Jannah is the place where there is eternal happiness and no misery whatsoever – everything a person can wish for he will find it there.
“Salam” will be the greeting in Jannah as has been mentioned in the Qur’an in many different places:
SALAM WILL BE THE GREETING IN JANNAH
- in which their prayer will be, “Glory be to You, O Allah!” and their greeting will be, “Peace!” and their closing prayer will be, “All praise is for Allah—Lord of all worlds!” Sura Yunus 10:10
- And those who were mindful of their Lord will be led to Paradise in ˹successive˺ groups. When they arrive at its ˹already˺ open gates, its keepers will say, “Peace be upon you! You have done well, so come in, to stay forever.” Sura Zumar 39:73
- Their greeting on the Day they meet Him will be, “Peace!” And He has prepared for them an honorable reward. Sura Al-Ahzab 33:44
- “Peace be upon you for your perseverance. How excellent is the ultimate abode!” Sura Ar-Ra’d 13:24
- And “Peace!” will be ˹their˺ greeting from the Merciful Lord. Sura Yasin 36:58
- those whose souls the angels take while they are virtuous, saying ˹to them˺, “Peace be upon you! Enter Paradise for what you used to do.” Sura An-Nahl 16:32
- There they will never hear any idle or sinful talk—only good and virtuous speech. Sura Waqi’ah 25-26
- It is they who will be rewarded with elevated mansions in Paradise for their perseverance, and will be received with salutations and greetings of peace, Sura Furqan 25:75
- They will not hear therein any ill speech – only [greetings of] peace – and they will have their provision therein, morning and afternoon. Sura An-Nahl 19:62
GREETING OF ANGELS TO ADAM (AS)
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “When Allah created Adam (ﷺ), He said to him: ‘Go and greet that company of angels who are sitting there – and then listen to what they are going to say in reply to your greetings because that will be your greeting and your off-spring’s.’ Adam (ﷺ) said to the angels: ‘As-Salamu ‘Alaikum (May peace be upon you).’ They replied: ‘As-Salamu ‘Alaikum wa Rahmatullah (May peace be upon you and the Mercy of Allah).’ Thus adding in reply to him: ‘wa Rahmatullah (and the Mercy of Allah)’ to his greeting.” [Al- Bukhari and Muslim]
HADITH OF ABDULLAH BIN SALAM (RA): COMMAND TO SPREAD PEACE “SALAM”
Abdullah ibn Salaam reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:
أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ أَفْشُوا السَّلَامَ وَأَطْعِمُوا الطَّعَامَ وَصَلُّوا وَالنَّاسُ نِيَامٌ تَدْخُلُوا الْجَنَّةَ بِسَلَامٍ
O people, spread peace, feed the hungry, and pray at night when people are sleeping and you will nter Paradise in peace. Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2485, Grade: Sahih
BENEFIT OF SPREADING SALAM
It was narrated that Abu Hurairah said: “The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: ‘By the One in whose Hand is my soul! You will not enter Paradise until you believe, and you will not (truly) believe until you love one another. Shall I not tell you of something which, if you do it, you will love one another? Spread the greetings of Salam amongst yourselves.'”
