The Office of the Supreme Leader

To Answer Salām When Praying

Question: If a person says the word "salām" instead of "salāmun ‘alaykum" addressing a worshiper, is it obligatory for the latter to Answer? What should be the Answer?
Answer: If people consider it as greetings, it is obligatory to Answer, and as a precaution, the Answer should be in such a way that the word "salām" precedes; For example, to say: "salāmun ‘alaykum" or "as- salāmu ‘alaykum". He should not Answer like ‘alaykumus salām.
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