Is this correct?
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“The stingiest are those who are miserly with making salam [i.e. greeting first or replying to salam]”
Yes, this is an authentic Hadith of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) recorded in Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan (4498), Al Mu’jamul Awsat (5587) and other Hadith collections.
Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic. ‘Allamah Mundhiri (rahimahullah) states ‘[The chain of Tabarani] is authentic [jayyidun qawiyy].
(Targhib, vol. 3 pg. 430. Also see: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 8 pg. 31)
See the first part of this Hadith here.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar