Responsibilities of Guardianship

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “All of you are guardians and are responsible for your wards. The ruler is a guardian and responsible for his subjects; the man is a guardian and responsible for his family; the woman is a guardian and is responsible for her husband’s house and his offspring; and so all of you are guardians and are responsible for your wards.”

[Sahih Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Commentary:

This Hadith is meant to remind the rulers and the others guardians mentioned in the above Hadith that if they are negligent of the duties devolved upon their shoulders, they will be wrongdoers to Allah and put to reckoning on the Day of Resurrection.

And Allah knows best!

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