Message No : 43Sr.No : 432/752
Question By : roy stan

Hi Greetings..I am a non muslim. I wish to know if its ok for me to wish a muslim "assalamualaikum" and vice versa. Some muslims here dont mind while others do not reply waalaikumsalam to me because I am not a muslim. Kindly offer your advice so that I can relate in a proper manner and I dont wish to offend anyone.

God Bless


Reply By : Mohammad Asad Qasmi
Designation : Mufti, ODI, MMERC, Mumbai 

In the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

The answer to your question is as follows:

If a non-Muslim says ¡°Assalamu Alaikum¡± to a Muslim, according to Islamic Law, the Muslim would say in response ¡®Walaikum¡¯ only. Those who don¡¯t reply your Salam may not know the what the Prophet Muhammad (saws) said accordingly. When you say Salam to a Muslim, he should not mind it rather he should respond to you. Thanking you. (And Allah knows

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