and the man sat down. The Prophet

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Exchange greetings

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, ”O people, exchange greetings of peace (i.e., say: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum to one another), feed people, strengthen the ties of kinship, and be in prayer when others are asleep, you will enter Jannah

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You will not enter Jannah until…

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, ”By Him in Whose Hand is my life! You will not enter Jannah until you believe, and you will not believe until you love one another. Shall I inform you of something which, if you do, you will love

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