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Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Amaarah Bara bin Aazib – may Allah be pleased with him – narrates that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – commanded them to perform seven actions and prohibited them from seven things. Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – commanded to:

 

  1. To visit the sick and ill.
  2. To perform the Janazah Salaah.
  3. To reply to someone sneezes.
  4. When a person swears an oath, he should fulfil that oath.
  5. To help the oppressed.
  6. To accept the invite of someone who invites.
  7. To spread the salaam.

 

The seven things which were prohibited are:

 

  1. To wear a gold ring (for the men).
  2. To eat and drink in containers made from silver.
  3. To wear the clothes of a certain region (and abandon Islamic clothing).
  4. To wear silk (for men).
  5. To wear a silk brocade.
  6. To wear clothing which has silk edging.

 

Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah – may Allah be pleased with him – mentions that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – has stated that there are five rights which a Muslim has over another Muslim. They are:

 

  1. To reply to his Salaam.
  2. To visit the one who is ill.
  3. To join in the Janazah.
  4. To accept an invitation.
  5. To say “Yar Hamakumullah” when a person sneezes. (Sahih Bukhari Shareef)

 

In another narration, Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah – may Allah be pleased with him – narrates that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – has stated that a Muslim has six rights over another Muslim. They are:

 

  1. When you meet him, you should greet him.
  2. When he invites you, should go to his invite.
  3. When he asks you for ease or goodness, you should accord ease and goodness towards him.
  4. And when he sneezes and utters the world “Al Hamdulillah”, you should reply by saying “Yar Hamakumullah”.
  5. When he becomes ill, you should visit him.
  6. When he passes away, you should join in his Janazah Salaah. (Sahih Muslim Shareef)

 

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