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Showing respect to a non-Muslim teacher

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Q: I want to ask that a teacher has a very pious place in our religion (he is like a father), but today my teacher is a sikh. Has he the same place?


A: It is obvious that you will not show respect to a sikh like you will show to a Muslim. However, show him some regards and consideration on account of him instructing you.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.