Salutations in the Arab World
Channel: Riyadul Haqq
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In the Arab world,
one of the unique things is that
people have developed developed a habit over centuries of sending Sultan Salam on every occasion. So to the extent that they
when someone forgets something, they say Allahu Allah Muhammad and family members tell one another Sudan and Louisa Lian in the V. But
say Surat and Sudan, maybe you'll remember.
And when someone wishes to plead clemency, someone wants another person to be lenient and be a bit forgiving, and tolerant, they soften their hearts by reminding them of Rasulullah sallallahu. It wasn't them. So for instance, if two people are trading, and one's demanding an exorbitant price, the other one will normally say very eloquently and humbly, Sunday Adaminaby. Sunday, Alain de vie that sense on Earth, and salam upon the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam, by reminding the other person of the prophets of Allah, it was salam.
There's hope that their heart is softened. And they may relent and be a bit more considerate. Unfortunately, it doesn't always work. I remember my own story I was with
one of them one of the fellow or lemma who in and we were both visiting an Arab country. In fact, we visited more than one Arab country at the time. And on this particular leg of the journey, we were in the taxi.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala have mercy on him, he passed away just a few months ago. May Allah forgive him and elevate his rank, he was extremely ill, and he passed away. So we were traveling, and we were in a taxi, there was a traffic jam.
We're not exactly a traffic jam, but traffic was slow. And the police were using that as an occasion to harass the taxi drivers. So taxi driver stopped. And he said to us, oh, pray for us pray for me. They harassing me again. And so the police officer told him to pull down the window and said papers. So I was in the passenger seat, the front passenger seat, so he gave him the papers.
And then he started picking out floors, and this is right in the middle of the road. So he's holding up cars behind and everyone's beeping and Horning.
So he's casually going through the papers. And he must have pointed out oh, this is invalid. This is just
so the driver, he then it's actually a it's a whole ritual. It's expected. So he opened his glove compartment and took out a wad of notes. And then he gave him some notes as a bribe.
But he wouldn't let him go. He demanded more.
So the driver was reluctant to gave him a bit more and he demanded even more. So the driver then, like I said, it's a habit. He said to him, suddenly, Alan Libby, he's telling that the officer
pleading to him with this particular motion that suddenly Adaminaby suddenly Alan Levy. So I looked at the officer, and he looked away, the officer didn't look at him, he looked away, and very loudly, he said, Allahumma Salli, ala Muhammad Ali Mohammed. So he loudly he's reciting Sultan Suleiman demanding more and more money. So it doesn't always work. But there's, there's a tradition. So liat in the recently and in the
in some of the Arab countries
for those of you who visited some of the Arab countries, you will have noticed that after so after a than they normally have a long Sudan Sudan.
So La Ilaha illa Allah
when the Yvan ends, and then the more other than actually recites loudly Lahoma Selena Mohammed and they recite Sultan Salam
Do you know who actually started this? This practice of Sudan Sudan loudly from the
Minaya meaning from the minarets after a van. This practice was started by Solera, Dina up.
He's the one who actually stated this practice. So it remained quite common, and it still is in some parts of the Arab world.
But what I wish to mention is that certain Salam is part of the vocabulary of a Muslim. And this tradition has remained strong in many parts of the Muslim and Arab world. And there's a reason for this because of this verse of the Holy Quran and all of these virtues mentioned in the Hadith.