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Ruling on initiating the salam when speaking on the telephone


Publication : 23-09-2002

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What is the ruling on saying salam to a person to whom you are speaking on the phone, when you do not know whether he is a Muslim or not?.


Praise be to Allah.

The ruling is the same as when meeting him in person. If you know that he is a kaafir, then do not initiate the greeting. But if you do not know, there is nothing wrong with that. 

And Allah is the Source of strength. 

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Source: Majmoo’ Fatawa wa Maqalat Mutanawwi’ah li’l-Shaykh Ibn Baz, 6/286