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Saturday, August 28, 2010


Hadith -- Rights on You

Narrated Abu Juhaifa (Radi-Allahu 'anhu):

The Prophet (Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) made a bond of brotherhood between Salman and Abu Ad Darda.' Salman paid a visit to Abu Ad-Darda' and found Um Ad-Darda' dressed in shabby clothes and asked her why she was in that state. She replied, "Your brother Abu Ad-Darda' is not interested in (the luxuries of) this world." In the meantime Abu Ad-Darda' came and prepared a meal for Salman. Salman requested Abu Ad-Darda' to eat (with him), but Abu Ad-Darda' said, "I am fasting." Salman said, "I am not going to eat unless you eat." So, Abu Ad-Darda' ate(with Salman). When it was night and (a part of the night passed), Abu Ad-Darda' got up (to offer the night prayer), but Salman told him to sleep and Abu Ad-Darda' slept. After sometime Abu Ad-Darda' again got up but Salman told him to sleep. When it was the last hours of the night, Salman told him to get up then, and both of them offered the prayer. Salman told Abu Ad-Darda', "Your Lord has a right on you, your soul has a right on you, and your family has a right on you; so you should give the rights of all those who has a right on you." Abu Ad-Darda' came to the Prophet (Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) and narrated the whole story. The Prophet (Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, "Salman has spoken the truth."

Bukhari Vol. 3 : No. 189


  1. What a beautiful Hadith is this. Islam is the only religion on earth which is a practical and well balanced with due proportion of spiritual and worldly content in it. It is a wholesome lifestyle and not a lifestyle of deprivation or denial of worldly aspect. No doubt Islam is the last and the perfected Version of religion for all the humanity on earth.

  2. Absolutely Right @Observer