Returning Greetings of Peace Immediately After the Prayer


Question :
What is the ruling on a congregation of people greeting each other after the Fajr prayer in particular. I have heard someone saying that it is an innovation, and another person saying that there is nothing wrong with it. What is correct? And may Allah reward you well.

Answer :
We are not aware of any harm in this, for when a desert Arab, after incorrectly performing the prayer, approached the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم), he said Salam, and the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم), returned his greeting. Then the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم), said,
Go back and pray, for you have not prayed.
"Go back and pray, for you have not prayed."
The man went to pray, and after he finished, he returned again to the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and greeted him. The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) again returned his greetings, after which he said,
Go back and pray, for you have not prayed.
"Go back and pray, for you have not prayed."
Al-Bukhari no. 757 and Muslim no. 397.
This is recorded in the Two Sahihs. The Prophet it did not reproach this man for uttering the Salam the second and third time. Rather he returned the greeting even though the man only went to pray, without leaving him. For spreading the greeting among the congregation helps to unite the hearts and strength-en love for each other.
Ibn Baz



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