Islam confers rights and gives responsibilities to siblings

Story by  Eman Sakina | Posted by  Aasha Khosa • 1 Months ago
Siblings breaking fast at Delhi's Jama Masjid (Ravi Batra)
Siblings breaking fast at Delhi's Jama Masjid (Ravi Batra)


Eman Sakina

Islam is a religion that regulates the ethics of human association. Islamic ethics and teachings have taught the rights and obligations of siblings whether he is a members of the family, a member of society, or even Muslim society. This is different from some of the rules in this world, whether rules in a religion or a non-religious rule such as the concept of human rights, or known as human rights.

Friday Musings

Some rights of siblings in Islam are: Saying greeting, Assalamu’alaikum which means May you be in salvation) is a highly recommended Sunnah because it is the cause of the growing love and closeness among the Muslims especially siblings as can be witnessed and as taught by the Prophet. “And when you are greeted with a greeting, then greet with better than it or return it. Indeed, Allah is of everything an Accountant. (An-Nisa 4:86)

If our siblings come to us for guidance, we should provide it to them because it is religious. We have the authority to advise them even if the act is not directed at them since it includes removing danger and evil from the Muslims if they come to us without asking for advice but there is a danger or sinful deed they will commit.

It is also the right of a Muslim to deliver the corpse of his siblings because it shows our care and tribute to them for the last time. In addition, there is a great reward for us like two great mountains that are told in a hadith below.

‘Who delivered the corpse to the point of worship, then to him the reward of one qhirath, and who delivered it to be buried, for him the reward of two qhirath”, he asked: “What is qhirath?” He replied: “Like two great mountains.” (HR Bukhari and Muslim).

It is the right of siblings to make peace after fighting. It is because we are a sibling that is created by Allah to live together until the end of life. Only the believers (are) brothers, so make peace between your brothers and fear Allah so that you may receive mercy. (Al-Hujurat 49:10)

And hold firmly to (the) rope (of) Allah all together and (do) not be divided. And remember (the) Favor (of) Allah on you when you were enemies then He made friendship between your hearts then you became by His Favor brothers. And you were on (the) brink (of) pit of the Fire then He saved you from it. Thus, Allah makes clear for you His Verses so that you may (be) guided. (Al-Imran 3:103)

As siblings, we must help each other and never leave our siblings alone. It is the benefit of having siblings who share the same problem and can make it easier by doing it jointly.

Siblings always can make a mistake and sin. We must be patient and forgive them because if we keep them in our hearts, our relationship with the siblings will be ruined.