Prohibition of Beginning the Jews and Christians with As-Salaam

Authentic Supplications of the Prophet
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Prohibition of Beginning the Jews and Christians with As-Salaam (228)
It is reported by way of Abi Hurayrata that the Messenger of Allah said: "Do not begin the Jews, or the Cristians with As-Salãm, and if you meet one of them in a [tight] path, then compel him to the narrower part of it."(234)

(234) A Muslim should have pride in his religion because he ascribes no partners with Allah, and he should not feel inferior to those who do. The practice in the above hadeeth is consistent with this o bjective. A Muslim, however, may not transgress upon others, or mistreat them.


'Al-`Adawee said it was sound, and that it was reported by Imãm Muslim, page 148 of volume 14; 'Abu Dãwood, page 384 of volume 5; At-Tirmithi, page 227 of volume 5 of Tuhfah.

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