Conveying the ‘salaam’ on behalf of another


Question: If one of them requests that I convey their ‘salaam’[1] to someone I know, then am I obligated to do that?

Response: He has entrusted you with a request, so you must fulfill it. When he said[2]:

convey my ‘salaam’ to such-and-such

…and you replied[3]:

yes, I will convey it in shaa.-Allaah

…then it is required of you to fulfill the trust of [conveying] the ‘salaam’, and carry it to the [intended] recipient and say[4]:

such-and-such conveys his ‘salaam’ [to you]

Translator’s note:
[1] The greeting of “as-salaam ‘alaykum”.
[2, 3 and 4] Or words to that effect.

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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