Respect in Islam
Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Friday 10th March 2017 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK)
Respect is an integral part of Islam; from respecting the symbols of Allah and his Messenger ﷺ to respecting those who carry knowledge of the Quran and Sunnah. A person should not view showing respect as reducing their honour, rather it is a means of raising themselves in the eyes of Allah. We have been commanded to respect our parents in Islam even during the difficulty of them in old age.
This talk goes on to mention how ‘ilm cannot be attained without respect and that respect should be shown to a person’s teachers and elders. Examples are given of the scholars of the past respecting their teachers and how showing that respect elevated their position in this dunya.
Below are some of the timecodes and topics for this talk:
5:05 – Examples of the symbols of Allah
9:51 – What does the word ‘haram’ mean?
15:15 – Harun ar-Rashid sending his son to study
27:10 – The arbitration of Sa’d ibn Muadh
32:54 – Warning those who speak while hadith is being narrated
40:35 – Respecting the mushaf of the Quran
52:12 – Respecting elders in Islam
1:00:00 – The meaning of ‘oof’
1:04:53 – Knowledge cannot be gained without respect
1:11:45 – Respecting one another in marriage
1:14:10 – The respect of students to teachers
1:28:28 – How Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal would study hadith
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