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Consanguinal Relations

Consanguinal Relations الرَّحِم

Reconciliation with One's Kin

فَضلُ صِلَةِ الرَّحِمِ

1ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): إنَّ أعجَلَ الخَيرِ ثَواباً صِلةُ الرَّحِمِ.

1– The Prophet (S) said, 'Verily the good deed to be rewarded the fastest is reconciliation with one's kin.’[al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 152, no. 15]

2ـ رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): سِرْ سَنَةً صِلْ رَحِمَكَ.

2– The Prophet (S) said, 'If you want to be happy the whole year, reconcile with your kin.’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 74, p. 103, no. 61]

The Benefits of Maintaing Relations With One’s Kin

آثارُ صِلَةِ الرَّحِمِ

3ـ فاطمةُ الزَّهراءُ (عَلَيهَا الّسَلامُ): فَرَضَ اللّه‏ُ صِلَةَ الأرحامِ مَنماةً لِلعدَدِ.

3– Fatima al-Zahra’ (a.s.) said, 'Allah made the maintenance of relations with one's kin obligatory in order to maintain growth in population.’[Bihar al-Anwar, p. 94, no. 23]

4ـ الإمامُ الحسينُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَن سَرَّهُ أن يُنسَأ في أجَلِهِ ، ويُزادَ في رِزقِهِ ، فَلْيَصِلْ رَحِمَهُ.

4– Imam al-Husayn (a.s.) said, 'Whoever would like an increase in his lifespan and in his sustenance should maintain relations with his kin.’[Bihar al-Anwar, p. 91, no. 15]

5ـ الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): صِلَةُ الأرحامِ تُزَكِّي الأعمالَ وتُنْمِي الأموالَ ، وتَدفَعُ البَلوى ، وتُيَسِّرُ الحِسابَ وتُنسِئُ في الأجَلِ.

5– Imam al-Baqir (a.s.) said, 'Maintaining relations with one's kin purifies one's actions, brings about an increase in wealth, repels misfortunes, eases the account [on the Day of Resurrection], and delays one's appointed time of death .’[al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 150, no. 4]

6ـ الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): صلةُ الأرحامِ تُحَسِّنُ الخُلُقَ وتُسَمِّحُ الكَفَّ وتُطَيِّبُ النَّفْسَ ، وتَزِيدُ في الرّزقِ وتُنسِئُ في الأجَلِ .

6– Imam al-Baqir (a.s.) said, 'Maintaining relations with one's kin improves one's character, brings about open-handedness and cheerfulness, increases in one's sustenance, and delays one's appointed time of death.’[al-Kafi, p. 152, no. 12]

7ـ الإمامُ الهاديُّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لَمّا كَلَّمَ اللّه‏ُ عزّوجلّ موسى ابنَ عِمرانَ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) قالَ موسى: إلهي ... ما جَزاءُ مَن وَصَلَ رَحِمَهُ ؟ قالَ: يا موسى، أنسَأُ لَهُ أجَلَهُ، واُهَوِّنُ علَيهِ سَكَراتِ المَوتِ.

7– Imam al-Hadi (a.s.) said, 'When Allah allowed [Prophet] Moses son of Amran (a.s.) to converse with Him, Moses (a.s.) asked, 'My God, what is the reward of one who maintains relations with his kin?’ He replied, 'O Moses, I delay the appointed time of his death, and ease the pangs of death for him.’[Amali al-Saduq, p. 173, no. 8]

Reconciling With One Who Cuts You Off

صِلَةُ القاطِعِ

8ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): لا تَقطَعْ رَحِمَكَ وإن قَطَعَتكَ.

8– The Prophet (S) said, 'Do not cut off your kin even if they cut you off.’[al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 347, no. 6]

9ـ الإمامُ الحسينُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنّ أوصَلَ الناسِ مَن وَصَلَ مَن قَطَعَهُ.

9– Imam al-Husayn (a.s.) said, 'The best reconciler is he who reconciles with one who cut him off.’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 74, p. 400, no. 41]

Caution against Cutting Ties With One's Kin

التَّحذيرُ عَن قَطيعَةِ الرَّحِمِ

10ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): إنّ الملائكةَ لا تَنزِلُ على قَومٍ فيهِم قاطِعُ رَحِمٍ .

10– The Prophet (S) said, 'Verily divine mercy does not spread over a people if among them lives one who has cut ties with his kin.’[Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 6978]

11ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إذا قَطَعُوا الأرحامَ جُعِلَتِ الأموالُ في أيدِي الأشرارِ .

11– Imam Ali (a.s.) said, 'If they cut off ties with their kin, their wealth will be placed at the disposal of evil people.’[al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 348, no. 8]

12ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الذُّنوبُ التي تُعَجِّلُ الفَناءَ قَطيعَةُ الرَّحِمِ .

12– Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, 'The sin that hastens one's death is cutting off ties with one's kin.’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 74, p. 94, no. 23]

The Least One Can Do To Maintain Relations With One's Kin

أقَلُّ ما يوصَلُ بِهِ الرَّحِمُ

13ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): صِلُوا أرحامَكُم ولو بِالسَّلامِ.

13– The Prophet (S) said, 'Maintain relations with your kin even if it be with a mere greeting (salam).’[Tuhaf al-’Uqul, p. 57]

14ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): صِلْ رَحِمَكَ ولو بِشَربَةٍ مِن ماءٍ، وأفضَلُ ما تُوصَلُ بهِ الرَّحِمُ كَفُّ الأذى عَنها.

14– Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, 'Maintain relations with your kin even if it be by offering them a drink of water. The best way to maintain relations is to refrain from hurting them in any way.’[al-Kafi, v. 2,p. 151, no. 9]