[2. Surah Al-Baqarah : Ayah 43]
And keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate and bow down with those who bow down.
Utmost Kindness and Courtesy for Guests
[Sahih Muslim : Book 18, Book Name Kitab Al-Aqdiyya, Number 4286]
Abd Shuraib al-Adawi (Radi Allah Anhu) reported: My ear listened and my eye saw when Allah’s Messenger (sal-allahu-alleihi-wasallam) spoke and said:
“He who believes in Allah and the hereafter should show respect to the guest even with utmost kindness and courtesy. They said: Messenger of Allah, what is this utmost kindness and courtesy? He replied: It is for a day and a night. Hospitality extends for three days, and what is beyond that is a Sadaqa for him; and he who believes in Allah and the Hereafter should say something good or keep quiet.”
[Sahih Muslim : Book 18, Book Name Kitab Al-Aqdiyya, Number 4287]
Abu Shuriah al-Khuza’i (Radi Allah Anhu) reported Allah’s Messenger (sal-allahu-alleihi-wasallam) as saying:
“The period of the entertainment of a guest is three days, and utmost kindness and courtesy is for a day and a night. “It is not permissible for a Muslim to stay with, his brother until he makes him sinful. They said: Messenger of Allah, how he would make him sinful? He (the Holy Prophet) said: He stays with him (so long) that nothing is left with him to entertain him.”
Our Lord! grant us good in this world and good in the hereafter, and save us from the chastisement of the fire.