Al-Salām (Salubrious away from all imperfections) 


Al-Salām is Al-Ladhi (That Which), Hu’s Dhāt (Innate Essence) is away from any faults, shortcomings or evil.  The same applies for Hu’s Attributes.

Salām can and should be applied to the slaves of Allah as in Salim:

26:89. "But only he (will prosper) that brings to Allah a Salim (sound) heart "
37:84. "Behold! He (Abraham) approached his Lord with a Salim (sound) heart"

This is when the heart is healthy, free from the illnesses of envy, anger, lusts and tendencies towards evil thoughts, words and actions.


The attribute of Salim does not apply to a Muslim unless the rest of the Muslims are safe from his tongue and from his hand. ( His words and actions can never be harmful against his brothers and sisters)

الجامع الصغير. الإصدار 3,22 - لجلال الدين السيوطي
المجلد الثاني >> [تتمة باب حرف الألف]
1292- أفضل المؤمنين إسلاما من سلم المسلمون من لسانه ويده. وأفضل المؤمنين إيمانا أحسنهم خلقا، وأفضل المهاجرين من هجر ما نهى الله تعالى عنه، وأفضل الجهاد من جاهد نفسه في ذات الله عز وجل
التخريج (مفصلا): الطبراني في الكبير عن ابن عمرو
تصحيح السيوطي: صحيح

It has been noted from the life of the Prophet, peace be upon him, that he never took revenge against anyone, not even once. (For that reason abstaining from revenge is a good requirement for being Salim (Sound and healthy in the heart))

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