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    Salam alaikum VS Assalamu alaikum

    Is there a difference in meaning between these two wordings?

    I also hear "walaikum salam" instead of "wa alaikum assalam" - is this shortening mostly a subcontinent custom?

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    Re: Salam alaikum VS Assalamu alaikum

    Quote Originally Posted by lutonguy View Post
    Is there a difference in meaning between these two wordings?

    I also hear "walaikum salam" instead of "wa alaikum assalam" - is this shortening mostly a subcontinent custom?
    No, the Indian version would be "valaykkum salam" and the Pakistani aunty version would "aslaam laikoooooooooooom"
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    Re: Salam alaikum VS Assalamu alaikum

    both are okay its just definite and indefinite
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    Re: Salam alaikum VS Assalamu alaikum

    Quote Originally Posted by .: Anna :. View Post
    both are okay its just definite and indefinite
    so would they translate differently? can you give an example in english?

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    Re: Salam alaikum VS Assalamu alaikum

    i always say assalaam alaikum.
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    Re: Salam alaikum VS Assalamu alaikum

    Quote Originally Posted by YasirH View Post
    No, the Indian version would be "valaykkum salam" and the Pakistani aunty version would "aslaam laikoooooooooooom"
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    Re: Salam alaikum VS Assalamu alaikum

    Quote Originally Posted by .: Anna :. View Post
    both are okay its just definite and indefinite
    Which is which? Isn't indefinite preferable?
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    Re: Salam alaikum VS Assalamu alaikum

    Quote Originally Posted by YasirH View Post
    No, the Indian version would be "valaykkum salam" and the Pakistani aunty version would "aslaam laikoooooooooooom"
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    Re: Salam alaikum VS Assalamu alaikum

    so are both used in arabic-speaking countries?

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    Re: Salam alaikum VS Assalamu alaikum

    I hear alot of arabs and turks say salaam to greet others instead of assalumo alaikum, i think you can just put it down to laziness, like sayin mornin instead of good morning.

    Salaam means peace and the full translation of the proper greeting would be peace be upon you, i think?

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    Re: Salam alaikum VS Assalamu alaikum

    Quote Originally Posted by YasirH View Post
    No, the Indian version would be "valaykkum salam" and the Pakistani aunty version would "aslaam laikoooooooooooom"
    actually they dnt say 'asalam' many pakistanis say 'slaaaleikum'
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    Re: Salam alaikum VS Assalamu alaikum

    Quote Originally Posted by Um_yusuf View Post
    actually they dnt say 'asalam' many pakistanis say 'slaaaleikum'
    Maybe your generation of paki aunties do that but with the older paki aunties I know there's always an 'a' there, actually more like an e. essslaaaaam laikooom
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    Re: Salam alaikum VS Assalamu alaikum

    Quote Originally Posted by Koshur View Post
    Salaam means peace and the full translation of the proper greeting would be peace be upon you, i think?
    if salaam means peace then assalamu means?

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    Re: Salam alaikum VS Assalamu alaikum

    Quote Originally Posted by YasirH View Post
    Maybe your generation of paki aunties do that but with the older paki aunties I know there's always an 'a' there, actually more like an e. essslaaaaam laikooom

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    Re: Salam alaikum VS Assalamu alaikum

    Quote Originally Posted by Muslimlarki View Post
    Which is which? Isn't indefinite preferable?
    salaam / salaamun alaykum is the indefinite
    assalaamu... is the definite

    not sure which is better...
    i know there is a point about ibrahim alayhi salam and the angels in regards to replying the salam in a better way, and salaamun was better in that one but the first one was salaaman which is different
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