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The most miserly person is he who is miserly with his greeting [i.e. he does not greet others].

When you meet each other, receive each other with the greeting of peace (salam) and a handshake, and when you part company, do so by seeking each other’s forgiveness.

When you meet each other, receive each other with the greeting of peace (salam) and a handshake, and when you part company, do so by seeking each other’s forgiveness.

When anyone of you enters his own house, he should greet with peace, for verily it brings down benediction, and angels come to keep him company.

When a man shakes his companion’s hand, the one who holds on the longest has a greater reward than the one who lets go. Indeed sins fall off from between them [as a result of it] until finally no sin remains.

Say Salam (greetings) loudly and the blessings within your house will increase.


Indeed Allah, mighty and exulted, loves the greeting of peace to be offered clearly and loudly.

Verily Allah loves the feeding of food [to others] and the loudness of saying Salam[greetings].


Imam al-Sadiq (AS), from his fathers (AS) said, Humbleness is for a man to be content to sit in any place and not a particular place, to greet those he meets, to leave disputation even if he is right, and to not like to be praised for piety.

Verily the nearest of people to Allah and His Messenger are those who initiate the greeting of peace.

The initiator of the greeting(Salam) is not prone to arrogance.

The greeting of peace(Salam) comes before speech.

The greeting of peace is rewarded the worth of seventy good deeds, sixty-nine of which are rewarded to the initiator and one to the reciprocator [of the g

The believer initiates the greeting of peace (salam) whereas the hypocrite says, Not until it is said to me first!

Maintain relations with your kin even if it be with a mere greeting (salam).



Of the signs of humbleness is for you to be content to sit in any [available] place and not a particular place in a gathering, to initiate greeting with those you meet, to leave disputation even if you are right, and to not like to be praised for piety.