The Prophet ﷺ stood for Allah’s angels, not for dead infidels

For the love of the Mujaddid, Imam Rabbani

عن أنس بن مالك : أن جنازة يهودي مرت برسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم فقام فقالوا : يا رسول الله إنها جنازة يهودي فقال : إنما قمت للملائكة

المستدرك على الصحيحين

Translation of meaning: It is reported on the authority of Anas bin Malik: A jew’s bier passed by the Messenger of Allah ﷺ and he stood; and [the companions] said: O Messenger of Allah [ﷺ], it is a jew’s bier. He [ﷺ] said: But I stood for the angels. (Al-Mustadrak ‘ala al-Sahiihayn)


The above hadiith is Sahiih on the criteria of Imam Muslim and it clearly states that the Messenger of Allah stood in honor of Allah’s angels, not the dead infidels. This point is proven by many other ahadiith as well. For example:

 أنه صلى الله عليه وسلم وأصحابه قاموا لجنازة فقالوا : يا رسول الله إنها يهودية ، فقال : إن الموت فزع فإذا رأيتم…

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