EVERYONE OUGHT TO RISE WHEN THE HEAD OF THE ASSEMBLY RISES TO LEAVE
Aboo Hurayrah radhiyallahu anhu narrates that the Apostle of Allah
sallallahu alayhi wasallam used to sit with us in the mosque,
and he would talk to us. Then, we all used to stand up when
he rose (to leave for home), and remain standing until we had
seen him entering an apartment among the apartments of his wives.
The noble Prophet's (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) not stopping the
Companions from standing up as he rose to leave for home, shows
that he did not consider it improper, though, as
stated earlier, he did not like anyone to stand up when he came.
In our view, the difference between the two positions is that while
to stand up on the Prophet's (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) arrival was
solely out of respect which was displeasing to him, to do so
when the Prophet sallallahu
alayhi wasallam rose to leave was for the reason that the
assembly had ended, and those who were present, too, had to go, and hence he did
not object to it.
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