The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ruling 1127

If a woman or a man who is neither a maḥram nor a mumayyiz child – i.e. a child who is able to discern between right and wrong – says salām to a person who is performing prayers, that person must reply. And if a woman greets him with the words ‘salām ʿalayka’, he can reply ‘salām ʿalayki’, i.e. with a kasrah on the kāf.