*The Religion Of Islām Prohibits Loving For People To Stand Out Of Respect For One’s Self*
قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : من أحب أن يتمثل له الناس قياما ، فليتبوأ مقعده من النار.
The Messenger of Allāh ﷺ said: “Whoever loves that the people appear before him standing (up for him), then let him find his seat in the Hellfire.”
● [الأدب المفرد للإمام البخاري ٩٧٧ ، صححه الألباني]
The Imaam the Shaykh al-Albānī رحمه الله commented on this narration and said:
“The Fiqh (understanding) of the Ḥadeeth indicates two matters to us:
• First: The prohibition of someone loving that people stand up for him when he enters. And this evidence is clear such that there is no need for it to be clarified.
• Second: The disapproval of those sitting to stand up for the one who is entering, even if he doesn’t have a love for people standing up for him.
This falls under the aspect of helping one another in goodness and avoiding opening the door to evil.
And if you were to imagine a community like the community of the first predecessors (Salaf), they never practiced the custom of standing up for one another. It would be very rare that you find among them anyone that loved this kind of standing, which can throw someone into the Hellfire. And this was due to the lack of there being present that thing which would remind one about it – and it is the standing itself. On the other hand, if you were to look at a society like our society today, they have taken this particular type of standing as a normal custom. Indeed, this practice, particularly when done repeatedly, constantly reminds the person. So then the person’s soul desires it and finds pleasure in it until he ends up loving it. So when he loves it, he becomes ruined. So it becomes from the aspect of helping one another towards righteousness and Taqwā to abandon doing this standing, even to those whom we feel don’t have a love for it, out of fear that our standing up for him will bring him to love it, for then we would be assisting him in bringing destruction to his soul and this is not permissible.”
● [سلسلة الأحاديث الصحيحة ٣٥٧-٣٥٨]