Hadhrat Ali narrates that the Holy Prophet (pbuh) said,
"Commonly in Islam there are six rights of a Muslim upon a Muslim: when he meets him he should give him salam; when he invites him (to a meal) he should accept it; when he sneezes he should bless him; when he falls ill he should visit him; when he dies he should accompany his funeral and he should prefer for him that which he prefers for himself."
Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (R.A) narrates that the Holy Prophet (pbuh) said,
“I swear by Him in whose control is my life that you will never enter paradise until you are a true believer, and until you cherish love for one another. Should I not direct you to something the observance of which will create love amongst you? Ensure a free circulation of Salam amongst yourselves.”
This hadith very vehemently orders the extensive observance of Salam upon all Muslims, whether you are acquainted with them or not.
The Prophet (pbuh) said,
“The servant who enjoys the closest proximity with Allah is he who observes Salam first.”
“Worship Rahman (Allah), observe widespred Salam and enter Jannat with Salam (peace and tranquillity).” [Tirmidhi]
“Whenever you go to your house-people, make Salam upon them, this will engender Barakat (blessings) for you and your family.” [Tirmidhi]
The established phrases of salam are recorded in the following hadith. Hadhrat Imran ibn Hussain (R.A) narrate that a person approached the Prophet (pbuh) saying: “Assalamualaikum.”
The Prophet (pbuh) remarked: “He has earned himself ten rewards.”
Thereafter another arrived saying: “Assalamualaikum wa Rahmatullah.”
The Prophet (pbuh) said: “He earned twenty rewards.”
Finally a third person came and greeted: “Assalamualaikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakaatuhu.”
The Prophet (pbuh) remarked: “He earned thirty rewards.” [Tirmidhi]
Subhanallah, look how easy Allah has made it to attain rewards by simply speaking a few words to our fellow Muslim. Read the Virtues of Salaam book online for more virtues an ahadith regarding Salam.
May Allah swt gives us the ability to act upon this.
Du'as requested please.
Thursday, April 13, 2006