Is kissing feet of wife allowed in Islam?

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Many brothers and sisters of the Muslim community have asked this question if kissing feet of the wife is allowed in Islam to express love or respect.

In the name of Allah, the most merciful and beneficent. He is the One who gives knowledge and we seek His guidance. For indeed, whoever is guided by Allah cannot be misguided and whoever is strayed by Allah cannot be guided.

Expressing Love to your Spouse

Indeed, expressing love to a spouse is something that is allowed in Islam. 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. However, there are certain dos and don’ts in Islam even in the relationship of husband and wife.

We need to make sure that we do not cross those limits while expressing love to our spouse(s). One of the frequent queries in this regard is that if it is allowed in Islam to kiss the feet of wife? Moreover, can a wife kiss the feet of her husband as she expresses her love towards him?

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Is kissing feet of spouse allowed in Islam?

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

However, it is also important to mention here that kissing feet of wife for 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 feet of parents.

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