Rights of Islam


THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXTRACT FROM THE TREATISE OF HAZRAT MOULANA ASHRAF ALI THANWI (R.A.) TITLED “HUQOOQUL-ISLAM” (RIGHTS OF ISLAM):

In the book At-targheeb wat-Tarheeb of Imam Asfahaani, a hadith of Hazrat Ali radhiyallahu anhuis narrated wherein the following general rights to be observe mutually among all Muslims are enlisted:

  • Forgive the mistakes of another Muslim.

  • Show sympathy over his grief.

  • Hide his faults.

  • Accept his excuse.

  • Remove his difficulty.

  • Always wish for his well-being.

  • Safeguard his love.

  • Have respect for his pacts.

  • Visit him when he is ill.

  • Attend his funeral.

  • Accept his invitation.

  • Accept his gifts.

  • Repay his kindness.

  • Thank him for his favours.

  • Help him at the time of need.

  • Protect his wife and children.

  • Fulfill his needs.

  • Listen to his requests.

  • Accept his intercession.

  • Do not make him despondent in his ambitions.

  • Say Yarhamukallah upon hearing him say Al-Hamdu-lillah after sneezing.

  • Return his lost property.

  • Reply his greeting (Salaam).

  • Speak to him kindly and courteously.

  • Treat him kindly.

  • If one Muslim takes an oath on the strength of the other, it should be honoured by the other.

  • Help him when he is oppressed, and stop him when he oppresses others.

  • Be his friend, not his enemy.

  • Do not disgrace him.

  • Love for him what you love for yourself.

  • Greet him (with salaam) when meeting, and, better still, shake his hands.

  • Never break off ties for more than three days if an argument arises.

  • Do not be suspicious of him.

  • Do not be jealous of him nor bear enmity towards him.

  • Where possible observe amar bil ma�roof and nahi anil munkar (to command good and prohibit evil) towards the next Muslim.

  • Have mercy on the little ones and respect the elders.

  • Create peace between two Muslims whom have had an argument.

  • Do not backbite another Muslim.

  • Do not cause harm to his body, wealth or honour.

  • Help him mount his animal or load his goods on to it when he is unable to do so.

  • Do not ask him to leave and then take his place.

  • Two people should not speak in whispers while a third is in their presence.

Source: Darul Uloom al-Islamiyya

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