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