An abandoned sunnah

An abandoned Sunnah:

Answering with “Ahmadullaaha ilayk” (أحمد اللهَ إليك) when someone asks you how you are.

In al-Muwatta’ of Imâm Mâlik ibn Abdullâh ibn Abî Talhah, on the authority of Anas ibn Mâlik ;

That he heard ‘Umar ibn al-Khattâb returning the salaam to someone who gave him the salaam. Then Umar asked the man: “Kayfa anta (how are you)?”

So the man answered:

“Ahmadullaaha ilayk.”

So Umar said to the man:

“that’s what I wanted to hear from you (i.e. him answering with Ahmadullaaha ilayk).”

Narrated by Imâm al-Bukharî in al-Adab al-Mufrad nr. 473

And in another narration which is Marfû’:

On the authority of ‘Abdullaah Ibn ‘Amr:

The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said to a man:
“Kayfa Asbahta yâ Fulân (how did you wake up O fulaan)?

The man answered:

“Ahmadullaaha ilayk.”

So the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

That is what I wanted (to hear) from you.

As-Silsilah as-Sahîhah 2953

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