Give the rights of all those who has a right on you
Alhamdulliha Islam says to obey rights of everyone. There are rights for many things and it is the responsibility of we people to follow them which would lead us to the gates of Heaven. It is also a Sunnat of our beloved Prophet Mohammad (Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) Rights binds the society in true sense and the society progresses if people in the society follow it whole heartedly with the fear of Almighty God. In today's world the developing nations are progressive because of rights.
Narrated Abu Juhaifa (Radi-Allahu 'anhu):
The Prophet (Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) made a bond of brotherhood between Salman and Abu Ad-Darda.' Salman paid a visit to Abu Ad-Darda' and found Um Ad-Darda' dressed in shabby clothes and asked her why she was in that state. She replied, "Your brother Abu Ad-Darda' is not interested in (the luxuries of) this world."
In the meantime Abu Ad-Darda' came and prepared a meal for Salman. Salman requested Abu Ad-Darda' to eat (with him), but Abu Ad-Darda' said, "I am fasting." Salman said, "I am not going to eat unless you eat." So, Abu Ad-Darda' ate (with Salman). When it was night and (a part of the night passed), Abu Ad-Darda' got up (to offer the night prayer), but Salman told him to sleep and Abu Ad-Darda' slept.
After sometime Abu Ad-Darda' again got up but Salman told him to sleep.
When it was the last hours of the night, Salman told him to get up then, and both of them offered the prayer. Salman told Abu Ad-Darda', "Your Lord has a right on you, your soul has a right on you, and your family has a right on you; so you should give the rights of all those who has a right on you." Abu Ad-Darda' came to the Prophet (Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) and narrated the whole story. The Prophet (Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, "Salman has spoken the truth."
Bukhari Vol. 3: No. 189
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