Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Golden Churn: Halal in Brunei, Haram in Malaysia PART 2 UPDATED

This is a very important post dedicated to all Muslim regarding Golden Churn. Use your 'akal that had been given by Allah before you make any decision:

Sayyadina Abdullah ibn Abbas said that "Whatever the Qur'an termed as Halal is Halal and whatever it deemed Haram is Haram and about which it remained silent, this is forgiven" (Abu Dawud Vol 2). Hence, to say that something is Haram without it being deemed as Haram is wrong. Shah Abdul Haq Dehlwi, pioneer of the science of hadith in the subcontinent, says in relation to the above hadith that: "The reason why ibn Abbas recited this was to let it be known that something can only become Haram by way of revelation and it was not permitted to make anything Haram through ones own desires"(Ash'atul Lum'aat Vol 3).

Therefore, to say that anything is Haram without there being revelation about it is incorrect in itself. Allah also says "Who has forbidden the adornment with clothes given by Allah which he has produced for His slaves and the pure foods? (7:32). This verse again reveals that no person today has the right to declare a pure item Haram. Prohibition is only proven through revelation.

I don't understand why Malaysia still didn't acknowledge Brunei's finding in this matter though they know that Brunei is an Islamic country and Brunei is our neighbour.

MoRA: All Golden Churn products halal

Golden Churn Creamery Butter on display at a local store in Gadong. The Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) declared yesterday that the Golden Churn Creamery Butter products distributed in Brunei are halal and free from pig DNA. Picture: BT/Saifulizam
Friday, August 12, 2011
Mixed reactions to Golden Churn butter test results

ALL Golden Churn Butter products distributed in Brunei have been deemed halal and free from pig DNA after authorities tested 17 samples of the butter in the past week, the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) yesterday said.
"After evaluating the reports made by the Department of Scientific Services, Ministry of Health, BruneiDarussalam, which analysed 17 samples collected from all four districts in this country, including samples from a neighbouring country, the result of the analysis on all samples have shown that Golden Churn Pure Creamery Butter is free from pig DNA," read the statement issued yesterday.

The Islamic Religious Council made the decision yesterday during a meeting which determined that butter products from Australian manufacturer Ballantyne were safe for Muslim consumption.

The announcement came a day after MoRA bared that the Halal Food Control Division collected new samples for a new round of tests and assured the public that the results would be released immediately.

On August 7, the MoRA advised Muslims to avoid consumption of the Golden Churn Pure Creamery Butter "for the time being" due to doubts surrounding its halal status.

In Malaysia, The Star newspaper reported on Wednesday that the butter would be voluntarily recalled from the Malaysian market due to possible porcine contamination of the butter manufactured in New Zealand.

However, the Golden Churn frozen butter produced in Australia that come in 250g packets in the clear and will continue to be sold in markets throughout Malaysia, said The Star report quoting the Golden Churn manufacturer Ballantyne Foods Pty Ltd regional general manager Hemmat Nasrallah.

The Brunei Times

However, this is taken from The Star, Malaysia and from my opinion, it shows that Jakim didn't do thorough checking on the butter, but the decision was made after finding that the product came from the same factory as that distributed in Sarawak, although brought into the country by different importers.  This shows that they didn't do a RETEST on the product but base on ASSUMPTION!

Published: Monday August 15, 2011 MYT 3:42:00 PM

Jakim: Golden Churn butter non-halal

KUALA LUMPUR: The Islamic Development Department of Malaysia (Jakim) Monday confirmed that the Golden Churn Pure Creamery Butter sold in Malaysia is non-halal.
Its director-general Othman Mustapha said the decision was made after finding that the product came from the same factory as that distributed in Sarawak, although brought into the country by different importers.
"This was confirmed by the agent of Ballantyne Food, from New Zealand, which manufactures the product.
"Therefore, Muslims should not use the product," he said in a statement here.
On July 19, the Sarawak Islamic Religious Department had declared the product non-halal after it was found to contain pig DNA.
Othman said the company had been informed of the matter and it had agreed to withdraw the product from the shelves.
He said the decision was made after discussing the matter with the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry, the Chemistry Department, the Health Ministry's Food Safety and Quality Division, the Sarawak Islamic Religious Department and the Johor Islamic Religious Department on Aug 8.
With the product being confirmed non-halal, he advised holders and new applicants of the halal certificate who use the product to change it with other type of butter which is certified halal and to keep the purchase receipt of the new product as proof.
They are also required to carry out a ritual cleansing process by using clay soil and water, known as 'samak', and it has to be witnessed by the Islamic Religious Department in the respective states, he added. - Bernama

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Bingka Durian Diva

I was craving for durian very badly so I bought 6 of them for RM50 at E-Mart Market. Most of the durian were overcooked so today I decided to make Bingka Durian for the first time in my life. After googling here and there, I decided to come out with my very own version of Bingka Durian for iftar (breaking fast). The result was AMAZING! All of my kids loves the bingka! I'm so proud of my version of Bingka Durian. Hope you enjoy baking it and devouring it! Yummy!

