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Salaam on Social Media

Question?

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 )

Jazkallah

Answer:

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

Confirmation:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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