Rising Up

Posted on 06/29/2012 by marina

RISING UP. Arabic qiyam قيام.
It is a subject of discussion amongst students of the Traditions, as to whether or not it is Incumbent on a Muslim to rise up when a visitor or stranger approaches.
Abu Umamah says: “The Prophet came out of his house leaning on a stick, and we stood up to meet him, and he said: ‘Do not stand up like the Gentiles who give honour to others.’”
Anas says: “There was no one more beloved by the Companions than the Prophet; but when they saw him, they used not to rise, for they knew be disliked it.”
Abu Hurairah says: “The Prophet used to sit with us in the mosque and talk, and when he rose up, we also rose, and remained standing till we saw him enter his house.”
[SALUTATION.]

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam