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  • Saying Allah Hafiz Instead Of Assalamualaikum

    Posted by Rayan Ahmad on June 28, 2024 at 4:20 pm

    Narrated Abu Hurairah:

    that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “When one of you arrives at the gathering, then give the Salam, and if he is given a place to sit, then let him sit. Then when he stands, let him give the Salam, the first is more worthy than the last.”

    (Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2706)

    According to this Hadith, is it compulsory to say “Assalamualaikum”when we left a place or end a conversation instead of what we normally say in Pakistan i.e. Allah Hafiz or Khuda Hafiz.

    Saying Assalamualaikum when initiating a meeting is very common in our culture but saying Assalamualaikum when leaving is not very often and thus feels awkward and uncomfortable to say.

    What is the right approach here?

    PS: Is it sinful to feel awkward and uncomfortable for a thing like this? Because when I read it, I suddenly felt that it is hard to develop a habit of saying Assalamualaikum when leaving a place because it is not a very common practice in our culture.

    Dr. Irfan Shahzad replied 5 days, 3 hours ago 2 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Saying Allah Hafiz Instead Of Assalamualaikum

  • Dr. Irfan Shahzad

    Scholar June 28, 2024 at 7:18 pm

    Not every instruction given by the prophet or Allah is must or obligatory. Here a manner is being taught.

    To be a sin is something unethical or immoral or violation of an obligatory act.

    Having said that it is not advised to say salam twice in a single sitting or meeting. So if one says salam once and then on leaving one says another prayer there is nothing objectionable.

    Religion is simple and easy. This is its beauty.

  • Rayan Ahmad

    Member July 9, 2024 at 4:17 pm

    Thank you Dr. Irfan.

    My question is that if it is not advised to say Salam twice in a single meeting then why the Prophet (PBUH) in the above-mentioned Hadith said to do so?

  • Dr. Irfan Shahzad

    Scholar July 10, 2024 at 5:04 am

    This is a manner to greet salam when one comes and say salam when leaves. This is advised.

  • Rayan Ahmad

    Member July 10, 2024 at 5:22 am

    But you said it is not advised to say salam twice in a single sitting or meeting…

  • Dr. Irfan Shahzad

    Scholar July 10, 2024 at 5:38 am

    I need to be more specific. This is not made compulsory to say salam when one comes and leaves, however, it is advised to do so. if one follows it, it is good. But one should avoid making a thing compulsory that is not compulsory.

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