Ending a letter with Salaam

Q: What does “was-salaam” mean? Is it Sunnah to end a letter with these words? Is it compulsory for the person who receives a letter which ends with “was-salaam” to audibly reply with wa alaykum salaam?

Bismillaah

A: A letter is a meeting, and a meeting starts with salaam and ends with salaam.

It does not have to be audible. He can say it softly.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)