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Rules of a Muslim Home (#12) – Respect (Part Two)

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Last Updated on Saturday, 21 May 2016 16:06

The following are some of the important aspects that have to be respected in a Muslim home:

Parents

While respect for elders is fast decreasing in general, shocking incidents regularly come to light indicating the level to which respect for parents has fallen. The Quraan declares: “Do not even say oof to them (parents).” (Surah Israa’ v23) The word “oof” in the Arabic language is to denote the slightest degree of displeasure. How then can it ever be permissible to talk harshly to one’s parents or to argue with them? Yet, parents are physically abused by their children. May Allah Ta‘ala save us. Such treatment towards parents will only invite calamities upon oneself.

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Rules of a Muslim Home (#12) – Respect (Part One)

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Last Updated on Saturday, 07 May 2016 10:19

The Quraan Majeed and ahaadeeth strongly emphasise the lesson of respect. Every household should endeavour that the inmates of the house display a high level of respect in everything that they say or do. If you show respect, you will earn respect.

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) also stressed the lesson of respect upon the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) at every occasion. A hadeeth clearly proclaims: “He who does not respect the elders amongst us and is not merciful upon the young, is not one of us.” (Sunan Abi Dawood #4943) Another hadeeth states: “Verily it is from the dictates of the respect for Allah Ta‘ala to respect a Muslim of advanced age, to respect a haafiz of the Quraan who does neither exceed its bounds nor does he disregard it and to respect a just ruler.” (Sunan Abi Dawood #4843)

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Rules of a Muslim Home (#11) - Hayaa (Modesty)

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Last Updated on Saturday, 12 March 2016 10:29

Amongst the extremely important rules and etiquettes of a Muslim home is hayaa (modesty/shame).

Hayaa entails the shunning of indecent behaviour and adopting of bashfulness and shame. Allah Ta‘ala blesses a believer with this wonderful quality which prevents him from committing sins. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) has said, “Every religion has a distinct quality and the distinct quality of Islam is modesty.” (Sunan Ibni Maajah #4182) This means that a Muslim will be clearly identified and recognised from the hayaa that he possesses.

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Rules of a Muslim Home (#10) – Kindness to One’s Neighbour (Part Two)

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Last Updated on Saturday, 30 January 2016 15:44

A Sahaabi (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) once mentioned to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), “O Rasul of Allah! So-and-so woman performs nafl salaah at night and keeps nafl fasts during the day. However, she has a wicked tongue with which she harms her neighbours.” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) remarked, “There is no good in her. She will be punished.” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was then asked regarding another woman, “O Rasul of Allah! So-and-so woman suffices on performing the fardh (and sunnah) salaah and keeping the fardh fast of Ramadhaan (i.e. she does not engage in abundant nafl worship). However, she gives pieces of cheese in charity, despite not having anything else, and does not cause harm to anybody.” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) remarked, “She will go to Jannah.” (Mustadrak Haakim vol. 4 pg. 166)

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Rules of a Muslim Home (#10) – Kindness to One’s Neighbour (Part One)

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Last Updated on Saturday, 07 November 2015 16:47

Among the important rules of a Muslim home is being kind and considerate to one’s neighbours. There are numerous ahaadeeth that explain the rights of the neighbour.

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had once mentioned: “Jibreel (‘alaihis salaam) has been repeatedly stressing upon me the rights of the neighbour to such an extent that I thought the neighbour would soon be made to inherit in one’s estate.” (Saheeh Bukhaari #6014)

Once the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) enquired from Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam): “What are the rights of the neighbour?” He (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) replied:

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