Kissing the elderly on the forehead


as-Silsilah as-Saheehah – no.1041

Kissing the forehead of the elderly is [an act of] reverence and honour [towards them]. It is [merely] a practice and not an act of worship; as [can be] seen from this [narration]:

al-‘Abbaas ibn ‘Abdil-Muttalib – the uncle of the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) – entered upon the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam); he (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) stood up and kissed him between the eyes, and sat him to his right.

- 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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