The Islamic Greeting

Ml Yusuf Laher


One can greet with any one of these three phrases:


a) Assalaamu Alaykum


b) Assalaamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullaah


c) Assalaamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuh. 


This is established from a Hadeeth of Timidhi, under the Chapter on Salaam.


* Do not add anything after ‘Barakaatuh’.


* Do not shorten it by just saying Salaam. The shortest form is Assalaamu Alaykum.