References for Rights of Everyone

References for Rights of Everyone Surrounding Us — O Level Islamiyat (2058)

In O Levels Islamiyat, it is necessary to quote citations from the Quran and Hadith to complement your answer for attaining the maximum score. For this purpose, Ayesha Qayyum Khan Gandapur ([email protected]) has compiled a list of such references for the topic “Rights of Everyone Surrounding Us”.

Note: This list is not absolute, and there can be many more Quranic Verses/Hadiths, addressing this topic.


Quran: we have enjoyed on man kindness to his parents. In pain did his mother bear him and in this pain, she gives him birth.

Hadith: Allah has forbidden for you to be undutiful to your mothers.


Quran: when the female (infant) buried alive is questioned for what crime she was killed.[81:8-9]

Hadith: If anyone cares for three daughters, disciplines them, marries them, and does well to them .he will go to paradise.

Rights of parents

Quran: Show gratitude to me and your parents.

Hadith: Allah has forbidden for you to be undutiful to your parents.

Rights of relatives

Quran: And do well to parents, relatives, orphan, those in need, neighbors who are near, and those neighbors who are strangers.

Hadith: That who severs the bond of kinsfolk will not enter paradise.

Rights of Wife

Quran: They are your garments and you are their garments. [2:187]

Hadith: The best amongst you is the one who is best towards his wife.

Equality between Men and Women

Quran: If any do deeds of righteousness, be they male or female, and have faith, they will enter heaven…..[4:124]

Hadith: To acquire knowledge is the duty of every Muslim male and every Muslim female.

Rights of Husband

Quran: ……therefore the righteous women are devotedly obedient and guard in (husband’s) absence what Allah would have them, guard……

Hadith: If a woman dies and her husband is contented with him, she will enter paradise

Relations with the members of the opposite sex

Quran: Lower your gaze and guard your modesty

Hadith: A woman who freely mixes with the opposite sex and shows off her decorations is without any light and virtue.

Rights of orphans and needy

Quran: Therefore not treat the orphans with harshness nor repulse the petitioners.

Hadith: The best Muslim house is that in which an orphan is well treated and the worst Muslim house is in which an orphan is ill-treated.

Modesty towards Allah

Quran: Be just that is next is piety and fear Allah. For Allah is well-acquainted with all that you do.

Hadith: practice modesty towards Allah as it ought to be practiced.

Modesty towards friends

Quran: ….nor defame nor be sarcastic to each other, nor call each other by (offensive) nicknames.[49:11]

Hadith: A Muslim is one from whose hands and tongue other Muslims are safe.

Modesty in dressing

Quran: … he made you garments to protect you from heat and coats of mail to protect from your (mutual) violence.

Hadith:  “on the resurrection day Allah will not look at him who trails his lower garments out of pride.”


Quran: The believers are but a single brotherhood [49:10]

Hadith: A Muslim is a brother of another Muslim and they form one brotherhood.


Quran: Those (who in) spend of their goods by night and by day in secret and in public have their rewards with their Lord; on them shall be no fear nor shall they grieve.

Hadith: Save yourself from Hellfire even by giving half a date-fruit in charity.


Quran:… but Allah has permitted trade and forbidden usury…..

Hadith: Allah has forbidden you to take an interest. [Farewell sermon]

Justice in weighing and measure

Quran: Give full measure when you measure and weigh with a balance that is straight.

Hadith: One who cheats is not amongst us.

Honesty in the business transaction

Quran: Woe to the cheaters.

Hadith: If both the parties (buyer and seller) spoke the truth and described the defects and qualities of good, then they would be blessed in their transaction, and if they told lies or hid something, then the blessing of their transaction would be lost.


Quran: Woe to every scandal-monger and backbiter. Who piles up wealth and lays it by…[104:1-2]

Hadith:  Hoarding is accursed

Rights of Non-Muslims

Quran:  Let there be no compulsion in religion. [2:256]

“To you be your way, and to me mine” [109:6]

Hadith:  Do not abuse the gods of other religion or their prophets or religious men, lest they should abuse your God o prophet o your religious men.

“Whoever oppresses any Dhimmi, I shall be his prosecutor on the day of judgment”.

Rights of the neighbors

Quran: And do good to parents, relatives, orphan, those in need, neighbors who are near, and those neighbors who are strangers.[4:36]

Hadith: The one who believes in Allah and his last day should do good to his neighbors.


Hadith: Give food and give greetings to those you know and those you do not know

Old people

Quran: Be kind to your parents whether one or both attain old age of thy life….

Hadith: He does not belong to us who does not show mercy to our young ones and respect to our old men.


Hadith: One who treats his slaves badly and unkindly will not enter Paradise.


Hadith: Fear Allah in your treatment of these animals who cannot speak.