I was reciting first two verse of Surrah- Al-Nisa in which Allah ordered us to have
good relations with our relatives and give proper rights to Yateem or Orphans.
Dear brothers and sisters, a human being has been given great honor and is superior
to many other creatures. He is created by the best Creator in the best form. Allah
ordered the angels to prostrate before the human being. But why is he superior to
others creature. In fact his moral values, his Akhlaq and character make him
superior to all creatures. His relations with other people, his behavior and attitude
towards others make him superior. His kind, caring, loving, gentle, forgiving,
cooperative and fair attitude make him superior to other creatures. Actually if his
moral values are not strong enough this means he did not understand his religion
and his worldly knowledge.
Holly Quran was reveled to us for our guidance with Man as its Subject. Allah says
in Surrah Al-Imran verse 10:
You are the best of people, evolved for mankind, telling what is right,
forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Allah.
Dear brothers and sisters, Haqooq ul Allah and Haqooq ul Ibaad are the two most
important aspects in a life of a Muslim to complete his Eman and faith. Haqooq Ul
Ibaad is the duty, which Allah has given us for Mankind. The rights of every
human being on other person. Muslim who fulfills the "Haqooq Ul Allah" will also
fulfill the "Haqooq ul Ibaad ". These are two different things but are related.
Muslim must himself be good and must also encourage others to do well. He must
struggle and work for the welfare of a society. So we should make our Allah happy
by doing Ibadat and we should become good Muslim by serving and helping the
Dear brothers and sisters, in these verses which I have recited before Allah says:
Give orphans their property, and do not exchange the bad for the good, and
do not eat up their property by mixing it with your own. This surely is a great
Dear brothers and sisters, treating well with Yateem, have great reward. In the light
of Quran and Hadith, the person who takes care and treats well with Yateem will
receive great ajer on the day of Judgment. Allah says in Surrah-Al-Nisa verse 127:-
Allah directs you to treat the orphans with justice. Allah is well aware of whatever
good you do.
The Prophet (PBUH) said "Whoever touches the head of an orphan (with love),
solely for Allah, a good deed will be written to his account for every hair over
which he passed his hand, and whoever treated an orphan with goodness and
kindness, he and I will be close to each-other in Heaven as these two fingers and he
held his two fingers together"
Prophet (PBUH) also said "The best house among the Muslims is one where an
orphan is well treated, and the worst house among the Muslims is one where an
orphan is badly treated."
Abu Hurraira (RA) also reported that the Prophet (PBUH) was saying "Would you
like that your heart becomes soft and that you get what you need? Be merciful with
the Orphans, pat his head and feed him from what you eat.
Dear brothers and sisters, teachings of Prophet totally changed the nature of the
whole society of Arab. The hearts which were harder than stones now became
softer than wax. Each and every house of Sahaba became the house of Orphan. To
take care of one Yateem, sahaba competed with one another. Hazrat Abdullah bin
Umer never ate his meal unless he found any Yateem child to share with him. But
now look at our societies. When any unfortunate become yateem, then first his
close relatives try to grab his property. He is the most disgraceful person in a
society where nobody cares about his rights and upbringing.
Dear brothers and sisters, our neighbors have also lots of right on us. Neighbors
can be Muslim or non-Muslims. Prophet (PBUH) was asked” “Who is a neighbor?”
He answered: “Your neighbors are forty houses ahead of you and forty houses to
your back, and forty houses to your right and forty houses to your left.” When we
consider that all these people are our neighbors, and we note how strongly the
Prophet recommended us to be kind to our neighbors, we can realize what sort of
community Islam creates in every locality.
Mujahid narrated that the "Abdullah bin Amr had a sheep slaughtered for his
family, so when he came he said: 'Have you given some of it to our Jew neighbor? I
heard the Messenger of Allah saying: 'Jibril continued to advise me about (treating)
the neighbors so (kindly and politely), that I thought he would order me (from
Allah) to make them our inheritors.
Dear brothers and sisters, have we ever sent something to our Non-Muslim
neighbors, have we ever tried to make good relations with them? We even do not
know about our Muslim neighbors. Even we do not know who are living on next
The Prophet (PBUH) even gives us a hint of how we can share our food with our
neighbors without increasing our expenses to a great deal. Prophet (PBUH) advised
his companion, Abu Tharr: “If you cook something with gravy, increase the gravy
and send some of it to your neighbours.” (Al-Bukhari).
The Prophet (PBUH) also said, "Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day,
should not hurt his neighbor and whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day,
should serve his guest generously and whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day,
should speak what is good or keep silent." (Al-Bukhari)
Once Prophet (PBUH) was asked, “O Messenger of Allah! A certain woman prays
in the night, fasts in the day, does pious actions and gives charity, but she injures
and hurt her neighbors with her tongue.” The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said,
“There is no good in her. She will go to Fire.” The Sahaba said, “Another woman
prays only the prescribed prayers and gives very little as charity and does not injure
anyone. Her neighbors happy with her attitude” The Messenger of God said, “She
is one of the people of Paradise.” [Bukhari in Al-Adabul Mufrad]
Dear brothers and sisters, visiting the sick brother is from the rights of the
Muslim. It is among the best of the righteous deeds. Hazrat Ali said: I heard the
Messenger of Allah (PBUH) saying, "When a Muslim visits a sick Muslim in the
morning, seventy thousand angels keep on praying for him till evening. If he visits
him in the evening, seventy thousand angels keep on praying for him till the
Abu Musa reported that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "Visit the sick,
feed the hungry, and (arrange for the) release of the captive.'' [Al-Bukhari].
Dear brothers and sisters, helping the others has also lots of reward and ajer.