Is it okay for a non-Muslim to say Salamu Allaykum to a Muslim
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Dec 16, 2012 7:34 AM Last Post By: zashibis
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Dec 16, 2012 5:01 AM
5Asalamu Aleykum is a traditional greeting - meaning merely Peace be upon you, its also used by Jewish people in their dialect and language and some christians too... It is however more associated with muslims since its a directive of the Prophet Mohammad to all muslims to always greet people with this phrase as there is 'barakat' like points in using this form of greeting. And it is still widely and commonly used by Muslims everywhere but particularly in the Arabic world - and not just be religious people..
Also if someone uses this greeting to you - you should reply .. Wa Aleykum Selam
If you want to have more 'points' you should reply ...
Wa Aleykum Selam wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatum
Dec 16, 2012 5:20 AM
Dec 16, 2012 7:34 AM
7In Saudi Arabia, at any rate, it's considered gauche not to greet people or respond if greeted...even if you have no expectation of ever seeing them again in your entire life (e.g. people getting into an elevator with you in a random office building, or people who happen to be exiting a building when you are entering). Being Muslim or not has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with the expectations of politeness.
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