Saying Salams in Writing and the Necessity to Reply

Answered according to Shafi'i Fiqh by


Assalamu alikum wa rahmathullah

Is it obligatory to say jawaab to the salaam written in English sent through mail?

Country: India


Wa alaykum salam wa rahmatuLlahi wa barakatuHu,

Replying to the salam when received in written correspondence is obligatory. (Imam Nawawi’s Kitab al-Adhkar p. 316)

And Allah knows best. Fatwa Dept.

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