                                            Bingka Durian Diva

Flesh from one whole durian
8 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 3/4 cup coconut milk
1 3/4 cup flour
150 gm melted butter
2 tsp yellow coloring

1. Blend durian flesh, eggs and sugar together until smooth and silkiy.
2. Pour into a mixing bowl. Then add in coconut milk, water, flour and melted butter. Whisk until it's mixed well.
3. Add in coloring and mix it again until the color blend in with the mixture.
4. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees celsius for 1 hour or so.
5. Wait until it's cool before cutting it into pieces.
6. Yummy!

Golden Churn Creamery Butter: Halal in Brunei Haram in Malaysia?

I've been researching about this Golden Churn haram issue since it was reported haram by JAIS. But, why does Brunei's KHEU announced it as halal? Is there any political agenda in Malaysia behind this?

Please read here for more info. As for me, I don't know what to say. I'm very speechless about this issue.
And this is taken from the Brunei Times:

MoRA: Golden Churn keeps its halal status in Sultanate

Blocks of Golden Churn butter on display in a supermarket in Brunei. Local authorities have maintained the brand's halal status. Picture: BT/Rudolf Portillo
Saturday, August 6, 2011
GOLDEN Churn Creamery Butter will maintain its halal status in Brunei despite Malaysian authorities' plan to withdraw the Australian product's halal certification after a batch tested positive for traces of pig DNA.

A senior religious officer from the Ministry of Religious Affairs' Halal Food Control Division (HFCD) told The Brunei Times yesterday that the test conducted by the ministry on the product last month yielded negative results.

"We sent samples for testing to Makmal Scientific under the Ministry of Health last month. The results turned out negative, so for the moment Golden Churn is still considered halal," said Hj Ali Hassan HjAhmad.

The HFCD officer said halal testing on food products was carried out on a regular basis and these tests adhere to the strictest standards to ensure the safety of food for the general public.

"We also test the products when there had been concerns raised such as the pig DNA claims last month," he added.

The butter product has come under scrutiny by the governments of Brunei and Malaysia after various test results showed conflicting findings. Some batches had tested positive for the pig DNA while others were found negative.

Ad East Marketing, Brunei's sole distributor of Golden Churn Butter, is also adamant that the product ishalal and safe to be consumed by Muslims in the Sultanate.

A source from the company, who only wanted to be named Helen, said they would continue to distribute the product despite the decision from Malaysian authorities.

"I am confident with our local authorities here. Since we are in Brunei, our decisions are based on what we have discovered in Brunei, so we will stick with the announcement," she said. "They can't (the local authorities) be wrong, it's an independent scientific analysis done here in Brunei."

Helen acknowledged that some sectors of the public could be caught in between the conflicting findings with Sarawak being "a close neighbour".

In response, Ad East Marketing has started to give out copies of Brunei HFCD's statement published in a local news report last month to retailers to assure them the product is safe for Muslims.

Helen added that purchase orders from retailers and clients have not been affected.

"I am glad that our local authorities have done the test in Brunei and people will be assured by the local findings," she said.

According to a recent report in Malaysian daily The Star, Assistant Minister in the Sarawak Chief Minister's Department (Islamic Affairs) Datuk Daud Abdul Rahman said Malaysia's Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism would revoke the halal certification logo of Golden Churn Creamery Butter.

"The confusion over the matter is now resolved with the decision made by the Islamic Development Department (Jakim) in a meeting on Tuesday that the butter is not halal," he said.

Jakim had initially declared the butter to be halal in early July, according to a report in The Borneo Post, but subsequent tests in a Sarawak laboratory detected traces of pig DNA.

"We cannot pick and choose the samples and the decision is that overall, it is banned for the Muslims," said Datuk Daud Abdul Rahman.

