Beautiful saying of the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم:
اَلسَّلَامُ قَبْلَ الكَلَامِ, ‘Salaam precedes conversation’. (Tirmizi, vol. 4, pp. 321, Hadees 2708)
Dear children! People of different origins live in this world and use different words while meeting. Some begin conversation by saying ‘hello’, and some use the term, ‘Adaab’, whereas, how a Muslim should extend greetings should be unique and elegant from others. In this blessed Hadees, we are being taught that we should start talking, meeting etc., after saying Salaam i.e. ‘Salaam precedes conversation’.
Dear children! The best way to say ‘Salaam’ is to say ‘اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْکُمْ وَ رَحْمَۃُ اللّٰہِ وَ بَرَکَاتُہٗ’. When we say Salaam to someone in this way, it means we are making Du’a for him, ‘May Allah’s peace, blessings and mercy be showered upon you’. From this (Du’a), it is learnt that no one should cause trouble to any Muslim. It will be a very bad thing that on the one hand, we make Du’a for someone by our tongue and on the other hand we keep causing trouble to him by any of our act or by our hands.
Dear children! Saying Salaam is a very beautiful Sunnah of our Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم.
The blessed act of ‘saying Salaam’ is the best way to spread love, cease hatred and end differences. So, while entering and leaving house, make a habit of saying Salaam as this virtuous act brings about Allah’s mercy and blessings at home.
May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ grant us Taufeeq to carry out every act according to Sunnah of the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم.
اٰمِیْن بِجَاہِ النَّبِیِّ الْاَمِیْن صلَّی اللہ علیہ واٰلہٖ وسلَّم