52 – The Older Brother’s Right


In this episode Shaykh Yahya Rhodus discusses the principle of upholding the rights of the older sibling from the teaching of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Shaykh Yahya relates that the Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said: “an older brother’s right over his siblings is like the father’s right over his children”. He explains why this principle is important in the family unit in order for the family to function properly and be healthy and stable. Shaykh Yahya highlights that it is through healthy and stable families that we have healthy societies. He also clarifies the importance of the role of the older siblings in guiding the younger siblings.

The Content of Character is a remarkable collection of sayings of the Prophet Muhammad. Chosen by the scholar, Shaykh Al-Amin Ali Mazrui and translated by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, this book was published to great critical acclaim.

Shaykh Al-Amin intended to show that progress among Muslims required not the abandonment of Islam but the recovery of the original spirit of Islamic enlightenment.

In this podcast series for SeekersHub, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus does a commentary on these concise and yet comprehensive sayings, with a special focus on character-building, morals, good manners and ethics.

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