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The virtue of taking care of one’s sisters

Question

Is there any virtue mentioned in Hadith for taking care of one’s sisters?

 

Answer

Hereunder are some Hadiths on this topic:

1) Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id Al Khudri (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “There is no one who has three daughters or three sisters, and he treats them well, except that he will enter Jannah.”

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1912)

 

2) Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id Al Khudri (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever take care of three sisters/ daughters or two sisters/daughters educates them/instils them with etiquette, gets them married and is kind to them, will receive Jannah.”

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 5104-5105)

 

3) Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id Al Khudri (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever has three daughters/sisters or two daughters/sisters, is kind to them and fears Allah with regard to them, [i.e. fulfils their rights etc.] will enter Jannah.”

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1916, Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 446)

 

Treating one’s sisters well, refers to spending upon them, feeding them, clothing them, being tolerant, showing mercy and nurturing them, as explained in other Hadiths.

(Refer: Fathul Bari, Hadith: 5995, vol. 10 pg. 428 and Tuhfatul Ahwadhi, Hadith: 1912)

 

See: Targhib, vol. 3 pg. 66-68 for other Hadiths on this topic.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar