Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) narrates that he heard Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) saying:

Everyone of you is a guardian and is responsible for his charge; the ruler is a guardian and is responsible for his subjects, the man is a guardian of his family and responsible for his charges, a woman is a guardian of her husband’s house and responsible for her charges, and the servant is a guardian of his master’s property and is responsible for his charge. Everyone of you is a guardian and responsible for his charges.’

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 2558)



  • During the current state of lockdown in many cities around the world, one should focus on creating/maintaining a healthy Islamic environment inside the home. That’s our first responsibility, before we focus on anything outside.
  • Use this spare time to ‘reconstruct’ your home and homely manners.
  • Focus on what was lacking and make efforts to improve on it.
  • Spend additional time in dhikr, du’a, tilawah etc in collective gatherings with one’s wife and kids. In addition to drawing Allah’s mercy, this will bond the family immensely.
  • Passing time on television and the Internet could cause more devastation than the pandemic itself.
  • One should dedicate time daily for Quran recital throughout Ramadan as well as during the lockdown period. The Quran is a cure for all problems. It’s recital also protects one’s mental state from deteriorating.


May Allah Ta’ala grant ‘afiyah to the entire Ummah.



التخريج من المصادر العربية

صحيح البخاري (٢٥٥٨): حدثنا أبو اليمان، أخبرنا شعيب، عن الزهري، قال: أخبرني سالم بن عبد الله، عن عبد الله بن عمر رضي الله عنهما، أنه: سمع رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول: «كلكم راع ومسئول عن رعيته، فالإمام راع ومسئول عن رعيته، والرجل في أهله راع وهو مسئول عن رعيته، والمرأة في بيت زوجها راعية وهي مسئولة عن رعيتها، والخادم في مال سيده راع وهو مسئول عن رعيته»، قال: فسمعت هؤلاء من النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم، وأحسب النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: «والرجل في مال أبيه راع ومسئول عن رعيته، فكلكم راع وكلكم مسئول عن رعيته».