Kissing the elderly on the forehead


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 ﷺ – entered upon the Prophet ﷺ; he ﷺ stood up and kissed him between the eyes, and sat him to his right.

And the hadeeth is authentic, [as reported] in Silsilah as-Saheehah of our Shaykh [al-Albaanee], no.1041.

Translation originally published on 13 May, 2019

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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. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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