Alhamdulillah: For Ilhan Omar, All Praise Be To Allah For Her Victory (Part Two)

Hearing Omar use the Islamic phrases in the acceptance speech felt affirming, authentic and relatable, Margaret Hill, managing director of the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative, told HuffPost.

“For any Muslim who draws on their faith for strength, these are natural phrases,” Hill said. “They are everyday phrases. I see a Muslim, I give them that greeting. I often say it when I address a crowd.”

The weight of authority in Islam — Muhammad’s own words — is that the greeting “salaam aleikum” should not be used to initiate a greeting with a non-Muslim. Note that Margaret Hill said that “I see a Muslim, I give them that greeting.” She carefully does not say that “I see someone, and I give them that greeting.” It is a greeting whose selective use separates humanity into two groups: the Muslims, to whom the greeting may be given, and the non-Muslims, to whom it should not.

An Islamic website explains when the greeting of salaam is impermissible:

via Alhamdulillah: For Ilhan Omar, All Praise Be To Allah For Her Victory (Part Two)

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