Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh
A common greeting among Muslims, meaning “Peace be with you.” The appropriate response is Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatu Allah (And to you be peace together with God’s mercy) (And upon you be peace.)
Extended forms include “Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah” (May the peace and mercy of Allah be with you) and “Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh” (May the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah be with you).
The Prophet Muhammed (SAW) defines a good friend in these words:
“He is the one whose very sight makes you remember God, whose conversation increases your knowledge and whose deeds remind you of the world in the Hereafter.” (Behar al-Anwar, v15 p51)
A good friend can enter you into the kingdom of heaven and a bad friend can lead you into the fires of hell, so choose your friends wisely.