Question ID: 26751


1. We have a Shaikh in our area who, when he enters or leaves the Masjid, the Mureeds stand up for him presumably out of respect. Those that are not mureeds feel uncomfortable because they feel obliged to also stand up when Hadhrat walks in. Is this standing up when Hadhrat comes in and, in particular, when he leaves, substantiated in Shariah?

2. A mureed of this Shaykh mentioned that Hadhrat knows what we are talking about because he is divinely informed. Is this a valid statement?

3. A lay person accidentally sat in Hadhrat’s chair. He was told to get off it by a mureed because it is Hadhrat’s chair. Was it correct of the mureed to do this?

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Asked on June 11, 2014 10:46 pm
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1) This is contrary to the Shariat. It must be avoided.

2) This tantamounts to Shirk.

3) This is extremely rude and bad behavior.

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Answered on June 11, 2014 10:46 pm