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Re: "Assalamu Alaykum" or "Salamun Alaykum"?
By:Irfan
Date: Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 1:16 am
In Response To: "Assalamu Alaykum" or "Salamun Alaykum"? (*Dr. Shabbir, Florida)

Dear Dr. Sahib,

It is true that one of Allah's names is as-salam--because remembering Him makes gurantees peaceful hearts ). But word Salam just means peace. "Al" before the "salam" makes definitive noun, meaning "the peace". So here it is being used only in the meaning of a simple 'peace'. The word "Al-Mo'amin" is also Allah's name but the Qur'an uses "al-mo'mineen" for common believers also. The word "maula" is "protector" and it has been used for Allah--but it has also been used for the adopted sons (in the plural form--mawalee). Maula is also used for a client or freed slave and a non-Arab as well. Arabic language seems to be very exhaustive. The word "Kuffar" means "thankless people/disbelievers" but the Qur'an also uses this word for the farmers because they 'cover' the seed. Islam and al-Islam are almost synonmous. So that's why I do not see anything wrong with as-salam.

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"Assalamu Alaykum" or "Salamun Alaykum"?
Muhammed Irtaza, France -- Monday, 9 April 2012, 11:46 am
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Rehana Mohammadi, USA -- Monday, 9 April 2012, 11:56 am
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*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Monday, 9 April 2012, 2:14 pm
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Mubashir, Canada -- Monday, 9 April 2012, 4:34 pm
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Mubashir, Canada -- Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 8:21 pm
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*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 10:51 pm
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shahid ali khan hyderabad -- Friday, 13 April 2012, 6:14 pm
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Laurie Hamdani IL/US -- Monday, 9 April 2012, 7:50 pm
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Helen, UK -- Monday, 9 April 2012, 9:35 pm
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Amir Raza, Karachi -- Monday, 9 April 2012, 10:54 pm
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Amir Raza, Karachi -- Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 12:09 am
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shahalam, TX -- Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 1:01 am
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Irfan -- Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 7:15 pm
"Assalamu Alaykum" or "Salamun Alaykum"?
*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 9:00 pm
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Irfan -- Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 1:16 am
"Assalamu Alaykum" or "Salamun Alaykum"?
*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 1:14 pm
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Irfan -- Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 5:31 pm
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*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 10:49 pm
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Amir Raza, Karachi -- Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 10:49 pm
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Irfan, USA -- Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 3:49 am
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Md. Anisur Rahman, UK -- Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 1:33 pm
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Inam Mirza (Canada) -- Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 3:02 pm
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jawaid ahmed,uk -- Thursday, 12 April 2012, 8:01 am
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Ehsan -- Friday, 13 April 2012, 7:27 am