Saying “Kullu ‘aamin wa antum bi khayr”
(Wishing you well every year)

In the casette no. 323 of the series “Silsilah al-Hudaa wal-Nur”, Shaykh al-Albanee (rahimahullaah) – following a conversation at the end of which a person gave him the greeting, “Kullu ‘aamin wa antum bi khayr” (Wishing you well every year) – he said:

“As for this closing reamrk, then it has no basis for it at all, it is sufficient for you (to say), “May Allaah accept your obedience.” As for “wishing you well every year,” this is a greeting of the non-Muslims which has crept into us the Muslims, due to our heedlesness, [Allaah says], “And remind, for verily reminder benefits the believers.”

And in the cassette no. 52 from the same series, in another conversation where someone greeted the Shaykh with the same statement, he (rahimahullaah) said,

“As for taking a specific phrase – wishing you will every year (kullu aaminwa antum bikhayr) – this has no basis, support from the Islamic Shari’ah, and is used in every Shari’ah, there is no difference (in this greeting) between a Jew, Christian and Muslim.”

Source : Translated from a post on Sahab.Net

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