• Rights of the Eldest Child

    Sa`id ibn al-`As related that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “The right of an elder brother over the younger ones is like the right of the father over his children.” [Bayhaqi, Sh`ab al-Iman]

    It is also related in a similar wording in Tabarani’s al-Mu`jam al-Kabir wherein Haytami notes that it contains Waqidi who is weak. Munawi, too, notes that al-`Iraqi considered its chain to be weak. [Haytami, Majma` al-Zawa’id; Munawi, Fayd al-Qadir]
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