Hadeeth 1 : Who misappropriates the right of a Muslim by taking a false oath
Abu Umamah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) had said:
That who misappropriates the right of a Muslim by taking a false oath, Allah will make the fire of Hell obligatory for him, and Paradise will be forbidden for him. A man said to him: Messenger of Allah,
even if it is something insignificant? He replied: Yes, even if it is the twig of the Arak tree.
(Reported by Muslim)
1. The hadith is a warning to whoever unjustly devours the rights of others.
2. A Muslim should hasten to repent and pay back people’s rights.
3. It is prohibited to devour people’s rights, however little.
Hadeeth 2 : The Muslim is the brother to the Muslim
Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) had said:
The Muslim is the brother to the Muslim. He should neither deceive him, nor tell a lie on him, nor disgrace or shame him. Everything (of these three things) of a Muslim is (sacred, and thus) inviolable by another Muslim: his honor, blood and property.
Piety is here (and he pointed out to his chest thrice). A Muslim can be sure that he has committed a grievous sin, if he degrades his Muslim brother.
1. The blood, money and honor of Muslims are sanctified.
2. Having disdain for Muslims is one of the most grievous sins, because the Muslim is honored by Allah.
3. When the good Muslim predecessors adhered to such hadiths, they became a strong nation, most feared by their enemies.
They dominated other nations and peoples. Yet in later times, when the Muslims ignored these hadiths, differences arose between them and they even fought among each other.