[19] Hadith Nineteen

What Was Conveyed About the Rights of Muslims Over One Another

It is narrated from Abu Hurayra that he said Allah's Messenger said: "The rights of a Muslim over a Muslim are six." He was asked: "And what are they, O Messenger of Allah?" He replied:

  1. When you meet a Muslim, greet him [with al-salamu 'alaykum].
  2. When he invites you, respond to his invitation.
  3. When he seeks your faithful advice advise him faithfully.
  4. When he sneezes and glorifies Allah [by saying al-hamdu lillah] invoke Allah's mercy upon him.
  5. When he falls sick visit him.
  6. When he dies follow his funeral.

It was narrated by Muslim, while al-Bukhari narrates only five items.

Allah's blessings and peace on the Prophet., his Family, and his Companions

Dr. G.F. Haddad

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