Allah is our witness, there is no better example of one’s love, adoration, reverence, and respect for another human being than the love the noble companions had for the Messenger of Allah (SAW); but never ever did they touch his feet as a sign of their respect.

Respect is not displayed by one’s touching another’s feet; but one’s respect and adoration for an elder should be displayed by saying a kind word of salutation, being absolutely mindful and obedient to their every legal wish, and being absolutely kind, humble, tender, just and merciful with them in all their matters.