Ya Ali Madad

Ya Ali Madad: The Ismaili Greeting

The greeting of Ismāʿīlīs is “Ya ʿAlī Madad”, and in response the greeted Ismāʿīlī is expected to return this greeting with “Mowla ʿAlī Madad”. Let’s inspect the validity of this greeting in the light of the Qurʼānic commandments: Allah says in the Holy Qurʼān: فَإِذَا دَخَلْتُم بُيُوتًا فَسَلِّمُوا عَلَىٰ أَنفُسِكُمْ تَحِيَّةً مِّنْ عِندِ اللَّهِ مُبَارَكَةً…