Hadith on Respect: The Prophet stands up for the funeral of a Jew out of respect

March 30, 2011

Qais ibn Sa’d reported: A funeral passed by the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, and he stood up. It was said to him, “It is a Jew.” The Prophet said, “Was he not a soul?

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 1250, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 961

Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

عن قيس بن سعد إِنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَرَّتْ بِهِ جَنَازَةٌ فَقَامَ فَقِيلَ إِنَّهُ يَهُودِيٌّ فَقَالَ أَلَيْسَتْ نَفْسًا

1250  صحيح البخاري كتاب الجنائز باب من قام لجنازة يهودي

961 صحيح مسلم كتاب الجنائز باب القيام للجنازة