Social Conduct and Mutual Relations

Etiquette, good manners and respecting the rights of others, form an important part of Islamic teachings. A person can only become a true and good Muslim when he/she completely follows the social code of Islam.

Rights of Relatives
Our beloved Nabi ﷺ said, “He who violates the rights of relatives and shows no respect for his family ties in his conduct, shall not go to Jannah.” 
If a relative cuts off ties with us, even then we should continue to fulfil our obligation towards him.
Nabi ﷺ said, “If a near relative treats you indifferently and ignores the family ties, then you should not break up ties from him. You should keep on discharging your part of the obligation of kinship towards him.”

Rights of the old and the young
Nabi ﷺ said, “He is not from amongst us, who is neither affectionate towards the youngsters nor respectful towards the elders.”
Nabi ﷺ said, “That youngster who will honour an elderly man because of his age, Allah will appoint for him such people who will honour him in his old age.”

May Allah grant us the ability to fulfil the rights we owe to others. Aameen!

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