Questions and AnswersCategory: QuestionsIf one only says “Salam” without the “Alaykum”
anonymous asked 3 weeks ago

If one only says “Salam” without the “Alaykum”, does the receiver have to reply with “Alaykum Salam”?

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mehdi Staff answered 3 weeks ago

أعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم

بِسْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

As Salaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,

We hope this answer reaches you in good health and Islamic spirit.

Based on your specific question and information provided.

From the Fiqh / Jurisprudence perspective:

If someone says salam to one who is in Salat, the reply must be given exactly as it was originally worded.
In normal circumstances you can reply with a better greeting.

والله العالم‎
(and Allah(awj) Knows best)

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