Monday, July 4, 2011

The Best of You are Those Who are Best to Their Families

Al Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saalih Al 'Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy upon him) commented on the statement of the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam):

"The best of you are those who are best to their families."
The Shaykh (may Allaah preserve him) stated:
"The best of the people are those who are best to their families. That is because the relatives are the ones who are more entitled to the good treatment. Therefore, if there's any good in you then let your family be the first of those who benefit from this good. This is the opposite of what the people do today. You'll find him to be one who has bad character with his family but he has good character with other than them. This is a major mistake/wrongdoing. Your family has more right to be treated with goodness. That is because they are with you night and day, in private and in public. If something befalls you, they are afflicted along with you. If you're happy, they are happy. If you're sad, they are sad. Therefore, let your dealings with them be better than your dealings with outsiders. The best of the people are those who are best to their families. We ask Allaah to complete for me and the Muslimeen the Eemaan and that He makes us the best of the servants of Allaah regarding our families and those who have rights over us."

Source: Explanation of Riyaadus-Saaliheen

Sisters Upon Al-Istiqaamah