By: Abdul Azim bin Abdur Rahman

Darul Iftaa Student

Faculty of Jurisprudence & Islamic Verdicts

 

 

Proof for conveying Salām to Rasūlullāh Sallallāhu Alaihi Wa Sallam

 

 

Question:

 

Is the permissibility of giving Salām to Nabī Sallallāhu Alaihi Wa Sallam on another person’s behalf mentioned in any Hadīth.

 

 

 

Answer:

 

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

 

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

 

Consider the following Hadīth:

 

أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ: «مَا مِنْ أَحَدٍ يُسَلِّمُ عَلَيَّ إِلَّا رَدَّ اللَّهُ عَلَيَّ رُوحِي حَتَّى أَرُدَّ عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامَ (سنن ابى داود، باب زيارة القبور)

 

Rasūlullāh Sallallāhu Alaihi Wa Sallam said, “Whenever anyone says Salām to me (while visiting my grave), Allāh Ta’ālā returns my soul to me (the ability to speak), until I reply to his Salām. (Sunan Abī Dāwūd)

 

This Hadīth is clear that Rasūlullāh Sallallāhu Alaihi Wa Sallam responds to the one saying Salām while visiting the blessed grave of Rasūlullāh Sallallāhu Alaihi Wa Sallam. Based on this, many of the pious predecessors used to request friends going to Madīnah Munawwarah to convey their Salāms to Rasūlullāh Sallallāhu Alaihi Wa Sallam. Consider the following text from Ithāf as-Sādah al-Muttaqīn, a commentary on Imām Ghazālī Rahimahullāh’s Ihyā Ulūm ad-Dīn[1]:

 

فقد جرى بذلك العمل فى السلف والخلف وكانت الملوك تبرد لتبليغ السلام بريدا لينوب عنه فى إبلاغ السلام روي ذلك عن عمر بن عبد العزيز كان يبرد البريد من الشام يقول سلم لى على رسول الله صل الله عليه وسلم أخرجه ابن الجوزى فى مثير العزم (إتحاف السادة المتقين، ج 4، ص 419، دار الفكر)

 

(Requesting someone to convey Salām to Nabī Sallallāhu Alaihi Wa Sallam) has been the practice of early and latter-day Ulamā. Kings used to send letters appointing someone on their behalf to convey Salāms (to Rasūlullāh Sallallāhu Alaihi Wa Sallam). It has been narrated regarding Umar bin Abd al-Azīz (Rahimahullāh) that he used to send a letter from Shaam saying, “Convey Salām to Rasūlullāh Sallallāhu Alaihi Wa Sallam on my behalf. Ibn al-Jawzi has narrated this. (Ithāf as-Sādah al-Muttaqīn, Vol. 4, page 419, Dar al-Fikr)

 

 

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

 

 

 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



[1] فتاوى دار العلوم زكريا، ج 1، ص 59-60، زمزم

 

 

 

 

 

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