Prophetic actions when Meeting People

1. Salutation: the Prophet peace and blessings of Allah be upon him was asked which type of Islam is the best? ; and the Prophet peace and blessings of Allah be upon him answered: to feed people and salute the people you know or don›t know,Narrated by Al Bukhari and Imam Muslim.A man approached the Prophet peace and blessings of Allah be upon him and saluted him saying “Assalamu Alaikom” (peace upon you), the Prophet peace and blessings of Allah be upon him returned the salutation, and after the man sat down, the Prophet said: that was ten; then another man came and said “Assalam Alaikom wa rahmatullah” (peace and mercy of Allah upon you) the Prophet peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said: that was twenty; then a third man came and said “Assalam Alaikom wa rhamatullah wa barakato” (peace and mercy and blessings of Allah upon you) the Prophet peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said: that was thirty Narrated by Abu Dawood and recommended by At Tirmithi.Look how much reward the first two wasted because they didn’t say the whole Islamic salutation to get the complete reward of thirty good deeds. And as a good deed it is at least considered ten; the sum would have been three hundred good deeds and might be more. As greetings take place many times a day; you should train yourself to utter the full Islamic greetings to get that great reward.2. Smiling: the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “do not despise any good deed; even meeting your brother with just a smile” Narrated by Imam Muslim3.Shaking hands: our Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “whenever two Muslims meet shaking the hands of each other, Allah would forgive them before their departure” Narrated by Abu Dawood, Al Tirmithi and Ibn MajahAn Nawawi said: you should know that it is preferred to shake hands in every time they meet. So dear Muslim brothers and sisters, try to shake hands with whoever you greet with a smiley face; thus you will be applying three Prophetic actions at once.4.Allah subhanahu wataalah says: “And say to My bondmen that they say that which is fairest, (that is, which is kindest) for surely Ash-Shaytan (The all-vicious, that is ., the Devil) incites (discord) between them. Surely Ash-Shaytan the devil has been an evident enemy to man.”(Al Israa: 53) and the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:“ kind words are charity (sadakah)”Narrated by Al Bukhari and Imam Muslim.· Kind words include: Ath-thikr that is; remembrance of Allah, du-aa(supplications), salutation(greetings), rightful complementation, good manners, virtues and good deeds.· Kind words are magical as they win others hearts as well as move people.· Kind words are proofs how enlightened the heart of the believer is. So you should embrace your whole life with kind words; your spouse, children, neighbors, friends, servants and everyone you deal with needs kind words and that is what defines a true believer.

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