Hadith on Duties: Muslims have a duty to Allah, themselves, and their families

August 5, 2012

Abu Juhaifa reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, made a fellowship between Salman and Abu Darda. Salman visited Abu Darda and found his wife Umm Darda dressed in worn out clothing. He asked her why she was like this. She said, “Your brother Abu Darda is not interested in this world.” Then Abu Darda entered and prepared a meal for Salman. Salman asked Abu Darda to eat with him but he said, “I am fasting.” Salman said, “I will not eat until you eat.” So Abu Darda ate with him. When the night time arrived, Abu Darda stood for prayer but Salman asked him to sleep, and Abu Darda slept. After a while Abu Darda arose again but Salman asked him to sleep. When it was the last hours of the night, Salman asked him to get up and they both offered night prayers. Salman said to him, “You have a duty to your Lord, you have a duty to your body, and you have a duty to your family, so you should give each one its rights.” Abu Darda came to the Prophet and told him what happened. The Prophet said, “Salman is correct.”

Source: Sahih Bukhari 1867

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari

عن أبي جحيفة عَنْ أَبِيهِ قَالَ آخَى النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ بَيْنَ سَلْمَانَ وَأَبِي الدَّرْدَاءِ فَزَارَ سَلْمَانُ أَبَا الدَّرْدَاءِ فَرَأَى أُمَّ الدَّرْدَاءِ مُتَبَذِّلَةً فَقَالَ لَهَا مَا شَأْنُكِ قَالَتْ أَخُوكَ أَبُو الدَّرْدَاءِ لَيْسَ لَهُ حَاجَةٌ فِي الدُّنْيَا فَجَاءَ أَبُو الدَّرْدَاءِ فَصَنَعَ لَهُ طَعَامًا فَقَالَ كُلْ قَالَ فَإِنِّي صَائِمٌ قَالَ مَا أَنَا بِآكِلٍ حَتَّى تَأْكُلَ قَالَ فَأَكَلَ فَلَمَّا كَانَ اللَّيْلُ ذَهَبَ أَبُو الدَّرْدَاءِ يَقُومُ قَالَ نَمْ فَنَامَ ثُمَّ ذَهَبَ يَقُومُ فَقَالَ نَمْ فَلَمَّا كَانَ مِنْ آخِرِ اللَّيْلِ قَالَ سَلْمَانُ قُمْ الْآنَ فَصَلَّيَا فَقَالَ لَهُ سَلْمَانُ إِنَّ لِرَبِّكَ عَلَيْكَ حَقًّا وَلِنَفْسِكَ عَلَيْكَ حَقًّا وَلِأَهْلِكَ عَلَيْكَ حَقًّا فَأَعْطِ كُلَّ ذِي حَقٍّ حَقَّهُ فَأَتَى النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَذَكَرَ ذَلِكَ لَهُ فَقَالَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ صَدَقَ سَلْمَانُ

1867 صحيح البخاري كِتَاب الصَّوْمِ بَاب مَنْ أَقْسَمَ عَلَى أَخِيهِ لِيُفْطِرَ فِي التَّطَوُّعِ وَلَمْ يَرَ عَلَيْهِ قَضَاءً إِذَا كَانَ أَوْفَقَ لَهُ