Difference between meaning of “Salamun Alaikum” and “Assalamu Alykum”

Question :

What is the difference between meaning of “Salamun Alaikum” and “Assalamu Alykum” ?

Answer :

One saying with “Ta’reef” (with Alif and Lam) and other with “Tankeer” (with Tanween).

Allah told :

سَلَامٌ قَوْلًا مِنْ رَبٍّ رَحِيمٍ – يس: 58
سَلَامٌ عَلَيْكُمْ لَا نَبْتَغِي الْجَاهِلِينَ – القصص : 55
تَحِيَّتُهُمْ فِيهَا سَلَامٌ – سونس : 10

What appears is the difference between both sayings is little and doesn’t effect the meaning. And Allah Told :

إِذْ دَخَلُوا عَلَيْهِ فَقَالُوا سَلَامًا قَالَ سَلَامٌ قَوْمٌ مُنْكَرُونَ – الذاريات – 25

As for the meaning of this saying : May Allah protect you from every evil and harm and trail. And that you make dua for your Muslim brother with this. The meaning is same for both the sayings.

Answered by : Shaykh Abu Ishaq Al Qaisee Hafidahullah