Returning Salam must be with the

Q 3: What is the ruling on a person who greets people saying: "Salamullahi `Alaikum wa Rahmatuhu wa Barakatuh" (Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessing be upon you)" or "Salamun Minallahi `Alaikum wa Rahmatuhu wa Barakatuh (Peace, Mercy and Blessing from Allah be upon you)"? Some scholars do not permit it while others do.

A: The matter is flexible because the genitive is mentioned instead of "Al" in his saying: "Al-Salam". However, uttering the reported words of the Sunnah which are "Al-Salamu `Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh" is better.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.