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Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) ordered the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) to carry out seven deeds

Question

Please mention the seven deeds that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) ordered the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) to carry out, reported by Sayyiduna Bara ibn Al ‘Azib (radiyallahu ‘anhu). Among them were: To visit the sick and to attend a funeral.

 

Answer

This narration is recorded in Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim, as part of a longer narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Al Bara ibn Al ‘Azib (radiyallahu ‘anhu). The seven deeds that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) ordered the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) to carry out are:

  1. To attend a funeral
  2. To visit the sick
  3. Accept an invitation
  4. To assist the oppressed
  5. To help the person who took an oath to fulfil his oath
  6. To return the greeting (salam)
  7. To reply to the one [who praises Allah] after sneezing [by saying ‘YarhamukAllah’]

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 1239, 2445, 5175, 5635, 5650, 5849, 5863, 6222, 6235, Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2066)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar