Is kissing feet of wife allowed in Islam?

Many Muslims have asked if kissing the feet of the wife is allowed in Islam to express love or respect. We have explained it in detail;

Kissing wife’s feet out of LOVE

Husband and wife are a source of pleasure for each other. They both are allowed to express love to each other in whatever way they want except for 4 Haram things

Kissing the feet of a wife is absolutely allowed in Islam and there is no bad if a husband kisses the feet of a wife to express love. Kissing her feet or touching them while loving is not harmful nor forbidden.  

kissing feet of wife in islam

Kissing wife’s feet out of RESPECT

However, it is also important to mention here that kissing the feet of a wife out of respect is not allowed in Islam. There is a huge difference between kissing feet for love and kissing feet out of respect.

When you kiss someone’s feet out of respect, it gives an impression that you are in a state of Sajda which is permissible to only Allah. This is the reason, many scholars have forbidden kissing the feet of parents.

kissing feet of wife in islam

However, if you are kissing the feet of your wife in any other manner which does not give an impression of a Sajda, it is also allowed in Islam. 

Safwan bin ‘Assal رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ said: “Some people among the Jews kissed the hands and feet of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ”. – Sunan Ibn Majah 3705

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.