Respecting Our Elders

The shaikh, Dr. Muḥammad ibn Ghālib Al-ʿUmarī, may Allāh protect him, said:

In the ḥadīth, “He is not from us, one who does not respect the elders among us,” pause, a lot, at the [phrase] “the elders among us” because it covers every elderly Muslim, were he a father, relative, or neighbor; a security guard in [some] building; or a worker in a restaurant.

If Allāh were to have ordained for you that you were above them in [terms of your] job level, social position, or financial situation, don’t consider yourself an exception [to what’s required] from this ḥadīth.

Source: @m_g_alomari. 20 Aug 21.