All of you are Guardians

Ibn Umar (radi Allahu anhum) reported that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “All of you are guardians and are responsible for your subjects. The ruler is a guardian and responsible for his subjects; the man is a guardian of his family; the woman is guardian in her husband’s house and responsible for her wards; a servant is guardian of his master’s property and responsible for his ward. So all of you are guardians and are responsible for your subjects.”

[Sahih al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Commentary:

This Hadith ordains every individual in society, whether a ruler or ruled or even a woman who leads her life within the four walls of her house, to perform one’s duties within one’s own sphere.

And Allah Knows Best!

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