Greeting in Islam

Teaching Children About the Islamic Greeting


Some years ago, when my middle children were younger, I made up a unit study on the Islamic greeting. It was available on the old Talibiddeen Jr. but I realized it never made it over here to TJ Homeschooling, so I thought I would post it again because I found it very helpful when teaching my kids about the Islamic greeting.

It's a free download and here are the lessons that are included:
Teaching Children About the Islamic Greeting
Now, I have to warn that this was written 8 or 9 years ago, so the graphics and fonts are outdated. But, I think it's still very helpful to use as a spine or guide to read through for your studies. You can make it yours by creating worksheets or lapbooks or whatever to make it more engaging for your students.

One thing that I really love about the lessons is that I was able to include ayaat from the Quraan or ahadith to support the various topics in the lesson so I think you will find it very helpful from that aspect. It says it is for Grade 1, but I think it is helpful for higher elementary grades as well. In addition, you can take the ahadith and ayaat and use them for older students such as middle and high schoolers, in shaa Allah.

Download Islamic Greeting Lessons (PDF)


If you know me, I like checklists. This is a checklist I made up to help me keep track of what my kids had mastered as far as learning the Islamic greeting. It is a great review tool as well, in shaa Allah.

Islamic Greeting Skills Checklist



Shaykh ul Islaam Ibn Taymeeyah, when asked about the greeting/congratulations of Eid said:

"As for the greeting on the day of Eid, then it is by saying to one another when meeting after the prayer:

Taqabbala Allahu minnaa wa minkum wa ahaala Allahu alayka
May Allah accept it from you and us and other things of this nature.

Ibn Qudaamah reported in Al Mugnee that Muhammad ibn Iyaad said: "I was with Abi Umamah al Baahilee and other companions of the Prophet (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam and when they returned from the Eid they said to each other:

Taqabbala Allahu minnaa wa minkum - May Allah accept it from you and us

Source: "The Rulings Concerning the Two Eids from the Purified Sunnah"


was sure it wasn't from the Sunnah to greet/well wish for the new year, but I did not know how to respond so this was beneficial.


Question: Is it permissible for a person to initiate the well-wishing for the new year to someone?

Response: If someone wished you well, then return the greeting to him, but don’t you be the one to initiate the well wishing to anyone – this is the correct position in this matter.

If for example someone said to you ‘we wish you well for this new year’, you should say “may Allaah greet you with good and may He make it a year [filled with] good and blessings”, however, don’t you initiate [the well-wishing] to the people. [This is] because I do not know anything from the Salaf that they used to greet [the people] with well-wishes for the new year. Rather, know that the Salaf did not adopt Muharram as the beginning of the new year until the caliphate of ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab (radhi-yAllaahu ‘anhu).
Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen
I’laam al-Mu’aasireen bi-Fataawa Ibn ‘Uthaymeen – Page 372

(In the above link from was an interesting post that looked at some kufaar traditions around the world for ringing in the new year. I thought this would make a great discussion on shirk as well.)


Congratulations on the new year or the occasion of Mawlid

The first question of Fatwa no. 20795

Q 1: Is it permissible to congratulate non-Muslims on the occasion of the new Gregorian year, the new Hijri (lunar) year, and the Mawlid (the Prophet’s birthday)?

A: It is not permissible to offer congratulations on such occasions; for it is not Mashru‘ (Islamically permissible) to celebrate them.

May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions!
Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’
source :

Other Greetings - On Yawmul Jumuah?

Sheikh Fawzan was asked the following question:
Every Friday one of my colleagues sends me a text saying “Ju’muaah Mubaarak” and he continues saying that he hopes that I will add that to my cell phone greeting or to my greeting on the internet forums; what is your view of this?
Answer: Sheikh Fawzan
This is an innovation, Allah has not sent down any authority for this action. This is an action that is not known or narrated in the Sunnah; it has not been narrated that the Muslims should congratulate each other on Friday; rather it has only been reported that they would congratulate each other on Eid Al Adha and Eid Al Fitr not on Friday. Therefore putting this is a text and encouraging others to do it is an innovation and from spreading innovation.

Sheikh Abdul Musin Al Abaad was asked the following question:
Based on the premise that Friday is a (Eid) holiday, is it permissible to greet each other saying, Ju’muaah Mubaarak or Ju’muaah Accepted?
Answer: Sheikh Abdul Musin Al Abaad:
By Allah, we don’t know of anything that proves the validity of this. As for the two Eids then it has been narrated that the companions when they would meet each other they would say, “May Allah accept it from us and you” or “May Allah accept your obedience”.

The Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz was asked the following question:
What is the ruling on the statement Ju’muaah Mubaarak?
Answer: Sheikh Abdul Aziz
There is no origin for sending out the greeting Ju’muaah Mubaarak on the cell phones. It is a bless day, no doubtAllah the Exalted has singled us out with this day, and the Jews and Christians have been lead astray away from this day, but as for giving a greeting every Friday then we don’t know of any origin for this.