An abandoned sunnah

Forgotten Sunnah: Spreading Salaam if something comes between you and your companion -Shaykh Abdur-Razzaaq
In the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

Forgotten Sunnah: Spreading Salaam if something comes between you and your companion

By Shaykh Abdur-Razzaaq ibn Abdil-Muhsin al-Badr may Allah preserve him

Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) said,

ู…ูŽู†ู’ ู„ูŽู‚ููŠูŽ ุฃูŽุฎูŽุงู‡ู ููŽู„ู’ูŠูุณูŽู„ู‘ูู…ู’ ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ูุŒ ููŽุฅูู†ู’ ุญูŽุงู„ูŽุชู’ ุจูŽูŠู’ู†ูŽู‡ูู…ูŽุง ุดูŽุฌูŽุฑูŽุฉูŒ ุฃูŽูˆู’ ุญูŽุงุฆูุทูŒุŒ ุซูู…ู‘ูŽ ู„ูŽู‚ููŠูŽู‡ู ููŽู„ู’ูŠูุณูŽู„ู‘ูู…ู’ ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ูโ€

โ€œWhoever meets his brother should greet him. If a tree or wall comes between them and then he meets him, he should greet him on the other side.โ€ [Adaab al-Mufrad]*

Many people are heedless of this Sunnah; they either donโ€™t know of it or they donโ€™t take care of implementing it.

And I remember when I was small in age, I was on the side of Shaykh al-Albaani, may Allah have mercy on him, here in Madina walking besides him. A pole (came between) and separated us. So when he met me, after the pole, he turned to me smiling and said, โ€œas-Salaamu alaykumโ€.

I said, โ€œWa alaykumus salaamโ€.

He said, โ€œWhy did I say the salaams to you?โ€

Now, I didnโ€™t know of this hadith nor did it ever come to be before, so I smiled and said to him, โ€œAs-Salaam is Tayyib (good)โ€

Then he mentioned to me this hadith, and that was the first hadith I learned from the Shaykh, may Allah have mercy on him.

Source: Sharh Adaab al-Mufrad/ุด 133

*There is also a hadith from the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) that supports this. He said,

ุฅุฐุง ู„ู‚ูŠ ุฃุญุฏูƒู… ุฃุฎุงู‡ุŒ ูู„ูŠุณู„ู… ุนู„ูŠู‡ุŒ ูุฅู† ุญุงู„ุช ุจูŠู†ู‡ู…ุง ุดุฌุฑุฉุŒ ุฃูˆ ุฌุฏุงุฑุŒ ุฃูˆ ุญุฌุฑุŒ ุซู… ู„ู‚ูŠู‡ุŒ ูู„ูŠุณู„ู… ุนู„ูŠู‡

โ€œWhen one of you meets a brother (in Faith) he should greet him. Then if a tree or a wall or a stone intervenes between them and then he meets him again, he should greet him.โ€ [Narrated by Abu Hurayrah and collected by Abu Dawud Book 6: 860 (Arabic reference) and graded sahih by Al-Albaani]

Translated by: Abu Awzaaโ€™ee AbdusSalaam

http://tryingtofollowthesalaf.com/2014/10/30/forgotten-sunnah-spreading-salaam-if-something-comes-between-you-and-your-companion-shaykh-abdur-razzaaq/

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