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f:279 -    What to do if 2 people greet each other with Salaam at the same time
Country : New Zealand,
Name : Naeemuddin
Question:     When 2 people meet, they sometimes greet each other with Salaam simultaneously.  In this situation what should be done?  Who should reply?
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Answer:     Returning the Salaam is Compulsory (Wajib).  If both of them greet each other simultaneously, then it will be considered that both of them said the Salaam first and it is Compulsory on both of them to reply to the Salaam.  As given in Radd ul Muhtaar, Vol. 5, Pg No. 295.

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Mufti Syed Ziauddin Naqshbandi Qadri

[Professor, Islamic Law, Jamia Nizamia,
Founder-Director, Abul Hasanaat Islamic Research Center]
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