The Noble Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) has enjoined the believers to be always good to others – animals as well as fellow beings, particularly fellow believers. His teachings of love and fraternity go to great lengths to ensure peace in every sphere of life. Let us see some of his teachings reported in Bukhari.

Anas Bin Malik relates that Allah’s Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, “Help your brother, whether he is an oppressor or is an oppressed one.” People asked, “Allah’s Messenger! It is all right to help him if he is oppressed, but why should we help him if he is the oppressor?” The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “By preventing him from oppressing others.”

Abdullah Bin Umar relates that Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said, “A Muslim is a brother of another Muslim, so he should not oppress him, nor should he hand him over to an oppressor. Whoever fulfilled the needs of his brother, Allah will fulfill his needs; whoever brought his brother out of the discomfort, Allah will bring him out of the discomforts of the Day of Resurrection, and whoever screened a Muslim, Allah will screen him on the Day of Resurrection.

Mu’awiya Bin Suwaid relates: I heard Al-Bara Bin Azib saying, “The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) ordered us to do seven things and prohibited us from doing seven other things.” Then Al-Bara mentioned the following:

To pay a visit to the sick (inquiring about his health),
To follow the funeral,
To say to a sneezer, “May Allah be merciful to you” (if he says, “Praise be to Allah”),
To return the greetings,
To help the oppressed,
To accept invitations and
To help others to fulfill their oath.