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Relying to the Salaam of Sayyiduna Ibrahim AS

Fatwaa ID: 418

Assalamu Alaikum mufti saab. How do we reply back with Salam to Prophet Ibrahim a.s? Is there a specific reply?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

We understand that you are referring to the Hadith where Nabi (S) met Sayyiduna Ibrahim (A) who then asked Nabi (S) to convey his salaam to the ummah. There is no specific reply. One may say وعلى نبيِّنا وعليهِ السلام. Likewise, when reciting the Durood/Salawaat Ibrahimi, one may intend responding to him.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

06/25/1444 AH – 01/18/2023 CE | AMG3-3184

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

سنن الترمذي (3462)
لَقيتُ إبراهيمَ ليلةَ أُسْريَ بي فقالَ : يا محمَّدُ ، أقرئ أمَّتَكَ منِّي السَّلامَ وأخبِرْهُم أنَّ الجنَّةَ طيِّبةُ التُّربةِ عذبةُ الماءِ ، وأنَّها قيعانٌ ، وأنَّ غِراسَها سُبحانَ اللَّهِ والحمدُ للَّهِ ولا إلَهَ إلَّا اللَّهُ واللَّهُ أَكْبرُ

“I met Ibrahim (A) on the Night of Israa, and he said to me: ‘O Muhammad! Convey my salaam to your Ummah, and tell them that Jannah has a vast plain of pure soil and sweet water. It is a plain levelled land. The plants grow there by uttering: Subhan-Allah, Al-hamdu lillah, La ilaha illallah and Allahu Akbar.”


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