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1255 What is the meaning of Saam Alaikum? I have search and asked but no one knows the meaning but I saw this thing online it said it mean dead on you. And in which language it means death on you?
Saam is an Arabic word which means ‘death/curse’. The non-Muslim enemies would sometimes distort the Muslim greeting (which means ‘peace be upon you’) and try to ridicule Islam by it. Muslims should avoid such a remark totally.

Once a group of Jews entered upon the Prophet (peace be upon him) and said ‘As-Saam Alaika’ (death be upon you). The Messenger simply replied ‘Alaikum’ (upon you).

(Answered by: Imams at Islamic Centre, Leicester, UK)

(Verified by: Hafiz Mohammed Akhtar)
Category (Islam / Muslims)