Great salaam when entering majid.

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As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)

 

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Salam Dear Brother

 

I would like to ask that, should we or should we not pass the Islamic greeting of SALAM while entering the Masjid?

 

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Great salaam when entering majid

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 2.69

Topic: Supplications upon entering masjids

The Messenger of Allah guided the believers who wished to enter a masjid to enter with their right foot first and to say: "I seek refuge in Allah, the Exalted, and by His Honorable Face, and in His Everlasting Authority, [away] from the outcast Shaytaan. In the name of Allah! O Allah, shower blessings upon Muhammad (saws). O Allah, forgive my sins for me and open for me the doors of Your Mercy."

 

If one enters a masjid, and there is no congregation or a ‘sermon’ (khutba) being delivered by the ‘Imam’ at the time of their entrance…..it would only be appropriate etiquette that one declare the Islamic greetings of ‘As-Salaam o-alaykum’ to the believing brethren already assembled in the masjid.

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 1.27 Narrated by Abdullah bin Amr

A person asked Allah's Messenger (saws) "What (sort of) deeds in or (what qualities of) Islam are good?"  He (saws) replied, "To feed (the poor), and greet (with Salaam) those whom you know and those whom you don't know."

 

Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 849         Narrated by Abu Yusuf Abdullah ibn Salam

Abdullah heard the Prophet (saws) say: ‘O beleivers!  Spread the Salaams (greetings), feed (the poor and needy), behave kindly to your blood relations, offer prayer when others are asleep, and (thus) enter Paradise in peace.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 

 

 

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