Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of a man’s sending of peace upon himself
Hadith #1

أبي - رحمه الله - قال حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن محمد بن الحسين، عن محمد بن الفضيل، عن أبي الصباح، قال: سألت أبا جعفر عليه السلام عن قول الله عز وجل: " فإذا دخلتم بيوتا فسلموا على أنفسكم - الآية - ". فقال: هو تسليم الرجل على أهل البيت حين يدخل ثم يردون عليه، فهو سلامكم على أنفسكم.

1. My father, may Allah grant him mercy, said: We were told by Sa’d bin Abdullah, from Muhammed bin Hussain, from Muhammed bin Fudail, from Abu’s-Sabah, that he said: I asked Abu Ja’far, peace be upon him, about the saying of Allah, Exalted and Glorious is He: «And when you enter into houses, then send peace upon yourselves» (24:61) the verse, so he said: It is a man’s sending of peace upon the household when he enters, and furthermore, their response to him. That is your sending of peace upon yourselves.