Hospitality

Posted on 04/03/2012 by marina

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HOSPITALITY Arabic ziyafah ضيافة
It is related that Muhammad said:-
“Whoever believes in God and in the Day of Resurrection must respect his guest.”
“If a Muslim be the guest of a people and he spends the whole night without being entertained, it shall be lawful for every Muslim present to take money and grain necessary for the entertainment of the man.”
“It is according to my practice that the host shall come out with his guest to the door of his house.” (Mishkat, book xix. ch. ii.)
Hospitality is enjoined in the Qur’an. Surah iv. 40: “Show kindness to your parents, and to your kindred, and to orphans, and to the poor, and to your neighbor who is a stranger, and the companion who is strange and to the son of the road.

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam