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The following is an extract from the treatise of Hazrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (RA) titled 'Huqooqul-Islam' (Rights of Islam):
In the book At-targheeb wat-Tarheeb of Imam Asfahaani, a hadith of Hazrat Ali radhiyallahu anhu is narrated wherein the following general rights to be observe mutually among all Muslims are enlisted:
- Forgive the mistakes of another Muslim.
- Show sympathy over his grief. Hide his faults.
- Accept his excuse.
- Remove his difficulty.
- Always wish for his well-being.
- Safeguard his love.
- Have respect for his pacts.
- Visit him when he is ill.
- Attend his funeral.
- Accept his invitation.
- Accept his gifts.
- Repay his kindness.
- Thank him for his favours.
- Help him at the time of need.
- Protect his wife and children.
- Fulfill his needs.
- Listen to his requests.
- Accept his intercession.
- Do not make him despondent in his ambitions.
- Say Yarhamukallah upon hearing him say Al-Hamdu-lillah after sneezing.
- Return his lost property.
- Reply his greeting (Salaam).
- Speak to him kindly and courteously.
- Treat him kindly.
- If one Muslim takes an oath on the strength of the other, it should be honoured by the other.
- Help him when he is oppressed, and stop him when he oppresses others.
- Be his friend, not his enemy.
- Do not disgrace him.
- Love for him what you love for yourself.
- Greet him (with salaam) when meeting, and, better still, shake his hands.
- Never break off ties for more than three days if an argument arises.
- Do not be suspicious of him.
- Do not be jealous of him nor bear enmity towards him.
- Where possible observe amar bil ma'roof and nahi anil munkar (to command good and prohibit evil) towards the next Muslim.
- Have mercy on the little ones and respect the elders.
- Create peace between two Muslims whom have had an argument.
- Do not backbite another Muslim.
- Do not cause harm to his body, wealth or honour.
- Help him mount his animal or load his goods on to it when he is unable to do so.
- Do not ask him to leave and then take his place.
- Two people should not speak in whispers while a third is in their presence.
Source: Darul Uloom al-Islamiyya
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