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Saying salam when departing

Question

Making Salam when entering home and meeting people is established. Is salam when leaving home, leaving ie departing from people also established?

Answer

I haven’t come accross a clear hadith on this, but salam when departing could be proven from the practice of Nabi Ibrahim (‘alahis salam). When he was departing his hometown, he said to them: Peace (salam) be upon you.

(Surah Maryam, ayah: 47)

The Commentators of Quran have mentioned -among other explanations- that this could have possibly been the salam (that is usually done) for farewell.

(Tafsir Qurtubi, Ibn Kathir, Ma’ariful Quran, Surah Maryam, ayah:47)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar