It is legislated to give salaam to one reciting the Qur.aan

`Uqbah bin `Aamir al-Juhani said: “We were sitting in the mosque reciting the Qur.aan when Allaah’s Messenger ﷺ entered and gave salaam to us, and we gave salaam back to him…”

Shaikh al-Albaani:

“I say: from the fiqh of this hadeeth is that it is legislated to give salaam to one who is sitting and reciting the Qur.aan. So this contains a refutation against those who hold that it is disliked, which – along with being just an opinion – opposes this hadeeth and the generality of his ﷺ statement: ‘Spread the salaam among you.’[1] And if it has been established that the Prophet ﷺ tacitly approved of the Companions’ giving him salaam while he was praying in Masjid Qubaa and he replied to them by gesturing with his noble hand,[2] then all the more reason for it to be legislated to give salaam to the one reciting the Qur.aan outside the prayer; and the reply in this case would be verbal, not a gesture, as is well known to those of understanding. And this is what an-Nawawee رحمه الله held.”

[1] Saheeh Muslim 54
[2] Silsilat ul-ahaadeeth is-saheehah 185

[silsilat ul-ahaadeeth is-saheehah 3285 / alalbaany.com]

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9 thoughts on “It is legislated to give salaam to one reciting the Qur.aan

  1. Jazakum Allahu khairan!

    May Allah have mercy on Sheikh Al-Albani, indeed he was a great faqeeh too and that is apparent in this commentary of his. His comment is very brief yet full of benefits!

    1. wa’alaykumussalaam warahmatullaahi wabarakaatuh wamaghfiratuh, it is a bid’ah and thus forbidden to make du’aa in congregation after salaah – as stated by Shaikh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen and others. baarakallaahu feekum

  2. السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

    Could you please provide the actual source for the hadeeth of uqbah (radi Allaahu ‘anhu)?

    Jazaakillaahu khairan

      1. This is the information you will find in As-Silsilah As-Saheehah.. it mentions a few sources for this hadeeth there including Ahmad (150/4) as well as At-Tabaraani etc. Please check the source for more details. BaarakAllaah feekum.

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