Q: If the iqaamat has just started, and one joins the saff next to someone one knows, should one greet them or shake hands? Or ignore them because iqaamat is on?
A: It is permissible for him to make salaam, as well as not to return the salaam.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)