Displays of love towards my parents

Reference: http://www.alfawzan.af.org.sa/ar/node/2362

Question: Is it permissible to kiss the [fore]head of a parent if he only prays sometimes or not at all?

Response: This is not permissible, because [doing] this is from [the acts of] love. Kissing is from [the acts of] love, so it is not permissible to kiss him. [That said] however, this does not prevent you from being good towards him. As for displays of love such as kissing his [fore]head and the like, then that is not permissible.

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.

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