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Excellence of spreading the Islamic greeting

Excellence of spreading the Islamic greeting:

 

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكُم

The Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) said: ‘You shall not enter paradise until you believe, and you shall not believe until you love one another. Shall I not inform you of something, if you were to act upon it, you will indeed achieve mutual love for one another? Spread salaam amongst yourselves.’

‘Ammaar (radhi-yAllaahu ‘anhu) said: ‘Three characteristics, whoever combines them, has completed his faith: to be sincerely just, to spread greetings to all people and to spend [charitably] out of the little you have.’

‘Abdullaah Ibn ‘Amr (radhi-yAllaahu ‘anhu) reported that a man asked The Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam): ‘Which Islaam is the best?’. He (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) replied: Feed [the poor], and greet those whom you know as well as those whom you do not.’

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