Islamic Etiquette’s


Today the etiquettes are going to be about “THE RIGHTS OF MUSLIMS” which is a lot of points to deal with, so I thought that I would do only 3 points a week. Enough for us to practice in the week.

“May Allah Guide Us To Do What  Is Pleasing To Him.Aameen.”




                   Etiquette & Rights Of Muslims In General


A Muslim believes that his brother Muslim has certain rights and etiquette over him that one must fulfill. He must adhere to these matters and fulfill them for his brother Muslim. He believes that this is a form of worship of Allah and a means of getting closer to Allah. This is because it is Allah who has laid down these rights and manners and obligated them upon Muslims in their behavior toward other Muslims. Therefore, the one who does them, no doubt, is obeying Allah and getting closer to Him.


These etiquette and rights include the following:

1) One should greet a Muslim when he meets him and before he speaks to him. This is done by saying:


“Assalaamu’Alaikum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakatuhu” (I’m sorry as I do not have the Arabic scrip)

Translation: “Peace be upon you and the Mercy of Allah”


He shakes his hand and the other Muslim replies to his greeting:

وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته

Translation: “And upon you be peace, the Mercy of Allah and His blessings.”


This is in accord with Allah’s statement: “ And when you are greeted with a greeting, greet in return with what is better then it, or (at least) return it equally.” {Al-Quraan 4:86}

Allah’s Messenger {SAW} said: “The one riding should greet the one walking. The one walking should greet the one sitting. And the smaller group should greet the larger group.” {Al-Bukhari and Muslim}


He {SAW} also said: “The angels are shocked at a Muslim who passes by another Muslim and does not greet him.”


He {SAW} also said: “One should greet the people he knows as well as those people he does not know.” {Al-Bukhari and Muslim}


The Prophet {SAW} also said: “There are no two Muslims who meet and shake each others hand except that they are forgiven before they separate from each other.” {Adu-Dawud}


The Prophet {SAW} also said: “If someone begins speaking before making the greetings, he should not be responded to until he gives the proper greeting.” {Al-Tabarani}


2) If a Muslim sneezes and then praises Allah, one must respond by saying “May Allah have mercy on you.”

The one who sneezed then responds: “May Allah forgive me and you.” Or “May Allah guide you and set your affairs aright.”

Adu Hurairah {RA} said: “ When the Prophet {SAW} would sneeze, he would put his hand or his clothing to over his mouth and muffle the sound with it.” {Al-Bukhari}


3) He should visit his brother when he falls ill and should ask Allah to cure him. This is based on the Prophet {SAW} Hadith: “The rights upon another Muslim are five. 1) Replying to his greeting

 2) Visiting the one who falls ill

 3) Following the funeral procession

 4) Responding to his invitation

 5) Responding to him when he sneezes.” {Al-Bukhari and Muslim}


The Companion Al-Bara bin Azib {RA} said: “ Allah’s Messenger {SAW} ordered us to visit the ill, follow the funeral procession, respond to the one who sneezed, fulfill the oath for the one who made an oath, help the oppressed, respond to the one who is inviting and spread the salutations.” {Al-Bukhari}


Allah’s Messenger {SAW} said: “Visit the sick, feed the hungry and free the captive.” {Al-Bukhari}


Aisha {RA} stated that the Prophet {SAW} visited one of his family and wiped them with the right hand and said: “O Allah, the Lord of mankind, remove the harm. Cure them, for You are the Curer and there is no cure except for Your cure, a cure that leaves no disease.” {Al-Bukhari}



One comment on “Islamic Etiquette’s

  1. Navedz says:

    JazakAllah. Truly, Islam is the perfect way of life.


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