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Get the reply and du’as of the Angels In Islam, we are constantly thought to focus on our duty, irrespective of whether the next party does their part or not. We are answerable for our own deeds, not that of others. Likewise, we are rewarded for doing our duty, even if others fail. In keeping with this teaching, we find that if one says Salam to his fellow Muslim and does not receive a reply, Allah Ta’ala instructs the Angels to actually reply to him. Similarly, when one sneezes and says Alhamdulillah. If nobody replies to him, here too the Angels and oth
Question: My friends often say or text "Salam" instead of "Assalamu alaikum". Is it ok to say "salam" only? Do we have to reply if someone says "salam" only? Answer: بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. Saying "salam" is not the same as saying "assalamu alaikum"; and one will not get the reward of saying "assalamu alaikum" by saying "salam". Moreover, when someone is greeted with "assalamu alaikum", it is compulsory on him to reply (by saying "wa alaikumus-salaam" etc). However, if one is greeted with "salam", it is no