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Those who do not make salam are the most miserly

Question

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]”

 

Answer

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