This is the common greetings of Muslim around the globe. Here in the Philippines, non-muslim thought its just a local language but its not. This greeting is an Arabic language.
As-Sal?mu `Alaykum (?????? ?????) is an Arabic language greeting used in both Muslim and Christian cultures. It means “Peace be upon you.” It is also transliterated as Assalamu ‘Alaikum or As-salaamu Alaikum. The traditional response is “wa `Alaykum As-Sal?m“, meaning “and on you be peace.”
This type of greeting is common in the Middle East; it is similar to the Hebrew greeting of shalom aleichem. (Wikipedia)
Did you know that Assalamu Alaikum is a simple prayer?
Everytime you greet somebody, you are wishing that his day will turn out the best in every way.
To all my blog readers – Assalamu Alaikum!