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  • How to Give Up Bowing Down to People When It Is Their Mode of Greeting Date: 2-8-2021

    Assalamu alaykum.How can i give up bowing in a country where it is their mode of greeting and the person in question interacts with professors,lectures,the rich,family members etc? .. More

  • Ruling on Greeting by Gesture Date: 11-12-2019

    I heard someone on a video say that Ibn al Qayyim said that greeting with gestures is forbidden because this is imitating the disbelievers. 1.) Is this true? 2.) if yes, then is it forbidden to greet with gestures such as hand waves and head nods? .. More

  • Hugging and Kissing While Greeting Date: 6-6-2018

    Salam aleikum wa rahmatu Llahi wa barakatu.1 i read in some fatwes when a muslim meet his brother he shoud not kiss him because it is not from sunna but only tighten his hand ( Is it True?). I want know if these position is the same for relatives: when i meet my grandmother or grandfather, aunt, uncle, ecc can i kiss or embrace him or her? 2 when i.. More

  • Bowing Down When Greeting Someone Date: 28-5-2018

    If a Muslim is kneeling towards their country's flag is this consider as shirk? .. More

  • Greeting a person by bowing is forbidden Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. In Japanese and Chinese culture, one has to bow down before his boss or superior. In Islam, however, it is haram to bow down before anybody other than Allah. What if we can make a way out? For example, if somebody just makes a gesture like slightly bending his back in front, suppose maximum 20 degrees, without bowing his head, which.. More

  • Questions about returning Salaam Date: 1-1-2018

    I have some brief questions about the Salaam greeting: 1- If someone visits my home and says the Salaam but I do not want to accept him (for some reason), can I return the Salaam quietly? 2- If someone says the Salaam and he is far away (like by using sound system or mic) and no one answers him while even if I answer him, he will not hear it,.. More

  • Returning Salaam while praying Date: 27-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. My question has to do with responding to the Salaam greeting: 1) According to the Sunnah, if you are in a prayer and somebody greets you with the Salaam, you should answer by either raising your palm, raising your index finger, or nodding. My question is: what if the praying person is in the bowing position or in Tashahhud, or.. More

  • Visiting country that compels visitors to bow to statues Date: 11-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I may be travelling to Asia next year and learn about their history, which can expand one's knowledge. The country which I am most interested in is North Korea, which is beautiful, and it is actually safe for visitors. However, there are potentional problems there. According to the tour group, it says that if you visit Pyongyang,.. More

  • Refraining from greeting dissolute person with Salaam Date: 5-12-2017

    Is there any restriction or is it disliked to give the Salaam greeting to a drug addict Muslim or a Muslim who does very big sins openly? One of our local imams mentioned it recently at the time of discussing the benefit of giving the Salaam in Islam. .. More

  • Greeting person or supplicating Allah in his favor hoping they would do us a favor Date: 23-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Is greeting any Muslim with the Salaam or supplicating for them when we want a favor from them a kind of showing off? .. More

  • Tradition of kissing someone's hand then touching it with forehead Date: 17-10-2017

    In Turkish culture, one kisses the back of someone's hand to show respect. First he kisses the back of the person's hand, and then he he touches his forehead with it. Is this permissible? I read that it is permissible, but is this true? Should we warn the common people from taking advice from someone who says this? .. More

  • Returning Salaam addressed to other person - Using exclamation 'Jeez' Date: 10-9-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have 2 questions: 1. If I hear someone give the Salaam greeting to another person (not me), do I have to answer it? For instance, if I hear a stranger say the Salaam to a person beside him (not me), and I am nearby, should I answer it too (in case the person did not answer his Salaam)? 2. Is saying "jeez" sinful? As we know,.. More

  • Salaam greeting should precede any other speech Date: 10-9-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have a question regarding this hadith: "The Salaam is to be said before asking any questions, so whoever asks you a question before giving the Salaam, do not answer him." Is it Saheeh (authentic), and does it apply in all situations? For example, what if my parents come to me and ask me a question without starting with the Salaam? .. More

  • Sending greetings of peace to person with another person Date: 7-9-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. Is it allowed to convey one’s Salaam (greeting) to another individual? For instance, my friend says to me “Send my Salaam to your mother and father;” or “Give my Salaam to your uncle when you reach your home.” This method of conveying one’s Salaam to another individual is very widespread.. More

  • Greeting must be returned in audible voice Date: 1-7-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. We know that replying to the greeting of Salaam is obligatory. However, if I reply in a low voice so that the person to whom the reply is given most probably cannot hear the reply, wil I be sinful? .. More