Permissibility of Greetings
06/09/2018 | Shaykh Zaqir
We beseech Allah to open our hearts and rectify us from blameworthy traits and seek the pleasure of Allah in all our actions and states.
Our Lady Aa’isha relates from the Prophet that ‘Whosoever introduces into this affair of ours (i.e. into Islam) something that does not belong to it, it is to be rejected’ (al-Bukhari). Imam Ibn Rajab mentions in his commentary to this hadith that :
‘The textual meaning of this hadith is that any affair which is not from our religion is rejected. However
the understood purport of this hadith is that ‘any matter which is from our faith is not rejected’ (Ibn Rajab
al-Hanbali Jami’ Uloom al-Hikam – p77).