Saturday, July 06, 2002

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said "A Muslim is the brother of a muslim, he does him no wrong, nor does he let him down, nor does he despise him. Fear of God is here, fear of God is here, (and he pointed to his chest). It is evil enough that a Muslim should look down on his brother. For every muslim is sacred to one another : his blood, his honour, and his property." [Bukhari]

Commentary - The importance of brotherhood in Islam can not be over stressed. There are many hadiths relating to this fact. The brotherhood of Muslims is a very deep and wide concept that gaurantees the safety and well being of the Society at large. Islam being a complete way of life is primarily for the society, it promotes a healthy and a well disciplined life style in every sense of the word.

Brotherhood is synonymous with Islam. It is a force for good, a purveyor of peace and justice for everyone. It provides stablility in a quarrelsome world.

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