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    بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
    السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته


    How do you respond when a stranger says and you're unsure if they are Muslim or non-Muslim and just trying to be polite?

    Is it correct to return to a non-Muslim or doesn't it really matter? Like if there was no obligation either way.

    جزاك الله خيرا



  • #2
    Re: Returniing Salam When You're Unsure

    walayk salam

    as far as I know, you just respond with "Walaykum"
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    • #3
      Re: Returniing Salam When You're Unsure

      So then would you assume they are Muslim or would you ask them? Is it rude to ask? What if they say no, then what would you say?


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      • #4
        Re: Returniing Salam When You're Unsure

        Originally posted by ssh View Post
        So then would you assume they are Muslim or would you ask them? Is it rude to ask? What if they say no, then what would you say?
        This is confusing

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        • #5
          Re: Returniing Salam When You're Unsure

          Originally posted by ssh View Post
          So then would you assume they are Muslim or would you ask them? Is it rude to ask? What if they say no, then what would you say?

          Well, normaly you tend to know the way someone says salam. Very rarely i have heard a non muslim say salam in full.
          In my case when i am not sure i just say in full anyway.

          Allah SWT knows whats in our hearts and we are saying this because we are not sure or our intention is still If we definitely know it is a non muslim we will only say Waiyakkum

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          • #6
            Re: Returniing Salam When You're Unsure

            I suppose I just am asking, is it wrong to return the peace to a non-Muslim. I didn't think it was but I am just asking to double check.


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            • #7
              Re: Returniing Salam When You're Unsure

              Originally posted by ssh View Post
              So then would you assume they are Muslim or would you ask them? Is it rude to ask? What if they say no, then what would you say?
              it ain't rude in my area, Don't know somewhere else

              Generally if someone gives full salam, I salam back. If they are not muslim (which ever way you find out), just say "Walaykum". The full return salam is only reserved for a muslim. You never say that Allah SWT grant you peace in a greeting to a non-muslim
              "They are Shuhadaa (witnesses) to the fact that this Deen is greater than life, that values are more important than blood and that principles are more precious than souls" - Sheikh 'Abdullah Azzam

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              • #8
                Re: Returniing Salam When You're Unsure

                Because there is such a diversity in the appearance of Muslims now, I just say unless I know for a fact that they aren't Muslim.

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                • #9
                  Re: Returniing Salam When You're Unsure

                  Thanks.

                  I wasn't expecting the whole greeting of peace to you and the mercy and blessings of Allah ta'ala because the man was just delivering groceries to my door and he was white and no beard, so there were no obvious clues. But normally brothers don't look you directly in the eye and smile and laugh and chat, so that threw me.

                  I have had a lady say the full greeting to me before who wasn't a Muslim. Her ex husband was Egyptian and she was fluent Arabic but she just wasn't Muslim.


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                  • #10
                    Re: Returniing Salam When You're Unsure

                    Originally posted by samin62 View Post
                    it ain't rude in my area, Don't know somewhere else

                    Generally if someone gives full salam, I salam back. If they are not muslim (which ever way you find out), just say "Walaykum". The full return salam is only reserved for a muslim. You never say that Allah SWT grant you peace in a greeting to a non-muslim
                    but it's not sinning because you don't know right?

                    That's why I wondered if you should ask them like...

                    asalam.....etc

                    oh you're Muslim?

                    Is that rude?


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                    • #11
                      Re: Returniing Salam When You're Unsure

                      just assume they're muslim.
                      simples.
                      'And when a thing for which you ask is slow to come,
                      Then know that often through delay are gifts received'
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                      • #12
                        Re: Returniing Salam When You're Unsure

                        Originally posted by Sirius View Post
                        just assume they're muslim.
                        simples.
                        Thanks sis =>>


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                        • #13
                          Re: Returniing Salam When You're Unsure

                          Originally posted by ssh View Post
                          Thanks sis =>>
                          no problem
                          life's too short after all
                          'And when a thing for which you ask is slow to come,
                          Then know that often through delay are gifts received'
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                          • #14
                            Re: Returniing Salam When You're Unsure

                            Originally posted by ssh View Post
                            but it's not sinning because you don't know right?

                            That's why I wondered if you should ask them like...

                            asalam.....etc

                            oh you're Muslim?

                            Is that rude?
                            nope
                            "They are Shuhadaa (witnesses) to the fact that this Deen is greater than life, that values are more important than blood and that principles are more precious than souls" - Sheikh 'Abdullah Azzam

                            Lost in Islamic History :inlove:

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                            • #15
                              Re: Returniing Salam When You're Unsure

                              do this

                              if ur in a hurry n u dont know, just say walakym

                              but if ur in a queue n u have chit chat time then say walakym andddddddddddddd oh r u muslim, if yes then go OH

                              n then do whatever muslim sisters do
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