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Prohibition of Beginning the Jews and Christians with As-Salaam

Prohibition of Beginning the Jews and Christians with As-Salaam (228)
It is reported by way of Abi Hurayrata that the Messenger of Allah said: "Do not begin the Jews, or the Cristians with As-Salăm, and if you meet one of them in a [tight] path, then compel him to the narrower part of it."(234)
Footnotes

(234) A Muslim should have pride in his religion because he ascribes no partners with Allah, and he should not feel inferior to those who do. The practice in the above hadeeth is consistent with this o bjective. A Muslim, however, may not transgress upon others, or mistreat them.

Reporters

'Al-`Adawee said it was sound, and that it was reported by Imăm Muslim, page 148 of volume 14; 'Abu Dăwood, page 384 of volume 5; At-Tirmithi, page 227 of volume 5 of Tuhfah.

 
Prohibition of Beginning the Jews and Christians with As-Salaam (229)
`Aishata said: Some Jews entered upon the Messenger of Allah said: As-Sămu alayka (may death be upon you)
 
I thus understood it and sid: And may death, and the curse be upon you. So the Messenger of Allah said: Gently `Aishata, Allah loves gentleness in all matters, so I said: O Messenger of Allah did you not hear what they said? The Messenger of Allah said: I have replied with `Alaykum (upon you)(235)
 
Footnotes

Replying with Wa`alaykum

 
which means "and upon you" has been more often reported in the sunnah that `Alaykum.
Reporters

`Al-`Adawee said it was sound, and that it was reported by Al-Bukhări, page 41 of volume 11 of Fath Al-Băree.

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