Allah Hafiz or Khuda Hafiz is so much popular among Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi Muslims. The term Khuda is from Persian, it means Allah. Many Muslims use these two words when they are leaving the other Muslim brother or family. So, the questions are “Is Saying Khuda Hafiz Permitted?” and “What is the best reply of Allah Hafiz?”.
Is Saying Khuda Hafiz Permitted?
The word Khuda is from Persian Language and it basically means Allah. And the meaning of Hafiz is memory. The full meaning of “Khuda Hafiz” is may Allah remember you. The word can be said when you are departing, but It is not a part of Islam. There is no hadith to prove that it is part of Islam or It is compulsory to say. We should say what is compulsory to say and that is “As-Salaamu Alaikum“.
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There is no problem to say “Khuda Hafiz or Allah Hafiz” but the compulsory thing should be said first and that is “As-Salaamu Alaikum“. I hope you agree with my answer.
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What Is The Best Reply Of Allah Hafiz?
The best reply for Allah Hafiz or Khuda Hafiz can be the same. If anyone says you Allah Hafiz then you can also reply to him by saying “Allah Hafiz”. I am again saying that this is not a part of Islam. The best to say As-Salaamu Alaikum which is proved with Sahih Hadith.
Note: Allah Hafiz or Khuda Hafiz is not a part of ISLAM or not proved from the authentic hadiths. So, It is not compulsory to say. It is your choice if you want to say it or not and reply to it or not. But saying As-Salaamu Alaikum is proved from authentic hadith.
Hadith About Salam or Reference of Salam
I am providing a reference where it is proved that saying salam is compulsory.
Hadith Reference: Sunan Abu Dawud 5197, to read the hadith click here.