Ash-Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-Uthaymeen rahimahullah, was asked the following question:

سئل هل يقال مريم عليها السلام


“Should it be said for Maryam ‘عليها السلام’ – ‘alaiyhasalaam’?”

” عليها السلام ؟ ما فيها مانع . السلام علينا وعلى عباد الله الصالحين . ما فيها مانع أبدا . لكن أحسن أن يقال رضي الله عنها أحسن لئلا يتوهم واهم أنها نبية ” انتهى


“There is no prevention for it being salaams are for all of the righteous servants. There is no prevention whatsoever for it. However, what is better is to say radiallaahu anha, so no one mistakenly assumes she was a female Prophet.” End translation. [Tafseer Surah Aali-Imraan, tape 14, second side, excerpted]

Note: Some scholars commonly refer to Maryam, the Mother of Prophet Isa, with the wording “عليها السلام” – “alayhasalaam”, but I have noticed a group of other scholars would mention her without having any specific du’a alongside her name; they would merely mention her as Maryam bint Imran, being it has come in some of the hadiths with that wording.

Mentioned by

AbdulFattaah Bin Uthman
Abu Fajr