Hadith on Family: Kindness to Non-Muslim

📖Sahih al-Bukhari 5978
Narrated Asma’ bint Abu Bakr: My mother came to me, hoping (for my favor) during the lifetime of the Prophet. I asked the Prophet, “May I treat her kindly?” He replied, “Yes.” Ibn ‘Uyaina said, “Then Allah revealed: ‘Allah forbids you not with regards to those who fought not against you because of religion, and drove you not out from your homes, that you should show them kindness and deal justly with them.’…….(60.8)

  • The meaning of the narration in Sahih al-Bukhari 5978 is that Asma’ bint Abu Bakr, a companion of Prophet Muhammad, sought his permission to treat her non-Muslim mother kindly. The Prophet granted her permission, and this narration is followed by a reference to a Quranic verse (60:8) that encourages Muslims to show kindness and deal justly with those who did not fight against them due to religion or drive them out of their homes. It emphasizes the importance of treating non-Muslim family members with kindness and fairness, even if they do not share the same faith.