If a child, a new Muslim, or a non-Muslim ask you what the Muslim greeting is, what would you say? Many would say As Salaam Alaikum, but why that the Muslim greeting when it is not the Quranic greeting? Allah never reveals “As Salaam Alaikum” as a greeting; instead He reveals “Salaam Alaikum” as a greeting a total of five times (Quran 6:54, 7:46, 13:24, 16:32, 39:73), but the phrase As Salaam Alaikum is revealed zero times as a greeting in the Quran.
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The verses below are the closest thing to the greeting of As Salaam Alaikum.
4:94. “O you who believe, when you go abroad in the cause of God, observe carefully, and do not say to anyone who offers you the peace/as salaam, ‘You are not a believer.’ “
19:33 “So the peace/as-salaam be upon me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I will be raised up to life again.”
20:47. “…Indeed with a sign we come from your Guardian Evolver, and the peace/as salaam be upon thosewho follow guidance.