السلام عليكم

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Hebrew שָׁלוֹם עֲלֵיכֶם (shalóm aleikhém).

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ (as-salāmu ʿalaykum)

  1. (also Islam) (may) peace (be) upon you; good day; hello; hail
    اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْكُم — وَعَلَيْكُمُ اَلسَّلامُ
    as-salāmu ʿalaykum — waʿalaykumu s-salāmu
    Peace be upon you! — And upon you, too! (general greeting)
    اَلسَلامُ عَلَيْكُم وَرَحْمَةُ اَللهِ وَبَرَكاتُهُ
    as-salāmu ʿalaykum waraḥmatu llāhi wabarakātuhu
    Peace be upon you and God’s mercy and blessings (Islamic religious greeting)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Though grammatically plural, this form of the greeting is predominantly also used towards one person.

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