Today we will start on Topic 5: Relationship with siblings where I will discuss an interesting topic on the relationship of brothers.
Brothers are a strong tree that never breaks. A beautiful feeling is felt regardless of the distances involved and; the circumstances faced.
There is a positive interaction between a brother and his siblings and is inspired by our religion that deepens the ties and maintains them through the words of the Almighty Allah (The Most High) and the Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). These guidances have given an insight of looking, contemplating and simplifying the relationship between a brother and his siblings for it is not verbal speech but a practical application.
A great example is the parable of Prophet Moses and his brother Prophet Aaron (peace be upon them) that represents the value of the relationship between siblings that cannot be compensated. Allah (The Most High) states:
"And appoint for me a minister from my family. Aaron, my brother. Increase through him my strength. And let him share my task. That we may exalt You much."
[Quran, Surah Taha 20: 29-34]
In this time and day, we can see there is a relationship between siblings about money and other benefits where the relationship ends as soon the benefit has been completed. This can be compared where the blood that flows in the veins has become water. A brother is the mercy of his brother, and the restrictions that bound them are loosened.
My friends, this social phenomenon has begun to appear on the surface disturbingly. Siblings are the blood that flows through the veins. Our Beloved Prophet (peace be upon him) states:
"Whoever desires an expansion in his sustenance and age, should keep good relations with his Kith and kin."
[Al Bukhari and Muslim]
Most of the issues that arose in today's society are jealousy of one another and interference of the wives, husbands, sons, daughters and siblings. One needs to know and understand that the brother is the second heart that beats in the presence of another person's body.
The help of the brother is support and safety. This is what must be taught to our children and society.
So my dear friends, please preserve brotherhood for the sake of strong and cohesive generations to come in where love and cooperation prevail.
Next week, we will go more in-depth on the duties of a brother towards his brother and sister.