The answer Al hamdulillah

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As salamu alaykum respected mufti, I often hear people respond: “al hamdulillah”, when asked how they are?/how do you do?

my question is: when you are asked how are you and the person answers al hamdulillah without adding any other words like “yes” or “no” is it a Sunnah oh no?


Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

As Muslim, we praise Allah in all conditions. It is recommended to reply by saying Alhamdulillah, however it cannot be called a Sunnah.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best


Ismail Moosa (Mufti)

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