Do muslims still think that salaam [islamic salutations] is important in our daily lives?

Salam, islamic salutation

Salam comes from the word s-l-m from which the word islam is also derived from. Islam and salam convey both the sense of peace, unity and friendship.

Allah has wished for us that we greet each other with salam.

We should revive this islamic salutation by always greet our muslim brothers and sisters with:

“As salaam wa alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu”

It is said that salam (salutation) has 70 rewards, 69 parts of which are for one who salutes and one part of which is for one who returns the salutation.


Among the salutations of various nations, `salam’, the islamic salutation and greeting, has a special luminosity, because it indicates both welcoming and peace, pleasure and friendship, and also wish for peace from God for the other person. This is why the salutation of the people of paradise is salam. Moreover, angels of mercy receive the virtuous and good-doers with salam.

Muslims should therefore feel pride in saying salaam in a loud voice; each time you meet a person; even though you meet this same person several times within a day, you should greet him/her with salaam. There is blessing in this word – there lies in it the secret of your success. not greeting salaam or feeling ashamed to greet salam is a weakness in our faith. Those who pretend that they cannot greet salaam at work or in front of non muslims, they have in fact destroyed the very foundation of islam which is based on unity, peace and blessings.

May Allah always keep us strong and sincere in our deen

As salaam wa alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu


1 Comment

  1. nizam said,

    November 27, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    Thank Allah Almighty for guiding me here. You are quite right. many of us in the western world tend to be ashamed to greet with salaam.I am so happy to say salaam to my brother muslim whereever he or she may be.I thank Allah Azzawajal for making me muslim and bringing me into his world .


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