Manners and Respectof a Religious Teacher in Islam

Manners and Respect of a Religious Teacher in Islam
• The teacher is a spiritual father
• The teacher is an inheritor of the Prophets ‘alaihim us salaam
• It is obligatory to obey him
• Respect and revere him
• Stand up in respect on his arrival in class
• Greet him with salaam first
• Shake hands with both hands when meeting him
• Never raise or spread your legs towards him
• Listen to him carefully when he is speaking
• Be quiet when he is speaking
• Always try to obey him
• Speak to him very gently
• Do not turn your back towards him
• Do not argue with him
• Do not make him angry
• Do not sit on his masnad (seat)
• Dress in a respectable way according to the Sunnah wearing a
hat or an ‘Imaamah (Turban) or a scarf
• When he is answering a question wait for him to finish before speaking


O Allah grant me the ability to honour, respect and fulfil the rights of my teacher aameen