Stretching one’s legs towards elders

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1. Is it permissible to stretch one’s legs in front when elders are sitting in front?

2. Is it permissible to jump over one’s parents to reach the other side when one’s parents are sleeping? 



1. This is against etiquette.

2. This is not in keeping with etiquette.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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.

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