As-salāmu ʿalaykum is a Muslim greeting in Arabic that means “Peace be upon you”. The greeting is the standard salutation among Muslims and is routinely used whenever and wherever Muslims gather and interact, whether socially or within worship and other contexts. The response to the greeting is Waʿalaykumu s-salām (“and upon you, Peace”)
Here are some common Questions and Answers regarding this topic:
My friends and I exchange greetings before we all get into the car. Should we exchange greetings after we are in the car again?
Usually we don’t send salutations to our family members because we see each other numerous times throughout the day or maybe because we take each other for granted. Is there a hadith to ecoursege us in this regard?
Should one say salaam before sitting in a gather or after being seated?
If I happen to pass by a group of brothers sitting, should I initiate the salutations or should they?
If I greet a group of brother, do all of them have to reply to my salaam?
If I come home in the night, and I’m not sure if anyone in my family is up, should I say still say salaam out loud?
Can you mention a hadith that mentions the reward for those who say salaam to each other?