Want to know what the Holy Quran says about greetings? Read this!

Peace, love for one another and brotherhood is strongly emphasized on in Islam. So greetings in Islam constitutes of the believer saying ‘As Salamu Alaikum’ and another believer saying ‘ Wa Alaikum Salam’. Here are a few divine excerpts on greetings you’ll definitely want to read…

When a (courteous) greeting is offered you, meet it with a greeting still more courteous, or (at least) of equal courtesy. Allah takes careful account of all things. (Surah An-Nisa’, 86)

O ye who believe! When ye go abroad in the cause of Allah, investigate carefully, and say not to anyone who offers you a salutation: “Thou art none of a believer!” Coveting the perishable goods of this life: with Allah are profits and spoils abundant. Even thus were ye yourselves before, till Allah conferred on you His favours: Therefore carefully investigate. For Allah is well aware of all that ye do. (Surah An-Nisa’, 94)

When those come to thee who believe in Our signs, Say: “Peace be on you: Your Lord hath inscribed for Himself (the rule of) mercy: verily, if any of you did evil in ignorance, and thereafter repented, and amend (his conduct), lo! He is Oft- forgiving, Most Merciful. (Surah Al-An‘am, 54)

Between them shall be a veil, and on the heights will be men who would know everyone by his marks: they will call out to the Companions of the Garden, “peace on you”: they will not have entered, but they will have an assurance (thereof). (Surah Al-A‘raf, 46)

(This will be) their cry therein: “Glory to Thee, O Allah.” And “Peace” will be their greeting therein! and the close of their cry will be: “Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds!” (Surah Yunus, 10)

The word came: “O Noah! Come down (from the Ark) with peace from Us, and blessing on thee and on some of the peoples (who will spring) from those with thee: but (there will be other) peoples to whom We shall grant their pleasures (for a time), but in the end will a grievous penalty reach them from Us.” (Surah Hud, 48)

There came Our messengers to Abraham with glad tidings. They said, “Peace!” He answered, “Peace!” and hastened to entertain them with a roasted calf. (Surah Hud, 69)

Gardens of perpetual bliss: they shall enter there, as well as the righteous among their fathers, their spouses, and their offspring: and angels shall enter unto them from every gate (with the salutation): (Surah Ar-Ra‘d, 23)

“Peace unto you for that ye persevered in patience! Now how excellent is the final home!” (Surah Ar-Ra‘d, 24)

(Namely) those whose lives the angels take in a state of purity, saying (to them), “Peace be on you; enter ye the Garden, because of (the good) which ye did (in the world).” (Surah An-Nahl, 32)

So Peace on him the day he was born, the day that he dies, and the day that he will be raised up to life (again)! (Surah Maryam, 15)

“So peace is on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I shall be raised up to life (again)”! (Surah Maryam, 33)

Abraham said: “Peace be on thee: I will pray to my Lord for thy forgiveness: for He is to me Most Gracious. (Surah Maryam, 47)

They will not there hear any vain discourse, but only salutations of Peace: And they will have therein their sustenance, morning and evening. (Surah Maryam, 62)

But those who believe and work righteousness will be admitted to gardens beneath which rivers flow,- to dwell therein for aye with the leave of their Lord. Their greeting therein will be: “Peace!” (Surah İbrahim, 23)

When they entered his presence and said, “Peace!” He said, “We feel afraid of you!” (Surah Al-Hijr, 52)

Gardens of Eternity which they will enter: beneath them flow (pleasant) rivers: they will have therein all that they wish: thus doth Allah reward the righteous,- (Surah An-Nahl, 31)

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