"Salam" literally means "peace". The word "Islam" is also derived from it. In a wider sense "salam" means harmlessness, safety. "As-Salaam-Alaikum," the Arabic greeting meaning "Peace be unto you," was the standard salutation among members of the Nation of Islam. The greeting was. Which one is correct: “Wa alaikum as-salam” or “Wa alaikum salam”? Arabic (language): What is the meaning of "wa alaikum salaam"? “Assalamu alaikum” is the Islamic greeting which literally means “salam (peace) be upon you.”.
What? its not rude and disgusting, thats the muslim greeting. Its supposted to be Wa aliakum SALAAM, which means " and peace be unto you". The traditional response is "wa `Alaykum As-Salām", meaning "and on you be sis, Assalam Walaikum is not correct. it is 'Assalamu Alaikum'. Can a Muslim do dua (prayer or supplication) of forgiveness for non Muslim / mushrik I AsSalaam o alaikum means 'Peace be upon you '. walaikum asSalaam.
Assalaam Alaikum basically translate to Peace be with you (used as a greeting) and Walaikum Salam translates to and upon you be peace. Please note that there is a Hadith that requires you to return Salam same or better. That means if someone said: Assalam-o-Alaikum Wa. But what you should never do is greet or begin greeting by saying 'alaika (' alaikum) as-salam see here. Note that this has it's origin in Arabic. When I'm a dinner with Christians I say 'Amen' when they do because yes it's very polite and nice to say it " Salam Alikom " means " Peace be.