The ties of kinship

Aa’isha (radi Allahu anha) reported that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “The bond (ties) of relationship (kinship) is suspending from the Throne, and says: ‘He who keeps good relations with me, Allah will keep connection with him, but whosoever severs relations with me , Allah will sever connection with him.’”

[Sahih Al-Bukhari and Muslim]


The Throne being referred to in the above Hadith is the ‘Arsh of Allah, Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):

And He is Oft-Forgiving, full of love (towards the pious who are real true believers of Islamic Monotheism), Owner of the throne, the Glorious, He does what He intends (or wills). [Al-Burooj 85:14-16]

Ar-Rahm means the ties (or bond) of kinship (or relationships).

This Hadith once again stresses the importance and virtues of maintaining the ties of kinship whilst also warning of the dangerous position of the one who severs the ties of kinship.

And Allah knows best!

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