Sayings of the Holy Messenger (Peace be upon Him)

Social Life (Rights Of Fellow Muslims)



Social Life (Rights Of Fellow Muslims)


206Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

         Every Muslim has six rights over another Muslim:

1.   When he is ill, the other Muslim should visit him;

2.   When he dies, the other should offer his funeral prayer;

3.   When he invites, he should accept the invitation;

4.   When he meets him, he should greet him (with Salaam);

5.   When he sneezes, he should respond to him (when he says al-Hamdullilah, (praise belongs to Allah) with yar hamokAllah (may Allah have mercy on you); and

6.   Whether he is present or absent, he should show goodwill to him. (Nasa’I, Mishkat)

207.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       You cannot enter Paradise until you become a Mu’min (Believer) and you cannot become a Believer until you harbour love for each other. Shall I not tell you of a way which, if you act on it, will create Mutual love among you?. . . . You salute each other very clearly with Salaam. (Muslim, Targheeb)

208.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       The rider must salute the pedestrian; the one on foot must salute him who is seated; and ,a smaller group should salute the larger group. (Bukhari, Muslim, Mishkat)

209.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       The young should salute the old. (Bukhari, Mishkat)

210.  Sayyidina Abu Umaamah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

        He is nearest to Allah who is the first to offer salutation. (Ahmad, Tirmizi, Mishkat)

211.  Sayyidina Qata’dah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

        When you enter a house salute those who are in it and when you come out of it bid them a farewell with your salutation. (Bayhaqi, Mishkat)

212.  Sayyidina Bara’ bin ’Azib (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

        When two Muslim meet and shake hands they are forgiven (their minor sins) even before they separate. (Ahmad, Tirmizi, Mishkat)

213 .  Sayyidina Abu Umaamah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

     A visit to the sick person is perfected when you place your hand on his forehead or hand and ask him how he is. And, a greeting is perfected when you shake hands too. (Mishkat)

214.  Sayyidina Ibn ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

     No one should make another person get up so that he may sit. Instead of that, you should make room for each other and spread out. (Bukhari, Muslim, Mishkat)

215.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

     If anyone gets up from a gathering and goes out somewhere then he has no more right to his place when he comes back. (Muslim, Mishkat)

216.  Sayyidina Mu’awiyah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

     He who likes that other people stand before him (while he is seated) should take a place in Hell for himself. (Tirmizi, Abu Dawood, Mishkat)

217.  Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

     Do not sit between two men without their permission. (Tirmizi, Abu Dawood, Mishkat)

218.  Sayyidina Waathilah bin al-Khattab (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

     It is a Muslim’s due that when his brother sees him he should move aside (a little) for his sake. (Bayhaqi, Mishkat)


219.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

     Allah likes sneezing but dislikes yawning. When one of you sneezes and say al-Hamdulillah (praise belongs to Allah) then every Muslim who hears him say al-Hamdulillah should say yarhamakAllah (May Allah have mercy on you). As for yawning, it is from the devil; so, if any one of you has the urge to yawn, he must restrain it as far as possible because the devil laughs when somebody yawns. (Bayhaqi, Mishkat)

220.  Sayyidina Ubayd bin Rifa’ah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

     Respond to him who sneezes three times (with yarhamakAllah) but if he sneezes more than this, then you may respond or not if you like. (Abu Dawood, Tirmizi, Mishkat)


221.  Sayyidina Abu sa’eed khudri (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

     When one of you yawns he should place his hand over his mouth. (Muslim, Mishkat)




Collected  from The Book “Sayings of The Prophet” (Peace Be Upon Him),  Written by Justice Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani &  Published by Darul Ishaat, Urdu Bazaar Karachi,  (Muhammad Sharif Fauji)