عنوان مقاله [English]
Replying one's salutation (saying salām) is obligatory in verbal communications while it has a special rule in non-verbal ones. The present research has investigated this issue in different kinds of non-verbal traditional and modern and communications and has attempted to get use of the scientific analysis of these communications and analyzing their structures with respect to the categorizations of kinds of communication using a jurisprudential point of view. Such kind of analysis is performed so that the researcher could compare the salutation rules to its related verse in the Qur'an, hadith, and the earlier scholars' jurisprudential opinions. Furthermore, the researcher could extract the related rules of different types non-verbal communications using these sources and opinions. The results of the study show that replying one's salutation is obligatory in types non-verbal interpersonal communications either in its traditional type such as writing paper letters or in its modern type such as sending short messages (SMS) or sending e-mails. This rule is not applicable to mass communications such as radio or TV be it live or not, while regarding group communications, the rule depends on the type of communication and its grounds.