Q: Is it permissible for a Muslim to greet a non Muslim with the words na maste etc?
A: This is not permissible. This is a Hindu greeting and is exclusive to Hinduism. Therefore it is not permissible for a Muslim to emulate the Hindus in their form of greeting. A Muslim should totally refrain from this.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)