PERMISSIBILITY OF STANDING DURING SALAAT-US-SALAAM

It has always been the tradition of the Muslims to show respect to their leader and elders by standing. There is no doubt, that the greatest of leaders and the most exalted personality is the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). Today when Muslims stand in respect for Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), there are those deviate sects who contradict refute and ridicule this exalted act of standing in the love and respect of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) during Durood and Salaam. All the distinguished Ulama and A’ima have said that to stand out of respect for the prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is totally permissible, and a means of attaining great blessing.

Permissibility of Standing During Salaat-us-Salaam

It has always been the tradition of the Muslims to show respect to their leader and elders by standing. There is no doubt, that the greatest of leaders and the most exalted personality is the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). Today when Muslims stand in respect for Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), there are those deviate sects who contradict refute and ridicule this exalted act of standing in the love and respect of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) during Durood and Salaam. All the distinguished Ulama and A’ima have said that to stand out of respect for the prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is totally permissible, and a means of attaining great blessing.

An incident has been narrated by Ismaeel Haqqi (radi Allahu anhu) concerning Hazrath Imam Taqi’ud’deen Makki (radi Allahu anhu) who is also recognized as a great Imam and Mujtahuid by the opposition as well. He reports,

Once there was a gathering at the home of Sayyidi Taqi’ud’deen (radi Allahu anhu) when a Naath reciter recited two stanzas of Naath Shareef. Immediately, Imam Subqi (radi Allahu anhu) and all those present in the gathering stood up. There was great satisfaction in this gathering, and to follow (the greats) this is evident enough.’ (Tafseer Roohul Bayaan Vol. 9 Page 56)



Aarif Billaah, Hazrath Sayyid Barzanji (rahmatullah alaih) writes, ‘Verily to stand during the Meelad of Rasool (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has been permitted by those Imams who are men of narration.’ (Abdul Jawahir wa Iqaamatul Qiyamah Page 12)

Aalim-e-Kaamil Hazrath Uthmaan bin Hassan Miyaati (alaihir Rahma war Ridwaan) states,
‘To stand during the Meelad of Sayyidil Mursaleen (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is verily desirable and preferred and great blessings and rewards are attained by those who do so, since this is out of respect. In other words this is respect for the greatest Nabi and possessor of exalted splendors (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), through whose blessing Almighty Allah brought us out of the darkness of infidelity (kufr) towards the light of Imaan, and it is through him that Almighty Allah protected us from the fire of ignorance and entered us into the gardens of ma’rifat and true faith. Thus, to respect the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is to swiftly attain the pleasure of Almighty Allah and to make apparent a very exalted sign of religion. Almighty Allah says, ‘And those who respect the signs of Almighty Allah, this is piety from the piety of the hearts.’ (Ithbaatul Qiyaam)

Zainul Haram, Hazrath Sayyid Ahmed Zain Dahlaan Makki (rahmatullah alaih) writes,
‘To stand during the Zikr-e-Wilaadath, feed people on the occasion of the Meelad and to do other good actions which are common in Muslims, are all actions of respect for the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), (and the Holy Quran has commanded us to show respect to Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).’ (Ad Dur’rus Sunniya referenced from Iqaamatul Qiyaamah Page 15)

The personality who many of the opposition refer to as their Peer, Haji Imdaadullah Muhajir Makki writes, ‘It is the manner of this faqeer, that he presents himself in the Mehfil-e-Meelad and thinking of this as a means of great blessing, I annually commemorate the Meelad and I gain great satisfaction in standing(for salaam).’ Faisla Haft Mas’ala Page 8)

Siraajul Ulama Hazrat Abdullah Siraaj Makki (Rahmatullah Alaih) states, ‘To stand in respect has been practiced with great consistence by the Great Imams and all great Imams and Leaders have kept this practice alive, and none has refuted or prohibited this, thus making it mustahab (desirable), and in reality who is it that is more worthy of respect than the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)’ The Hadith of Hazrath Sayyiduna Ibn Mas’ood (Radi Allahu Anhu) is sufficient, that the practice (good) which Muslims think to be good, is also good (accepted) by Allah.’

Hazrat Allama Imam Qaadi Iyaaz (rahmatullah alaih) writes, ‘the respect and reverence of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is necessary after his passing away as it was during his worldly presence. Respect will be shown when remembering the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) or when taking his blessed name and discussing his life, even after his passing from this world.’ (Shifa Shareef Vol2 Page 33)

All the above mentioned statements of the great A’ima prove without any doubt, that Qiyaam (standing) in respect of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) during Salutations is totally permissible and a means of great blessing in rewards.
May Almighty Allah keep us always amongst those who stand in respect whilst sending Salutations upon the Beloved Rasool (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). Aameen

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