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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Seven things the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) commanded us with

Al-Bara’ bin ‘Azib (radi Allahu anhu) reported: The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) commanded us to do seven things: to visit the sick, to follow the funeral (of a dead believer), to invoke the Mercy of Allah upon one who

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The greeting of Adam (peace be upon him) and his offspring

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “When Allah created Adam (Alaihi assalam) He said to him: ‘Go and greet that company of angels who are sitting there – and then listen to what they are going to say in reply to your greetings

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