Greeting non-Muslims

Q:

1. Is it permissible to greet with words: good morning?

2. Is it permissible to greet with words Hello?

3. Is it permissible to greet with words sawubona or molo?

Bismillaah

A:

1 – 2. Avoid using words which contain non-Muslim connotations.

3. As far as we understand ‘sawubona’ is ‘how are you?’ If this is the meaning then it is permissible.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)