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Question # : 10391


As'salamu alaikum va rahmathullahi va barakathou!! Can we greet a Non Muslim with Salam? If not Why? Jazakallahu Khairan

Answer : 10391

Published on: Jan 28, 2009

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 166/127=H/1429)


You can greet them with adaab arz and by moving your hand. These are better ways to greet non-Muslims. However, we should not use the prevalent greeting words of non-Muslims which have religious base; since many words do not have right meaning as per Islam beliefs. If adaab arz is not prevalent in non-Muslim brethren in your area, then you should write us the words of greetings with meanings used in your area, and submit the question again.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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