Is it permissible to reply to Salams in writing ?
If someone sends Salaam as an audio message on WhatsApp can we reply to his Salaam by writing him back on Whatsapp ?
What is the ruling of Salaam on Social Media. Generally we type the work “Assalamualaikum” on WhatsApp…. Is it necessary to reply verbally or can we reply by writing back ?
( Question as received )
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullahi wa-barakatuh.
It is permissible to reply to a Salaam verbally or in writing.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Ismaeel Bassa
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.