Literally means 'Peace be upon you' in arabic

It is the prescribed Islamic greeting used by muslims and is responded to by saying Walaikum Asalam which means Peace be upon you too

This form of greeting is said to carry a reward of 10 blessings.

The Salam can often be extended thus -
Salamun Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu
which means 'Peace be upon you and the mercy and blessings of Allah'
(The extended greeting is said to carry a reward of 30 blessings)

It is stated in the Quran that when the people of heaven shall be asked by Allah (The almighty) to enter it, they will be welcomed therein with this greeting of Peace.

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