Standing up in veneration of others

بســـم اللــه الرحــمــن الـرحـــيــم

▪️Standing up in veneration of others▪️

Our Shaykh, Muhammad ibn Hizaam -may Allaah preserve him- was asked the following question:

📩 Question:

What’s the ruling on standing up in veneration of someone, especially if that person likes this?

📝 Answer:

This (i.e. wishing that people stand in veneration of you) is a grave sin because it is arrogance.

Tirmithi reported from the Hadeeth of Mu’aawiyah (may Allah be pleased with him) that he came out one day, and ‘Abdullah ibn Az-Zubair and Ibn Safwan stood up for him when they saw him, so he said: “Sit down, for I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) saying: “Whoever likes that the people stand up for him, then let him take his place in Hell.” 

This Hadeeth is mentioned in the ‘Saheeh Al-Musnad’ of Sheikh Muqbil -may Allah have mercy on him- and it is an authentic Hadeeth.

Translated by:
Abu Ishaq Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Ba Alawi

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