Grade: Sahih (Darussalam) Reference : Sunan Ibn Majah 68
GABRIEL SENDS SALAM TO KHADIJA
Narrated `Aisha:That the Prophet (ﷺ) said to her, “Gabriel sends Salam (greetings) to you.” She replied, “Wa ‘alaihi-s- Salam Wa Rahmatu-l-lah.” (Peace and Allah’s Mercy be on him).Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari 6253
ALLAH GIVES SALAM TO PROPHETS
“Peace be upon Noah among all peoples.” Sura As-Saffat 37:79
SAYING SALAM TO THE PROPHET BRINGS TEN BLESSINGS
It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: “There is no one who sends salam upon me, but Allah will restore to me my soul so that I may return his salam.” (Saheeh Sunan Abi Dawood, 1795)
It was narrated from ‘Abd-Allah ibn Abi Talhah from his father that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) came one day with evident signs of happiness on his face, and he said: “Jibreel (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) came to me and said, ‘Would it not please you, O Muhammad, to know that no one among your ummah will send blessings upon you but I will send ten blessings upon him, and no one among your ummah will send salaams upon you but I will send ten salaams upon him.” (Saheeh Sunan al-Nasaa’i, 1228)
INSTRUCTION TO ENTER THE HOUSE WITH SALAM
There is no restriction on the blind, or the disabled, or the sick. Nor on yourselves if you eat from your homes, or the homes of your fathers, or your mothers, or your brothers, or your sisters, or your paternal uncles, or your paternal aunts, or your maternal uncles, or your maternal aunts, or from the homes in your trust, or the homes of your friends. There is no blame on you eating together or separately. However, when you enter houses, greet one another with a greeting ˹of peace˺ from Allah, blessed and good. This is how Allah makes His revelations clear to you, so perhaps you will understand. Sura An-Nur 24:61
Abu Dawood (5096) narrated that Abu Maalik al-Ash’ari said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “When a man enters his house, let him say, ‘Allaahumma inni as’aluka khayr al-mawlaj wa khayr al-makhraj. Bismillaah walajna wa Bismillaah kharajna wa ‘ala Allaahi rabbina tawakalna (O Allaah, I ask You for the best entering and the best exiting. In the name of Allaah we enter and in the name of Allaah we leave, and in Allaah our Lord we put our trust),’ then he should say salam to his family.” Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in al-Silsilah al-Saheehah, 225.
Anas bin Malik (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said to me, “Dear son, when you enter your house, say As- Salamu ‘Alaikum to your family, for it will be a blessing both to you and to your family.” [At-Tirmidhi, who classified it as Hasan Sahih].
PERSON WHO GREETS FIRST IS BETTER
The Prophet (PBUH) was the first one who would greet others. Abu Umamah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the best people to Allah are those who are first to greet with peace.” Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 5197. Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani
Narrated Abu Umamah: The Prophet (ﷺ) said: Those who are nearest to Allah are they who are first to give a salutation. [Abu Dawud] And At- Tirmidhi narrated its meaning and classified it as Hasan.
DUA AFTER SALAM
It was narrated that ‘Aishah said: “When the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said the Salam, he would sit only for as long as it took to say: ‘Allahumma Antas-Salam wa minkas-salam. Tabarakta ya Dhal-jalali wal- ikram. (O Allah, You are As-Salam, From You is all peace, blessed are You O Possessor of majesty and honour).’” Reference : Sunan Ibn Majah 924
SPREAD SALAM TO LOVE ANOTHER
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “By Him in Whose Hand is my life! You will not enter Jannah until you believe, and you will not believe until you love one another. Shall I inform you of something which, if you do, you will love one another? Promote greetings amongst yourselves. [Muslim].
SALAM UPTO MORNING: LAYLATUL QADR
Peace it is until the emergence of dawn. Sura Al Qadr 97:5
ALLAH CALLS TO THE ABODE OF PEACE (JANNAH)
And Allāh invites to the Home of Peace [i.e., Paradise] and guides whom He wills to a straight path. Sura Yunus 10:25
Abode of peace: Jannah
ALLAH’S NAME: AS SALAM
The Author of Safety
SALAM AT THE END OF SALAH
Saying salam to the angels on the right and left side.
SALAM AT THE TIME OF DEATH
Then [the angels will say], “Peace for you; [you are] from the companions of the right.” Sura Al-Waqi’ah 91
The ones whom the angels take in death, [being] good and pure; [the angels] will say, “Peace be upon you. Enter Paradise for what you used to do.” Sura Nahl 16:32
WHAT PEOPLE WILL SAY WHEN CROSSING THE BRIDGE
ALLAH HUMMA SALLIM ALLAH HUMMA SALLIM
A MUSLIM IS THE ONE
Al muslimu man saliman muslimuna min lisanihi wa yad i hi.
GUESTS OF IBRAHIM AS GREETED HIM WITH SALAM
Has the story of Abraham’s honored guests reached you ˹O Prophet˺?
˹Remember˺ when they entered his presence and greeted ˹him with˺, “Peace!” He replied, “Peace ˹be upon you˺!” ˹Then he said to himself,˺ “˹These are˺ an unfamiliar people.”
Surat al-Dhariyat 51:24-25