Ballantyne, maker of Golden Churn, said in statement dated August 1 that "there are false claims about our Golden Churn Certified Halal Butter brand originating from West Malaysia".

"I can reassure all our valued customers and consumers that both Ballantyne factories in Australia and New Zealand are certified halal by halal certification authorities for all our butter brands we produce and distribute," said Executive Chairman Andrew Ballantyne.

The golden foil-wrapped butter carries the halal logo and has been certified by the Islamic Coordinating Council of Victoria. The Brunei Times

In Memories of Beloved Grandma (December 1928 - August 2011)

My beloved grandma (my mum's mother) had just passed away at around 1.30pm today at Serian Hospital, Kuching because of old age illness. Her name is Margaret Burak anak Likin. She's a Bidayuh Bukar Sadong and she's a Christian. We never see religion as an obstacle in our family relationship and in fact, we are very close to each other. Every week, we will chat on the phone and every Chinese New Year (her husband who is my grandpa, is a Chinese) or Hari Gawai, we will go back to Tebakang, Serian to visit her.

She doesn't like her photo to be taken

She'svery lovable and understanding grandma. She's very active, doing all sort of things including the common activity of the Bidayuh highlanders like harvesting hill paddy, harvesting black pepper and others. She doesn't have any illness due to her healthy lifestyle and eating. She had gone through a very hard life during her younger days because her husband died when my mom was about 5 or 6 years old. She had to raise 4 children by herself, by doing other people's laundry, rubber tapping, cooking for dormitory school and she even suffered during the Japanese war.

With her great grandchildren, my children

My grandma is so full of life and she shared so many stories to me. She loves us purely and unconditionally, never thinking about our different religion. She always remind me to take care of myself in order to be able to care for my children. Among my children, she loves Danish (my second child) the most because she can't forget how thin and small Danish was when he was a toddler. She thought Danish was constantly sick that resulted the thin features but when I explained to her that Danish is a very healthy boy but not with a big appetite, she was very relieved and every time she saw Danish, she will force him to eat and eat. But now, growing up, Danish has a really big appetite! Alhamdulillah.
I pray that her soul will rest in peace. I love you so much, my dearest grandma. Your advices, your guidance and our memories will always be kept in my heart.

Thursday, August 4, 2011


This article is taken from kiemiftah (credits for this knowledge to him) regarding the misunderstanding regarding the salam Assalamualaikum. Please read it carefully and pass it to as many Muslims as you know. Sharing is caring!

Image from Google

Satu artikel ditulis dan disebarkan secara meluas di dalam laman sosial Facebook, bertajuk:
SIAPA YANG MENGGUNAKAN PERKATAAN “SALAM” & “A’KUM”? apakah maksud disebaliknya??

Maka berpalinglah (hai Muhammad) dari mereka dan katakanlah: “Salam (selamat tinggal)”. Kelak mereka akan mengetahui (nasib mereka yang buruk).
(QS. 43:89)
Baik gunakan ASSALAMUALAIKUM or ASSALAMUALAIKUM WARAHMATULLAHI WABARAKATUH… Ilmu utk dikongsi bersama. Sekadar peringatan untuk semua rakan-rakan muslim yang lain.

Pagi semalam saya dengar radio ikim (91.50 fM). Ustaz Zawawi ada cerita tentang sunnah Rasulallah s.a.w. Antara yang dibincangkannya ialah tentang bab cara memberi salam.

Menurut ustaz Zawawi Yusof, Baginda SAW memberi salam dengan lafaz “Assalamualaikum” dan menjawab salam dari para sahabat baginda dengan salam yang lengkap iaitu “Waalaikumussalam warahmatulallahhi wabarakatuh”

Ringkasnya, baginda SAW akan; Beri salam dengan ucapan - “Assalamualaikum”
dan…Jawab salam - “Waalaikumussalam warahmatulallahi wabarakatuh”

Lagi satu, perlu diingatkan juga semasa menjawab salam, saya dengar ramai orang jawab salam dengan ucapan yang tidak tepat.
Jawab salam yang betul ialah ; “WAALAI KUMUS SALAM” dan bukannya yang selalu saya dengar iaitu ; “WAALAI KUM SALAM”

Apabila kita ingin berkirim salam pada orang lain, hendaklah kita berkata
“Kirim salam, assalamualaikum pada ASHREE ye” contoh lerr…
Dan bukannya : “Kirim salam kat ASHREE yer”. Dan jangan pula memandai-mandai tambah
perkataan seperti “Ko tolong kirim salam maut kat dia yer”.
Statement ini walaupun dalam nada bergurau, tapi ia adalah menyalahi syariat dan berdosa, walaupun sekadar gurauan!

