Welcoming guests by saying: “O guest of the Most Merciful! May Allaah safeguard you!”

Question 521: Some people welcome their guests saying: “O guest of the Most Merciful! May Allaah safeguard you!” or “O aged of the Most Merciful! May Allaah safeguard you!” What is the ruling on this?

Answer: It is permissible to welcome guests and others saying: “O guests of the Most Merciful!”, “Oaged people of the Most Merciful!”, or by making Du`aa’ (supplication) for them such as invoking: “May Allaah safeguard you!” This is because this ascription is meant only for honoring the concerned person. This is similar to saying: “the house of Allaah”, “the she-camel of Allaah” etc..read more here.

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