Using “Alayhi As-Salaam” for other than the Prophets?

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Abdul Basit Staff asked 3 months ago

Why do only the Shia Muslims say Alayhi as-salām to the Ahlulbayt of Prophet Muhammad (s)? Has any Sunni classical scholar done the same in the past?

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Abdul Basit Staff answered 3 months ago

Imam Bukhari in his Sahih teaches: ” ‘Ali, ‘alaihi al-salam,’ said: “Al-Dhariyat are the winds”.
* al-Bukhari al-jufi, ‘Jami al-Sahih al-Mukhtasar’ vol. 4, p. 1836 {Beirut: Dar Ibn Kathir; 3rd edition}

As for Fatima, the leader of all women, Bukhari equally teaches: “Fatima, ‘alaiha al-salam’, said…
*^vol.4, p. 1619, hadith no.4193

Imam Hassan was no different: “Al-Hassan ibn Ali, ‘alaihi al-salam’, waived the debt of a man”
*^Vol. 2 p. 918

About Imam Hussain, the martyr of karbala, “Hussain ibn Ali, ‘alaihi al-salam’, informed him
*^vol. 3 p. 1125, no.1125 and vol.6 p.2716 hadith no. 7027

“The head of al-Hussain ibn Ali, ‘alaihi al-salam’, was brought to ‘Ubayd Allah b. Ziyad” *^vol. 3 p. 1370 hadith no. 3538

About Imam Zaynul Abideen, Bukhari records: “Ali ibn Hussain, ‘alaihi al-salam’, said…
*^ vol. 5 p. 1959

Abdul Basit Staff answered 3 months ago

If Allah SWT sends Salaam on the family of Prophet Muhammad (s), then who are we not do the same?

Ibn Hajar mentioned that some of the Sunni commentators of Qur’an have narrated from Ibn Abbas (ra) that the Qur’anic verse “Peace be upon the family of Ya-seen (Qur’an 37:130)”refers to the family of Muhammad. (See al-Sawa’iq al-Muhriqah, by Ibn Hajar, Ch. 11, section 1, p228).