Walaikum Assalam Meaning, in Arabic & full version

Walaikum Assalam is the shortest version of the Islamic reply to the greeting of “Assalamualaikum”. The greeting is considered a crucial Islamic duty and obligation. We will discuss in detail how it is written in Arabic, the Meaning, and why you should say the full version.


The following video we have made will help you learn the proper pronunciation word by word:

Walaikum Assalam in Arabic

The phrase consists of 2 words that are written in Arabic وَعَلَيـْكُم السَّلاَمُ. The medium one consists of 4 words وَعَلَيـْكُم السَّلاَمُ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ and the full one consists of 5 words which are writtne in Arabic with the Diacritical is

وَعَلَيـْكُم السَّلاَمُ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكـَاتُه

and Without the Diacritical:

وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته


Walaikum Assalam Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuh

which explained as the following table:

Walaikum وَعَلَيـْكُم And upon you
Assalam السَّلاَمُ Peace
 wa rahmatوَرَحْمَةُ and Mercy of
Allahاللهِ God
wa barakatuhوَبَرَكـَاتُه and His blessings

Common Spelling:

  • Wa Alaikum Assalam
  • Walaikum Salam
  • Waalaikumussalam
  • Wa Alaikum Salaam

Walaikum Assalam Meaning

The short version Waalaikumussalam means ‘Peace be upon you, the 2nd version Waalaikumsalam Warahmatullahi means ‘Peace be upon you and Allah’s mercy. And the full version Waalaikumsalam Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh means “Peace be upon you and Allah’s mercy And blessing

Why say the full version

It is advised to reply to “Assalamualaikum” with the full version Waalaikumsalam Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh because:

  1. The Quran says, “And when you are greeted with a greeting, greet [in return] with one better than it or [at least] return it [in a like manner] Indeed, Allah is ever, over all things, an Accountant.”
  2.  Prophet Muhammed (ﷺ) said, “This is Jibril (Gabriel) who is conveying you greetings of peace.” I responded: “Wa ‘Alaihis-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu” [Sunan Ibn Majah]

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