The Ruling on Standing for the National Anthem – Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin al-‘Abbaad

Question: In our lands, if the national anthem is played it is obligatory on everyone who hears it to stand for it. Is there forbiddence in this?

Answer: “Yes, in it there is harm and it is something forbidden”.

[Sharh Sunan Abi Dawood no. 593]

Translated by

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan

Abu Sulaymaan

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