The Manner Of Giving Greetings Of Peace
In order of best, second best, and third best, these are the ways of extending greetings of peace:
1) “Assalaamu ‘Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakaatuhu”: Peace as well as the mercy and blessings of Allah upon you.
2) “Asslaamu ‘Alaikum Warahmatullah” : Peace and the mercy of Allah (swt) upon you
3) “Assalamu ‘Alaikum”: Peace upon you.
This order is proven by the narration of Abu Hurairah (RA), in which a man passed by the Messenger of Allah (saas) – who was seated in a gathering – and said, “Assalaamu ‘ Alaikum.” The Prophet (saas) said, “Ten good deeds (are Written for him).” Another man passed by and said, “Asslaamu ‘Alaikum Warahmatullha,” and the Prophet (saas) said, “ Twenty good deeds.” Then another man passed by and said, “Assalaamu ‘Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakaatuhu,” and the Prophet (saas) said, Thirty good Deeds (Related by Al-Tirmidhee (2689), who said, “the Hadeeth is Hasan Saheeh)
Allah (swt) said in Quran:
“When you are greeted with agreeting, greet in return with what is better than it, or (at least) return it equally” (Qur’an 4:86)
It’s a Humble request Brothers to spread Greeting as it is to get Reward from Allah (swt) (without making shortcuts)
Jazak Allah Khair