Giving back the salam in chats

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May I ask what is the etiquette regarding replying back to salams by chat? May Allah reward you with goodness.

Zaynab El-Kateb:

Answering back As-Salam (salamu alaykum) is fardh kifayah, so if one sister answered then this is sufficient for the whole group.
And as Sheikh Ibn Uthaymeen explained in Adab of As-salam in writings and messages:

  • If you will reply to the message in writing then you say:

    Wa alaykum asalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh.

  • If you will not write a reply then it is enough to say it with your tongue as making duaa without writing it down.

So if you wish to reply to a Salam in any group you can just say it with your tongue and you will be making duaa to the sender, and rewarded for replying the Salam.



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