Love For Your Brother What You Love for Yourself 

Imām Ibn Rajab

The correct etiquette of the believer in advising his brother away from acts of disobedience.
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Narrated by Abū Ḥamzah Anas ibn Mālik (may Allāh be pleased with him), the servant of the Messenger of Allāh (ﷺ), that the Prophet (ﷺ) said: ‘None of you truly believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.’ Narrated by al-Bukhārī and Muslim.1

Imām Ibn Rajab [d. 795 AH] explains:

All believers should love for their believing brothers what they love for themselves, and hate for them whatever they hate for themselves. Thus, if anyone should observe a deficiency in the dīn of his believing brother, then he should strive to correct him. Some of the pious predecessors used to say: ‘The people who truly love for Allāh observe others with the light [guidance] of Allāh, they show compassion upon the one who engages in disobedient actions, they detest their actions while showing mercy to them such that they can exhort them; turning them away from their actions [of disobedience]. They are empathetic towards the believers, seeking that their bodies should never touch the Fire.’


1. Authentic: Narrated by al-Bukhārī:13 and Muslim:45.

Source: Jāmiʿ al-ʿUlūm: 332
Translated by: Riyāḍ al-Kanadī

Published: April 14, 2023
Edited: April 14, 2023


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