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Bowing before people

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Q: When I meet my Aunt (father’s sister) do I need to bow my head in meeting her or can I just make Salaam from a distance?

Bismillaah

A: You can make salaam. Bowing the head before anybody is not permissible.

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.

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