What is the difference between meaning of “Salamun Alaikum” and “Assalamu Alykum” ?
One saying with “Ta’reef” (with Alif and Lam) and other with “Tankeer” (with Tanween).
Allah told :
سَلَامٌ قَوْلًا مِنْ رَبٍّ رَحِيمٍ – يس: 58
سَلَامٌ عَلَيْكُمْ لَا نَبْتَغِي الْجَاهِلِينَ – القصص : 55
تَحِيَّتُهُمْ فِيهَا سَلَامٌ – يونس : 10
What appears is the difference between both sayings is little and doesn’t effect the meaning. And Allah told [us in the Qur’aan]:
إِذْ دَخَلُوا عَلَيْهِ فَقَالُوا سَلَامًا قَالَ سَلَامٌ قَوْمٌ مُنْكَرُونَ – الذاريات – 25
As for the meaning of this saying:
– May Allah protect you from every evil and harm and trial.
– And that you make dua for your Muslim brother with this.
The meaning is same for both the sayings.
Answered by : Shaykh Abu Ishaq Al Qaisee Hafidahullah