The right of Allah over His bondsmen


It is narrated on the authority of Mu’adh b. Jabal that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: “Mu’adh, do you know the right of Allah over His bondsmen?”

Mu’adh said: “Allah and His Apostle know best.”

The Messenger of Allah said: “That Allah alone should be worshipped and nothing should be associated with Him.”

The Holy Prophet said: “What right have they (bondsmen) upon Him in case they do it?”

He (Mu’adh) said: “Allah and His Apostle know best.”

The Holy Prophet said: “That He would not punish them.”

[Muslim, Hadith 48]