Selain itu, janganlah kita menggantikan perkataan “Assalamualaikum” dengan “A’kum” dalam SMS atau apa sekalipun melalui tulisan. Jika perkataan “Assalamualaikum” itu panjang, maka hendaklah kita ganti dengan perkataan “As-Salam” yang membawa maksud sama dengan “Assalamualaikum”.

Sesamalah kita memberitahu member-member yang selalu sangat guna short form “A’kum” dalam sms ataupun email. Perkataan ‘AKUM‘ adalah gelaran untuk orang-orang Yahudi kepada orang-orang bukan yahudi yang bermaksud ‘BINATANG’ dalam Bahasa Ibrani.

Ia singkatan daripada perkataan ‘Avde Kokhavim U Mazzalot’ yang bermaksud ‘HAMBA-HAMBA BINATANG DAN ORANG-ORANG SESAT’.
Jadi, mulai sekarang jika ada orang hantar shortform “A’kum“, kita ingatkan dia guna “As Salam” kerana salam ialah dari perkataan “Assalamualaikum“.

Jangan guna “Bye” kerana “Bye” adalah jarum sulit Kristian yang bermaksud “Di Bawah Naungan Pope.” Jangan guna “A’kum” kerana“A’kum” bermaksud “Binatang” dalam bahasa Yahudi. Jangan guna “Semekom” kerana “Semekom” bermaksud “Celaka Kamu.” Gunakan perkataan “As-Salam” sebagai singkatan bagi “Assalammualaikum.” Tolong forward kepada umat Islam yang lain , untuk elakkan diri daripada membuat dosa..

Sekian, semoga ada manfaatnya…


Pertama, perlu dijelaskan bahawa short form assalamu'alaikum ialah A'kum, selagi kita maksudkannya dgn lafaz Salaam atau Assalamu'alaikum, maka bagi pendapat ana, tidak menjadi kesalahan kerana tiada dalil atau bukti khas mengatakan pengharaman penggunaan perkataan tersebut. Tambahan pula, yg menghantar SMS atau yang menulis dan yg menerima atau yg membaca amat memahami short form tersebut bahawa lafaz asalnya ialah ASSALAMU’ALAIKUM...

Dalil dan sandaran ana, sebagaimana short form bagi Sollahu 'Alaihi Wassalam iaitu SAW dan Subhanahu Wa Taa'ala iaitu SWT dan byk lagi short forrm yg diguna pakai dan difahami oleh semua...

Namun, jika yg membaca dan yg menulis, tidak memahami maksud short form tersebut maka lainlah pula hukumnya..

Kedua, ana cukup setuju dgn saranan, menggunakan As-Salam lebih baik, namun perkataan “Salaam” juga tidak menjadi kesalahan untuk digunakan, bahkan kedua-duanya betul (rujuk dalil-dalil daripada ayat Al-Quran yang ana sediakan di bawah berkenaan penggunaan SALAM)..

tetapi ana sekali-kali tidak setuju dgn pandangn yg mengatakan tidak boleh mengatakan "Sampaikan/Kirim salam kepada si fulan" dan MESTI menggunakan “Kirim salam dengan lafaz “Assalamu’alaikum” sahaja yg sebetul/sepatutnya, sedangkan dalam bahasa Arab ada disebut..
بَلِّغْ تَحِيَّتِي إِلَى فُلَان
سَلِّمْ عَلى فُلَانٍ
Kedua-dua ayat ini jelas menunjukkan tiada lafaz Assalamu'alaikum, sedangkan penggunaan kedua-dua ayat ini adalah secara meluas oleh org arab dlm percakapan seharian mereka, dan tambahan pula makna ayat adalah sama dengan bahasa melayu kita iaitu “Sampaikan salam kepada si fulan”..
Sebagaimana dibolehkan menggantikan lafaz “Assalamu'alaikum” dengan “Salaam” kerana mempunyai makna yg lebih kurang sama..begitu juga dalam ucapan ini..difahami bahawa “sampaikan SALAM” adalah sama erti dgn “sampaikan ASSALAMU"ALAIKUM”..


