Relations with non-Muslims - Teachings of the Prophet of Mercy(Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)
Author: Mufti Hafidh Syed Ziauddin Naqshbandi Qadri,
Professor, Islamic Law, Jamia Nizamia.
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>> Introduction
>> Islam safeguards human rights
>> The merciful Lord Almighty
>> The extent of Allah’s mercy
>> The Prophet of mercy (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)
>> Directive to treat others with mercy
>> Muslims are mercy personified
>> Muslims living in non-Muslim countries
>> Helping weak and needy non-Muslims
>> Directives to Muslims about non-Muslims
>> Command to be honest and loyal with non-Muslims
>> Treating non-Muslim parents nicely
>> Visiting sick non-Muslims
>> Social and economic rights of non- Muslims
>> Giving a gift to a non-Muslim
>> Hadhrat ‘Umar (May Allah be well pleased with him) gave gifts to non-Muslims
>> Gifting the Holy Quran to a non-Muslim
>> Using the vessels and utensils of non-Muslims
>> Hosting non-Muslims
>> Relations with non-Muslim neighbors
>> Social relations with non-Muslims
>> Exhortation to have pleasing manners
>> Being gentle with non-Muslims
>> The peace-loving nature of Muslims
>> Monetary help to non-Muslims
>> The honesty of Muslims runs the world – A confession by the Jews
>> Fair treatment of non-Muslim prisoners of war
>> The incident of Saffana bint Hatim
>> Muslims benefit the non-Islamic country in which they live
>> Prohibition of oppressing non-Muslims
>> Sanctity of the lives of non-Muslims
>> Protection of life, wealth and honor
>> The universality of Islam’s message
>> Inviting Muslims to Islam
>> Bibliography
>> Introducing Abul Hasanaat Islamic Research Center

 
 
Hosting non-Muslims

 Hosting non-Muslims

Hosting non-Muslim guests is mentioned in the Hadith, as mentioned in this Hadith of Jame’ Tirmidhi: 

عَنْ أَبِى هُرَيْرَةَ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ -صلى الله عليه وسلم- ضَافَهُ ضَيْفٌ كَافِرٌ فَأَمَرَ لَهُ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ -صلى الله عليه وسلم- بِشَاةٍ فَحُلِبَتْ فَشَرِبَ ثُمَّ أُخْرَى فَشَرِبَهُ ثُمَّ أُخْرَى فَشَرِبَهُ حَتَّى شَرِبَ حِلاَبَ سَبْعِ شِيَاهٍ ثُمَّ أَصْبَحَ مِنَ الْغَدِ فَأَسْلَمَ فَأَمَرَ لَهُ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ -صلى الله عليه وسلم- بِشَاةٍ فَحُلِبَتْ فَشَرِبَ حِلاَبَهَا ثُمَّ أَمَرَ لَهُ بِأُخْرَى فَلَمْ يَسْتَتِمَّهَا فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ -صلى الله عليه وسلم- « الْمُؤْمِنُ يَشْرَبُ فِى مِعًى وَاحِدٍ وَالْكَافِرُ يَشْرَبُ فِى سَبْعَةِ أَمْعَاءٍ

Translation: It has been narrated on the authority of Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (May Allah be well pleased with him) that a non-Muslim guest came to the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam).  The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) ordered a goat to be milked for him.  He drank it all.  Then the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) ordered another goat to be milked.  He drank that also.  A third goat’s milk was ordered.  He drank that too.  And so on.  The guest drank away the milk of 7 goats.  When the next day dawned, the guest embraced Islam.  Then the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) ordered a goat to be milked for him.  He (May Allah be pleased with him) drank it off.  Then the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) ordered another goat to be milked.  The guest (May Allah be pleased with him) could barely finished this serving.  Then the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said:  A disbeliever fills 7 intestines (with food) and a Muslim fills only one.[1] 

This Hadith shows the grand manner in which the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) hosted His non-Muslim guest, so much so that He (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) ordered 7 goats to be milked for him one after the other.



[1] Jame’ Tirmidhi, Abwab Ul At’ima Babu Ma Ja'a Annal Mu'mina Ya'kulu Fi Mi’an Wahidin, Hadith No. 1932

 
 
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