Tip Of The Week – Your Body And Your Family Have Rights Over You

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The Prophet SAW was the best of human beings and worshipped Allah SWT more than anyone and in the most perfect manner. However, the Prophet SAW also had the strength of 30 men masha’Allah! This is why he was able to stand many hours in prayer and not tire.

He SAW also acknowledged that moderation is necessary for everything – including worship. In an authentic hadith in Bukhari, it is related of an incident where the Prophet SAW learnt about the fervent worship of one of his companions and said:

“(Is it true) that you fast all day and stand in prayer all night?” The companion replied that the report was indeed true. The Prophet SAW then said: “Do not do that! Observe the fast sometimes and also leave (it) at other times. Stand up for prayer at night and also sleep at night. Your body has a right over you, your eyes have a right over you and your wife has a right over you.”  Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 7, Hadith 127 

This proves that you can’t neglect your family as they need you. You also can’t neglect the health of your body either, because if you did that, you would get sick and then wouldn’t be able to worship Allah SWT properly!

So remember the golden rule – worship Allah SWT fully and perfect your khushoo, remember Allah SWT standing, sitting and lying, but be aware that your body and your family have rights over you!

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