1. Untuk setiap huruf jawi dan rumi, ada atau tidak perkataan buruk? Jika ada, maka tidak mustahil "A.L.L.A.H" dan "alif lam lam ha" dimaksudkan dengan buruk untuk setiap huruf. Jadi, ki...ta tidak boleh guna "Allah" dalam Jawi dan Rumi lah ye? Macam tu?

2. Betul atau tidak, singkatan "A'kum" bermula sedikit lewat dari wujudnya internet dan sistem pesanan ringkas? Jika betul, adakah dan siapakah manusia bukan Melayu atau Yahudi pertama yang guna "A'kum"? Jika bukan Yahudi atau agen - agennya, siapa? Jika Melayu kita juga yang mula (sebab aku tak yakin American Muslim yang mula "A'kum"2 ni), adakah dia pandai bahasa Yahudi? Yahudi atau bukan Yahudi, SIAPA yang mula cipta singkatan A'kum? Sebut nama, kita selidik sama - sama siapa dia. Kalau tak sabit tuduhan email layang ni, fitnah melulu walaupun niat baik nak menegah adalah haram. Dosa tetap dosa. Siapa tukang forward sama je dosa dengan orang yang cipta penipuan ni.

3. Apa agaknya reaksi orang bukan Islam, terutamanya Yahudi yang kita benci-benci sangat ni, kalau mereka baca benda ni? Tak malu ke kalau korang sebenarnya paranoid dan takut dengan bayang - bayang sendiri?

sila rujuk gambar tersebut..
Avde Kokhavim U Mazzalo atau KOKHAVIM atau AKUM adalah sebenarnya BUKAN SAMA SEKALI membawa maksud BINATANG tapi BINTANG...

Avde Kokhavim U Mazzalo membawa maksud HAMBA2 PENYEMBAH BINTANG & ORANG2 YANG SESAT.. Itulah maksud sebenarnya...


Terima kasih atas “teguran” atau “peringatan” yang diberi.

Bagaimanapun, saya tidak lah termasuk di kalangan orang yang bersetuju untuk mensyaratkan assalamualaikum di tulis penuh. Tidaklah saya ketahui apakah dalil khusus yang digunakan bagi mensyarat dan mewajibkannya.

Menurut Islam, yang lebih penting adalah “kefahaman intipati”. Jika anda faham ianya adalah lafaz penuh, maka tiada lagi masalah bagi menulis ringkasannya. Perlulah memahami Maqasid Shariah (objektif dari hukum Shariah) dalam hal ini. objektif shariah dalam hal memberi salam adalah sunnah dan mendoakan saudara seIslam. Ia dibuat dalam bentuk verbal biasanya. Apabila ditulis secara tulisan, jika benar formal, bolehlah anda menulisnya dengan lengkap, tetapi di kala tidak formal, yang penting maksud shariahnya sampai.

Tulisan “salam” atau “akum” atau “askum”, sudah tentulah bermaksud lafaz salam yang penuh, tiada siapa yang akan menulisnya kecuali bermaksud lafaz salam yang penuh. Maka adalah menjadi suatu kecacatan sendiri apabila si pembaca membacanya dengan lafaz singkat. Sebagaimana singkatan “utk”, “dsbg” dan difahami secara automatik ia adalah bermakna “untuk”, “dan sebagainya”.

Justeru, Islam adalah agama yang memudahkan dan bukan menyusahkan dengan perkara amat cabang dan kecil ini, bagi merasakan inidvidu yang menggunakannya adalah salah. Bagi saya, orang yang mengganggap salah itulah yang salah.

Adalah logik dan diterima Syara’ utk menggunakan singkatan bagi lafaz salam di sms, mahupun email danlain-lain tempat yang sesuai, kerana ia tetap bermaksud lafaz salam yang ditujukan.

Saya sebenarnya amat pelik, saya telah selalu membaca dan mendengar pertikaian seperti ini, tetapi ini yangpertama kali saya ditujukan secara peribadi, persoalannya mengapa isu yang sekecil ini juga terdapat perdebatan. amat membuang masa..


Jika kita berterusan berpandangan cara ini dan menutup pemikiran, pasti satu hari nanti akan ada satu kes baru, bahawa memberi salam mestilah ditulis dalam tulisan Arab sahaja, kerana ejaan Assalamualaikum tidak tepat dari segi bacaan dan panjang pendeknya..
Na'uzubillah dari perbahasan yg hanya akan lebih menyusahkan org awam..

Berikut adalah sebahagian ayat-ayat Al-Quran, yg menggunakan “Salaam” dan membawa maksud yang baik, sama dengan lafaz “Assalamu’alaikum”..

Al-An’am, 54
وَإِذَا جَاءكَ الَّذِينَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِآيَاتِنَا فَقُلْ سَلاَمٌ عَلَيْكُمْ
Apabila orang-orang yang beriman kepada ayat-ayat Kami itu datang kepadamu, maka katakanlah: "Salaamun alaikum” (mudah-mudahan Allah melimpahkan kesejahteraan atas kamu).

Al-A’raf, 46
وَنَادَوْاْ أَصْحَابَ الْجَنَّةِ أَن سَلاَمٌ عَلَيْكُمْ
Dan mereka menyeru penduduk surga: "Salaamun 'alaikum” (mudah-mudahan Allah melimpahkan kesejahteraan atas kamu).

Yunus, 10
دَعْوَاهُمْ فِيهَا سُبْحَانَكَ اللَّهُمَّ وَتَحِيَّتُهُمْ فِيهَا سَلاَمٌ
Do'a mereka di dalamnya ialah: "Subhanakallahumma”, dan salam penghormatan mereka ialah: "Salam" (sejahtera dari segala bencana)

Hud, 69
وَلَقَدْ جَاءتْ رُسُلُنَا إِبْرَاهِيمَ بِالْبُـشْرَى قَالُواْ سَلاَماً قَالَ سَلاَمٌ فَمَا لَبِثَ أَن جَاء بِعِجْلٍ حَنِيذٍ
Dan sesungguhnya utusan-utusan Kami (malaikat-malaikat) telah datang kepada lbrahim dengan membawa kabar gembira, mereka mengucapkan: "Selamat." Ibrahim menjawab: "Selamatlah," maka tidak lama kemudian Ibrahim menyuguhkan daging anak sapi yang dipanggang.

Hasil daripada pencarian ana, ayat-ayat Al-Quran menggunakan "Salaam" untuk membawa maksud "kesejahteran, dan keselamatan"..

Justeru, bagi ana menggunakan "Salaam" adalah sama sekali tidak salah!~

Yang salah, jika menggunakan kalimah "As-saam", sebagaimana datangnya dalam satu hadis yg mana orang Yahudi pada zaman Nabi s.a.w apabila memberi salam menyebut as-samu ‘alaikum yang bermaksud: maut atau kemusnahan ke atas kamu. Mereka cuma mengelirukan pendengaran orang Islam. Justeru itulah Nabi s.a.w menyuruh dijawab dengan ungkapan ‘wa alaikum’ sahaja.
“Sesungguhnya Yahudi apabila memberi salam kepada kamu, sebenarnya dia menyebut: as-samu ‘alaika (maut atau kemusnahan). Maka kamu jawablah wa ‘alaika (ke atas kamu). (Riwayat al-Bukhari dan Muslim).

Merujuk kepada Lisanul 'Arab (Salam):
والسُّنَّة لا تختلف في تحية الأَموات والأَحْياء ويشهد له الحديث الصحيح أَنه كان إِذا دخل القبور قال: ((سَلامٌ عليكم دارَ قَومٍ مُؤْمِنِين))
Dan sunnah tidak ada ikhtilaf dalam tahiyyah kpd org2 mati atau org2 hidup, dan berdalilkan hadis sahih: Sesghnya apabila dia (Rasulullah) masuk ke perkarangan kubur (melaluinya), maka baginda menyebut: "Salamun 'alaikum daara qawmin mu'minin (Keselamatan dan kesejahteraan kepada kamu semua, wahai kediaman kaum-kaum mukninin (penghuninya)"

ويقال السَّلامُ عليكم، سَلامٌ عليكم، سَلامٌ بحذف عليكم،
ولم يرد في القرآن غالباً إِلاَّ مُنَكَّراً
Dan disebut: Assalamu'alaikum, Salamun 'Alaikum, Salaam tanpa "alaikum, kebiasaannya (kebanyakannyan) tidak disebut dalam Al-Quran kecuali dalam bentuk nakirah..

Namun, jika disebut As-Salaam yg dimaksudkan dengannya satu Nama/sifat daripada Nama-nama/Sifat-sifat Allah yg Maha Mulia, maka mesti disebut dalam bentuk Ma'rifah..
(Rujukan Lisanul 'Arab)