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Posted on: 10 Jul 2013 Tagged by:

Islamic Hospitality Towards Guests

 It is reported on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) observed: He who believes in Allah and the Last Day should either utter good words or better keep silence; and he who believes in Allah and the Last Day should treat his neighbor with kindness and he who believes in Allah and the Last Day should show hospitality to his guest. “  [Muslim Book 001, Number 0075]

 To be generous, show gratitude, kindness, and respect toward guests is something our Prophet taught us to do.  We as Muslims should welcome our guests, especially when they’re travelers, strangers, or hungry. Guests who come to our home should be provided with whatever food and drink is available. One should sit with them in order to make them feel comfortable and happy, and take care to pay great attention to them. This will build a sharing culture in a community, to split the food among ourselves and neighbors

Narrated Rafi bin Khadij:

We used to offer the ‘Asr prayer with the Prophet and slaughter a camel, the meat of which would be divided in ten parts. We would eat the cooked meat before sunset.  [Bukhari Volume 3, Book 44, Number 665:]  

 Abraham, the great Prophet was famous for hospitality and kindness. He used to not eat unless he had guests sharing his food with him.

And if we are invited as guests we also should show respect and appreciation toward the people who invite us.

“Therefore eat of what Allāh has given you, lawful and good (things), and give thanks for Allāh’s favor if Him do you serve”.  [Quran 016.114]

Surely, Allah will increase our provision if we welcome our guests and give them food and drink, and will reward us on the Judgment Day.

“Therefore eat of what Allāh has given you, lawful and good (things), and give thanks for Allāh’s favor if Him do you serve”.  [Quran 016.114]

Narrated Ibn ‘Umar:

The Prophet decreed that one should not eat two dates together at a time unless he gets the permission from his companions (sharing the meal with him).

[Bukhari  Volume 3, Bok 44, Number 669]

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