Hadith on Family: Importance of Maintaining Family Ties in Islam

📖Sahih al-Bukhari 5987
Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Allah created the creations, and when He finished from His creations, Ar-Rahm i.e., womb said, “(O Allah) at this place I seek refuge with You from all those who sever me (i.e. sever the ties of Kith and kin). Allah said, ‘Yes, won’t you be pleased that I will keep good relations with the one who will keep good relations with you, and I will sever the relation with the one who will sever the relations with you.’ It said, ‘Yes, O my Lord.’ Allah said, ‘Then that is for you ‘ ” Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) added. “Read (in the Qur’an) if you wish, the Statement of Allah: ‘Would you then, if you were given the authority, do mischief in the land and sever your ties of kinship?’ (47.22)

  • This Hadith narrated by Abu Huraira talks about the importance of maintaining family ties and the consequences of severing them. According to the Hadith, Allah created the womb, which symbolizes the family ties, and sought refuge with Allah from those who sever the ties of kinship. Allah promised to keep good relations with those who keep good relations with their families and sever the relation with those who sever the relations with their families. The Hadith highlights the importance of maintaining good relationships with family members and warns against severing these ties. Allah’s promise to sever relations with those who sever family ties is a warning that severing family ties is a grave sin and can have severe consequences. The Hadith also refers to a verse in the Qur’an (47:22), which emphasizes the importance of maintaining family ties and warns against severing them.