❌ Dear Slm, Aslm, AA, Ass , Asl Salam Greeters ❌ __
The Islamic greeting is "As Salamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh "
The least people could say is As-Salaamu Alaykum But unfortunately many of the ummah nowadays use abbreviations like Slm, Aslm, Salam or even just AA or Ass .
Writing it abbreviated consists of many prohibitions some of them are as follows:
It is an innovation; when Rasulullah ﷺ wrote a letter to Heraclius, he ( Salallahu’alaihi wasallam) wrote: "As-salaamu 'Alaa manittaba' al-Huda" (peace be upon those who follow the Guidance)." Rasulullah ﷺ did not write the abbreviations. Rasulullah ﷺ said: “Whoever innovates anything ( bid’ah ) in this matter of ours that is not part of it, will have it rejected.”[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
Rasulullah salallahu’alaihi wasallam in another narration said : “Every innovation (Bid’ah ) is going astray, and every going astray will be in the Fire.”( Muslim (867) and an-Nasaa’i (1578)
Using any abbreviation, such as; "Slm, Aslm, Salam, AA" leads to the desertion of the expression that is legislated in Islam.
One does not get the reward that he would get if he used the actual words of greeting. A Muslim has to search for what is better as far as the matter of reward is concerned.
*-* A man came to the Messenger of Allaah ﷺ and said, "As-Salaam ‘Alaykum" and sat. Rasulullah ﷺ said, “He will have ten rewards.”
*-* Another man came and said, “As-Salaam 'Alaykum wa rahmatullaah” and sat. Rasulullah ﷺ said, “He will have twenty rewards.”
*-* Then another man came and said, “As-Salaam ‘Alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu” and sat there. Rasulullah ﷺ said, He will have thirty rewards.
[Imam Ahmad, al-Nisaa’i in Aml al-yawm wa’l-laylah (368) and al-Bukhaari in al-Adab al-Mufrad (586) and by Ibn Hibban (493)]
The narration proves that the more the words of greeting are complete and perfect the higher and greater is the reward.
Actually by greeting, one is supplicating for the person whom he meets. This purpose could not be achieved by the use of abbreviations; perhaps the greeted person may not pay any attention to such words, etc.
Muslim scholars dislike using abbreviations in place of the words of invoking blessing on Rasulullah ﷺ Because This matter of greeting is also like the invocation of the blessings on Rasulullah ﷺ. How many of us still use to write PBUH or SAW today ? Are we that busy ?
And Naudzubillahi mindzalik , nowadays muslim even seems to be fine to shorten the attributes we use to Address Allah ; Azza wa Jalla to be Awj something and Subhan wa ta’ala to be SWT . Wallahi , in the name of the most high, Azza wa Jalla or subhana wa ta’ala is heavier than the seven heavens and the earth and whatever it contains ! So how dare us to shorten them up?
Qur'aanic style and Islamic teachings reject using the abbreviation "Slm" or "Aslm". So, it should be avoided.
The sunnah of giving salam is to write “Assalamualaikum” in full. Abbreviating the salam will not render the sunnah to be fulfilled.
Replying to salam is obligatory upon a Muslim but if someone gave the salam in the abbreviated/innovated way, it is not obligatory to reply to the salam.
Therefore, anyone who messages any of our Admins or even here in the group with these abbreviated/innovated salams and the like that we mentioned above , will not get a response.
So sisters and brothers please make an effort and spare a few seconds more to type the Salam properly and earn rewards in shaa Allah ..
I ask Allah in His infinite mercy , to bless you, to bless your heart ❤, to bless your health, to bless your home, to bless your family, to bless you in Deen, to bless you with the best in this Dunya and the Hereafter. May Allah grant you peace, ease and happiness in your life, May Allah grant you Jannah. Ameen.
