Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Rights of a Muslim Over His Brother

 Every Muslim owes his brother Six rights. My brother, we mean a fellow Muslim who may be or may not be among his family. It is considered to be among the good iqhlaq to follow them as it increases one's faith and also his love towards his fellows. All these rights make the bonds stronger and add to the good deeds of a person. On the day of resurrection when Allah suhana-wa-taa'la will ask us about them(the good iqhlaq towards other beings), may we have them in abundance.
What are these Rights?

In a profound Hadith, Abu Huraira narrates that the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said:

Six are the rights of a Muslim over another Muslim.

It was said to him:

Allah’s Messenger, what are these?

He replied:

1: When you meet him, offer him greetings;
2: When he invites you to accept it.
3: When he seeks your council gives him,
4: When he sneezes and says: “All praise is due to Allah,” you say Yarhamuk Allah (May Allah show mercy to you),
5: When he falls ill, visit him;
6: When he dies to follow his funeral.

1. When you meet him, offer him greeting:
It means that if you happen to meet your brother in Islam, greet him with the best greetings and the best of the greeting is Asalaamu-alaikum. It is not in the manners of a Muslim to turn his head or ignore his brother. Imagine just a kind greeting taking being your reason to enter paradise.

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2. When he invites you, accept it:
When anyone invites someone, you must accept it. if the gathering is unlawful as per Islamic guidelines, deny it humbly and politely. Elaborating it further, if a gathering or an invite is for some party where wine is served or other unislamic events are bound to take than it is better not to go, but if it is a family gathering or any religious event you must not reject the invitation unless you have some firm reason.

3. when he seeks your council gives him:
If a brother in Islam asks you for your advice on some of the matters of his concern, give him a genuine advice, to the best of your knowledge. Help others without any ill will or judgments. Don't mock or judge them. May Allah increase us in our knowledge.

4: When he sneezes and says: “All praise is due to Allah,” you say Yarhamuk Allah (May Allah show mercy to you):
It the right of your brother that you reply "Yarhamuk Allah" when he sneezes and says Alhumdullilah, which means My Allah show mercy to you.

5: When he fails ill visit him: 
There are blessings and rewards for visiting the sick. If you know someone sick, do visit them. It promotes goodwill, brotherhood, and love. Moreover, it brings you close to Allah subhana-wa-taala.

6: When he dies to follow his funeral.
There are rewards and blessings in attending a funeral. indeed it is considered as a great goodness.

May Allah guide us all.

1 comment:

  1. Please I'm Mohammed from Ghana,supposing I had an intercourse with my spouse and after that I bathed the holy bath to cleanse myself but my wife didn't bath.
    Will I still be clean when my wife's body touches me?.


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