concerning students standing for their teacher
What is the ruling concerning female students [in a girls'
school] standing for their female teacher as sign of respect
The standing of the female students for their female teachers
or the male students for their male teachers is a act that
should not be done. At the very least, it is strongly disliked.
This is based on the statement of Anas: "No one was more beloved
to them-- the Companions-- than the Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu
`alayhe wa sallam). And they would not stand for him when
he came to them, as they knew that he disliked such an act."
The Prophet (sal-Allaahu
`alayhe wa sallam) has also said:
loves to have men stand for him shall take his abode in the
this matter, the ruling concerning men is the same as that
concerning women. May Allaah guide us all to what is pleasing
to Him and keep us from everything that angers Him and is
prohibited. May Allaah bestow on all of us beneficial knowledge
as well as acting accordingly. He is the Generous, the Noble.