*Adhkar Recited After Prayer according to the characteristics of the prophet’s prayer*
The Sunnah (Prophetic guidance) is for the Muslim to say after every obligatory prayer, whether he prayed as an imam (leader) or behind an imam or on his own:
1. *Astaghfirullah* (I ask Allah for forgiveness) *three times*
And to then to recite :
“ *Allahumma antas-salam wa minkas-salamu tabarakta ya dhal-jalali wa’l-ikram”* ( once ) “O Allah, You are the One Who is free from all defects and deficiencies and from You is all peace, blessed are You, O Possessor of majesty and honour” ( Reference : Reported by Imam Muslim , 1/414 . See also Sahih Muslim no. 591 )
*Laa 'ilaaha 'illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu wa Huwa 'alaa kulli shay'in Qadeer, Allaahumma laa maani'a limaa 'a'tayta, wa laa mu'tiya limaa mana'ta, wa laa yanfa'u dhal-jaddi minkal-jaddu* . (once ) “ There is no god but Allah Alone, with no partner or associate His is the sovereignty and to Him be praise, and He is Able to do all things. There is no power and no strength except with Allah, and we worship none but Him. From Him (alone) come all blessings and favours, and all good praise is due to Him. There is no god but Allah and we make our worship purely for Him (alone) however much the disbelievers may hate that. O Allah, none can withhold what You give and none can give what You withhold, and no wealth or majesty can benefit anyone for from You is all wealth and majesty” ( Reference : Reported by Imam Al Bukhari 1/255 and Imam Muslim 1/414 . See also Sahih Sahih Al Bukhari no. 844 and Muslim no. 593 )
*Laa 'ilaaha 'illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahul-mulku, wa lahul-hamdu wa Huwa 'alaa kulli shay 'in Qadeer. Laa hawla wa laa quwwata 'illaa billaahi, laa 'ilaaha 'illallaahu, wa laa na'budu 'illaa 'iyyaahu, lahun-ni'matu wa lahul-fadhlu wa lahuth-thanaa'ul-hasanu, laa 'ilaaha 'illallaahu mukhliseena lahud-deena wa law karihal-kaafiroon* . ( once ) “ There is no god but Allah Alone, with no partner or associate His is the sovereignty and to Him be praise, and He is Able to do all things. There is no power and no strength except with Allah, and we worship none but Him. From Him (alone) come all blessings and favours, and all good praise is due to Him. There is no god but Allah and we make our worship purely for Him (alone) however much the disbelievers may hate that.“ ( Reference : Sahih Muslim 1/415)
4. Subhaanallah)( 33Times ) ( Alhamdulillah ) (33times ) (33 times) ( Allahu Akbar ) And then to complete one hundred..
one should say:
*Laa 'ilaaha 'illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu wa Huwa 'alaa kulli shay'in Qadeer.* ( once ) “There is no god but Allah Alone, with no partner or associate His is the sovereignty and to Him be praise, and He is Able to do all things” ( Reference : Sahih Muslim 1/418 . See also Sahih Muslim no. 594 )
5. *ALLAHUMMA A’INNI ‘ALA DZIKRIKA WA SYUKRIKA WA HUSNI ‘IBADATIK.* ( once ) “ O Allah, help me remember You, to be grateful to You, and to worship You in an excellent manner” ( Reference :Abu Dawud] [Book 16, Hadith 1422 , Riyad as-Salihin » The Book of the Remembrance of Allah , 1422 )
6. To recite *ayatul Kursi* ( Surah Al Baqarah ayat 255 ) once ( Reference : Sahih Al Jami 5/339 )
7. To Recite *surah Al Ikhlas ( once ) , Al Falaq ( once ) and An Naas* ( once ) ( Reference : Sahih At Tirmidhi 11/8 : three surah above is called al-mu’awwidzat )
8. *La ilaha illallah wahdahu la syarika lahu lahul mulku wa lahul hamdu yuhyi wa yumit, wa huwa ‘ala syai’in qadir* . ( once ) “ ‘There is none worthy of worship except Allah who has no partners, for Him is the Dominion, and for Him is all Praise, He brings life and He causes death, and He is Alive and does not die, in His Hand is all good, and He is able to do all things” ( Reference : Sahih at- Targhib wat-Tarhib , 1/322-323, no.474,475 and 477 )
9. This one is for fajr prayer only . ( once )
*Allahumma inni as-aluka ‘ilman naafi’a wa rizqon thoyyibaa wa ‘amalan mutaqobbalaa* “O Allah, I ask You for beneficial knowledge, goodly provision and acceptable deeds” ( Reference : Sunan Ibn Majah 925 )
Notes : 1. For Fajr and maghrib prayers : surah Al Ikhlas , Al Falaq and an Naas should be recited 3 times for each of them 2. For Fajr and magrib prayers : the point number 8 should be recited 10 times
( Source : the whole points above is taken from the kitab “ Sifat salat Nabi” / The Characteristics of the prophet’s prayer , By Syaikh Muhammad Nashiruddin Al Abani Rahimahullahu Ta’ala )
Remember : Rasulullah salallahu’alaihi wasallam said : “Pray as you have seen me praying ” ( Sahih Al Bukhari 631 )
Sabr is when you hold so much pain inside but smile infront of people. When your eyes are full of tears but no-one notice because you quickly wipe them away. When someone throw rocks at you buy you pretend you don't see them. Sabr is when you dream about roses but walk on thorns. Sabr is believing it will all soon go away(even the pain). Sabr is a virtue.