Replying to salaam

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Q: I have been advised to omit the salaam when sending out a wake up for fajr reminder. The sender says those who do not respond will be deemed to be sinful. Kindly advise. 


A: Replying to a salaam is compulsory, unless it is a verbal recorded message.

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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