Family members not replying to one’s salaam

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Q: I stay in the same house with my mother in-law and sisters in-law.When I give salaam, they don’t respond to it. Am I obligated to make salaam or should I stop greeting them?


A: Continue making salaam.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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