Last week, we began with the relationship between the brothers. Today, we would like to discuss some of the duties of the brother towards his brother(s) and sister(s) to observe and abide by for the sake of a cohesive family and build a better society.
Firstly, to give sincere advice because some brothers do not accept advice, and this causes the relationship to break.
Another duty is to help your sibling with money if he requires.
Thirdly, is to pray for your bother, Allah (The Most High) mentions in the Quran the following verses:
[Moses] said, "My Lord, forgive me and my brother and admit us into Your mercy, for You are the most merciful of the merciful."
[Quran: Surah Al-Araf, 7:151]
"And my brother Aaron is more fluent than me in the tongue, so send him with me as support, verifying me. Indeed, I fear that they will deny me."
[Quran: Surah Al-Qassas, 28:34]
"[Allah] said, "You have been granted your request, O Moses."
[Quran: Surah Al-Taha, 20:36]
Some of the Salaf (predecessors) may Allah mercy upon them said:
"No one is the greatest blessing to his brother, from Moses to Aaron, peace be upon them, for he intercedes for him until God made him a Prophet and Messenger (peace be upon him)".
Did you pray for your brothers and sisters?
Fourthly, is to forgive and seek an excuse for the mistake against his brother or sister.
Another duty of a brother towards his sister is to give advice, befriend her and take her hand. They are the second father figure who has the right to raise her, guide, support and sympathise with her and extend a helping hand for whatever she needs.
Next week, we aim to discuss the love between siblings.
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