Prohibition of Beginning the Jews and Christians with As-Salaam
of the Prophet |
Prohibition of Beginning the Jews and Christians with As-Salaam (229)
`Aishata said: Some Jews entered upon the Messenger of Allah
said: As-Sãmu alayka (may death be upon you)
I thus understood it and sid: And may death, and the curse be upon
you. So the Messenger of Allah said: Gently `Aishata, Allah loves
gentleness in all matters, so I said: O Messenger of Allah did you
not hear what they said? The Messenger of Allah said: I have replied
with `Alaykum (upon you)(235)
Replying with Wa`alaykum which means "and upon you" has
been more often reported in the sunnah that `Alaykum.
`Al-`Adawee said it was sound, and that it was reported by
Al-Bukhãri, page 41 of volume 11 of Fath Al-Bãree.
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