17 September 2014

Excellence of greeting at the time of entry into the house

Excellence of greeting at the time of entry into the house 

Allah, the Exalted, says: 

But when you enter the houses, greet one another with a greeting from Allah (i.e. say: As-Salamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu - peace be on you and Allah's Mercy and His Blessings), blessed and good. [24:61] 

Anas bin Malik (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said to me, "Dear son, when you enter your house, say As-Salamu `Alaikum to your family, for it will be a blessing both to you and to your family." [At-Tirmidhi]
Commentary: Many people, on returning home, feel belittled in saying As-Salamu Alaikum to their household. In fact, As-Salam is a prayer for goodness, blessing and peace, and one should have no complex about it. 
Ref.: Imam Al-Nawawi's Riyad-us-Saliheen # 861. 

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It is reported that Al-Fudayl b. Ayyad - Allah have mercy on him - said: 
The believer speaks little and does a lot whereas the hypocrite (munafiq) speaks a lot and does little. 
When the believer speaks it is with wisdom, when he is silent it is in deep thought, 
when he sees he takes lessons and when he acts it is a cure. 
If this is the way you are then you are in the constant worship [of your Lord]. 
Abu Nu’aym, Hilyatu Al-Awliya 8:98

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