Ruling on standing up when greeting the Prophet

Q 3: Did the Sahabah (Companions of the Prophet, may Allah be pleased with them) forbid the people from standing to greet the Prophet (peace be upon him)?


A: It was never the habit of the Sahabah (may Allah be pleased with them) to stand up when greeting the Prophet (peace be upon him), when visiting his grave, or at any other time. Neither was it their habit to go to his grave to stand before it and greet him whenever they entered Al-Masjid Al-Nabawy (the Prophet’s Mosque). However, it is reported on the authority of Ibn ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with them) that, whenever he returned from a journey, he used to go to Al-Masjid Al-Nabawy, and after he had performed Salah (Prayer) there he would stand before the grave of the Prophet (peace be upon him) to greet him with peace.

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