When entering an empty house should we add something to the salam?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by HadithAnswers.com

When entering home and there is nobody at home should the words

‘Alayna wa ‘ala ibadillahis sawlihin

be added after saying the normal salam?


When one enters an empty house, then amongst other duas, one should say,

Assalamu ‘alayna wa ‘ala ‘ibadillahis-sawlihin

This applies only if there is nobody in the house.

(Al-Adabul-Mufrad of Imam Bukhari, Hadith: 1055, Shu’abul Iman of Bayhaqi, Hadith: 8450-8457, Tafsir ibn Kathir Surah Nur, Ayah: 61 and ‘Amalul Yawmi wal laylah, of Suyuti, pg.44)

I haven’t come across a narration that says that this should be added after saying the normal salam.

If there are people in the home, then one should greet them by only saying:

Assalamu’alaykum, wa rahma tullahi wa barakatuh

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar


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